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 
  • Margarete SCHRAMBÖCK | Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs

OPENING SPEECH

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

KEYNOTE GREEN IT

  • 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
  • Vitalie IURCU | Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Moldova (tbc)
  • Sergiy SAVCHUK | Head of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (tbc)

Q & A

Moderator: Konrad ECKL | Sector Manager - Energy /Sustainability / Natural Resources | ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA

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:

  • Akbar ABBASOV | Deputy Executive Director of the State Fund for Development of Information Technologies 
  • Natia TURNAVA | Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia 
  • Guido SCHRATZER | CEO, 7reasons s.r.l. 
  • Stepan VESELOVSKYI | CEO, Lviv IT Cluster
  • Himmat Singh SANDHU | Digital Development Consultant of the World Bank

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.