6th Energy Forum (2011)
Sopot 28-30 November 2011


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The 6th Energy Forum in Sopot is officially closed. Over 300 participants came to Poland from over 20 European and Asian countries to discuss issues connected with energy.


Plenary session: EU 20/20/20 Package. Are We Getting Closer to Creating Cleaner and Energy Sufficient Europe?.From the left: Stephen Tindale, Senior Associate Fellow, Centre for European Reform, United Kingdom; Rodion Bajureanu, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment, Republic of Moldova; Colin Imrie, Director, Energy and International Low Carbon Department, Ministry for Environment and Climate Change, United Kingdom; Jan Pravda, CEO, Carbon Warehouse, Czech Republic; Mihaela Carstei, Associate Director for the Energy and Environment Program, Atlantic Council, USA.

6th Energy Forum. Discussion Panel – "Smart Grid – Innovations for Prosperity". From the left: Anibal T. De Almeida, Director, ISR – The Institute of Systems and Robotics; University of Coimbra, Portugal, Miroslaw Bielinski, CEO, Grupa ENERGA, Poland, Anders Larsen, Assistant Professor, Roskilde University, Denmark, Bartosz Wojszczyk, GE Energy – Global Director, Smart Grid Solutions, GE Energy, USA, Jaroslav Zlabek, President, Schneider Electric Poland, Tomasz Wolanowski, Power Products and Power Systems Division Commercial Director, ABB, Poland


The  Energy Forum (Prague 2006, 2007; Budapest 2008, 2009; Sopot 2010, 2011) creates a platform where ideas, practices and new solutions are shared among relevant politicians, business executives and the non-governmental activists. The Energy Forum aims to sketch possible future developments in the energy sector globally, in the European Union and in the Central Eastern European region. Moreover, it seeks to identify options for Central and Eastern European decision-makers to influence energy developments through a positive impact of cooperation.

One of the priorities of Polish EU Presidency is to propagate energy solidarity between European countries. Sopot, situated next to historical city of Gdansk, is a perfect venue to discuss this particular question.

Draft Programme:

November 28

  • 18:00 – 18:15 Report by Schneider Electric
  • 18:15 – 19:30 Smart Grid – Innovations for Prosperity

November 29

  • 9:00 – 10:30
    EU 20/20/20 Package. Are we Getting Closer to Creating Cleaner and Energy-Sufficient Europe?
  • 10:45 – 12:15 
    Strategies of the Renewable Energy Development in Central and Eastern Europe
  • 10:45 – 12:15 
    Privatization in the Energy Sector – in Search of the Best Models
  • 12:30 – 14:00 
    Eurasian Hydrocarbon Transport Corridor: Diversification Strategies
  • 12:30– 14:00
    Integration of the European Electricity Market: How to Bridge the Infrastructure Gap?
  • 15:15 – 16:30
    Shale Gas: Between Business and Politics
  • 15:15 – 16:30
    Electric Cars: Reality or Wishful Thinking?
  • 16:45 – 18:15
    Energy-Effective Cities – Sustainable Regional Development Model
  • 16:45 – 18:15
    Investment Potential at the Central European Energy Market

November 30

  • 9:00 – 10:30
    Roadmap and Energiekonzepte – Towards an Integrated Market or a Return of National Energy Policies?
  • 11:00 – 11:15
    Business Leader Presentation by Westinghouse Electric Company
  • 11:15 – 12:30
    Future of the Nuclear Power in Europe
  • 12:45 – 13:00
    Report by Carbon Warehouse
  • 13:00 – 14:15
    EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and the Coal Based Economies – in Search of the Best Solutions
  • 13:00-14:15
    China On Global Energy Market

Institute for Eastern Studies and its Partners

Over 200 delegates from the EU, the CEE region, Russia, South Caucasus, Central Asia and the USA: politicians, experts, businessmen, journalists

Conference venue:
Sheraton Hotel Sopot, Conference Center & Spa

Hotel Haffner, 59 Haffner St., 81-715 Sopot, www.hotelhaffner.pl
Sheraton Hotel Sopot, 10 Powstańców Warszawy St., 81-718 Sopot, www.sheraton.pl/sopot/ 


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