FRIDAY, MARCH 4
p.m. Participantsâ€™ registration
17:00 â€“ 17:30 Opening of the conference
17:30 â€“ 19:30 SESSION I
Mapping Wider Europe: how economic links are redefining borders
â€¢ The EUâ€™s real economic constitution: will new rules make a difference?
â€¢ Will the core hold?
â€¢ North, South, East: in search of a new compass
â€¢ Where will growth come from?
â€¢ The China factor in Europe
â€¢ Europe and globalization 2.0: rethinking paradigms
20:30 Cocktails and Dinner at the hotel
SATURDAY, MARCH 5
09:30 â€“ 10:30 SESSION II
Let there be energy: comparing trends
â€¢ Oil prices and the inflation risk
â€¢ Where are supply and demand taking Europe?
â€¢ Is energy security a chimera? The Russian link and Mediterranean instability
â€¢ Producers and consumers: do we need a new bargain?
10:30 â€“ 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 â€“ 13:30 SESSION III
Security and economy: the geopolitics in a changing Middle East
â€¢ An Arab uprising? Social and economic pressures and regime change
â€¢ The evolution of Egypt and its regional implications
â€¢ Migration and aid: a Marshall Plan for the Maghreb?
â€¢ The Persian Gulf in the global economic web
â€¢ Is the peace process overtaken by events?
â€¢ The US and Europe: confronting the end of the status quo
13:30 â€“ 15:00 Lunch
16:30 â€“ 19:00 Sightseeing boat tour on the Bosphorus
19:00 â€“ 20:15 DINNER DEBATE â€“ at the Seed of the Sabanci Museum
Jobs, demography and growth: old and new Europes
20:15 Closing dinner at the Seed of the Sabanci Museum