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8 October 2018

12.45 – 18.00 – visit to the Baumgarten gas hub.

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

All speakers are confirmed.

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



Georg Dorfleutner, Managing Director, RAG Energy Storage, Austria

Petra Vargová Čakovská, SOS Poprad, Slovakia

Dirk Buschle, Deputy Director, Energy Community Secretariat

Dimitris Tzortzis, CEO, DEPA, Greece

Jan Vitovský, Strategy Manager, Net4Gas, Czech Republic



Margot Loudon, Retail Market Expert, 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

Thomas Fleckl, Member of the Board of the European Heat Pump Association (EHPA)/Austrian Institute of Technology



Jesse Scott, Deputy Secretary General, Eurogas


Concluding remarks

Jesse Scott, Deputy Secretary General, Eurogas

13.40 Lunch