IEI Turkey Energy Summit will take place on 05-06 June 2014, in Istanbul, Turkey.

International Energy Investments invites you to attend IEI Turkey Energy Summit 2014 on 05-06 June, Istanbul, Turkey. This summit brings together an expert panel of professional speakers from leading companies to offer their diverse views and advice on energy investment and finance. This Summit will attract delegates from Turkey and beyond.

IEI Turkey Energy Summit 2014 will play host to over 30 high level speakers from the Turkey and international energy sector who will address the key issues affecting the energy market today. It will provide participants with the opportunity to engage with government officials, key associations, IPPs and key companies to gain a thorough understanding of what is needed to develop a successful energy investment in Turkey.

Some of the Invited Speakers;

  • Opening Speech: Honourable Taner Yildiz, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey (tbc)
  • Honourable Mirek Topolanek, Former Prime Minister of Czech Republic and Former President of European Council
  • Alparslan Bayraktar, ERRA, Chairman – Energy Market Regulatory Authority, Commissioner
  • Arda Ermut, Investment Support and Promotion Agency, Turkey, Vice President
  • Birol Erguven, Limak, CEO
  • Chris Cook , ISRS, Strategic Market Consultant
  • David Tonge, IBS Research & Consultancy, Director
  • Fabio Maria Lo Brutto, DNVGL Oil & Gas, Business Development Director
  • Manfred Seitz, EU LNG Masterplan, Coordinator
  • Matthew Monteverde, Argus, Vice President for Generating Fuels
  • Orhan Duran, Trends And Dynamics of Turkish Energy Sector In Light of Energy Outlook, Genel Energy, Senior Advisor
  • Sergiy Korsunsky, Ambassador of Ukraine to Turkey
  • Ulvi Ilhan, Enerco, CEO
  • Umit Akin, Founder, Akin Law Office 

and more…

We look forward to welcoming you on 5-6 June 2014 at IEI Turkey Energy Summit 2014


 Standard Conference Rate  €699  per person
 Group Rate (3 people or more)  €595  per person

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Conference fee includes:

  • Two day pass to participate in all conference sessions on both conference days
  • Refreshment breaks/lunches during both conference days
  • One set of International Energy Investments conference documentation

* Bosphorus Sightseeing & Dinner, travel and accommodation are not included in the conference fee.

Bosphorus Sightseeing & Dinner: (for registered conference delegates only)
Before 30 April: €100 (no registration for the Bosphorus Sightseeing & Dinner after 30 April)

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If you haven’t booked your accommodation yet, please act now, spaces at the conference are limited. 

Please note that Turkish Airlines is the official airline sponsor of IEI Turkey Energy Summit 2014 and offers a special discounted rate for the international participants:

Up to 20% on Business Class

Up to 15% on Economy Class

Please ask for the event code for the discounts for your international flights.

Thanks to the extensive flight network has more than 240 point flying Turkish Airlines flight map, you can use the link below to explore:

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The suggested dress code for the conference is business casual for both day. To help you plan, you can expect an average daytime temperature ranging from 21° C to 25 °C at this time of year.

Please remember to bring plenty of business cards with you to make the most of this opportunity.


Benefits of sponsoring IEI Turkey Energy Summit 2014;

  • promote your latest technologies and solutions to senior decision-making buyers
  • network with the energy market’s most influential players
  • launch your new products before your competitors
  • gain insights into the latest projects and developments
  • meet new potential customers in Turkey
  • raise your company profile and awareness
  • meet new business partners and build your distribution network


All the coffee breaks will take place in the exhibition foyer. What do you get as an exhibitor;

  • a table top (a desk), 2×3 meters space, 2 chairs and a dustbin.
  • allocation of your company logo, description and a direct link to your website on our conference website (at least 6-8 months exposure).
  • allocation of your company logo, description and contact details in conference brochure.
  • allocation of your company brochure or presentation in digital format.

Please ask more for full details of our exhibition or sponsor packages;

Meet the Participants from; APlus Energy, Akin Law Office, Argus, Botas, Caroline Green Energy Systems, DNV GL, DIVID, East West Institute<, Embassy of Ukraine, EMRA, EnerjiIQ, ERRA, EU LNG Masterplan, Florida Energy Systems Consortium, Genel Energy, GDPA, GIE, Global Risk Insights, Holland Innovation Team, IBS Research, Pegi Teknik, ICIS, IGDAS, Interfax, Interfax Global Energy, Limak, Nafta, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resourses of Turkey, Pro Danube, SAM, See News, Shell, Tender Green Energy, The Energy Contract Company, Total, TT Grup,  University of Florida, University of Paris…

официальная ознокомительная брошюра и обновления конференции ”IEI Turkey Energy Summit 2014″ прикреплены. В конференции будет комплексный подход на темы рынков электричества, нефти и природного газа от 30 Турецких и международных дикторов высокого уровня; целью конференции является обеспечения эффективными средствами сети собравшимся преставителям частных и государственных секторов.

Кроме того в конференции будет специальная сессия с участием Университета Флориды.

Дальше список некоторых спикеров:

  • Opening Speech: Honourable Taner Yildiz, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey (tbc)
  • Honourable Mirek Topolanek, Former Prime Minister of Czech Republic and Former President of European Council
  • Alparslan Bayraktar, ERRA, Chairman – Energy Market Regulatory Authority, Commissioner
  • Arda Ermut, Investment Support and Promotion Agency, Turkey, Vice President
  • Birol Erguven, Limak, CEO
  • Chris Cook , ISRS, Strategic Market Consultant
  • David Tonge, IBS Research & Consultancy, Director
  • Fabio Maria Lo Brutto, DNVGL Oil & Gas, Business Development Director
  • Manfred Seitz, EU LNG Masterplan, Coordinator
  • Matthew Monteverde, Argus, Vice President for Generating Fuels
  • Orhan Duran, Trends And Dynamics of Turkish Energy Sector In Light of Energy Outlook, Genel Energy, Senior Advisor
  • Sergiy Korsunsky, Ambassador of Ukraine to Turkey
  • Ulvi Ilhan, Enerco, CEO
  • Umit Akin, Founder, Akin Law Office 

 Любые вопросы о ценах Имеющегося спонсорства и участия можете задать связавшись с нами мы будем рады связаться с вами.


08:30  - Registration – Business Card Meet
09:00  - Welcome & Protocol Speech: Taner Yildiz – Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey (tbc) & Arda Ermut – Vice President, The Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Investment Support and Promotion Agency
09:10  - Opening Remarks – Dr. Mark Jamison, Director, University of Florida Public Utility Research Center
09:20  - Investment Opportunities, Regulatory Framework – Alparslan Bayraktar – Chairman, ERRA and Commissioner, Energy Market Regulatory Authority
09:40  - Evaluations on Energy Sector of the Region – Mirek Topolanek – Former Prime Minister of Czech Republic and Former President of European Council
10:00  - Morning Coffee Break & Networking
10:30  - Energy Chess in the Mediterrenean: Oil Discoveries and Beyond - Assist. Prof. Dr. Filiz Katman Executive Director, EPPAM
10:50  - Turkish Petroleum Law, Fiscal Regime and Incentives – Saim Gul – Head of Department, General Directorate of Petroleum Affairs
11:10  - Turkey Electricity Market Structure & Market Expectations – Birol Erguven – CEO, Limak Enerji
11:30  - Trends and Dynamics of Turkish Energy Sector in the Light of Energy Outlook – Orhan Duran – Senior Advisor, Genel Energy
11:50  - Energy Geopolitics – Amb. Sergiy Korsunsky – Ambassador of Ukraine to Turkey
12:10  - A Brief Introduction to Turkish Gas Market – Dr. Ulvi F. Ilhan - CEO – Enerco Enerji – DIVID 
12:30  - Lunch Break & Press Briefing
13:30  - Opening Remarks from the Chair of the Day One Afternoon Sessions – Canan Balaban – Associate Director, Florida Energy Systems Consortium
13:40  - Security of Natural Gas Supply to Istanbul and Importance of Gas StorageNadim Ekiz - Management Consultant, IGDAS
14:00  - One Stop Forward Towards a More Liberalized Petroleum Market: The Aspect of New Law - Umit Akin, LL.M. – Founder, Akin Law Office
14:20  - EPIAS: The Role of Financial Markets for a Liberalized Functioning Electiricity Market – Burak Elibol – Strateji Energy
14:40  - Risks in Gas Supply and Pricing for Power Plants – David Tonge – Director, IBS Research & Consultancy
15:00  - Financing Energy Projects – Orhan Tanriverdi – Manager, Garanti Bank
15:20  - Afternoon Coffee Break & Networking
15:50  - Workshop: Regulation on Energy Markets, Lessons from US – Dr. Mark Jamison & Ali Oguz Dirioz – University of Florida Public Utility Research Center
17:20  - A Case Study in Energy Research, Investment, and Applications – Canan Balaban – Associate Director, Florida Energy Systems Consortium
17:50  - Chair’s Closing Remarks
18:00  - End of Conference Day One
09:00  - Opening Remarks from the Chair of the Day Two – Assist. Prof. Dr. Filiz Katman -  Executive Director, EPPAM 
09:10  - Panel Discussion: Role of Turkey and Bulgaria as Regional Gas Hub, International Pipeline Projects & Regional Dynamics Connecting East to Europe – M. Mete Goknel – Former Chairmen, BOTAS & Peter Poptchev – Ambassador-at-large
10:00  - Strategic Shifts in Russia’s Domestic Gas Market and Export Liberalization – Danila Bochkarev – Advisor, EastWest Institute  
10:20  - Application of Wavelet Techniques on Wind and Solar Energy Analyses – Prof. Dr. Zafer Aslan – International Quality Assurance Systems and Partnerships Coordinator, Istanbul Aydin University
10:40  - A Short Term Wind Energy Prediction System for Turkey Dr. Elcin Tan – Istanbul Technical University
11:00  - Morning Coffee Break & Networking
11:30  - Energy Pools: A Network of Opportunities - Aura Sabadus – Senior Market Reporter, ICIS
11:50  - Electricity Price Forecasting and Risk Management in Turkish Electricity Market - Erdem Sezer – Consultant, Aplus
12:10  - Electricity Crosborder Trade Between Georgia and Turkey – Liana Jervalidze – Analyst, Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation
12:30  - Iraq’s Oil Politics: How do Iraqi Politics Affect Turkish Energy Interests in Iraq? –  Ben Van Heuvelen - Managing Editor, Iraq Oil Report
12:50  - Lunch Break
14:00  - Workshop: Requirements for a Succesful Natural Gas Market – Matthew Monteverde – Vice President, Argus
14:30  - Turkey at the Energy Crossroads – Chris Cook Strategic Market Consultant, ISRS
14:50  - Changing LNG Contracts – Niall Trimble – Managing Director, The Energy Contract Company
15:10  - Masterplan for LNG as Fuel and as a Cargo on the Rhine-Main Danube Axis – Manfred Seitz – Coordinator, EU LNG Masterplan
15:30  - Shale gas: Managing the Risk of Unconventional Resources – Fabio Maria Lo Brutto – Global Key Account Manager, DNVGL
15:50  - Chair’s Closing Remarks
16:00  - End of Conference


Alparslan Bayraktar - Investment Opportunities, Regulatory Framework - Keynote Speaker

AlparslanBayraktar2012Commissioner Bayraktar is serving in Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Turkey (EMRA) since he was appointed by the Council of Ministers and took the oath of office on Feb. 2, 2010 for a 6-year tenure. Prior to joining EMRA, Mr. Bayraktar was in private practice working in a spectrum of industries. Most recently (2007-2010), as an entrepreneur, he ran his consulting and project management business in energy and IT, carrying out numerous projects in Turkey. From 2001 through 2006 Mr. Bayraktar worked as a business manager in New York-based Goldenline Inc., responsible for the Northern & Central American region. From 1998 through 2001 he specialized in the LPG industry in Turkey, undertaking supply chain management, business development and arrangement of safety procedures. He also has 2 years’ project engineering experience in the construction industry. Mr. Bayraktar holds positions in various international organizations and is actively involved in issues relating to regulatory governance. He is the Chairman of Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA). ERRA has 24 full members, stretching over four continents with a demographic reach of around one billion. ERRA seeks to improve energy regulation in member countries via enhanced cooperation, sharing best practices and regulatory learning. Mr. Bayraktar’s ties to ERRA date back to his election for the Presidium (the executive and representative body) in April 2012. Then, he was elected by the General Assembly as the Vice Chairman on 10 June 2013. He became the Acting Chairman in August 2013 and was elected as the Chairman by the General Assembly on 31 March 2014. Mr. Bayraktar’s other international memberships include the Editorial Board of International Confederation of Energy Regulators (ICER) publication The ICER Chronicle and the International Programme Committee &  Steering Committee (as ERRA representative) of World Forum on Energy Regulation VI (WFER). Mr. Bayraktar received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University. He was honored as the youngest individual to earn an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering. He earned a master’s degree (LL.M.) in Law and Economics from Bilkent University, Faculty of Law, where he successfully completed a project on the role of Regulatory Impact Assessment and the Precautionary Principle in designing and implementing smarter regulation. Mr. Bayraktar also studied   Strategic Marketing Management at New York University.

Arda Ermut - Protocol Speech
arda ermutArda Ermut was born in 1980, graduated from Bogazici University, Political Sciences and International Relations department in 2004 and completed the MA courses of the same department in 2005. He worked for H.E. Prime Minister of Turkey, between the years 2005 and 2007, as a “Media and PR Consultant” at Istanbul Dolmabahce Office of the Prime Ministry. Since 2007, he is working for the Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT). He was the head of the team in charge of Gulf, Middle Eastern and Arabic speaking countries and also led the team in charge of India. He had been Chief Project Director and Advisor to the President in 2010. Currently as a VP he leads the Public-Private Partnership Department. He speaks English and Turkish.

Ambassador Sergiy Korsunsky - Energy Geopolitics
KorsunskyDr. Sergiy Korsunsky hold the position of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Turkey since 2008.  In 2006-2008 he served as Director-General of the Economic Department, Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His portfolio included responsibility for Strategic Development, Foreign Trade, Investments and Finance, Energy Security, Science and Technology. Dr. Korsunsky has extensive professional experience with strategic planning and development, including energy, trade and investment policy. He is well-known for his extensive publications on different energy-related issues, including the European Energy Strategy for Ukraine, the South Stream, Nabucco, TANAP, geopolitics of energy. He previously held positions of Minister-Counselor and Acting Ambassador at the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA from 2000-2006, Deputy Director, Department for Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine from 1999-2000, Counselor for Economy, Embassy of Ukraine in the State of Israel from 1994-1998. Dr. Korsunsky is the author of more than 160 publications, including 10 books. He has been teaching “Energy Diplomacy” at the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine and authored the textbook on this matter. In 2008 he was awarded by President of Ukraine for his economic achievements.

Aura Sabadus - Energy Pools: A Network of Opportunities
auraAura has been covering Turkey’s energy markets for ICIS for more than three years having spearheaded the launch of the first ever Turkish electricity and natural gas OTC prices. She takes a particular interest in Turkey’s development as an energy hub and the intersection between the country’s energy sector and foreign policy. Aura is also a fellow of the London-based European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) and researches Kazakhstan’s oil bureaucracy as a part-time PhD student at King’s College London.

Ben Van Heuvelen
 heuvelenIraq’s oil politics: How do Iraqi politics affect Turkish energy interests in Iraq?

Ben Van Heuvelen is the managing editor of Iraq Oil Report, where he oversees a country-wide network of western and Iraqi reporters covering the oil sector, political and security dynamics, and investment climate. He also reports on Iraq for the Washington Post, and contributes commentary and analysis to CNN, NPR, Al-Jazeera English, and Foreign Policy. In addition to his work throughout Iraq, he has reported extensively from Ankara and Istanbul on Turkish energy and foreign policy. Prior to joining Iraq Oil Report, he was a research fellow at the New America Foundation.

Birol Erguven - Turkey Electricity Market Structure & Market Expectations

Born in 1969 in Ankara TURKEY, Birol Erguven received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Mechanical Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University in 1993 and 1996, respectively. Right after his graduation in 1993, he started his professional career in TUBITAK as a Research Engineer. After 1994, he started working in the field of trading, sales and marketing of industrial equipment and machinery.  Starting from 1998, he worked in TEMSA San. ve Tic. A.S. as Product Manager and at that period he received his MBA degree. In 2004, Birol Erguven stepped into energy sector with Akenerji, working as Sales and Marketing Director, responsible for generation planning, energy trading and wholesale activities. He has taken on major tasks in post-privatization transformation projects of SEDAS electricity distribution company. He has been leading Limak Energy Group as CEO since 2011 to transform and establish a vertically integrated energy company especially focusing in Tukey and Balkan Region. He lead establishment of Energy Traders Association (ETD) in 2011 where he is a founding board member and vice president. In addition, he is vice president of Energy Council in Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) and member of Energy Chamber in Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB).

Burak Elibol - EPIAS: The Role of Financial Markets for a Liberalized Functioning Electricity Market
Burak Elibol has been pursuing a career as an Energy Markets Consultant in Strateji Energy and Management Consulting. He is specialized on renewable energy, investment anaylsis and electricity market operations. 

Canan Balaban - The Florida Energy Systems Consortium: A Cae Study in Energy Research, Investment, and Applications
balabanMs. Balaban holds BSc. and MSc. in Chemical Engineering and has served for over 20 years in industry as an engineer, research scientist, and manager. Her industrial experience includes rechargeable batteries, sol-gel technology, phenolic resins, bio-mass, coal desulfurization, gasification, and sintering. She has transferred a number of technologies from research to manufacturing and has three patents and one trademark. Ms. Balaban joined the University of Florida in 2003 and managed the $10M NASA funded Hydrogen Research Program until March 2008. During this period she has facilitated the establishment of the Florida Institute for Sustainable Energy and its Energy Technology Incubator (State Center of Excellence).  She served as the Associate Director of Florida Institute for Sustainable Energy at the University of Florida until she joined the Florida Energy Systems Consortium in Jan 2009.
Chris Cook - Turkey at the Energy Crossroads
chriscookFollowing an early career in the UK Department of Trade & Industry, Chris was a market regulator at the Association of Futures Brokers & Dealers, and then at the International Petroleum Exchange (latterly as a Director). At the IPE, he developed successful new trading mechanisms such as Exchange of Futures for Swaps; Volatility Trades; and Settlement Trades. Between 1998-2000, he founded and developed NewClear, a generic transaction confirmation concept, still widely used in global markets. Chris now works mainly in Scotland, with Nordic Enterprise Trust, to develop new partnership-based enterprise models, and related financial products and services. His work at ISRS is focused on a new generation of networked markets – which will, in Chris’s view, necessarily be dis-intermediated, open, decentralised and, therefore, resilient.
Danila Bochkarev - Strategic Shifts in Russia’s Domestic Gas Market and Export Liberalization

daniloDanila Bochkarev is an EastWest Institute fellow focusing on economic security issues. He specializes in Eurasia energy and natural resources issues with a particular focus on the Arctic, Caspian and natural gas. Before joining EWI, Danila was an Inbev scholar for EU-Russia relations at the Louvain-la Neuve and Leuven universities in Belgium. He also worked on China and Central Asia affairs at the European Parliament and frequently advises private sector companies and international institutions. Danila also holds an advisory role

David Tonge - Risks in Gas Supply and Pricing for Power Plants?
David Tonge is Director of IBS Research & Consultancy, which he founded in 1985 and has over 25 years’ consulting experience in Turkey and Central Asia for leading international and Turkish companies and financial institutions. IBS has carried out over 160 projects in electricity and gas, providing market analysis, strategic planning and policy, market and regulatory development, and price forecasting. David Tonge has led the majority of these. He has a particular speciality on gas marketing issues. He is author of a wide range of publications on Turkey, including specialist reports on the energy sector.
Erdem Sezer - Electricity Price Forecasting and Risk Management in Turkish Electricity Market

Erdem_Sezer_JM_FotoErdem Sezer completed his undergraduate studies in Economics and International Relations at Bahcesehir University. With APLUS, he started his career as a consultant by developing econometric models for the forecast of long term electricity demand and supply modeling. He continued his modelling studies with a project called “Fundamental Electricity Price Modelling” for Turkish Electricity Market. He is also a PhD student in Management and Finance department at Yildiz Teknik University in Istanbul.

Fabio Maria Lo Brutto - Shale gas: Managing the Risk of Unconventional Resources
FabioFabio is currently helding the position of Business Development Director – Italy & Global Key Account Manager in DNVGL Oil & Gas Business.  He holds a Msc. in Chemical Engineering, started the career in chemical industry, moved early on HSE technical and management subjects, and joined DNV in 1997 as Loss Control Management Business Developer. He has extensive international experience in the Energy sector both at national and international level and covered several position in the Energy sector both on Operation and Business Development. He was also in charge of all DNV activities in Italy pertaining the energy value chain. In 2010 he moved to DNV Maritime & O&G Business Area as Head of Solution Department. He currently works and resides in Milan, Italy.   
Filiz Katman - Energy Chess in the Mediterrenean: Oil Discoveries and Beyond
filiz katmanAssist. Prof. Dr. Filiz Katman holds BS degree on Economics (in English) from Istanbul University, MA degree on Political Science and International Relations (in English) from Marmara University, PhD degree on International Security and Terrorism, certificates from Yale University Program on War, Conflict and Order, NATO International School, NATO Center of Excellence on Defense Against Terrorism. Currently, Katman is Executive Board President at Energy Politics and Markets Research Center (EPPAM), Editor in Chief at EPPAM Policy Brief and also Faculty Member at Department of Political Science and International Relations (in English) at Istanbul Aydin University. She is recipient of several awards and scholarships on personal and project basis in domestic and international arena. She has several articles and books on energy policy and energy security, terrorism, security, political violence, cyber threats, Caucasus, Eurasia, NATO. She is expert at BBC World News and Member of TOBB Istanbul Women Entrepreneurs Council.

Liana Jervalidze - Electricity Crosborder Trade Between Georgia and Turkey
KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAMs. L. Jervalidze is a researcher and analyst on the Caspian area energy and environment policy, transit routes and regional studies at Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation. Ms. Jervalidze is the director of Orbeliani Centre for Advanced Strategic and Energy Policy Studies at PSI Georgia.  She is associated Prof. at the University of Georgia and teaches “Energy Policy of EU” there. She is an alumna of the Kennan Institute of Advanced Russian Studies in Washington DC. , and the Reading University Business School Eurasia Studies Project in UK. She comments on a regular basis on Georgian energy, environment and regional policy at Georgian commercial TV channel Rustavi 2 and Imedi programs – Business Courier, The Capital, and Radio Free Europe.   Her work has mainly focused on the development of South Caucasus and north-south energy corridor and Georgia’s potential role in the process of regional integration. Since 2003 Ms.Jervalidze has been working on the development of Georgia’s gas market and the reforms envisaged and implemented. She has made presentations on political, economic and environmental aspects of regional energy policy and transit routes to a number of international and regional conferences held in Tbilisi, Baku, Brussels, Istanbul, London, Strasbourg and Washington. She is the author of analytical articles published in Georgian and English languages. Ms. Jervalidze is fluent in Georgian, Russian, English and French, and speaks some Turkish.
Mark A.Jamison - Regulation on Energy Markets, Lessons from US

193x257_MarkJamison_6071Dr. Mark Jamison is the director of the Public Utility Research Center (PURC) at the University of Florida and also serves as its director of Telecommunications Studies. He provides international training and research on business and government policy, focusing primarily on utilities and network industries. He co-directs the PURC/World Bank International Training Program on Utility Regulation and Strategy. Dr. Jamison’s current research topics include leadership and institutional development in regulation, competition and subsidies in telecommunications, and regulation for next generation networks. He has conducted education programs in numerous countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and North, South, and Central America. Dr. Jamison is also a research associate with the UF Center for Public Policy Research and with Cambridge Leadership Associates, where he provides consulting and training on adaptive leadership. He is an affiliated scholar with the Communications Media Center at New York Law School. Dr. Jamison is the former associate director of Business and Economic Studies for the UF Center for International Business Education and Research and has served as special academic advisor to the chair of the Florida Governor’s Internet task force and as president of the Transportation and Public Utilities Group. Previously, Dr. Jamison was manager of regulatory policy at Sprint, head of research for the Iowa Utilities Board, and communications economist for the Kansas Corporation Commission. He has served as chairperson of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Staff Subcommittee on Communications, chairperson of the State Staff for the Federal/State Joint Conference on Open Network Architecture, and member of the State Staff for the Federal/State Joint Board on Separations. Dr. Jamison was also on the faculty of the NARUC Annual Regulatory Studies Program and other education programs. Dr. Jamison serves on the editorial board of Utilities Policy. He is also a referee/reviewer for the International Journal of Industrial Organization, The Information Society, Telecommunications Policy, and Utilities Policy.

Manfred Seitz - Masterplan for LNG as fuel and as a cargo on the Rhine-Main Danube axis
manfredManfred Seitz started his professional career in traffic & transport engineering and then moved to the Austrian Ministry for Science & Transport being in charge for the development and implementation of transport technology programmes. In 1999, he led the foundation of via donau, a subsidiary of the ministry. In 2005, via donau became the Austrian national waterway organisation by merging infrastructure operation and all development activities. As managing director, Manfred Seitz was responsible for all matters of navigation & technology until the end of 2009. He initiated more than thirty projects in various EU programs and was a driving force for many national and European policy initiatives. Since 2010 he has owned and managed Tethys Consulting GmbH. As of September 2011 he has acted also as General Secretary of Pro Danube International which is a network of private businesses promoting a more competitive Danube logistics system.One of the current project initiatives of Pro Danube International is the elaboration of a “Masterplan for LNG as a fuel and cargo for Danube transport” which will be filed in the forthcoming TEN T call. The project shall bring together all relevant stakeholders from the public and private sector in order to provide the organizational and commercial framework for LNG on the Danube.
Matthew Monteverde - Requirements for a Successful Natural Gas Market-Experiences (Argus Workshop)

Matthew Monteverde has over a decade of experience in the global gas, electricity and  generating fuels markets. Matthew edited Argus European Natural Gas, Europe’s leading daily natural gas market report, which is used in contract pricing and providing news and analysis to the market. He also launched Argus’ daily LNG market report. Currently, Matthew is the Vice President for Generating Fuels at Argus’ home office in London, where he oversees the full range of Argus European generating fuels publications.

Mirek Topolanek - Evaluations on Energy Sector of the Region
mirekFormer Prime Minister of Czech Republic and Former President of European Council

Mete Goknel - Role of Turkey and Bulgaria as Regional Gas Hub, International Pipeline Projects & Regional Dynamics Connecting East to Europe
 MGHis area of expertise includes pipeline strategies, utilization of energy sources, energy security and the energy policy of Caspian region, Middle East and East Mediterranean. He was ex Chairman & General Manager of BOTAŞ Petroleum Pipeline Corp. where he started the “Caspian – Mediterranean Petroleum Pipeline” project known as BTC-Baku/Tbilisi/Ceyhan. The conceptual project, the scenarios of alternative routes and analysis, utilization scenarios of existing Ceyhan Terminal infrastructure -which make the route attractive- were prepared during the period of his Management. After successive meetings, on October 5, 1993 at London, the “First Feasibility Report” of the BTC – Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan route undersigned by the oil company representatives participating in the consortium.  Since 2004 he is acting as an independent consultant and has worked in ASAM-Centre for Eurasian Strategic Researches as “Consultant and Energy Sector Expert” to the Chairman where he published several articles.  Over time he is writing articles and participating as speaker at national, international conferences on energy issues as an independent consultant.
Nadim Ekiz - Security of Natural Gas Supply to Istanbul and Importance of Gas Storage
nadim ekizManagement Consultant at IGDAS & Chairman of ITO Energy Committee
Niall Trimble-Changing LNG Contracts
 Niall Trimble has worked on gas and LNG sales contracts since 1980. He worked initially for British Gas as one of the teams negotiating contracts from UKCS fields.  He set up the Energy Contract Company in 1988 and since then he has worked on contracts covering gas sales, LNG sales and LNG terminals for clients all over Europe.  His work on LNG includes assisting Hess to renegotiate the Snohvit LNG sales contract and he took a leading role in the negotiation of the LNG purchase contract for Cyprus. He has also worked on LNG import projects in the UK, Netherlands, Lithuania, Jamaica and Malta. In recent years he has also helped numerous clients negotiate gas trading services agreements covering the sale of gas from fields in the UK North Sea. 
Orhan Duran - Trends And Dynamics of Turkish Energy Sector In Light of Energy Outlook
Senior Advisor – Genel Energy / Former Chairman of the Board – PETFORM (Petroleum Platform Association)

OrhanDuranHaving 40 year experience in oil and gas exploration, production and business development projects, Orhan Duran held a number of senior executive positions in various international projects, in addition to numerous domestic projects, in Kazakhstan (TEPCO), Azerbaijan (ACG, Shah Deniz, BTC, SCP), Iraq and Libya in particular.Following his service as the Head of the International Projects Department of Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO), he joined Genel Enerji in 2005 and firstly assigned as the General Manager of TTOPCO, which was established between Genel Enerji and Addax Petroleum to conduct all petroleum operations at the Taq Taq oilfeld in Northern Iraq, and then became General Manager of Genel Enerji. Mr.Duran currently serves as the ‘Chief Advisor’ of Genel Energy Plc, the first Turkish company traded on the London Stock Exchange after Genel Enerji – Vallares merger in 2011.

Peter Poptchev-Role of Turkey and Bulgaria as Regional Gas Hub, International Pipeline Projects & Regional Dynamics Connecting East to Europe
peter poptchevPeter Poptchev, Ph.D., is a career diplomat. He has held rank-and-file and Head of Mission positions in Lagos, Geneva, Brussels, Dublin and Vienna. Since 2007 he has worked as Ambassador-at-large for Energy Security and Climate Change, as Advisor to the Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism, as well as National Coordinator for the Nabucco Project. He was on the Bulgarian delegation negotiating the South Stream bilateral agreement; headed the team in the negotiation of the Nabucco Intergovernmental Agreement, and helped establish institutional expertise on energy security at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Diplomatic Institute. Ambassador Poptchev has vast experience as negotiator at the UN and specialized international organizations. He combines diplomacy with research. The author of four books and numerous articles, he reviews in particular the development of EU and NATO in the framework of globalization and challenges to security and economy, including energy security and climate change. EU energy policy and strategic economic, security and energy developments in Central and South East Europe, the Wider Black Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean are currently  at the centre of his professional activities as an independent consultant.

Saim Gul - Turkish Petroleum Law, Fiscal Regime and Incentives
saim gulHead of Department-General Directorate of Petroleum Affairs – Saim GÜL was born in Malatya in 1962. He was graduated from Geophysical Department of Karadeniz Technical University in 1986. He started to work as a research assistant in institute of science in the same university in 1986 and also took master degree in the same University in 1990. He started to work as engineer in exploration and production department in General Directorate of Petroleum Affairs (GDPA) in 1987. At the time of his working in GDPA, he worked for 12 years as engineer. Then, he became Unit Leader and manager of Foreign Relations Division. In this division, he was concerned with oil stocks. He has worked on oil stocks issue since 2000. He was appointed as Head of Department of Oil Stocks in GDPA on January 22, 2013. He is still conducting this assignment in GDPA. At the same time, he performs Turkish SEQ and SOM contact assignments for Standing Group on Emergency Questions (SEQ) and for Standing Group on Oil Market (SOM) in International Energy Agency since 2001.

Ulvi F. Ilhan - A Brief Introduction to Turkish Gas Market

ulvi ilhan fotoActing as CEO of Enerco Enerji A.S. since October 2012, Dr.Ulvi F. Ilhan served in Eren Holding as a Board Member and as an Advisor to the Board between 2008 and 2012. Dr.Ilhan also served as a Senior Researcher in NASA Glenn Research Center / OAI, Cleveland (2001-2006). Graduated from Chemistry Department of Bogazici University in 1996, Dr.Ulvi F. Ilhan completed his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in the University of Massachusets – Amherst (1996-2001) and earned his Master in Business Administration degree from Cleveland State University (2003-2005). Having published over 20 articles in international journals and two patents, Dr.Ulvi F. Ilhan is married with two children.

Umit Akin-One Stop Forward Towards a More Liberalized Petroleum Market: The Aspect of New Law
Umit Akin Umit Akin is the founder and managing partner of AKIN Law Office since August 2012. Mr. Akin served as Chief Legal Officer, Vice President and General Secretary of the Board of Directors at Turkcell, the leading GSM Company in Turkey. In addition he also served on the Board of Directors of several major corporations in Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus and the Netherlands. Umit Akin has extensive experience in commercial conflicts requiring knowledge and experience dealing with the legal and regulatory complexities of operators in a regulated market where the competition is very intense. He successfully managed many litigation and arbitration cases, which resulted in very significant awards for his clients. Umit Akin graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Law, in 1995. He completed his LLM in Public Law in 1998. Mr. Akin worked as a full-time lecturer for the Administrative Department of the Faculty of Law between 1996 and 2000. He taught undergraduate and graduate level courses at law schools of various Turkish universities. Mr. Umit Akin established AKIN Law Office in 2012. AKIN Law Office specializes in administrative and tax law; regulatory law & governmental relations; telecommunications law; energy and natural resources law; public procurement law; privatization; competition & antitrust law; capital markets law; corporate & commercial law; mergers & acquisitions; dispute resolution, national & international litigation and arbitration; and real estate and planning law.

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