Key figures drawn to Energy Commodities Conference

The fourth edition of the Energy Commodities Conference, an event established not only as a leading business meeting point regarding the Greek Energy Exchange, but also as one of the most ambitious and innovative events in the wider region, was recently successfully held at the GazArte venue in Athens, organizers announced in a statement.

Foreign markets were represented by exceptional professionals who attended the conference either as speakers or as participants.

At this year’s call there was an impressive response from companies and executives linked to the Energy Market, as well as from significant industrial energy consumers.

More than 180 executives had a first-rate opportunity to become acquainted with the latest developments, reflect on steps to be taken in the future, spend time in professional networking and share their own experiences with others.

The key points of the conference were: A presentation by LAGIE (Electricity Market Operator) representative Christoforos Zoumas, whose aim was to offer clarity on elusive information concerning the establishment and operation of the new Hellenic Energy Exchange under the joint venture of LAGIE and ATHEXGroup; a presentation by European Energy Exchange (EEX) representative Alexandros Papageorgiou, who analyzed the action plan and product development relating to the Greek market; a presentation by IPTO (power grid operator) representative Iraklis Skoteinos, who elaborated on the new Balancing Markets under the newly-formed regime of Hellenic Energy Exchange; a presentation by the Heron Group of Companies representative Costas Baslis, who examined the current status of the integration of thermoelectric units in the Day-Ahead Scheduling (DAS) as well as the lack of hedging products; presentations of business experts, who provided valuable insight into advancements in the energy markets of Germany, Italy, Hungary, Croatia, Albania and Bulgaria; as well as two interactive workshops, which provided attendees with an opportunity to interact with the ECC clearing mechanisms as well as acquire information on Italian market price drivers.