Agenda of 5 – 8 May 2015, Energy Charter, Brussels

Agenda of 5 – 8 May 2015, Energy Charter, Brussels

09:46 05 May in ACTUAL

Sixth Executive Training Programme for Young Professionals:
Visegrad+ session

Strengthening Energy Transition in Ukraine and Europe’s Eastern Neighbourhood:
Addressing the Region’s Challenges Through Good Governance Practices

Energy Charter Secretariat

56 Boulevard de la Woluwe

1200 Brussels

5 – 8 May 2015

DRAFT AGENDA

*Please note that participation of all speakers is subject to confirmation at this stage.

TUESDAY5 MAY 2015

 
15.00 – 18.00 Information session on the Energy Charter and its activities (optional)

Venue: Energy Charter Secretariat, Conference room
4th floor

Dr Marat Terterov
Training Programme Coordinator and Research Fellow, Energy Charter Secretariat Knowledge Centre, Brussels

Steivan Defilla
Director, Energy Charter Secretariat,Brussels

Dr Ernesto Bonafé
Expert, Trade, Energy Charter Secretariat, Brussels

Dr Alejandro Carballo
Legal Council, Energy Charter Secretariat, Brussels

Patrice Dreiski
Senior Expert for Expansion and Outreach, Energy Charter Secretariat, Brussels

 

WEDNESDAY 6MAY 2015

 
09.15 – 10.15 Arrival and Registration Venue: Energy Charter Secretariat, Conference room
4th floor
10.15 – 10.45 Programme OpeningWelcome remarks   Programme orientation briefing Mehmet Ögütcü
Energy Charter Special Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa

Dr Marat Terterov
Training Programme Coordinator and Research Fellow, Energy Charter Secretariat Knowledge Centre, Brussels

 
10.45 – 12.45 Knowledge Stream IKeynote presentation
Energy transition in Ukraine: domestic commitments, regional expectationsSession Chair With further interventions from
 Mikhayil Gonchar
Director, NOMOS Centre Think Tank, Kiev  Dr Marat Terterov
Research Fellow, Energy Charter Secretariat Knowledge Centre, Brussels 

TorstenWöllert
Senior Official on Energy Security, European Commission, Brussels

Emmanuel Haton
Head of Brussels Representation, BP

Mehmet Ögütcü
Energy Charter Special Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa

Prof Anatoly Zolotukhin
Counsellor, International Affairs. Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas

 

 

 Discussion points

§ 20 years of transition in Ukraine: what has been achieved from an energy policy perspective?

§ Is a critical approach to Ukraine’s energy market reform justified?

§ Achievements in gas market reform – how far are we from desired market outcomes in the gas sector?

§ And in electricity markets?

§ Working towards strengthening Ukraine’s energy markets in order to help EU energy security

§ Key steps required in reforming Ukraine’s energy markets: East vs West expectation management

§ Can Ukraine diversify its gas supply options and live without Russian gas ?

§ Assessing Kiev’s efforts in balancing energy policy interests between Brussels/Washington and Moscow

§ Expert advice to help Ukraine improve its investment climate in the energy sector

12.45 – 14.00 Lunch with participant-speaker networking Venue: Tri Logia Restaurant, Rue Voot 40 (next to the Energy Charter Secretariat)
14.00 – 16.00 Knowledge Stream IIKeynote presentation

Energy transition in Moldova and Georgia: domestic considerations, regional expectations 

Session Chair

 

With further interventions from

 Dr Dirk Buschle
Legal Counsel & Deputy Director, Energy Community Secretariat, ViennaMatt Secombe
Partner, International Arbitration Practice, White & Case, Paris Dr Nika Chitadze
Associate Director, German Marshall Centre Think Tank, Tbilisi Representation

Dr Jochen Penker
Administrative Board Member of ACER, Brussels

Prof Anatoly Zolotukhin
Counsellor, International Affairs. Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas

 

 

 

 Discussion points§ Assessing energy market reform and transition in Energy Community members and observer countries§ Key reforms and achievements in energy market reform: Moldova§ Key reform and achievements in energy market reform: Georgia§ Between reform and implementation: which policies are the more realistic for domestic energy transition cases

§ Is market liberalisation and deregulation the answer for transitional energy economies?

§ EU energy law after the Third Package: impact on governance and established security of supply dynamics in the Eastern Partnership countries

§ Stakeholder actions: new investment projects for the promotion of energy security in the Eastern Partnership counties

§ Will energy transition ever end?

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break/participant-speaker networking Venue: Energy Charter Secretariat, 4th floor
16.30 – 18.30 Group seminar:
Negotiation Game

Supervisory Board

Objective: The realisation of theGas Delivery Project

Mehmet Ögütcü
Energy Charter Special Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa

Murat Çolakoğlu
Partner, Energy, Utilities and Mining Industry Leader, PwC Turkey

Dr Ernesto Bonafé
Expert, Trade, Energy Charter Secretariat, Brussels

Kanat Botbaev
Expert, Transit, Energy Charter Secretariat, Brussels

§ Presentation of the context and key facts relating to the gas project (including the national energy strategies of the participating countries; international legislation and binding agreements; regional agreements and economic integration projects)§ Determining the negotiation teams of the countries involved, including the role of the Chairman

§ Team analysis of the national strategies and objectives of participating governments

§ Participating teams will represent diverse country perspectives having different energy supply chain positions

§ Procession of first negotiating session followed by a brief summary by the Chairman

18.30 Wrap up of Day One    
18.45 Departure of all speakers and participants from the Energy Charter Secretariat for the gala dinner Note: Courtesy transportation provided by the Energy Charter Secretariat
19.00 – 22.00 Gala dinner for all speakers and participants (with VIP speaker mystery guest) Note: hosted by the Energy Charter SecretariatVenue: Restaurant Eurostars Montgomery Hotel, Brussels

THURSDAY 7 MAY 2015

 
08.45 – 09.15 Arrival of participants to the European Parliament for security check Venue: The European Parliament, Entrance Altiero Spinelli (TBC)
10.00 – 12.00 Knowledge Stream III

Reformer case studies in the EU/V4 states/internal energy markets 

Session chair

 

With contributions from

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Dr Marat Terterov
Training Programme Coordinator and Research Fellow, Energy Charter Secretariat Knowledge Centre, Brussels 

Christian Cleutinx
former-Director General, EURATOM, Global Energy Associate, Brussels Energy Club

Anders Marvik
Head of Brussels Representation, Statoil

Mehmet Ögütcü
Energy Charter Special Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa

Alexander Antonyuk
Senior Energy Economist, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg

     Discussion points

§ What has been done right in Europe, what has been done well and what has been done less well?

§ V4 experience in following EU rules as a benchmark for Eastern Partnership countries

§ Ongoing energy transition inside the EU: what are the key outstanding issues?

§ Is there consensus that these issues are the ones that still need to be addressed?

§ Links between energy transition and security of supply: towards a wider consideration of energy security

§ Featuring the EU Energy Union as an instrument for applying transition in the Eastern Partnership countries

§ Are geopolitics and market volatility the ultimate spoilers?

§ How do energy efficiency strategies and climate change mitigation approaches come into the picture when it comes to energy governance?

§ Can reform and regulation of the Turkish gas and electricity markets provide a benchmark for the Eastern Partnership?

12.30 – 13.30 Networking Lunch Venue: EuropeanParliament, Salon du Restaurant des Députés  
14.00 – 18.00 Group seminar
Negotiation Game
Venue: The Energy Charter Secretariat, Conference room, 4th floor

Supervisory board

Model Negotiations second and final round   

Mehmet Ögütcü
Energy Charter Special Envoy for the Middle East and North Africa

Murat Çolakoğlu
Partner, Energy, Utilities and Mining Industry Leader, PwC Turkey

Dr Ernesto Bonafé
Expert, Trade, Energy Charter Secretariat, Brussels

Kanat Botbaev
Expert, Transit, Energy Charter Secretariat, Brussels

Continuation of model negotiations aimed at the realisation of the Gas Delivery Project§ Second negotiating session: Participants will now be required to continue yesterday’s negotiations in view of concluding the agreement. Based upon the Chairman’s summary, the delegations may consult their capitals for receiving new instructions. They will return to the negotiating table and be invited to argue their positions vis-à-vis the other countries. They will try to finalise the agreements during this session.
18.30 – 19.00 Travel to Beersel Leading to a team building dinner for all speakers and participantsNote: transportation provided by the Secretariat
19.00 – 22.30 Brewery tour & tasting with a team building dinner for all speakers and participants Note: hosted by the Energy Charter SecretariatVenue: Drei FonteinenBrewery, Hoogstraat 2 a, B-1650 Beersel

FRIDAY 8 MAY 2015

 
10.00 – 12.30 Feedback sessionVenue: Energy Charter Secretariat, 4th floor Conference room Feedback on the Group Seminar/Negotiation Game inclusive of experts and participants
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch with participant-speaker networking Venue: Tri Logia Restaurant, Rue Voot 40 (next to the Energy Charter Secretariat)
12.30 – 15.00 Knowledge Stream IVDeveloping a stable investment environment: what can the Energy Charter do?

Opening thoughts

Session Chair

 

With further contributions from

 

 

 

Robert Wheal
Partner, White & Case, LondonDr Matteo Barra
Expert for Investment, Energy Charter Secretariat, Brussels

Dr Ernesto Bonafé
Expert, Trade, Energy Charter Secretariat, Brussels

Steivan Defilla
Director, Energy Charter Secretariat, Brussels

Zafar Samadov,
Senior Expert Investment, Energy Charter Secretariat, Brussels

    Discussion points§ Do investment treaties ultimately help provide legal security for investments and help to attract FDI ?

§ Which countries succeed in attracting investment into their energy sectors, and why?

§ How to work with international organisations in order to develop FDI flows and win investor confidence

§ Which capacity building exercises help the most and why?

§ Do IFIs endorse investment protection instruments ?

§ Is there a link between fragmented energy governance, investment and investment risk?

§ Best practice and expert council for Eastern Partnership countries undergoing transition

15.00 – 17.00 Finale: Close of programme and farewell receptionVenue: The Energy Charter Secretariat, 4th floor Award of Energy Charter Secretariat Knowledge Centre Certificates of Excellence to all participants followed by cocktail reception at the Energy Charter Secretariat