Energy Futures Conference

The world is in the midst of a global energy crisis of unprecedented breadth and complexity. With the energy system remaining vulnerable, a key question is whether the current crisis will be a setback for the clean energy transition or will catalyse faster action?

We are pleased to invite you to our inaugural Bird & Bird Energy Futures Conference, which will seek to deliberate on and answer that question. Looking to the opportunities as well as the challenges to be overcome we will assess the policy, regulatory and legal environment which will enable us to find a path out of this crisis and look to the future of the energy system.

The event will be broken into three sessions: 


13:00 - 13:30 Arrival and refreshments (in-person only)
13:30 - 17:30
The conference will consist of three parts:
1. Plenary Session

Keynote speeches from senior personnel and thought leaders on the future of the energy system.


  • Leo Johnson, Head of Disruption & Innovation at PwC, Presenter of BBC Radio 4 “Hacking Capitalism
  • Antonio Adami, Senior Director and General Counsel EMEA, Canadian Solar
  • Eero Ailio, Adviser - Energy transition and local governance - DG ENER, European Commission and Covenant of Mayors
2. Legal Thought Leadership on the Future of Energy

In this session we will discuss legal macro trends ranging from policy and regulation to the impact of new technology.

Bird & Bird sector experts will share insights on topics from trade and state aid, risk management, tax, new transactional structures, cyber and AI, IP and employment through the lens of the energy transition.

3. A Choice of Breakout Panel Discussions - Please Choose One

Is the regulatory environment now in place to enable hydrogen production and use at scale?

The panel will be moderated by Sibylle Weiler, Global Head of Hydrogen at Bird & Bird and include speakers from GHD Advisory, Vattenfall, Ricardo Plc and Cummins Inc.


How can digitalisation unlock clean energy transformation at scale?

The panel will be moderated by Ronald Hendrikx, Global Co-Head of Tech & Comms Sector Group at Bird & Bird and include speakers from DCC plc and Energy Systems Catapult.

17:30 - Onwards


New policies in major markets are set to propel annual clean energy investment to more than USD 2 trillion annually by 2030, however, much more remains to be done. As these efforts gather momentum our Energy Futures Conference will bring the sector together as a broad coalition to examine how we create a secure and sustainable energy system over the next decade.

We would be delighted if you could join us in-person or online on Tuesday 13 June for an afternoon of interesting discussions focused on the Energy Transition, led by the leading lights in the industry.

To RSVP to attend please click the button below and indicate if you'd like to attend in person or online. The conference in person will be followed by networking, drinks, food and entertainment.


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