2021 Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum
19th to the 22nd January, VIRTUAL
The fifth annual Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi will convene this year in an innovative and interactive virtual format, from the 19th to the 22nd January. The event will bring together senior government officials, industry executives, energy ministers and recognized thought leaders, to set the energy agenda for the year.
The Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum will once again be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum is convened in partnership with the Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and Mubadala Investment Company, with RBC Capital Markets and Siemens Energy as Platinum Co-Chair and CNBC as International Media Partner.
“Dialogue and collaboration are more important now than ever before, and given the unprecedented and unique challenges we face, our sector will play a vital role in the post COVID-19 recovery,” said His Excellency, Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy & Infrastructure, United Arab Emirates. “The future of our industry relies on strong research and development, innovation, and collaboration to overcome the challenges that lie ahead. The global pandemic has highlighted the importance of achieving our shared goals and vision to ensure a sustainable, happy, and prosperous future for all. The Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum presents an important platform and opportunity for stakeholders from around the world to collaborate, discuss, and debate the future of our industry”.
The four-day convening will be hosted in a manner that allows participation and contribution from participants around the world, with programing broadcast live for audiences across all major time zones. The Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum will once again be part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, a global event accelerating the world’s sustainable development.
“The ongoing pandemic and its economic blowback have accelerated and sharpened trends in the global energy transition toward decarbonization, advanced energy technology solutions, and accompanying geopolitical shifts,” said Frederick Kempe, Atlantic Council president and CEO. “While we regret not being able to gather in Abu Dhabi physically, this virtual global format will allow for unprecedented participation from energy industry leaders, key decision makers, and the international media.”
The 2021 Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum will have a particular emphasis on the challenges and opportunities in the post-pandemic energy system. In a first for the event, the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center will be releasing The Global Energy Agenda, a comprehensive survey of hundreds of leading energy experts on the impacts of COVID and the long-term outlook for the industry. The conference will also explore the energy priories for the Biden Administration, as well as the role of the Middle East in the energy transition and how major economies are tackling climate change.
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