5th Iraq Energy Forum Hailed ‘A Milestone Success’


5th Iraq Energy Forum was attended by almost 600 delegates over four days of plenary sessions, bilateral meetings and ad-hoc activities on its sidelines. [Photo Credit: Iraq Energy Institute]This is a short summary of Iraq Energy Forum 2019. A full report is forthcoming. In the meantime, you can scroll to the end of this article to watch full plenary sessions on our YouTube channel, both in Arabic and English.
Iraq Energy Forum 2019 provided attendees with an unparalleled level of access to the most important conversations in energy in Iraq and the wider region. On the first day alone, guests of honour included OPEC Secretary-General H.E. Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo, Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs Minister of Oil Thamir Al-Ghadhban, BP Iraq CEO Zaid Elyaseri, President & CEO of Siemens Joe Kaeser, Chairman of the region’s leading renewable energy firm ACWA Power Mohammed Abunayyan and H.E. Sun Xiansheng, Secretary-General of the International Energy Forum.
Discussing the political economy of energy in Iraq and the region, day one also saw remarks from US Ambassador to Iraq Matthew H. Tueller, Spanish Ambassador Juan José Escobar Stemmann, French Ambassador to Iraq Bruno Aubert and Turkish Ambassador to Iraq Fatih Yildiz, as well as a host of expert commentary on oil and gas in Iraq.
With nearly 100 speakers and moderators, we could not cover all content here but rest assured we will do so in a full report that will be published soon.
Main plenary session on regional energy developments and geopolitics included [From left to right] H.E. Thamir Al-Ghadhban, H.E. Mohammed Barkindo, Joe Kaeser, Mohammed Abunayyan and Hussein Al Nowais. [Photo Credit: Iraq Energy Institute]In his keynote address, OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo outlined how hydrocarbon use, while changing in the global energy…

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