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.
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 included:
ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Admiral Dennis C. BLAIR
Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA; NBR Board of Directors
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore
Japan Bank for International Cooperation
Ambassador Tariq KARIM
Vivekananda International Foundation; World Bank
Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore;
The Institution of Engineers, Singapore
Commission for the Assessment for Legal Affairs and Special Issues
Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, Myanmar
National Parliament of Papua New Guinea
Albright Stonebridge Group; NBR
Asian Development Bank
TAN Eng Chye
National University of Singapore
Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production
Satya Widya YUDHA
House of Representatives, Indonesia
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
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.
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.
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