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7th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable

1-3 November 2017

Bangkok, Thailand

The 7th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable (AMER7) took place in Bangkok, Thailand from 1-3 November 2017.

The Government of Thailand hosted this prestigious biennial event, which is a key feature of the global energy dialogue promoted under the neutral banner of the International Energy Forum. The Ministerial was co-hosted by the United Arab Emirates and was attended by Ministers, Vice Ministers, heads of International Organisations, and Thought Leaders of the industry.

In previous AMER events, IEF Ministers have recognised their interdependence and placed an emphasis on the need for trust and dialogue in building and sustaining partnerships. AMER6 was convened between the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda (UNSDA) 2030 and the Paris Agreement in 2015 to discuss Asian energy market dynamics. This culminated in the endorsement of a proposal by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to establish an Asian Energy Efficiency Knowledge Sharing Framework under the IEF that has since been adopted by the 2nd G20 Energy Ministers Meeting (Beijing, June 2016) and the IEF15 Ministerial (Algiers, September 2016).

AMER7 built upon these outcomes to strengthen established partnerships and forge new bonds accordingly. This event ultimately underpins the development of the increasingly complex and dynamic relationships between energy producers and consumers in Asia and beyond.

The full agenda for the Ministerial is available for download below along with articles, speeches and presentations from the AMER7.

Welcoming remarks

Inauguration Session

Welcoming and opening statement

Introductions and scene setting remarks

Keynote Speech


7th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable

Photo: HE General Anantaporn Kanjanarat, Minister of Energy of Thailand, HE Dr Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General of the IEF, and Dr Nasser Al Dossary, Advisor to the Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia (left to right)


Plenary Session 1: Oil markets: Investment and security challenges in a world in transition

Chair's opening and scene setting remarks

Ministerial Panel


7th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable

Photo: HE Wonjoo Park, Deputy Minister of Energy and Resources of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of Korea.


Plenary Session 2: Natural Gas: Overcoming market and policy hurdles to the golden age of gas

Chair's opening and scene setting remarks

Ministerial Panel

Special Keynote address

Plenary Session 3: Disruptive Technologies and Energy Future: Impacts, Challenges and Preparation

Chair's opening and scene setting remarks

  • HE Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry, United Arab Emirates

Ministerial Panel


7th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable

Photo: HE Dr Sun Xiansheng, HE Abdullah Mohsen Al-Akwa, HE Dharmendra Pradhan and HE Anantaporn Kanjanarat participate in traditional Thai lantern festival.


Plenary Session 4: From Vision to Action: Concluding statement, final remarks, and closing of the Ministerial

Concluding Statement delivered by AMER7 Chairman

Announcement of the Host and Co-Host, respectively, of the 8th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable

  • Message from HE Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei on behalf of the Host of the 8th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable
  • Message from HE Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General IEF on behalf of the International Energy Forum

Previous Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtables