The city of Portorose (Slovenia) hosted today the 26th Presiding Committee Meeting and the 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the European Business Congress (EBC). The Meetings were moderated by Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and President of the EBC. Taking part in the AGM were more than 300 representatives of 85 companies and organizations from 25 OSCE member states.
The Presiding Committee reviewed the EBC operating results over the reporting period and other issues concerning its activity.
The EBC General Meeting heard and approved the Annual Progress Report for the fiscal year of 2011. It was defined that the next year’s AGM would be held between May 30 and 31 in Amsterdam (the Netherlands).
In addition, consideration was given to the election of the EBC Board of Executive Directors and Presiding Committee composition. The discussions resulted in election of Alexey Miller as the EBC President.
The newly elected EBC Presiding Committee is also comprised of Harry Brekelmans, Shell’s Executive Vice President (Russia), Kurt Bligaard Pedersen, Executive Vice President of Dong Energy (Denmark), Andrey Galaev, Chief Executive Officer of Sakhalin Energy (Russia), Ruslan Goryukhin, Director General of Stroygazmontazh (Russia), Yury Vodopyanov, Director General of IFC Metropol (Russia), Arunas Laurinaitis, President of Achema Group (Lithuania), Cristiano Tortelli, President and Chief Executive Officer for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS of General Electric Energy (USA).
The Conference themed “Energy Security and New Opportunities for Natural Gas” was held as part of the EBC. Alexey Miller delivered a speech at the Conference.