Under the esteemed patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of Bahrain

Event Agenda

7 hours of high-level discussion and exclusive networking opportunities

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Day 1
19 Nov 2015
08:00 - 09:00

Registration and Networking

Opening remarks

Richard Thompson

APICORP Welcome Address

Dr. Aabed bin Abdulla Al-Saadoun
09:30 - 11:00

Policy Session Begins

Opening Keynote Address

His Excellency Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi

Ministerial Panel Session

Moderated by:
John Defterios

Plotting a New Course: Setting policy in a volatile market

  • Discussing policy priorities and strategies in light of lower oil prices and weaker demand
  • Perspectives on market volatility and the role that financial markets and oil market speculation play
  • Energy efficiency, diversifying energy sources and downstream development
  • Reforming energy prices
His Excellency Eng. Tarek El-Molla
His Excellency Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza
His Excellency Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi
11:00 -11:15

Morning coffee and networking break

11:15 - 12:30

The Oil Market Outlook Session Begins

Testing the new oil market consensus

How does the volatility in pricing and slowing demand affect the overall view of oil in the marketplace?
Paul Horsnell

Middle East oil scene in a more competitive environment

How key a role does the region play during a volatile and transformational time?
Dr. Bassam Fattouh
12:30 - 13:45

Lunch networking break

13:30 - 14:45

Finance session begins

MENA Energy Investments and Finance

Evaluating the investment opportunities and financing options available Moderated by:
Richard Thompson

Investment Prospects in the Global Energy Complex

Adapting to changes in the project finance paradigm
Kenneth Pontarelli
Ahmed Badreldin

The appetite for financing energy projects in a low price environment

A lender’s perspective
Matthew Nathan
Chris Sutcliffe
15:30

End of APICORP Energy Forum 2015