Conference programme

Welcome to the 15th GIE Annual Conference in Prague – hosted by NET4GAS, the Czech transmission system operator.

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Welcome Coffee

GSE Executive Committee

Location: Klementinum

GLE Executive Committee / Plenary

Location: Petr + Hubert

ENTSOG General Assembly

Location: Helena

GSE Plenary

Location: Klementinum

Walking Lunch

GLE Gas Quality WG

Location: Petr + Hubert

ENTSOG General Assembly (continued)

Location: Helena

GSE Plenary

Location: Klementinum

GTE Plenary

Location: Helena

GLE Transparency WG

Location: Petr + Hubert

Coffee Break

GIE Board

Location: Klementinum

GIE Brexit SG Workshop

Location: Petr + Hubert

GIE Board Dinner

Location: Belvedere

GSE "Draught Beer Course" + Czech traditional dinner

Location: Malostranská beseda (meeting Lobby IC Prague at 18:30)

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Registration and Coffee

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GIE General Assembly

Location: Main Conference Room

Registration and Coffee

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Introductory speeches

Location: Main Conference Room

Welcome speech, by Jean-Marc Leroy, President, GIE

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Video + Welcome speech, by Andreas Rau, CEO, NET4GAS

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Keynote Address, by Jiří Havlíček, Minister of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic

Keynote Address, by Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee, Gazprom

Walking Lunch

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Session 1 : Clean Energy Package for All Citizens

Location: Main Conference Room

Chairman: Jean-Arnold Vinois, Honorary Director Internal Market, European Commission

Exploring how the Clean Energy Package will transform the Energy sector, focusing on the likely impact on the gas business

Are Renewables perceived more competitive on the market compared to Natural Gas?

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Methane Emissions in the gas sector - Quantifying the impact

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What will be the role of Renewable Gases after the adoption of the Clean Energy Package? (Biomethane / Hydrogen Energy Storage)

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ENTSOG's take on Gas Demand Scenarios for the European Clean Energy Future

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Q&A and Panel Discussion - Session 1

Inspiring Keynote Speech - Let's build our Energy Future Today

Location: Main Conference Room

Let's build our Energy Future today: it's time for a proactive approach

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Q&A and Panel Discussion - Inspiring Keynote Speech

Coffee break

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Session 2 : New Gas Market Design

Location: Main Conference Room

Chairman: Marcel Kramer, Energy and Infrastructure Consultant, President, Energy Delta Institute

EU gas market regulatory framework: current functioning and perspective on DG ENER Quo Vadis study

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How to implement the EU LNG and Storage strategy to fit into a revised gas market design?

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The external view: what model is necessary to make the EU gas market more attractive and competitive?

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Q&A and Panel Discussion - Session 2

Departure to the Evening Event : in front of Hotel Intercontintental

Arrival at the Convent of St. Agnes

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Welcome Speeches - Evening Event hosted by NET4GAS

Location: Convent of St. Agnes - Garden

Dinner & Networking in the Convent Gardens

Visit to the collections and exhibitions of St. Agnes

Concert of Cellist Jiří Bárta & Barocco Sempre Giovane orchestra

Concert of Jan Smigmator (jazz & swing tunes)

Final words and official end of the Evening Event

Registration and Coffee

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Introduction Speech

Location: Main Conference Room

The Future of Gas in Decarbonising European Energy Markets - the need for a new approach

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Session 3 : Energy Confrontations

Location: Main Conference Room

Chairman: Prof. Bruno Liebhaberg, Director General, CERRE

The importance of Power and Heat Generation

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Gas versus Electrification

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Gas Infrastructure Development versus Threat of Stranded Assets

Q&A and Panel Discussion - Session 3

Coffee break

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Session 4 : Disruption in the Energy Business

Location: Main Conference Room

Chairman: Julian Popov, Fellow, European Climate Foundation

The fast move of corporations towards 100% RES electricity supply (RE100)

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What are the opportunities for fossil fuels in achieving a low carbon economy? Global CCS prospects and beyond

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How renewables support the rest of the energy system and the wider economy?

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Q&A and Panel Discussion - Session 4

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Session 5 : GIE's Place in the Energy System Transformation

Location: Main Conference Room

Chairman: Wim Groenendijk, Director International Business Department, Gasunie and GIE Board Member

Let's build today our Energy Future

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Q&A - Introduction by Wim Groenendijk (GBSC)

Q&A and Panel Discussion - Session 5

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Closing Session

Location: Main Conference Room

Closing speech, by Jean-Marc Leroy, President, GIE

Video - Invitation to next GIE Annual Conference 2018 - hosted by Transgaz, national natural gas transmission system of Romania

Lunch

Post-Conference Pub Crawl by Courtesy of Innogy Gas Storage

Location: Meet us at the Intercontinental Hotel Lobby at 18:00