The fourth annual Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum opened in Abu Dhabi on Jan 11, kicking off three days of high-level discussions with industry and political leaders to set the energy agenda for the year ahead. The Global Energy Forum is serving as a key part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. Participants at the Global Energy Forum will examine the longer-term geopolitical and geo-economic implications of the changing energy system, with a focus on the role of oil and gas in the energy transition, financing the future of energy, and interconnections in a new era of geopolitics.
The forum will have a region-specific focus this year on South and Southeast Asia, which has emerged as one of the world’s fastest growing demand centres. The forum is once again being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces. The Forum is convened in partnership with the Ministry of Energy & Industry of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), and Mubadala Investment Company, with Sharjah-based Crescent Petroleum and Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation as Platinum Co-Chairs.
Speakers at the 2020 Global Energy Forum include: Dr Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State, UAE and CEO, Adnoc Group; Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy & Industry, UAE; Engineer Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec); Musabbeh Al-Kaabi, CEO, Petroleum and Petrochemicals, Mubadala Investment Company; Mohammad Barkindo, Secretary General, Organization the Petroleum Exporting Countries; Dr Tawfiq-e Elahi Chowdhury, Energy Adviser to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh; Francis Fannon, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Energy Resources, US Department of State; Nandita Parshad, Managing Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Group, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Majid Jafar, CEO, Crescent Petroleum; Dr Helima Croft, Managing Director & Global Head of Commodity Strategy, RBC Capital Markets; Meg Gentle, President & CEO, Tellurian; Adam Sieminski, President, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center; Michael Sen, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Energy; Anatol Feygin, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, Cheniere Partners; and Steven Kobos, President and Managing Director, Excelerate Energy.