AIEN 2023 International Energy Summit

Networking Opportunities

Speed Networking Event
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. • Tuesday, May 30 • InterContinental Miami • Versailles Ballroom 

Face-to-face networking is a powerful & necessary tool for one’s career. Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned negotiator, AIEN understands the value that networking has in enhancing your career. The AIEN International Energy Summit is the perfect forum to maximize your networking opportunities, especially through this offering available to all attendees - a speed networking event. This structured and fast-paced event will be held before the conference this year so that you can build upon your connections throughout the event. 

Speed networking is similar to speed dating, but in a business environment, where participants will have exposure to many people in a short amount of time. You will have the chance to meet with another fellow attendee in a one-on-one, five-minute information exchange, moving on to the next five-minute exchange with another attendee, and so on. During each round, you should introduce yourself, mentioning where you are located, what your professional title is and what your main job responsibilities are. At the halfway point of each round, it’s then the second individual’s turn to speak. The number of rounds you will go through will depend on the number of those who sign-up but you should expect to have between 6-10 one-on-one meetings. The event will conclude with a cocktail reception, allowing time for open, unstructured networking. Participants can use this time to speak with those they did not have a chance to speak with or to seek out those who they would like to continue the conversation with. 

All Summit attendees are invited to participate in this not-to-be-missed event, no matter your registration type! In an effort to streamline the onsite registration process for participants, this year the event will be limited to 80 people and will be on a first-come, first-served basis with no pre-registration required.

Please click here to read more about what to expect during the event.

Welcome Reception
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. • Tuesday, May 30 • InterContinental Miami • Sky Lawn 

Join us for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and an opportunity to connect with IES attendees. The reception is the perfect way to catch up with industry colleagues and create new business contacts the night before we start the conference, all while enjoying 360-degree views of Miami’s iconic skyline and glistening Biscayne Bay.

Included in Full Delegate and Networking Only registrations. (Not included in Day Delegate registrations).

$200 Additional tickets  |  Dress code: business casual

*NEW!* Women in Energy Networking Breakfast
6:45 - 8:30 a.m. • Wednesday, May 31 • InterContinental Miami • Alhambra & Escorial Rooms

Join us for this new offering to kick off the IES 2023! This inaugural breakfast has been organized for women, by women and showcases the essential contributions made by women in the international energy sector. It provides the perfect opportunity to network and socialize with other women in the industry who are IES speakers, attendees and AIEN Board members in a casual but supportive environment.

Over breakfast you will hear thought provoking insights from Melody Meyer who will share leadership perspectives from her distinguished 44 year career in the energy industry and insights on a McKinsey initiated program called Advancing Women Executives in Energy, and its’ Diversity Dashboard.

This will be followed by round table discussions led by distinguished female leaders where you can share experiences, discuss challenges and learn from one another. We hope you can join us for this special event hosted on the first day of IES!

Registration includes an energizing breakfast buffet, a commemorative gift and special badge recognition.

$50 ticket  |  Dress code: business casual

Breakfasts, Lunches, Networking Breaks

Delegates are invited to join fellow attendees in the networking areas for breakfasts, lunches and coffee breaks. These scheduled networking times are ideal for idea sharing, meeting colleagues and making new contacts. Start your day off each morning at the continental breakfast and talk to others about what’s to come for that day. Use your time at the coffee breaks to meander the foyer area and view the exhibitor tables. Take part in networking time while enjoying a bite to eat at the conference luncheons taking place on Wednesday and Thursday.

Awards Dinner
7:00 - 11:30 p.m. • Wednesday, May 31 • InterContinental Miami • Versailles Ballroom 

Join us at the AIEN Awards Dinner to celebrate outstanding members as well as recognize professionals and organizations for their outstanding achievements in the energy industry. 

The evening will start with a cocktail reception, followed by a three-course dinner and awards presentation. Get ready for a spectacular evening of networking with fellow attendees and guests!

Included in Full Delegate and Networking Only registrations. (Not included in Day Delegate registrations).

Can't make the full conference but would like to attend the Awards Dinner? Single dinner tickets may be purchased without attending the conference. Please email the completed registration form to

$350 Additional tickets  |  Dress code: business attire 

AIEN Awards

The objective of the annual AIEN Awards is to celebrate certain impactful industry achievements, underpinned by international energy negotiations and transactions that promote and embody the principles of AIEN in the energy industry.

Award Categories

Deal of the Year: This award recognizes an outstanding and noteworthy M&A transaction, occurring between January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022, and having been announced or made public.

Venture of the Year: This award recognizes a new and significant commercial partnership, joint venture, arrangement or initiative (other than an M&A deal), occurring between January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022, and having been announced or made public.

Discovery of the Year: This award will be given to a company who has made a highly significant oil or gas discovery, or an addition to discovered resources through exploration and appraisal activities, occurring between January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022, and having been announced or made public.

Energy Transition Initiative of the Year: This award recognizes those leading the way in reducing carbon impacts through technology and innovation or creating targets to manage performance and aligning with global energy transition commitments through programs launched between January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.   

Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign of the Year: This award recognizes organizations that have demonstrated positive influence on surrounding communities, promote teamwork toward sustainable, long-term impacts, and encourage active employee participation beyond financial contributions through programs launched between January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.

2023 Award Finalists

Deal of the Year

Chevron acquisition of Renewable Energy Group, Inc.
Eni acquisition of the Tango FLNG unit from EXMAR Group
Omega Acquisition, Inc. acquisition of Continental Resources, Inc.

Venture of the Year

Angola: The formation of Azule Energy, the 50/50 joint venture between bp and Eni.
Global: Repsol sale of 25% of its upstream business to EIG to create a strategic partnership.
Qatar: QatarEnergy, TotalEnergies, ExxonMobil, Shell, ConocoPhillips and Eni for their North Field East project.

Discovery of the Year

Egypt: Chevron, Eni and Tharwa Petroleum Company for their Nargis-1 offshore discovery.
Guyana: ExxonMobil, Hess and CNOOC for their new discoveries in the Stabroek block.
Namibia: TotalEnergies, QatarEnergy, Impact Oil and Gas, and NAMCOR for their Venus-1X discovery.

Energy Transition Initiative of the Year

bp for acquiring renewable natural gas company Archaea Energy Inc. to support its net zero ambition.
ExxonMobil, CF Industries and EnLink Midstream for their landmark emissions-reduction project in Louisiana.
Hess and the Government of Guyana for their landmark Carbon Credits Purchase Agreement.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Campaign of the Year

Chevron for its SI Project developed at Jesus Municipal Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
ReconAfrica for its water, education and health projects in the Kavango Basin of Namibia.
Shell for its water project improving and expanding the network of existing water for the benefit of the communities in Bolivia.

2022 Award Winners

Deal of the YearBHP Petroleum & Woodside Petroleum Merger

Venture of the YearQatarEnergy Farmin to Shell Namibia Exploration Blocks

Discovery of the YearExxonMobilHess and CNOOC Whiptail Discovery, Guyana

Energy InnovationPetronas for its first carbon neutral LNG cargo delivery to Shikoku Electric

CSR Campaign of the YearLake Albert resources development project in Uganda & Tanzania - TotalEnergies as Operator with partners CNOOC, Uganda National Oil Company & Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation

Award Methodology

Click here to view the full award methodology.


January 16, 2023 – Call for award nominations open
March 17, 2023 – Call for award nominations close
March 22, 2023 – Nominations are sorted and forwarded to Awards Committee
April 11, 2023 – Finalists are announced
May 31, 2023 – Award winners are announced at the 2023 IES Awards Dinner