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PROGRAM OUTLINE

29.04.2019

16:00 – Registration

17:00 – 18:30 – Opening Session

THE STATE OF THE NATURAL GAS MARKET – TRENDS, OPPORTUNITIES FOR DIVERSIFICATION, SUPPLY ALTERNATIVES AND TRANSIT.

Moderator: Alex AlexievChairman of Center for Balkan and Black Sea Studies

Keynote Speaker:

Tom Pyle – American Energy under Trump. Problems and Prospects

Steve Hayward – The Energy Revolution and America’s Foreign Policy

Mikhail KrutikhinRusEnergy – A look from Moscow

Ivan IvanovChairman, Bulgarian Regulator, KEVR – Regulatory frameworks for LNG imports

Ambassador Ilian Vassilev – Level Playing field for LNG, the Geopolitical Impact for the CEE

19:00 – Dinner (by invitation)

With the special participation and address of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov

 

30.04.2019

8:45 – 9:00 – Coffee & Tea

9:00 – 12:30 – Morning Session Round Table

FREE NATURAL GAS MARKET IN GLOBAL AND REGIONAL OUTLOOK – CHALLENGES?

Moderator: Vasko Nachevanalyst

9:00 – 10:45 – First Session

Mrs. Temenuzhka PetkovaMinister of Energy, Bulgaria

Lou Pugliaresi – Washington outlook, LNG in America’s Energy Mix

Yasen Ivanov – New opportunities for natural gas transit via Bulgaria from the Southern Gas Corridor, including from LNG Terminals, Forecasts, Capacities – Entry and Exit

Stelios Bikos. Head of Commercial Division at DEPA S.A.  – LNG in the gas mix of Greece – its role for the regional gas market

Teodora GeorgievaExecutive Director ICGB – The interconnector IGB – the gateway for gas from the Southern Gas Corridor to Central and East Europe

11:00 – 11:15 – Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:45 Second Session

Moderator: Ilian VassilevDirector, Innovative Energy Solutions Ltd.

Silvio CappellariPartner, SZA Brussels – EU Gas Directive and the 4th energy package – The Challenge to Gas Market Integration in SEE and market liberalization/competition

Svetoslav IvanovChairman BAPG – Do the Balkans deserve a free energy market: What we lost and continue to lose from the “energy slavery”

Vasko Nachev –  LNG – Making the Difference in the SEE gas market

Representatives of:

Ukraine – Naftogaz, Ministry of Energy, Ukrainian Embassy

The Role of Ukraine in the regional gas market – new opportunities and challenges.

12:30 – 14:00 – Buffet Lunch

14:00 – 16:00 – Closing Session

Moderator: Ilian VassilevDirector, Innovative Energy Solutions Ltd.

Keynote Speaker – Mike McKenna – Legitimate Lobbying vs Corruption: What’s the Difference?

Martin VladimirovCenter of the Study of Democracy – Detaching the Oil and Gas markets. Upstream Projects – the Regional Gas Production potential

Alex Alexiev – Gas Distribution and LNG – Small scale LNG Potential

 

Closing Address – Institute for Energy Research (IER) and US Embassy. 

 

 

 

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