Sait Halim Pasha Palace, Yeniköy, Istanbul
Energy, Investment and Geopolitics
The members and special guests only dinner will focus on the “Narrow Window of Opportunity for the Mediterranean Gas” and future Club programme with senior representatives from the region. The Club meetings are held under the rules of the Chatham House and will be closed to media and the public to ensure confidentiality and exclusivity for its members.
Program at glance
09:00-09:30 Registration and warm-up conversations
09:30-13:00 Tour d’horizon with Taner Yildiz, Club’s Honorary Chair and Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey (Geopolitical shifts, investment and energy around the Bosphorus)
13:00-14:30 Luncheon address, ”Purpose-driven leadership in a world of rapid change: what are the new prerequisites?”
15:00-18:30 Bilateral meetings and Introductions (Geopolitical shifts, investment and energy around the Bosphorus)
18:30- 20:00 Cocktail Reception for all participants
20:00-21:00 Restricted meeting only for Club members and special guests
- Planning for the 17 October meeting of the Club addressing, inter alia, how to source fresh funding for energy deals and projects in our region
- Other issues of interest and follow-up actions
The discussions are expected to address the top 10 major issues below:
1- Dynamic changes and new emerging realities in our region and their implications for energy policy-making and business decisions;
2- Whether there is a change in the U.S., the EU and China policy towards new energy investments and security risks around the Bosphorus – the Caspian region, the Middle East and the Mediterranean;
3- Energy and geopolitical dimensions of the Russian-Ukrainian relations: how will they affect us?
4- Update on Caspian gas, TANAP and TAP, and whether Turkey can really be a regional hub for energy, investment and geopolitical initiatives;
5- How Iran has been re-engaging with the West in energy and geopolitics after the removal of sanctions in due course, and whether there will be an immediate flow of international investments into the energy sector
6- Iraq’s future, shifting priorities in the Gulf and geopolitical game-changers in MENA: how to respond?
7- Recalibrating the Turkish-US energy partnership
8- Narrow window of opportunity for the East Mediterranean gas and other follow-up actions (at a restricted members only dinner)
9- How companies and governments should develop and empower ne generation of leaders and executives?
10– Futureprogramme and actions
The Club meetings are held under the rules of the Chatham House and will be closed to media, except for the photo opportunity, to ensure confidentiality and exclusivity. However, interviews can be arranged outside the meeting rooms.
The meeting is not open to media. The Chatham House rules apply. Media will be briefed prior to a “sweet-talk” meeting on 26 June, Thursday, 10:30 am at SwissotelBosphorus. If so requested, bilateral meetings will be facilitated between Club members and special guests both in the margins of the meeting as well as on 26 and 28 June 2014.
Our team has compiled below options, with special discounts, for hotel and travel to facilitate your participation in the meeting and bilateral engagements. Please contact any of the hotels below of your choice offering various discount rates directly for participants. To benefit from special rates, please refer to The Bosphorus Energy Club/PwC when making your reservation.
|GRAND TARABYA HOTEL Haydar Aliyev Cad. Istanbul Phone: + 90 212 363 33 00 Contact: Simge Parca firstname.lastname@example.org +90 212 363 33 67||SWISSOTEL BOSPHORUS ISTANBUL Bayıldım Cad. No: 2 Maçka – Beşiktaş 34357 Istanbul Phone: + 90 212 326 1100 Contact: – Derya Koca: email@example.com +90 212 326 81 44 – Esra Çorpan: firstname.lastname@example.org +90 212 326 81 54|
|ÇIRAGAN PALACE KEMPINSKI Çırağan Caddesi 32, 34349 İstanbul Phone: + 90 212 326 46 46 Contact: Esra Hamut Tuncel email@example.com + 90 212 258 29 89||RENAISSANCE OTEL BOSPHORUS Barbaros Bulvari No: 145, 34349 Besiktas, Istanbul Phone: + 90 212 340 70 00 Contact: Sinem Güngördü or Melinda İris firstname.lastname@example.org|
|POINT OTEL BARBAROS Esentepe Yıldız Posta Cad. No:29 Şişli, Istanbul Phone: + 90 212 337 30 00 Contact: Gülistan Uzun email@example.com||FOUR SEASONS BOSPHORUS HOTEL Çırağan Cad. No. 28, 34349 Beşiktaş-İstanbul Phone: + 90 212 381 40 00 Contacts: Merve Bilen Totrakan firstname.lastname@example.org +90 212 381 40 37|
|EDITION OTEL Büyükdere Cad.No:136 Levent İstanbul Phone: + 90 530 767 65 15 Contact: Barış Sivrihisar email@example.com||RADISSON BLUE BOSPHORUS Çırağan Cad. No:46 34349 Ortaköy-İstanbul Phone: + 90 310 15 24 Contact: Emre Baltepe firstname.lastname@example.org|
Please note that it costs around €30 by taxi (around one hour driving) from Atatürk Airport to hotels in central Istanbul.
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We have assembled a wide range of speakers and discussants who will shed light on these matters including: (in the order of the agenda)
– Dynamic changes and new emerging realities in the region and their global implications
– Iraq’s future, shifting priorities in MENA and Eastern Mediterranean: how to respond?
– Is there a change in the U.S. and the EU policy towards new energy investments and security risks around the Bosphorus – the Caspian region, the Black Sea, the Middle East and the Mediterranean?
– The energy dimensions of the Russian-Ukrainian relations: recent developments and implications for our region
– Update on next steps and risks in the Southern Gas Corridor including Shah Deniz-2, TANAP and TAP, and Turkmenistan? Can Turkey really be a regional hub for energy, investment and geopolitical initiatives?
– How will Iran re-engage with the West in energy and geopolitics after the removal of sanctions in due course? Will there be an immediate flow of western investments into the energy sector?
– Luncheon address, “Purpose-driven leadership in a world of rapid change: what are the new prerequisites?”, Geoff McDonald, Global Vice-President, Unilever
– The need and modalities for grooming the future leaders and executives of the energy sector in our region
– Further reflections and follow-up proposal