31-05-2018 - Sofia (BG)

Conference on energy and infrastructure

Conference on energy and infrastructure


ELEC Bulgaria organises a special Conference on “Europe New Between the West and the East — Energy and Infrastructure for Growth”



10:30 – 10:45           Welcome by Bernard SNOY, President of ELEC International and Iliya Lingorski, President of ELEC Bulgaria

10:45 – 11:00           Address by Mrs. Elena SHEKERLETOVA, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bulgaria


11:00 – 11:15                       Investment climate in SEE

                                   Nedelcho NEDELCHEV, CEO FIBank


11:15 – 11:45                       Energy for Europe

                                   Keynote by Mrs. Megan RICHARDS, Director for Energy Policy, DG Energy, European Commission


11:45 – 13:00           Energy, Connectivity and Common Energy Market in the Black Sea, Balkan and the Danube region

                                Intro by Jacques André TROESCH, President of ARRI, France: Energy in Europe — the use of energy as an instrument in the geopolitics between Eastern and Western Europe

                                Delyan DOBREV MP, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee for Energy, Bulgaria (tbc)

                                Petyo IVANOV, CEO of Bulgarian Energy Holding (tbc)

                                Vasile IUGA, ELEC Romania

                                Cristian PIRVULESCU, Enovo Group, Romania

                                reflection and closing remarks by Mrs. Megan Richards, DG Energy

                                Moderator: Iliya LINGORSKI, President of ELEC Bulgaria


13:00 – 14:00           Lunch


14:00 – 15:30           Infrastructure and Convergence for the Common Market

                                Introduction by Stoyan MAVRODIEV, Chairman & CEO of the Bulgarian Development Bank:

                                  “Financing infrastructure, connectivity and development within and beyond the borders of EU

                                 Franz NAUSCHNIGG, ELEC Austria: The Austrian experience in financing large and strategic infrastructure projects

                                Dan DUNGACIU, President of the Black Sea University Foundation, Romania

                                Benoit Samanos, Head of Business Development for SUEZ SA in Italy, Central & Eastern Europe


                                Moderator: Vassil KARAIVANOV, Secretary General of ELEC Bulgaria


15:30 – 16:30           Tour of Vrana Palace


16:30 – 17:00           Transfer from Vrana Palace to Grand Hotel Sofia


18:30                        Meeting at the lobby of Grand Hotel Sofia


18:45 – 19:00            a walk to Residence Club, 18 Tsar Osvoboditel blvd,


19:00                         Reception and welcome drinks at Residence Club


19:30 – 21:30           Dinner hosted by the Bulgarian Section of ELEC on the occasion of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

                                Guest of honor:       H.M. King Simeon II, Prime Minister of Bulgaria 2001-2005




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