Aurora Spring Forum

Wednesday 29 March, 2023

Examination Schools, Oxford

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Facing New Realities: Rethinking Energy Use, Supply, and Policy in the Wake of the Global Energy Crisis

The global energy industry continues to face turbulent times, experiencing the worst energy crisis in decades, with high energy prices, supply chain disruptions, and economic instability. However, almost a year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the outlook is relatively positive compared to early dire predictions. The global economy has weathered the impact of the loss of Russian supply. Despite massive short-term cost increases, energy rationing has not yet been required, and in spite of the short-term political panic, the main institutions of the European energy policy—including the wholesale electricity markets—are intact.

While the short-term news is surprisingly positive, the world that emerges from this energy crisis will require a vastly different strategy to approaching the energy transition.

Firstly, supply chains have shortened. It is difficult to imagine a return to the levels of integrations that drove the energy transition in the past decade, such as solar and battery technology from China.

Secondly, decarbonisation is now a matter of survival. The need for energy independence, especially in Europe, has reinforced the existing decarbonisation imperative to drive investment in both mature and immature energy technologies.

Thirdly, Europe’s energy intensive industries are threatened. Europe must now re-evaluate the reliance of its manufacturing industry on cheap Russian fossil fuels, especially in countries like Germany.

With these challenges facing policy makers, investors, and players in the energy market across the globe, the Aurora Spring Forum 2023 will focus on rethinking energy use, supply, and policy in the wake of the global energy crisis.

The leading annual gathering of the energy industry, the Aurora Spring Forum 2023, returns to Oxford on Wednesday 29 March for its 9th edition, offering a unique opportunity to engage with energy sector decision-makers from around the world. Attend the event to hear from the world’s most influential private sector CEOs/CFOs and Energy Ministers, including Ignacio Galan, CEO, Iberdrola; Sinead Gorman, CFO, Shell; Michele Crisostomo, Chair, Enel; Markus Krebber, CEO, RWE; and many more.

Join the Aurora Spring Forum 2023 for a full day of intellectual engagement, thought-provoking analysis, and premium debates. The event offers several key networking opportunities during the day, including a networking lunch, a drinks reception, and a networking dinner in the evening.


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Discounted fees:

We value our subscribers and partners and would like to encourage international participation as well as bringing delegates from various sectors to the Aurora Spring Forum 2023. As a thank you, we offer discounted fees to our subscribers, delegates coming from overseas, and government representatives.

Standard fees*:

Standard Ticket- £1,295.00 + VAT

Aurora Subscriber Discounted Ticket - £845.00 + VAT

Overseas Discounted Ticket - £845.00 + VAT

Government Discounted Ticket -  £295.00 + VAT


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Speakers 2023

Agenda 2023

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Examination Schools, University of Oxford

75 - 81 High St, Oxford OX1 4BG, United Kingdom

How to get there

Train – Oxford railway station is approximately a 20 minute walk away or 10 minutes by taxi. Bikes can be hired at the train station or around the city.

  Bus – The nearest bus stop and airport bus stops are on the High Street just outside the Examination Schools (Queen’s Lane stop). Information about buses in the city can be found here.

Car – There is no car parking on site so we recommend using the park and ride system. Alternatively car parks are available across the city. The nearest one is St Clements.



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For more information please contact:

Ethel Chiodelli, Events Logistics Coordinator, Aurora

+44 785 319 56 47

Narcisa-Camelia Danila, Event Content Manager, Aurora

+44 751 032 51 61

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