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FORUMS AND EVENTS | CECME'S ANNUAL EVENT
2018
2018 ANNUAL EVENT "ENERGY FUTURES: THE MIDDLE EAST AND REGIONAL ENERGY TRANSITIONS"

The traditional annual event of the Spanish Committee of the World Energy Council (CECME), entitled "ENERGY FUTURES: THE MIDDLE EAST AND REGIONAL ENERGY TRANSITIONS", took place on September 25th at the Cepsa Auditorium in Madrid.

The event - organized together with the Spanish Energy Club and the Elcano Royal Institute, and sponsored by CEPSA- included a plenary session with HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary general of OPEC.

As in past editions, the program tackled two main subjects - geopolitics in the Middle East and North Africa, and energy transitions in different regions of the world -, which need to be analyzed from a global and multidisciplinary perspective. To this end, top panelists - coming from relevant Spanish and international institutions not only in the energy sector but also in the economic, political, and social fields - participated in the different sessions.

To read the conclusions, click here (Spanish)

To read the program, Speakers´CVs and press release note, click here.

The videos of the different sessions are available on CECME's Youtube chanel.

2017
2017 ANNUAL EVENT "ENERGY FUTURES: CIBERSECURITY AND FINANCING EMERGING TRANSITIONS"

On November 29th, the Spanish Committee of the World Energy Council (CECME) and the Spanish Energy Club (Enerclub), in collaboration with the Elcano Royal Institute (RIE) organized in Madrid its traditional annual conference, sponsored by Cepsa. The conference analysed relevant issues of the international energy agenda. The title chosen for this edition was "Energy futures: cybersecurity and financing emerging transitions" with two main topics: cibersecurity in the energy sector; and financing the energy transition in emerging countries.

This year edition also included a Plenary Session with the Secretary General of the World Energy Council, Christoph Frei, and two Monographic Sessions: the first one focused on the project "World Energy Issues Monitor 2017", which has established itself as a strategic tool to analyze and compare, geographically and temporally, the key issues that define the national and international energy agenda; and the second one, on the "Future Energy Leaders", where the Spanish youth who are part of it presented their experiences within this WEC program whose goal is to inspire participants to become the next generation of energy leaders capable of solving the most pressing challenges in terms of energy and sustainability.

To read the conclusions, click here (Spanish)

To read the program and press release note, click here.

The videos of the different sessions are available on CECME's Youtube chanel.

2016
2016 ANNUAL EVENT "ENERGY: POLITICAL ECONOMY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT"

On November 17th, the Spanish Committee of the World Energy Council held its traditional annual forum entitled "Energy: Political Economy and Sustainable Development". The event took place in Campus Repsol, and it was organised jointly by the CECME and the Spanish Energy Club, with Real Instituto Elcano providing collaborative support.

On this occasion, different relevant issues on the energy domain such as the political economy of energy prices and the energy in the sustainable development goals were analysed. In the first panel speakers analysed the interactions between political and economic drivers and their implications for both producers and consumers. The second panel assessed the implications of the Sustainable Development Goals on sustainability and energy policies at a global level as well as for traditional donors and for the Global South.

The main conclusions of the XXIII World Energy Congress were presented by Claudia Cronenbold, Vicechair for the Latin American & Caribbean Region of the World Energy Congress. The main outputs of the 2017 World Energy Issues Monitor were also shared with the audience

To read the conclusions, click here (Spanish) and here (English)

The Program and press release note are available here: Program and Images

The videos of the different sessions are available on CECME's Youtube chanel.

You can download the images of the event here.

2015
2015 ANNUAL EVENT: "GOVERNING ENERGY: THE ATLANTIC BASIN AND GLOBAL INSTITUTIONS"

On November 19th 2015, the Spanish Committee of the World Energy Council held its traditional annual forum entitled "Governing Energy: The Atlantic Basin and Global Institutions". The event took place in Campus Repsol, and it was organised jointly by the CECME and the Spanish Energy Club, with Real Instituto Elcano providing collaborative support.

On this occasion, more than 350 professionals attended the event, becoming one of the most remarkable events in the sector at national level. Different relevant issues on the energy domain such as the flows of energy in the Atlantic Basin, the energy institutions governance, the state of COP21 or the analysis of the outcome of the project "Spain Issues Monitor 2016" of WEC were analysed.

Alberto Nadal, Secretary of State for Energy of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, and Josu Jon Imaz, CEO of Repsol, Emilio Lamo de Espinosa, chairman of the Real Instituto Elcano, and Pedro Miró, chairman of Enerclub took part at the inaugural session of the conference. In the same way, other national and international personalities from organizations such as ARPEL, WEC, HIS, Clingendael Energy Institute, as well as other think tanks and representatives from the companies that are members in the Spanish Committee participated in the gathering.

To read the conclusions, click here (Spanish)

The Program and press release note are available here: Program and images

Video Summary of the event and the sessions is available here: Video

2014
2014 ANNUAL EVENT: "GLOBAL ENERGY: STRATEGIES AND VALUES"

On November 20th 2014, the Spanish Committee of the World Energy Council (CECME) held its traditional annual conference entitled "Global Energy: Strategies and Values" The event was held at the Campus Repsol, and was organised jointly by the CECME and the Spanish Energy Club, with Repsol as sponsor and Real Instituto Elcano providing collaborative support again.

The event analysed subjects of particular interest in the current energy panorama, such as the relation between energy companies and human rights, geopolitics and energy and the impact of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on our sector. Spanish and international experts, as well as representatives from member countries of CECME, took part in the Conference.

To watch the video of the event click on: Vídeo

To read the conclusions, click here (Spanish) or here (English)

Program, Press release and Pictures are available at

Press release note are availabe here: Press release

2013
2013 ANNUAL EVENT: "ENERGY AND GLOBAL GOVERNANCE: A TRANSFORMING DUALITY"

The Spanish Committee of the World Energy Council (CECME) held another of its traditional annual conferences entitled "Energy and Global Governance: a transforming duality" The event took place on November 28th, 2013, in the auditorium of Campus Repsol in Madrid.

The event was characterised by its dynamic and interactive format and international subject-matter. It was organised by the CECME and the Spanish Energy Club, and once more was assisted by the collaboration of Real Instituto Elcano and the sponsorship of KPMG and Repsol.

The Opening Session was attended by the organisers and sponsors, as well as by the Minister for Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria López. The subsequent plenary session included the participation of Marie José Nadeau, Secretary General of Hydro Quebec and Chair of the World Energy Council since her appointment in October. Through a dialogue/interview with Arturo Gonzalo Aizpiri, President of CECME, she shared her views about the main issues in the global energy panorama, as well as the objectives and activities in the new era for the WEC under her leadership.

Afterwards, two roundtables were held dealing with two subjects that require a specific analysis from a global perspective: "Unconventional resources: A change in the rules of the geostrategic game?" and "The multilateral framework of climate change: implications for global governance".

For a video summary of the conference, click on: Video

To read the conclusions, click here

To read the press release, click here

To read the program, click here

2012
2012 ANNUAL EVENT "FUTURE ENERGY CHALLENGES: GLOBAL AND EUROPEAN OUTLOOK"

The Spanish Committee of the World Energy Council celebrated on 20th November 2012, the conference "Future Energy Challenges: Global and European outlook". The event was organised by the CECME and the Spanish Energy Club, and once more was assisted by the collaboration of Real Instituto Elcano and the sponsorship of KPMG and Repsol.

The event took place at the Campus Repsol auditorium in Madrid and it was attended by more than 300 professionals coming from the Spanish energy sector.

It was stated that the energy challenges that the world must face, and concretely in Europe, demanded, among other measures, urgent and ambitious decisions from the politics and the industry. On the other hand, two main matters were also analyzed from an international perspective: the nature of different energy scenarios; and the impact of the European energy and climate policy in the business competitiveness.

To read the conclusions, click here.

To read the program, click here.

To read the press release, click here.

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