The Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation
January 12-13, 2017

Four Seasons, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi

Agenda at a glance

Thursday, January 12

  • Opening remarks
  • The year ahead: The energy agenda for 2017
  • Oil market trajectories: Long-term investment and technology risk
  • World energy: The road to the future
  • Luncheon and special briefing: A brave new world for renewables – Solar and wind energy investments in an era of plummeting costs
  • Leaders council luncheon: The energy strategy of the UAE
  • What’s the clock? – Economic diversification strategies and post-oil era investment dilemmas
  • The global future of the peaceful use of nuclear energy
  • Regional impacts of the US elections: The Middle East
  • Globalization of gas markets – Geopolitcal consequences
  • China’s one belt one road strategy – Continental and oceanic superhighways

Friday, January 13

  • Special breakfast – Security briefing: Global political and security risks post-elections
  • Special report launch: Illicit trade of hydrocarbons
  • Growth and investment prospects in a post-oil world
  • The new Africa: Strategic opportunities in security and energy
  • The energy-water nexus
  • Innovative business strategies in the energy sector
  • Physical and cyber risks to energy infrastructure and trade routes
  • Post-election US climate and energy policies
  • Breakthrough energy technologies: Disruptive market and geopolitical impacts
  • Closing remarks


In partnership with

United Arab Emirates Ministry of Energy and Industry

Part of

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

Presenting Partners


International Media Partner


Platinum Partners

Crescent Petroleum

Silver Partners


Bronze Partners

Cafe Milano
WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

Press Release

Jan 12, 2017

Atlantic Council Releases Report “Downstream Oil Theft: Global Modalities, Trends, and Remedies”

By Atlantic Council

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES — Today the Atlantic Council released a report titled Downstream Oil Theft: Global Modalities, Trends, and Remedies. The study, which is the most extensive examination of illicit downstream hydrocarbons activity ever published, was led by Dr. Ian Ralby, a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center and Chief […]

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