The Brookings Doha Center (BDC) and Brookings Energy Security Initiative (ESI) are proud to announce the Brookings Doha Energy Forum 2014, convened April 2-3 in Doha, Qatar. This year’s Forum takes on the theme “Energy Markets in Motion: How Changes in Geopolitics, Political Economy, and Markets Alter the Energy Landscape.”
The private, closed-door conference is the third in an annual series that examines the relationship between the Middle East, established energy markets such as Europe and the United States, and emerging global powers in Asia. This year’s Forum shed light on three principal themes: the changing geopolitics of energy, the implications of political and economic changes in the Middle East and Asia for energy production and consumption, and shifts in global energy markets and consequences for pricing. The Forum provided access to and engagement on these topics through speeches, plenary sessions, and breakout group discussions.
The Keynote Address was given by H.E. Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry of the State of Qatar. A High-Level Session followed, including presentations by H.E. Dr. Seyed Mohammad Hossein Adeli, Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum and H.E. Adnan Al-Janabi, Chairman of the Oil and Energy Parliamentary Committee for the Republic of Iraq. The Forum also featured presentations by Governor Bill Richardson, Chairman of Global Political Strategies for APCO Worldwide Inc. and Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy and The Rt. Hon. Lord David Howell of Guildford, former Secretary of State for Energy of the U.K.
The Forum convened prominent industry experts and policymakers from Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States for an in-depth dialogue on the changing global energy landscape. Attendees include a range of high-ranking officials, experts, leaders of national oil companies, and representatives of the corporate sector.
Subsequent to the Forum, the Brookings Institution will release the “Brookings Energy Forum 2014 Policy Paper” on the Forum’s context and principle findings. Read the “Brookings Energy Forum 2013 Policy Paper” here and the 2012 version here.
Copies of High-Level Speeches
About the Brookings Doha Energy Forum
The Brookings Doha Energy Forum is a product of the BDC-ESI Energy Partnership, which aims to address issues arising out of the nexus between the changing global energy landscape and the growing importance of local politics in the world. This collaboration links the expertise of the Energy Security Initiative with the Brookings Doha Center’s experience and scholarship on political transitions in the broader Middle East.
Furthermore, the Brookings Doha Energy Forum is the flagship event of the Brookings Doha Energy Platform, which undertakes a range of policy-focused activities and reports under the guidance of a full-time Doha-based energy fellow in collaboration with other research centers in the Middle East and Asia, the Brookings Energy Security Initiative, as well as Brookings India and the Brookings-Tsinghua Center.