7 September 2018
SOUTHEAST EUROPE ENERGY FORUM | International Event
MET Hotel in Thessaloniki, Greece
Friday, September 7, 2018

The American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the Hellenic Association for Energy Economics, is holding the SOUTHEAST EUROPE ENERGY FORUM on Friday, September 7, 2018 at the MET Hotel in Thessaloniki, Greece.

SOUTHEAST EUROPE ENERGY FORUM

The Forum will be held the day before the official opening of 2018 Thessaloniki International Fair, where the United States will be the honored country and therefore an expanded governmental and business delegation from the United States is expected.

It is a fact that both geopolitical and market developments over the last years highlighted SE Europe countries as important players of EU’s energy strategy. By adding to the picture available RES and their perspectives, the promising hydrocarbon industry and energy security considerations for the future, then the importance of formulating a SE Europe regional energy strategy is more than evident today.

The Southeast Europe Energy Forum will bring together key policy makers, regulators, top market players, financiers, academics and experts to present and discuss unique insights and observations on up-to-date topics in the dynamic energy field in Greece and the wider region.

Greek Minister of Environment & Energy George Stathakis as well as US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt have already confirmed their participation as Forum keynote speakers. We have also extended invitations to address the Forum to Minister of Energy of the Republic of Bulgaria Temenuzhka Petkova, Minister of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources of the State of Israel Yuval Steinitz, and Minister of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Antic.

Among the topics to be presented and discussed are:

  • Geostrategic & geopolitical considerations regarding energy in SE Europe
  • The importance of developing an energy master plan for the region of SE Europe
  • The future of natural gas in SE Europe – Interconnections, terminals & LNG
  • The pivotal role of the oil industry in shaping SE Europe’s economies | Reserves & drillings
  • Renewable energy strategies for sustainable development
  • Smart grids: The electric energy system for the decades to come
  • Regional alliances and co-operations

During the conference diverse thoughts, ideas and best practices will be presented on how Greece and neighboring countries can best take advantage of their geographical positions and exploit available energy resources to secure a more reliable, self-sufficient and environmental sustainable energy supply which is crucial for economic and social development in SE Europe.