On April 2nd – 3rd April 2017, Baghdad will host the third Iraq Energy Forum in the Royal Tulip al-Rasheed Hotel. Held under the patronage of the Iraqi Government with the support of the Ministry of Oil, the event brings together an exclusive line up of policy makers, government officials, industry leaders, investors, experts, diplomats and company representatives.
Since its inception, the Iraq Energy Forum has allowed people connected to the industry to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the Iraqi energy sector in a cordial yet focused environment. More than a conference, this event aims to be an opportunity for participants to present new and innovative ideas in a space where Iraqi government officials and lawmakers are present.
Our third forum will give people the chance to push for change and improve the energy sector in Iraq by presenting ideas to the top tier of decision makers in the industry. Plans, projects, future developments and other opportunities will be discussed and presented, charting the course for Iraq’s next big strategies.
In light of Iraq’s economic reforms, this year’s theme will cover the assessment of the government’s monetary, fiscal, and legal policies, in addition to reviewing Iraq’s approach towards institutional and financial reform and improvements in the energy sector. Developments in infrastructure as well as upcoming and potential mega projects will also be points of discussion.
The first day of the forum will introduce key speakers to focus on different issues from evolving government policies and fiscal regimes to mitigating the effect of ongoing low oil prices. This will include plenary sessions in which issues such as policies, budgets and upstream and downstream development will be examined. The first day will be concluded by a gala dinner and the presentation of the Iraq Energy Award.
The second day of the forum will also consist of key personalities speaking, focusing on the electricity sector, banking and economic diversification. There will be workshops as well as opportunities for networking, so people can meet with the various delegates attending the event.
For anyone with an interest in Iraq’s energy sector, current and future petroleum development and the challenge of diversifying Iraq’s economy, this is an event not to be missed.
About the Iraq Energy Institute
Iraq Energy Institute was founded in 2008, as an independent Think Tank, which aims at rationalising energy policies in Iraq, supporting economic and legislative reform, as well as developing scientific research in oil, gas, electricity and renewable energy. It is headquartered in the United Kingdom, with Iraqi experts in all energy sectors participating in its board and advisory committee. IEI provides studies and papers by publishing the latest information and objective analysis. Their studies cover the most relevant topics to the energy sector in Iraq pertaining to policies, geopolitical dynamics, resource evaluation, modern technologies, economic growth, commercial development, market assessment, and relevant legislation. Funding for the Institute is provided through sponsorship from the public and private sectors, multilateral organizations, forums and workshops, membership fees, and the provision of studies to international institutions, while maintaining the objectives of the Institute.