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2030 EU Energy Security, the Role of the Eastern Mediterranean Region

European Economic and Social Committee, 99 Rue Belliard, 1000, Brussels, Belgium

10 December 2014, 13:30 - 20:30

Wednesday, 10th December 2014 

13:30–14:30 Registration – Coffee Reception 

Welcome Speech:

Dr. GKANOUTAS-LEVENTIS Angelos, Vice Chairman, Greek Energy Forum


Keynote Address:

MALOSSE Henri, President, EESC


Panel 1: Discussing the prospects for regional cooperation  to  support 2030 European Energy Targets.

  • What is the status of the hydrocarbon industry in the East Mediterranean?
  • How can the East Mediterranean region support the EU energy strategy in its targets for security of supply?
  • Can the PCI projects promote economic and political stability in the region through cooperation in the energy sector?
Panel 1 Moderator: Dr. ANDRIOSOPOULOS Kostas, Director, Research Centre for Energy Management at ESCP Europe; Vice Chairman, DEPA S.A.

Panel 2: Understanding commercial challenges and opportunities in developing EU diversity of supply

  • What are the commercial opportunities in the East Mediterranean region
  • What are the commercial risks in developing large scale projects within the challenging geopolitical environment in the East Med?
  • What are the investment prospects of hydrocarbon infrastructure in the East Mediterranean?
Panel 2 Moderator: AYAT Karen , Partner and Contributor, Natural Gas Europe

Panel 3: Enhancing EU security of supply through strategic regional co-operation

  • To what extent can the East Mediterranean region assist in achieving EU targets on security of supply?
  • Can the energy industry drive the growth model of the East Mediterranean region?
  • How can the EU international organisations facilitate investments and fast track PCI projects, ensuring their materialisation?
Panel 3 Moderator: BUFFETAUT Stephane , chair of the European Economic and Social Committee's Section for Energy, Transport, Infrastructure and Information Society (TEN)
18:20–18:30 Conclusions: LAGAKOS Alexandros, Chairman, Greek Energy Forum
18:30–20:30 Cocktail Reception