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10:00 – 10:45


  • Franck Neel, President of FPPG’s Board of Directors
  • Sebastian Burduja, Minister of Energy, Romania
  • Ștefan-Radu Oprea, Minister of Economy, Romania
  • Marian Neacșu, Deputy Prime Minister, Romania
  • Moderator: Adrian Măniuțiu, EM360


10:45 – 11:50

PANEL #1: EU and national legislative challenges & opportunities for the Energy Sector

Sustainable climate change mitigation and resource scarcity have become a light motif in the drafting of both national and European legislation. This aspect triggers difficulties in adapting business models but, at the same time, offers multiple development platforms for the energy sector. We aim to take stock of the challenges and opportunities the applicable legislative framework poses.

  • Virgil Popescu, Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Ecological Balance, Chamber of Deputies
  • Keynote

  • Casian Nițulescu, State Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Romania
  • Cristian Bușoi, Member of the European Parliament
  • Dr. Tudor Constantinescu, Principal Adviser to the Director-General, European Commission, DG Energy
  • James Watson, Secretary General, Eurogas
  • Gergely Molnar, Energy Analyst Natural Gas, International Energy Agency
  • Bende Sándor, Chairman of the Committee on Industries and Services, Romanian Chamber of Deputies
  • Antal Istvan-Lorant, Chairman of the Committee on Energy, Energy Infrastructure & Mineral Resources, Romanian Senate
  • Radu Dudău, President EPG
  • Oana Ijdelea, Managing Partner IJDELEA & Associates
  • Moderator: Corneliu Bodea, Adrem CEO & CRE President


  • Gas Package
  • Security of Supply 2023-2024

11:50 – 12:05

Coffee Break

12:05 – 13:30

PANEL #2: The potential of natural gas production, its role in energy transition and future challenges

The regional dimension makes this “bridge fuel” so much more than a substitute for coal. Natural gas will be at the heart of the debates taking into consideration the fact that the energy services delivered by gas are difficult to replicate, especially in the context of the security of supply. Nevertheless, for the longer term, the industry also has the challenging task to explore the possibilities to further reduce the emissions-intensity of gas supply.

  • Christina Verchere, CEO, OMV Petrom
  • Răzvan Popescu, CEO, Romgaz
  • Ion Sterian, General Director, Transgaz
  • Mark Beacom, CEO, Black Sea Oil & Gas
  • Dmytro Lyppa, CEO, Ucrainian Gas TSO
  • Kostis Sifnaios, VP & Managing Director, Gastrade, Greece
  • Oğuzhan Oğuz, Head of External Relations and International Projects Department, Botaș, Türkiye
  • Myrzagaliev Magzum, Chairman of the Management Board of JSC NC KazMunayGas
  • Moderator: Claudia Patricolo, Editor in Chief, CEENERGYNEWS


  • Legislative changes
  • Security of Supply 2023-2024

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch Break

14:30 – 15:30

PANEL #3: Strategies and policies for energy transition in Romania – implementation challenges

Together with the regulators and the representatives of the hard to abate industries we will discuss the financial and physical implications of energy markets in transition as well as of transformation to a low-carbon economy. Economic, climate and energy policies must be closely correlated on our way to achieve low carbon green growth.

  • George Niculescu, President, The National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE)
  • Theodor Livinschi, Vice President, Association of Energy Consumer Companies in Romania (ACCER)
  • Alexandru Petrescu, President, ANRM
  • Robert Ciocioi, President, ACROPO
  • Raffel Volker, CEO, E.ON
  • Mirona Daia, Director, Industrial Policy and Financing for Industry Directorate, Ministry of Economy
  • Moderator: Sorin Elisei, Leading energy and sustainability practices, Director, Deloitte Romania


  • Improving dialogue between public and private sector
  • Regulatory alignment to accommodate new opportunities

15:30 – 16:30

PANEL #4: Emerging Technologies – The role of public-private partnership

Sustainable and inclusive energy transition is feasible. The bulk of the answers lie in new technologies. Innovations that support clean energy rely heavily on the industry`s capacity to encapsulate new ways of doing business, on the legislative framework, on social acceptance and on the overall dynamic between the public-private stakeholders which enables us to fully capitalize on them.

  • Zsuzsa Bereschi, Horvath & Partners – International expert on community engagement and partnership development
  • Dumitru Chisăliță, President, Intelligent Energy Association
  • Mircea Cârlan, European Funds Allocation, PNRR
  • Lucian Petrică Rusu, Deputy Secretary General, Government of Romania
  • Moderator: Gabriel Avăcăriței, Chief Editor, Energynomics


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