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Welcome and introduction (10:00 – 10:40)

10:00 - 10:10

Franck Neel, President of FPPG’s Board of Directors

  • Welcome
  • Organisational remarks
  • Explain the rules of the conference
  • Introductory speech (goals, vision, etc.)

10:10 - 10:20

Virgil-Daniel Popescu, Minister of Energy, Romania


  • Domestic gas production outlook
  • Regional cooperation

10:20 - 10:30

Nicolae Ciucă, Prime Minister, Romania


  • Romania and the Black Sea
  • 2030 and 2050 plans

10:30 - 10:40

Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director - General, European Commission, DG Energy


  • Versailles objectives
  • REPowerEU Plan
  • Future role of gas
  • The Black Sea Region’s role

Opening Speeches (10:40 – 11:30)

10:40 - 10:50

François-Régis Mouton, Regional Director Europe, IOGP

Opening/Introductory speech

10:50 - 11:00

MEP Cristian Bușoi (EPP, RO)


Axel Scheuer, Head of Energy & Climate Policy, IOGP Europe

Presentation of key outcomes of the Rystad Energy study “Natural gas for Europe: options to rebalance the market by 2027”.

Axel Ghanimi, Senior Consultant, EMERTON

Benchmark of European measures to protect gas & power consumers and recommendations for Romania.

Panel 1 – How will the new EU energy security architecture look like? (11:30 – 12:30)


Dan Drăgan, State Secretary, Minister of Energy

Roxana Caliminte, Deputy Secretary General, GIE

Carolina Novac, Energy advisor to the Moldovan PM

Eric Stab, Chairman & CEO, ENGIE România

Volker Raffel, CEO, E.ON România

Axel Scheuer, Head of Energy & Climate Policy, IOGP Europe

Panel topics:

  • Where can Europe source its natural gas?
  • Existing pipeline links and future projects
  • South-Eastern European LNG projects
  • Black Sea LNG terminal

Moderator: Corneliu Bodea, Adrem CEO & CRE President

Lunch (12:30 – 13:30)

Panel 2 – Which are the missing links in the EU’s gas infrastructure? (13:30 – 14:30)

Boyana Achovski, Secretary General, GIE

Louis Watine, Development Director, ENTSOG System

Sotirios Bravos, Commercial Services Division Director, Desfa

Mykola Kolisnyk, Deputy Energy Minister, Ukraine

Teodora Georgieva, Executive Officer and Board Member, ICGB AD

Gregor Weinzettel, Gas Expert, Energy Community Secretariat

Panel topics:

  • TEN-E Infrastructure categories to ensure consistency with the climate neutrality objectives of the Green Deal priorities
  • Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) financial assistance
  • PCI implementation
  • Cross-border gas infrastructure needs
  • Reverse flows
  • Gas storage
  • Re-stream study

Moderator: Axel Scheuer, Head of Energy & Climate Policy, IOGP Europe

Panel 3 – Is Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) back on the EU agenda? (14:30 – 15:30)

Andreea Mitiriță, Partner, PwC Romania

Will Webster, Energy Policy Manager at Offshore Energies UK

Florina Sora, Head of CO2 Storage Office

Alastair Hamilton, Partner & CCS European Leader, McKinsey & Company / Thorsten Schleyer, Partner McKinsey & Company

Panel topics:

  • CCS deployment in Romania paper
  • The EU vision on CCS
  • Presentation of the Northern Lights Project
  • The need for a European Strategy for Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) with a form and level of ambition similar to the Hydrogen Strategy
  • Role of CSS in decarbonizing hard-to-abate industries (Steel, Cement, Chemicals) Importance of CCS
    in meeting 2050 net zero ambitions

Moderator: Radu Dudău, Director, EPG

Coffee break (15:30 – 16:00)

Panel 4 – Is an economic crisis avoidable in times of energy crunch? Is the Romanian regulatory framework fit for purpose? (16:00 – 17:00)

Antal Istvan-Lorant, Chairman of the Committee on Energy, Energy Infrastructure and Mineral Resources, Romanian Senate

Radu Oprea, Senator

Zoltan Nagy-Bege, Vice President, The National Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE)

Theodor Livinschi, Vice President, ACCER

Cristian Popa, Member of the Board, National Bank of Romania

Lăcrămioara Diaconu-Pințea, CEO, CE Oltenia

Panel topics:

  • Steps in improving the dialogue between public and private sector
  • The role of industry associations in providing expertise
  • Shared responsibilities for overcoming crises

Moderator: Silvia Vlăsceanu, Executive Director, HENRO



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