Energy is the key driver of economic development for Kuwait and the region and understanding the changes that will impact the industry as a whole is critical. To that end, National Bank of Kuwait, the leading bank in Kuwait and the highest rated in the Middle East, has invited world renowned energy expert Dr. Daniel Yergin to give a lecture on the New Energy Future.
Dr Yergin won the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for his bestselling book, The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power. He is Chairman of IHS-Cambridge Energy Research Associates and a leading energy authority in the United States and around the globe, serving on a number of energy-related boards and committees including the powerful US National Petroleum Council and the US Energy Association. He is also the Global Energy Expert for US-based cable news channel CNBC.
In his address, Dr Yergin will speak about the future of the hydrocarbon industry in the Middle East, the energy and geopolitics intersect and what he sees as the underlying factors driving development. He will also take questions from the audience.
NBK is a leader in bringing to Kuwait high profile, internationally-recognized authorities to speak on energy, economics and politics. Past symposium speakers have included former US Presidents George HW Bush and Bill Clinton, former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew and former US Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice.
The symposium will be held Wednesday, 2 February 2011 at the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development headquarters in Shuwaikh. The premier event will be invitation only.