Registration opens for Global Energy Forum

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy announced on Tuesday that registration is now open for the Dubai Global Energy Forum 2011 on the event’s website; www.dgef.ae.

The forum, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and with the theme 'Energy Challenges and Opportunities for a Sustainable Future', will take place over three days between April 17 and 19 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The first global event of its kind in the emirate of Dubai on energy related issues, aims to provide a platform for energy leaders and experts to exchange views on emerging regional and global issues related to energy policies, programmes, technologies and investment opportunities.

Saeed Al Tayer, Vice-Chairman of the Supreme Council of Energy, said, "A great number of national and top global researchers, scientists and analysts are already set to participate in the forum. The topics they plan on discussing include policies of energy both regionally and internationally from the technical, commercial, financial and regulatory aspects, energy technologies, investment opportunities, economic diversification, market indicators, maximising investment revenues in the fields of energy and discussing the most important issues of environment and sustainability.

The forum will consist of eight major tracks of plenary and parallel sessions addressed by keynote speakers and panellists. Sessions will address specific topics in each track through in-depth analyses and will provide the audience with focused presentations and opportunities for discussions. Energy leaders, officials, planners and energy experts from government and private sectors, international organisations and academia from around the world are participating in the event.

Al Tayer said, "Organising such a forum supports the Supreme Council's mission to ensure the provision of all of the future needs for energy of the growing economy in Dubai, by securing primary sources of energy at reasonable costs and mitigating the negative effects that causes harm to the environment. The Supreme Council of Energy pays great attention to the important issues of the energy sector.”

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