Conference Theme: “Energy in Eurasia: Economic Perspectives on Challenges,Risks and Opportunities”
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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
05:00 - 07:30 pm @ Foyer Room Ban Jelačić, 1st Floor Hotel Dubrovnik
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.
08:00 am - 05:30 pm @ Foyer, Faculty of E&B, University of Zagreb
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.
11:00 am -11:30 am
@ Foyer Dvorana 51-54, Faculty of E&B, University of Zagreb
Concurrent Sessions11:30 am – 01:00 pm @ Dvorana 51-54, Faculty of E&B, University of Zagreb
Moderator: Zdeslav Matic, Leading Expert, LNG Croatia d.o.o.
Moderator: Jurica Šimurina, Professor of Faculty of Economics, University of Zagreb
Moderator: Josip Marohnić, Attorney at law , Marohnić, Tomek & Gjoić d.o.o.
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”
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
03:30 pm -04:00 pm @ Foyer Dvorana 51-54, Faculty of E&B, University of Zagreb
04:00 pm – 05:30 pm @ Dvorana 51-54, Faculty of E&B, University of Zagreb
Moderator: Sarah Jezernik, President of the Slovenian Association for Energy Economics, Deputy General Manager of Plinovodi, the Slovenian gas Transmission System Operator
Moderator: Boyko Nitzov, EU's Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators
Moderator: Nevenka Hrovatin, Professor of Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana
Gala Reception06:30 pm -08:00 pm @ The Palace Dverce
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?
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