Welcome to Iraq Energy Forum 2017

On behalf of the Iraq Energy Institute it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 3rd Iraq Energy Forum (IEF 2017), taking place in Baghdad on the 2nd and 3rd of April 2017.

With the patronage of the Iraqi Government and the support of H.E. Prime Minister Haider al Abadi and H.E. Oil Minister Jabbar al Luaibi, the IEF 2017 agenda will include vital discussions on timely topics related to Iraq’s oil, gas and power sectors following the liberation of occupied territories from the so-called Islamic State.

Despite financial challenges impacting the Middle East region as a whole, Iraq is now over the worst. The possibilities remain immense, with potentially one trillion U.S. dollars in investment forecast in the coming years, 50% of which is in the hydrocarbon sector. This is unsurprising, given the remarkably low extraction cost of Iraqi petroleum, which will endure even the worst market volatility.

Among the topics on the agenda will be the forthcoming upstream and downstream tenders in 2017.

Attending the forum will be tier-one government officials, lawmakers, international experts, investors and policy makers, presenting a golden opportunity to discuss strategies for a more sustainable Iraq.

We at the Iraq Energy Institute are committed to creating a platform for professional dialogue where we can maximize opportunities inherent in some of the challenges facing the region, and develop Iraq’s energy sector for the benefit of all Iraqis and the investors’ community.

Please secure your participation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. We hope to see you in Baghdad soon!

Executive Director
Iraq Energy Institute

Forum Theme: Towards Effective Energy Sector and Economic Diversity

Room: Federal Policies & Economic Review:

    • Keynote Speakers: Prime Minister & Ministerial Session
    • Plenary Session-1: Energy Mix Outlook & Impact of U.S. Policy on Iraq
    • Networking Break (20min),
    • Plenary Session-2: Ministerial Debate on Iraq's Upstream Policies
    • VIP Luncheon (One Hour),
    • Plenary Session-3: IOCs Future in Iraq – Risks' Mitigation and Opportunities
    • Networking Break (20min),
    • Plenary Session-4: Fiscal Regimes Review and The Way Forward
    • IEI Annual Award, VIP Reception & Gala Dinner

Forum Theme: Towards Effective Energy Sector and Economic Diversity

Conf. Room - Theme: Provincial Development & Mega Projects

    • Keynote Speakers: Ministerial & Governors Session
    • Plenary Session-1: Gas and Power Development
    • Networking Break (20min)
    • Plenary Session-2: Industries and Downstream Opportunities
    • VIP Luncheon (One Hour)
    • Plenary Session-3: Iraq Mega Projects for 2017 and Beyond
    • Networking Break (20min)
    • Plenary Session-4: Legal, Finance and Banking Solutions
    • IEF Recommendations and Closing Remarks
    • Awarding IEF Staff and Farewell Reception


  • Petroleum Fiscal Regimes. Invitees: Ministry of Oil and National Operators
  • IPP & EPC Contracts. Invitees: Ministry of Electricity and National Operators
  • Oil & Gas Trading in Iraq. Invitees: IOCs, Oil Traders and Investors

H.E. Haider Al Abadi

Prime Minister of Federal Iraq

H.E. Thamir Ghadhban

Energy Advisor to Prime Minister

Dr. Falah al-Amri

Governor of OPEC and DG of State Organization for Marketing of Oil

H.E. Jabbar al-Liabi

Oil Minister of Federal Iraq

H.E. Adnan al-Janabi

Member of the Energy Committee, Parliament of Federal Iraq

H.E. Qasim Al-Fahdawi

Federal Minister of Electricity

H.E. Mohammed al-Sudani

Minister of Industry & Minerals

Dr. Jafar D. Jafar


H.E. Barham Salih

Former PM of KRG & former deputy PM of Federal Iraq

Gati Al-Jebouri

Vice President PAO LUKOIL and Head of Middle East Upstream


o Registration at web: www.iraqenergy.org | email: admin@iraqenergy.org

o Contact Iraq Energy Institute (IEI) on telephone number: +44 (0) 7566227210

o Seats availability are very limited and can only be booked on first come first served

o Paying delegates will only be confirmed after IEI receives full payment

o Govt. officials, academics and non-commercial guests will be confirmed by invitation only

o Airport welcome can be arranged via Iraq Energy Institute (hotel transport rates applied)

o Supporting Letter for Visa to Iraq can be arranged subject to Iraqi Embassy requirements

o English / Arabic Translation will be available throughout the Forum's proceedings

o Forum's revenues are not for profit, and surplus will be dedicated for research effort

o Passport size photo and copy of Photo-ID must be provided ASAP for security clearance

o Event Hashtag: #IraqEnergy , and IEI Twitter: @IraqEnergy

This is the initial brochure for 3rd Iraq Energy Forum. Please stay tuned for newer versions with more speakers and program details to be added in due course.

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All companies, big and small, need to ensure they are spending their budgets in the right place and at the right time, gaining value for money, return on investment and maximum effective exposure. Corporate partnerships at Iraq Energy Forum are designed specially with our clients in mind, providing you with the opportunity to network with a highly targeted audience.

Meet: an exclusive line-up of cross-sector industry experts and senior officials that will help you shape your business strategies for Iraq

In Baghdad: the natural venue for all Iraq related international events, not elsewhere

Engage: with regulators, senior Iraqi decision makers and key industry leaders under one roof

Debate: and influence key issues that will impact short, mid and long term planning for your institutions and businesses

Discover: opportunities in the evolving energy sector and understand how to create profitable and sustainable deals in Iraq

Hear: first-hand project announcements and updates in the power and oil and gas sectors to pre-empt service and investment opportunities

Build: strong relationships with key stakeholders to facilitate successful operations and optimally grow your business within the Iraqi energy industry

Secure: your investment with clearer understanding of the federal legal framework, processes, policies and drivers

Gain: unparalleled insight into the development plans for Iraq's oil and gas and power infrastructure, and identify current and potential opportunities for your organisation to get involved

Optimise: your strategy and processes to address logistical and security challenges and maximise returns by ensuring your staff and resources are in the right place at the right time

Implement: effective and channelled training programmes for your local staff to ensure they build the right skill-set and knowhow thus enabling you to optimise your business efficiencies within Iraq

IEF 2017 will be held under the patronage of the Iraqi Government and in cooperation with the Federal Ministries of Oil, Electricity and Industries. Key themes inlcuding:

  • Energy Mix Trends in a Geopolitical Context
  • US Election Implications for Iraq's Energy and Middle East Dynamics
  • Exploring Oil, Gas and Power Sectors Mega Projects
  • Exploring new Upstream and Downstream Opportunities
  • Reviewing Iraq's Energy Sector and Fiscal Regimes in light of Economic Reforms

IEF 2017 Venue

Royal Tulip al-Rasheed Hotel, Green Zone, Yafa Street, Baghdad, Iraq

t: +964 770 013 3370 | e: rd@royaltulipalrasheed.com | w: www.royaltulipalrasheed.com

Limited number of rooms available for registered delegates on first-come-first-served

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