Challenges and opportunities of EU - Ukraine gas market integration

How the neighbours can contribute?

30-31 of May, 2018 - Budapest, Novotel Budapest Centrum Hotel, Budapest, Hungary, Rákóczi út 43-45

3rd Central and South East Europe Energy Policy Forum

The aim of the Forum was to get a realistic mid-term outlook for the Ukrainian gas sector, to clarify future scenarios for gas transit through Ukraine and to better understand the likely benefits from a more fundamental gas market integration between Ukraine and its EU neighbours.


Keynote Session – The geopolitical context of the gas sector reforms in Ukraine

Session 1 – The upstream gas market in Ukraine

Session 2 – Structural changes in the Ukrainian transmission sector

Session 3 – The Ukrainian gas storage market

Session 4 – Wholesale market functioning

Session 5 – Regional gas market integration issues: how the neighbours could contribute?

Detailed agenda

The distinguished speakers of the event included:

  • Sandra Oudkirk, US State Department, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Policy
  • Milan Sedláček, Head of EU Affairs and Strategy, Eustream
  • Kristóf Terhes, CEO of FGSZ, the Hungarian TSO
  • Piotr Kus, Director, Gaz System
  • Roman Opimakh, Executive Director, Association of Gas Producers of Ukraine
  • Georg Zachmann, Senior Fellow at Bruegel and a member of the German Advisory Board in Ukraine
  • Dejan Ostojic, Lead Energy Specialist, The World Bank
  • Janez Kopac, Director, Energy Community Secretariat
  • Péter Kaderják, Director, REKK
  • Maciej Ciszewski, Team Leader, European Commission, DG Energy, Security of Supply
  • Simon Pirani, Visiting Senior Research Fellow Oxford Institute of Energy Studies

and many more key experts of the European gas market.

The Forum was opened by Mr. Levente Magyar, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary.

The venue of the event: the four star Novotel Budapest Centrum, Rákóczi út 43-45., 1088, Budapest

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Organized by

Corvinus University of Budapest

Event partners

Women in Energy
Budapest Energy Summit