11th-12th October 2018

The Intercontinental Hotel
Kyiv, Ukraine


The Program of the Forum will focus on discussions that will give the space for communication for the audience: questions, comments and suggestions. Therefore the quality of the conference also requires the informed and inquisitive participants.

This year's planned special panel "Biogas. Biomethane."




830-930 Registration  

(Moderator – Oleksandr Chalyi)

930-940 Greetings from the Organizing Committee     
940-950 Greetings from  the EU Delegation to Ukraine    Hugues Mingarelli, Head of EU Delegation to Ukraine
950-955 Video greetings from European Parliament Michal Boni, deputy of European Parliament,  EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee  substitute member
955-1000 Greetings from the World Bank Dejan Ostojic, Lead Energy Specialist, World Bank
1000-1005 Greetings from  the Energy Community Secretariat  Dirk Buschle, Deputy Director and Head of legal, Energy Community Secretariat
1005-1010   Preamble from the National Commission for State Regulation of Energy and Public Utilities        Oksana Kryvenko, Chairman of the National Commission for State Regulation of Energy and Public Utilities
1010-1025   Achievements and problems  Oleksandr Dombrovskyi, acting Chairman of Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety

Panel І: Geopolitics of energy after Stockholm 
(Moderator – Sergiy Korsunskyi)

1025-1035  1. Just a commercial matter? No way! Mirek Topolanek, Ex-Prime Minister of Czech Republic
1035-1045  2. US LNG exports, their impact on the natural gas supply balance in Eastern Europe Barry Worthington, Director of the  United States Energy Association (USA)
1045-1055  3. Energy geopolitics: does Ukraine have influence and power?    Sergiy Korsunskyi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Director of  the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine 
1055-1105  4. Motivation of the Russian gas policy  Mikhail Krutіkhin, partner, RusEnergy (Russia)
1105-1115  5. Ukraine vs Russian "flows", non-sectoral contexts Mykhailo Gonchar, President of the Centre for Global Studies «Strategy XXI» (Ukraine)
1115-1130 6. Video report Gas Geoeconomics in Europe: Using Strategic Investments to Promote Market Liberalization, Counterbalance Russian Revanchism, and Enhance European Energy Security Dr. Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, senior fellow at University of Pennsylvania's Kleinman Center for Energy Policy
1130-1140  DISCUSSION
1145-1215  COFFEE BREAK

Panel ІІ: General market issues 
(Moderator – Leonid Unigovskyi)

1220-1230  1. The economic foundation for the establishment of efficient natural gas market in Ukraine     Valeriy Geets, Director of the Institute of economics and forecasting (Ukraine)
1230-1240  2. The tendencies towards changes on the natural gas market of Ukraine.Regulator’s opinion. Tetyana Ryabukha, Director of the Department of regulation of relations in the oil and gas sector ; Kosyanchuk Oleksandr, deputy Director of the Department of regulation of relations in the oil and gas sector  NKREKP (Ukraine)
1240-1250  3. Daily balancing: influence on the development of the Ukrainian natural gas market and perspective for the creation of Eastern European gas hub   Andriy Myzovets, president of the Association of Ukrainian gas traders (Ukraine)
1250-1300  4. The transformation of  gas enterprises into the service companies      Oleg Nikonorov, Director of the Regional Gas Company (Ukraine)
1310-1320  5. The differences between daily and monthly gas balancing     Karina Füzesy, business analyst, IP Systems (Hungary)
1320-1330  6. The experience of European regulators in the opening of electricity and gas markets   Sergio Ascari, gas advisor, Florence school of regulation (Italy)(tbc)
1330-1340  7. The related EU experience and practices, including the role of consumers for making residential markets work      Dr. Johannes Baur, Deputy Head of Unit  at  European Commission (Germany)
1340-1350  8. Central European gas fundamentals – a short term winter outlook for Ukraine’s neighboring markets Aura Sabadus, editor, ICIS (Great Britain)
1350-1400  DISCUSSION
1405-1455  LUNCH

Panel ІІI: Competition to establish fair prices 
(Moderator – Jan Haizmann)

1500-1510  1. The benefits for Ukraine of adopting EU standards in contracts, tariff structures, units and timesteps  Jan Haizmann, Member of the Board, European Federation of Energy Traders (Belgium)
1510-1520  2. Regulated trading of energy products     Tymur Khromaev, Head of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission (Ukraine)
1520-1530  3. Roadmap to establishing a gas exchange, with clearing, in Ukraine     Erik Rakhou, Senior manager, Baringa Partners; alternate member of ACER Board of appeal (Great Britain)
1530-1540  4. Exchange trading of natural gas in Ukraine. Problems and perspectives   Oleksiy Dubovskiy, Head of stock department of the Ukrainian energy exchange (Ukraine)
1540-1550  5. Cooperation on energy security - development of infrastructure and common energy market. 
Energy Hub for Central and Eastern Europe
Hans E. Schweickardt, Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board Polenergia SA
1550-1600  DISCUSSION
1605-1630  COFFEE BREAK

Special Panel of Biogas and Biomethane 
(Moderator – Georgiy Geletukha)

1635-1645  1. Propositions regarding new legislature on biogas and biomethane
Georgiy Geletukha, Chairman of the Board, Bioenergy Association of Ukraine (Ukraine)
1645-1655  2. Biomethane in France: the business model and the stakes Yves Brullé,senior strategy analyst, GRTgaz (France)
1655-1705  3. Ukrainian biomethane to Europe - possibilities and challenges    
Attila Kovacs, member of the Board of the European Biogas Association (EBA) (Hungary)
1705-1715  DISCUSSION
1800  COCKTAIL sponsored by ICIS.



Organizing Committee reserves the right to make changes and amendments to this Program. 
We are grateful for your interest and  we invite you to attend the Fourth Ukrainian Gas Forum!

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