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