World Energy Congress 2024

Rotterdam | April 22-25, 2024

Redesigning energy for people and planet

From 22-25 April 2024, all eyes will be on Rotterdam as international energy stakeholders convene for the 26th World Energy Congress. Marking the beginning of the centenary of the World Energy Council, this most prestigious and influential global event, hosted at the highest political level, welcomes leaders from all corners of the world as they come together to advance meaningful action to accelerate the race to net zero.

PwC, as the platinum sponsor, is excited to participate on stage, at the exhibition and in events throughout the four days of the Congress meeting, bringing leaders together to explore solutions in an era of energy for people and planet.

There has never been a more important time for conversations to secure new possibilities of better energy. Join us in shaping the future of energy.

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Our role at The World Energy Congress

We're excited to have the opportunity to maximise your time on the ground in Rotterdam. Throughout the World Energy Congress, we'll be bringing leaders together to explore solutions on key topics including: the energy transition, e-Mobility, infrastructure, public sector and alternative fuels.

Stop by our branded booth to refuel, meet with a PwC professional and join our series of fireside chats, and topical sessions. Our full program of events is listed below.

Schedule a meeting by using the form below to connect with our team.

Our thematic focus: Bridging the Gaps

Global ambitions to reduce emissions aggressively have thrown into sharp relief large gaps between existing crucial technologies, infrastructure and investment—and the higher levels we’ll need in the immediate future.

In this video two of our leaders, Reid Morrison and Paul Nillesen, discuss the key gaps that need to be overcome in order to achieve the energy transition.
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PwC leaders on the main stage

Emma Cox

Global Climate Leader, PwC United Kingdom

Emma Cox leads the development of climate solutions for clients as they navigate the challenges and opportunities resulting from a changing climate. This includes developing digital tools to help clients use climate-related data to make better business decisions, and upskilling PwC people to integrate climate considerations into all client engagements.

Emma also leads PwC’s climate-related engagements with global organisations including the World Economic Forum, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Sustainable Markets Initiative and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Emma will be speaking on the following main stage session:

  • Faster, fairer, further: Decarbonisation with justice
    23 April, 10:15 - 11:15 CEST

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Agnieszka Gajewska

Global Government & Public Sector Leader, PwC Poland

Agnieszka leads the PwC Global Government & Public Services network of more than 10,000 professionals, helping governments around the globe maximise positive impact for their citizens.

She will be discussing recent regulation and public intervention trends that deliver on the energy transition and growth agenda at the World Energy Congress.

Agnieszka will be speaking on the following main stage session:

  • Global energy governance: who is leading
    24 April, 11:45 - 13:00 CEST

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Biography

Jeroen van Hoof

Global Utilities Advisory Leader, PwC Netherlands

Jeroen leads PwC’s global network of specialists for the Global Energy, Utilities & Resources industry. He is also the global Power & Utilities leader and the Energy, Utilities & Resources Assurance leader. Additionally, Jeroen chairs the Dutch chapter of the World Energy Council.

During his 25-year career at PwC, Jeroen has advised many companies, regulators, policy makers and local governments on the ongoing energy transition.

Jeroen will be speaking on the following main stage session:

  • Accelerating energy transitions in Europe: A new (in)secure context
    24 April, 14:15 - 15:00 CEST

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Biography

Future Energy Leaders programme

PwC is delighted to sponsor the Future Energy Leaders Programme - now in its 40th year – is a community of exceptional young professionals who share a commitment to shaping the global energy future.

The programme is designed to build on the ideas and innovative potential of the next generation, to develop new ways of thinking and frame the future of our energy systems. It brings together a network of exceptional individuals from across the globe who represent the different players the energy sector is composed of, including government, energy industry, academia, civil society and social entrepreneurs.

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Our PwC booth sessions

Join our series of fireside chats, topical sessions and interactive demos. Timings and session details may be subject to change.


Monday, 22 April

  • PwC booth opening ceremony
    Time: 13:00 - 13:15
    Host: Jeroen van Hoof
  • Transforming energy demand
    Time: 13:15 - 13:45
    Speaker: Rob Turner, Alexandre Golisano
  • Sustainable mobility fuels with WEC Germany
    Time: 14:00 - 14:45
    Speakers: Stuart Neil, Dirk Niemeier, Carsten Rolle, Folker Trepte
  • Demo: Energy Demand Experience
    Time: 15:00 - 15:45
    Speakers: Thomas Hendrikx, Renate de Lange-Snijders, Travis Sheppard, Rob Turner
  • New Zealand's renewables journey
    Time: 15:45 - 16:15
    Speakers: Sam Elder, Tina Schirr, Lynne Taylor, Andrew Wilshire

Tuesday, 23 April

  • Sustainable chemicals: Essential for a thriving energy transition
    Time: 10:00 - 10:30
    Speakers: Aitor Arzuaga, Volker Fitzner, Jurgen Peterseim
  • H2 Strategy& study: Navigating the hydrogen ecosystem
    Time: 10:45 - 11:15
    Speaker: Dirk Niemeier
  • Hydrogen market scale
    Time: 11:30 - 12:00
    Speakers: Markus Exenberger, Jurgen Peterseim, Folker Trepte
  • Demo: AI net zero tracking and forecasting tool
    Time: 12:00 - 12:30
  • Demo: Pathways to Paris transformational tool - session 1
    Time: 13:00 - 13:30
  • Catalytic collaboration for green growth
    Time: 14:30 - 15:00
    Speaker: Agnieszka Gajewska
  • Bridging the policy gap
    Time: 15:30 - 16:00
    Speakers: Agnieszka Gajewska, Maxine Tillij

Wednesday, 24 April

  • Demo: Hydrogen calculator
    Time: 10:00 - 10:30
  • From gas to green: How infrastructure companies pioneer the hydrogen revolution
    Time: 10:30 - 11:00
    Speakers: Helmie Botter, Heiko Seitz
  • Power Shift: how EV battery swapping revolutionises energy grids and storage
    Time: 11:15 - 11:45
    Speakers: Arthur van Mook, Heiko Seitz
  • Strategic flexibility: The key to enable better value and sustainability in infrastructure projects under uncertainty
    Time: 12:00 - 12:30
    Speakers: David Allaverdi, Michel-Alexandre Cardin
  • Demo: Grid flexibility tool
    Time: 12:30 - 13:00
  • Future Energy Leaders: Shaping the future of energy pitching contest
    Time: 15:30 - 17:30
    Judges: Agnes Koops-Aukes, Helen Lapeyra

Thursday, 25 April

  • Demo: Pathways to Paris transformational tool - session 2
    Time: 10:00 - 10:30

Session speakers

We are delighted to welcome both PwC and guest speakers to our exhibition space for discussions on a range of topics.

Aitor Arzuaga

Aitor Arzuaga
General Manager, Alba Emission Free Energy (Spain)

Sam Elder

Sam Elder
GM Energy Futures, Orion Group (NZ)

Arthur van Mook

Arthur van Mook
sr. Power Business Development Manager, NIO Netherlands BV

Tina Schirr

Tina Schirr
Executive Director, BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC)

Helmie Botter

Helmie Botter
Manager Business Development Hydrogen, N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie

Markus Exenberger

Markus Exenberger
Chairman of the Executive Board / CEO, H2Global Stiftung

Stuart Neil

Stuart Neil
Director of Strategy and Communications, International Chamber of Shipping

Michel-Alexandre Cardin

Michel-Alexandre Cardin
Associate Professor in Computational Aided Engineering, Imperial College London

Alexandre Golisano

Alexandre Golisano
Country President, Schneider Electric The Netherlands

Dr Carsten Rolle

Dr Carsten Rolle
Secretary General, World Energy Council – Germany

David Allaverdi

David Allaverdi
Product Architecture & Resilience, Senior Manager, PwC Germany

Rob Turner

Agnieszka Gajewska
Global Government & Public Sector Leader, PwC Poland

Rob Turner

Renate de Lange-Snijders
Global Sustainability Markets Leader, Partner, PwC Netherlands

Paul Nillesen

Paul Nillesen
Global Utilities Advisory Leader, Partner, PwC Netherlands

Rob Turner

Lynne Taylor
Energy Markets Sector, Managing Director, PwC New Zealand

Rob Turner

Andrew Wilshire
Energy and Utilities, Partner, PwC New Zealand

Jon Chadwick

Jon Chadwick
Global Sustainability - Energy Transition, Partner, PwC Australia

Will Jackson-Moore

Will Jackson-Moore
Partner, Global ESG Leader, PwC United Kingdom

Helena Lapeyra

Helena Lapeyra
Global Energy, Utilities and Resources Advisory Leader, Partner, PwC Spain

Jurgen Peterseim

Jurgen Peterseim
Sustainability Services, Director, PwC Germany

Folker Trepte

Folker Trepte
Utilities and Resources Leader, Partner, PwC Germany

Volker Fitzner

Volker Fitzner
Chemicals Industry, Partner, PwC Germany

Agnes Koops-Aukes

Agnes Koops-Aukes
CEO and Chair of the Board of Management of PwC Netherlands

Rob Turner

Dirk Niemeier
Clean Hydrogen and Alternative Fuels, Director, PwC Germany

Heiko Seitz

Heiko Seitz
eMobility Leader, Director, PwC Middle East

Rob Turner

Rob Turner
Energy and Resources Leader, Partner, PwC UK

Join the Energy Demand Experience

How do your business decisions concerning energy demand affect your company’s overall growth, environmental impact and carbon footprint? This unique and interactive digital experience, developed in collaboration with Microsoft, is designed to highlight how demand-side management can create financial savings and reduce carbon emissions. Our specialists will walk you through the choices you could make to better manage your business’s energy consumption and deliver value to your shareholders, customers and employees.

Stop by our branded booth to join the Energy Demand Experience.

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