World Energy Council: Extreme Weather Industry & Expert Forum

27 - 28 Apr 2015

Organised by World Energy Council
Location: Rüschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland

About the event

The World Energy Council (WEC) project "Financing Resilient Energy Infrastructure" seeks to find out how the energy and finance sectors can work together and with other sectors to better understand risk and uncertainty in energy infrastructure and thereby unlock the capital needed to accelerate the transition to a resilient global energy economy.

This workshop on the impact of extreme weather and climate change on the energy sector is part of a series that elaborates different risks to the energy sector. A solid understanding of the nature of these risks and appropriately adapted energy financing mechanisms and infrastructure design is necessary in order to avoid an investment impasse which could threaten to cripple global energy systems.

In particular, this workshop will elaborate on the physical and economical impact of extreme weather events, drivers and trends in regard to extreme weather and climate change, physical and technical defensive measures, and solutions for energy infrastructure financing. Participation is by invitation only.

For further information, please refer to the WEC press release from 1 October 2014.



Monday, 27 April 2015



14.00 - 17.00

Extreme weather: scientific evidence; impact on energy infrastructure and technical solutions

18.00 - 19.30

Risk Talk on the risks affecting the energy industry
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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

08.30 - 12.00

Financial solutions for managing extreme weather risk; development of a framework for resiliency

12.00 - 13.00

Optional lunch

Please note that the final agenda will be distributed to the participants closer to the event.

General information


World Energy Council: Extreme Weather Industry & Expert Forum


27 - 28 April 2015


Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue
Gheistrasse 37
8803 Rüschlikon
Telephone +41 43 285 8100

Target audience

Representatives from the energy and financial services industry


Participation by invitation only

Dress code

Business casual

Conference fee

There is no fee to attend the conference


Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Airport transfers will be the responsibility of the participants.

Click here for travel directions to the Centre.

Hotel accommodation

Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue
Gheistrasse 37
8803 Rüschlikon
Telephone +41 43 285 8100

A limited number of rooms are available at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue at the rate of CHF 300 per night for single occupancy including breakfast. In order to reserve a hotel room we kindly ask you to send us an email to indicating your arrival and departure date.

Meals and refreshments

Dinner will be served on 27 April 2015 and lunch on 28 April 2015.
Coffee and refreshments will be served over the two days.

Special meal requirements

If you have a special meal or dietary requirement, please note it on the registration form.


For cancellation, please contact Flavio Caspar

Conference organisation

Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue
Flavio Caspar
Gheistrasse 37
8803 Rüschlikon
Telephone +41 43 285 8846
Fax +41 43 282 8846


This event may be photographed, videotaped, filmed and /or recorded. A summary of the event, pictures and/or a video of the event in which you may appear may be posted and made available on Swiss Re’s and the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue’s internal and external websites and in printed materials.

Antitrust statement

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that Swiss Re conducts its business according to local European anti-trust laws. Please bear this in mind while attending the conference. For more details, please contact the organiser.