The Global Energy Leaders Summit took place at the Millennium Mayfair, London on 18-19 September 2012.

Bringing together the sector's most distinguished leaders, innovators, policy makers and thought leaders we were able to explore the shifting landscape of global energy, and gain valuable insights into the roadblocks and potential solutions to the challenges ahead.

On Demand video from the Summit is available to view now [watch video], an overview of the event can be found on our YouTube page [watch vidoe] and a selection of photos from the two days can be found in our Gallery [view].





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"I think events like this are hugely important because of the opportunity to share information worldwide and bring together people from around the world. The dynamics in the room are excellent, I thought the interaction between the crowd and the speakers was very good and there was a very broad understanding of the world energy scene." 

- Patrick D Daniel, CEO, Enbridge

"Today brought together a lot of opinion formers and a lot of key members of the industry. It allowed them to exchange views both formally and informally."        

- Chris Skrebowski, Founding Director, Peak Oil Consulting                                                         

Co-Chaired by:  



Ed Crooks
US Energy & Industry Editor
Financial Times 


Sylvia Pfeifer 
Energy Editor
Financial Times

Speakers Included:  

The Rt Hon Alex Salmond MP MSP, First Minister for Scotland
Martin Lidegaard, Minister of Climate, Energy & Building, Denmark
Tony Fountain, CEO, Refining and Marketing, Reliance Industries Limited
Dr Ashti Hawrami, Minister for Natural Resources, Kurdistan Regional Government
José Ignacio Sánchez Galán, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Iberdrola, S.A and Chairman, ScottishPower
Carl Sheldon, CEO, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA)
John Eaves, President and Chief Executive Officer, Arch Coal, Inc.
Rúni M. Hansen,
Head of Arctic Unit, Statoil
Philip New,
CEO, BP Biofuels
Tony Hayward, CEO, Genel Energy plc
Andy Brown, Upstream International Director, Shell

Key Topics Included:
  • Are we entering a new fossil fuel era? The role for fossil fuels in the future energy mix
  • Energy policy in a downturn: are government becoming less green?
  • Where will the money come from? Financing our energy future
  • Carbon capture and storage-fact or fiction?
  • The challenge of sustainable mobility: are clean cars losing their spark?
  • Breakthrough energy technologies-praying for an energy miracle?
  • Alternative fuels-riding the next wave


Delegate Enquiries:
Michael Lundby
t: +44 (0)20 7873 3837
Sponsorship Enquiries:
Gigs Thoukidides
t: +44 (0)20 7873 3262
Speaker Opportunities:
Angela Letinov
t: +44 (0)20 7873 3262