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Secretariat’s contribution to the 12th Tehran International Energy Conference

The Energy Charter Secretariat participated in the 12th edition of the International Energy Conference, which concluded successfully in Tehran earlier this week. Having contributed speaker presentations to the previous two sequences of this major event on the Iranian calendar, in 2014 and 2016 respectively, the Secretariat’s involvement in this year’s event was upgraded to the status of co-organiser. Tehran’s International Energy Conference attracts hundreds of local as well as international participants, and is strongly supported by the Iranian Ministry of Energy, which covers the country’s power sector. The theme of this year’s conference in Tehran was Innovative Systems in the Energy-Water-Environment Nexus.  

Recently appointed Minister of Energy of Iran, H.E. Reza Ardakanian, opened the conference with a key note speech, which was followed by other high level addresses from Dr Christoph Frei, Secretary General and CEO of World Energy Council, and Ambassador Urban Rusnák, Energy Charter Secretary-General. One of the core elements of this year’s conference was the high-level panel convened by the Secretariat, which took place following the key note speeches and addressed the topic of ‘the changing nature of energy investments in an era of climate change and energy transition’

The conference is one of the elements of cooperation defined under the Iran-Energy Charter Action Plan. The Secretariat contributed 7 international speakers to the conference and the Secretariat’s panel was seen by many participants as one of the highlights of the event.

Hon. Bijan Namdar Zangeneh, Minister of Petroleum & Secretary-General

Deputy Minister of Energy and Water Dr Bakhtiar & Secretary-General

Secretary-General & Acting Deputy Minister of Petroleum Mr Hashemian