Thursday, 30 August 2012

It's not too late to register for the IPI Oil, Gas & Media conference!

International event will bring together journalists and oil and gas experts to discuss information access, transparency and best practices 

VIENNA, Aug 30, 2012 – From Sep. 17-19, the International Press Institute (IPI), in partnership with the International Eurasia Press Fund, will host the international conference, "Oil, Gas and Media", in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The two-and-a-half-day conference, to be held at the Kempinski Hotel Badamdar, Baku, will bring together leading energy, business and financial journalists from around the world, along with major stakeholders in the oil and gas industry, to explore how public opinion, freedom of information and media relations all intersect with the oil and gas industries.

The programme features a powerful line-up of prominent journalists and experts in the field of oil and gas, including:

  • Toyin Akinosho, editor and publisher of Africa Oil+Gas Report, Nigeria
  • Anas Alhajji, chief economist, NGP Energy Capital Management, LLC, Texas, USA
  • Alex Abutu Augustine, head of the environment desk, Daily Trust, Nigeria
  • Tom Bergin, European corporate strategy correspondent for Reuters
  • Tom Burgis, reporter for the Financial Times
  • Vugar Byramov, chairman of the Center for Economic and Social Development, Azerbaijan
  • Curtis Brainard, editor of The Observatory, Columbia Journalism Review
  • Kashmir Hill, technology and social media reporter for Forbes
  • Grigory Pasko, investigative journalist, Russia
  • Jürgen Roth, investigative journalist, Germany
  • Elizabeth Souder, energy reporter for the Dallas Morning News
  • Godber Tumushabe, executive director of the Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment, Uganda
  • Robert J. Weiner, professor of international business, public policy and public administration, George Washington University, USA
  • Johnny West, founder of OpenOil
  • Curtis Williams, chief energy reporter of the Trinidadian Guardian and Caribbean correspondent for Oil and Gas Journal

Join Us!

So sign up now, if you haven’t done so already. We will help you with your visa arrangements and ensure that you receive your entry visa upon arrival at Heydar Aliyev International Airport.

Event Summary:

Title: Oil, Gas and Media Conference
Dates: Sep. 17-19, 2012
Location: Baku, Azerbaijan - Kempinski Hotel Badamdar
Host: International Press Institute
Registration rates: IPI Members: 175€ / Non-Members: 225€
Register here:
Working languages: English, Azeri and Russian. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

Contact Us!

Milica Miletic
Conference and Events Coordinator
T: + 43 1 512 90 11 16
E: mmiletic(at)

Michael Kudlak
Conference and Events Manager
T: + 43 1 512 90 11 13
E: mkudlak(at) 

Nick Nwolisa
Head of Department
Programs Development and International Relations
International Eurasia Press Fund (IEPF)
E-mail: nicknwolisa(at)
Mobile: +994-50-411-2310
Office: +994-12-539-7697

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