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November 7, 2017 (Tuesday)

08:00            Registration

10:00-13:00 Plenary Session I. – National Targets and Tasks in Natural Gas Supply
Chairman: László Fazekas – CEO, Hungarian Gas Trade Ltd

Welcome speech
László Fazekas – CEO, Hungarian Gas Trade Ltd

Opening speech
Andrea Beatrix Kádár – Deputy State Secretary for Energy Affairs, Ministry of National Development

MVM Group tasks in ensuring Hungarian natural gas supply
Péter Csiba – Chairman of the Board, MVM Hungarian Electricity Ltd

Role and vision of National Utilities in the Hungarian energy markets
György Kóbor – Chairman and CEO, NKM National Utilities Ltd

Regulation trends and tasks in Europe and Hungary
Dr Péter Grabner – Vice President for Energy, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority

Hungarian natural gas transmission and European integration
Kristóf Terhes- CEO, FGSZ Natural Gas Transmission Ltd

Panel discussion
Moderator: Gergő Süveges

13:00             Lunch

14:30-17:30 Plenary Session II – Global Energy Policy Developments
Chairman: Miklós Panyi Dr – Head of Foreign Affairs Department, MVM Hungarian Electricity Ltd

Opening presentation
Miklós Panyi Dr – Head of Foreign Affairs Department, MVM Hungarian Electricity Ltd

Changes in US energy policy
Leslie Palti-Guzman – Director of Global Sales, The Rapidan Group

Natural gas supply actualities in the EU, Commission objectives
Kristóf Kovács – Head of Gas Team, European Commission

V4 status and cooperation potentials for improving regional natural gas supply
Pál Ságvári – Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Panel discussion
Moderator: Miklós Panyi Dr

19:30            Gala Dinner

 

 

 

November 8, 2017 (Wednesday)

9:00             INTRO

10:00          Integrated public utility modell – Information technology serving efficiency
                    Péter Belák – Business Development Director, DXC Technology  

10:20            Technical break

10:30-11:50 SESSION I – Natural gas pricing, price regulation
Chairman: Gábor Kurutz – Partner, Falkenburg Corporate Finance

Opening presentation
Gábor Kurutz – Partner, Falkenburg Corporate Finance

Wholesale price developments – IGU Wholesale Gas Price Report findings
Floris Merison – GasTerra, IGU Strategy Committee

Expected trends in regional market prices
 Péter Kaderják Dr – Research Centre Director, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research

Current issues of price regulation in Hungary
Mrs Zoltán Farkas – Head of Directorate, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority

11:50             Coffee Break

12:10-13:00 SESSION II – Current Issues Dominating Natural Gas Trade in Hungary – panel discussion
Moderator: Kaderják Péter Dr

  • László Fritsch – Chairman-CEO, Hungarian Gas Storage Ltd
  • Zoltán Gellényi – System Operation and Capacity Trade Director, FGSZ Natural Gas Transmission Ltd
  • Balázs Lehoczki – General Manager, E.ON Energiakereskedelmi Kft.
  • Gábor Soós – Chairman, Cooperation Forum of Natural Gas Distributors

10:30-12:50 SESSION III – Current technical issues in gas sector regulation
Chairman: Zoltán Csallóközi – Vice-Chairman, Hungarian Scientific Society of Energy Economics

Session summary
Zoltán Csallóközi – Vice-Chairman, Hungarian Scientific Society of Energy Economics

Technical and technological background of LNG production and transportation
Zsombor Szilágyi Dr – Gas Industry Expert, Hungarian Chamber of Engineers, Gas and Oil Industry Branch
István Szunyog Dr – Head of Department, Associate Professor, University of Miskolc

10 years for the security of gas supply
Ferenc Kerekes – President, Specialized Technical Committee for Gas Distribution; Consultant, NKM National Utilities Ltd

Coffee break

Distribution licensees’ practical experience in e-utilities system and e-design approvals
Gábor Berkes – Technical Director, ÉGÁZ-DÉGÁZ Natural Gas Distribution Ltd

Market conditions following the entry into force of EU regulations on space heaters and expected impact of regulations taking effect in 2018
Tamás Versits – Chairman, Association of Hungarian Gas Enterprises

European classification scheme for gas appliances based on the evacuation of combustion products, and contradicting Hungarian practice
László Blazsovszky – President, Specialized Technical Committee for Gas Industry

13:00           Closing the conference

13:10            Lunch