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The Global Forum on Energy Security will take place in Beijing, China on June 30-July 1, 2016. For more information click here.

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, as part of the International Festival of Business, taking place in Liverpool, UK, are holding a very interesting and highly topical one-day conference: Energy 2016: Risk, Resilience and Cyber Security of Global Supplies.

Energy markets globally are going through a significant period of change and are consistently impacted by many external factors. Energy 2016: Risk, Resilience and Cyber Security of Global Supplies will bring together key industry figures to discuss the global challenges being faced and how global energy stakeholders can prepare for the future.

Key Speakers Include:

•              Tom Baer, Deputy Director, National Cyber Security and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) at the US Department of Homeland Security
•              Peter Yapp, Deputy Director, CERT-UK
•              Samuele Furfari, Advisor to the Director General for Energy, European Commission
•              Suleman Alli, Director of Strategy and Regulation, UK Power Networks
•              Julian Leslie, Electricity Network Development Manager, National Grid

"Current and future challenges to Energy Security in the Maritime Environment,"  the 6th Annual NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre (NMIOTC) Conference will take place in Souda Bay, Crete from 2 to 4 June 2015.
For more information click here.
The 3rd Annual Gas Asia Summit (GAS) will be hosted within the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) from 29 to 31 October, 2014 and will again gather over 200 of the region’s C- Level gas leaders.
Featuring a two day conference followed by a one day workshop, the high-level discussions and exclusive networking opportunities will capitalize on Singapore’s strategic position as the energy epicenter for Asia, as well as the country’s desire to be the region’s gas hub. GAS will explore the strategic and commercial challenges faced by the gas industry throughout the region while also addressing the key drivers of Asia’s gas market.

The Central Asia and Caspian Oil & Gas Security Forum 2014 will provide a unique platform for security experts involved in the protection of oil and gas infrastructure, assets and teams in the Central Asia and Caspian Region. This edition of the Summit will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan on the 8th – 9th April. The meeting will be a discrete, high profile gathering with presentations conducted under Chatham House rules.

The Forum will address theft prevention, pipeline and infrastructure protection, counter-terrorism, relations with the local community, maritime security and cyber security. There will be a number of high profile security case studies focused on the region, as well as workshops and presentations over the course of the two days.

This is the only meeting of its kind focused on the region and is an unmissable event for all oil and gas security practitioners in the Caspian and Central Asia. 

For more information go to

In 2012, the Methanol Institute, the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security and the U.S. Energy Security Council hosted the Methanol Policy Forum in Washington, D.C. bringing together industry leaders, energy policy experts, executive branch officials, Members of Congress, academics and the media to share information about methanol's potential as a liquid transportation fuel. Against the backdrop of the shale gas revolution and a resurgence of domestic methanol production,  the second Washington Methanol Policy Forum will be held on March 18th, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill.

Click here to register.

The European Academy of Diplomacy is proud to announce its first Energy Security Workshop to be held on 3-7 March 2014. This innovative workshop will address the global challenges of the 21st century through a 5-day, interactive program designed to support participants with a proven track-record and interest in energy security, EU policy and geopolitics.

The program will cover the latest developments and global trends in the energy sector, the geopolitics and the key challenges of the future, as well as examine the interrelation of energy and security in regards to contemporary conflicts and crises. Participants will additionally undergo practical training in multilateral negotiations and real-world simulations on energy shortages.

For more information on how to apply, click here.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announces that it is hosting its fifth Energy Innovation Summit in Washington D.C.  over 24-26 February.  It brings together the nation’s most innovative minds to team together on potential breakthroughs in energy technologies.  This unique event brings together thought leaders from academia, business, and government to discuss cutting-edge energy issues and facilitate relationships to help move technologies into the marketplace.
•  Experience first-hand the latest technological advancements across a wide variety of energy sectors
•  Hear keynotes from industry leaders and luminaries on the future of energy technology
• Attend practical seminars on core concepts and skills for transitioning cutting-edge technologies into successful commercial products
• Network with breakthrough technology companies, federal government leaders, entrepreneurs and researchers who are ready to collaborate
•  Share best practices during interactive panel sessions
For further information on the event go to 

The 4th Asia Energy Security Summit 2014 is scheduled from 26-28 February 2014 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

It is Asia’s Premier Track II Diplomacy Initiative and shall have participation of energy experts, policy makers from the governments, industry captains and academic forerunners from across the globe. The Summit discusses critical strategies and policies for energy security as well as geopolitical aspects of energy security. The heads of utilities and top government officials from various Asian nations shall discuss opportunities for cooperation including transnational trade of electricity. The Summit shall highlight trends in the global energy markets which can help business houses to strategize their operations in the region while also networking with the decision makers both in the governments as well as the industry.

Securing critical energy infrastructure is another topic being deliberated at the Summit by security experts and strategists.

The summit debates issues related to the entire energy spectrum including shale, coal, gas, hydro and renewable resources including their availability and sustainability.  

For more details please visit

POWER-GEN Africa will take place in Cape Town, Republic of South Africa, on 17-19 March 2014 providing comprehensive coverage of the power needs, resources, and issues facing the electricity generation industries across sub-Saharan Africa.

With POWER-GEN Africa’s conference and exhibition focusing on all aspects of the conventional power industry, the event brings together the world’s leading power equipment suppliers along with those developing power infrastructure in this dynamic region of the world.

POWER-GEN Africa targets those who work in the utility and private power sectors, engineering and commercial personnel from the equipment manufacturing and consulting fields. The event will address professionals from energy intensive industries with responsibility for ensuring power supply, and officials and ministers from the national and regional political spheres who are tasked with energy policy.

The three day event will feature a multi-track conference and an exhibition with many of the leading suppliers from both the International and African power sectors demonstrating their latest technologies once again.  For more information and registration information please click on the link above.

The 2nd Annual World Intelligent Cities Summit and Exhibition (WICS 2013) will be held between the 27th and 28th of November, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. The smart cities market is driven by the growth of smart energy, smart transportation, and smart security among other sub-markets. According to recent research, the overall smart cities market—valued at $526.3 billion in 2011—is forecasted to grow two-fold to $1,023.4 billion by 2016. Over 100 leading Turkish and international experts will speak at this high-profile business summit. To find out more details about the 2nd Annual World Intelligent Cities Summit (WICS) please visit the event website at or call  +44 843 289 37 33 or email

9th Middle East Energy Security (MEESEC) Forum 2013 provides an unparalleled platform for global security professionals, highlighting latest strategies & technologies which can be implemented to effectively mitigate threats. Gain an in- depth examination of security landscape in conjunction with crucial case studies that demonstrate innovative approaches towards physical security management, risk mitigation, intelligence strategies & operational continuity.

MEESEC is supported by the Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI), the Belgian Maintenance association (BEMAS) and the International Professional Security Association (IPSA). Sponsors at the forum include: Kroll Advisory Solutions, Raytheon, Vira Realtime, SAP, Thuraya Telecommunications Company, Ultra Electronics and Nesma Security.

Dates: 25-27 November 2013
Venue: Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, UAE

The Oil & Gas Critical Infrastructure & Asset Security Forum 2012 will take place 19-21 September 2012 at the Austria Trend Hotel Park Royal Palace in Vienna, Austria.  The Forum will cover security issues related to both offshore and onshore oil and gas arising out of civil unrest, terrorist activities, and a competitive global market.  Participants will learn about key elements of using a variety of intrusion detection technologies to detect vibrations and sound, infrared and microwave barriers, CCTV for motion detection and access control for CIP. Also, the implementation of security operations centers for data protection, events correlation, issuing warnings and what is required to ensure robust perimeter security and surveillance, maritime and cyber security will also be addressed and covered within the framework of the forum.  Further information can be obtained from Laurence Allen, Marketing Manager, or call +44 (0) 203 615 0390. 
The 2012 Singapore International Energy Week will feature a roundtable entitled, "Natural Gas Uses in Transportation: Liquid? Gas? Electric?"  organized by the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS).  The roundtable will take place on October 25th from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. at the Marina Bay Sands.  Those seeking to attend can register online.  IAGS is the publisher of the Journal of Energy Security.  
African Maritime Security Conference, Intercontinental Malta, April 25th and 26th.  A two day conference organized by the International Centre for Parliamentary Studies will be held in St. Julian’s, Malta.  This major two day symposium will focus on a range of issues relating to maritime security and its impact on three main geographical areas around the African continent.
Methanol Policy Forum, March 27, 2012, Washington DC.
TREM12:  Critical Materials for Energy and Security, March 13-14, 2012, Washington DC

SMi Conferences are proud to announce today the 2nd annual European Smart Grid Cyber Security Forum, to be held on March 12th and 13th in London 2012. Following the success of this year’s event, the Forum will again bring together the most influential European and North American utilities and cyber security authorities, to further develop the international roadmap to securing our energy infrastructure. For more information please click here.

The Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) is an annual week-long platform for energy professionals, policymakers and commentators to discuss and share best practices and solutions within the global energy space. Visit here

Singapore International Energy Week, October 31-November 4 2011.  IAGS in co-operation with the Energy Institute, National University of Singapore, is preparing a special issue of the Journal of Energy Security focused on Energy Across Asia.  For advertising and editorial information on contributions contact
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