Autumn Conference 2018

Energy transition and sustainability

The Autumn Conference took place in Oslo on 20th November 2018.
See the video recordings of all the main presentations below. 

This year’s conference focused on energy transition and sustainability. It focused on the industry’s dual challenge — to secure future energy supply and reduce climate emissions. The perspectives on supply and demand given in the latest World Energy Outlook (WEO) from IEA will be included in the discussions. The Autumn Conference is a joint event hosted by Equinor, the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum & Energy and the International Energy Agency (IEA).

The conference was opened by the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. IEA Executive Director Dr. Fatih Birol and Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Patricia Espinosa, joined as keynote speakers together with Eldar Sætre, President & CEO, Equinor ASA. Closing remarks by Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Kjell-Børge Freiberg.

See the recordings of the keynote presentations below: 

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World Energy Outlook 2018—about the IEA

The World Energy Outlook report for 2018 sees broad transformations in the global energy landscape. Find out more about IEA.

Download the presentation by Dr Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director

IEA World Energy Outlook presentation PDF 567 KB

Programme 2018

Autumn Conference 2018: Det Norske Teatret, Oslo. 9.00am to 12:10pm CET.

08:00 Registration and coffee

Welcoming remarks by Reidar Gjærum, Senior Vice President Communication, Equinor.

Opening address by Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg.

‘World Energy Outlook 2018’, by Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, IEA.




‘Time for action’, by Eldar Sætre, President and CEO, Equinor.

'The Energy Industry in a Low Carbon Future – Innovation and Transition' by Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.


Dialogue session with Ms. Espinosa, Dr. Birol and Mr. Sætre.

Closing remarks by Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Kjell-Børge Freiberg.

12:10 End of conference and lunch

After the conference, the following IR seminar was held. Click below to see the webcast recording and read more.

The speakers

IEA executive director Dr. Fatih Birol will present the World Energy Outlook 2018.  We are very pleased to welcome Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, who will join us as a keynote speaker. We are pleased to annouce that Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg will join the conference, as will the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Kjell-Børge Freiberg and Equinor President and CEO Eldar Sætre.

Eldar Sætre
President & CEO of Equinor
Photo: Ole Jørgen Bratland


Dr. Fatih Birol
Executive Director International Energy Agency (IEA)
Photo: IEA 

Erna Solberg

Erna Solberg
Prime Minister
Photo: Thomas Haugersveen

Patricia Espinosa

Patricia Espinosa
Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change

Kjell Børge Freiberg

Kjell-Børge Freiberg
Minister of Petroleum and Energy
Photo: OED/Scanpix

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