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9th IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks

27 February 2019

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The Ninth IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks that the International Energy Forum (IEF) convenes yearly in collaboration with the International Energy Agency (IEA), and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), took place on 27 February 2019 at the IEF Headquarters in Riyadh. Senior government and industry representatives from producing and consuming countries met alongside distinguished energy sector experts to discuss energy outlooks in a collective effort to enhance dialogue on global energy security, energy market transparency, and orderly energy transitions.

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HE Khalid Al-Falih Minister of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia made introductory remarks on behalf of the host country of the IEF, alongside HE Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil of Bahrain and HE Manuel Quevedo, People’s Minister of Petroleum of Venezuela and President of the OPEC Conference.

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The Symposium was opened by HE Dr Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General of the IEF, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, and Mr Keisuke Sadamori, Director, Energy Markets and Security, representing the Executive Director of the International Energy Agency and welcomed more than 150 senior government and industry representatives from energy producing and consuming countries to the open platform the IEF provides. On behalf of the three organisations the Symposium this year welcomed HE Yury Sentyurin, Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) and Mr Ian Mead Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration (U.S. EIA) as special guests.

HE Dr Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General of the IEF, Mr Adam Sieminski, President of the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Centre (KAPSARC), and Dr Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Director General, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) moderated Symposium Sessions that were governed by the Chatham House Rule and focused on:

  1. The Latest IEA and OPEC Projections and Key Findings from the Comparative Analysis conducted by the IEF in collaboration with Resources for the Future.
  2. Key Stakeholder and Industry Views on Short-, Medium-, and Long-Term Energy Outlooks featuring a keynote address by the GECF, and
  3. Investment and Challenges in the Petrochemical and Refining Sectors introduced by a keynote address by the U.S. EIA.

Welcome by the hosts

Opening Remarks

  • HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General, OPEC
  • Keisuke Sadamori, Director, Energy Markets and Security, IEA
  • HE Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Bahrain
  • HE Manuel Quevedo, People's Minister of Petroleum, Venezuela, President of the OPEC Conference

Session I: Key findings from the Comparative Analysis on Energy Outlooks, and presentations of the latest IEA and OPEC projections

Session II: Key Stakeholder and Industry Views on Short-, Medium-, and Long-Term Energy Outlooks

Moderated by Adam Seiminski, President, KAPSARC

Keynote Address by HE Yury Sentyurin, Secretery General, GECF

Session III: Investment and Challenges in the Petrochemical and Refining Sectors

Moderated by Dr Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Director General, KFAS

Keynote Address by Ian Mead, Deputy Administrator, US EIA

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