TLG_0457So much has happened since our 11 December 2014 meeting on the energy, investment, and geopolitics of our region – from the Turkish Stream, the EU’s Energy Union, and China’s “Silk Road Infrastructure Fund”, to the signing of the TANAP, the consequences for our industry of the nuclear framework agreement with Iran, and the launch of the Mersin Akkuyu nuclear power plant.


We are working towards another meeting in December 2015 when the critical energy, investment, and political developments around us, plus new frontiers for renewables, distressed hydrocarbon assets, LNG, unconventionals, transportation fuels, new nuclear technologies, geopolitical tensions, funding needs and cyber attacks against energy infrastructure can be fully addressed, and when we can also engage with the new energy players coming onto the stage.


The Club’s Honorary Chair, who is also the Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister, and senior leadership from our member companies and organisations, will welcome you. As usual, we will host other ministers and prominent guests from our region that we believe can add value to our dialogue and partner with us on critical energy matters.


Please see the attached summary report/assessment from our 2014 meeting to get an idea of The Club’s convening power and the quality of its deliberations and bilateral engagements with key players on the global energy scene. You may also want to check our website regularly, where we share the latest updates, quality analyses, meetings attended, and op-eds for your use.


Given the hot political climate expected between now and the summer, we have chosen to adopt a wait-and-see attitude. However, we have every intention of organising a meeting with the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources following the outcome of the 7 June 2015 general elections.


There is strong interest from Washington, Baku, Erbil, Brussels and London to organise ad hoc Club meetings in these capitals. If we can find the right angle to serve the interests of our members through such engagements we will certainly get in touch with them and special guests.


Our 2015 annual meeting is scheduled tentatively for 10 December 2015, preceded by a “Young-in-Energy” Forum on 9 December that will bring together energy professionals and post-graduates aged 25-35. Further details will be provided, as we get closer to the date of the meeting.


Kindest regards,

Mehmet Öğütçü, Chairman