Energy Security Summit 2014: The Next Great Game? Global Impacts Of The Shale Revolution

Shale revolution in the U.S. and crisis in Ukraine – a turning-point for European energy policy? The second Energy Security Summit will take place on May 27-28, 2014 in Berlin and will feature high-ranking speakers from politics and industry.

Energy Security: The Next Great Game? Global Impacts of the Shale Revolution

Frankfurt on the Main/Munich - After a successful premiere last year, Frankfurter Allgemeine Forum and the Munich Security Conference have teamed up again to offer national and international decision-makers a platform to discuss the swiftly changing geostrategic landscape. Held under the patronage of the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Sigmar Gabriel, this second Energy Security Summit will take place on May 27-28, 2014 in Berlin and will feature high-ranking speakers from politics and industry.

With demand for energy continuing to grow across Europe and the world, the crisis in Ukraine has highlighted the dependence of our economic centres and energy markets on global stability. It has also triggered a new debate on alternative sources of energy and supply routes. The second Energy Security Summit will look at the potential contribution of the shale revolution underway in the United States to this debate, but also at the regional developments in Russia, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Co-chaired by Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, chairman of the Munich Security Conference, and Dr Günther Nonnenmacher, editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the event will feature, amongst others, the following speakers:

  • Irakli Alasania, Minister of Defence, Georgia
  • Nechirvan Idris Barzani, Prime Minister, Kurdistan Regional Government
  • Uwe Karl Beckmeyer, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Maciej H. Grabowski, Minister of the Environment, Republic of Poland
  • Jürgen Grossmann, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, RAG Foundation
  • Jan Hamácek, Member of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, President of the Chamber of Deputies
  • Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.
  • Markus Kerber, Managing Director and Member of the Board, Federation of German Industries
  • Anne Lauvergeon, Chairwoman and CEO, A.L.P S.A.
  • Ali Majedi, Deputy Minister for International Affairs and Commerce of the Petroleum Ministry, Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Frank Mastiaux, CEO, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg
  • Hasan Murat Mercan, Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Republic of Turkey
  • Elshad Nassirov, Vice-President for Investments and Marketing, State Oil Company of Azerbaijan
  • Jaroslav Neverovic, Minister of Energy, Republic of Lithuania
  • Udo Niehage, CEO Power Transmission Division, Energy Sector, Siemens
  • Günther Oettinger, Commissioner for Energy, European Union (tbc)
  • Carlos Pascual, Ambassador, Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, Department of State, United States of America
  • Norbert Röttgen, Member of the German Bundestag, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group
  • Paul van Son, CEO, Dii – Desertec Industrial Initiative
  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Alf Henryk Wulf, CEO, Alstom Germany
  • Youcef Yousfi, Minister for Energy and Mines, Republic of Algeria, Algiers

Corporate partners of the "Energy Security Summit 2014" are the Deutsche Börse Group, Siemens AG, and TouGas Oilfield Solutions.

About the Munich Security Conference and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Forum
The Munich Security Conference (MSC) is the world's foremost independent forum for the decision makers of international security policy to exchange views. Each year, it offers high-level attendees from around the world a forum for intensive dialogue about the current and future challenges of security policy, as well as the peaceful resolution of conflicts.

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Forum specialises in planning and conducting international conferences that address issues covered by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z.). With the assistance of the F.A.Z. editorial team, the Forum holds engaging events covering a wide range of interdisciplinary and innovative topics.

Information for media representatives
Media representatives are warmly invited to attend the summit.

Tuesday 27 May 2014 at 7.00 p.m. (conference opens with evening reception)
Admittance from 6.15 p.m. onwards
Venue: F.A.Z.-Atrium, Mittelstraße 2-4, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Wednesday 28 May 2014 at 8.30 a.m. (day of the conference)
Admittance from 7.30 a.m. onwards
Venue: ESMT – European School of Management and Technology, Berlin, Schloßplatz 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Please obtain accreditation for the event here on our website.

Please direct any questions regarding accreditation to
Munich Security Conference
Barbara Mittelhammer
Phone: +49 893 7979-49 21
Opens window for sending

13 May 2014, by MSC