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14th International JODI Conference

Hosted by the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources of Egypt, the Joint Organisations Data Initiative (JODI) Partners organised the 14th International JODI Conference (IJC14) in Cairo, Egypt on 20 – 21 October 2019. HE Tarek El-Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources opened the conference along with HE Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF). From its founding at the 7th IEF Ministerial in Saudi Arabia in 2000, JODI has consistently delivered on calls for “improved and timely access to energy data for market assessment and transparency” in line with requests from ministers. ...
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IEF Lecture: Global Energy Transformation: A Pathway to Sustainability based on Renewables

Dr Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF), welcomed Mr Francesco La Camera, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on 16 October at the IEF Headquarters in Riyadh. Mr Francesco La Camera presented IRENA’s perspectives on the global energy transformation outlining a pathway to sustainability based on renewables. ...
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IEF Lecture: ExxonMobil’s 2019 Outlook for Energy: A perspective to 2040

The IEF welcomed Chris Birdsall, Manager of the Economics & Energy Division of ExxonMobil’s Corporate Strategic Planning Department to contribute to the IEF lecture series at its Riyadh headquarters on 6 October 2019. Mr Birdsall presented the 2019 Outlook for Energy: A perspective to 2040 which provides ExxonMobil’s perspective on energy demand and supply through to 2040, together with Ms Irene C. Chang, Industry Outlooks Manager Strategy & Portfolio Management of ExxonMobil Upstream Business Development Company, who focused on global gas market trends over the projection period. ...
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Global Forum on Energy Security

Mr. Aurangzeb Qureshi, IEF Energy Analyst, represented Dr Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General, International Energy Forum, at the Global Forum on Energy Security. The annual event is co-hosted by the Institute of Quantitative and Technical Economics (IQTE) at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS), and the United States Energy Security Council (USESC) and was held in Beijing on 17-18 September 2019. ...
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8th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable

The 8th Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable will be held in the Abu Dhabi, UAE on 10th September 2019. The meeting will focus on the role of new technologies for a more competitive and productive world energy mix and 2. Advancing inclusive access to secure, affordable, and sustainable energy services ...
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G20 Ministers Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth

The Secretary General of the International Energy Forum, Dr Sun Xiansheng participated in the G20 Ministers Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth that the G20 Presidency of Japan convened under the theme “Accelerating the Virtuous Cycle of Environmental Protection and Economic Growth by Innovation” on 15-16 June 2019 in Karuizawa, Japan. ...
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3rd JODI-Data User Seminar

The 3rd JODI Data User Seminar took place in Tokyo on 11 June 2019 as a side event of the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth. The Seminar gathered JODI data users from Japan, Korea and Singapore, experts from JODI partner organisations and government officials from 15 economies who were attending the Joint APEC-JODI Training Workshop. ...
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1st IEF-Shanghai Futures Exchange Industry Advisory Committee

Dr Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF) and Mr Jiang Yan, Chairman of the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) hosted the the 1st IEF-SHFE Industry Advisory Committee on the Emerging Asian Energy Trading Market within the framework of the 16th Shanghai Derivatives Market Forum (SDMF) that took place on 27-29 May in the International Convention Centre Shanghai, China. Dialogue focussed on the role of newly emerging price discovery mechanisms and risk management tools for evolving producer-consumer relations to strengthen secure, efficient, and sustainable energy trade and investment flows in Asia’s growth economies. ...
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4th IEF-OFID Symposium on Energy Poverty

The 4th IEF-OFID Symposium on Energy Poverty will take place on Thursday 2- Friday 3 May 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa under the theme “Energy Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: Options for Closing the Gap”. Supported by the government of South Africa, the Symposium will be held under the auspices of HE Jeff RADEBE MP, Minister of Energy of South Africa. ...
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IEF Lecture: China-Saudi Arabia Energy Cooperation

The International Energy Forum welcomed the Deputy Director of the Foreign Economic Relations Research Department of the Research Center of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, Dr Wang Jinzhao on 25 April to give a presentation on energy cooperation between China and Saudi Arabia, and the wider region. ...
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5th IEF-KAPSARC Thought-Leaders' Roundtable

The Secretary General of the IEF, Dr Sun Xiansheng and the President of KAPSARC, Mr Adam Sieminski co-hosted the Fifth IEF-KAPSARC Thought Leaders' Roundtable on 28 February 2019 at the IEF Headquarters in Riyadh. ...
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9th IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks

Energy ministers and world-renowned experts gathered in Riyadh for the 9th 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) to discuss energy outlooks, review historical baseline data, and advance the comparability of different scenarios in a collective effort to enhance producer-consumer dialogue on energy security and market transparency. ...
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3rd IEF-EU Energy Day

Dr Sun Xiansheng and Ambassador to the Delegation of the European Union to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar, H.E. Michele Cervone D'Urso, opened the Third IEF-EU Energy Day under the theme "The Economics of New Energy Technologies: Lessons Learnt and Future Visions for Cooperation between Europe and the Gulf on 26 February 2019. ...
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IEF Lecture: The Reality of the New Energy Landscape

IEF Secretary General, Dr Sun Xiansheng, welcomed the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry of the United Arab Emirates, Dr Matar Hamed Al Neyadi on 24 February 2019 to give a lecture on the realities of the new energy landscape and the need for transition ...
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IEF Lecture: IEEJ Energy Outlook 2019

IEF Secretary General, Dr Sun Xiansheng, welcomed Mr Masakazu Toyoda, CEO and Chairman of the Institute of Energy Economics (IEEJ), to the IEF Secretariat on 17th January to give a presentation on the IEEJ 2019 energy outlook and provide a perspective from Japan on the world energy future. ...
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17th Regional JODI Training Workshop for MENA Region, Countries

The 17th Regional JODI Training Workshop targeting MENA countries was held in Beirut, Lebanon from 11-14 December 2018. Coordinated by the IEF, the Workshop was held as part of Training on Energy Statistics hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA). It was supported by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and other JODI Partners, including GECF, and UNSD and the newest JODI Associate, OAPEC. ...
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6th IEF-IGU Ministerial Gas Forum

The 6th IEF-IGU Ministerial Gas Forum aims to sharpen a collective focus on the energy policies, market trends, and technology options that enable the gas industry to deliver inclusive growth and successful transformations for a secure, inclusive and sustainable energy future. ...
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