DAY ONE: 17 March 2021

10:30 am

Event opens

11:15 am

Welcome from the chair

  • Housekeeping
  • Introduction to Jamboard

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11:25 am

Speed networking

Connect with fellow attendees in our roulette-style speed networking session

11:45 am

CREATING INVESTOR CONFIDENCE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

11:45 am

Policy keynote: promoting investment in green infrastructure

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12:00 pm

Keynote: economic trends and shifts in lending and investment in UK utilities after covid-19 and the Brexit talks

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12:15 pm

Panel discussion: executing resilient planning and creating investor confidence in uncertain times

  • Putting in place resilient planning in light of covid-19
  • How are investors evaluating risk post-covid-19 and post-Brexit talks?
  • The investor landscape – how is it changing?
  • Investor appetite for M&A – are we likely to see a resurgence post-covid-19?

Speakers

12:45 pm

Speed networking

Connect with fellow attendees in our roulette-style speed networking session

1:00 pm

Take a break

1:45 pm

Welcome back

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1:50 pm

INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

1:50 pm

Keynote: encouraging investment in the expansion and modernisation of infrastructure

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2:05 pm

Keynote: balancing current customer needs with long-term infrastructure and service resilience

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  • Liz Barber

    Liz Barber
    Chief Executive Officer - Yorkshire Water

2:20 pm

Keynote: attracting investment into emerging low carbon technologies

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2:35 pm

Speed networking

Connect with fellow attendees in our roulette-style speed networking session

2:50 pm

Panel discussion: perspectives on stimulating innovation and the finance required to achieve net zero

  • Addressing the level and scale of innovation required to achieve net zero – how can we ramp up innovation given the financial constraints?
  • Are you a fast adopter or a copier? Does the regulatory regime support or stifle innovation? What changes would be beneficial?
  • How do you attract new talent into utilities, given the change in people capability requirements?

Speakers

  • Julia Pyke

    Julia Pyke
    Director of Finance and Economic Regulation for Sizewell C - EDF in the UK

  • Bill Castell

    Bill Castell
    Chief Financial Officer - OVO Energy

  • Suleman Alli

    Suleman Alli
    Director of Strategy & Customer Services - UK Power Networks

3:25 pm

Closing remarks & Jamboard review

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3:30 pm

Close of day one

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