The International Energy Forum (IEF) is an independent and neutral facilitator of open dialogue on energy with key global oil and gas actors, helping to ensure energy security and transparency. Covering all six continents and accounting for around 90% of global supply and demand for oil and gas, the IEF comprises not only consuming and producing countries of the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), but also Transit States and major players outside of their memberships, including Argentina, China, India, Russia and South Africa.
Each year, the IEA, the International Energy Forum (IEF) and OPEC organize a Symposium on Energy Outlooks as part of a joint work programme. The symposium gathers senior analysts and delegates from oil companies and banks to discuss the IEA World Energy Outlook and OPEC’s World Oil Outlook. This dialogue is leading to greater convergence in the baseline data that underpins IEA and OPEC analyses.