Youth Day: Energy Challenge as the part of the 9th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum 2019
On October 1-3, 2019 the final events of the project of Youth Day:
Energy Challenge were held at the 9th St. Petersburg International
Gas Forum (SPIGF). It is the 5th jubilee edition of the project.
The organizer of event is Higher
Economic School of St. Petersburg State University of Economics (HES UNECON)
under the support of organizations members of International Business Congress (IBC): Gazprom, Gasunie, OMV,
Uniper, Wintershall Dea, Shell as well as with partnership of Energy Delta Institute (EDI), European School
of Management and Technology (ESMT), Schneider Electric, Siemens, Verbundnetz Gas
(VNG) and Expoforum.
Virtual Academy results
July 15, 2019 the study process in Virtual Academy has finished. The participants submitted their final #project_challenge aimed to assess their research and analytical skills, as well as the ability to present the project to the public. The project should be related to energy industry: technology, business process, market, product etc., and explain its competitive advantage, creating value, feasibility, impact etc.
Virtual Academy. Module 5.
On July 7, 2019, the learning part of the Virtual Academy within the project of Youth Day: Energy Challange was completed. The last fifth module was devoted to the topic of “Sustainable energy transition“. The European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), represented by senior lecturer Christoph Burger and Program Director Jens Weinmann, moderated and developed the training materials and assignments.
Virtual Academy. Module 4.
June 10-23, the fourth training module was held at the Virtual Academy. Students were invited to study technical trends in the energy sector.
Three companies held webinars and answered the participants’ questions online:
Virtual Academy. Module 3.
On June 9, the Virtual Academy completed the third training module, which was devoted to market trends.
The representatives of three Youth Day partner companies held their webinars:
Virtual Academy. Module 2.
The end of the second module is coming. The module is dedicated to partners companies’ strategies.
Participants of The Virtual Academy have already listened to three speakers:
- May, 15 – Irina Mironova told about the strategy of Gazprom;
- May, 17 – Julia Boermann introduced the new strategy of merged Wintershall Dea;
- May, 20 – information about Schneider Electric was presented by Gilles Nougier, Vice-President Zone Europe and CIS.
The last webinar provided by Afkenel Schipstra, Gasinie, is scheduled for May, 23. The third module starts May, 27 and contains webinars and analytical materials about market trends.
Upgrade of Youth Day within St. Petersburg International Gas Forum
For four years of successful implementation the project of Youth Day has attracted attention of more than 500 students from 25 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America and even Australia. They had a chance to meet the leading experts of oil and gas industry, to communicate with top managers of world energy companies in off-tie format and to demonstrate their competences in personal and group competitions. This opportunity to visit the St. Petersburg International Gas Forum (SPIGF) is an incredible experience for future industry professionals.
Prize trip of winners in Youth Day 2018
April 2-13, 2019 the winning team of Youth Day 2018 Case Contest participated in the international study trip to partner energy companies in Russia, Germany, the Netherlands and France.
Youth Day: Dialogue of Generations – 2018
October 2-4, 2018, the Youth day: Dialogue of Generations was held at the fourth time within the official program of VIII St. Petersburg International Gas Forum (SPIGF).
This international event creates conditions for the open dialogue between business representatives of energy industry and talented youth audience from the world’s leading universities and institutes.
Youth Day was traditionally organized by Higher Economic School of the St. Petersburg State University of Economics (HES UNECON) under the financial and organizational support of International Business Congress (IBC) and Gazprom Company.
Partners of the event are the worlds` leading energy companies Uniper, Wintershall, Gasunie, Shell, Schneider Electric and OMV as well as academic community – Energy Delta Institute (EDI) and UNECON.