General – ONS 2022
ONS is honoured to welcome the president of Ukraine as a speaker at the Opening Ceremony of ONS in Stavanger on August 29.
President Volodomyr Zelenzky will join live by video-link from Kyiv. The opening of the world-leading meeting place for discussions on energy will be the second time Zelensky ‘visits’ Norway, since addressing the Norwegian parliament in March.
“We look forward to showing our support to Ukraine and its people, to show solidarity and stand by their side for the long run. As a united energy community, it is an important message to convey and at the same time we have invited the Ukrainian head of state to share his reflections on the need for changes in the energy system,” says CEO and president for ONS, Leif Johan Sevland.
The war in Ukraine has challenged Europe’s energy security and shown how vulnerable we are. The consequences are felt by all, with uncertainty and record high prices on fuel and electricity, both in Europe and the rest of the World.
President Zelensky will be introduced by the Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, and will be followed on stage by Elon Musk, Ben Van Beurden (CEO, Shell), Patrick Pouyanné (CEO, TotalEnergies) and Anders Opedal (CEO, Equinor) among others.
The main theme for the ONS Conference and Exhibition 2022 is TRUST.