Energy Security in Central & Eastern Europe: New Challenges and Opportunities

June 7, 2017 - 8:45 am

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW
Washington, DC
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Energy Security in Central & Eastern Europe: New Challenges and Opportunities Conference
 
Please join the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center for a half-day conference on the implications of the changing global LNG market, progression of the European Energy Union concept, and priorities of the new administration in Washington, DC for Central and Eastern European energy security.  

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Registration and light breakfast

9:00 – 9:10 a.m. Welcome Remarks

Amb. Richard Morningstar (Ret.)
Founding Director and Chairman,
Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

David Koranyi
Director, Energy Diplomacy Initiative, 
Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council
 
9:10 – 10:10 a.m. A New Chapter in Transatlantic Energy Cooperation

H.E. Vaclav Bartuska
Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Czech Republic

Ján Kuderjavý
Director, Department of Economic Diplomacy,
Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

Slovak Republic

H.E. Piotr Naimski
Secretary of State in Chancellery of the Prime Minister,
Plenipotentiary of the Government for Strategic Energy Infrastructure
Republic of Poland 

Simonas Šatūnas
Deputy Minister of Energy
Republic of Lithuania

The Hon. Mary Warlick
Acting Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs
US Department of State

Moderated by:
Keith Johnson 
Deputy Managing Editor, News
Foreign Policy

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Defining the Energy Mix: Competitiveness, Environmental, and Technological Challenges

Anke Schmidt Felzmann
Researcher, Europe Programme 
The Swedish Institute of International Affairs

Moderated by:
TBD
 
11:15 – 11:25 a.m. Coffee break

11:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. Resilience of the Global Gas System – Medium- and Long-term Challenges and Implications for Central and Eastern Europe

Col. Gintaras Bagdonas
Director
NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence

H.E. Mihnea Constantinescu
Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Romania 

Robert Fee
Acting Head of External Affairs,
Chief of Staff to the CEO

Cheniere Energy

H.E. Pál Ságvári
Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

Hungary 

Piotr Woźniak
President of the Management Board,
PGNiG

Moderated by:
David Koranyi
Director, Energy Diplomacy Initiative,
Global Energy Center

Atlantic Council
 
12:40 – 1:40 p.m. Luncheon: Oil and Gas Import Dependence and Diversification

Bud Coote
Resident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

Amb. Daniel Fried (Ret.)
Distinguished Fellow,
Future Europe Initiative

Atlantic Council

Agata Łoskot-Strachota 
Senior Fellow, Energy Policy
Center for Eastern Studies (OSW)

Sara Vakhshouri
Nonresident Senior Fellow,
Global Energy Center

Atlantic Council

Moderated by:
Bina Hussein
Associate Director, Energy Diplomacy Initiative,
Global Energy Center

Atlantic Council


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