World Energy Outlook 2017

Evenement datum
1 februari 2018

The FPS Economy – DG Energy, the Energy Technology Club (*) have the pleasure of inviting you on Thursday 1 February 2018 for the presentation of the “World Energy Outlook 2017”.

At this occasion, Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), will present the key findings of the World Energy Outlook 2017 (WEO).

After the presentation, a debate on “Global trends for our energy future” will be held and introduced by a panel consisting of high-level representatives from the public and private sector.

About the World Energy Outlook 2017

Each year, the IEA’s flagship WEO publication, which is recognized as the authoritative source of strategic analysis of global energy markets, provides prospects for all energy sources, regions and sectors to 2040. Based on various scenarios, including one that incorporated the results of Paris COP 21 negotiations, the WEO provides insights which can help policymakers, industry and other stakeholders to find their way in a fast-changing energy world.

Furthermore, the WEO 2017 specifically focuses on China, examining how China’s choices could reshape the global outlook for all fuels and technologies. A second focus, on natural gas, explores how the rise of shale gas and LNG are changing the global gas market as well as the opportunities and risks for gas in the transition to a cleaner energy system.

(*): An initiative of Agoria


10h00 Welcome 
by Mr Jean-Marc Delporte, Chairman FPS Economy, SME, Self-Employed and Energy
10h10 Introduction 
by Mrs Marie-Christine Marghem, Federal Minister for Energy
10h30 Presentation of the study results (PDF, 797.15 KB) 
by Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the IEA
11h30 Debate "Global trends for our energy future
Moderated by Mrs. Danielle Devogelaer, Federal Planning Bureau:
  • Dr Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the IEA
  • Mr David Criekemans, University Antwerp
  • Mr Pascal De Buck, CEO Fluxys
  • Mr Alain Bernard, CEO DEME
12h15 Q&A
12h30 Concluding remarks by Mr Pieter-Jan Provoost, Business Group Leader Markets, Agoria
12h45 Networking Lunch


This seminar will be held in English. 
No simultaneous translation will be provided.


BluePoint Brussels 
Auguste Reyerslaan 80 
1030 Brussels 

Laatst bijgewerkt
2 februari 2018