BBSPA 19th Annual Conference

Venue: Marriott Hotel

Location: Vienna, Austria

Event Date/Time: Apr 17, 2013 End Date/Time: Apr 18, 2013
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Join us for the 19th edition of BBSPA Annual Conference to take place in Vienna, 17-18 April 2013, Marriott Hotel. The conference will bring together high-ranking professionals, policy makers and industry leaders to discuss the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry in Central and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea region, current trends, investment climate and growth potential in the regional oil and gas markets, the latest project developments, as well as regulations and competition rules in the broad industry of oil and gas.

Sessions The day-and-a-half conference features sessions on: • Upstream and Supply, including topics as SEE Upstream sector outlook, Deep water plays in the Black Sea, Unconventional gas developments in Hungary, Romania and Europe and Investment opportunities in Ukraine • Downstream Oil with updates on developments in the BBS region refining industry and Russian oil supplies • Downstream Gas. Infrastructure, Markets and Prices covering a great number of topics such as Georgian, Turkish and Croatian perspectives on Southern Gas Corridor, TAP, Nabucco, Opportunities for SEE emerging from new price signals and new infrastructure, Small-scale LNG opportunities for SEE and the Black Sea, Gas prices competitiveness and supply/demand dynamics, Role of gas hubs, Virtual trading and market coupling, Relation between gas interconnections and major supply routes, Regional storage and new infrastructure, Gas infrastructure utilization • Legal and Regulatory Session, concerning Recent developments in EU law and their implications for infrastructure projects, Competition law and cartel issues in gas supply, Contract arrangements development and practices in the EU, Regularity approaches for security and diversification of gas supplies, The role of regulators, Implementation of 3rd Energy Package, Gas market models and regimes, EU Energy Efficiency Directive and EU Energy and Climate Policy Confirmed participants Experience a variety of different perspectives tied in a lively discussion coming from industry leaders, such as:

APCO Worldwide, Argus Media, AXPO, BBSPA, BP, Bundesnetzagentur, Central European Gas Hub AG,  E.ON, EA Law, Energy Regulatory Authority of Greece, Eurogas, Gas Connect Austria, Gaz-System S.A.- Polish Gas Transmission Operator, Hogan Lovells, Ilia State University/ Georgia, JBC Energy, Ministry of National Development of Hungary, Nabucco Gas Pipeline International GmbH, Norton Rose, OMV Exploration and Production, Open Grid Europe, Pachiu & Associates Attorneys at Law, Petroleum Management Academy, Plinacro, Poyry Management Consulting, TAP, Ukrainian Legal Group, White Stream Consortium, Wood Mackenzie. Media Partner: Argus Media.

Registration Save up to Eur 200 if you register until the 28th of February. Eur 800 for BBSPA members (Early Bird 650 by Feb 28) Eur 1200 for non-members (Early Bird 1000 by Feb 28)   Group Discounts: - for three delegates from a company - 15% discount from the fee - for four delegates from a company - 20% discount from the fee. For more information on the event, please contact Ms. Aleksandra Vasileva, BBSPA: e-mail: ; tel: (00359 2) 986 06 85; fax (00359 2) 980 15 49 We are looking forward to meeting you at the Conference.


Parkring 12a, Vienna 1010

Conference Speakers


Ms. Heather Nicolson, Research Analyst, Wood Mackenzie, The Outlook for Central and Eastern Europe's Upstream Sector

Dr. Gabor Tari, Group Chief Scientist for Geology, OMV Exploration and Production, Deepwater Play Types of the Black Sea: an Overview

Mr. Andras Jenei, Advisor to the CEO, TXM Oil and Gas Exploration Ltd/Falcon Oil & Gas, Advisor to the Ministry of National Development of Hungary, Shale Gas in Europe

Dr. Irina Paliashvili, Managing Partner of RULG – Ukrainian Legal Group, Regulatory Upstream Update in Ukraine Mr. Laurentiu Pachiu, Managing Partner, Pachiu & Associates Attorneys at Law, Development of Regulatory & Legal Framework of Shale Gas Exploration & Production in Romania and Europe

Mr. Arsenije Dusanic, Energy Market Analyst, JBC Energy, Downstream Developments in the BBS Region

Prof. Eugene Khartukov, Center for Petroleum Business Studies, BBS Region in Russian Oil Supplies Dr. Giorgi Vashakmadze, Director, Corporate Development, White Stream Consortium, Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline And WS Across The Black Sea - Essential Components Of The Full-Scale Southern Gas Corridor

Dr. Liana Jervalidze, Research Fellow, the International School of The Caucasus Studies, Ilia State University, Energy policy priorities of new Georgian leadership

Ms. Zeynep Dereli, Managing Director, APCO Worldwide, Role of Turkey for Gas Transit and Supply  Mr. Christian Dolezal, Head of Corporate Communication and Public Affairs, Nabucco Gas Pipeline International GmbH, The Latest Developments of the Nabucco Pipeline Project Mr. Lutz Landwehr, Commercial Director, Trans Adriatic Pipeline, TAP’s Gas Supply Potential for the Balkans and Western Europe Mr. Andrew Morris, Director, General Manager, Bacton Agent Company Ltd c/o Pöyry Management Consulting, Small-scale LNG in SE Europe and the Black Sea region: Relevance and Prospects

Mr. Peter Arp, Vice President Sales Central/Eastern Europe, E.ON Ruhrgas AG, Gas Market and Prices Overview

Mr. Matthew Monteverde, Vice President – Generating Fuels, Argus Media, Regional gas prices and competitiveness of gas

Mr. Gottfried Steiner, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of the Central European Gas Hub AG, Central European Gas Hub – Gateway from East to West

Mr. Vladimir Djurovic, Head of Development Department, Plinacro, New Interconnections and Supply Routes

Mr. Balázs Lakatos, Sales, Marketing & General Affairs Manager, E.ON Földgáz Storage Zrt., Regional Storage Opportunities in the Light of the Recent Infrastructure Investment Decisions

Dr. Valentin Kunev, Manager, BBSPA, Introduction to the Utilization of Existing and Planned Gas Pipeline and Storage Capacities in the BBS Region

Ms. Ana Stanic, Principal, EA Law, Southern Gas Corridor: Recent Developments and Legal Implications

Mr. Christian Filippitsch, Partner, Norton Rose, Competition Law Development and Practices in the EU

Mr. Matthew Levitt, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Cartel Issues in Gas Supply and Contract Arrangements

Mr. Piotr Kuś, Director, Brussels Office, GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. Gas Transmission Operator

Dr. Nadia Horstmann, Head of Section International Coordination Energy, Bundesnetzagentur, Regulatory Approach in Terms of Security of Supply and the Role of the European Energy Agency  Dr. Katerina Sardi, Head of Energy Planning and International Affairs of the Energy Regulatory Authority of Greece, Regulatory Tools for Utilizing and Trading Virtual Reverse Capacity in the Balkans

Mr. Oliver Altenhoff, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Open Grid Europe

Mr. Gerhard Siegl, Sales Distribution, Gas Connect Austria, The New Austrian Market Model

Mr. Leif Christian Cropp, Head of Emerging Businesses, E.ON, Efficiency Directive - Impact and Opportunities for European Utility Companies

Mr. Ruud Wassen, EU Affairs Director, Eurogas, EU Energy and Climate Policy