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We are pleased to announce our inaugural S&P Global Commodity Insights COP 28 forum, taking place on Wednesday November 29, 2023 at the Hilton Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

As energy markets continue to evolve, a lot hangs in the balance. The world needs a new energy system that’s secure, sustainable and affordable. Join us the day before COP 28 begins for an afternoon event with networking from our thought-leaders. For 2023, the event will focus on the theme of Energy transition: Strategic choices and demonstrating progress.

Key sessions covered at the event:
  • How do companies measure and communicate their energy transition progress?
  • Long term growth strategies for energy companies
  • What are the key metrics and benchmarks for the future?
  • What does “big acceleration” in the energy sector look like?

Please note that places for the event are limited. Registration will close on Monday, November 27, 12pm GST. We look forward to seeing you there!




Registration and networking


S&P Global Commodity Insights welcome

Saugata Saha, President, S&P Global Commodity Insights


Energy transition: strategic choices and demonstrating progress

  • Strategic choices for energy companies – BAU vs. business model transformation – what is the long-term growth strategy?
  • Is the energy transition accelerating with momentum building for the deployment of capital and assets for transition?
  • How should the industry track and communicate progress? What should be the metrics for measuring performance


Panel 1: What are the key metrics and benchmarks for the future?

  • There are still many open questions on how we should look at emissions accounting. Companies, civic society and states are all looking to boost action, but how should we balance reductions, offsets and claims? What constitutes a sufficient definition of ‘net’ in a future plan?
  • There is a growing divergence between measurements of emissions, on both sides of the accounting ledger. Can the world achieve universal methodologies and metrics? When does accuracy give way to pragmatism?
  • Should metrics drive markets or should markets drive metrics?


Panel 2: What does “big acceleration” in the energy sector look like?

  • What is the pace and timing of scaling up various technologies?
  • What is the future role for oil and gas companies?
  • Can companies meet investor and shareholder expectations simultaneously?


Drinks reception

*Agenda subject to change

Speakers confirmed

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Saugata Saha
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Atul Arya
Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Strategist
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Carlos Pascual
Senior Vice President, Global Energy and International Affairs
We are currently in the process of confirming speakers for the forum, please check back soon.