The second-annual Global Energy Forum of Washington's Atlantic Council think tank will convene in Abu Dhabi on January 12 and 13.
The gathering of government and industry leaders will set the global energy agenda for the year and anticipate and respond to dramatic changes in the world of energy.
For a second consecutive year, the forum will be held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Convened in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Energy, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, and Mubadala Investment Company, the forum precedes Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and the World Future Energy Summit.
The 2018 forum will focus on three key themes - the geopolitics of energy transformation; the electrification of everything; and financing and governance mechanisms for the future energy mix. It will also highlight the vital role of women in the energy sector.
Forum participants will consider disruptive trends in energy systems and technologies and examine oil, gas, nuclear, and renewable energy market developments in the context of major political and security challenges.