This strand of cooperation activity between the Secretariat and the government of Iran comes within the framework of Iran’s signing of the International Energy Charter in November 2018, the fact that the signing of the aforementioned document has made Iran an Observer of the Energy Charter Conference, the Voluntary Contribution made to the Secretariat and the Action Plan currently being developed between the Secretariat and the Iranian Ministry of Energy.
The conference – which is a major public event on the Iranian calendar – and subsequent cooperation with the Secretariat is intended to provide Iran’s energy sector with increased visibility as well as international exposure with respect to possible foreign investment. Robust discussions on the Iranian, regional and international energy sector are anticipated during the conference proceedings. It is envisaged that a multitude of international energy specialists from a diverse range of disciplines will address the two day event, which will be comprised of paper presentations, workshops, key speaker addresses and round table debates.
It is also foreseen that a number of dedicated side events will accompany the proceedings of the conference, including an ad hoc meeting on the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), a training program on energy governance for young professionals for ECT Members and Observers, as well as a workshop on regional electricity cooperation. An energy industry exhibition will also accompany the main conference. Significant opportunities for networking with high level Iranian and international energy decision makers will be on offer.
Registration forms and a draft agenda will be available shortly. Likely participants may already register their interest by contacting Mr Can Ogutcu at the Energy Charter Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also visit the official conference website here.