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Energy Investment Forum 2016

Date: 8th November 2016   Location: Hilton Hotel Budapest, Vár

08:20-08:50 - Registration

SECTION I: The future of the Hungarian energy sector, direction of development

08:50 - 08:55

Opening - Zoltán Bán , CEO, Net Média Zrt. (Portfolio)

08:55 - 09:20

Government plans about the energy market development priorities

Speaker: Andrea Beatrix Kádár, Deputy State Secretary, Secretary of State for Energy Affairs, Ministry of National Development

09:20 - 09:40

The Paks II. project beyond the environmental license

Speaker: dr. Attila Aszódi, Ministerial Commissioner for maintaining the output of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant .

09:40 - 10:00

MOL Strategy 2030

Speaker: Sándor Fasimon, COO, MOL Hungary

10:00 - 10:20

The future role of LNG in the European and Hungarian gas supply

Speaker: Gergely Szabó, Country Chairman, MET Csoport, Magyarország

10:20 - 10:40

Trends and innovation in the energy sector

Speaker: Attila Ságodi, partner, Head of Sector Government, Infrastructure, Energy & Utilities, KPMG

10:40 - 11:10

Coffee break

SECTION II: Energy foreign policy in the EU, in the region and in Hungary

11:10 - 12:00

CEO’s round table

Moderator: Dr. Michael LaBelle, Professor, Central European University and Jean Monnet Chair in Energy and Innovation Strategies

Conversation participants:

12:00 - 12:20

Two cases studies

Speaker: Dr. Gergely Légrádi, Lawyer, Partner, Oppenheim Ügyvédi Iroda

12:20 - 13:10

Panel discussion: Trends in the European and Hungarian energy supply

Opening speech: World Energy Investment 2016​- László Varró, Chief economist, IEA

  • The effects of the Brussels and Washington sanctions on the energy strategy of the EU
  • Cross-border capacities: which are the biggest projects/investments in progress? Questions of financing and return
  • Questions of purchasing energy from outside the EU and commerce

Moderator: András György Deák, Head of Research Group on Development Economics, Institute of World Economics-HAS

Conversation participants:

13:10 - 14:00

Lunch break

SECTION III: Innovation and new trends in the energy sector

14:00 - 14:20

The new German energy strategy and its effect on economic growth

Speaker: Dr. Klaus Müschen, Senior Scientist, Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) Berlin

14:20 - 14:40

The role of IT of futures energy companies

Speaker: Tibor Bacsó, energy advisor, Microsoft Hungary

14:40 - 15:30

Panel discussion: The energy supply, as the changing industry from an investor's point of view

  • Technological evolution in Energy Storage
  • Barriers of traditional electricity grids, the smart grids of the future
  • E-mobility, main trends of innovation
  • Hungary’s competitive position in energy innovation in the EU
  • Main financial sources of energy innovation in the EU and in Hungary
  • Renewable energy as an investment opportunity

Moderator: Zoltán Vígh, közkapcsolati igazgató, Jedlik Ányos Klaszter

Conversation participants:

15:30 - 15:50

Coffee break

SECTION IV: The converging European energy market, the practical implications of the EU and Hungarian regulatory changes

15:50 - 16:10

Electricity market challenges of the EU

Capacity problems and market-related solutions, supply security issues

Speaker: Zoltán Katona, Managing Director, Uniper Hungary Kft.

16:10 - 17:00

Panel discussion: the practical implications of the regulatory changes

  • The prospects of the Hungarian gas market the new Hungarian gas market model: what does the new model that takes effect in October for the different players of the industry? What are the initial findings?
  • Possibilities of the renewable energy production after METÁR: initial findings, international comparison, the future of wind energy
  • The new settlement cycles of the DSO’s
  • The control of e-mobility

Moderator: Balázs Felsmann, senior research associate, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research, Chairman of the Hungarian Energy Traders’ Association

Conversation participants:

  • Gábor Farkas, Head of Regulation, E.ON Hungária Zrt.
  • Péter Lendvay, President, Magyar Szélenergia Ipari Társaság
  • Tamás Tóth, főosztályvezető, Elemzési és Statisztikai Főosztály, Magyar Energetikai és Közmű-szabályozási Hivatal


Closing remarks

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