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8 October 2018

13.00 – 18.00 – visit to Baumgarten.

19.00 – dinner for the conference participants (Le Méridien Vienna).


Please note that you have to register for both events on 8 October. For more information, please contact Kathleen Sinnott at


9 October 2018: Central and Eastern European Conference

The speakers are in the process of being invited. Confirmed speakers are marked with *.

08.30 Registration & coffee

Welcome speech

*Stefan Szyszkowitz, Board Member of Eurogas / Spokesman of the Executive Board, EVN


Keynote speeches

*Michael Losch, Director General for Energy, Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism, Austria


Q&A moderated by Jesse Scott, Deputy Secretary General, Eurogas


Panel 1: Well-functioning and innovative gas market

Introductory speaker and discussant

*Megan Richards, Director, DG ENER, European Commission



*Petra Vargová Čakovská, SOS Poprad, Slovakia

*Dirk Buschle, Deputy Director, Energy Community Secretariat

*Dimitris Tzortzis, CEO, DEPA, Greece

*Jan Vitovsky, Strategy Manager, Net4Gas, Czech Republic

Pola Naydenova, Executive Director, Dexia, Bulgaria



Beate Raabe, Secretary General, Eurogas

11.30 Coffee break

Panel 2: The decarbonisation of heat

Introductory speaker and discussant

*Julian Popov, Chair of the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) / Fellow of the European Climate Foundation



*Federica Sabbati, Secretary General, European Heating Industry Association (EHI)

*Michael Woltran, Vice President Gas Innovation & Advocacy, OMV Gas & Power

*Sebastian Gröblinghoff, Vice-Chairman of the Management Board, Latvijas Gāze

Tomislav Jureković, President of the Board of Commissioners, Croatian Energy Regulatory Agency (HERA)



Jesse Scott, Deputy Secretary General, Eurogas


Concluding remarks

Beate Raabe, Secretary General, Eurogas

13.40 Lunch