“Mind Talk” organizes Oil & Gas Private Presentation in Beirut by Mona Sukkarieh Expert MESP

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Mind Talk held its regular private monthly themed meeting on March 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the refined setting of the Four Seasons Hotel, Beirut. The session under Chatham house rules addressed the exploitation of the offshore gas in Lebanon and the east mediterranean.

Four Seasons overlooking Beirut Marina
Mona Sukkarieh during her presentation, general view of the Audience

Mona Sukkarieh co-founder of Middle East Strategic Perspectives (MESP) & the Beirut Energy Club was invited to give a talk on the Lebanese oil and gas sector and present the roadmap for the first licensing round. The presentation started with an overview of the Energy landscape in the Eastern Mediterranean, highlighting recent developments in Cyprus, Egypt and Israel. Sukkarieh then offered insights on the Lebanese Oil and Gas sector, focusing on the legal and fiscal framework governing the first licensing round, the potential of this sector in Lebanon, in addition to the opportunities and risks involved.

The presentation which was followed by a round table was held in presence of distinguished guests from the Diplomatic Corps representing countries with a special interest in the sector, Businessmen and Businesswomen as well as Communication experts.

The meeting was also an opportunity to present MESP’s latest initiative, the Beirut Energy Club, an informal club bringing together experts and professionals interested in the Energy sector in Lebanon and the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean.

H.E Czech Republic Ambassador Michaela Fronkova and Sonia Folcarelli Economic & Commercial Attachée, Italian Embassy
Mona Sukkarieh, Claude Knesevitch Senior Economic Advisor US Embassy & Sibylle Rizk Editor-in-Chief Le Commerce du Levant
Alexis Moukarzel Architect, President of the FLPO &  Thanos Leousis Deputy Head of Mission / Consul Embassy of Greece
Thanos Leousis, Emile Issa & Ricardo Santos Deputy Head of Mission Spanish Embassy
Emile Issa, Claude Knesevitch, Nadim Ghanem,Sami Abou Saab, Joane Tabet & Salim Chahine
Jad Naamani, Joane Tabet & Lilia El Habre
H.E Ambassador Fronkova with Jan Capek (left) and Emile Issa (right)
Salim Chahine, Sami Abou Saab, Joane Tabet & Paola Antaki
Joane Tabet, Sami Abou Saab & Frederic Khair
Emile Issa, Thanos Leousis, Nadim Ghanem & Leo Poupineau

In the Press:

The Daily Star
Al Hayat
Mind Talks 1
SPECIAL / Le Figaro Madame Magazine  May 2017
Mind Talks 2
Mondanité  Magazine May 2017

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