حفلة 2024

EGYPES 2024 kicks off on February 19 driving energy transition, security, decarbonisation

The anticipated Egypt Energy Show (EGYPES) 2024 is set to open its doors from 19–21 February 2024 in Cairo, as the cornerstone for global energy dialogue for Africa and the Mediterranean.

Under the patronage of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and supported by the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, EGYPES 2024 is poised to take place under the rubric: Driving Energy Transition, Security, and Decarbonisation. As the epicentre for global energy dialogue in Africa and the Mediterranean, the event is underway to be the most pivotal edition to date.

The show is expected to attract over 35,000 attendees and 2,200 delegates spanning the entire energy supply and value chains. EGYPES 2024 will engage in comprehensive discussions concerning worldwide energy dynamics, the latest industry trends, regional progress, and collective actions to achieving net-zero emissions.

Petroleum Minister Tarek el-Molla underscored EGYPES’s transformative role in the regional energy landscape, stating, “EGYPES has evolved into a cornerstone of the African and Mediterranean energy ecosystem, acting as a catalyst for business and investment in the regional energy market.”

“Each year, we witness substantial growth, increased interest, and the formation of invaluable partnerships, thereby accelerating Egypt’s ascendancy as a regional energy hub.”

In light of the pressing imperative of addressing net-zero agendas, EGYPES 2024 is set to delve into the formidable challenges and opportunities inherent in achieving profound carbon reductions. It will champion influential thought leadership on accelerating the transition to sustainable energy production, with a focus on decarbonisation and methane reduction strategies. As the energy transition continues to materialise, industry players are set to steer this journey as champions of change, actively promoting decarbonisation initiatives and delivering a secure and equitable energy supply for all.

“We look forward to EGYPES as a vital opportunity, bringing together key industry players, government stakeholders, and the Egyptian Ministry to engage in constructive discussions regarding energy security, investments in oil and gas, and the transition towards a lower carbon, lower emissions, and sustainable future.” John Ardill, vice president of ExxonMobil, said.

In a world marked by evolving geopolitical tensions and intersecting crises, the oil, gas, and energy sectors remain resilient. Markets are constantly in flux, and partnerships continue to evolve, all under the pervasive influence of climate mandates that govern government, policy, and industry. The demand for affordable and secured energy supplies necessitates ongoing access to financing for climate-conscious, low-carbon, and transformative fossil fuels.

EGYPES 2024 will host a multifaceted conference programme, featuring more than 80 insightful sessions and showcasing the expertise of over 300 international thought leaders and speakers. The highly anticipated Strategic Conference will explore six key themes, namely Pushing Decarbonisation and Energy Transition as an Industry Commitment, Driving Climate-Centric Fossil Fuels for a Smooth Energy Transition, Transforming Future Economies and Societies – Are We in a Poly or Permacrisis?, Business and Operating Models of Future Energy Systems, Energy Security and Affordability Today Versus Net-Zero by 2050, and The Green, Clean, and Renewable Energy Conundrum.

Ministerial-led discussions include the participation of Minister Tarek el-Molla; Timor-Leste Minister of Petroleum Francisco da Costa Monteiro; besides Haitham Al Ghais, Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC); and Omar Farouq Ibrahim, Secretary General of the African Petroleum Producers Association (APPO). This is in addition to Nasser Kamel, Secretary General of Union for the Mediterranean (UfM); Osama Mobarez, Secretary General of East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF); Houda Ben Jannet Allal, General Director of Obsérvatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie ed du Climate (OMEC); and Jamal Al Loughani, Secretary General of Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC).

Steering the dialogue on energy security, transformation and transition are CEOs and executives from renowned national and international oil, gas, and energy companies. This distinguished group involves notable leaders such as Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Eni; Terje Pilskog, CEO of Scatec; Musabbeh Alkaabi, executive director of Low Carbon Solutions & International Growth at ADNOC; Ali Al Jarwan, CEO of Dragon Oil; and Maria Rita Galli, CEO of DESFA. This in addition to Stefano Venier, CEO of Snam; Song Yu, executive chairman of United Energy Group and CEO of Kuwait Energy; Andreas Shiamishis, CEO of HELLENiQ Energy; and Moath Al Rawi, CEO of Argas.

EGYPES will also host the inaugural Africa Dialogue Conference, a platform bringing together influential African stakeholders, including government officials, financial institutions, economists, and energy thought leaders. Experts are set to address critical challenges related to policies, regulations, natural gas infrastructure development, and Africa’s potential to leverage its abundant energy resources for a more prosperous and sustainable energy future.
With a projected $1 billion investment in the energy sector across Egypt’s Western Desert region, EGYPES 2024 is set to expand its scope to address the growing urgency in energy supply and demand. The exhibition will welcome over 500 energy solutions and technology providers representing the entire energy value chain. It will be offering limitless opportunities for all stakeholders to directly engage with global leaders, exploring partnerships, discussing future business endeavours, and fostering new connections to advance their roles and align growth agendas. The exhibition will feature 12 country pavilions and host 26 national oil firms, international oil companies, and integrated energy companies.

At the heart of the 2024 exhibition is the newly introduced Future Energy Zone & Theatre, an immersive platform designed to present a comprehensive showcase of energy innovations. Leaving no aspect of energy transition left behind, the Zone promises to be a game-changer for exhibitors and visitors alike. With a specialised focus on decarbonisation, hydrogen, digitalisation, and alternative energy, the Future Energy Zone & Theatre will also facilitate discussions on the regional implications of emerging industry advancements and the roles of both small and large entities in shaping the future of energy for Egypt, the region, and the global energy economies.

Expanding into new horizons, EGYPES 2024 is set to feature the inaugural CLIMATECH Challenge, inviting energy start-ups to pitch resilient business models and innovations. This initiative seeks to expedite regional adaptations, underscoring the vital role of climate technology in advancing toward a decarbonised future and highlighting undiscovered energy entrepreneurs.

Addressing financial mechanisms and capital market tools to support future energy systems, the EGYPES 2024 Finance and Investment in Energy Conference will bring together energy leaders, sustainable finance experts, and climate professionals to address the economic uncertainties facing global economies.

The EGYPES 2024 Equality in Energy Conference is set to unite global industry experts, including organisational change management, inclusion, and sustainability leaders, driving discussions on how talent strategy is becoming a paramount priority in shaping a people-centred energy future.

In addition to the overarching the event’s theme, the EGYPES Energy Awards will take centre stage, honouring trailblazers and energy pioneers making headlines in energy, whose contributions have been instrumental in advancing the global energy landscape towards achieving net-zero emissions and enabling transformational change for people, organisations and economies.

The EGYPES Young Professional Programme is designed to inspire and equip young professionals for successful careers in a fair working environment. To facilitate exclusive networking opportunities, the EGYPES Energy Club (EEC) will continue to elevate the event as a private membership club lounge, where industry veterans and C-suite leaders can connect and explore critical partnerships for the future. Serving as the destination for all energy stakeholders, the Energy Club will set the stage for inking agreements and MOUs, executive meetings, and media-free networking, enabling energy negotiations and decisions of national and global significance.

Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East regions have emerged as focal points for discussions on the role these markets play in the global energy landscape with a focus on climate-conscious solutions. Urgently addressing net-zero agendas, EGYPES 2024 welcomes all to get involved, and become part of the conversation to advance rapidly to accelerate collaborative action, driving energy transition, security and decarbonisation.

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