Last Updated: April 26, 2017

2017 Istanbul Summit Webcasts


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The annual Atlantic Council Istanbul Summit, to be held in Istanbul April 2017 aims to build bridges in a region spanning from Central Asia to Central Europe and the Levant that is marred by centuries of division and conflict, but whose nations and people are bound together by so much.

The Summit brings together an influential constituency to foster and strengthen transatlantic engagement on energy, economic, and political challenges. This effort is part of the overall mission of the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank that also has a presence in Istanbul, to promote engagement based on the Atlantic community’s crucial role in addressing global challenges.

Stream 1

Day 1 Sessions
11:45 am -12:45 pm: Plenary Session - The PPP Model as Driving Force for Infrastructure and Growth
4:15 - 5:15 pm: Plenary Session - Diversifying European Gas Supplies
5:30 - 6:30 pm: Plenary Session - Regional and Transcontinental Energy Market Interconnections
Day 2 Sessions
9:00 - 10:00 am: Turkey, the Middle East, and the West: Challenges and Opportunities
12:45 - 1:45 pm: Sovereign Wealth Funds: Supporting Long-Term Economic Growth


Stream 2

Day 1 Sessions
9:00 - 9:45 am: Official opening of the Eight Annual Atlantic Council Istanbul Summit
10:00 - 11:30 am: Special Briefing - Global and Regional Energy Outlook
1:00 - 2:30 pm: Special Luncheon
2:45 - 4:00 pm: Boosting Regional Energy Partnerships and Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean 
Day 2 Sessions
8:30 - 9:30 am: Special Sessions - Turkey and the Regional Sustainable Enegery Expansion
10:45 am - 12:00 pm: Special Session - Presidential Keynote Speech
2:00 - 3:00 pm: Plenary Sessions: Session 1 - Three Seas: Infrastructure Interconnections between the Adriatic, Baltic and Black Seas
3:15 - 4:15 pm: Plenary Session: Addressing the Refugee Crisis: New Ways Forward
4:30 - 5:30 pm: Rebuilding Syria

 

Stream 3

Day 1 Session
11:45 - 12:45 pm: Report Launch: The Future of Global Energy Governance
4:15 - 5:15 pm: Developing Africa: Investment Strategies, Challenges, and Opportunities
Day 2 Session

2:00 - 3:00 pm: Plenary Session - Session 2 - The Southern Gas Corridor