Between September 30 to October 2 at the JW Marriott in Bucharest – Romania will be held the inaugural edition of the Black Sea Energy and Economic Forum. The event is organized by the Atlantic Council of the United States, with support from the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania.
According to indications from the organizers, “The Black Sea Energy and Economic Forum (BSEEF) will be a unique annual gathering of world leaders and key stakeholders in energy policy and business for unofficial consultations on global energy security. Set in the Black Sea-Caspian region, a nexus of global energy security and geopolitics, the conference will bring together world leaders, business executives and prominent policymakers for discussions on today’s key energy issues and recommendations for the future”. Forum topics on its agenda: Policy Responses to Energy Challenges, Global Energy Future, Scenarios for Future Energy Security, The New Energy Mix: Policy and Business Challenges.
The discussions forum will be attended from CEOs and Executives from Areva, DEPA, Eni SpA, ExxonMobil, Hellenic Petroleum, Hunt Oil, KazMunaiGas, WCO, DP Holding, Sabanci Energy Group, Schlumberger and SOCAR. Also, there will be present Energy and Economy Ministers and senior officials from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Egypt, Georgia, Greece, Iraq, Kazakhstan, the Republic of Moldova, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United States and Uzbekistan. “In order to promote dialogue and multinational cooperation in this area of increasing geopolitical signifcance, the Atlantic Council has initiated the BSEEF through our new Eurasian Energy Center. By bringing together key regional and global energy security stakeholders from governments and business, we hope to help transform the Black Sea-Caspian region into a more stable and cooperative platform that grows more closely linked to the European Union and the U.S.” says Chuck Hagel, Chairman of Atlantic Council of the US.
Published in Top Business Weeklypaper, nr. 785/1-7 oct. 2009