The Diplomat – Bucharest, the English language business magazine in Romania organizes on Tuesday September 30, 2014, starting 9:00 AM, at Crowne Plaza Hotel, the “Energy consumption decline – threat or opportunity?” exclusive conference.
Representatives of the Romanian Ministry of Economy and Energy Department and of the national energy regulatory bodies will meet key players in both electricity and gas business to share their views on the actual economy paradox: lower electricity and gas consumption in days of economic growth.
On this discussion the participants will search for clues, will share ideas and try to turn on the light over the interesting situation that energy business in Romania is facing these days.


• Breaking the link between economic growth and energy and gas consumption.
Was it ever there from the beginning?
• The impact of energy consumption decline. How is this affecting the energy sector, the investors and the energy producers.
• The situation of the Romanian gas market and the actual regional context. The economics scenarios that will get us safe towards the spring: are we going to use our own resources or the external ones?
• The gas liberalisation agenda and how will be influnced the households and companies by the price.
• The regional market opening impact
• Legislative changes and their print on the energy consumption


8.30 – 9.00: Registration

09:00 09:10 Official Opening

09:10 10:40 Open discussions
Moderator: Martin Zmelik, CEO CEZ Group in Romania
Confirmed Speakers:
Elena Popescu, General Director of the Energy and Environment Direction within the Ministry of Energy
Carmen Neagu, President CS, Transelectrica
Marian Cernat, Director ANRE
Lucian Palade, Consultant (see presentation)
Ion Lungu, President AFEER
Corneliu Bodea, Vicepresident Romanian Energy Center

10:40 10:50 Questions & Answers

10.50 – 11.10: Coffee break

11:10 12:40 Open discussions
Moderator: Valeriu Binig, Partner,Ernst& Young
Confirmed Speakers:
Virgil Musatescu, Professor, Doctor Engineer ,Technical University of Bucharest, Romania (see presentation)
Eric Stab, CEO GDF SUEZ Energy Romania.
Cristian Secosan, Member of the Board for Gas & Power, OMV Petrom (see presentation)
Silvia Vlasceanu, Executive Director, ACUE
Danut Nicolae, Public Affairs Director, McGuireWoods Romania

12:40 12:50 Questions & Answers

12:50 Networking lunch