The first Russian Energy Week Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum was held in Moscow and St. Petersburg on 37 October 2017 at the Central Exhibition Hall Manege and ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The goal of the event is to discuss the current global energy agenda, identify areas for the development of the main sectors of the fuel and energy industry, and search for optimal solutions to respond to existing challenges.
The Forum was attended by heads of state and governments, CEOs of major international energy companies and organizations as well as leading global experts from among representatives of science, the media, and civil society.
The key event of the Forums official business programme was the Energy for Global Growth plenary session at which Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a speech.
President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro Moros also took part in REW, speaking at the Oil and Geopolitics: Causes and Consequences panel discussion.
The 19th Ministerial Meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum was held on the sidelines of REW. The ministers approved a five-year working plan for the Forum, and also appointed State Secretary and Russian Deputy Minister of Energy Yury Sentyurin as the next GECF Secretary General for a two-year term beginning in January 2018.
A ceremony was held on 45 October to present awards to the winners of the Russian contest among the media, the press services of fuel and energy companies, and regional administrations MediaTEK 2017. Winners were determined in 29 categories. The contests Expert Council also established 11 special prizes. The laureates of the MediaTEK 2017 contest included 98 individuals and organizations. Awards were presented to the winners by Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak and Chairman of the Expert Council, Press Secretary of the Russian President, and Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Dmitry Peskov.
The REW 2017 business programme also featured the following events:
The business programme also featured 16 panel discussions, 12 roundtables, presentations of the heat supply efficiency rating and energy efficiency rating of power grid companies, the 6th Global Energy Summit, and a number of events held in the format of all-Russian conferences, sessions, meetings, and business breakfasts.
The business programme for REW 2017 in Moscow featured 45 events in total, which took place with the participation of 279 speakers and moderators.
The final day of the Forum was dedicated to young people. REW 2017 Youth Day included the final session Energy of Youth Initiatives 2018 and an informal meeting with Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak at which students and young energy specialists were able to ask questions. The youth day brought together 1,800 participants and was the largest youth event in energy efficiency and energy development.
The All-Russian Energy Conservation Festival #BrighterTogether was held during Russian Energy Week with people signing personal declarations about their intentions to conserve energy. The festival participants wrote what kind of personal contribution they are willing to make to the common cause of taking care of energy resources. These promises were placed on a special tree, which by the end of the Forum had taken on rich «foliage».
Russian schoolchildren also wrote wishes on treating energy resources with due care to their peers from other countries. Many of these letters were handed over to official representatives of these countries and mayors who took part in Forums business events.
The business programme for the 7th St Petersburg International Gas Forum, which took place as part of Russian Energy Week in St Petersburg, featured 60 events in the format of meetings, conferences, roundtables, and seminars. These included the plenary session The Role of the Russian Gas Complex in the Global Energy Balance and series of events Youth Day: Dialogue of Generations. Participants in SPIGF 2017 included more than 400 speakers.
The total number of participants in REW 2017 exceeded 10,000 people. Of these, 6,500 attended the REW venue in Moscow, and 4,000 visited the venue in St Petersburg. The programme of events was specially designed to allow representatives from the gas sector to engage in productive exchanges in both cities.
94 participating countries were represented at the REW 2017 venue in Moscow.
Taking part in the 7th St Petersburg International Gas Forum were 190 organizations from 42 countries. Attending for the first time were representatives from Turkmenistan, Venezuela, Equatorial Guinea, Paraguay, Algeria, and Uzbekistan.
Foreign official delegations
The Forum was attended by Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Gulomzhon Ibragimov; 24 ministers from 17 foreign countries (Algeria, Armenia, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cuba, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe); and 38 heads of diplomatic corps.
International organizations and associations were represented at the highest level by Secretary General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Adnan Amin, Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Seyed Mohammed Hossein Adeli, and Director General of the Nuclear Energy Agency William Magwood.
Russian official delegations
The Russian delegation at the Forum was represented by Presidential Aide Andrei Belousov, Presidential Adviser Anton Kobyakov, and Presidential Adviser Alexandra Levitskaya; Plenipotentiary Representative of the President to the North Caucasus Federal District Oleg Belaventsev, Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin as well as the heads of 17 constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
The forum served as an important communications platform for more than 480 representatives of the business community from 150 Russian and 76 foreign companies.
More than 140 Russian and 35 foreign companies were represented by their CEOs. They included Gazprom Neft Chairman of the Management Board and CEO Alexander Dyukov; HIS Markit Vice Chairman Daniel Yergin; Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation Director General Alexey Likhachev; Fortum Corporation President and CEO Pekka Lundmark; NOVATEK Chairman of the Board and Member of the Board of Directors Leonid Mikhelson; Rosseti General Director Pavel Livinsky; Schneider Electric Executive Vice President for Industry and Member of the Executive Committee Peter Herweck; Gazprom Chairman of the Management Committee and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors Alexey Miller; Enel Head of Europe and North Africa Roberto Deambrogio; SIBUR Chairman of the Board Dmitry Konov; Lukoil President, Member of the Board of Directors, and Chairman of the Management Committee Vagit Alekperov; Zarubezhneft General Director Sergey Kudryashov; Schneider Electric President for Russia and the CIS Johan Vanderplaetse; and Statoil Russia President Torgeir Kydland.
Foreign businessmen came from 28 countries (Austria, the Bahamas, Belgium, China, Cyprus, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Laos, Luxembourg, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, UAE, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uzbekistan, and Zimbabwe).
A total of 17 agreements were signed during the Russian Energy Week International Forum:
A total of 18 agreements were signed on the sidelines of the 7th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum held during Russian Energy Week:
Events at the Forum in Moscow were broadcast by 191 media organizations, including 133 outlets from Russia and 58 outlets from another 18 countries (Algeria, China, Estonia, France, Germany, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States).
Applications were received from 898 media outlets, including 749 from the Russian media and 149 from foreign organizations.
In addition, approximately 300 media representatives were in attendance at the 7th St Petersburg International Gas Forum.
The Forum featured an exhibition at which the latest technologies of the fuel and energy sector, developments in alternative energy, and the latest achievements in energy conservation and environmental protection were presented.
The exhibition was put together by 10 partner companies: Rosseti, Transneft, the Moscow Government, Rosatom State Corporation, Novatek, Alfa Bank, SIBUR, RusHydro, SUEK, and Hyundai. The Republic of Tatarstan, Vladimir Region, and the Global Energy International Energy Prize presented stands as well.
The REW exposition was enhanced by the best works of the The Pride of Russia Miners photo exhibition organized by the Russian Ministry of Energy in conjunction with SUEK to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the coal industrys professional holiday Miners Day.
The 7th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum included the 5th International Specialized Exhibition InGAS Stream 2017 Innovations in the Gas Industry at which manufacturers presented current and future technologies, products as well as goods and services needed for the gas industry.
The House of Pashkov hosted a welcome reception for participants on behalf of the REW 2017 Organizing Committee on 4 October.
The Energy Games debuted as part of the Russian Energy Week sporting programme at the sports facilities of Sochi.
A service to reserve tickets for Moscow theatres and a sightseeing service were available to participants throughout the Forum.
REW 2017 partners include 47 companies:
The Moscow Government partner with the status With the support of;
Rosseti Strategic Partner;
Rosatom General Atomic Partner;
GAZPROM, NOVATEK, Gazprom Energoholding, and the Housing and Utilities Fund Official Partners;
Transneft, Rosneft, Surgutneftegas, Gazprom Neft, SIBUR, RusHydro, Sberbank, Lukoil, and Rusnano Partners;
SUEK, Renova/T Plus Business Partners;
Alfa-Bank Leisure Area Partner;
Fortum, Zarubezhneft, MOESK, Tatneft, Russian Railways, Pipe Metallurgical Company, TAIF, and Irkutsk Oil Company Business Programme Partners;
Quadra, Kuzbassrazrezugol, Siberian Generating Company, Schneider Electric, Power Machines, FGC UES, Unipro, RussNeft, SDS Coal, EVRAZ, Sogaz, Hevel, SPIMEX, and Enel Organizational Partners;
Rostec, Roscosmos/URSC, Conversion, REC Business Breakfast Partners;
Rostelecom Telecommunications Partner;
BAIKALSEA Company Forum Water Supply Partner.
The official vehicle of the Forum is Hyundai Motors. The company provided 35 Genesis vehicles for Forum partners and speakers.
Transport company Baltic Star handled dispatching operations.
The official taxi company was the Komandir Group of Companies, which provided special rates for Forum participants using the code word REW 2017.