The Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum annually convenes the world’s top energy and foreign policy decision makers to set the global energy agenda for the year ahead and examine the longer-term geopolitical and geoeconomic implications of the changing energy system. The Forum is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, ADNOC, and Mubadala.

Over the past six years, the Forum has become the go-to conference on the geopolitics of the energy transformation, where energy and foreign policy leaders set the energy agenda for the year and examine the geopolitical and geo-economic implications of the changing energy system.

In the lead up to COP28, the 2023 Forum will have a special focus on the challenge of managing energy security priorities and decarbonization efforts in tandem, including the continuing impact of the crisis in Ukraine on the energy transition.

Building on the momentum of the 2022 Forum, the 2023 Forum will return to the hybrid format. It will feature the benefits of in-person networking, panels, workshops, and receptions in Abu Dhabi, as well as the global reach of virtual programming.

Stay tuned this fall for more information on registration, confirmed speakers, and the agenda!


The Global Energy Center promotes energy security by working alongside government, industry, civil society, and public stakeholders to devise pragmatic solutions to the geopolitical, sustainability, and economic challenges of the changing global energy landscape.

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