With the topic “Energy Meets Digital. Digital Economy: A Technology Driver for an Energy Union”, this year’s 29+1 edition focuses on the game-changing interaction between the energy and digital realms. ‘29+1’ Annual Energy Summit takes place on June 15 and 16, in Warsaw.
The ‘29+1’ Summit brings together a distinguished and knowledgeable group of decision-makers to allow them to discuss the major challenges and opportunities in the field of energy.
As in the past three years, the summit will once again provide the opportunity for representatives of Central European energy and energy-intensive companies to come together and voice their interests.
On June 16, the roundtable meeting, with the participation of Mr. Günther Oettinger, the European Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society, and the European Commissioner for Energy in the years 2010-2014, will be held. Issues related to the energy sector and digital economy at local and regional level are expected to feature strongly. The summit will also allow us to present, for the first time, a report drafted by CEEP and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, which indicates the way forward in proceeding with the key infrastructural projects for the full integration of the EU, complementing the existing and planned infrastructural networks.
This event is one of our flagship projects, where ‘29’ stands for 29 CEOs or Board members of the biggest Energy Sector companies from Central Europe and the ‘1’ stands for the EU’s Commissioner.
The first such Energy Summit was held in Budapest under the Patronage of the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, the Deputy Prime Minister of Poland, Waldemar Pawlak, and the Cypriot Presidency to the EU Council. As a result, the ’Budapest Memorandum’, a deliverable of the conference, presenting common EU-11 industry position on EU energy and energy security policy, was accepted and published.
In 2013 the conference was held in Vilnius, under the patronage of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania, Algirdas Butkevicius, and the Minister of Energy for the same country, Jaroslav Neverovic. We were able to agree on the ’Vilnius Memorandum’ which had a big impact on the agenda of the Lithuanian Presidency.
In 2014, ‘29+1’ was held in Bucharest under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Romania, Victor Ponta, and with the active participation in the conference of the Minister Delegate for Energy Răzvan-Eugen Nicolescu. We were able to agree this time on the ’Bucharest Memorandum’, highly appreciated by the Commissioner for Energy.
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