Day 1
Wednesday 7th
March 2018
Day 2
Thursday 8th
March 2018
Conference Day One
9:00am - 9:05am
Organiser's Welcome
9:05am - 9:15am
Chair's Welcome
9:15am - 9:30am
Croatian Prime Minister Keynote Address
9:30am - 10:15am
CEE Energy Leaders: The Ministerial Panel
Minister’s from across the CEE Region discuss their national energy policies and how they are looking to collaborate with their neighbours to promote a stronger more interconnected gas market.
10:15am - 11:00am
Coffee and networking break
11:00am - 11:30am
Keynote Executive Interview
A leading energy journalist interviews a figure from the top of one of CEE’s largest and most prominent energy companies
11:30am - 12:00pm
European Commission Keynote
12:00pm - 12:45pm
“The enemy of my enemy is my friend”
What demand for gas should we expect over the mid-term as CEE looks to meet COP-21 promises? Will we see a shift away from coal? What will the gas/renewables mix be? How can the two work together constructively to meet demand while ensuring CEE is breathing cleaner, clearer air?
12:45pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Big Debate: Pipes & LNG
“This house believes that markets not geopolitics determine the choice of supply”

Speakers will be divided into two panels. One panel will argue for the motion; the other will argue against. The debate will be moderated by the chairman who will take an audience vote at the start and end to determine the results. The debate is designed to be a thinking exercise and will be conducted entirely under Chatham House Rules.
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Coffee and networking break
Project Round Tables: Key takeaways and lessons learned from energy infrastructure projects across CSEE and the rest of Europe
Sit down with 9 other industry figures to learn from someone on the inside of a leading energy project. There will be a different project discussed at each table. Participants will have 15 minutes at each table. Assigned seating means that you sit with a different group of delegates at each table, maximising both the learning and networking experience.
5:30pm - 5:35pm
Chair's Closing Remarks
5:35pm - 7:00pm
Networking Drinks Reception
Conference Day Two
9:15am - 9:30am
Opening Keynote
9:30am - 11:00am
The view from the top: Executive Leaders’ Panel
A high level, strategic, cross-examination of the industry. A range of C-Suite panellists from across the industry and the region discuss how they view the industry moving over the next 5 years.
11:00am - 11:45am
Coffee and networking break
11:45am - 12:25pm
Transportation and Storage two part presentation: What is the most, efficient and cost effective way to store gas and get it to market when required?
20 minutes – Gas Routes and Tariffication
20 minutes – Storage: The eternal issue
12:25pm - 1:30pm
Austro-Hungarian Hub Debate: “The King is dead. Long live the King”
“This house believes that we are witnessing the end of Austrian hub dominance and the rise of Hungary
1:30pm - 2:45pm
2:45pm - 3:30pm
Gas Pricing Masterclass
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Regulatory Case Study: Integrating projects across national and regional regulatory frameworks to ensure maximum efficiency and delivery of a financially viable project
4:30pm - 4:35pm
Chair’s Closing Remarks and End of Conference