European Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission: Oslo, Norway, October 16-18, 2009

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(33rd Meeting of European Group)

At the Grand Hotel, Oslo

Conference Chairman: Andrzej Olechowski, Founder, Civic Platform; former Chairman, Bank Handlowy; former Minister of Foreign Affairs and of Finance, Warsaw

Host Country Chairman: Marianne Lie, Partner, Vox Politica; former Director General, Norwegian Shipowner's Association, Oslo

Friday, October 16

19h20-20h00

Opening reception at Oslo City Hall hosted by Mayor Fabian Stang in the Royal presence of His Majesty King Harald V of Norway

Speaker: Paavo Lipponen (pdf 72kb/4pp), former Prime Minister of Finland; former Speaker of the Finnish Parliament

Saturday, October 17

WEATHERING THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRISIS IN EUROPE

08h30-09h00
Keynote opening address
Chairs: Andrzej Olechowski and Marianne Lie
Keynote Speaker: Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway

09h00-10h15
SESSION I: NORWAY
Chair: Harald Norvik, Chairman of the Board, Telenor; Member of the Board, Conocophillips; former President and Chief Executive, Statoil, Oslo
Panelists:
Arne Skauge, Managing Director, Norwegian Financial Services Association; former MP & Finance Minister (Conservative Party)
John G. Bernander, Director General, Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise; former MP (Conservative Party)
Åse Aulie Michelet, Chief Executive Officer, Marine Harvest ASA

10h30-12h30
SESSION II: THE EUROPEAN UNION
Chair:Erik Belfrage, Senior Vice President, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken; Director, Investor AB, Stockholm
Panelists:
Marek Belka, Director for Europe, International Monetary Fund, Washington
Mario Monti, President, Bocconi Universtiy, Milan; former Member of the European Commission
Michael Fuchs, Member, German Bundestag, Berlin
Jean-Francois Copé, Member, National Assembly, Paris

12h45-14h30
Luncheon
SWEDEN IN THE EU CHAIR
Speaker: Bo Lundgren, Director General, Swedish National Debt Office; former Minister and Leader of the Moderate Party, Stockholm

15h00-18h00
SESSION III: RUSSIA
Chair: Andrzej Olechowski

RUSSIA IN EUROPE...
Anatoly B. Chubais, General Director, Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies-Rosnano;
Co-chair, EU/Russia Industrialists¹ Round Table, Moscow 
Strobe Talbott, President, The Brookings Institution, Washington

...EUROPEAN ENERGY SECURITY
Boris E. Nemtsov, Co-chairman, Solidarnost; former First Deputy Prime Minister for Reform of the Energy Sector, Moscow
Helge Lund, Chief Executive Officer, StatoilHydro ASA, Norway
David Buchan, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, London

19h30-22h00
Official reception and dinner at Akershus Castle hosted by the Royal Government of Norway
Speaker: Jonas Gahr Støre (pdf 72kb/6pp), Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway

Sunday, October 18

9h00-10h15
SESSION IV: THE ARCTIC: A TEST CASE FOR COPENHAGEN—Ensuring That Europe's "High North" Not Turn into a "Wild West"
Chair: Serge Schmemann, Editorial Page Editor, International Herald Tribune, Paris
Franklyn Griffiths, George Ignatieff Chair Emeritus of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Toronto
Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, Chairman, Baltic Development Forum, Copenhagen; former Foreign Minister, Denmark (in the Chair of the Arctic Council)

10h30-12h30
SESSION V: EUROPE AND NATO IN AFGHANISTAN
Chair: John Kerr, Deputy Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc; Member, House of Lords, London; former British Ambassador to the United States; former Secretary General, European Convention
General Lord Guthrie, former UK Chief of the Defence Staff, London
Tøger Seidenfaden, Editor-Chief, Politiken, Copenhagen

12h45-14h45
Closing luncheon
NORDIC COOPERATION ON FOREIGN SECURITY POLICY
Thorvald Stoltenberg, former Foreign and Defence Minister of Norway; Co-founder of the Norwegian Trilateral Group

Closing remarks by the Conference Chairman

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