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Energy Strategy Summit 2023

07 Jun 2023 @ 14:00 - 08 Jun 2023 @ 17:00

On June 7th and 8th, in Bucharest, Energynomics organizes at I.C. Brătianu Hall, at the Palace of Parliament (2-4, Izvor Street, Bucharest) the most important event of the summer for the Romanian energy industry: the 2023 Energy Strategy Summit.

The 9th edition of the summit brings together the most influential decision-makers in the Romanian energy industry, for an extensive analysis of the national, European and corporate strategies – after the previous seven successful editions in 2022, 2021, 20202019201820172016 and 2015.

2023 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.


For the 9th year in a row, Energynomics is organizing the Energy Strategy Summit 2023, a unique concept event aimed at stimulating the exchange of ideas on the Romanian energy industry. This year’s edition is supported by our partners, among which ABB, ASTRASUN Solar, BCR, CEZ Romania, Eaton Electric, Electrica Furnizare, Electro Service RB, Elektra Renewable Support, EnergoBit, Enevo Group, E.ON, Finder, Huawei, MET România Energy, OMV Petrom, OX2 România, Phoenix Contact, Photomate, ProCredit Bank, REI Grup, Renomia Gallagher, Romgaz, Schneider Electric, Signify, Transelectrica, Taw Energy, Volt, WIKA, Wiren. With the support of  Alexandrion Group, Aqua Carpatica and Mobexpert.

Monitoring partner: Klarmedia

Communication partner: Creative Communication

Our fashion event of the summer promises to bring together a diverse audience, including representatives from relevant authorities, management of companies active in all sub-sectors of the energy industry, academia, professional associations, consultants, and members of the financial sector. The impressive lineup of investors in the renewables space, as well as service and technology providers, coupled with the strong presence of incumbents who are actively shaping the industry, creates an excellent forum for discussion and networking.


Wednesday, June 7

14:00 – 15:00 REGISTRATION

15:00 – 15:05 Opening remarks – Varinia Radu, founder & managing partner Energynomics

15:05 – 15:15 Official opening – Bende Șándor, President of the Industry and Services Committee in the Chamber of Deputies

15:15 – 15:25 Official opening – Dan Drăgan, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Energy

15:15 – 16:45 SESSION 1 – Ready for transformation

Themes European policies, from the Taxonomy to the CBAM * The Modernization Fund * Just transition * Energy poverty * Energy democracy – engaging the citizens in shaping energy policies and decision-making * Energy security * Education and work-force

  • Alexandra Bocșe, State Counsellor, Head of the Climate and Sustainability Department, Presidential Administration
  • Anna Akhalkatsi, Manager de țară al Băncii Mondiale pentru România și Ungaria
  • George Niculescu, President of the ANRE
  • Anca Dunca, Vice-President ACROPO
  • Bogdan Chirițoiu, President of the Competition Council

Varinia Radu, founder & managing partner Energynomics (moderator)

16:45 – 17:00 NETWORKING BREAK

17:00 – 18:25 SESSION 2 – New Horizons

Themes Energy transition & Decarbonization * Energy access and affordability * Digitalization and cybersecurity * Regulatory environment * Energy security and new energy sources * Energy efficiency * From social responsibility to ESG * Talent management

  • Christina Verchere, CEO OMV Petrom
  • Alexandru Chiriță, General Manager of Electrica SA
  • Ondrej Safar, Country Manager CEZ România
  • Claudia Griech, General Manager E.ON Energie România
  • Răzvan Popescu, CEO Romgaz

Corneliu Bodea, President of the Romanian Energy Center – CRE (moderator)


Thursday, June 8

09:00 – 10:00  REGISTRATION

10:00 – 10:05  Opening remarks – Gabriel Avăcăriței, chief editor Energynomics

10:05 – 10:15  Official opening – Antal Lorant, President of the Commission for Energy, Energy Infrastructure and Mineral Resources of the Romanian Senate

10:15 – 11:45   SESSION 1 – Strategies for energy transition

Themes Easy access to new energy resources • Development of new electricity and heat generation capacities • Heating – optimal solutions for large urban areas • Energy poverty – reducing the gaps • Incentives for responsible consumption • Power storage technologies • Energy efficiency

  • Ionuț Ciubotaru, Vice President for Business Development, OMV Petrom
  • Lăcrămioara Diaconu-Pinţea, Country Manager OX2 România
  • Adrian Paraschiv, Country Manager Photomate
  • Cristian Pîrvulescu, CEO Enevo Group
  • Răzvan Encică, Managing Director, Phoenix Contact România
  • Manuela Trisnevschi, Head of Energy & Utilities BCR

Gabriel Avăcăriței, chief editor Energynomics (moderator)


11:45 – 12:00  NETWORKING BREAK

12:00 – 12:15  KEYNOTE SPEAKERMihai Popescu, Product Manager Huawei

12.15 – 13:15  SESSION 2 – Strategies for low-carbon technologies

Themes Sustainable financing: adapting to the new criteria •  CfD support •  The NRRP opportunities • The promise of hydrogen – how far are concrete solutions • Offshore wind • Offshore and onshore natural gas potential • SMRs

  • Elena Popescu, Director General, Directorate General for Energy Policies and Green Deal in the Ministry of Energy
  • Ionuț Micu, Director General, Directorate of State Aid and European Funds in the Ministry of Energy
  • Liviu Gavrilă, RWEA vice president
  • Dan Ungureanu, Business Development Leader and M&A Practice Leader CEE & CIS at RENOMIA Gallagher
  • Mihaela Coroiu, Sustainable Energy Projects & Marketing Strategy Director, EnergoBit
  • Roxana Mircea, Managing Partner REI Grup

Panos Kefalas, Senior Associate – Southeastern European Power Markets, Aurora Energy Research (moderator)


13:15 – 14:00  LUNCH and NETWORKING

14:00 – 14:15  KEYNOTE SPEAKER

  • Sorin Balasko, Senior Vice President Eastern Europe, WIKA Group
  • Martin Kovarik, Senior Consultant IIoT, WIKA Group

14:15 – 15:15  SESSION 3 Digital energy strategies

Themes Digital solutions for data gathering and processing  • Digital twins – the option for preventive maintenance • Automatic communication and artificial intelligence • Big data set analysis (cloud solutions) • Cyber risks and security strategies • Means to facilitate access to advanced technologies

  • Lucian Enaru, CEO Schneider Electric
  • Constantin Ichimoaei, Executive Manager ABB România
  • Gabriel Tache, Country Sales Manager Eaton România
  • Răzvan Copoiu, CEO Signify SEE Europe
  • Dragoș Stănescu, CIO Syngenta

Andreea Ioniță, membră a CIO Council (moderator)


15:15 – 15:30  NETWORKING BREAK

15:30 – 15:45  KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Attila Keresztes, CEO ASTRASUN Solar

15:45 – 17:00  SESSION 4 – Strategies for accelerating renewables

Themes Renewable energies and the flexibility of the national energy system • How to maintain the interest of private investors • Presuming – development scenarios and potential impact • The role of distribution companies in stimulating renewables • Geothermal projects and heat pumps • The rush for electric batteries

  • Dan Fleșariu, CEO Wiren
  • Adrian Săcuiu, Managing Partner Volt
  • Elena Popescu, CEO Elektra Renewable Support
  • Sarah Vasani, Partner, Co-Head of International Arbitration CMS
  • Alexandra Floricică, Head of Green Energy ProCredit Bank Romania

Attila Keresztes, CEO ASTRASUN Solar (moderator)

17:00 – 17:15   CLOSING REMARKS – Radu Dudău, Co-founder and President of Energy Policy Group

On June 7th and 8th, 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.

We will continue to foster inter-institutional collaboration between Government, Parliament, local authorities, regulators and external partners. As we did in 2022, 2021, 20202019201820172016 and 2015, Energynomics will provide authorities with a comprehensive report of the 2022 Energy Strategy Summit for Government and regulators to consider in the development of national energy policies.

For details on sponsorship and partnership opportunities, as well as the benefits of getting involved in the Energy Strategy Summit 2023, contact us at office (at) energynomics.ro or call 021 2302 022!

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Alexandra Bocșe
State Counsellor, Head of Climate and Sustainability Department, Romanian Presidency

Bende Șándor
President of the Industry and Services Committee in the Chamber of Deputies

Antal Lorant
President of the Commission for Energy, Energy Infrastructure and Mineral Resources of the Romanian Senate

Dan Drăgan
Secretary of State in the Ministry of Energy

George Niculescu
the President of ANRE

Bogdan Chirițoiu
President of the Competition Council

Anca Dunca
Vicepresident of ACROPO


Gabriel Avăcăriței, Chief-editor Energynomics


Denisa Nicola 4 021 230 20 22 [email protected]