The fourth annual Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum, kicking off Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, will take place in Abu Dhabi on January 10-12, 2020.
The three-day high-level conference brings together foreign and regional diplomatic, business, and thought leaders to set the global energy agenda for the coming year and discuss the evolving energy system’s long-term geopolitical and geo-economic implications. In a new era of geopolitics, the 2020 conference will concentrate on the role of oil and gas in the energy transition, financing the future of energy, and interconnections. Following the global emphasis on East Asia of the 2019 Global Energy Forum, the 2020 Forum will emphasize South and Southeast Asia as a rising demand hub.
The 2019 Forum took Abu Dhabi over 500 participants from around the world in energy and foreign policy, including CEOs, policymakers, global media, and experts from industry.
The Forum will once again be held under the auspices of His Highness Sheik Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Acting Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates.
H.E. Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Power & Industry, United Arab Emirates, said: “We greatly appreciate the relationship between the Atlantic Council and the United Arab Emirates, realizing that the experience brought to Abu Dhabi by its members for the Global Energy Forum is important to help us develop a better picture of the future so that we can address global energy challenges together for the coming year.”
Frederick Kempe, President and chief executive of the Atlantic Council, said: “For the last three years, the Global Energy Forum of the Atlantic Council has put together government officials, politicians, analysts and business leaders to set the energy agenda for the coming year. Once again, the 2020 Forum will bring together these important players from around the world to address energy sector challenges and opportunities and shape the global landscape.
Musabbeh Al Kaabi, CEO of Petroleum & Petrochemicals, Mubadala Investment Company, said: “In the global energy calendar, the Global Energy Forum is now set up as a solid fixture. It highlights, in tandem with other activities such as the World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi in September, the increasing leadership role of the UAE in convening key dialogue in the energy sector.
Crescent Petroleum CEO Majid Jafar said: “For the fourth year in a row, we are delighted to be a Platinum Co-Chair of the Global Energy Forum as the Forum is rising in importance and scope. Abu Dhabi is a global energy and development hub that puts together some of the brightest minds thinking about the energy industry, its effect on society and the world, and how we can create together a sustainable future. We look forward to a conference that will help shape the energy industry’s global agenda for the rest of the year.”