Breakfasts and Lunches

The perfect opportunity to join colleagues and peers to network and hear leading industry figures discuss specialist topics.

Breakfasts: £33 + VAT
Lunches: £42.50 + VAT

If you have any queries, please contact or call +44 (0) 24 7638 0369.

Fuelling the Future - Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday 3 September: 0730-0930

Richard Cockburn, Partner, Bond Dickinson LLP (Chairman)
Fergus Ewing MSP, Scottish Government
Dale Nijoka, Global Oil & Gas Leader, Ernst & Young
Erik-Jan Bijvank, Senior Vice President of UK & Africa, Stork Technical Services

The UK’s Energy Policy: Will it Deliver and What Might it Mean for Oil and Gas

Wednesday 4 September: 0730-0930

Chair: David Odling, Energy Policy Manager, Oil & Gas UK

Speakers: Professor John Miles, Arup/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Professor in Transitional Energy Strategies, University of Cambridge,

Panellists: Sir Robert Smith Bt MP, Chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee
Geoff Holmes, Chief Executive Officer, Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Limited’


BB3 - Thursday 5 Sep - Step Change in Safety

£33+ VAT

07:30 - 09:30

Judith Hackett CBE, Chair of HSE
Ken Robertson, CNNS Asset Manager, Shell
Ian Sharp, Chief Operating Officer, Fairfield Energy
Martin Rune Pedersen, MD, Maersk Oil UK

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BB4 - Friday 6 September - Oil and Gas Skills – Your Future Today

£33+ VAT

Chair: Jim House, Region VP and MD, Apache North Sea

Keynote speech from Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Alix Thom, Employment and Skills Issue Manager, Oil & Gas UK

Margie  Harris, Executive V-P, HR, Apache Corporation
Bridging the Talent Gap

  • Anticipation of the “great crew change”
  • Oil and Gas Industry Perceptions and Trends
    - Mercer Survey Results
  • Preparing future leaders (generation “Y”)
  • Continued growth and development of generation “X”
  • Knowledge-sharing of experiences workforce
  • Bridging the talent gap with future staffing initiatives

Rachel Mutters,Sales and Marketing Director, Gradcracker
Graduate employment perspective
Why "NOT Aberdeen!"?
• Are students reluctant to relocate to Aberdeen?
• Student survey – summary


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Topical Lunches


TL1 - Tuesday 3 September - The Role of the Independent / IOC / NOC over the Next 50 Years

£42.50 + VAT

13:00 - 14:30

Chair: Andrew Neil, Broadcaster

The energy landscape has changed significantly over the last decades and will continue to do so in the coming ones.  As the world becomes more prosperous, it is placing ever-greater strains on the supply of energy, water and other resources. The challenge for IOC's, NOC's and Independent oil and gas companies is how to meet increasing energy demands whilst at the same time balancing the need for reducing CO2 emissions; being smarter in how we use energy; aggressively pursuing technological innovations and meeting society’s expectations.

This panel session will give delegates the opportunity to hear the insights from some of the leading oil and gas operators on their respective roles in meeting these changes and challenges and adapting to an evolving energy landscape.

Andy Brown, Upstream International Director, Shell (IOC)
Paul Warwick, EVP Europe-Atlantic, Talisman (Independent)
Peter Jones, Managing Director UK, TAQA Bratani

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TL2 - Wednesday 4 September  - Women in Industry

£42.50 + VAT

12:30 - 14:30

This Lunch is now Sold Out

Stephanie Cox, Vice President HR, Schlumberger
Fergus Ewing, Minister for Energy Enterprise and Tourism
Oonagh Werngren, Operations Director, Oil & Gas UK

The Princess Royal, Royal Patron, WISE, will attend the Women in Industry 2013 Lunch Seminar

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TL3 - Thursday 5 September - Energy Markets – the Short and Long Term

13:00 - 14:30

£42.50 + VAT

Chair: Malcolm Webb, Chief Executive, Oil & Gas UK

Christof Ruehl, Chief Economist, BP

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