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Mexico Energy Summit 2017

June 22



Save the date: Mexico Summit, second edition

Mexico Energy Summit 2017 brings together over 200 key international players involved in the development of the Mexican energy industry. This high-level conference will provide an invaluable platform to present the sector’s future through the constructive debate on key topics, combined with effective networking opportunities with academic, business, and political leaders.
The principal topics for discussion have been chosen, after extensive consultation with insiders, as those that will help research, business, and political leaders to better understand the present and future opportunities in the Mexican energy industry. Ranging from the economic landscape and energy outlook, installed capacity and electricity network, renewable mix and smart grids, hydrocarbons projects and environmental framework, Mexico Energy Summit will provide the latest perspective and outlooks to all industry stakeholders.

Final programme

  • 8:00 Registration
  • 9:00 Mexico’s Economic Landscape
    Opening Speech: Julián Ventura, Mexico Ambassador to the UK
    Keynote: Beatriz Armendariz, UCL Department of Economics
  • 9:45 Mexico’s New Energy Framework
    Keynote: Guillermo Zuñiga, Commissioner at CRE (Energy Regulatory Commission)
    Discussant: Santiago Creuheras, Director General for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability at Ministry of Energy
  • 10:30 Coffee Break
  • 10:45 Future Pathways for Oil and Gas Operators
    Panellist: Miriam Grunstein, Chief Energy Counsel at Brilliant Energy Consulting
    Panellist: Carlos Morales Gil, Director General at PetroBAL
    Panellist: Tim Davis, GM Exploration at Premier Oil
    Panellist: Oliver Quinn, Director for Africa and Global Ventures at Ophir Energy
    Chair: Diego Pedraza Segura, UCL MPA Candidate
  • 11:45 Smart Integration for Renewable Energy
    Moderator: Andrew Smith, UCL Energy Institute
    Panellist: David Hill, Managing Director at Open Energi
    Panellist: Juan Manuel Ávila, Director General at Top Energy Mexico
    Panellist: Adriana Carvallo, Carbon Trust
    Panellist: Eduardo Piquero, Director General at MexiCO2 (Mexican Stock Exchange)
  • 12:45 Networking Lunch
  • 14:00 Road to a Low Carbon Economy
    Keynote: Sir David King, UK Former Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change
    Discussant: Santiago Suarez de la Fuente, UCL Mechanical Engineering
  • 15:00 Boosting International Collaboration
    Chair: Jason Blackstock, Head of Department at STEaPP UCL
    Panellist: Nelson Mojarro, Representative of the Mexican Ministry of Energy Sustainability Fund for Europe
    Panellist: Paul Durrant, Head of Innovation Policy at BEIS
    Panellist: Yves Hayaux de Tully, Chairman of Mexican Chamber of Commerce UK
  • 16:00 Tea Break
  • 16:15 Mission orientated innovation led growth: Challenges and Opportunities
    Keynote: Mariana Mazzucato, Director of the Institute of Innovation and Public Purpose, UCL

Stay tuned!


June 22
Event Category:


UCLU Mexican Society
UCL Global Engagement Office
UCL Science, Engineering and Public Policy MPA


Main Quad Pavilion
Gower Street, Bloomsbury
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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