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2016 Pacific Energy Summit

The Summit Program includes the Summit Vision, agenda, speaker bios, and links to Summit publications.

The 2016 Pacific Energy Summit, “Sustainable Futures: Energy and Environmental Security in Times of Transition,” was held in Singapore from June 22 to 24. The Summit convened an exclusive group of senior policy, industry, and research leaders from more than 20 countries to explore innovative solutions to the dual challenges of rising energy demand and a changing climate.

Summit Theme

For the first time in years, energy security conversations are not dominated by concerns over tight markets and skyrocketing prices. However, policymakers and industry leaders must avoid complacency with regards to energy policies and investment in the face of abundance. Commitment to the environmental security goals outlined in the Paris Climate Agreement must not be abandoned due to low fossil fuel prices.

By bringing together a high-level group of leaders from policy, industry, and academia, the 2016 Pacific Energy Summit shed light on the opportunities, as well as potential pitfalls, facing decision-makers in these times of transition. The 2016 Pacific Energy Summit explored these topics in a high-trust setting among senior policymakers, industry leaders, and researchers. Continue checking this page for further information on upcoming Summit-related events.

Pacific Energy Summit Brochure (PDF)



SPEAKER HIGHLIGHTS

Speaker highlights included:

Jeff APPLETON
ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Admiral Dennis C. BLAIR
Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA; NBR Board of Directors

Mely CABALLERO-ANTHONY
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Kavita GANDHI
Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore

Munetaka HORIGUCHI
Japan Bank for International Cooperation

Ambassador Tariq KARIM
Vivekananda International Foundation; World Bank

Edwin KHEW
Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore;
The Institution of Engineers, Singapore

Thein LWIN
Commission for the Assessment for Legal Affairs and Special Issues Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, Myanmar

Ben MICAH
National Parliament of Papua New Guinea

Meredith MILLER
Albright Stonebridge Group; NBR

Bambang SUSANTONO
Asian Development Bank

TAN Eng Chye
National University of Singapore

Irshad VAZIRALLI
Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production

Satya Widya YUDHA
House of Representatives, Indonesia


WORKING PAPERS

Coal, Gas, or Nuclear: Asia’s Inconvenient Energy Choice

    Mark Thurber, Stanford University

The Impact of Low Oil Prices on Natural Gas and the Implications for the Asia-Pacific

    Xunpeng Shi, Energy Studies Institute at the National University of Singapore

The Role of Transportation in the Future of Urban Developing Asia: A Case Study of India

    Srikanth Shastry, World Resources Institute
    Madhav Pai, World Resources Institute


SUMMIT BRIEFS

China’s Oil Industry Enters a New Era with the Trends of Energy Transitions

    Chen Weidong, DFS Energy Consultants (Beijing)

Rethinking Energy Security in Northeast Asia Under Lower Oil Prices: A South Korean Perspective

    Younkyoo Kim, Hanyang University

Prices and Politics Dim Canada’s Hopes for Diversifying Its Energy Export Markets

    Eva Busza, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
    Heather Kincaide, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Indonesia’s Gas Challenge: Can the Former LNG Champion Regain Its Leadership?

    Donald Hertzmark, DMP Resources

Japan’s Energy Security in the Age of Low Oil Prices

    Shoichi Itoh, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan


RESEARCH AND RESULTS

Participants receive expert policy papers in advance of the Summit to frame and inform the panel discussions. These papers are distributed to key stakeholders in the region along with a final report summarizing key discussion points and findings. Briefings with key stakeholders and policymakers held in Washington, D.C., further the Summit discussion and findings.


SUMMIT MISSION

Securing Asia-Pacific prosperity through practical solutions to energy and environmental challenges

The Pacific Energy Summit convenes leaders from government, business, and research to explore innovative solutions to the dual challenges of rising energy demand and a changing climate.

Bringing depth to high-level discourse
We facilitate frank exchange of information and perspectives by bringing together leading policymakers, industry representatives, and research specialists in a high-trust setting.

Focus on market-based solutions
We are committed to practical and tenable approaches to energy and environmental challenges. The world needs realistic solutions based in an informed understanding of the economic and environmental needs of the region, and the Pacific Energy Summit strives to provide this essential foundation for a productive discussion.

Collaborative and interactive experience
We embrace the diverse expertise of all participants by encouraging dialogue before, during, and after the program itself. Participation is limited to ensure concrete discussions and a high-quality exchange of ideas and expertise.


Learn more about the Pacific Energy Summit.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Clara Gillispie
Senior Director of Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs (TEEA)
+1.202.347.9767
pacificenergy@nbr.org


For additional 2016 Summit content, visit www.pacificenergysummit.org

The 2016 Summit website features Summit exclusives from Minister Ben Micah (Papua New Guinea), Ken Koyama (IEEJ), and more.



2016 SUMMIT CO-CHAIRS

    Admiral Dennis C. Blair
    Chairman, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA;
    Member of the Board of Directors,
    The National Bureau of Asian Research

    Tan Eng Chye
    Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost,
    National University of Singapore

Previous Pacific Energy Summits

2016 | Singapore

2015 | Beijing

2014 | Seoul

2013 | Vancouver

2012 | Hanoi

2011 | Jakarta

2009 | Tokyo

General Information

Clara Gillispie
Senior Director of Trade, Economic, and Energy Affairs
+1.202.347.9767
pacificenergy@nbr.org

Media Contact

Dan Aum
+1.202.347.9767
media@nbr.org