Southeast Europe’s role in EU energy security the focus at Brussels event

An energy roundtable briefing entitled “The Role of Europe’s Southeastern Periphery in EU Energy Security”, scheduled for May 26 in Brussels at the Hotel Sofitel, will bring together key policy makers, regulators, top market players, practitioners and academics to present unique insights and observations on all major topics in the current dynamic energy security field in southeast Europe.

Topics to be discussed include “Attracting Investment in the Upstream Sector”, “Bridging the Two Corridors: Major Infrastructure Projects connecting the Caspian and the Eastern Med via Greece”, and “Electricity Markets, Gas Penetration and Renewable Energy Sources”

The event’s extensive list of speakers invited includes: Corina Cretu, European Commissioner for Regional Policy; Panos Skourletis, Greece’s Environment and Energy Minister; Sami Andoura, Chairholder European Energy Policy Chair, College d’Europe, Brussels; Dinos Benroubi, Deputy CEO, Protergia SA; Stavros Goutsos, Deputy CEO, PPC, Greece’s Public Power Corporation; Anastasios Kallitsantsis, Chairman, Ellaktor SA, Panayiotis Kanellopoulos, CEO, M&M Gas SA; Theodoros Kitsakos, CEO, DEPA, Greece’s Public Gas Corporation; Constantine Levoyiannis, Head of Brussels Branch, Greek Energy Forum, Director at FTI Consulting; Fabio Marchetti, Vice President, ENI; Dimitris Papadimoulis, Member of the European Parliament; Julian Popov, Fellow, European Climate Foundation, former minister of Environment and Water, Bulgaria; Elio Ruggeri, Senior Vice President & Head for International Gas Projects, Edison & CEO, IGI Poseidon SA; Gerassimos Thomas, Deputy Director General, DG Energy, European Commission; Dr. Theodoros Tsakiris, Assistant Professor at the University of Nicosia and Coordinator of the Program “Geopolitics of Energy” at ELIAMEP; Guloren Turan, Government Affairs Manager, TAP; Niki Tzavela, former member of the European Parliament; and Konstantinos Xifaras, Managing Director, DESFA, Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator.