Interest in the Eastern Mediterranean has increased during the last years with the discovery of major gas fields such as Tamar, Leviathan and the giant Zohr field in Egypt. These have opened up major opportunities for new discoveries, but also for oil and gas investments in the region.

The First Eastern Mediterranean Energy Leadership Summit will be held at the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso in Athens, Greece, from October 1 - 22019. The event is organized by the Transatlantic Leadership Network, the University of Piraeus - MSc in Energy: Strategy, Law & Economics of the Department of International & European Studies, and SGT S.A.

Held at the Ministerial level, the Summit will gather together senior government officials and business executives from the energy market to identify crucial opportunities and challenges for continued commercial and geopolitical cooperation. Invited countries include the United States, members of the Three Seas Initiative, and countries surrounding the Eastern Mediterranean Region. During the conference diverse thoughts, ideas and best practices will be presented on how Eastern Mediterranean countries can best take advantage of their geographical positions and exploit available energy resources to secure a more reliable, self-sufficient and environmental sustainable energy supply.


Topics of discussion:


  • The Future of Oil & Gas in the Eastern Mediterranean: Alternative Scenarios and Policy Perspectives
  • Security Dimensions of Transatlantic Energy Cooperation: The Effects on the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Opportunities for Energy Cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean: Project View
  • Building a Framework for Regional Energy Cooperation and Integration
  • Energy Developments in South East Europe. The Challenge for the Region
  • Market Trends: Predicting Winners and Losers
  • Regional Electricity Market Dynamics
  • Investment Outlook: Required Financial Resources and Remaining Challenges
  • Removing Barriers and Exploiting Opportunities