The 14th IEF will take place on 15-16 May 2014 in Moscow. Download the IEF14 Agenda.
If you would like to download logos relating to the event then please visit our IEF14 Press & Media page.
Experts will gather on 31 March 2014 in Vienna for the Fourth Workshop on the Interactions between Physical and Financial Energy Markets. Discussions at this invitation-only event will focus on timely topics including the role of commodity trading houses in oil price formation, the regulation of commodity markets, and an update on the implementation of the Principles for Oil Price Reporting Agencies, published 5 October 2012 by the International Organization of Securities Commissions in consultation with the IEA, IEF and OPEC.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The IEF Lecture Series was honoured to receive HE Dr José Antonio Meade, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico and to have the opportunity to exchange views with him on the topic of his speech "Mexico's Energy and Structural Reforms: Landmark Opportunities for Business and Investment".
HE Minister Meade was accompanied by a delegation which included high level representatives of:
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The IEA, IEF and OPEC held the Fourth Symposium on Energy Outlooks on 22 January 2014 at IEF Headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Symposium facilitated the sharing of insights and the exchange of views about energy market trends and short, medium, and long-term energy outlooks.
This event was part of a wider joint programme of work agreed by the three organisations and endorsed by energy ministers at the 12th International Energy Forum (Cancun, March 2010) as part of the Cancun Declaration.
Session I: Key findings from the Third Symposium on Energy Outlooks and presentation of the latest IEA and OPEC projections.
Moderator: Richard G. Newell, Director, Duke University Energy Initiative
Session II: Industry views on short-, medium-, and long-term energy outlooks.
Moderator: Antonio Merino, Director of Research, Repsol
Session III: Perspectives on the Petrochemicals Sector
Moderator: Andrea Borruso, Owner, Borruso Polymers GmbH
The IEF Lecture Series welcomed a selection of energy experts from around the globe who presented at the event entitled "Energy Perspectives from the Americas to Asia".
The 21 January Lecture Series ran as follows:
11:00 Welcome coffee
11:30-13:30 Presentations followed by an informal discussion
13:30-14:30 Light lunch and networking
New Delhi, India
The World Energy Policy Summit (WEPS) is an annual international conference to encourage discussion, debate, and direction. It seeks to bring together diverse views on various issues and developments that influence shaping policy by governments, companies and other entities pertaining to various sources of energy. WEPS emphasizes that we live in an inter-dependent world that demands better complementarity and compatibility between policies of various entities and societies around the world. WEPS aims to play a key and dynamic role in that development.
The over-arching theme for this year’s conference was "Energy Growth, Partnership and Governance”, a theme very much at the heart of IEF core interest. Secretary General, Aldo Flores delivered a special address in the opening session of the programme. Dr Flores also participated in two “Big Debate” panels addressing “Energy Geopolitics and Geo Economics : Building Interdependence in the Age of Unprecedented Volatility” and “Future of Fossil Fuels, Green Energy and Climate Change”.
Find out more on the World Energy Policy Summit website.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
H.E. Wu Xinxiong, Administrator of China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), led a high-level delegation to hold a China Energy Day at the IEF on Sunday, 1 December 2013.
H.E. Wu Xinxiong was accompanied by Mr Qian Zhimin, President of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC).
We were indeed honoured both to receive Minister Wu Xinxiong and the accompanying delegation at the IEF and to have this opportunity to exchange views with him. The agenda was as follows:
9:30- 10:30 Official Speeches
10:40-12:00 Presentation and Discussion (Q & A)
Topic: China advanced technologies on nuclear power
Speaker: Mr. XING Ji, Chief designer of nuclear power, CNNC
12:00-12:30 Light Lunch
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The IEF was honoured to receive UK Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, Greg Barker MP and to have the opportunity to exchange views with him on the topic of his speech "UK Energy and Climate Policy in the Global Context".
Secretary General Aldo Flores was invited to deliver a keynote speech at the inaugural Gulf Intelligence Oman Energy Forum "Building Producer-Consumer Partnerships for the Post Easy Oil Era".
Dr Flores also participated in a panel discussion with Mulham Al Jarf, Deputy CEO of the Oman Oil Company and Jay Pearson, VP Business Development, Petrofac. Entitled "An industry in Transformation - Future Partnerships?". The organisers set the scene for the panellists - inviting them to reflect on the impact of consolidation in the energy industry following the wave of M&A activity post 1990 which created the super–majors and effectively redefined the sector. They were also asked to consider a new transformation that has taken place in more recent times, less defined perhaps but equally as radical – NOCs are becoming NIOCs; Supermajors are slimming down; Service companies are taking on IOC activities; Independents are joining forces; trading firms are diversifying & buying assets – and were tasked with addressing the the following: What is the Destination & Consequence of this Transformation?
The overarching theme of the forum was "The Sultanate: Pioneering in the Energy World".
Oman has taken a pioneering role in the energy world, leading on the application of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques to stem and reverse a decline in domestic oil production, and listing the Oman crude futures contract on Dubai's DME to establish it as pricing benchmark for the Asian Market. The sultanate's global standing has been bolstered in recent years by its strategic location on the crossroads of the emerging south-south energy corridor that will connect Africa, the Middle East and Asia, providing a platform for oman to exploit its strengths and resources. At Home, the sultanate is seeking to develop its energy sector from upstream to as downstream as manufacturing and shipping as part of its in-country-value (ICV) creation strategy that aims at diversifying the local economy and creating jobs, as well as attracting international investment and know how. What is the short, medium and long term outlook for Oman's external ambitions? Can the country continue to play a pioneering role in the global energy industry?
Gulf Intelligence have produced a special edition of their Energy Outlook series to commemorate the event. It is available for download from their website:
The Gulf Intelligence Oman Energy Forum webpage can be found at:
Gulf Intelligence published an Op-Ed featuring the views of IEF Secretary General Aldo Flores - "Building Partnerships for the Post Easy Oil Era" which can be found in the Key Documents below. The original article appears in the special edition of the Gulf Intelligence Energy Outlook issued in October 2013 (see link above).
The 5th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable was held in Seoul, 11-13 September 2013. The Roundtable on “Limited Energy, Unlimited Asia and Growing together” was hosted by Korea and Co-hosted by Qatar.