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IP Week 2017 to assess impact of eventful past year on oil and gas industry future

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In the wake of the UK vote to leave the European Union, the ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change, Donald Trump’s election to the US presidency and with further political and economic milestones ahead, International Petroleum (IP) Week 2017 - hosted by the EI in London from 21 to 23 February - will offer a timely forum to assess the future impact of these events on the global oil and gas sector, as well as debate the effect of industry-specific issues such as oil prices remaining low and OPEC’s production cuts.

Over the three days of conferences, roundtables and social events, delegates will receive insights from distinguished figures including Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, OPEC’s Secretary General, Dr Hoesung Lee, Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), H.E. Dr Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister for Energy and Industry, State of Qatar, alongside leaders from many major oil and gas operators, including Igor Sechin, Chief Executive Officer of Rosneft, Gretchen Watkins, Chief Executive Officer, Maersk Oil and Saif Humaid Al Falasi FEI, Group Chief Executive Officer, Emirates National Oil Company. Those attending the prestigious IP Week dinner on 23 February will also hear from Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of Total.

Raphael Vermeir CBE FEI, Chairman, IP Week Programme Board explains: ‘IP Week 2017 will address some critical issues and trends for our industry: political changes in Europe and the US, climate change agreements but also the importance of and the expected changes within OPEC, Russia and the unconventionals in the supply equation. In particular, we are keen to address the question: who and what really affects our industry? So we will hear from NOCs, IOCs, Independents but also trading houses and financial experts, as well as regulators and government leaders. This busy programme features highly relevant speakers and I hope delegates will be really excited to listen to the presentations and engage in the dialogues they will undoubtedly create.’

‘Over the years, IP Week has become an unmissable event for oil and gas industry executives as a global platform for thought-leadership on the issues affecting the sector’, says Louise Kingham OBE FEI, Chief Executive, Energy Institute. ‘This year will be of particular interest considering the significant events of the past few months. We are entering a new era in international relations and trade, and IP Week 2017 will represent a particularly valuable opportunity to gauge the mood and expectations of the oil and gas industry in these challenging times.’

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