IICEC 8th International Energy and Climate Forum will be held on 13 October 2017 at Conrad Hotel Istanbul
IICEC 8th International Energy and Climate Forum titled “Global Energy Investments: What’s Next?” will take place in Conrad Hotel Istanbul on October 13th, 2017. The opening addresses will be delivered by Güler Sabancı, Founding Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Sabancı University; Prof. Carmine Difiglio, Director, IICEC; Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, IEA and Honorary Chairman, IICEC. After the opening addresses, keynote speeches will be given by His Excellency Berat Albayrak, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Republic of Turkey (tbc); His Excellency Jan Szyszko, Minister of Environment, Republic of Poland; and His Excellency Mirko Šarovic, Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Forum will consist of two panels. The first panel “Global Energy Policies” will be moderated by Dr. Fatih Birol, and the speakers are: Murat Yavuz Ateş, Ambassador, Deputy Undersecretary for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; HE Christian Berger, Ambassador of the European Union to Turkey; Prof. Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy Columbia University,
USA; Jefferson Edwards, GM, Global Gas & LNG Market Development, Shell; Ladislas Paszkiewicz, Senior VP Strategy & Climate, TOTAL; Dev Sanyal, Executive Vice President of Regions and Chief Executive of Alternative Energy, BP; Dr. Vitaliy Yermakov, Head of Center for Energy Policy Research, Energy Institute of Higher School of Economics, Russia.
The afternoon session will begin with the Member of Parliament & President of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey Industry, Energy, Natural Resources, Information and Science Commission Ziya Altunyaldız’s keynote speech. After the keynote speech the second panel, “Technological Future of Energy” moderated by Prof. Difiglio, will be held with the following speakers: Luay Al-Khatteeb, Executive Director, Iraq Energy Institute; Dr. Tareq Emtairah, Director of the Energy Department, UNIDO; Hans Jørgen Koch, CEO, Nordic Energy Research; Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO, ACWA Power; Dr. Hans-Holger Rogner, Senior Scientist, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).