Letter from the Director

  • Dear Summit Partners and Colleagues,

    Welcome to a new era in the Atlantic Council Energy & Economic Summit!

    As the Summit’s new Director, I would like to host you at our next conference in Istanbul in November of 2015.

    Now in its seventh year, the Atlantic Council Energy & Economic Summit brings together a unique and preeminent community of global leaders for a lively two-day debate on business opportunities, economic and energy developments, and geopolitical challenges in a region that is at the crossroads of history.

    Turkey, a leading emerging country that holds the presidency of the G20 this year, presents lots of opportunities for global business leaders. Our Summit, which will be held soon after Turkey hosts the G20 Leaders’ Summit, will offer a complementary platform on the outcome of the G20 meeting while looking at geopolitical challenges and the global energy outlook from the United States to Europe, Asia to Africa, and the Middle East to the Caucasus.

    The Summit has hosted several prominent political as well as business leaders. In 2014, we had the honor of hosting US Vice President Joe Biden, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, International Energy Agency Chief Economist Fatih Birol, and EU Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete.

    Our partners benefit from plenary sessions, bilateral meetings, and high-level networking opportunities at our invitation-only event.

    I am excited to offer our corporate partners another high-level global event with Atlantic Council analysts from around the world who are experts in energy, economy, business, politics, and technology. Given the recent global and regional energy, economic, and political developments, I expect the Summit to play an even bigger role this year in informing opinion and business leaders.

    I look forward to seeing you in Istanbul!


    Yours sincerely,

    Defne Sadiklar-Arslan
    Atlantic Council Energy & Economic Summit


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