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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 Natural Gas Trade Ltd

10:00        Welcome speech

László Fazekas, CEO, Hungarian Natural Gas Trade Ltd

10:10        Opening speech

Andrea Beatrix Kádár, DeputyStateSecretary for Energy Affairs, Ministry of National Development

10:20        MVM Group tasks in ensuring Hungarian natural gas supply

Péter Csiba, Chairman of the Board, MVM Hungarian Electricity Ltd

10:40        Role and vision of National Utilities in the Hungarian energy markets

György Kóbor Chairman and CEO, NKM National Utilities Ltd

11:00        Trends and tasks in Europe and Hungary

Dr Péter Grabner, Vice President for Energy, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority

11:20        Hungarian natural gas transmission and European integration

Kristóf Terhes, CEO, FGSZ Natural Gas Transmission Ltd

11:40        Panel discussion

Moderator: Gergő Süveges

13:00     Lunch

 

14:30–17:30        Plenary Session II – Global Energy Policy Developments, Impacts on Regional Natural Gas Supply

Chairman: Miklós Panyi Dr, Head of Foreign Affairs and Trade Department, MVM Hungarian Electricity Ltd

14:30        Opening presentation

Miklós Panyi Dr, Head of Foreign Affairs and Trade Department, MVM Hungarian Electricity Ltd

14:40        US energy policy changes

Leslie Palti-Guzman, Director of Global Sales, The Rapidan Group

15:10        Natural gas supply conditions in the EU, Commission objectives

Kristóf Kovács, Head of Gas Team, European Commission

15:40        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

16:10        Coffee break

16:30        Panel discussion

Moderator: Miklós Panyi Dr

19:30     Evening programme

8 November 2017 (Wednesday)

09:00-10:20         INTRO

09:00       GáborZacher Dr.

10:00        Integratedpublicutility modell – Informationtechnology serving efficiency

Péter Belák, Business DevelopmentDirector, DXC Technology

10:20        Technical break

10:30–11:50        SESSION I – Natural Gas Pricing, Price Regulation

Session Chairman: Gábor Kurutz, partner,FalkenburgCorporateFinance

10:20        Session summary

Gábor Kurutz, partner,FalkenburgCorporateFinance

10:30        Wholesale price developments – IGU Wholesale Gas Price Report findings

FlorisMerison, GasTerra, IGU StrategyCommittee

10:50        Expected trends in regional market prices

Péter KaderjákDr, Research Centre Director, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research

11:30        Currentissues of price regulation in Hungary

Mrs Zoltán Farkas, Head of Directorate, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority

11:50        Coffeebreak

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

Moderator: Kaderják Péter Dr.

  • László Fritsch,Chairman-CEO, HungarianGas Storage Ltd
  • Zoltán Gellényi, System Operation and Capacity Trade Director, FGSZ NaturalGasTransmissionLtd
  • 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

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

10:30        Session summary

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

10:50        Technical and technological background of LNG production and transportation

Dr Zsombor Szilágyi, gas industry expert, Hungarian Chamber of Engineers, Gas and Oil Industry Branch

Dr István Szunyog, Head of Department, Associate Professor, University of Miskolc

11:10        10 years for the security of gas supply

Ferenc Kerekes, President, Specialized Technical Committee for Gas Distribution; Consultant, NKM National Utilities Ltd

11:30        Coffeebreak

11:50        Distribution licensees’ practical experience in e-utilities system and e-design approvals

Gábor Berkes, Technical Director, ÉGÁZ-DÉGÁZ Natural Gas Distribution Ltd

12:10        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

12:30        European classification scheme for gas appliances based on the evacuation of combustion products, and contradicting Hungarian regulation

László Blazsovszky, President, Specialized Technical Committee for Gas Industry

13:00       Closing the conference

13:10        Lunch