To Wednesday 13 May 2009
The Athens Summit 2009, hosted by Financial Times Global Events in association with the Institute for Climate and Energy Security and C&C International Group of Companies, is an unrivalled forum bringing together senior governmental officials, corporate leaders, financiers and energy experts from Southeast Europe and beyond to proactively prepare for and get the most from the forthcoming UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.
For the countries of South East Europe and the Mediterranean, the challenge is to put in place energy strategies which meet global sustainability objectives whilst reflecting local conditions and priorities. This region is in a unique geographical position as gateway to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. With the Copenhagen Conference coming up in 2009, it therefore has a central role to play in demonstrating best practice in intergovernmental cooperation in guaranteeing energy supplies, as well as in local practice in delivering efficiencies, driving investments and facilitating the speedy transition to a regional low carbon economy.
The list of expert speakers includes among others HE Dr. Karolos Papoulias, President of the Hellenic Republic, Dr. Seif Al Islam Al Kaddafi, Chair of Al-Kaddafi Foundation, Leonidas Drollas, Deputy Executive Director & Chief Economist, Centre for Global Energy Studies, Costas Hatzidakis, Greek Minister of Development, Christopher Hurst, European Investment Bank, Tanguy Moulin- Fournier, Head of Strategy for South East Europe, GDF SUEZ Energy South East Europe, George Papandreou, President, Panhellenic Socialist Movement and Socialist International, Yuriy Prodan, Minister of Fuel and Energy, Ukraine, Dimitris Sioufas, President of the Greek Parliament, George Souflias, Minister for Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works, Greece, Dominic Waughray, Senior Director, Head of Environmental Initiatives, World Economic Forum, Dimitri Zhengelis, Senior Fellow, Grantham Institute of Climate Change, London School of Economics.
Venue: Hilton Hotel, 46 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, Athens, 11528, Greece