Program – Ukraine-US Energy Dialogue III

Ukraine-US Energy Dialogue III

April 15-16, 2008

Energy Policy Forum

April 15, 2008
Venue: Capitol Hill/Hart SOB Ninth Floor Forum Room

12:00 PM

Opening Remarks Luncheon

12:30 PM

Securing Ukraine”s Energy Independence – From the US Perspective


  • Herman Pirchner, President, American Foreign Policy Council


  • Senator Richard Lugar
  • 1:00 PM

    Securing Ukraine”s Energy Independence – From the UA Perspective


    • Adrian Karatnycky, President, Orange Circle


    • Ambassador Oleh Shamshur
    • Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Energy and Fuel Volodymyr Makukha

    1:45 PM

    Energy Exploration & Conservation Priorities


    • Walter Zaryckyj, Exec. Director, Center for US-Ukrainian Relations


    • Jeff Mitchell, Senior Vice President for Exploration, Vanco Energy
    • Valeriy Borovyk, President, Nova Energia

    Energy Business Forum: Plenary Sessions & Keynote Dinner

    April 15, 2008
    Venue: Hyatt/Regency [Congressional Room A]

    3:00 PM

    Ukraine’s Energy Transit Challenges: Some Homegrown/Some Russian


    • Ilan Berman, Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council


    • Keith Smith, Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies

    3:30 PM

    Paths to an Open Energy Market in Ukraine


    • Taras Kuzio, Research Associate, George Washington University

    Featured Speakers:

    • Ed Chow, Senior Fellow, Energy & National Security Program, CSIS

    4:00 PM

    The Vital Role of Energy Conservation & Energy Renewal/CEE Context


    • George Laszkiewicz, Senior Associate, Allied Technologies Group

    Featured Speaker:

    • Brian Castelli, Executive VP & COO, Alliance to Save Energy

    5:00 PM

    The Nexus Between Energy Policy and the Pace of Industrial Development in Ukraine


    • Karl Kendall, Dep VP for Environment & Engineering, US EXIM Bank

    Featured Speaker:

    • Keith Crane, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation
    • Larry Markel, EE Specialist, Sentech

    6:30 PM

    [Thornton Room]

    Dinner/Dialogue Keynote Addresses: Contemplating “White Stream”


    • Peter Borisow, Senior Counselor, Center for US-Ukrainian Relations

    Featured Speakers:

    • Deputy Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Matt Bryza

    Energy Business Forum: Investment Opportunity Focus Sessions

    April 16th 2008
    Venue: Hyatt/Regency [Congressional Room A]

    9:00 AM

    Existing Business Opportunities


    • Lev Holubec, Senior Analyst, PricewaterhouseCoopers


    • Tom Spellman, Director of Financial Services, Halliburton
    • Ron Slimp, Partner, TD International

    Themes: Oil & Gas Exploration, Oil & Gas Transit Systems, Power Generation & Transmission Systems

    10:30 AM

    Emerging Business Opportunities


    • Ed Tockman, Managing Director, Harrison Lovegrove


    • R. Singh, President, Holtec
    • Jane Ebinger, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank

    Themes: Increasing Energy Efficiency, Modernizing Energy Infrastructure, Creating Alternate Energy Sources, New Technologies to Enhance Existing Energy Sources

    12:00 PM

    Closing Remarks/Luncheon

    Key Note Addresses: Ukraine”s Energy Independence & Possible Areas of US Assistance


    • Adrianna Melnyk, Outreach Director, Orange Circle

    Featured Speaker:

    • Principal Dep. Asst. Sec. of Energy/EERE John Mizroch

    Additional Information:

    Patron: Senator Richard Lugar

    Organizers: American Foreign Policy Council, Center for US-Ukrainian Relations, The Orange Circle, Trade Mission of Ukraine to the US

    Anticipated Number of Participants: 80-100


    Western Firms: Holtec, AES, Northland Power, Aspect Energy, Vanco, Westinghouse, Hitachi America Ltd, Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Hunt, Picor, ConocoPhillips, Halliburton, Citicorp, IFC, World Bank, USEXIMBANK, ATG