Scottish MEP Ian Duncan will deliver a keynote address and hold a townhall-style forum on the opening day of the Carbon Forward 2016 conference on Oct. 13, the organisers announced Monday, adding that they had partnered with a specialist emissions trading firm to enhance the event.
Redshaw Advisors, headed by ex-Barclays MD and carbon market veteran Louis Redshaw, will organise the pre-conference EU ETS training session on Oct. 12, inviting to speak other carbon market experts including Trevor Sikorski, Head of Natural Gas, Coal and Carbon Research at Energy Aspects.
London-based Redshaw Advisors, which specialises in carbon advisory and risk management services, has also agreed to act as programme consultants and a sponsor for the Carbon Forward 2016 event, which will take place at Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College in south-east London on Oct. 12-14.
“Duncan’s participation at Carbon Forward 2016 will give attendees valuable access to one of the central players in the post-2020 EU ETS reform story, as he’s tasked with steering the bill through the European Parliament and then helping to achieve consensus on it with member states and the European Commission,” said Mike Szabo, director and co-founder of specialist news service Carbon Pulse.
“And partnering with an experienced and reputable company such as Redshaw Advisors for both the training day and on the conference programme will ensure an insightful, unrivalled speaker line-up and narrative.”
“We’re very excited to work with Carbon Pulse on this. An expert event backed up by pre-conference training widens the traditional carbon conference audience to industrials, many of which are only just starting to experience a shortfall in carbon allowances and are due to get shorter. The ‘novice-to-knowledgeable’ approach, comprehensive yet focused programme, and broad participation by expert speakers will ensure maximum idea- and opportunity-sharing amongst attendees,” said Redshaw.
With a Brexit, a new US president and a Chinese emissions trading scheme all on the horizon, Carbon Forward 2016 – the first conference organised by Carbon Pulse – is aimed at helping participants navigate the quickly evolving global carbon market landscape.
Companies with exposure to the EU ETS and those to be covered by burgeoning and tightening emissions markets around the world need to cope with cost and regulatory risks associated with this constantly changing environment.
“In the EU, emitters need to understand the impacts of Britain leaving the 28-nation bloc, of reduced free allocations through the remainder of Phase 3 (2013-2020), and how the post-2020 reforms will alter everything once again,” Redshaw said.
“Outside of Europe, the potential transformations are no less pronounced, with California’s ETS and other US state trading schemes hanging in the balance, and China on the verge of launching the world’s largest market,” added Ben Garside, Carbon Pulse director and co-founder.
Carbon Forward 2016 will also feature key officials from global airline association IATA and the European Commission, giving their first reactions to the long-awaited international market-based mechanism inked just days earlier by UN body ICAO.
The initial speaker line-up for Carbon Forward 2016 was also announced on Monday, and features:
Ian Duncan – Scottish MEP and ENVI rapporteur for post-2020 EU ETS reforms
Paul Dawson – Head of Regulatory Affairs, RWE Supply and Trading/Chairman of IETA/Chairman of EFET
Sarah Deblock – EU Policy Director, IETA*
Jill Duggan – Director of Policy and Director of Corporate Leaders’ Group
Nigel Felgate – Managing Director, Commodity Options
Richard Folland – Executive Director, Inline Policy
Jonathan Grant – Director, climate change, PwC UK
Andreas Hardeman – Assistant Director, Environmental Policy, IATA
Michiel ten Hoopen – Head of Carbon Advisory, ClearBlue Markets
Sarah Leugers – Director of Marketing and Communications, Gold Standard
Mark Lewis – Managing Director, European Utilities Research, Barclays
Maarten Neelis – Principal Consultant, Ecofys
David Peniket – President and Chief Operating Officer, ICE Futures Europe*
Ariel Perez – Energy trader, Hartree Partners
Adrian Rimmer – CEO, European Environmental Markets
Trevor Sikorski – Head of Natural Gas, Coal and Carbon Research, Energy Aspects
Jeff Swartz – International Policy Director, IETA
Karl Upston-Hooper – General Counsel, GreenStream Networks
Nanne Visser ‘t Hooft – Manager Emissions Trading, Vattenfall*
Zubair Zakir – Global Carbon Director, Natural Capital Partners
Official – European Commission
Stig Schjolset- Head of Carbon Analysis, Thomson Reuters Point Carbon
Analyst – ICIS Tschach Solutions
“The first batch of announced speakers is already a comprehensive list of experts deeply involved in their field, and we’ll be announcing more in the coming weeks,” Garside said.
“Carbon Forward promises to be a focused event packed with actionable insights and invaluable networking opportunities.”
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