Empowering Future Energy, Navigating Transformation, Driving Sustainable Innovation

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The global energy industry is facing a major transition process. The transition is bringing unprecedented challenges driven by the increasing penetration of renewables into the energy supply mix, rapid shift in technology development, consumer preferences, regulations, and different investor orientations. Human capital and their collective knowledge and skills is the corner stone of this energy transition in which the emerging youngsters play a key role.

The Young Professionals Forum at OPES 2025 will provide the participants with an insightful view about some of the trending topics and challenges the energy industry is currently facing, discuss innovative ideas and pioneer initiatives, that will make them more competitive, more enabled, and more connected with their peers towards to becoming an effective leader in a world of swiftly and disruptive changes.

2024 Agenda

Monday - Wednesday, 22 - 24 April 2024

08:00 – 16:00

YP Lounge:

The Young Professionals Lounge aims to foster engagement, knowledge sharing, and professional growth among young professionals attending OPES. It will serve as a vibrant hub where they can connect with industry leaders, exchange ideas, and gain valuable insights into key industry trends and challenges. The activities are organized around three primary subjects: a safe and sustainable environment, hydrocarbon growth (carbon and cost competitiveness), empowering technology, and talent development.

Wednesday, 24 April 2024

09:00 – 10:45

Roundtable 1 - The roadmap towards achieving Oman Vision 2024 energy goals

Oman Vision 2040 places a significant energy target that supports the Sultanate journey of energy transition. Through this vision, Oman is adapting the transition into green economy to develop the projects and diversify into renewable energy resources such as solar and wind. Green hydrogen production as well is also demonstrating its importance through the announcements of several strategic projects leading Oman into being a future hydrogen hub. This round table discussion aims to showcase the Oman Vision energy goals and road map and hence, allow an interactive dialogue between the industry young professionals and future leaders to shed the light into the opportunities and challenges in achieving these targets.

11:00 – 12:30

Strategic Session #5: Energy Industry Landscape: Futuristic Youth Perception

Conditions for accelerating change have been assembling for years. Advancement in information technology, automation, artificial intelligence, and the highly dynamic political and social environment created a new reality where changes are much more rapid, continual and multi-dimensional. Change by it is nature can leave people and organizations vulnerable and fractured at a time where sustainability, affordability and clean energy are the industry top priorities. Young Professionals input is critical source for innovative solutions. Their role does count and value in the challenging journey of change. This panel discussion, delivered by a group of young industry leaders, will discuss the framework suitable for time of disputation to navigate these changes and build up more resilience, cohesive and sustainable industry that can perform at the highest across all related sectors.

13:45 – 15:00

Roundtable 2 - Navigating Career Transitions in the Evolving Energy Sector

The "Navigating Career Transitions in the Evolving Energy Sector" roundtable will delve into adaptability, continuous learning, and strategic networking as essential elements for success. Participants will discuss career paths, mentorship, addressing barriers, and embracing an adaptable entrepreneurial mindset. The importance of soft skills and staying informed about industry trends will be highlighted, providing a comprehensive approach for young professionals navigating dynamic energy careers in the short and long term.

About NYP Committee

In 2018, national young professionals from across different subdivisions of the energy industry from the Sultanate of Oman came together with a mission to connect, develop and grow the future generation of industry leaders and to bridge the gap between students and professionals, culminating in the establishment of the National Young Professionals (NYP) Committee. Under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, the NYP Committee provides a platform for knowledge sharing through an outstanding events and networking with peers and local, regional or global emerging leaders.

NYP also helps the members to stay updated about the trending topics in the energy sector worldwide. Through the events, it seeks to create synergy between all stakeholders, promote best practices and excellency in task delivery to accelerate experience gaining and essential soft skills mastering. The Committee is linked with global organizations and other YP committees from different countries; leading to the opportunity to develop regional and global collaborations.