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Flashpoint Discussion: International Consequences of Lower Oil Prices

December 1, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

| $10 - $28


International Consequences of Lower Oil Prices

with David Edick Jr, President, San Diego World Affairs Council and Hugh Renfro, Retired CEO, Arabian Chevron Oil Company

Monday, 1 December 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

AMN Healthcare Boardroom
12400 High Bluff Drive, San Diego, CA 92130

The recent sharp and unexpected fall in oil prices  – if sustained – will have powerful consequences around the world.  Some countries will benefit; some countries will suffer.  Some economic sectors will profit; others will lose.  There will also be geopolitical ramifications.  David Edick and Hugh Renfro will analyze the causes of the decline in the price of oil and give an overview of the economic, financial, and political consequences here at home and abroad.

About David Edick Jr


David Edick Jr is President of the San Diego World Affairs Council. He has been a member of the Council since 1989. David is also Immediate Past President of the San Diego International Sister Cities Association, with which he has been active since 1992.

David graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global Political Economy. He has long been active in the fields of international trade, investment banking, and nonprofit civil society affairs. David lived and worked in Russia in the 1990′s – primarily in Vladivostok and the Russian Far East where he owned an importer and wholesaler of food products. In the late 1990′s David worked with Vtoroi Finansovyi Dom – a British-Russia investment bank based in Moscow. He also has considerable on-the-ground business experience in Mexico accumulated in part while working as Executive Vice President of Cortez Seafoods, Inc. David is an independent financial & management consultant focusing on energy, commodities, Russia, political risk, and global financial markets.

About Hugh Renfro

DSC_0195Age: 91

40 year career, Chevron Corporation; 31 years foreign operations; 60 year interface with Saudi Arabia

9 years with Standard Oil Company of California (Chevron) in bulk plant , oil field and sales operations.

15 years Arabian-American Oil Company (Chevron, Texaco, Exxon and Mobil Oil). Refined products distribution and government relations.

8 years Cia Petrolera Chevron, El Salvador and Nicaragua. Petroleum marketing and government relations.

8 years CEO Arabian Chevron Oil Company in Saudi Arabia; Oil operations, government relations and establishing joint ventures.

Lived in Saudi Arabia for 23 years: 15 years beginning in early 1950s and 8 years mid-70s to mid-80s. During both periods worked closely with business and government. Have maintained relations with both sectors since retiring.

Since 2003 have given talks on Saudi Arabia to 200+ groups across the U.S., service organizations, universities, World Affairs Councils and Committees For Foreign Relations. 2004-2009 worked as consultant and Executive Producer of the 3-D IMAX big screen documentary production “Arabia 3D” now being shown in the U.S. and internationally.


5:30 pm Registration and Reception

6:00 pm Presentation

7:00 pm Q&A

8:00 pm Wrap-up

Registration: http://oilprices.eventbrite.com
Free to members registered through November 28, $10 after November 28
General Public $10 through November 28, $20 after November 28



December 1, 2014
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$10 - $28
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AMN Healthcare
12400 High Bluff Drive
San Diego, CA 92130 United States
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