AIEN 2024 International Energy Summit

Networking Opportunities

Speed Networking Event
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. • Tuesday, June 11 • Four Seasons Hotel • Conservatory II 

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, June 11 • Four Seasons Hotel • Riverfront Promenade 

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 taking in sweeping Chao Phraya river views from the promenade.

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

$200 Additional tickets  |  Dress code: business casual

Women in Energy Networking Breakfast
7:30 - 9:00 a.m. • Wednesday, June 12 • Four Seasons Hotel • Conservatory II

After great success in Miami, the Women in Energy Networking Breakfast is back for 2024 and primed to energize attendees for a productive first day of conference sessions!

Join us for this well-regarded event bringing together IES speakers, AIEN Board members, and other female leaders across the sector to share aspirations, discuss successes and headwinds, describe challenges turned into opportunities, and impart advice from sometimes hard-fought lessons learned along the way.

This year's breakfast will feature Somruedee Chaimongkol, award-winning CEO of BANPU Public Company Limited, who since 2015, has led the charge towards a greener future for one of Thailand’s major energy players. She will share experiences and outline how she overcame certain challenges presented during her leadership journey. This will be followed by informal round-table discussions made more valuable by blending different backgrounds, cultures, and generations together for engaging dialogue that ignites meaningful progress and advancement.

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

$50 ticket  |  Dress code: business casual

Golf Outing
7:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. • Friday, June 14  

AIEN will host a golf outing after the IES on Friday, June 14. The tournament registration fee includes green fees, cart and club rental, caddie, lunch and transportation to and from the Four Seasons Hotel. Check back soon for more details!

$250 Additional tickets  |  Dress code: resort 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. 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, June 12 • Royal Thai Navy Hall • Chao Phraya 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, 2023 to December 31, 2023, 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, 2023 to December 31, 2023, 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, 2023 to December 31, 2023, 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, 2023 to December 31, 2023.   

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, 2023 to December 31, 2023.

2024 Award Finalists

Deal of the Year

Harbour acquisition of Wintershall Dea’s global upstream assets
PRIO acquisition of the producing Albacora Leste Field offshore Brazil from Petrobras
ENGIE acquisition of Atlas Energia’s solar portfolio in Brazil

Venture of the Year

Cote d’Ivoire: Murphy Oil for their 5 new exploration licenses (PSCs)
Namibia: Woodside Energy Ltd., Pancontinental Energy and Custos for their farm-in agreement
Brazil: Petrobras, TotalEnergies, Petronas and QatarEnergy for their Sépia Project

Discovery of the Year

Namibia: Shell (Operator), QatarEnergy and Namcor for their discoveries Jonker-1X, La Rona-1, Lesedi-1X
Indonesia: Eni (Operator), Neptune and Agra Energi for their significant gas discovery with Geng North-1
Indonesia: Mubadala Energy (Operator) and Harbour Energy for their gas discovery Layaran-1 discovery, South Andaman PSC

Energy Transition Initiative of the Year

Petrobras for its carbon capture program in Brazil
Inpex for its Clean Hydrogen/Ammonia Project in Kashiwazaki, Japan
ADNOC and Baker Hughes for their fast-track development and commercialization of Green Hydrogen technology solutions

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Campaign of the Year

ConocoPhillips for its partnership with the Global Peace Foundation to improve living conditions in Sarawak and Sabah, Malaysia
TotalEnergies for its fight against poaching in Uganda
Eneva for its HortCanaã Agricultural Hub Project in Brazil

2023 Award Winners

Deal of the Year: Eni acquisition of the Tango FLNG unit from EXMAR Group

Venture of the Year: Global: Repsol sale of 25% of its upstream business to EIG to create a strategic partnership.

Discovery of the Year: Namibia: TotalEnergies, QatarEnergy, Impact Oil and Gas, and NAMCOR for their Venus-1X discovery.

Energy Transition Initiative of the Year: 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.

Award Methodology

Click here to view the full award methodology.


January 16, 2024 – Call for award nominations open
March 18, 2024 – Call for award nominations close
March 22, 2024 – Nominations are sorted and forwarded to Awards Committee
April 10, 2024 – Finalists are announced
June 12, 2024 – Award winners are announced at the IES Awards Dinner

Awards Committee

Chair: Philip Schnell, UK
Amanda Amarasekara, ExxonMobil Corporation, Australia
Ghislain Boukoubi, Panoro Energy, Gabon
Leonardo Duarte, Mayer Brown, Brazil
Bill Lafferrandre, ConocoPhillips Asia Ventures Pte Ltd, Singapore
Michael Ventocilla, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, USA​​