Oil & Gas Lebanon's National Wealth Forum 2016 Program & Speakers
18 May, 2016

Please Find Speakers and Program of Oil and Gas Lebanon’s National Wealth Forum 2016 which will be held at ESA campus on Thursday May 26.


Arthur Nazarian: Minister of Energy and Water, Lebanon

Mustapha Assad: CEO Front Page Communication

Stéphane Attali: Director General of ESA

Vladan Dubljevic: Deputy Minister for Mining and Geological Research, Ministry of Economy, Montenegro

Jean-Baptiste Dubreuil: Chief Analyst, Oil & Gas Markets, Strategy Division, Engie

Patrice Geoffron: Professor of Economics, Université Paris Dauphine, Director Center of Energy Economics (CGEMP)

Gissa Guchetl: Executive Director, Russian Union of Gas and Oil Industrialists

Amos Hochstein: Special Envoy & Coordinator for International Energy Affairs at U.S. Department of State

Nasser Hoteit: Lebanese Petroleum Administration

Elias Kassis: Vice President North Africa, Exploration & Production MENA, Total, France

François Kayat: Managing Director, Lazard Frères

Rayan Kouatly: Managing Partner, Kouatly & Associates Attorneys

Fouad Makhzoumi: President of the Forum for National Dialogue

Imad Makhzoumi: Executive Vice President, Future Pipe Group

Valérie Marcel: Associate Fellow at the London-based think tank Chatham House and a consultant to KPMG's Global NOC Team

Camille Menassa: Chairman Front Page Communication

Nathalie Najjar: Lawyer, Chairman of the Arbitration Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce, Lebanon

Carole Nakhle: Director of Crystol Energy

Lapo Pistelli: Senior Vice President for International Business for Middle East and Africa, ENI

Jean-Paul Sabbagh: Lecturer at Sciences-Po, Paris

Denis Simonneau: Member of the Executive Committee in charge of European and International Relations, Engie

Wissam Zahabi: President of the Lebanese Petroleum Administration


Registration - 08:15 - 08:55

National Anthem - 08:55 - 09:00

ESA Host Welcome - 09:00 - 09:05 - Mr. Stéphane Attali

Oil & Gas Forum Introduction - 09:05 - 09:15 - Mr. Mustapha Assad

Setting the Scene: Opening Notes - 09:15 - 09:25 - H.E. Mr. Arthur Nazarian

Overviews - 09:25 - 09:35 - Mr. Fouad Makhzoumi

Keynote Speaker, International Geopolitical Scene - 09:40 - 10:15 - Mr. Amos Hochstein (Q/A)



Regional update on the oil and gas development in the East Med & Europe

10:15 - 11:15


H.E. Mr. Lapo Pistelli

Mr. Elias Kassis

Mr. Wissam Zahabi

Moderator:  Mr. Fouad Makhzoumi  (Q/A)


Regional update on the oil and gas development in the East Med & Europe

11:45 - 12:45


H.E. Mr. Vladan Dubljevic

Mr. Denis Simonneau

H. E.  Mr. Gissa Guchetl

Moderator: Dr. Nasser Hoteit (Q/A)


Financing O&G projects in the current environment

12:45 - 13:30


Mr. Francois Kayat

Moderator: Mr. Fouad Makhzoumi (Q/A)



Effects of low oil and gas prices on petroleum investment activities

14:30 - 15:25


Mr. Jean-Baptiste Dubreuil

Dr. Carole Nakhle

Mr. Fouad Makhzoumi

Prof. Patrice Geoffron

Moderator: Mr. Jean-Paul Sabbagh (Q/A)



Good Governance in emerging producers: Challenges and Policy recommendations

15:25 - 16:20


Dr. Valérie Marcel

Mr. Imad Makhzoumi

Dr. Nathalie Najjar

Moderator: Mr. Rayan Kouatly (Q/A)



Recommendations to move forward with the sector in Lebanon (Q/A)

17:00 - 17:55


Closing - 17:55 - 18:00 - Mr. Camille Menassa


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