Thu, Nov. 20, 2003
9 am - 4:30 pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago

This event was held at the Center for Strategic and International Studies office in Washington, D.C. 


Event Agenda

Opening Remarks

Robert Ebel, Chairman, Energy, CSIS

Session 1 - Oil Finance: An Overview

"The History of Oil Finance and Securitization"
Ira Eisenstein, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Commodities

"Insulating Producers from Oil Price Volatility"
James Daniel
, International Monetary Fund

Session 2 - User Perspectives

"Mexico Oil-linked Financing"
Mark Walker
, Partner, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton

"Norway's Oil Fund"
Willy Olsen
, Senior Adviser, Statoil

"Alaska Royalties"
Robin West
, CEO, PFC Energy 

"Pre-financing Oil Sales in Angola"
John Hunt, President, Citizen"s Resources LLC


Session 3 - Finance and Managing Budgets 

Peter Saba, General Counsel, Export-Import Bank of the United States
Mr. Rashad Kaldany
, Director, Oil, Gas, Mining and Chemicals Department, World Bank Group

Closing Panel: Implications for Iraq

Ariel Cohen, Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Walid Khadduri, Editor in Chief, Middle East Economic Survey
Gianni Picco, Chairman, GDP Associates


Thu, Nov. 20, 2003
9 am - 4:30 pm
(GMT-06:00) America/Chicago