What are the most pressing tasks for Hungarian energy companies, and in what areas are they lagging behind the leading markets? What changes have been made or are anticipated in regulations, subsidies and the major trends of the industry? And what does this all mean with regard to the operating environment? How do industry players adapt and how do they meet challenges proactively? We will seek to answer these and other questions in presentations and panel discussions.
08:55 - 09:00
Speaker: Zoltán Bán, CEO, Net Média Zrt. (Portfolio)
09:00 - 09:15
An overview of the Hungarian energy industry - How is energy transition progressing in Hungary?
Speaker: Csaba Kovács, Partner, KPMG Energy and Utilities Advisory Services
09:15 - 09:30
Implementing circular economy in Hungary from the aspect of an international energy company
Speaker: ifj. Attila Chikán, vezérigazgató, ALTEO Group
09:30 - 09:45
Challenges and Opportunities for Hungary: EU energy transition policies
Speaker: Eva Hoos, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG ENERGY
09:45 - 10:00
Energy transition: risk and mitigation
Speaker: Péter Horváth, Business Development Director, MET Power
10:00 - 10:15
Innovation and economic development - Rethinking the national climate and energy policy
Speaker: Dr. Péter Kaderják, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Policy, Ministry for Innovation and Technologies
10:15 - 10:45
After sweeping though a number of industries, digitalisation has now reached energy companies as well, and a series of developments aimed at better serving customer expectations, expanding activities or improving efficiency are being implemented, although the majority of companies continue to play the waiting game. What are the most pressing challenges for Hungarian energy companies in light of global processes? How should they plan and begin development projects, what are the potential obstacles, and what could be the benefits of digitalisation?
10:45 - 11:30
Analyst roundtable - Preparing for the post-coal era; Where do the increased sustainability expectations of customers, investors and regulators lead?
Where will the sustainability revolution lead in energy markets?
What could be the next big thing in energy transition?
How long could the era of oil and gas last? Outlook for fossil energy generation and use
Clean, renewable, cheap and...? Other aspects of the sustainability requirement
Climate change - to prevent or to prepare for it?
Changing requirements in the end user sectors and their role in transforming the energy industry
What factors can shape energy prices in the future, and how?
The price of decarbonisation: the expected effects of changes in the carbon credit market and in regulations
Moderator: Richárd Hlavay, energy expert, Lego® Serious Play® Facilitator, Bricks Magic
11:30 - 11:50
New opportunities for financing energy efficiency projects
Speaker: Vincent Metzler, Project Finance, Lending Operations Baltic Sea, Northern, Central and South Eastern Europe, European Investment Bank
11:50 - 12:35
Digitalisation challenge in the Hungarian energy industry
Progress of the digitalisation trend abroad and home
How does digitalisation transform segments of the energy industry?
The most pressing tasks for domestic energy companies
National energy champions and digitalisation
Digitalisation and energy efficiency: how much can digital energy management save?
The role of artificial intelligence in future energy supply
Planning and implementing digitalisation projects; What to look out for?
Precedents: What can the energy industry learn from leading sectors?
Moderator: Balázs Felsmann, senior research associate, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research, Chairman of the Hungarian Energy Traders’ Association
12:35 - 13:30
As technology develops and costs decrease, the market for renewable energy investments is entering a more mature stage, which will not leave subsidies and funding opportunities unaffected. How much room to manoeuvre will companies have when planning financing? What changes are to be expected in subsidies and funding; what new opportunities will arise in capital markets? How will energy prices and returns change in the coming decades?
13:30 - 13:45
In a renewable role - Sustainable energy industry
Speaker: Zsolt Bertalan, Chief Technology Innovation Officer, MVM Zrt.
13:45 - 14:45
Panel discussion - Financing renewable energy projects
Market-based and central budget sources for financing the energy transition
Changes in renewable energy subsidies and regulations in Hungary
The anticipated future role of EU funding
Experiences from planning domestic solar projects
Best practices in financing
Profitable renewable generation in Hungary without subsidies
Moderator: András István Tóth, Deputy Managing Director, E.ON Energiakereskedelmi Kft.
14:45 - 15:00
How to start a solar farm project?
Speaker: Dr. Tamás Mokry, Managing Director, Owner, Tiszta Energiák Kft.
15:00 - 15:15
Experiences from European renewables auctions
Speaker: László Szabó, Director, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK)
15:15 - 15:35
Introducing already implemented or promising smart city concepts, projects and ideas in six minutes.
15:35 - 16:15
16:15 - 17:00
Table 1 – Where will the money come from?
Moderator: Péter Futó, Analyst, Portfolio
16:15 - 17:00
Table 2 – Pre-smart strategy
Moderator: Samu Szemerey, Lead Expert, Urban Services, Lechner Tudásközpont
16:15 - 17:00
Table 3 – Where are we headed?
Moderator: Zoltán Vígh, Managing Director, Jedlik Ányos Klaszter
16:15 - 17:00
Table 4 – 5G networks – Smart grid
Moderator: Máté Petrik, IT Director, Városliget Ltd.
16:15 - 17:00
Table 5 – Investing in people
Moderator: Tamás Ürögi, Senior Project Manager and Certified Management Consultant, IFUA Horváth & Partners Kft.
Organisation, general questions