Energy security in the wider black sea region



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ENERGY SECURITY IN THE WIDER BLACK SEA REGION:

A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP APPROACH
A Black Sea Energy & Economic Forum Roundtable
In cooperation with

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria

Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism of Bulgaria
Sofia, March 1-2, 2010

At the Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan

Agenda
March 1, 2010

18:30


Welcome Dinner

At the Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan



Quest for Energy Security – Recent Developments in European Gas Markets
Welcoming remarks: Dinu Patriciu, Chairman, DP Holding &Atlantic Council International Advisory Board Member.
Keynote Address: Nikolay Mladenov, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Bulgaria.

Ambassador Richard Burt, Atlantic Council Board Director, Managing Director, McLarty Associates.
March 2, 2010

Energy Security Priorities
8:00 Registration

9:00


Keynote Address – Bulgaria’s Energy Security Priorities

Boyko Borisov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria.

Gunther Oettinger, EU Energy Commissioner.
Closing Remarks: James Warlick, US Ambassador to Bulgaria.
9:40

Session I: Regional Energy Policies and Priorities

Co-Chairs: Ambassador Richard Burt, Atlantic Council Board Director, Managing Director, McLarty Associates.

Traiko Traikov, Minister of Economy, Energy, and Tourism of Bulgaria.

Invited participants: Ministers responsible for Energy of Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Georgia, Greece, Romania, Macedonia, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Serbia;
Contributions from:

Galina Tosheva, CEO, BEH.

Valentin Zlatev, CEO, Lukoil Bulgaria.

Ambassador Vladimir Rakhmanin , Deputy Secretary General, Energy Charter.
Discussion, Q&A
11:00

Coffee Break
11:15

Session II: Natural Gas Diversification and Interconnector Projects
Chair: H.E Mr. Jorge Fuentes, Ambassador of Kingdom of Spain to Bulgaria.(TBC)

Invited Speakers:

Reinhard Mitschek, Managing Director of the Nabucco Gas Pipeline International Ltd. Company

Harry Sachinis, Chairman & Managing Director, DEPA SA, Greece

Ivan Drenovichki, General Manager, Bulgartransgaz

Florin Nicolae Munteanu, General Director, Transgaz

Bratislav Ceperkovic, M.D., Chairman of the Board, JP Transnafta

Mehmet Konuk, Acting General Manager BOTAS- inv ca speaker.

13:00


Luncheon: The Southern Corridor

Proposed Speakers:

Ambassador Peter Poptchev, coordinator for the EU Nabucco Project.

Dinu Patriciu, Chairman, DP Holding and Atlantic Council International Advisory Board Member.

Representatives from Iraq or Azerbaijan or Turkmenistan

15.00


Session III: Energy Policy and Public Opinion
Proposed Chair: Boyko Vassilev- Ph.D, journalist, Bulgarian National Television.
Invited Speakers:

ACUS High Level Official

Ivo Prokopiev, Chairman of the Confederation of the Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria

Maria Shishkova, Chair, Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum


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