Conference Program

Conference Theme: “Energy in Eurasia: Economic Perspectives on Challenges,Risks and Opportunities”


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Thursday,October 12

 

2018 Eurasian Conference Planning Meeting (By Invitation)

2:00 - 3:00 pm  @ Hotel Dubrovnik

 

Croatia Association for Energy Economics (CAEE) Organizational Meeting (By Invitation)

4:00 - 5:00 pm  @ Hotel Dubrovnik

 

Registration

05:00 - 07:30 pm @ Foyer Room Ban Jelačić, 1st Floor Hotel Dubrovnik

 

Opening Reception

06:30 - 07:30 pm  @ Room Ban Jelačić, 1st Floor Hotel Dubrovnik

 

Post-Reception Social Gathering

07:30 – 09:30 pm @ Caffee History Club Zagreb

 

BEGIN THE CONFERENCE WITH NEW ACQUAINTANCES! After the Opening Reception, IAEE / CAEE / SAEE leaders and members will lead a group of conference participants to gather for drinks and food at a local pub. This will be a great opportunity to meet a number of conference attendees at the outset of the conference! Please note that all attendees will be responsible for paying for their own tab.


Friday, October 13

 

Registration

08:00 am - 05:30 pm @ Foyer, Faculty of E&B, University of Zagreb

 

Welcome

08:30 am - 08:45 am @ Dvorana 3, Faculty of E&B, University of Zagreb

 

Gürkan Kumbaroğlu, General Conference Chair

 

Jurica Pavičić, Vice Dean, Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb

 

Domagoj Validžić, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Environment & Energy, Republic of Croatia

 

Opening Plenary (Presidential Address and Keynote Remarks)

08:45 am - 09:30 am @ Dvorana 3, Faculty of E&B, University of Zagreb

 

Moderator: Gürkan Kumbaroğlu, Boğaziçi University and IAEE President 2016

 

Ricardo Raineri, Pontificia Univ Catolica de Chile, Former Minister of Energy Chile, IAEE President

 

Wim Groenendijk, President of Gas LNG Europe (GLE), Vice-President of Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE), Director International Business in Gasunie

 

Plenary Session 1: Geopolitical Impacts on the Energy Sector in Eurasia

09:30 am - 11:30 am @ Dvorana 3, Faculty of E&B, University of Zagreb

 

Eurasia, the world’s largest landmass, is prolifically endowed with conventional energy resources. It is also the developer and supplier of advanced energy technologies, at the cutting edge of developing new energy sources and uses ranging from renewable energy to thermonuclear to innovative ways of using traditional energy. Eurasia also witnesses the best and the worst of energy policies and international cooperation in energy. Unreformed national monopolies operate alongside private companies based elsewhere in the world. Some energy markets are restricted and uncompetitive, others open and transparent, yet others undergoing transition and reform. How is the lack of cohesion due to local conflicts and political issues impacting energy in Eurasia? Is it possible to find a balance in access to resources and access to markets? Is the granting of reasonable, predictable terms of access and having an equitable, transparent resource management policy the key to efficient energy in Eurasia? What are the opportunities that exist and should be supported in order to tap in the synergies of Eurasia’s energy?

 

Moderator:Ricardo Raineri , Pontificia Univ Catolica de Chile and President IAEE

 

Edward Chow, Senior fellow in the Energy and National Security Program at CSIS

 

Samuele Furfari, Adviser to the Deputy General Director of DG Energy at the European Commission, Professor at the Free University of Brussels.

 

Isabella Ruble, Energy Economist, Senior Research Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, DC.

 

Coffee Break

11:00 am -11:30 am 

@ Foyer Dvorana 51-54, Faculty of E&B, University of Zagreb

 

Concurrent Sessions

11:30 am – 01:00 pm  @ Dvorana 51-54, Faculty of E&B, University of Zagreb

 

CS1: Energy Security: Supply-Side and Demand-Side Views  @ Dvorana 51

Moderator: Zdeslav Matic, Leading Expert, LNG Croatia d.o.o.

 

CS2: Economics of New Energy Sources and Advanced Energy Technologies  @ Dvorana 53

Moderator: Jurica Šimurina, Professor of Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb

 

CS3: Energy Efficiency and New Uses of Gas and Electricity  @ Dvorana 54

Moderator: Josip Marohnić, Attorney at law , Marohnić, Tomek & Gjoić d.o.o.

 

CS4: Electricity Markets  @ Dvorana 52

Moderator: Vilayat Valiyev, Director at the Institute for Scientific Research on Economic Reforms (ISRER) at the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Founder of the “Azerbaijan Energy Engineering & Consulting”

 

Lunch

01:00 pm -02:00 pm  @ Foyer Dvorana 51-54, Faculty of E&B, University of Zagreb

 

Plenary Session 2:  Economics of Oil and Gas (Upstream, Midstream, Downstream)

02:00 pm – 03:30 pm  @ Dvorana 14, Faculty of E&B, University of Zagreb

 

Change is perennial in the oil and gas industry. The industry’s resource base and geography is always evolving. Oil and gas faces survival in recurring times of low prices and high cost. The industry is always dealing with shifting policies and attitudes, and change is there to stay. Is the petroleum industry capable of matching the pace of advancement of technologies in other energy sectors and stay competitive? Are policies helping or hurting the industry? Is the petroleum industry going to suffer segmentation because of the uneven patterns of change and their consequences for the industry’s subsectors? What are the real challenges to the petroleum industry of Eurasia and how can these challenges be met?

 

Moderator: Boyko Nitzov, EU's Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators

 

Mehmet Öğütçü Board member of Global Resources Partnership, UK, of Genel Energy plc, Sisecam Group plc and Saudi Crown Holding , Executive Chair of the Bosphorus Energy Club

 

Franc Žlahtič, President of the WEC MC in Slovenia

 

Vedran Špehar, Member of the Board of Plinacro

 

Ivana Ivančić, Executive director and Board member of Prvo plinarsko drustvo d.o.o.

 

Ronald D. Ripple, Mervin Bovaird Professor of Energy Business and Finance in the School of Energy Economics, Policy, and Commerce in the Collins College of Business at The University of Tulsa

 

Coffee Break

03:30 pm -04:00 pm @ Foyer Dvorana 51-54, Faculty of E&B, University of Zagreb

 

Concurrent Sessions

04:00 pm – 05:30 pm  @ Dvorana 51-54, Faculty of E&B, University of Zagreb

 

CS5: The Finance of Energy  @ Dvorana 51

Moderator:  Sarah Jezernik, President of the Slovenian Association for Energy Economics, Deputy General Manager of Plinovodi, the Slovenian gas Transmission System Operator

 

CS6: Regional Outlooks  @ Dvorana 53

Moderator: Boyko Nitzov, EU's Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators

 

CS7: Sector Outlooks  @ Dvorana 54

Moderator: Nevenka Hrovatin, Professor of Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana

 

Gala Reception

06:30 pm -08:00 pm @ The Palace Dverce

Saturday, October 14

 

Registration

09:00 am -12:00 am @ Foyer, Faculty of E&B, University of Zagreb

 

Closing Plenary Session 3: Renewables in Eurasia

9:30 am -11:00 am  @ Dvorana 14, Faculty of E&B, University of Zagreb

 

Driven by the notion of climate change, renewable energy is fast gaining hold in Eurasia. Leading developers of renewable energy technologies have a home in Eurasia. Policies are designed and implemented in many countries in Eurasia with a view of helping renewable energy gain a greater market share. And yet Eurasia is also the home of the largest producers and consumers of fossil energy, and the use of such energy in Eurasia is growing strong. What are the advantages of renewable energy in Eurasia that could help it increase its share? Is renewable energy competitive cost-wise to other energy and what technology advancements could be expected to further lower its cost? What barriers does renewable energy face? Are energy efficiency and renewable energy policy goals aligned? Is it possible to find synergies between renewable energy and fossil energy? What regulatory and policy challenges does renewable energy face in Eurasia?

 

Moderator: Yıldız Arıkan, Kemerburgaz University

 

Sarah Jezernik, President of the Slovenian Association for Energy Economics, Deputy General Manager of Plinovodi, the Slovenian gas Transmission System Operator

 

Julian Popov, Fellow of the European Climate Foundation, Chairman of the Building Performance Institute Europe and Former Minister of Environment of Bulgaria

 

Vilayat Valiyev, Director at the Institute for Scientific Research on Economic Reforms (ISRER) at the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Founder of the “Azerbaijan Energy Engineering & Consulting”

 

2019 European Conference Planning Meeting (By Invitation)

11:00 am -12:00 pm  @ Ovalna Dvorana, Faculty of E&B, University of Zagreb

 

 

 

 

 

 



Important Dates

Abstract Cut-off date:

Friday, June 30, 2017

Notification of Abstract Acceptance:

Friday, July 28, 2017

Full Paper & Registration Payment:

Thursday, August 31