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Black Sea Energy and Economic Forum 2010

The Black Sea Energy and Economic Forum (BSEEF) is a unique annual initiative that brings business and policy leaders together to discuss Eurasia’s leading economic and energy challenges. The Council’s new Eurasia Center in cooperation with its partners in the Black Sea, Caspian and Central Asian Regions, has launched this important initiative in an effort to promote energy security, economic growth and political stability in one of the world’s most crucial places. The Forum aims to develop best policy solutions to help the region be a center for economic cooperation, investment and trade.

The 2010 Forum was held in Istanbul, Turkey September 29 – October 1, 2010, building on the success of the inaugural Forum last year in Bucharest, Romania.

2010 Forum Program

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September 29 - Day 1

9/29: Forum Opening - Frederick Kempe, Rifat Hisarciklioglu, Dinu Patriciu, Nikoloz Gilauri, Brent Scowcroft, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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9/29: Chief Executive Roundtable: Eurasia - Regional Opportunity and Challenges

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9/29: Dinner and Leadership Speaker - An Integrating Future for Eurasia - Ali Babacan, Paolo Scaroni, Frederick Kempe

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September 30 - Day 2

9/30: Shaping Eurasia's Energy Future - Part I: Resources and Development

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9/30: Shaping Eurasia's Energy Future - Part II: Moving Energy to Market

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9/30: Eurasia and the World

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9/30: Luncheon and Special Address: Ross Wilson, Richard Morningstar, Cem Duna

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9/30: Session III: Critical Infrastructure Protection - Security, Borders and Energy

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9/30: Eurasia's Future: New Sources of Growth and Prosperity

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9/30: Finance and Trade

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9/30: Reception and Gala Dinner at Topkapi Palace - Brent Scowcroft, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Frederick Kempe

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October 1 - Day 3

10/01: Economic Integration, Growth and Opportunity

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10/01: Session IV: After the Gulf of Mexico: Hydrocarbon Development and Risk Management

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10/01: Session V: Innovation Policy and Growth in Eurasia

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10/01: Session VI: Iraq, Turkey and Eurasia

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10/01: Concluding CEO Roundtable and Luncheon

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Atlantic Council Forum Co-Chairs:

  • Senator Chuck Hagel, Chairman, Atlantic Council
  • Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor to US President Jimmy Carter, and Member, Atlantic Council International Advisory Board
  • Mr. Dinu Patriciu, Chairman, DP Holding SA, and Member, Atlantic Council International Advisory Board
  • Ms. Güler Sabancı, Chairperson, Hacı Ömer Sabancı Holding A.Ş., and Member, Atlantic Council International Advisory Board
  • Mr. Paolo Scaroni, Chief Executive Officer, Eni
  • Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, USAF (ret.), National Security Advisor to US Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush, and Chairman, Atlantic Council International Advisory Board

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The 2010 Black Sea Energy and Economic Forum was held in Istanbul, Turkey with the support of the Turkish Ministry of Economy and the Turkish Prime Minister's office.