Leadership Summit: Destination 2050
The POWERGEN and DISTRIBUTECH Leadership Summit track, focused on Destination 2050, was created to provide a platform for energy sector leaders to engage in long-term strategic discussions, focusing on the next 30 years, with the objective of driving forward the energy transition. The Leadership Summit is designed to attract both the electricity generation and delivery audiences and will take place concurrently with both events’ well-established Conference Sessions and Knowledge Hubs, reinforcing the event’s wider content proposition.
Speakers and panelists will represent utilities, EPCs, OEMs, regulators, investors and more. These experts from across the ecosystem, seeking solutions to prominent challenges in pursuit of a balanced and sustainable energy mix, will have the opportunity to contribute their thoughts in high-level debates with peers. As they cover the industry’s ambitious journey to ‘Destination 2050’, they will discuss how central station-based generation represents a smaller percentage of capacity and the trend toward more renewable energy and other forms of distributed generation, including energy storage. In addition, they will talk about the changing workforce, evolving customers, policy, regulation and project financing.
The inaugural Leadership Summit track will open after the keynote address by Rick Perry, former U.S. Secretary of Energy and Governor of Texas. Former Secretary Perry also will participate with other executives the Leadership Summit’s first panel session.