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13th IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks

Wednesday 15 February 2023, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The IEF will host the 13th IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks at its Riyadh headquarters on 15 February 2023.

The joint producer—consumer dialogue event is hosted by Mr Joseph McMonigle, Secretary General of the International Energy Forum; H.E. Haitham Al Ghais, Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the of the International Energy Agency.

Current market volatility and the widening gap between normative and reference energy scenarios makes dialogue on outlooks and market signals more important than ever. This event will present and compare the outlooks prepared by the IEA and OPEC, and provide an opportunity to exchange points of view on their determinants, how they relate to other outlooks, and help deliver energy security, market stability, and sustainable development in reality.

Successive systemic shocks have upset energy market stability and placed long-term energy transition goals at greater risk. These unprecedented disruptions of energy flows and critical infrastructure impact fragile supply and demand balances that had already tightened due to sustained underinvestment in oil and gas. In addition, the conflict in Ukraine, recession fears, price inflation, and energy poverty concerns have exacerbated market volatility, and may ultimately impact government and public support for climate change mitigation.

The symposium will also explore the trade-offs between affordability, sustainability, and economic growth and how these are impacted by the current crisis. Experts will discuss how governments and industry are expected to re-evaluate policy and investment decisions to keep net-zero climate and sustainable development goals within reach. Participants will be invited to discuss if it is possible to reduce costs of transition to protect consumers and broaden prospects for economic growth.

Guest Speakers

  • Fatih Birol

    Fatih Birol
    Executive Director, IEA

  • Joseph McMonigle

    Joseph McMonigle
    Secretary General, IEF

  • H.E. Haitham Al Ghais

    H.E. Haitham Al Ghais
    Secretary General, OPEC

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