Belgrade, 17th Septembre 2018, Hotel 88 Rooms, Takovska street 49
This unique event (followed by successful symposiums in London 2014 and Budapest 2015) brings together young international oil and gas professionals to discuss key topics of the downstream industry and gives a chance to learn directly from senior leaders.
60 young professionals from both technical and non-technical backgrounds will meet for one day to broaden their industry understanding and foster inter-company and organisation exchange between tomorrow’s leaders early in their careers.
The one day symposium programme is divided into four panels:
• Session 1 will give a overview of downstream energy landscape.
• Session 2 will discuss how to use technology in transforming oil and gas industry.
• Session 3 will be divided in the two parts and participants will discuss how to close the oil and gas industry’s generational gap? All participants will be a part of this discussion, separated in six groups. In the second part, moderators will present conclusions from each group and discuss about possible proposals for oil and gas companies
• Session 4 will discuss how new technologies transform industry and society and how that influence oil and gas industry seeing from different perspectives?
The Symposium is organized under the auspices of the World Petroleum Council.
DOWNSTREAM LANDSCAPE TRANSFORMATION
Sunday, 16 September
18:30 – 22:00 Welcome Reception, Hotel “88 Rooms”, Takovska 49, Belgrade
Monday, 17 September
08:30 – 09:00 Registration, Hotel “88 Rooms”, Takovska 49, Belgrade
09.00 – 09.30 Opening Remarks
Dr. Petar Škundrić, President, NNKS-WPC
Mr. Pedro Miras Salamanca, VP WPC, President CPC WPC
Mr. Aleksandar Antić – Minister of mining and energy, Government of the Republic of Serbia (tbc)
09.30 – 10.45 Downstream Energy Outlook
The resurgence in oil and gas production from the United States, deep declines in the cost of renewables and growing electrification are changing the face of the global energy system and upending traditional ways of meeting energy demand. Global oil demand continues to grow, although at a steadily decreasing pace, while fuel efficiency and rising electrification bring a peak in oil used for passenger cars. But other sectors – namely petrochemicals, trucks, aviation, and shipping – drive up oil demand in next few decades. Considering that we focus on downstream, some of the questions we will try to answer in this panel are: What are the main forces transforming the downstream landscape; what does it mean for the downstream sector; how market the players anticipate these changes and prepare for the future from a strategic and workforce development point of view?
Moderator: Dr. Goran Radosavljevic, Secretary General, NNKS-WPC, Serbia
10.45 – 12.00 Transforming Oil and Gas Downstream: Gateway to Growth
With new technologies constantly emerging, many with the same promise of reducing costs and optimising a business’ performance, ways to achieve technological advancement across the industry are now in abundance and oil executives must consider how best to accelerate innovation to ensure its continued success on a global scale. McKinsey found that the effective use of digital technologies across the industry could lower capital expenditures by up to 20%, and reduce operating costs in downstream by 1.5% to 2.5%. Also, companies with an innovation edge will have a strong competitive advantage. What can you do to make sure your company is a leader and not a laggard?
Moderator: Mr. Pedro Miras Salamanca, Vice President WPC, President WPC Program Committee, Spain
12.00 – 12.30 Coffee Break and Networking
12.30 – 13:30 Closing Oil and Gas Industry’s Generation Gap (part I)
Today, 2/3 of the industry’s workforce is over 50 years old and half of the engineers will retire in the coming years. The growing resource gap becomes two main challenges: attracting new talents in generations showing low or no interest for the industry and bringing up to speed the industry young professionals to close the gap. On this workshop we will analyse the root causes of the generation gap, including talent attraction and retention, and define together potential solutions. All participants will be a part of this discussion, separated in six groups.
Moderators: Nastas Mihajlovic, President YP Serbia – Group I
Vlada Streletskaya, President YP Russia – Group II
Csaba Zsoter, President YP Hungary – Group III
Ali Rahneshin, President YP Iran – Group VI
Laura Garcia Chiquero, VP WPC YP, Spain – Group V
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14.30 – 15.30 Closing Oil and Gas Industry’s Generation Gap (part II)
In the second part of the workshop, moderators will present conclusions from each group and discuss about possible proposals for oil and gas companies.
15.30 – 16.15 Innovation transforming the society
How will new technologies transform industry and society and how that influence oil and gas industry seeing from different perspectives? Through discussion with experts from different sector we will try to give an overview of expected future changes. Topics like autonomous vehicles, AI, big data analytics, blockchain, internet of thinks and others will also be discussed.
Moderator: Mr. Stephane Rousselet, President WPC YP, Consultant, Bain & Company, France
16.15 – 16.30 Concluding remarks