ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

Globally, energy transition and the reshaping of markets continue at pace, despite ongoing challenges of the global pandemic and unprecedented lockdowns experienced across countries and industries.

As the world prepares for its new norm, governments, industries and businesses are actively adapting their forward-looking strategies to ensure rapid economic and industry recovery.

Egypt and the Mediterranean continue to strengthen their presence on the international oil and gas map with the recently signed agreement between Egypt and Greece on their maritime boundaries creating an exclusive economic zone allowing both countries to exploit and maximise their natural resources.

Similarly, the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) headed by Egypt, and its member countries remain committed to developing and fast-tracking the regional gas market and creating an energy trading hub.

The EGYPS Strategic Conference gathers global leaders from the energy value chain to frame innovative strategies that develop worldwide energy markets and consciously contribute to global clean energy goals whilst creating commercial business and partnership opportunities.

14:00 – 14:20

Opening Ceremony

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14:20 - 15:10

Ministerial and Policy Panel Discussion
Modernising global energy policies for economic and industry transformation

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  • The role of the energy industry is critical for the prosperity of the global economy. The current economic reboot has provided the opportunity to set forward-thinking strategies for growth and development. As historical energy policies become less effective for the new economy, governments and organisations must work together to outline dynamic policies and frameworks to ensure market stability and mitigate future economic uncertainties.

    Attendee insights:

    This session highlights the influence of volatile hydrocarbon prices on fiscal budgets and the significance of formulating collaborative policy changes to maintain energy equilibrium during market turmoil. Attendees will also gain insights on the significance of developing futuristic economic models to balance the energy mix.

15:10 - 16:00

Global Business Leaders Session The road to recovery:
Collaborative frameworks to ensure business resilience and profitability

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  • The oil and gas industry is no stranger to cyclical downturns caused either by demand or supply shocks. With the ongoing onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, major oil and gas producers continue to restructure their economic outlooks and business goals to mitigate its effects. How are global governments and businesses collaborating to address short-term economic and industry recovery?

    Attendee insights:

    This discussion will emphasise the implications of the recent global lockdown on the oil and gas industry and underline the importance of augmenting international collaboration to future-proof the energy industry for business growth and resilience.

16:00 - 16:45

Global Business Leaders Session Net-zero:
Shifting the traditional paradigms of the global energy industry

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  • As industry commitment to reducing its global carbon footprint accelerates, leading oil and gas companies have pledged to spend more on clean energy and tackle climate change by realigning their investment priorities. How are energy companies harnessing this transition to become net-zero by 2050?

    Attendee insights:

    A must-attend session for government leaders and business executives to gain clarity on the vitality of formulating innovative strategies and business frameworks to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the energy value chain.

17:00 - 18:00

Strategic Roundtable Discussions

  • ROUNDTABLE 1: Unlocking the shared goal of energy autonomy through futuristic gas markets
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    Energy security plays a significant role in developing economies. The additional priority of reducing global carbon footprints creates a need for effective regulations and increased cooperation amongst players of regional and global energy markets. How can energy forums like the East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) boost regional cooperation and augment efficient gas markets for global climateconscious energy security?

    Attendee insights:

    This session will highlight the importance of promoting international cooperation within regional governments and energy majors to create a transformative energy market

  • ROUNDTABLE 2: Developing a sustainable downstream value chain to meet future demands
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    Petrochemical products provide substantial benefits to society and economies but have equally been facing recent globalenvironmental challenges. In a market that’s driven by freefalling feedstock prices coupled with declining demand for petrochemicals, there is a need to remove siloed operating models in the downstream sector to meet future demands while creating long-term sustainable value chains. How is the global downstream industry embracing this transformation?

    Attendee insights:

    A key session for energy leaders highlighting the significance of global sustainable development models to balance downstream business goals and facilitate a sustainable transition

  • ROUNDTABLE 3: Accelerating a decarbonised gas economy whilst minimising socio-economic constraints
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    Coordinated action is required from all industry verticals including governments and citizens to embrace low-carbon alternatives to accelerate the transition into clean energy. How can global economies reinforce impactful policies to foster an integrated economy driven by gas and create effective pathways for decarbonisation?

    Attendee insights:

    This roundtable discussion will address policy restructures undertaken by leading economies that will enable a smooth transition into a decarbonised ecosystem

  • ROUNDTABLE 4: Innovative financing models for the energy industry
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    Global economic conditions have dramatically changed the financial models of the energy industry, with traditional strategies fast becoming outdated. As uncertainty revolves around the nature of economic recovery, how can stateowned enterprises as well as private energy players reshape future funding opportunities for the energy industry?

    Attendee insights:

    An important discussion for global energy leaders to strategise future investments in the energy value chain whilst balancing the clean energy transition initiatives of the business

10:00 - 10:50

Global Business Leaders Session
The importance of transformative business strategies to streamline global energy trade

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  • The practical implications of the current global crisis has halted several oil & gas operations and limited spending on energy projects supplemented cost reductions. In a period of continued market instability, how are global energy leaders formulating effective strategies to mitigate future industry and economic turmoil?

    Attendee insights:

    An important discussion for global oil & gas leaders and policymakers to understand the influence of regulatory decisions on energy investments, diversification of traditional business paradigms through low-carbon alternatives like gas, as well as the significance of balancing strategic business objectives and emission norms.

10:50 - 11:40

Global Business Leaders Session
Catalysing low-carbon transition through hydrocarbons

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  • Since the signing of the 2016 Paris Agreement, oil and gas companies have been facing existential questions and pressures on their role in reducing carbon footprints, contributing to the global energy transition. Governments across the globe also play a significant role in directing their economic spending on low-carbon energy sources. How are governments and energy companies working together to catalyse the low-carbon transition?

    Attendee insights:

    This session will focus on the gravity of global policy frameworks, regulations - including the IEA’s Sustainable Development Scenarios (SDS) - and symbiotic strategies for governments and energy companies to develop low-carbon technologies and become net-zero paving the way for a sustainable energy transition.

11:40 - 12:20

Global Business Leaders Session
The future of petrochemicals: A forecast on the shifting landscape of the downstream industry

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  • The downstream industry has been experiencing a dual shock of late due to declining global demand for refined petroleum products coupled with increased inventories and free falling prices. How is this critical industry responding to this shift in the current economic pattern and what is the impact on the future of other allied industries that rely on refined hydrocarbons?

    Attendee insights:

    A must-attend discussion for oil & gas decision-makers to understand the impact of the global lockdown on the downstream industry and the importance of revamping focus areas including trading, fuel regulations, pricing exposure, and shoring up global inventories.

12:20 - 13:00

Global Business Leaders Session
The crucial link: Up-scaling midstream infrastructure to forge disruptive energy trading hubs

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  • Historically insulated from volatile commodity prices due to long-term usage contracts, the midstream industry is currently experiencing an unprecedented decline in cash flow due to weakening upstream customer contract structures, coupled with falling downstream demand. As the industry embraces low-carbon alternatives like natural gas and hydrogen, how are companies assessing midstream projects and what does the future hold for this important connector of upstream and downstream?

    Attendee insights:

    An important session for global energy leaders to learn how visionary business models and integrated efforts are transforming the midstream industry to create transformative energy hubs of the future whilst exploring innovative storage and transportation options to meet global supply-demand requirements.

14:00 - 14:50

Global Business Leaders Session
Connected energy ecosystem: Billion-dollar savings through innovation and digitalisation

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  • Digital innovation is no stranger to the oil and gas industry, with seismic and well log information already amounting to terabytes of data per day. The game changer lies in how the data being collected will be used to remove the barriers of digital silos and create a connected oil & gas ecosystem. How are future energy leaders making use of digitalisation to reduce operational costs, boost workforce and customer connectivity and fast-track global energy transition?

    Attendee insights:

    A prime session for global energy leaders to accentuate how technology adoption throughout the entire energy value chain is enabling cost-benefits including investments in future-ready technologies like big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

14:50 - 15:40

Global Business Leaders Session
Egypt:Leading international cooperation to pioneer progressive gas markets

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  • As the world gradually transitions into low-carbon energy, the significance of natural gas in global geopolitics and energy security have become crucial. How is Egypt fostering its relations with regional and global energy players and governments to facilitate futuristic gas markets?

    Attendee insights:

    This key interview will summarise Egypt’s plans in the coming years to achieve the common goal of fortifying international relations to alleviate economic barriers for harvesting it’s natural gas reserves and mineral resources, promoting the development of global gas markets and transforming into a regional energy trading hub.

15:40

Closing remarks and close of EGYPS 2021 Strategic Conference

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