Press Release: IEI finalizes Iraq Energy Forum 2017 Agenda


2-3 April 2017, al-Rasheed Hotel, Baghdad – Iraq

IEF Theme: Federal Iraq – Towards an Effective Energy Sector and Economic Diversity

Under The Patronage of the Iraqi Government

07:45 Registration & Welcome Coffee 09:00 National Anthem

Opening Remarks, Dr. Luay al-Khatteeb, Executive Director, Iraq Energy Institute

09:10 Keynote Speakers

  1. E. Haider al-Abadi, The Prime Minister, The Republic of Iraq
  2. E. Salim al-Jabouri, The Speaker of Parliament, The Republic of Iraq

10:00 Plenary-1: High Level Session

World Energy Mix, Regional Dynamics and the Impact of U.S. Policy on Iraq

  1. E. Mohammad Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC
  2. E. Jabbar Ali Husseign al-Luiebi, Federal Minister of Oil, Iraq
  3. E. Barham Salih, Former Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq
  4. Douglas Silliman, United States Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq
  5. Alan Eyre, Director of Middle East/Asia, Bureau of Energy, U.S. Department of State

Moderator: Robin Mills, Associate Fellow, Iraq Energy Institute 11:45 Networking Coffee Break

12:00 Plenary-2: International Oil Companies Session

International Oil Companies in Iraq: Risks’ Mitigation, Investment Opportunities and Partnership

  1. Hatem Kawasmy, Managing Partner, KPMG Jordan/Iraq
  2. Gati Al-Jebouri, Vice President, LUKOIL
  3. Zaid Elyaseri, Country Manager, BP Iraq
  4. Abd Malik Jaffar, Country Chairman, PETRONAS Iraq
  5. Abdulla al-Qadi, Head of E&P, Crescent Petroleum

Moderator: Ben Van Heuvelen, Editor-in-Chief, Iraq Oil Report 13:30 VIP Luncheon & Networking

14:45 Plenary-3: Ministerial Debate Session

Petro Politics Review Post 2003, Lessons Learnt and the Way Forward

  1. E. MP Arez Abdullah, Chairman of the Energy Committee, Parliament of Iraq
  2. E. Thamir al-Ghadhban, Former Federal Minister of Oil
  3. E. MP Ibrahim Bahr al-Oloum, Former Federal Minister of Oil
  4. E. MP Adnan al-Janabi, Former Federal Minister of State
  5. E. Mohammed al-Daraji, Former Federal Minister of Industry & Minerals

Moderator: Ben Van Heuvelen, Editor-in-Chief, Iraq Oil Report 17:30 – End of IEF Day One Public Programme

19:45     Gala Dinner Welcome Remarks (Conference Hall) 20:00                Iraq Energy Annual Award Ceremony

20: 15 Iraq Energy Forum’s Official Dinner

Monday, 3rd April 2017 – Forum Day Two: Industries, Economy and Mega Projects

08:00 Welcome Coffee

08:00 Welcome Coffee

09:00 Opening and High-Level Speakers

  1. E. Muhammed Shiya al-Sudani, Federal Minister of Industries
  2. E. Abdul Razaq Alesa, Federal Minister of Finance and Minister of Higher Education
  3. E. Hasan al-Janabi, Federal Minister of Water Resources

Plenary-4: Economic Reform & Provincial Development Presentations

  1. Naufel al-Hassan, The Prime Minister Office
  2. Ali Dawai, Governor of Maysan

Moderator: Dr. Mudher Qasim, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance Plenary-5: Petro Policy Session

Fiscal Regimes Review, Institutional Reform and Marketing Strategy

  1. Pedro Van Meurs, President, Van Meurs Corporation
  2. Valérie Marcel, Associate Fellow, Chatham House
  3. Robin Mills, Associate Fellow, Iraq Energy Institute
  4. Falah al-Amiri, Director General, State Organization for Marketing of Oil (SOMO)

Moderator: Ben Van Heuvelen, Editor-in-Chief, Iraq Oil Report

Plenary-6: Economy & Finance Session

Commercial Policy Review and Debate

  1. Salim Chalabi, Partner, Stephenson Harwood Middle East LLP
  2. Hussain Qaragholi, Corporate & Investment Banking, Deutsche Bank AG
  3. Noor Kadhim, International Arbitration, Joseph Hage Aaronson

Moderator: Ben Van Heuvelen, Editor-in-Chief, Iraq Oil Report 13:30 VIP Luncheon & Networking

14:30 Plenary-7: Mega Projects Session

Investment, Mega Projects and Industries

  1. Hamodi Abbas, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Industries
  2. Hussain al-Chalabi, Senior Fellow, Iraq Energy Institute
  3. Zainab Al Qurnawi, Managing Partner, QC Law Firm
  4. Wisam Hasan, CEO, Gilgamesh Oilfield Services

Moderator: Dr. Hussain Allawi, Al-Nahrain University 16:00 Plenary-8: Gas & Power Session

Gas and Power Development

Gas Development Review Presentation: Mohammed Sadiq, Senior Chief Engineer, South Oil Company

  1. Abdul Hamza Hadi Aboud, Deputy Minister for Distribution, Ministry of Electricity
  2. Richard Kupisz, Chief Executive, Maxwell Stamp
  3. Jafar Dhia Jafar, Chief Executive Officer, URUK Group
  4. Ryan Manicom, Vice President, Orion Gas Processors – Partner of Drake & Scull International
  5. Harry Istepanian, Senior Fellow, Iraq Energy Institute

Moderator: Robin Mills, Associate Fellow, Iraq Energy Institute 17:30 Forum’s Closing Remarks


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