Central Europe Energy Partners is an event partner of the "Challenges and opportunities of EU - Ukrainian gas market integration" which will take place from 30th to 31st of May, in Budapest, Hungary.

The aim of the Forum – organised by REKK Foundation – is to get a realistic mid-term outlook for the Ukrainian gas sector. The Energy Policy Forum will bring together government and business decision makers from all over Europe to clarify future scenarios for gas transit through Ukraine and to better understand the likely benefits from a more fundamental gas market integration between Ukraine and its EU neighbours.

The immediate objectives of the Forum are (i) to assess how far the restructuring of the Ukrainian gas market got due to recent legislative and organizational reforms, (ii) to clarify future scenarios for gas transit through Ukraine, (iii) to better understand the likely benefits from a more fundamental gas market integration between Ukraine and its EU neighbours of Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania, (iv) to better understand the remaining obstacles to a more fundamental gas market integration between Ukraine and its EU neighbours and (v) to put forward recommendations for the Central and South Eastern Europe Connectivity (CESEC) initiative on next steps to further promote a secure, efficient and integrated CESEC gas market inclusive of Ukraine.

Among the speakers:

  • Top level representatives of Naftogaz
  • Roman Opimakh, Executive Director, Association of Gas Producers of Ukraine
  • Dejan Ostojic, Lead Energy Specialist, The World Bank
  • Janez Kopac, Director, Energy Community Secretariat
  •  Péter Kaderják, Director, REKK
  • Georg Zachmann, Senior Fellow at Bruegel and a member of the German Advisory Board in Ukraine
  • Maciej Ciszewski, Team leader, European Commission, DG Energy, Security of Supply
  • Ákos Kirsiton, Deputy CEO of the Hungarian Gas Storage
  • Milan Sedláček, Head of EU Affairs and Strategy, Eustream
  • Piotr Kus, Director, Development Division, Gaz System
  • Sándor Fasimon, Executive Director, MOL Group
  • Maciej Jakubik, Executive Director, Central European Energy Partners
  • Laurent Hamou, Head of Booking Policy & Market Design, Gas Supply & Asset Management, Engie
  • Tomasz Daborowski, Senior Fellow, OSW