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.