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Day 2

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Day 2 – January 15, 2023

Keynote remarks

Francesco La Camera, Director-General, IRENA
H.E. Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment and Ministerial Coordinator and Climate Envoy for COP27, Arab Republic of Egypt

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The road to COP28: Ambition, inclusivity, and equity

H.E. Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment and Ministerial Coordinator and Climate Envoy for COP27, Arab Republic of Egypt
Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, Climate Change High-Level Champion for COP27, Egypt; Special Envoy on Financing 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, United Nations
Damilola Ogunbiyi, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and CEO, Sustainable Energy for All

MODERATOR
David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

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Fireside chat: Energy transition accelerator

John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, US Department of State
Andrew Steer, President & CEO, Bezos Earth Fund
Elizabeth Yee, Executive Vice President of Programs, The Rockefeller Foundation

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Frederick Kempe, President and CEO, Atlantic Council

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Emerging markets: Net-zero pathways in the developing world

KEYNOTE: H.E. Alparslan Bayraktar, Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Republic of Türkiye
Otmane Benamar, Chief Technology Officer, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, GE Gas Power
Mary Burce Warlick, Deputy Executive Director, International Energy Agency
Isabel Munilla, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy for Market Development, Climate, and Multilateral Engagement, US Department of Energy
Daniel Schroth, Director, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Department, African Development Bank

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Eithne Treanor, CEO, ETreanor Media

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Overcoming the biggest challenges that stand in the way of a net-zero developing world

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Simultaneous sessions

After the Inflation Reduction Act: How will the global climate effort change?

Ben Backwell, CEO, Global Wind Energy Council
Lee Beck, Senior Director, Clean Air Task Force
Brad Crabtree, Assistant Secretary, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, Department of Energy
Tim Holt, Member of the Executive Board and Labor Director, Siemens Energy
Julian Mylchreest, Executive Vice Chairman of Global Corporate & Investment Banking, Bank of America

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David Goldwyn, Chairman, Energy Advisory Group, Atlantic Council

What’s next for Africa’s energy transition?

KEYNOTE: Amadou Hott, Special Envoy and Global Champion, Alliance for Green Infrastructure in Africa; Former Minister Economy, Planning and International cooperation, Republic of Senegal
Ana Hajduka, Founder & CEO, Africa GreenCo Group and GreenCo Power Services Limited
Andrew Herscowitz, Chief Development Officer, US International Development Finance Corporation
Norman Moyo, CEO, Distributed Power Africa

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Kelsey Warner, Future Editor, The National

What’s next for South and Southeast Asia?

Dannif Danusaputro, Chief Executive Officer, Pertamina New & Renewable Energy
Jonathan Goh, Director of External Relations, Energy Market Authority of Singapore
Dr. Kazutomo Irie, President, Asia Pacific Energy Research Center
Diep Nguyen van Houtte, Senior Manager, International Finance Corporation

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Ailun Yang, Environmental Program Manager, Bloomberg Philanthropies

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Competition for critical minerals

Amos Hochstein, Special Presidential Coordinator for Global Infrastructure and Energy Security, US Department of State

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Helima Croft, Managing Director, Global Commodity Strategy, RBC Capital Markets

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Simultaneous sessions

Models for net-zero value chains: Infrastructure, interconnectivity, and finance

KEYNOTE: Jasim Husain Thabet, Group CEO, TAQA
Eng. Fahad Alajlan, President, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center
Dr. -Ing. Christian Bruch, President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Energy AG
Marisa Drew, Chief Sustainability Officer, Standard Chartered
Andrew Herscowitz, Chief Development Officer, US International Development Finance Corporation
Lorenzo Simonelli, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Baker Hughes

MODERATOR
Phillip Cornell, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council Global Energy Center; Principal for Energy and Sustainability, Economist Impact

Decarbonizing trade systems

Allard Castelein, CEO, Port Authority of Rotterdam
George David Banks, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council
Deborah Lehr, CEO, Edelman Global Advisory
Ann Mettler, Vice President, Europe, Breakthrough Energy
Evita Moawad, United Nations’ Industrial Decarbonization Organization

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Robert Nakhel, Sky News Arabia

Facilitating a nuclear-powered net zero future

Ana Birchall, Special Envoy for Strategic and International Affairs, Nuclearelectrica
Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Climate and Environment, Poland
Joseph McBrearty, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Daniel Poneman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Centrus Energy Corp.

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Jennifer Gordon, Director, Nuclear Energy Policy Initiative, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council

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Nuclear energy is ready for a breakout moment—if it can find the fuel

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Simultaneous sessions

Critical mineral supply chains: Capacity, resiliency, and sustainability

KEYNOTE: H.E. Arifin Tasrif, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Republic of Indonesia
Jason Bloom, Head of Fixed Income and Commodity ETF Strategy, Invesco
Rod Colwell, Chief Executive Officer, Controlled Thermal Resources
Frank Fannon, Managing Director, Fannon Global Advisors
Helaina Matza, Director, Energy Transformation, Bureau of Energy Resources, US Department of State

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Reed Blakemore, Deputy Director, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council

Energy transition in the MENA region

Olivia Azadegan, Energy Transition Director, MENA, Clean Air Task Force
Marco Margheri,  Head of US Relations, Eni
Robin Mills, CEO, Qamar Energy
Jennifer Sara, Global Director for Climate Change Group, The World Bank Group 
Amena Bakr, Deputy Bureau Chief, Energy Intelligence Group

What’s next for hydrogen

H.E. Eng. Yousif Al Ali, Assistant Undersecretary for Electricity, Water, and Future Energy Affairs, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, United Arab Emirates
Marco Alvera, Co-Founder, Zhero; Chief Executive Officer, Tree Energy Solutions
Hussein Fouad El Ghazzawy, Senior Energy and Industry Consultant, LYNX
Meg Gentle, Executive Director, High Impact Fuels
Shuayb Ismail, Associate Partner and Head of Partnerships, Xynteo

MODERATOR
Randolph Bell, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council

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Leadership fireside chat

Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy, European Commission

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Amb. Richard Morningstar, Founding Chairman, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council

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Press

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Closing remarks

Frederick Kempe, President and CEO, Atlantic Council
Landon Derentz, Senior Director, Global Energy Center; Richard Morningstar Chair for Global Energy Security, Atlantic Council

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