Africa E&P Summit and Exhibition

Diversity in Energy Summit & Exhibition 2019
Agenda, Tuesday, 8 October

8:00 Registration & Morning Coffee, Maxwell Library
9:00 Opening Remarks from the Chair
9:10 Opening Keynote: Gwen Parry-Jones OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Magnox - Inspiring the Next Generation of Talent
9:20 Session 1: Panel - Can the Energy Sector be a Catalyst for Change?
  The energy sector is in a state of flux with the rise of the green revolution and climate change front and centre in public discourse. Does the energy sector have the power to drive change in diversity, inclusion and empowerment in the same way that energy companies are rapidly evolving to produce cleaner energy? Hear from some of the world's leading energy companies on why diversity is so important and how they plan to change the future outlook.
10:35 Coffee Break – Networking & Exhibition, Maxwell Library
11:05 Session 2: Panel - Lessons from Other Industries in Diversity and Inclusion
  What has worked in other industries and sectors that are paving the way for change and how can these lessons be transferred to the energy sector?  What are other companies doing to change the status quo? How are these influencers changing the landscape of diversity and inclusion in the workplace?
12:20 Luncheon – Networking & Exhibition, Maxwell Library
13:20 Guest Speaker: Chi Onwurah, Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science and Innovation - Equity in STEM Education & Changing Things Through Policy
13:40 Session 3: Panel - Diversity Themes 2020
  What are the current discussion points around diversity and what is the leading thinking of how we can reshape businesses to reflect society as a whole and not just the privileged few?
14:55 Coffee Break – Networking & Exhibition, Maxwell Library
15:25 Session 4: Gender Pay Gap, Money & Promotion - Panel Discussion
  Gender pay gap reporting has highlighted the issue of remuneration bias and some say that this should be extended to minority and disability pay gap reporting. This panel Session is framed to tackle the topic of the gender pay gap and how this can be dealt with effectively by the energy industry. What are the next steps and how can the energy sector lead the way in pay gap reporting, remuneration and promotion practices?
17:00 Conference End
17:00 London Networking Reception Maxwell Library, Open to all Diversity in Energy Summit Attendees
20:30 Day End