Opening Session

Opening Remarks
Mr.Takato Ojimi, President, Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC)

Session 1: Considerations for Long Term Scenario Development

This session will discuss key issues impacting the long term outlook of the energy sector including climate change, technology, renewables, energy efficiency and conservation. The objective of this session is to seek input from leading energy experts on improvements to the APEC Energy Demand and
Supply Outlook for the development of the 7th edition.

Ms.Cecilia Tam, Special Adviser, APERC
Climate Change and Technology Considerations in Outlook Development 
Mr.Kamel Ben Naceur, Director of Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology, IEA
Balancing Market and Policy Drivers in Scenario Development
Dr.Rob Whitney, Executive Chair of Scenarios Study, World Energy Council
Insights from Reinventing Fire: China and US
Dr.Nan Zhou, Co-Director, China Energy Group, LBNL
Role of Energy Efficiency in Long Term Energy Planning
Dr.Twarath Sutabutr, Director General, Energy Policy and Planning Office(EPPO), Ministry of Energy, Thailand
Future of Renewable Energy
Mr.Jeffrey Skeer,Senior Programme Officer, IRENA
Additional discussant
Dr. Phyllis Yoshida, Lead Shepherd, APEC Energy Working Group (EWG)

Session 2: Implications of Prolonged Low Energy Prices on the Energy Mix

This session will focus on the outlook for energy supply and will discuss the impacts of prolonged low energy prices on investments in the energy sector. It will also evaluate the challenges faced by renewables and other low carbon energy technologies as well as implications for energy sector investments.

Outlook for Energy Prices and Supply
Dr.Ken Koyama, Chief Economist, IEEJ
Can Gas replace Coal as APEC’s Leading Fuel?
Mr. Satry Nugraha, Secretary General, National Energy Council of Indonesia
Challenges for Renewables
Ms.Rana Adib, Research Coordinator, REN 21
Implications for Energy Sector Investments
Mr.Takayuki Nogami, Chief Economist, JOGMEC
Additional discussant
Dr.Ali Izadi Najafabadi, Head of Japan, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Session 3: Prospects for An Energy Security Framework in the Asia-Pacific Region

This Session will evaluate the energy security situation in the Asia-Pacific Region and prospects for an APEC energy security framework. Discussion will cover current regional situation, key elements and conceivable obstacles to developing a framework.

Assessment of Global Energy Security Situation
Dr.Leo Lester, Research Fellow, KAPSARC
Challenges for Energy Security in the Asia Pacific Region
Mr.Mario Marasigan, OIC-Assistant Secretary, Department of Energy, the Philippines
New Approaches to Managing Energy Security Concerns
Dr.Ross Lambie, General Manager, Resources and Energy Economics Branch, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Australia
Additional discussant
Prof.Fengqi Zhou,Senior Advisor, Energy Research Institute of National Development and Reform Commission
Mr.Takato Ojimi, President, President, APERC