6 December 2018 / Vienna, Austria

Agenda

The event agenda's time zone is CET.

Thu
6 Dec 2018
08:30 – 09:30
Zone C0 (Julius Raab Saal)
REGISTRATION
09:30 – 10:15
Zone C0 (Julius Raab Saal)
OPENING SESSION

WELCOME REMARKS

  • Jürgen ROTH | Vice President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber 
  • Michael ESTERL | Secretary General of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs 

OPENING SPEECH

  • Johannes HAHN | European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations

KEYNOTE - ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLES IN THE EAP: DEVELOPMENT AND OPPORTUNITIES

  • Paul Simons | Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA)
Opening session
10:15 – 10:30
Zone C0 (Julius Raab Saal)
COFFEE BREAK
10:30 – 11:45
Zone C0 (Julius Raab Saal)
ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY

The participants will have the opportunity to share information in the fields of energy efficiency, sustainability in energy use and renewable energy. The focus of this panel will be put on the integration of new technologies in the development of renewable energies. Which actions have already been taken, what are the current trends and which activities will be crucial in the future.

Discussion topics:

  • What are the current trends and the priorities in the EaP Member countries?
  • Are there visible results?
  • What are the key elements for developing more sustainable energy systems?
  • What policy measures are necessary to mobilize more effectively the private sector investments in energy efficiency?
  • What kinds of measures exist in the field of sustainable building and energy efficiency?
  • Which potentials can be seen in the field of waste to energy?
  • Integration of renewable power into functioning energy markets und challenges for grid infrastructures.
  • Enhance energy efficiency and improve the use of renewable energy.

Panelists:

  • Hayk HARUTYUNYAN | Chairman and CEO of the Energy Agency of Armenia
  • Esmira JAFAROVA | Adviser of the Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan
  • Uladzimir SHAUCHONAK | Deputy Head of the Unit for Technical-Scientific Policy and External Economic Relations at Department for Energy Efficiency of the State Standardization Committee of the Republic of Belarus
  • George CHIKOVANI | CEO of Georgian Energy Development Fund 
  • Calin NEGURA | Head of the Energy Policy Division of the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure 
  • Volodymyr BUCHYK | Director of Strategic Development Department, State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine
  • Sergiy MASLICHENKO | EBRD - Associate Director for Energy Efficiency and Climate Change

Q & A

Moderator: Gerd BOMMER | Commercial Counsellor at the Austrian Embassy | ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Bucharest

Panel I
11:45 – 12:00
Zone C0 (Julius Raab Saal)
COFFEE BREAK
12:00 – 13:15
Zone C0 (Julius Raab Saal)
IT AND DIGITAL MARKETS

Digitalization is transforming every aspect of our lives. In economic and business terms it is changing the status quo, creating new opportunities and opening up new markets. Digital technologies will have a significant impact on all areas of economic and political cooperation in the Eastern Partnership.

Presentations & panel discussion on the implementation, challenges and results in following priority areas:

  • Opportunities in the Digital Single Market
  • Broadband connectivity
  • Private sector investments

Panelists:


Q & A

Moderator: Matthias GRABNER | Sector Manager - Technology | ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA

Panel II
13:15 – 14:00
Zone C0 (Julius Raab Saal)
LUNCH
14:00 – 17:00
Zone C1 (Hall 3, 4 & 5)
B2B Matchmaking Meetings

Seize the opportunity to benefit from the Austrian and international network at this conference. With the “b2match” matchmaking tool you can book individual b2b meetings with national and international guests or with trade commissioners from ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA.

Matchmaking
17:00 – 18:00
Zone C1 (Octagon)
RECEPTION
The event agenda's time zone is CET.