The Atlantic Council is excited to see you in person for the 2023 Global Energy Forum (GEF), January 14-15, 2023, as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. The most current program information can be found on our homepage.

All attendees are invited to an opening reception to kick off the 2023 Global Energy Forum on Friday, January 13, at 7:00 p.m. (GST) at the St. Regis Bar at the St. Regis Abu Dhabi on the Corniche.

Please take a moment to review the important information below regarding access to the Forum.


For any questions related to your booking at our event hotel, the St. Regis Abu Dhabi, please contact Alexander Del Vecchio at [email protected] or [email protected].

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Visa process

The visa process for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) can be managed online for all passports that aren’t exempt, and it’s a 4 day online turn around. If flying with Emirates airlines or Etihad, the application can be done on the airlines’ websites once the ticket is purchased and processed within the 4-working day limit. If flying with another airline, oftentimes the hotel reserved for accommodations can provide guidance and assist with processing a visa.

Please note: A passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of entry is required to enter the UAE.

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Check in and badges

Pre-event registration is required to attend the Global Energy Forum in-person. Registration can be completed here.

On-site check in will open at 4:00pm GST on Friday, January 13 at the St. Regis Abu Dhabi in the pre-function area of the Ballroom. 

On Saturday, January 14, registration will open at 8:00am GST at the St. Regis Abu Dhabi in the pre-function area of the Ballroom. 

On Sunday, January 15, registration will open at 7:00am GST at the St. Regis Abu Dhabi in the pre-function area of the Ballroom.

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The St. Regis Abu Dhabi is easily accessible via taxis and Uber. Please note that most taxis require payment in local currency. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi has valet parking and self-service parking available.

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Event venue information

GEF is held at the following location:

St. Regis Abu Dhabi on the Corniche

Corniche, Nation Towers

1st St – Al Bateen – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Hotel website

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Wireless internet

Wireless internet will be available on-site for all GEF attendees.

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Dress code

We kindly request business attire and recommend wearing appropriate attire for the weather. Please note that outdoor weather in the evenings can be chilly. For evening receptions, we welcome attendees to dress in business casual attire.

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There will be buffet lunch and coffee break refreshments provided for all GEF attendees. 

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Please contact the GEF team at [email protected] should you have any questions in regards to Forum logistics. We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 2023 Global Energy Forum!


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