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10th Anniversary Session of the IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks

The 10th Anniversary IEA-IEF-OPEC Symposium on Energy Outlooks took place on 19 February 2019 at the IEF Headquarters in Riyadh in collaboration with the IEA, and OPEC. Senior government and industry representatives from producing and consuming countries met alongside distinguished energy sector analysts to discuss energy outlooks and enhance dialogue on global energy security, energy market transparency, and orderly energy transitions ...
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4th IEF-EU Energy Day: The Green New Deal and Circular Economy

The Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF), Dr Sun Xiansheng, and the Ambassador of the European Union to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar, HE Michele Cervone d’Urso, co-hosted the Fourth IEF-EU Energy Day on 18 February 2020 at the IEF Headquarters in Riyadh ...
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IEF Lecture: International Gas Union - The State of the Industry Global Gas Report 2019

Dr Sun Xiansheng, IEF Secretary General, welcomed Mr Joe M Kang, President of the International Gas Union on 8 January, 2020 at the IEF headquarters to present his organisation’s views on the state of the global gas market. Entitled “The State of the Industry Global Gas Report 2019,” the presentation discussed IGU’s perspectives on the growth of natural gas and future prospects. ...
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International Energy Forum Elects Next Secretary General

The Executive Board of the International Energy Forum (IEF), chaired by Esam Alkhalifa of Saudi Arabia, met on Wednesday, 18 December 2019 for its annual meeting and elected Joseph McMonigle of the United States of America as the 5th IEF Secretary General. ...
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IEF Lecture: Chinese Perspectives on Global Energy Security

The Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development (RIPED) of the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) offers unique insights that enrich the global energy dialogue with Chinese perspectives on global energy trade, investment trends, and their impacts on global energy security. Dr Sun Xiansheng, IEF Secretary General, welcomed Dr Mu Longxin, Vice President of RIPED, to present the Institute’s views on global oil and gas market developments along with oil and gas exploration and development initiatives. ...
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2nd GECF International Gas Seminar

Dr Sun Xiansheng, IEF Secretary General, participated as a guest of honour and delivered a keynote address during the 2nd GECF International Gas Seminar held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea ...
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JODI Information Session

A JODI-Gas Information Session as a part of the JODI Information Seminar series was held on 26 November 2019 on the sidelines of the GECF International Gas Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The Seminar was opened by HE Sun Xiansheng, Secretary General of the International Energy Forum (IEF); HE Gabriel Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea; and HE Yury P. Sentyurin, Secretary General of Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF). ...
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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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