About the Summit

With current uncertainty on the pace of economic revival, global corporations have begun venturing into untapped markets to ensure business continuity during and post pandemic.

To comply with evolving economic scenarios and to safeguard business survival in a climate-conscious world, the global energy industry is revisiting its business and investment strategies - augmenting the responsibilities vested in its finance and investment leaders.

The second edition of the EGYPS Finance & Investment Summit gathers global leaders to emphasise the magnitude of developing innovative governance, investment, and cost management models for the energy value chain to overcome future economic turbulences whilst paving the way for a global decarbonised economy.

Fully supported by and in alignment with the objectives of the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, the inaugural Global Finance and Investment Awards recognise the achievements of senior finance leaders in the global energy space for their contributions to the industry.

About the Summit

With current uncertainty on the pace of economic revival, global corporations have begun venturing into untapped markets to ensure business continuity during and post pandemic.

To comply with evolving economic scenarios and to safeguard business survival in a climate-conscious world, the global energy industry is revisiting its business and investment strategies - augmenting the responsibilities vested in its finance and investment leaders.

The second edition of the EGYPS Finance & Investment Summit gathers global leaders to emphasise the magnitude of developing innovative governance, investment, and cost management models for the energy value chain to overcome future economic turbulences whilst paving the way for a global decarbonised economy.

Fully supported by and in alignment with the objectives of the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, the inaugural Global Finance and Investment Awards recognise the achievements of senior finance leaders in the global energy space for their contributions to the industry.

 SUMMIT AGENDA

10:00 – 10:15
Ministerial keynote
Reactivating global economies through pioneering fiscal policies
  • Governments and global financial entities have been crucial to helping the world recover from the recent economic turmoil. As the third-largest Arab economy, how did Egypt implement efficient fiscal policies to drive national growth amidst market uncertainty? What were the effects of the policy amendments on foreign investments into the country?

    Attendee insights

    This session highlights the crucial role of government bodies, particularly the Ministry of Finance, in realigning fiscal responsibilities to address the immediate priorities through various stimulus packages and support economic growth.

10:15 - 11:00
Panel discussion
Bolstering international partnerships to boost energy investments and support project financing
  • In line with the climate goals, oil and gas supermajors have set progressive strategies to balance clean energy and hydrocarbon investments across their global portfolios. How can governments and energy companies activate regional and global partnerships to enhance future investments? With changing priorities, how can the energy sector benefit from such partnerships and investment models? Will future investments be destined only for greener alternatives or will they support new hydrocarbon asset development and support energy security?

    Attendee insights:

    A key session to understand the significance of novel partnership and investment models in the energy value chain as the world switches to cleaner alternatives, and what it means for the future of the energy industry.

    • Steve Lutes Steve Lutes
      Vice President - Middle East
      US Chamber of Commerce
    • Zakaria Dosso Zakaria Dosso
      Managing Director - Africa Energy Investments Corporation
      African Petroleum Producers’ Organisation (APPO)
11:00 - 11:45
Panel discussion
Forward-looking financial strategies for the energy industry
  • With oil prices back to pre-pandemic levels, how are energy companies implementing lessons learned during the recent market turmoil to prepare for the future? Can financial restructuring alone help the energy industry survive global economic woes and execute future projects? How are finance leaders managing the uncertainty around capital expenditures on offshore and deep water projects and complying with growing investor demands?

    Attendee insights

    A key session for energy finance leaders to gain insights on formulating futuristic finance and investment strategies to maintain cash flow and business continuity and sustainability during price falls and economic volatility.

    • Santiago Redondo Santiago Redondo
      CFO - Global Operations
      Baker Hughes
    • Panos Benos Panos Benos
      CFO
      Energean
    • James Smith James Smith
      CFO
      Capricorn Energy
    • Mohamed Mostafa Mohamed Mostafa
      Head of Finance
      PICO Cheiron
11:45 - 12:15
Fireside chat
Energy investments outlook: implications of climate change and volatile commodity prices on future energy financing
  • With mounting pressure from investors and shareholders to comply with climate regulations, how are energy companies revisiting their investment priorities? How will the shift in hydrocarbon investment patterns affect developing nations and how can financial institutions and governments bridge the gap to maintain energy security? As more energy companies transform into integrated energy companies, can we expect a chain of asset consolidations and mergers in the coming years?

    Attendee insights:

    An important discussion for energy professionals to gain insights on the future of hydrocarbon investments amidst growing climate regulations around the world.

12:15 - 13:00
Panel discussion
Driving digital transformation for a net zero energy industry
  • The weak demand for commodities during the pandemic has heightened the importance of investing in digital technologies. Are global energy leaders beginning to understand the sheer value of digitalisation in today’s rapidly changing business environment? How can digital technologies support energy transition and help achieve net zero?

    Attendee insights

    This discussion will focus on the significance of digital investments in the energy industry to break operational silos, protect critical assets from cyber attacks, and ensure a consistent return on investments in the long run whilst paving the way for a net zero economy.

    • Karim Badawi Karim Badawi
      Managing Director - Egypt and East Mediterranean
      Schlumberger
    • Hoda Mansour Hoda Mansour
      Head of Business Process Intelligence - EMEA
      SAP
    • Colin Hu Colin Hu
      President - North Africa Region, Cloud & AI Business Group
      Huawei Technologies
    • Ganesh Pattabhiraman Ganesh Pattabhiraman
      Vice President - Digital Transformation and Lifecycle Services
      Emerson
14:00 – 14:45
Panel discussion
Unlocking energy markets of the future: investments and regulations to support the hydrogen economy
  • Governments and businesses around the world are taking considerable actions to support the low-carbon transition. As a cleaner and commercially viable option, how are global institutions eyeing hydrogen as a potential investment avenue to fuel the net-zero goal? How are oil and gas leaders, governments, and financial institutions working together to frame policies and fund technology R&D to produce hydrogen and support the development of transmission and distribution infrastructure?

    Attendee insights

    A must-attend session for energy leaders to gain insights on investing in the hydrogen market to create climate-conscious energy businesses.

    • Hara Sidiropoulou Hara Sidiropoulou
      Head of Energy Markets and Transactions South Europe, Middle East,
      Africa and Latin America
      DNV
14:45 – 15:15
Billion dollar questions (Live Q&A)
Risks, returns, and regulations
  • In line with ambitious goals to transform into a decarbonised economy, global investors have begun divesting from oil and gas investments. With an overwhelming risk atmosphere, in addition to climate regulations, how can oil and gas companies survive in the coming decades and how can financial institutions support the survival of the industry? What potential investment risks must be overcome to ensure business continuity?

    Attendee insights

    Experts from the oil & gas industry, as well as financial institutions, will discuss and take questions from the audience on their plans to address the macroeconomic risks and prepare for the years ahead.

    • Ahmed Shams El Din Ahmed Shams El Din
      Managing Director and Head of Research
      EFG Hermes
    • Khalil El Bawab Khalil El Bawab
      CEO
      Misr Capital
15:15 – 16:00
Panel discussion
Accelerating sustainable investments: challenges and opportunities in the path to net-zero
  • As drivers of global climate financing, green bond issuance has surpassed $350bn in Q3 2021. How are governments and financial institutions prioritising their transition into low carbon, resource-efficient economies by promoting new ESG-compliant energy projects and sustainable financing? How can developing economies leverage the sustainable debt market to invest in low-carbon projects? And how can enegy companies benefit from ESG-linked transition revenue bonds to meet their climate goals?

    Attendee insights

    This session will outline how global energy leaders and investors are rethinking their investment priorities balancing between low carbon and renewable energy projects enabling a smooth energy transition.

    • Sara Ibrahim MODERATOR
      Sara Ibrahim
      Head of Private Investments Unit
      Regional Centre for Renewable Energy Efficiency (RCREE)
    • Regis Monfront Regis Monfront
      Deputy CEO
      Crédit Agricole Corporate and
      Investment Bank
    • Dr Ahmed Gamal Dr Ahmed Gamal
      Deputy Chairman
      Export Development Bank of Egypt
    • Alfredo Abad Alfredo Abad
      Head of the Regional Representation for the Near East
      European Investment Bank
16:00 - 16:30
Global Finance & Investment Awards Ceremony
  • The inaugural Global Finance and Investment Awards will recognise the achievements of exceptional senior finance executives and institutions that have supported the development of the global energy value chain. The winners and highly-commended of the below categories will be awarded during the ceremony:

    • Finance Leader of the Year
    • Financial Institution of the Year

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