The ONS Summit

The ONS Summit is a forum for senior executives and politicians attending ONS to get together to discuss geopolitical energy and environmental issues.

ONS is one of the world’s most important meeting places for the oil and gas industry and is always attended by top executives from some of the world’s major oil companies, ministers from energy-producing nations and leaders of governments and organisations.


These groups of decision makers are each in their own way in a position to influence the future of the energy industry. But they do not often get the chance to meet and discuss important issues.

The ONS Summit aims to facilitate closer cooperation between political and corporate leaders in the energy world.

The topics discussed here affect the whole world and this year they will be related to the main theme of ONS 2018: INNOVATE.

Participation at the ONS Summit is by invitation only.

ONS Summit 2018 – in cooperation with Munich Security Conference

The ONS Foundation and Munich Security Conference (MSC), are partnering for a high-level debate on energy security challenges, uncertainties in the energy markets and the current geopolitics of energy at ONS Summit 2016.

The Summit will be co-chaired by ONS President and CEO, Leif Johan Sevland and MSC Chairman Ambassador, Wolfgang Ischinger. Around 60 key leaders from the energy industry, politics and the security community, will meet for off-the-record roundtable discussions on global energy trends, their geopolitical and industrial implications, and the challenges they pose to companies and states.

Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman of IHS, and one of the world’s leading energy experts, will moderate the event. Among the meeting’s confirmed participants are the CEOs of major industry leaders, such as Statoil, Shell, ConocoPhillips, Eon and Wintershall as well as senior representatives from Saudi Aramco, eni, and Iran’s National Oil Company.

Furthermore, Norway’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, and Norway’s Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tord Lien, will represent the Norwegian government, and cabinet ministers from around the world have confirmed their attendance.

About the MSC
Since its foundation five decades ago, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) has become the major global forum for dialogue on foreign and security policy. In addition to its annual flagship conference, the MSC regularly convenes high-profile events on particular topics and regions and publishes the Munich Security Report.

Read more about the MSC here.