Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating the Annual India Energy Forum, by CERAWeek. It is to gather energy leaders to further important dialogue on the nation’s new energy future, next week.
The organizer IHS Markit Ltd, world’s leader in critical information, analytics, and solutions, said, ‘India Energy Forum by CERAWeek is in its fourth year, while the event will be held virtually due to pandemic, on 26-28 October and PM Modi will deliver the inaugural address.’
They added further that the event will summon an international group of speakers and delegates as well as a community of a thousand delegates from India and regional energy companies, energy-related industries, institutions, and governments.
The event’s speakers include energy ministers, senior industry executives, and leading national and international energy experts.
Other than PM Modi, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, US Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) secretary-general Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo and Saudi Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud are planned to speak at the three-day event.
BP group chief executive Bernard Looney, TOTAL S.A. chairman Patrick Pouyanne, Petronas group CEO Tengku Muhammad Taufik, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, and Tellurian Inc president Meg Gentle are also listed as speakers.
Key topics to be explored will include the impact of the pandemic on India’s future energy demand, securing supplies for India’s economic growth, energy transition and the climate agenda, natural gas in the energy mix, and strategies for refining and petrochemicals.
As per the official’s report, IHS Markit vice chairman mentioned, “In charting its path during this period of transition and turbulence to a new energy future, India has captured the world’s attention. This event will expand the important discussion on the opportunities, challenges, and strategies in a rapidly-changing energy world and India’s role in it.” In this Atul Arya, senior vice president, and chief energy strategist, IHS Markit added, “The energy markets are closely watching the pace and shape of economic recovery in India because developments in India will significantly influence the future of energy markets globally.”