Day One, Thursday, November 4, 2010


8:159:00 Registration and Coffee                                    

9:009:10 Welcome addresses and opening remarks

9:1011:00 Plenary Session One: Energy Security in Emerging Europe: Regional Cooperation is the Key

·         Europe’s forward-looking agenda to achieve its core energy objectives of sustainability, competitiveness and security of supply

·         A broader energy-economic perspective: Economic growth in the region, power demand and supply

·         The role of the EU energy directive: What has been achieved?

·         How will we prevent the regulatory mistakes of the financial crisis from ruining the region’s energy markets?

·         Competition policy in a new regulatory environment: How and when to establish a compliance programme? Is your company policy adequate?

·         The boundary between energy regulation and competition policy: The new Regulators' powers and how they should be used in practice. Do companies risk being investigated and punished twice?

·         International Financing Institutions: Objectives and experiences of technical assistance programmes

Moderator: Didier Houssin, Director, Directorate of Energy Markets and Security, International Energy Agency

Ahmet Aksu, President, Prime Ministry Privatization Administration Republic of Turkey

Alexandru Sandulescu, General Director, Energy Department, Ministry of Economy, Commerce and Business Environment - Romania

Traian Chebeleu, Ambassador, Deputy Secretary General, Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation

Mehmet Bicer, Deputy General Manager, EÜAŞ – Turkish  Electricity Generation Company

Henrikh Yeremyan, Principal Banker, Energy  & Infrastructure, Black Sea Trade and Development Bank

Peter Stauber, Senior Associate, Corporate and Regulatory Department, Noerr Hungary  

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break 

11:0013:00 Plenary Session Two: Energy in Emerging Europe: Towards a Unified Regional Market

·         Liberalisation of the energy markets. What’s next?

·         Exploring the steps that still need to be taken to achieve regional integration and unification of the emerging European energy markets

·         Insights into the common efforts for expanding regional energy cooperation

·         Ensuring fair and transparent energy markets. How can legislation be implemented equally across the region?

·         Regulation and its future role in emerging Europe energy market

·         Exploiting liberalising markets through investment opportunities. Country considerations

·        Privatisation and post privatisation in the energy sector

·         Experience of energy sector privatisation in the emerging European countries

·         Boosting sustainable economic development in emerging Europe versus improving the balance between energy supply and demand

·         Outlook for energy efficiency projects in the region. Case studies

·         Climate change: Meeting the challenge to 2050

·         Market developments and shortcomings


Moderator: Harald Wüstrich, CEO, Central European Gas Hub

Altan Kolbay, Secretary General, PETFORM

Markus Piuk, Partner, Schoenherr & Mark Newbery, Partner, Herbert Smith

Gülefşan Demirbaș, Head of Strategy Development Department, EPDK – Energy Market Regulation Authority Turkey


13:00 – 14:30 Luncheon

14:3015:45 Parallel Session A: Gas Market & Storage

Diversification of Gas Sources and Security of Supply in the Region

·         An overview of the European Commission’s security of supply initiative: Implementation of the third internal energy market package

·         Changes in the regulatory environment at national and EU level: Implications for future investments

·         A perspective on the options for unbundling and gas storage access

·         Shifting trends in the market fundamentals of gas demand and supply

·         Strategies to prevent threats to or actual disruption of gas supplies. Do we need a gas crisis management in the region?

·         The impact of short term reductions in gas demand and possible oversupply. Does this mean a prospect of underinvestment?

·         The effect of the economic downturn on pricing frameworks

·         Gas demand evolution and the effect on gas storage investment

·         Developments in emerging European gas storage facilities: An overview of current facilities and potential developments and technical improvements

·         How much gas storage capacity does the market need?

Moderator: Mustafa Oğuzcan Bülbül, Competition Specialist, Turkish Competition Authority

Arkadiusz Rumiński, Senior Associate,  Head of Merger & Acquisition Department, Noerr Poland

Erdinç Özen, Senior Partner, BOTAS


14:3015:45 Parallel Session B: Power Generation & Transmission 

Power Sector in Emerging Europe: Strategies & Forecasts

·         The reflection of the global economic crisis on the regional electricity markets

·         Analysing power markets in emerging Europe. Where does the power industry go from here?

·         Forecasting the long-term electricity demand in emerging European countries

·         A balanced mix for future power generation: An analysis

·         Innovative risk analysis methodology for power plants

·         Implementing the new rules on transparency and unbundling in practice

·         Role of electric power industry in encouraging a shift to a low-carbon society

·         Improvements of old power plants: technical and economical evaluation

·         A look into emerging technologies and their impact in the future of power generation

·         The influence of renewable energy, distributed generation and energy storage on power generation and grid regulation in the future

·         Smart Grid and distributed cogeneration in the modern European electricity network

·         Regional grid development: progress in promotion of market integration

·         How will nuclear energy expansion impact regulation? New safety and security challenges, proliferation and access to materials and technology

·         Positioning nuclear power as a central tool in emissions reduction and long term diversification

·         What needs to be done to sustain the nuclear renaissance momentum?

·         Rating criteria and credit trends for T&D companies. What drives rating for transmission and distribution companies?  

Moderator: Martin Apko, Managing Director, CAO Central Allocation Office

Gregor Raidl, Manager Strategic Controlling, EnerjiSA

Guenter Bramboeck, Business Unit SEE, Vice President for Regulatory Affairs, EVN

Bora Sekip Guray, Head of Division, General Directorate for Energy Affairs, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources - Turkey

Yessim Akcollu, Leading Competition Specialist, Turkish Competition Authority


15:4516:00 Coffee break


16:0017:30 Parallel Session A: Oil & Gas Transit Projects

Geopolitics and International Oil & Gas Transit Projects

·         How are governments priorities changing in response to the current economic situation?

·         What are the geopolitical dimensions to new pipelines in Europe?

·         Adapting regulations to meet new energy prices and demand

·         International legal frameworks for energy security. Expected amendments to export tax laws and their impact on supply, transit and consuming countries

·         With new pipelines in the mix, will the next decade see a 'battle for the pipelines'? Where will supplies come from ? 

·         New supply routes and infrastructure development. Updates on key pipeline projects

·         Overcoming legal challenges of ownership unbundling under the 3rd package, aligning gas pipeline developments, market models and regulatory framework 

·         Which gas projects are likely to come on-stream first: NABUCCO, IGI, TAP, White Stream or South-Stream project?

·         An in-depth discussion on the major oil export routes from Russia and the CIS to Europe. Case studies presentations

·         Using technology to drive pipeline environmental footprint reduction

·         Pipeline management systems and return on investment

·         Can pipeline management systems provide an answer to cost-cutting requirement generated by national regulators?

·         Which technologies and integrity figures should be used to support decision making processes?

·         How to develop economically oil & gas export projects under the current global financial uncertainty?

·         LNG: Challenges and opportunities

·         How does LNG impact on pricing? High prices, long-term contracts and the effect on new players

Moderator: Martin Würth, Managing Director, Project & Commodity Finance Oil & Gas,  UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking

Cenk Pala, General Manager, E.ON Ruhrgas Doğalgaz

Alexander Poegl, Head of Business Development, JBC Energy

Goran Francic, Director of Development Division, Plinacro

Roberto Pirani, Chairman, White Stream Pipeline Company


16:0017:30 Parallel Session B: Energy Trading
Market Integration and Cross Border Energy Trading in Emerging Europe

·         Inter-regional market strategies and growth. What can we learn from matured markets?

·         Taking next steps towards a well functioning wholesale energy market in emerging Europe

·         What are the remaining obstacles for energy trading and how can they be overcome?

·         Energy market supervision in emerging Europe: Financial regulation, transaction reporting and market abuse 

·         Cross border capacities and pricing. How local rules are affecting the regional flows?

·         Market coupling as a tool to promote the Single European Electricity Market

·         How to overcome trading licensing issues and objections to export fees

·         New trends and influences affecting the regional electricity market

·         Towards a smooth functioning gas trading market - the need for transparency and liquidity

·         Implementing the new gas market framework in the region

·         How can intra-day gas markets be established for market-based balancing?

·         How can exchanges help gas market integration?

·         The impact of EU ETS on industrial competitiveness and the financial effects on corporates

·         The CDM/JI market and its implications on players in the region

·         Emissions trading: The catalyst for cross commodity convergence

·         Future of carbon emissions trading. What can we expect from the system post 2012?


Moderator: Lenka Linke,Trading and Business Development, Power Exchange

Central Europe

Cecilia Hellner, Senior Advisor Market, ENTSO-E

Ludek Horn, Trading Department Deputy Manager, CEZ

Radu Cristian Nedelcu, Business Development Manager, Iberdrola Romania

Kasper Walet, Managing Director, Maycroft

17:30 End of Day One

18:30 Cocktail Reception 


Day Two, Friday, November 5, 2010

8:459:00 Late registration and coffee

9:009:10 Opening remarks

9:1011:00 Plenary Session Three: Renewable Energy Sources in Emerging Europe: Keeping the Momentum in a Challenging Context

·         Country perspective on the implementation of the European directives for renewable energy and carbon targets. Is it reasonable to benchmark different EU energy markets based on the same criteria?

·         What key aspects of the regional energy market development will impact the development of renewable energy capacity?

·         Regulatory and legislative framework in renewable energy in emerging Europe

·         Aiming beyond 2020: Energy security versus climate change and depleting resources

·         Delivering the renewable energy strategy. How implementation of the cooperation mechanism provided by the new Directive will work and what opportunities will they offer to the companies?

·         How to ensure the development of renewable energy in a post Copenhagen context?

·         The price for a balanced energy portfolio. How to measure an ideal generation mix?

·         The tariff structure and incentive landscape for renewable energy in the regions’ key markets

·         Building grid connectivity: National Grid’s perspective

·         Outlook for RES development in emerging Europe from TSO side

Moderator: Zeki Aybar Eris, CEO, Polat Enerji  

Horst Dulle, Principal Consultant, Pöyry Management Consulting

Benjamin Thoma, Market Development Leader, GE Energy


11:00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11:3012:45 Plenary Session Four: Energy Finance in Emerging Europe. What are the drivers for attracting investment?

·         Realisation of investment potential. What is holding investors back from     

     investing in the region?

·         Investment success stories. What strategy have worked?

·         Debt and equity financing in renewable energy projects: Financiers perspective

·         Risks development across the region – is it worthwhile? What is the realistic   

     potential for renewable investment

·         Increasing profitability of renewable energy investments in the emerging

          European markets

·         A sustainable approach to investment and development

·         Mitigating risk and making successful decisions in order to gain a competitive


·         Lender’s perspective on financing projects in the energy sector across the  


·         Public-Private-Partnerships and energy efficiency projects in the region

·         Building credible project structures to attract international investment

·         The potential for investments in boosting productivity in emerging Europe


Moderator: Richard König, Associate Director, Energy and Utilities, Raiffeisen Investment

Dietmar Graminger, First Vice President Corporates & Markets Relationship Management, Bayerische Landesbank

Nick Frydas, Principal Consultant Markets & Regulation, Mott MacDonald

Can Atacik, Assistant Vice President Corporate Finance, Daruma Corporate Finance

Klaus-Dieter Barbknecht, Member of the Executive Board, VNG - Verbundnetz Gas

Lloyd Stevens, Investment Manager GGF, Finance in Motion


12:4513:00 Open floor discussions and closing remarks

13:1014:30 Luncheon

14:30 End of Day Two, Close of the Summit