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Please see below the latest programme:

Venue: Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel (Elizabetes street 55, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia)

Monday, 7 October

19:00  High-level cocktail and dinner

With speeches from Ralfs Nemiro, Minister of Economics, Republic of Latvia and Philippe Sauquet, President of Eurogas


Tuesday, 8 October : Central and Eastern European Conference

08:30 Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:00 Opening speeches:

Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš, Prime Minister of Latvia

Stefaan Vergote, Adviser to the Director General, DG CLIMA, European Commission


Three expert panels will address the following topics:

Panel 1: The regional gas market

Sebastian Gröblinghoff, Vice Chairman of the Management Board, JSC Latvijas Gaze

Timo Partanen, Leading Specialist Gas Markets at Energiavirasto, Energy Authority Finland

Tom Främling, Project Director, Baltic Connector

Gediminas Vasauskas, CEO, UAB Achema Gas Trade

Moderator: James Watson, Secretary General, Eurogas


Panel 2: Storage & LNG – flexibility instruments

Zane Kotāne, CEO, Conexus Baltic Grid

Matthew Drinkwater, Senior Editor for power, gas and LNG, Argus Media

Dr Arūnas Molis, Director, Klaipėda LNG Terminal

Fred H. Hutchison, President & CEO, LNG Allies

Moderator: Gunnar Steck, Executive Advisor Wholesale, Eurogas


Coffee break


Panel 3: Future Role of Gas – regional considerations and regulatory issues

Janez Kopač, Director, Energy Community Secretariat

Evangelia Gazi, Senior Scientist of Gas Networks & Department of Wholesale Gas Market, Greek Regulatory Authority for Energy

Rolands Irklis, Chairman of the Council, Public Utilities Commission, Latvia and Vice-President, CEER

Andris Piebalgs, Florence School of Regulation, former EU commissioner for energy

Moderator: Andreas Guth, Policy Director, Eurogas


Concluding remarks:

Andris Piebalgs, Florence School of Regulation, former EU commissioner for energy


12:45 – 13:45 Lunch with Rick Perry, US Secretary of Energy


13:45 Visit of Inčukalns UGS, one of the EU’s largest underground gas storage facility