The Brown Forum:
The Brown Forum 2014: The Future of Energy in Southeast Europe
Zagreb, Croatia
April 16 – 17 2014

Wednesday, April 16 2014

Venue: Westin Hotel, Zagreb Croatia

Ron Brown Apprentice Program

Venue: Crystal Ballroom

 12:00 - 16:00 

Forum Check-in and Registration

Venue: Crystal Ballroom Foyer

14:00 - 18:00

Press Conference (for media only) Language: English

Venue: Zrinjevac Tuskanac

 17:30 - 17:45 

Welcome Remarks

Kenneth Merten, U.S. Ambassador to Croatia

Vesna Pusic, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia

Ivan Vrdoljak, Minister of Economy of Croatia

Venue: Crystal Ballroom

 18:00 - 18:45 

Keynote Addresss

Kenneth Elliot, Senior Vice President of Noble Energy

Venue: Crystal Ballroom

 18:45 - 19:25 

Welcome Dinner, Hosted by the City of Zagreb

Venue: Panorama, 17th floor

Luka Burilović, President, Croatian Chamber of Economy

Milan Bandić, Mayor of the City of Zagreb

 19:30 - 21:30 

Thursday, April 17 2014

Venue: Westin Hotel, Zagreb Croatia


Venue: Crystal Ballroom Foyer

 08:15 - 09:00 

Opening Remarks

Kenneth Merten, U.S. Ambassador to Croatia

Venue: Crystal Ballroom

 09:00 - 09:15 

Session 1: Strategic Development of the Energy Sector in Eastern Europe

Ivan Vrdoljak, Croatian Minister of Economy

Damian Gjiknuri, Albanian Minister of Energy and Industry

Julia Nesheiwat, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Energy Resources

Dr. Stanislaw Cios, Minister-Counselor, Head International Energy Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland 

 09:15 - 10:45 

Coffee Break

Venue: Crystal Ballroom Foyer

 10:45 - 11:15 

Session 2: Exploration Opportunities in Southeast Europe

Zelimir Šikonja, Executive Director for Exploration and Production, Industrija Nafte (INA)

Rozina Damani, Director of Business Development, ConocoPhillips

Eric Hathon, Ph.D., International New Ventures Manager, Marathon Oil Company

Barbara Dorić, Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency

 11:15 - 12:45 

Buffet Lunch

Venue: 1/3 Crystal Ballroom

 12:45 - 14:00 

Session 3: Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) as a New Source of Energy Security for Southeast Europe

Mladen Antunović, Director, LNG Croatia

Dr. Anita Orban Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary

Serhiy Yevtushenko, Head of Unkrainian Agency for National Projects

Jean Abiteboul, President of Cheniere Supply & Marketing

 14:00 - 15:30 

Coffee Break

Venue: Crystal Ballroom Foyer

 15:30 - 15:45 

Session 4: Energy Conservation = Energy Security: Renewables, Efficiency, and Conservation

Gaetano Massara, CEO, GE South East Europe

Mark Crandall, Chairman, Continental Wind Partners

Guenter Bramboeck Vice President for Regulatory Affairs, Business Unit South East Europe, EVN AG

Goran Čačić, Energy Efficiency Expert, United Nations Development Program

 15:45 - 17:15 

Closing Remarks

Josko Klisovic, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affaors of Croatia

 17:15 - 17:30