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Meeting of the IEA Energy Business Council and Joint Session with the IEA Governing Board and Partner countries – 4-5 June 2013

The ninth meeting of the IEA Energy Business Council (EBC) was held on 4-5 June 2013 and gathered 32 high-level executives of the energy industry from 16 countries.

On the 4th of June, the meeting included the participation of IEA Senior Officials and industry executives. Ms. Maria van der Hoeven, IEA Executive Director, welcomed all participants and presented the scope of the meeting’s agenda. The following discussion, chaired by Dr. Fatih Birol, IEA Chief Economist and Chair and Founder of the EBC, focused on the implications for economic competitiveness of the changing energy map, which is one of the special analysis of the forthcoming World Energy Outlook 2013 (WEO-2013) to be released on 12 November 2013. The meeting also included a presentation by Mr. Ulrich Benterbusch, IEA Director, Office of Global Energy Policy, on the IEA’s ongoing efforts to deepen its collaboration with key emerging economies through its “Association initiative”.

The meeting was followed by an evening reception hosted by Ms. Maria van der Hoeven, IEA Executive Director, with the participation of IEA Governing Board members, Heads of Delegation from partner countries and EBC members.

On the 5th of June, the EBC members took part in a joint session with the IEA Governing Board and Partner countries. The meeting included presentations from the IEA Secretariat on recent developments in oil, gas and renewables markets, followed by an advanced preview and debate on the emerging messages of the WEO-2013 Special Report “Redrawing the energy-climate map”, which has been released one week after the EBC meeting, on 10 June in London.

Participants of the IEA EBC meeting on 4-5 June 2013 included:
Acciona, Alstom, BASF, Deutsche Bank, Dow Chemical, EDF, Edison, Enel, E.ON, FK Group, GDF Suez, General Electric, HSBC, Iberdrola, ING Bank, Lafarge, Michelin, Mitsubishi, Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal, Novozymes, OMV, Peabody Energy, Petrobras, Royal Dutch Shell, RWE, Schlumberger, Schneider Electric, Siemens AG, Toshiba, Total, Vattenfall, and  Vestas.

See EBC Meeting Agenda

Welcome remarks by IEA Executive Director, Ms. Maria van der Hoeven

Presentation on WEO-2013 Energy and Competitiveness by Dr Fatih Birol, IEA Chief Economist and EBC Chair

Presentation by Dr Peter Westerheide, Chief Economist, BASF

Presentation by Mr Joe Mastrangelo, Chief Executive Officer Power Conversion, General Electric

Presentation by Mr Graham Weale, Chief Economist, RWE

To download WEO-2013 Special Report “Redrawing the energy-climate map”, the executive summary and presentation to international press, please visit dedicated website by clicking here.

Presentation by Mr. Antoine Halff, IEA Head of Oil Industry & Markets Division

Presentation by Mr. Laszlo Varro, IEA Head of Gas, Coal & Power Markets Division

Presentation by Mr. Keisuke Sadamori, IEA Director, Energy Markets and Security Directorate