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Solving the Global Power Puzzle

The United States has meaningful industrial strategy for the first time in modern history, sparking new public-private partnerships and international dialogues. Energy and transportation are at the center of this evolution, from the first materials to the last mile.

While we may be crossing key inflection points in the energy transition, successful navigation through the crucial mid-transition years is far from assured. Companies and governments are facing a backdrop of seismic geopolitical shifts and emerging security challenges—and must answer key questions to enable the new global economy to thrive.

SAFE Summit 2024: Solving the Global Power Puzzle will convene global decision makers to address these challenges and define a path forward.

A Look Back at the 2023 SAFE Summit

The inaugural SAFE Summit: A Pathway to Electrification from Minerals to Market was held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. on March 28-29, 2023.​

Convening nearly 600 attendees over the two days, conversations focused on how to maximize the 
impact of the historic legislation in the United States that injected nearly a trillion dollars to transform 
the clean energy and electric transportation industries. The 2023 event featured a powerhouse lineup of speakers across industry and government. A sampling of those included:

      • John Podesta, Senior Advisor to the President, The White House
      • The Hon. Joe Manchin, D-WV, United States Senator
      • David Turk, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy 
      • Barbara Humpton, President and CEO, Siemens Corporation 
      • Frederick W. Smith, Executive Chairman, FedEx Corporation
      • Robin Carnahan, Administrator, General Services Administration 
      • Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President of the European Commission 
      • Jonathan Evans, CEO and President, Lithium Americas Corporation 
      • Jose Fernandez, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of State 
      • Kirsten Hillman, Canadian Ambassador to the United States
      • James Litinsky, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, MP Materials
      • Admiral Dennis Blair (Ret.), Former Director of National Intelligence; Former Commander In Chief, U.S. Pacific Command; and Chairman, SAFE
      • Duncan McIntyre, CEO, Highland Electric Fleets
      • Catherine Hunt Ryan, President, Manufacturing and Technology, Bechtel
      • Juan Gabriel Valdés, Ambassador to the U.S., Chile 
      • David Van Weel, Assistant Secretary General, NATO
      • HE the Hon Dr Kevin Rudd AC, Ambassador to the U.S., Australia

And several other key stakeholders and decision makers across the private and public sector.


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