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ASPEN ENERGY SUMMIT 2019 Third edition Ploiesti, Prahova, October 16, 2019



Third edition

- Ploiesti, Prahova, October 16, 2019 -



09.00 – 10.00 Registration

10.00 – 11.00 Opening speeches:

                      Ciprian Ladunca, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Romania

                      Bogdan Toader, President, Prahova County Council

                      Adrian Florin Dobre, Mayor, City of Ploiesti (TBC)

                      Prof. Univ. Ing. Dr. Mihail Minescu, Vice – President for International relations, Oil –Gas University Ploiesti

                      Aurelian Gogulescu, President, Prahova Chamber of Commerce and Industries (TBC)


                      Ramona Manescu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Romania (TBC)

                      Radu Stefan Oprea, Minister for the Business Environment, Commerce and SMEs, Romania (TBC)

11.00 – 11.45 Panel I: The new role of energy in national/European economy

Continuing to build on Romania's profile as an important actor in the European and global arena represents a common goal for the public sphere, business and non- governmental / academic leaders in our country and a permanent mission for the Aspen  Institute Romania and our partners. Building on the priorities set by the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, this panel will address issues related to  projects and regulations for an integrated energy system in the digital era.

                     Carlo Pignoloni, CEO & Country Manager, Enel

                     Cristian Badescu, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Romania (TBC)

                     Bogdan Badea, General Director, Hidroelectrica

                     Moderator: Andrew Wrobel, Founding Partner, Strategy & Content, Emerging Europe

11.45 – 12.00 Coffee break

12.00 – 12.45 Panel II: Energy security in a complex region

Romania's energy resources, including gas, nuclear and water, have the potential to increase the prosperity of the country, as well as strengthen Europe's energy security. Energy security also represents an important pillar of the trans-atlantic partnership.  How can Romania use these resources for building a stronger economic dimenssion with  its European and American allies?

                        Corina Popescu, General Director, Electrica

                        Doina Vornicu, COO, CEZ Romania

                        Vasile Iuga, Member of the Board, Aspen Institute Romania

                        Moderator: Radu Tudor, Journalist and TV Anchor

12.45 - 13.00 Coffee break

13.00 – 13.45 Panel III: Improving the investment climate in the energy field

Transparency, predictability and stability – are these the main factors for building and  developing a more appealing investment climate in the energy field? How can Romania become a real energy hub in the region and in Europe?

                        Razvan Nicolescu, Central Europe Sector Leader on gas, oil & chemical, Deloitte

                        Mehmet Ogutcu, Founder and CEO, Global Resources Partnership

                        Marius Luican, CEO, Reveal Marketing Research

                        Cristian Parvulescu, CEO Enevo

                        Moderator: Denise Rifai, Journalist and TV Anchor (TBC)

13.45 – 14.00 Conclusions