20 October 2020

10:30 am

Event opens

Connect with fellow attendees in our roulette-style speed networking session or mingle in the coffee area
11:10 am

Welcome and introduction from conference chair

Speaker

11:20 am

UTILITIES AND THE GREEN ECONOMIC RECOVERY

11:20 am

Live interview: Can utilities deliver on the Build Back Better agenda?

• How much scope for influence is there is for utilities to drive a green economic recovery?
• What are the barriers?
• Is there scope for bringing forward investment and what impact can this have on accelerating the build back better agenda?
• Can utilities be doing more to support supply chains and communities?

Speakers

11:50 am

Keynote: What do utilities need to increase spending and bring forward investment in the green recovery?

Speaker

12:10 pm

Panel discussion: Impact of the regulatory and political framework on build back better

• What support is needed from government and regulators to enable utilities to build back better?
• Do we have the right regulatory framework?
• What needs to change post-COVID to make utilities more attractive to investors?
• Affordability vs investing for the long-term – who pays?

Speakers

12:45 pm

Networking

Connect with fellow attendees in our roulette-style speed networking session or mingle in the coffee area

1:15 pm

Take a break

2:05 pm

Keynote: Delivering a green industrial revolution

Speaker

2:20 pm

UTILITIES AS ENGINES OF GREEN GROWTH & COMMUNITY RECOVERY

2:20 pm

Keynote: Unlocking the potential of tech and green reskilling to eradicate regional inequality

Speaker

2:35 pm

Panel discussion: How utilities can use their spending power to support local businesses and supply chains

• Unlocking innovation within the supply chain – where are the big wins?
• Are there better ways of working with supply chains?
• Are utilities doing enough to encourage innovation?
• How can utilities provide more certainty to suppliers?

Speakers

3:10 pm

Keynote: Future utilities – what does a new social contract look like between a utility, its customers and community?

Speaker

3:25 pm

Closing remarks

Speaker

3:30 pm

Close of day one

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Open networking session – Connect with utility sector leaders in an open-format informal networking session