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Plenary Sessions

Plenary Sessions

Wednesday, 26th of June

09:00 - 09:30 Welcome & Keynote Session 

Gürkan Kumbaroğlu, General Conference Chair

Anne Neumann, IAEE President

Mehmet Naci İnci, Rector of Boğaziçi University

Alparslan Bayraktar, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Türkiye

09:30 - 10:30 Opening Plenary: Geopolitical Risks & Energy Security

  • Session Chair: Ümit Hergüner (Senior Partner, Hergüner Bilgen Üçer Attorneys at Law, Türkiye)

    Confirmed speakers: 

  • Zeynel Kılınç (Vice President, Republic of Türkiye Investment Office, Türkiye)

  • Davit Narmania (Chairman, Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission, Georgia)

  • Fahad Alajlan (CEO, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center KAPSARC, Saudi Arabia)

  • Umut Önder Su (Vice President, Turkish Petroleum Corporation, Türkiye)

  • Vilayet Valiyev (Rector, Azerbaijan Technical University, Azerbaijan)

Join us for an enlightening exploration of "Geopolitical Risks and Energy Security," where eminent speakers and thought leaders will delve into the complex interplay between global geopolitics and the critical realm of energy security. As we navigate the dynamic landscape of international relations, the session promises to offer profound insights into the challenges and opportunities that shape the energy sector. Esteemed academics, influential private sector representatives, government officials, and passionate NGOs from around the world will converge to foster dialogue, share innovative solutions, and collectively pave the way for a more secure and sustainable energy future. This plenary sets the stage for an intellectually stimulating conference that transcends borders, uniting diverse perspectives in the pursuit of a resilient and interconnected global energy economy. Don't miss the chance to be part of this transformative discussion!

Friday, 28th of June, 2024

16:00 - 17:00 Closing Presidential: Key take-aways from Istanbul to Paris

Session Chair: Gürkan Kumbaroğlu (Professor & Vice Rector at Boğaziçi University, Türkiye; IAEE President 2016)

Confirmed speakers:

  • Peter Hartley (Professor at Rice University, USA;  IAEE President 2015 & 2022)

  • Christophe Bonnery (Program Director at Paris School of Economics, France; IAEE President 2019)

  • Jean-Michel Glachant (Professor at European University Institute & Director of Florence School of Regulation, Italy; IAEE President 2023

  • Edmar de Almeida (Professor at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; IAEE President-Elect)

17:00 -17:30 Cultural Event: Turkish Classical Music Concert

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