international magazine
03 / 2009

Facing the short-term and long term challenges

This year's IP week events in London in February had seen hundreds and thousands of industry executives and decision makers. Traditionally, many of them arrived on 17 February for the IP lunch in Dorchester hotel to be greeted by the Energy Institute President, this year, president-elect James Smith, who cheerfully addressed the audience on thoughtfully selected set of priorities. As wise people do during a crisis, he tried to look into what's next after the current financial collapse and frustration it caused would be over.