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International Energy Economics Conference 2018 to be held in Groningen

31 March 2015

The 41st International Energy Economics Conference will take place in Groningen. The Council of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) has accepted the bid jointly submitted by the Benelux Association for Energy Economics (BAEE), the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen (FEB) and the Energy Academy Europe (EAE) to host this leading conference in Groningen. The event will take place from 10 to 13 June 2018.

Machiel Mulder, President of the BAEE and professor of energy economics in Groningen, who will act as Chairman for the conference explains: “As President of the Benelux chapter within the IAEE, I was asked by the IAEE last year whether we would be interested in submitting a bid to host the 2018 International Energy Economics Conference in the Benelux. The Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen and the Energy Academy Europe were interested in participating and this is how we came to develop a bid for Groningen as the conference location. We are very pleased that the Council of the IAEE has approved our bid during their meeting in Medelin (Columbia) last week, in competition with a number of other bids.”

Leading event

Harry Garretsen, Dean of the FEB, says: “The international conference of the IAEE is a leading event in the area of energy economics that attracts hundreds of participants from academia, government and industry from all over the world. Dozens of reputable keynote speakers and experts will share their views on topical issues around energy economics, energy policy and energy markets. We are very proud that the BAEE, FEB and EAE can now jointly organise this prestigious event in Groningen.”

Groningen 'energy hub' in the Netherlands

Bert Wiersema, Managing Director of the EAE, says: “Hosting the 2018 IAEE conference in Groningen is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the excellence in energy research, education and innovation programmes that we have on offer here in Groningen. It fits seamlessly with the region’s reputation as dynamic ‘energy hub’ in The Netherlands and globally, and I am convinced that our partners in industry and government will be equally pleased with this result.”

Machiel Mulder adds: “2018 may seem far away, but many things need to be prepared in the in-between period in order to organise a memorable event, from the actual conference programme to excursions and side-events. The BAEE, FEB and EAE are looking forward to working together on this, in close cooperation with the IAEE and the Groningen Convention Bureau.”


The International Association for Energy Economics
The International Association for Energy Economics was founded in 1977. It is a worldwide non-profit professional organization based in the United States, which has members in over 100 nations, who strive to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas, experience and issues among professionals interested in energy economics.


For more information

Annemarie Hofman, Energy Academy Europe
Prof. Machiel Mulder , FEB

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