Ministers, business leaders, opinion makers, and industry experts convened in Istanbul Thursday, November 21, for two days of talks on the geopolitics of the energy revolution shaping the 21st century.
The Atlantic Council’s fifth annual Energy & Economic Summit began with welcoming remarks by Ross Wilson, director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council, Brent Scowcroft, interim chairman, Atlantic Council and former US national security advisor, and Orhan Taner, director, Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit.
Keynote speakers at the opening session at the Grand Tarabya Hotel on the Bosphorus were Taner Yıldız, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Republic of Turkey, H.R.H. Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and H.E. Abdullah Gül, President, Republic of Turkey.
The summit, which concluded Friday, also featured keynote addresses by US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and former US National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley among the notable participants.
The two-day event featured more than 300 policymakers and CEOs representing more than forty countries.