“Will Oil Prices Set New Records in 2006?”
Half-day Media Energy Workshop
Gulf Research Center (GRC)
December 20, 2005 (Tuesday)
The Gulf Energy Program at the Gulf Research Center (GRC) will hold a half-day media workshop on December 20 at GRC, Dubai. The workshop titled “Will Oil Prices Set New Records in 2006 “ will help journalists and media outlets get a better understanding of energy trends and the factors that impact energy markets, both internationally and in this region.
The main aim of this workshop is to start energy dialogues within the UAE energy and business media with GRC working as a mediator for the sessions. The oil workshop follows in the wake of GRC’s successful Arabic translation and consequent book release of the International Energy Outlook 2005 (IEO 2005), in the presence of US Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman on November 13, Dubai.
Realizing the vital need for information about the global energy markets and the related forecasts, especially to groups such as decision-makers, policy experts, academic analysts, researchers, the business community and media, the GRC established a dedicated research program known as the Gulf Energy Program in March 2005.
The main objective of this program is to promote research in the fields of energy economics and policies, taking into consideration the vested interests of both the producers and consumers. The program will explore the best possible means for the protection of the environment and recommends sound policies for the conservation of vital resources. Translating the IEO 2005 into Arabic is part of GRC’s first step into energy research.
Dr A.F. Alhajji - Gulf Energy Program Moderator at Gulf Research Center and George Patton Chair of Business and Economics College of Business Administration, Ohio Northern University
Who will participate
UAE energy and business editors, journalists and broadcast media.
Sona Nambiar, Business Editor, Gulf Research Center – for English Media/energy sector
Maitham Al Anbari, Editor-in-charge (Arabic), Gulf Research Center – for Arabic media