8th Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency

IEA 8th Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency


The 8th Global Conference will feature over 30 highly engaging panel discussions, workshops, roundtables and site visits across three days.

6 June: Special events with panel discussions and roundtable discussions on a wide range of topics, as well as a welcome reception
7 June: High-level panels of CEOs, Ministers and other senior leaders. Roundtable workshops for invited guests
8 June: While a closed-door ministerial discussion takes place, other participants will have the chance to take part in site visits to energy-efficient technology centres, further special events and roundtable workshops

A full Global Conference agenda is available on the page below and in pdf. More detailed agendas for 6 and 8 June special events can be found by clicking on the title of session. 


1 : June 6, 2023
08:00 - 09:00
Registration and coffee
09:00 - 11:45
Energy management in the digital age: Unlocking opportunities for SMEs in industry and commercial buildings
Event led by the European Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ECEEE) Industrial and buildings energy use make up some 70 percent of our final energy consumption, and are in need of improved energy performance processes. Addressing that energy use is key to achieving global long-term climate and energy objectives. How are digitalisation and improvements in energy management standards starting to have an impact?
09:15 - 12:00
Appliance standards in a net zero future: A call to action on harmonising international standards
Event led by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and Energy Foundation China (EFC) According to the IEA, to reach net zero goals a majority of appliances and cooling systems sold globally should be best in class by 2030. What role can standards play in accelerating appliance energy efficiency globally, and how can we promote harmonisation of standards to meet longterm climate change objectives?
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee and networking
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 13:30
Exchanging lessons from the energy crisis in accelerating efficiency
Event led by The Energy Efficiency Hub What have governments learned from their efforts to rapidly scale up energy efficiency measures since early 2022? The Energy Efficiency Hub regularly brings officials and experts from Members together to share their experience. This session will bring a global perspective to policy approaches that have proven effective and challenges that remain.
13:00 - 15:30
Financing and business models for scaling energy efficiency action
Energy service companies (ESCOs) deliver energy efficiency projects that are financed through the resulting energy cost savings, and can thus unlock energy efficiency action at scale. This event will explore innovative and digital business models that deliver significant energy savings, and solutions for governments to amplify these approaches.
14:00 - 17:30
Powering the Future: Leveraging digitalisation for efficiency, resilience and decarbonisation
Event led by the IEA Digital Demand-Driven Electricity Networks (3DEN) Initiative The mounting pressures to decarbonise and electrify, in conjunction with the climate and energy crises, are creating a new imperative for efficiency. How can digitalisation support greater efficiency and fast-track implementation across sectors and systems? This event will explore the role of smart grids for supporting reliable and efficient power systems in emerging and developing countries.
15:00 - 16:00
Coffee and networking
16:00 - 18:00
The role of the public sector in responding to the global energy crisis
What is the role of the public sector in both acting as a leading example of energy consumption reduction and incentivising broader investments in energy efficiency activities? Opportunities for the public sector to respond to current global challenges will form a core theme of this event, aiming to foster a dialogue on short and medium-term solutions
18:00 - 19:00
Revolutionising the energy efficiency narrative
Despite the wide range of multiple benefits, environmental, economic, and social, provided by energy efficiency, the pace of global annual improvement remains below target. Based on International Energy Agency (IEA) analysis, there is potential for the annual energy efficiency improvement rate to double from its current level in order to be in line with global climate change objectives.
19:00 - 20:00
Welcome reception


2 : June 7, 2023
07:30 - 08:30
Registration and coffee
09:15 - 10:30
Learning from the crisis
Over the past 12 months we witnessed the first truly global energy crisis, causing disruption in markets and economic pain for consumers and industries worldwide. This panel takes a look back at the global policy and market response to the crisis, to consider how we can boost resilience to future shocks.
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee and networking
11:00 - 12:30
Public-private roundtable: Industry & infrastructure
Open exclusively to invited CEOs and senior government representatives
12:00 - 14:00
14:30 - 16:00
Public-private roundtable: Buildings & homes
Open exclusively to invited CEOs and senior government representatives
15:00 - 16:00
Modernising efficiency: Smart systems and consumers
Digital innovation has the potential to revolutionise energy efficiency, unlocking new opportunities to bring together better control, demand flexibility, systems cost-reduction and to empower consumers. What are the implications of this and what actions are required?
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee and networking
16:30 - 17:30
Energy efficiency in a net zero future
How can governments and industry use the lessons of the global energy crisis to strengthen ambition on energy efficiency and put the world onto a path to net zero? What does a more resilient, efficient economy look like, and what is needed to get there?
19:00 - 23:00
Gala Dinner, by invitation only
Conference Dinner


3 : June 8, 2023
07:30 - 13:00
Optional site visits for all participants
Visits hosted by Schneider Electric to discover a range of energy efficiency solutions. Click on this description for further information.
08:00 - 09:00
Welcome and coffee
09:00 - 11:30
Ministerial discussion
Open exclusively to Ministers and official Heads of Delegation, plus one. Ministers from across the world share insights with each other into how they are working to accelerate policy action to boost energy efficiency for affordability, security and climate action.
09:01 - 09:15
Opening remarks
Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman, Schneider Electric
09:15 - 10:00
Sustainability and Energy: The essential partnership for Net Zero
Hosted by Schneider Electric A fair energy transition, underpinned by energy efficiency, and enabled by digitalization and electrification, can drive decarbonization while also addressing the energy crisis, reducing costs and increasing security of supply. Governments and companies have had to re-examine their approaches to ensuring future resilience – how can they ensure that efficiency and sustainability are their passport to thriving and making an impact, today and tomorrow?
10:00 - 10:15
Coffee and networking
10:15 - 11:30
Workshop roundtable
This interactive session, hosted by Schneider Electric, will build on the discussions and outputs from the Key Minister and CEO Breakouts held on June 7th. Explore additional insights from over on key challenges for energy efficiency and sustainability in action such as stakeholder alignment, data collection, financing, and technology / workforce skills. A practical exchange will then help attendees develop a robust roadmap at three levels: strategize, digitize, and decarbonize Open to all participants. 
10:15 - 12:30
Rebuilding better: Energy efficiency and clean energy in post-crisis response
Discussion on the crucial role of energy efficiency and low-carbon solutions when providing energy services during post-crisis reconstruction. With a focus on buildings, the discussion examines efforts to rebuild better during and after the war in Ukraine, and after earthquakes in Indonesia, while also drawing on wider experiences internationally. The event aims to showcase adaptable best practices in building reconstruction and modernisation, and to foster a dialogue on short and medium-term solutions.
12:00 - 14:30