Oil, Gas and Media Conference
Organised by the International Press Institute (IPI), this groundbreaking event will bring together leading oil and gas journalists, financial and business reporters, and major oil and gas industry experts, analysts and stakeholders to explore how public opinion, freedom of information, media relations and social media all intersect with the oil and gas industry.
The international conference will take place from September 17-19, 2012, in Baku, Azerbaijan.
To be held at the Kempinski Hotel Badamdar, the two-and-a-half-day event will feature panel sessions on a number of topics concerning energy-related issues, including energy and democracy, energy and safety, and energy and security, and their impact on the media in general, and press freedom in particular.
Confirmed speakers include Alex Abutu Augustine, freelance science journalist and founding member of the Nigerian Association of Science Journalists; Tom Bergin, European corporate strategy correspondent for Reuters and author of “Spills and Spin: The Inside Story of BP” (2011); Curtis Brainard, editor of the Columbia Journalism Review’s The Observatory; David Leigh, investigations executive editor of The Guardian; Vugar Byramov, chairman of the Center for Economic and Social Development, Azerbaijan; and Azeri nanotechnologist Eldar Shahbazov.
Ilham Aliyev, president of Azerbaijan and Rovnag Abdullayev, president of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) will speak at the opening session on Tuesday, September 18.
The event will feature panel discussions and useful forums on a number of topics, including:
- Oil & Press Freedom – Rig over Troubled Waters?
- Chasing the Story: What the Government Should Tell You
- My Nation is Oil Rich, So Why Am I So Poor?
- The Use of Social Media by Oil Companies in the Public Opinion Fight
Title: Oil, Gas and Media Conference
Dates: 17-19 September 2012
Location: Baku, Azerbaijan – Kempinski Hotel Badamdar
Host: International Press Institute
Registration rates: IPI Members: 175€ / Non-Members: 225€
Register here: www.ipioilgasmedia2012.com
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Programs Development and International Relations
International Eurasia Press Fund (IEPF)