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Energy Investment Forum 2023 - Powered by MEKH

Date: 5th October 2023  

Location: Marriott Hotel, Budapest




Section I.: The big picture – Major energy challenges

Moderator: Attila Weinhardt, Senior Analyst, Portfolio

08:30 - 08:40

Opening speech

Speaker: Zoltán Bán, CEO, Net Média Zrt. (Portfolio Csoport)

08:40 - 09:10

EU energy prospects in the 2023/2024 winter season

Speaker: Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General, DG ENER (energy department of the European Commission)

09:10 - 09:40

The present and future of Hungarian energy policy

Speaker: Csaba Lantos, Energy Minister, Energy Ministry

09:40 - 10:00

Crisis and decarbonisation from a regulatory perspective

Speaker: Dr. Edit Juhász, President, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority

10:00 - 10:15

Green transition - The renaissance of infrastructure

Speaker: Károly Mátrai, CEO, MVM Group

10:15 - 10:30

We are building the future of the energy world

Speaker: Dr. Guntram Würzberg, President, E.ON Hungária Zrt.

10:30 - 10:45


Speaker: Gergely Szabó, Regional Chairman, MET Central Europe


Coffee break


Section II/A.: Actual issues of energy efficiency, energy trade and decarbonisation

Moderator: Attila Weinhardt, Senior Analyst, Portfolio

11:15 - 11:30

The role of capital in energy investments

Speaker: József Tóth, vállalati befektetési igazgató, Hiventures Zrt.

11:30 - 11:45

Energy efficiency vs. the market, i.e., is the energy not consumed really the cheapest?

Speaker: Csaba Fekete, Director of Business Development, ALTEO Nyrt.

11:45 - 12:00

Energy procurement challenges for domestic companies and opportunities in energy trading

Speaker: Levente Kovács, Partner, energy market specialist, EY-Parthenon

12:00 - 13:00

Leaders’ panel discussion: The joint challenges of energy efficiency, security of supply and decarbonization in Hungary

Moderator: Attila Weinhardt, Senior Analyst, Portfolio

Conversation participants:


Section II/B.: The solar energy boom in Hungary and grid resilience

Moderator: Kata Tóth, Conference project leader, Portfolio

11:15 - 11:30

Security of Energy Supply and Energy Diplomacy

Speaker: Csaba Marosvári, Hungary’s Deputy State Secretary for Energy Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

11:30 - 11:45

A new focus: renewables trade in HUPX markets

Speaker: György Istvánffy, Director of HUPX Markets, HUPX Zrt., CEO, HUDEX

11:45 - 12:00

Evolution of the market for system-level services in the renewable electricity market

Speaker: Géza Losonczy, Associate Partner, Head of Energy & Utility Advisory Services, KPMG

12:00 - 13:00

Flexibility panel: Innovation opportunities in the flexibility market and energy storage

Moderator: Richárd Hlavay, Head of Communication Department, MAVIR Hungarian Transmission System Operator Co.

Conversation participants:


Lunch break & Networking


Section III/A.: Companies’ energy procurement in the light of market prices

Moderator: Attila Weinhardt, Senior Analyst, Portfolio

14:00 - 14:15

Energy procurement schemes from a legal point of view

Speaker: Dr. Balázs Tomaj, Senior Counsel, Kinstellar Budapest

14:15 - 14:30

Experiences of the changed but consolidated energy market conditions in procurement strategies for 2024

Speaker: Dr. Zoltán Nagy, President, Hungarian Industrial Energy Consumers’ Association (IEF)

14:30 - 15:20

Energy traders’ and industrial users’ panel discussion: What do they expect and demand in the changing energy procurement process?

Moderator: Gábor Bali, Managing Director, ENERGIQ Kft.

Conversation participants:


Section III/B.: Innovations and digitalization opportunities in the electrical network – Best practices, international examples

Moderator: Kata Tóth, Conference project leader, Portfolio

14:00 - 14:20

Technological improvements and electrical infrastructure development concepts

Speaker: Levente Balasa, Head of Smart Infrastructure, Siemens Zrt., Siemens Zrt.

14:20 - 14:40

Digitalisation solutions to serve today's complex requirements of the electrical grid

A foreign case study.

Speaker: dr. Werner Brandauer, Head of Power Systems Consulting and Grid Simulation Software SEE, Siemens AG Austria

14:40 - 15:20

Panel discussion: Development visions of electrical infrastructure from the perspective of major market players

Moderator: József Vass, TSO / DSO Senior Business Developer, Siemens Zrt.

Conversation participants:


Coffee break


Section IV..: Geopolitics, climate goals, divestment from Russia – what will the future bring?

Moderator: Kata Tóth, Conference project leader, Portfolio

15:50 - 16:05

European and global gas market changes amid geopolitical realignments

Speaker: Gergely Molnár, Gas Analyst, Directorate of Energy Markets and Security (Online)

16:05 - 16:20

Outlook for oil markets from a strategic perspective

Speaker: Gyula Marik, Supply Product Manager for CEE, Shell Hungary Zrt.

16:20 - 17:10

Panel discussion: The main practical consequences of the geopolitical and energy transition: where is Europe and, within it, Hungary heading?

Moderator: Attila Weinhardt, Senior Analyst, Portfolio

Conversation participants:

17:10 - 17:15

Closing remarks

Reception and champagne toast

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Organisation, general questions

Luca Viszoki-Somogyi
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Sándor Takács
  • Sándor Takács
  • Commercial Director
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Csilla Kiss
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Péter Mihály
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Attila Weinhardt
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  • Analyst
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Kata Tóth
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