The World's Largest Energy Organization
The IEF is the world's largest international organization of energy ministers from 72 countries and includes both producing and consuming nations. It is truly the global home of energy dialogue.
The Forum's biennial Ministerial Meetings are the world's largest gathering of Energy Ministers. The magnitude and diversity of this engagement is a testament to the position of the IEF as a neutral facilitator and honest broker of solutions in the common interest. The IEF16 Ministerial was held in 2018 in New Delhi. The next IEF17 Ministerial will be held in May 2022 in Saudi Arabia.
Originally founded 30 years ago as a forum to facilitate dialogue between producing and consuming countries from OPEC and IEA, the IEF now has more member countries that those two organizations combined and from all regions of the world.
Notably, the IEF has several large non-aligned countries including China, Russia, India, South Africa and Argentina.
The IEF's unique global platform makes it the ideal place to advance a better understanding of world energy dynamics and, in turn, help promote energy security, cooperation and orderly energy sector transformations.