About Russian Energy Week (REW)
Russian Energy Week International Forum (REW) – key international event to address the most pressing issues in the energy sector.
The Forum has been held since 2017 and has immediately become the most important energy efficiency event in Russia or abroad.
REW will convene representatives of the Russian federal authorities, headsof major energy companies, industry organizations, and media community.
The Forum is being held to demonstrate the prospects of the Russian fuel and energy industry and unlock the potential of international cooperation in energy. The Forum will serve as a platform for a discussion of the main challenges faced by the energy sector and topical problems involving the development of:
- the gas industry;
- the oil industry;
- the coal industry;
- nuclear power;
- renewable source of power (RESOP);
- energy conservation and increased energy efficiency.
“Russian Energy Week always features specialized, industry-specific, targeted discussions with experts from all over the world. There are no conversations about general topics. Everything is very clear and to the point. This focus lets you get the most out of face-to-face interaction with like-minded people who don’t need to waste time trying to find a common language. It’s clear from the REW participants that they miss such in-person interaction. The Forum once again brought together everyone who is interested in the joint development of energy and people who want to work together for the future. It’s great that foreign countries were widely represented this year. I am confident that this platform will have a direct impact on international relations as a whole and on the energy sector in particular for many years to come,” Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Novak said in comments following the Forum.
History of the Forum
Russian Energy Week International Forum (‘the Forum’) was established by order of the Russian Government No. 2026-r, dated 27 September 2016, with further changes instigated by order of the Russian Government No. 438-r, dated 16 March 2018.
The Russian Energy Week (REW) International Forum took place for the sixth time on 11–13 October 2023 at the Manege Central Exhibition Hall in Moscow. More information about Forum venue is available in the Forum venue section.
The Forum was attended by government officials from various countries, heads of major energy companies and organizations, scientists, and experts. In total, over 5,000 delegates from 84 countries and territories took part in Russian Energy Week 2023.
Senior officials who attended REW 2023 included Prime Minister of Iraq Mohammed Shia’ Al Sudani; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Energy Affairs and Minister of Oil of Iraq Hayyan Abdul Ghani; and Executive Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Delcy Eloina Rodriguez Gomez; and Prime Minister of Republic of Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Radovan Viskovic. The event was attended by 21 foreign ministers and heads of 36 diplomatic corps.
Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, China, Vietnam, Turkey, Iran, and Iraq were the countries with the largest delegations at Russian Energy Week this year.
Among the heads of international organizations and associations, REW 2023 was attended by Executive Secretary of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Sergey Pospelov and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the CIS Electric Power Council Taras Kupchikov.
Over 1,200 representatives of foreign and Russian businesses from more than 250 companies attended the Forum.
The central theme of REW this year was ‘The New Reality of Global Energy: Building the Future’.
The Forum’s business programme and REW Youth Day included over 70 events that were attended by more than 225 speakers. The Forum programme was built on four pillars: ‘The International Agenda’, ‘The Development of the Fuel and Energy Sector’, ‘Scientific and Technological Development, and the Digital Transformation’, and ‘Sustainable Development and the Climate’. The Forum also included bilateral meetings, negotiations, and business breakfasts.
The key event in the Forum’s business programme was the plenary session, which was attended by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of Iraq Mohammed Shia’ Al Sudani. The discussion was moderated by Al Ghad TV journalist Amr Abdelhamid.
Russian and foreign companies and government organizations concluded a total of 28 agreements and memorandums of cooperation during REW 2023.
An official ceremony was held during REW 2023 to present the Global Energy Prize for outstanding scientific research and scientific-technical developments in the field of energy which promote greater efficiency and environmental security for energy sources on Earth in the interests of all mankind.
In addition, REW 2023 hosted an award ceremony for the winners of the ‘Energy of the Pen’ international media competition, which aims to encourage journalists, observers, and experts to cover the most pressing issues facing the modern energy industry, including the transformation of the global energy balance, the development of new technologies, and climate change.
On 13 October, REW concluded with Youth Day, which was attended by more than 2,000 young people, who presented dozens of projects and industry initiatives, shared their experience, and received advice from experts. The REW Youth Day programme included a total of 30 events that aimed to promote the fuel and energy industry as well as engineering and technical professions.