4th Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency

Dublin, Ireland: 24 June 2019 - 25 June 2019

The International Energy Agency’s fourth annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency will take place in Dublin, Ireland, on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 June.

The Irish Prime Minister, Mr Leo Varadkar, will open the invitation-only event, which will feature Ministers, CEOs and heads of international organisations.

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Building on the success of previous events, we expect high-level participants from more than 50 countries. A particular focus of this year’s event will be the impact of digitalisation on energy efficiency, and lessons learned from leaders around the world. Additional themes will include financing, business and policy innovations and the multiple benefits of energy efficiency.

Energy efficiency is a key focus area for the IEA, and this annual conference draws a large international audience and brings together dignitaries and senior leaders to advance global progress on energy efficiency. The IEA also conducts a range of activities on energy efficiency including in-depth analysis, best practice sharing with governments across the globe and capacity building with policy makers in emerging economies. Please visit our Global Exchange for Energy Efficiency for more information.


The event will be structured as follows:

24 June, Monday, at Dublin Castle

This is the high-level day of the conference, and will feature keynotes and interventions from global dignitaries.

Proceedings will be opened by the Irish Prime Minister, Mr Leo Varadkar, and the IEA Executive Director, Dr. Fatih Birol. 

Government Perspectives

• Zhang Yong, Minister and Vice-Chairman, National Development and Reform Commission, China
• Richard Bruton, Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment, Ireland
• Claude Turmes, Minister for Energy & Minister for Spatial Planning, Luxembourg
• Barbara Botos, Deputy Secretary of State for Climate, Hungary
• João Galamba, Secretary of State for Energy, Portugal

Business Perspectives

• Lisa Davis, CEO Gas and Power, Siemens AG
• Pierre André de Chalendar, CEO, Saint-Gobain
• Francesco Venturini, CEO, Enel X
• Dev Sanyal, CEO Alternative Energies, BP
• Hakan Bulgurlu, CEO, Arcelik 

Special Address

• Yannick Glemarec, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund

Global Policy Insights

• Thorsten Herdan, Director General, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany
• Mohammed bin Jarsh Al-Falasi, Undersecretary, Department of Energy, Abu Dhabi
• Laura Sandys, Chair, Energy Data Taskforce, United Kingdom
• Raj Pal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power, India
• Jürgen Schneider, Director General, Climate, Federal Ministry for Sustainability & Tourism, Austria
• Benoît Rivaz, Director General, Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, Switzerland

Global Market Insights

• Andrew McDowell, Vice President, European Investment Bank
• Sandra Schoonhoven, Head of Global Sustainability, ING
• Yukiko Araki, Executive General Manager, Hitachi
• Ed Sibley, Deputy Governor, Irish Central Bank
• Tuuli Sarvilinna, VP Business Development, Danfoss Drives

25 June, Tuesday, at the Mansion House

The second day of the conference will feature senior leaders and experts from across the globe, and will be dedicated to in-depth discussions on trending efficiency topics. Sessions will be structured around themes like business models and financing innovations, digital technologies and systems, behavioural trends and policy innovations

A New Era of Efficiency Progress

• Helen Clarkson, CEO, The Climate Group
• Jules Kortenhorst, CEO, Rocky Mountain Institute
• Saïd Mouline, Director General, Moroccan Agency for Energy Efficiency
• Julie O'Neill, Chair, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
• Mel Ydreos, Director of Public Affairs, International Gas Union
• Anne Arquit Niederberger, Vice President, Market Development, Enervee

Finance and Business Models

• Neelima Jain, Regional Head, UK & Europe, Energy Efficiency Services Limited, India
• Lily Zhao, Vice Director, ESCO Committee of China Energy Conservation Association
• Noura Al-Saud, Partner AEON Strategy, Saudi Arabia
• Mike Hughes, President, UK & Ireland, Schneider Electric
• Monica Gazmuri Del Curto, Director General, ANESCO Chile

Enabling Efficiency Through Digitalisation

• Jeff Hamel, Director Global Energy and Enterprise Partnerships, Google
• Charlotte Wang, Founder and CEO, EQuota, China
• Sau Sheong Chang, CEO, SP Digital
• Arthur Lam, Vice Chairman, Synergy Group
• Nikola Sucevic, Chief Data Scientist, PT Smartfren Telecom

Please see the attached agenda for more details. 

Contact information

For all questions please write to: energy.efficiency@iea.org

For press inquiries: press@iea.org

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