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Engaging Stakeholders & Tackling Misinformation On The Environmental Impact Of Unconventional Gas: Realising Responsible Development By Overcoming Planning, Cost, Regulatory & Communication Hurdles
Back by popular demand, this one-day, shale gas conference and networking event will be taking place on 26th September 2013, in central London at a private venue.
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1 Day. 22 Speakers: 6 Operator Views, 3 Government Views, 3 Regulatory Views, 10 Stakeholders & NGO Views
Combating Misconceptions • Water • Methane Emissions • Planning & Permitting • Regulatory Views • Engaging Local Communities • Engaging NGOs & The Public At Large • Moving Development Forward • Investor Buy-In
Back By Popular Demand!
Last Year’s Shale Gas Event Received A 98% Delegate Satisfaction Rating.
6 Operator Views • 3 Government Views • 3 Regulatory Views
• 10 Stakeholder & NGO Views
- Fracking Facts, Not Fiction: Tackling misinformation around the environmental and human health risks of hydraulic fracturing
- Winning Hearts & Minds: From exploration to well closure; best-practice communication strategies which put minds at rest by directly addressing local landowner and community concerns
- Managing Environmental Risks & Impacts: Exploring the latest scientific evidence on monitoring and preventing water contamination and methane leakage
- Negotiating Planning & Permitting: Successfully complete planning applications which bring development forward and alleviate the concerns of stakeholders
- 3 Regulatory Views: Safeguarding against environmental impacts, what’s to come and how it will affect development
- Moving Development Forward: Avoiding production pitfalls and realising responsible development
- Tackling Public, Media & NGO Concerns Head On: Mitigating public backlash by clarifying misconceptions and responding to the concerns of stakeholder groups
- Unlocking EU Government Buy-In: Interacting with policy makers to safeguard the environment without penalising production
- Gaining Investor Confidence: Getting projects moving and gaining investor buy-in by addressing concerns
Why This Unconventional Gas Conference?
- 22 Real-World Operator & Stakeholder Views On Moving Development Forward
- 1 Compact Day
- 1 ‘Meet The Speakers’ Area
- 98% Delegate Satisfaction Rate Last Year
- 83%+ Senior, Client-Side Audience Split
- 120+ Decision-Makers
- 5 Lunchtime Networking Debates: A) Developing The Service Industry B) Technological Innovations C) Shale Gas Lessons From America & Canada D) Planning & Permitting E) Previous Energy Development Experiences
- 3 Double Shale Gas Perspectives
- 3 Stakeholder Issue & Shale Gas Engagement Panels
- 1 Triple Regulatory Perspective
- Facilitated Networking
- Open Q&A
What Do Our Attendees Think About Our Shale Gas Conferences?
“Very informative.” Statoil
“Good insight into the main issues surrounding hydraulic fracturing.” Northern Ireland Environment Agency
“The event was extremely well organised and attended. The sessions were very good with a healthy mix of information and interaction.” E.ON Climate & Renewables
“Brilliant opportunity to catch up on latest developments in the market and network with industry colleagues.” SLP Energy
The Unconventional Gas Conference – Minimising Environmental Impact, Moving Development Forward Programme Outline: To view the full conference programme, click here.
08.30 Registration & Coffee, Objective Setting
09.00 Morning Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Combating Misconceptions - Fracking Facts
09.05 Untangling Fact From Fiction & Tackling Stakeholder Concerns On The Risks & Impact Of Unconventional Gas On The Environment
Professor Richard Davies, Dean of Knowledge Exchange and Impact & Director, Durham Energy Institute
Water Contamination - Panel Discussion
09.25 Water Contamination & Usage – Evaluating & Communicating The Acceptable Risks & Potential Impacts Of Operations
- Professor Richard Davies, Dean of Knowledge Exchange and Impact & Director, Durham Energy Institute
- Stephen Thompsett, Energy Network, CIWEM
Senior Industry Panellists To Be Announced; Please Check The Website For Details
Methane Emissions – Double Perspective
Assessing The Costs, Challenges & Environmental Impact Of Methane Emissions & Communicating The Scientific Evidence To Stakeholders
09.50 Industry Perspective - Speaker To Be Announced; Please Check The Website For Details
10.10 Stakeholder Perspective – The Impact Of Methane Emissions On Energy Policy With Shale Gas
Stephan Singer, Director Global Energy Policy, WWF International
10.30 Informal Networking Refreshment Break
Planning & Permitting - Double Perspective
Successfully Negotiate Planning Solutions To Bring Development Forward & Alleviate The Concerns Of Stakeholders
10.50 Stakeholder Perspective – Local Authority
Lillian Harrison, Minerals & Waste Policy Planning Manager, Kent County Council
11.10 Industry Perspective
Mark Lappin, General Manager Europe, Dart Energy (EUROPE) LTD
11.30 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Partner - Please Check The Website For Further Details.
Engaging Local Communities - Double Perspective
Crucial Best-Practice Engagement Strategies Which Win Hearts & Minds, Get Local Community Buy-In & Mitigate Operational Risks
11.50 Industry Perspective
Tomasz A. Gryżewski, Corporate Affairs Director, Talisman Energy Poland
12.10 Stakeholder Perspective – Local Community Concerns
Andrew Ogden, Campaigns Manager, Campaign To Protect Rural England – Kent
12.30-13.30 Lunch & Informal Networking For Delegates, Partners & Speakers
13.10 Informal Roundtable Discussions; Peer Brainstorming Clinics (20 minutes during lunch)
A) How Will The Service Industry For Unconventional Gas Develop In Europe?
B) What Are The Likely Future Technological Innovations On The Horizon?
C) What Can We Learn From Our American & Canadian Counterparts?
D) How Will The Changing Planning & Permitting Landscape Impact Operators?
Facilitated by Ian Roche, Managing Director, Aurora Petroleum
E) Lessons Learned From Previous Energy Developments
Facilitated by Corin Taylor, Senior Economic Adviser, Institute of Directors
13.30 Afternoon Chairman’s Remarks
Maximilian Kuhn, Chief Editor, Strategy Papers, European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS)
Regulatory Views - Triple Perspective
Regulatory Framework Which Safeguards The Environment & Stakeholder Concerns While Allowing The Industry To Get On With Development
13.35 Perspective One
Matt Georges, Senior Advisor – Environment and Business, The Environment Agency
14.00 Perspective Two
Senior Representative From, Scottish Environment Protection Agency
14.20 Perspective Three
Steve Walker, Head of Offshore Division, Health and Safety Executive
14.40 European Commission Address
Philip Lowe, Director General for Energy, European Commission
EU Panel Discussion – Engaging Government
14.55 How Can Industry Unlock Government Buy-In & Put Itself Forward As A Responsible Developer Across Europe?
- Philip Lowe, Director General for Energy, European Commission
- Andras Jenei, Shale Gas Advisor, Ministry of National Development, Hungary
- Corin Taylor, Senior Economic Adviser, Institute of Directors
- Ken Cronin, Chief Executive, United Kingdom Onshore Operators Group (UKOOG)
- Ben Koppelman, Senior Policy Adviser, The Royal Society
15.25 Informal Networking Refreshment Break
15.50 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Partner – Please Check The Website For Further Details.
Engaging The Public At Large & NGOs - Panel Discussion
16.10 Tackling Misinformation, Sensationalism & Responding To The Concerns Of The Public At Large, The Media & Environmental Groups
- David Messina, Managing Director, Hutton Energy
- Dr Douglas Parr, Chief Scientist and Policy Director, Greenpeace UK
- Emma Woods, Policy Adviser, The Royal Society
Moving Development Forward
16.35 Avoiding Production Pitfalls & Bringing Unconventional Development Forward
Chris Faulkner, CEO, Breitling Oil and Gas
16.55 Getting The Buy-In Of Investors To Get Projects Moving
Alastair Lowe, Director, Energy EMEA – Origination, Scotiabank
17.15 Official Close Of Conference
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