From the Middle East to Ukraine, new global dynamics and actors are testing traditional relationships and partnerships, particularly in the energy production and distribution sectors.
Amid these upheavals, how should governments and companies manage emerging risks and uncertainty? Are there smarter ways to do business in today’s turbulent times?
The annual Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit has become the world’s premiere forum for the most insightful political, opinion, and business leaders to debate the pressing issues at the nexus of politics, economics, security, and energy. Now in its sixth year, the summit provides unique opportunities for developing new relationships and analyzing critical policy challenges in invitation-only, senior-level discussions with some 350 government officials, CEOs, and other leaders from more than 40 countries.
The 2014 summit, “Doing Business in Turbulent Times,” emphasized the creation of innovative solutions for today’s challenges, such as energy insecurity, global warming, the need for clean energy, and the emergence of new conflicts and non-state actors. Participants discussed the future of energy technologies and energy infrastructure finance. Speakers included US Vice President Joe Biden, US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, several heads of state, and more than 20 energy or economy ministers. They joined 300 other opinion leaders from politics, media, academia, and the corporate world.