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2020 Energy Strategy Summit – New Investment Cycle

30 Jun 2020 @ 09:00 - 17:00

On June 30, Energynomics organizes the most important event of the summer for the Romanian energy industry: 2020 Energy Strategy Summit.

This year’s edition summons the most influential decision makers in Romanian energy industry in a ONLINE VIDEO CONFERENCE format, for an extensive analysis of the national, European and corporate strategies – after the previous five successful editions in 2019201820172016 and 2015.

2020 Energy Strategy Summit means over 20 speakers – senior officials from the Government and regulatory bodies, top managers from large companies, savvy representatives of professional associations, Romanian and foreign experts will have the opportunity to speak their minds in front of their peers.

Register to the 2020 Energy Strategy Summit! You will have the opportunity to send questions to the invited speakers and to get in touch with the other participants registered on the event page in the MyConnector platform!

2020 Energy Strategy Summit is organized by Energynomics with the support of our partners AON România, BCR, Hidroelectrica, MET România Energy, Nuclearelectrica, OMV Petrom, Romgaz, Transgaz, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Chimcomplex, Keep IT Mobile, OCNI, IBM, Google, Greencells, Siemens, ROPEPCA, Elecrica Serv, Transelectrica. 

Strategic partners: ACUE, AFEER, ARPEE, AIIR-FV, FPPG, PATRES, RBSTA, RWEA, AHK România, BRCC, AB Translatons and SIER-Tineret,

Media partners: Radio România Actualităţi, Agerpres, BusinessMark.

On June 30, the most influential decision makers in the Romanian energy industry will meet for the largest professional debate dedicated to the national, European and corporate strategy, with plenary sessions, and Keynote presentations.

The 6th edition of Energy Strategy Summit (June 30) will address the hottest topics in the Romanian and regional energy industry this year. There will be 4 thematic sessions for the leaders of thought in the most dynamic organizations to share their views on strategies for investment, strategies for technology, and strategies for cooperation. We will also take a competent look at the most prominent sectors of the moment: O&G – exploration, transport, processing, Renewables – O&M, prosuming, fair competition, and Smart Cities – energy efficiency, cogeneration.

We will continue to stimulate inter-institutional collaboration between Government, Parliament, local authorities, regulatory bodies and external partners. Just like in 201920182017, 2016 and 2015, Energynomics will provide the authorities with a comprehensive Report of this year’s edition of Energy Strategy Summit for the Government and the regulatory bodies to take them into consideration when drafting the national policies on energy.a



Tuesday, June 30 – ONLINE

08:30 – 09:00 REGISTRATION & TESTS

09:00 – 09:05 Opening speech from the organizers

09:05 – 09:20 Ministerial Address: Cristian Bădescu, special representative for energy security in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

09:20 – 09:35 KEYNOTE SPEECH – Zoltan Nagy-Bege, vice-president of the National Energy Regulatory Authority – ANRE

09:35 – 10:50 1st PANEL – Strategies for transition – Green and Healthy Business!

The European energy transition continues, supported both by declining prices due to maturing technologies, but also by the strong popular acceptance and by the largest financial institutions worldwide. The Commission pushes for the Green Deal and its financial arrangements to be part of the next EU budget. Based on national energy-climate plans, all individual approaches have to encapsulate the green values, if keen to secure their healthy development.

  • Corina Popescu, CEO Electrica
  • Bogdan Badea, Chairman of Directorate Hidroelectrica
  • Petre Stroe, CEO MET România Energy
  • Carlo Pignoloni, President of RWEA

10:50 – 11:15 NETWORKING BREAK for the participants registered to the event page in in the MyConnector platform

11:15 – 11:30 KEYNOTE SPEECH – Christina Verchere CEO OMV Petrom

11.30 – 12:45 2nd PANEL – Strategy for investment – Financing New Projects!

Significant amounts of money are promised for the energy transition through several European financial vehicles. National funds are also available through many support schemes run by the Environment Fund Administration. Romania has also clarified the legal framework for PPAs and inches towards putting in place a Contracts for Difference mechanism to support new projects. Is this enough for a new hope in large scale investments in the Romanian energy?

  • Robert Chircă, Deputy General Manager of Romgaz
  • Elisabeta Ghidiu, Director of Corporate Strategy and Management Department Transgaz
  • Teodor Chirica, member of the Board Nuclearelectrica
  • Stephen Birrell, President of ROPEPCA
  • Ramona Kurko, Head of Energy&Utilities, Corporate Banking BCR
  • Adrian Dumitriu, CFO Chimcomplex

Daniel Apostol, Director External Affairs FPPG – moderator

12:45 – 13:15 NETWORKING BREAK for the participants registered to the event page in in the MyConnector platform


13:15 – 13:45 Special nuclear panel organized in partnership with the Embassy of Canada to Romania – Together for the future of nuclear energy!

  • Teodor Chirica, member of the Board Nuclearelectrica
  • Ron Oberth, President and CEO of the Organisation of Canadian Nuclear Industries
  • Lucian Rusu, President of ROMATOM

13:45 – 14:00 NETWORKING BREAK for the participants registered to the event page in in the MyConnector platform

14:00 – 14:15 KEYNOTE SPEECH – Niculae Havrileț, state secretary in the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Business Environment

14:15 – 15:30 3rd PANEL – Strategy for technology – Digitalization & Automation!

More than ever, this year showed us technology is an essential part of our lives, and a prerequisite for the security of energy supply. Equipment, devices and software are available and well-tested. Thus, it is the high time to identify solutions for implementing them in our organizations, in conversations with the right experts, those who have answers to lack of manpower, or to cyber-attacks, or to environmental requirements, or to prevent downtime.

  • Dr. Sorin Cheran, Fellow, VP, Artificial Intelligence Strategy and Solution Group, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Thorsten Koch, Manager Sales Engineer –  Google Cloud EMEA/CEE
  • Franck Neel, President of FPPG
  • Michal Osladil, Energy & Utilities Leader for IBM CEE
  • Vicențiu Corbu, Managing Director Keep IT Mobile Development

15:30 – 16:00 NETWORKING BREAK for the participants registered to the event page in in the MyConnector platform


16:00 – 17:15 4th PANEL – Strategy for Cooperation – Regional Approach!

The Commission has launched a public consultation on the review of the EU rules on trans-European energy infrastructure. As the new markets rules for energy are spreading across Europe, more and more business cases depend on taking into consideration what is happening outside the national borders. This is more evident when looking at large power generation projects (nuclear or hydro storage, alike), but also in relation with complying to CO2 requirements and developing (regional) CCUS plans. Join a conversation on the future forms of cooperation for strengthening the national energy sector, at the same time in all the countries in the region!

  • Elena Popescu, Director in the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Business Environment
  • Masahiro Ogata, Managing Director of Kawasaki Gas Turbine Europe GmbH
  • Sebastian Metz, General Manager & Board Member, German- Romanian Chamber of Commerce (AHK Romania)
  • Petru Rușeț, CEO Siemens Energy România
  • George Vișan, Energy Markets Division Director, Transelectrica

Radu Dudău, co-founder and director EPG – moderator

17:15 – 17:30 NETWORKING BREAK for the participants registered to the event page in in the MyConnector platform

17:30 – 18:00 CLOSING REMARKS – Top Level 1 to 1 conversation moderated by Valeriu Binig (Enel România)

  • HE Richard L. Morningstar (Atlantic Council)
  • Niculae Havrileț, State Secretary in the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Business Environment


For details on sponsorship and partnerships opportunities, as well as on the benefits of supporting the 2020 Energy Strategy Summit, contact us office at energynomics.ro or by phone at 021 230 2022!

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