Networking, registration and refreshments


Opening session:

Welcome remarks: Prof. Dr. Friedbert Pflüger, Former State Secretary, Director of EUCERS

Introduction: Rudi Guraziu, Chief Executive of IBDE



Plenary session one: Ambassadorial Panel

Chair: Prof Dr Friedbert Pfluger, Former State Secretary, Director of EUCERS

His Excellency Konstantinos Bikas, Ambassador of Greece to the UK

His Excellency Emil Brix, Ambassador of Austria to the UK

His Excellency Fakhraddin Gurbanov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the UK

Jacqueline Minor, Head of European Commission Representation in the UK


Networking lunch - hosted kindly by the European Commission Representation in the UK


Plenary session two: Europe’s energy security: how can Europe achieve diverse, secure and sustainable energy supply?

Keynote: The Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, Minister of State for Energy


Chair: Rudi Guraziu, Chief Executive, IBDE

Mehmet Sepil, President, Genel Energy

Livio Bettoschi, CEO, BIP UK and New Markets

James Pay, Partner, Clifford Chance

Graham Meeks, Director of Policy, Green Investment Bank

Dr Petra Dolata, Research Director, EUCERS, King's College

Q & A Session


Networking and coffee Break


Plenary session three: Southern Gas Corridor and Natural Gas in the Eastern Mediterranean – Opportunities for Europe (Sponsored by The European Azerbaijan Society - TEAS)

Chair: Edward Lucas, Energy Editor, The Economist

Dorian Ducka, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy and Industry Albania

John Baldwin, Group Political Adviser, BP

Brendan Devlin, Advisor, DG Energy, European Commission

Androulla Kaminara, Academic Visitor at St Antony's College, University of Oxford

Dr Ibrahim Palaz, Senior Fellow, Caspian Strategy Institute

Michael Hoffmann, External Affairs Director, Trans Adriatic Pipeline

Dr Frank Umbach, Associate Director, EUCERS, King's College

Q & A Session




Conference closes


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