A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 179 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

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New Energy Futures: Perspectives on the Transformation of the Oil and Gas Sector

In this report, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) experts highlight four perspectives on the future of the oil and gas sector. The perspectives show how dynamics in the oil and gas sector may evolve over the next five to fifteen years by reviewing potential disruptors to the sector. Megatrends and disruptors impacting markets and businesses are increasingly testing the sector’s ability to plan for the future, forcing companies to reconsider their portfolios and diversify risks.

In developing the four possible perspectives on the future, PwC experts explore five megatrends and the collision between them:

  • Technology breakthroughs and innovation — leading to efficiency improvements and the deployment of low carbon solutions such as the electrification of the car fleet.
  • Climate change and resource scarcity — encouraging growth in renewable energy and energy storage solutions.
  • Demographic change — shifting energy consumption patterns with energy consumers becoming more discerning.
  • Shift in economic power — impacting the relative balance of demand between current established markets and developing markets.
  • Rapid urbanization — accelerating the growth of mass mobility solutions.

The authors identify four key drivers (groups of factors) which have the greatest impact on the extent of change in the perspectives on the future. The four drivers are: supply driven factors, demand driven factors, market-led changes, and, finally, government/geopolitical intervention.

The report is centered round four possible perspectives (scenarios) on the transformation of the oil and gas sector. These possible futures look very different, but each can have some effects on supply, demand and market dynamics. Some aspects of each of the four perspectives represent a significant move away from the current position, while others continue current trends. The first perspective is that the oil and gas sector evolves along current lines, with ongoing price volatility presenting investment challenges. In the second scenario, energy consumers, both retail and commercial, drive the transition to low carbon world and more efficient energy system. In the third perspective, governments stimulate a broad and accelerated ‘green’ demand environment. Finally, in the fourth scenario, government actions and/or geopolitical events trigger supply constraints.

The authors admit that in practice, of course, no single perspective is «ring fenced». Nevertheless, by thinking carefully about and expanding upon these different perspectives, companies will be able to evaluate their current strategy and plans, as well as consider the implications for their operating model, partnering strategies, resourcing and technical capabilities.

This publication has been posted in the Roscongress Information and Analytical System on the recommendation of the Roscongress Foundation expert community.

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