19:04 23.02.2018

Unprecedented level of government participation and international investor involvement at the Ukrainian Energy Forum 2018

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Adam Smith Conferences 9th International Ukrainian Energy Forum will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel, Kiev on 27 February - 1 March 2018. This year’s Forum boasts an intensive 3-day programme with a very high level of government participation from Ukraine as well as contributions from senior European Union officials.


The Forum’s speaker faculty will be headed up by: Volodymyr Kistion, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine – the top Ukrainian government official responsible for the energy sector.

For the first time Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, Director, Internal Energy Market Directorate, Directorate General for Energy, European Commission, a senior EU official involved in the development of EU-Ukraine energy relationships, will present his views on the achievements of reform in the Ukrainian energy sector and prospects for larger-scale co-operation with and investment from the EU.

Top government officials, such as:

- Igor Nasalyk, Minister of Energy & Coal Industry, Ukraine

- Oleksandr Dombrovskiy, Acting Head of the Fuel & Energy Committee, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

- Ostap Semerak, Minister of Environment & Natural Resources, Ukraine

- Janez Kopač, Director, Energy Community Secretariat

- Hugues Mingarelli, EU Ambassador to Ukraine, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine

And others, will give reports on the latest developments in energy sector reform, new investment opportunities, and Ukrainian & EU government initiatives to support transparency, efficiency and innovation.

Top-level decision-makers from leading Ukrainian and international energy companies, such as Naftogaz Ukraine, UkrGasVydobuvannya, DTEK, Ukrnafta, Eustream, PGNiG, Ukrtransgaz, Arawak Energy, and Wärtsilä North America, Inc., among many others, will share their views on the business climate, prospects for new projects, technological requirements and investment opportunities.

DAY 1 of the Forum’s programme (27th February) will be dedicated to the strategic development of Ukraine’s energy market, Euro-integration, gas markets, and other strategic issues.

DAY 2 (28th February) will focus on boosting energy independence by developing domestic oil and gas production, increasing the Ukrainian oil & gas resources base, development of the local oilfield services market to attract new innovative technologies, and ways to restart downstream facilities.

Another major event spotlight is the Special Focus Day on the Electricity Sector in Ukraine (1st March 2018):

The day will be opened by Vice Prime Minister Kistion and Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, Director, Internal Energy Market Directorate, European Commission in a special session on EU-Ukraine energy co-operation.

An outstanding speaker line-up from Government, industry and international financial institutions, will discuss the most crucial issues for the continued development of this booming sector.

Electricity Day Speakers include:

- Olga Buslavets, General Director, Directorate for Energy Markets, Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry, Ukraine

- Maria Nizhnik, First Deputy Head, State Commissioner, Antitrust Committee of Ukraine

- Jussi Heikkinen, Senior Director, Market Development, Wärtsilä North America, Inc.

- Nebojsa Arsenijevic, EMENA Energy Lead, CAS - Energy & Resource Efficiency, IFC

- Sergiy Maslichenko, ‎Associate Director, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, EBRD

- Oleg Mistuque, Director, Kyiv Investment Agency

- Iñigo Arencibia, Energy Department Projects Directorate, European Investment Bank

And many more…

To see the full Forum agenda and list of speakers, please visit: www.ukrainianenergy.com

Join an audience of 350+ top level decision-makers at the 2018 event!

The 2018 Ukrainian Energy Forum has sparked an unprecedented level of interest.

Representatives will be attending from energy market leaders such as:

Vitol, SOCAR Energy, Ryder Scott Canada, Sumitomo Corporation EU, Axpo Trading AG, JKX Oil & Gas plc, NV Nederlandse Gasunie, Uniper Global Commodities SE, NBT AS, VNG – Verbundnetz Gas Atiengesellschaft, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe, Gunvor International, NAFTA a. s., Gas Trade Impex, Energy Financing Team (Switzerland), Barger Prekop s.r.o., Trailstone GmbH, Gas Vostok Trade, Kaolin EAD, AOT Energy Poland Sp., "Vilna Energia If", Linde Group, Tradition Financial Services Ltd., ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, Inkorgas, Trafigura Pte Ltd, MET Gas and Energy Marketing AG, OMV Gas Marketing & Trading GmbH, Right Power Energy Ukraine Ltd., Traxys, Lazard Freres, Eastern Edge, Powernext SAS, Gas Trade Impex, FINA ENERJI HOLDING AS, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, EDS Engineering, Fortum Power and Heat OY, Hungarian Gas Trade Ltd, and many more…

For more information about the event and how to register, please contact Irina Norris, Forum Director, at: Irina@adamsmithconferences.com


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