15-16th of April 2014 at Westin Hotel, Warsaw, XIXth edition of Energy Conference EuroPOWER was held. The event brought together full representation of the energy sector: CEOs and board members, directors of companies and fuel companies such as: power plants, CHPs, network companies or services providers for the industry.
The honorary patronage of the event were: the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of the Treasury and the Ministry of Environment. Strategic Partners of the Conference were: PKN ORLEN, PGE PolskaGrupaEnergetyczna, HAWE S.A., GMC Software Technology, ATOS IT Services, CUBE.ITG SA, Energiadla firm, Work Service, ENERGY2MARKET GMBH, 2GKOGENERACJA, EmiTel.
First discussion panel (Energy policy in EU and Poland) was chaired by drLeszekJuchniewicz and gathered: Maciej Bando (Energy Regulatory Office),Marek Woszczyk (PGE), MariuszZawisza (Polish Oil and Gas Company), JarosławZagórowski (JSW), CezarySzwed(PSE),Tomasz Dąbrowski(Ministry of Economy), DariuszMioduski (Radwan Investments).
Second discussion panel (Building a competitive electricity and gas markets in Poland) was chaired by drJanusz Steinhoff and gathered: ZbigniewBicki (EM&CA), DariuszBaran(Atos Poland), MieczysławBorowski(Office of Technical Inspection), CzesławBugaj(PKN ORLEN), Jean-Andre Barbosa (AREVA Poland), prof. Anna Fornalczyk (COMPER Fornalczyki Wspólnicy)
Selected speakers of the first day of the conference: Jerzy WitoldPietrewicz(Ministry of Economy), Piotr Szpakowski(PKN ORLEN), Martin Durčák (Unipetrola.s), WojciechCetnarski(The Polish Wind Energy Association), Jacek Szymczak (The Polish District Heating Chamber of Commerce), WłodzimierzKędziora(Dalkia Poland), MichałMachlejd (Dalkia Warsaw), WaldemarSzulc(PGE Górnictwoi EnergetykaKonwencjonalna).
First day of the conference ended with the Grand Gala of Power Industry Leaders. The inaugural speech was deliverd by drLeszekJuchniewicz
Power Industry Leaders 2013:
ENERGA Operator(Distributor 2013), TAURON Wytwarzanie(Producer 2013), Energiadla firm(Trader 2013), ORACLE Polska (Solutions Providerfor the sector2013), Fundacja PGE Energia z serca (CSR 2013), Krzysztof Zamasz – (Man of the year 2013). See photogallery
The second day of the conference was divided into 3 parallel thematic blocks:
- Opting for renewable energy sources – legal conditions, suport, social and enviromental impact, financing the development,with the participation of (among others): MaciejStryjecki (FNEZ), JanuszPilitowski (Ministry of Economy), WaldemarPawlak (MP), Marek Kossowski (The Polish Economic Chamber of Renewable Energy), prof. Krzysztof Żmijewski (Social Council for the Development of Low-Carbon Economy), Krzysztof Pietraszkiewicz (Polish Banking Association), ArkadiuszSekściński (The Polish Wind Energy Association), GrzegorzZieliński (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development).
- Transmission networks and distribiutions channels – are they SMART enough?, with the participation of (among others): dr hab. inż. Waldemar Skomudek (Opole University of Technology), Wojciech Lubczyński (PSE), dr Tomasz Kowalak,Tomasz Świetlicki (Ministry of Economy), Piotr Rutkowski (Orange Polska), Piotr Pichlak (ENERGA Operator), Szymon Kowalski (TAURON Polska Energia).
- With energy to the stock market – possibillities and barriers of financing power scetor’s companies with the participation of (among others): Daniel Wójtowicz(Danter), Maciej Bando (Energy Regulatory Office), PawełGraniewski (Warsaw Stock Exchange), dr WiesławRozłucki (Warsaw Stock Exchange), StanisławOkrasa (The Energy Market Agency), SławomirKrystek(Chamber of Commerce, Energy and Enviroment Protection), MirosławKachniewski (Securities Issuers Association ), JarosławDominiak (Association of Individual Investors), Olga Fasiecka (ENEA), prof. dr hab. Jerzy Gajdka (University of Łódź), Jakub Frejlich (PGE Polska Grupa Eneregtyczna).
Energy Conference EuroPower is an effective platform for dialogue on energy market development at various levels. During the event, participants discuss the most significant changes taking place on the market, analyze new trends and jointly seek the most effective business models.
We invite you also to the 20th anniversary edition of EuroPower, which will be held 18-19th November 2014.