Important Dates

Submission Deadline

April 8, 2021

January 28, 2021

Registration Deadline

April 13, 2021

Conference Dates

April 23-25, 2021


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Welcome Dr. Okan YARDIMCI, University of Oxford, UK to be the TPC!

Dr. Okan YARDIMCI, University of Oxford, UK

Dr. Yardımcı is experienced in energy markets, economics of regulation, tariff applications, antitrust, energy exchanges, arbitration, mediation, negotiation, contracts, international business transactions, international law and energy law.
He graduated from the Middle East Technical University (Turkey), Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering in 2004. He got an MBA degree from the Atılım University (Turkey) in 2008 and joined an Executive Program on economics of regulation in the Michigan State University (USA) in 2008. Afterwards, he participated in Master of Law (LL.M.) at the Pennsylvania State University (USA) between 2013-2015. He completed Ph.D. on finance in the Hacettepe University (Turkey). He wrote a dissertation on the “Effectiveness of Regulation: An Investigation of the Turkish Natural Gas Distribution Sector”.
He had been working as a reservoir engineer in an international oil company before he was recruited by the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) of Turkey. He has been working for EMRA since 2006. He holds teaching positions at undergraduate and graduate levels in the Middle East Technical University, Bilkent University and Hacettepe University. He gives lectures in foreign universities such as Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (China), Cyprus International University and institutions such as Energy Regulators Regional Association (Hungary) as a visiting instructor or part-time instructor. He teaches economics of regulation, financing of energy investments, oil and gas law, petroleum property valuation, reservoir engineering, production engineering. He speaks at conferences on energy matters all over the world. He publishes his articles and other related materials on the web at
He is an Academic Visitor at the University of Oxford, St Antony's College, South East European Studies (SEESOX). His research project at SEESOX focuses on Eastern Mediterranean and energy geopolitics.