Our Sixth flagship event returns to bring policy makers, government officials, experts, and investors together to discuss energy opportunities and strategies in Iraq, the region and the world.

18-20 June 2022

Press Release

In cooperation with

The Government of Iraq
Covid-19 Restrictions 

International delegates will not be allowed to get aboard any plane to Baghdad without presenting a covid vaccine certificate.


About Conference

Held in cooperation with the Iraqi government represented by key energy and economic ministries, and with the full support of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Iraq Energy Institute’s 6th flagship Iraq Energy Forum (IEF 2022) returns on 18-20 June 2022 at the American University of Iraq – Baghdad (AUIB) in Baghdad. This includes a full open day focused on education, women empowerment, and Iraq’s private sector role in supporting community and social responsibility.  

As the world grapples with the effects of conflict in Europe, attention now, more than ever, is re-focused on energy security. An almost complete collapse of energy dialogue between suppliers and consumers is adding to the mounting challenges.

The theme of IEF 2022 will be “The Middle East as The Cornerstone of Global Energy Security.” With nations competing for every drop of oil and molecule of natural gas, the Middle East is a petroleum endowed region at crossroads; it must balance between continued investment in fossil fuels and its own sustainability and net-zero targets. For the first time, it also finds itself not at the centre of global concern for security and geopolitical risks which may help spur opportunities as it seeks leadership in providing affordable and clean fuels like hydrogen and renewable electricity.

IEF 2022 will discuss this and other themes, including:

  1. The Middle East’s Moment: Realising the Gifts from the Energy Transition
  2. Prospering At Economic Uncertainty: the Need for Regional Integration
  3. Resources to Human Energy: Turning Iraq’s Natural Resources To Human Capital
  4. Women & Youth Empowerment: Harvesting a Force Multiplier
  5. Private Sector & Community: The Overlooked Social Net

Conference Schedule

Coming Soon


Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo

Secretary General
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Ali Allawi

Iraq\’s Deputy Prime Minister
& Finance Minister 

Gareth R V Stansfield

Honorary President of Iraq Energy Institute

Ihsan Abdul Jabbar

Iraq\’s Oil Minister

Adel Karim

Iraq\’s Electricity Minister

Michael W. Mulnix

President of the American University of Iraq – Baghdad (AUIB)

Supporting Organisations