The breakout sessions take the form of panel discussions, with a diverse range of panellists alongside a student moderator. These sessions will be headed with a question to be debated during the session resulting in a progressive and engaging discussion between speakers and delegates. These sessions offer a unique opportunity for delegates to learn, engage and discuss topics in great detail with a panel of experts.
Global Warming: Human Intervention
As global average temperatures continue to rise, let’s examine technologies that exist today and can provide effective relief to this long-term problem. How are innovations in geoengineering, CCS and other technologies set to play a role in abating global warming?
Intelligent Cities: Cleaner, greener, healthier.
Around the world, cities continue to expand as urbanisation continues to offer better living standards. How are these cities improving, driving innovation, optimising space and fundamentally providing pleasant living environments? What are the key challenges facing a world where urbanisation is increasing?
Global Trade & Commodity Markets: Let’s humanise for a second
Intertwined within a global network of suppliers, traders and vendors, goods and services are often available at our finger-tips without a second thought. How do we better understand the impact that these products have on the environment? When will one be able to perform root-cause analysis on an object to fully understand its environmental, social and economic footprint and how important will this be in redefining our interaction and compulsion to consume goods and services?
Emerging Technology Disruptors
Innovative technologies offer tremendous opportunities to disrupt the energy transition for the better. How are innovations impacting our transition to a sustainable energy future? How do individuals, communities, governments, and nations empower themselves to adapt and understand their implications?
Charge-up! Changes in the electricity generation mix
Tremendous changes to the global portfolio of electricity generating units are occuring at an unprecedented pace. On the demand-side, distributed energy resources, smart homes, electric vehicles and battery storage are impacting traditional markets and driving new business models. How are grid system operators, power producers, utilities and market authorities reacting to these changes?