The 2021 Global Energy Forum: Foreseeing the Post-Pandemic World in a Virtual Convention

Published January 19th, 2021 - 04:00 GMT
The 2021 Global Energy Forum: Foreseeing the Post-Pandemic World in a Virtual Convention
The virtual convention will take place between the 19th and the 22nd of January. (Twitter: @TEFIndia)

An annual energy forum will be held over the next four days virtually, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week as representatives from different governments, energy organizations, and stakeholders convene to discuss plans and expectations of the new year.

Every year, upon invitation from the Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum, specialists from the energy sector gather in a different spot to set the agenda for the next 12 months, during which they build on developments that have either affected the industry throughout the previous year or ones that are expected to take place during the next one. However, in light of coronavirus limitations, the 2021 forum will be held online through the website.

Amongst the goals on the 2021 forum's agenda is for the participants to discuss 2021 plans, opportunities, hopes, in addition to economic and geopolitical challenges they wish to overcome.

More than 120 individuals have been confirmed as guest speakers so far, many of whom represent the energy sector from the MENA region, including the Emirati Minister of Energy and Industry and the Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, and UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change.

Moreover, different energy-focused businesses are expected to seize the chance to craft new partnerships and deals that aim to boost the market and strengthen its performance.

Since this forum takes place during the same period a new US president arrives at the White House, several sessions are expected to address Joe Biden's energy priorities, especially as he is expected to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement, which can have a major influence on the energy industry.

What issues do you think the forum should also highlight this year? How do you think the participants will discuss the critical repercussions of the COVID19 pandemic?

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