2nd IENE Colloquium on The Geopolitics of Energy Transition


09:00 – 10:30 Introductory Session:

  Addresses by:

  • HE Mr. George Stathakis, Minister of Environment and Energy
  • Prof. Yannis Maniatis, MP, former Minister of Environment, Energy & Climate Change
  • Mr. Kostas Hatzidakis, MP, Vice President of Nea Dimokratia

10:30 – 12:00 Session I: Chair Mr. Christos Dimas, MoB of IENE and Chairman of the Institute’s Energy and Geopolitics Committee

Global and regional geopolitical developments and their impact on the energy sector

  • The global view
  • The regional aspect (SE Europe, East Mediterranean, The Caspian, Black Sea)
  • Overview of latest developments in policy and infrastructure

Speakers and Panelists

-Mr. John Roberts, Energy Security Specialist, Scotland, UK

-Dr. Costas Filis, Research Director, Institute of International Relations, Panteion University, Greece

-Dr Danila Bochkarev, Senior Fellow, Energy, EastWest Institute, Belgium

-Dr Nektaria Karakatsani, Member of the Board, Regulatory Energy Authority, Greece

-Prof. Ionut Purica, Executive Director, Advisory Center for Energy and Environment, Romanian Academy, Romania

12:15 – 13:30 Session II: Chair Mr. John Roberts, Energy Security Specialist, Scotland, UK

Oil and Gas latest and their Geopolitical Significance

  • Caspian region and Black Sea
  • East Mediterranean – Ionian/Adriatic

Speakers and Panelists

-Dr Gina Cohen, Consultant to the Natural Gas Industry, Israel

-Dr Yannis Bassias, CEO, Hellenic Hydrocarbon Resources Management (HHRM), Greece

-Dr Marika Karagianni, Caspian Energy Expert, University of Peloponnese, University of Thessaly, Greece

-Ms. Alexandra Sdoukou, MoB of HHRM and Advisor to the President of Nea Dimokratia

14:15 – 16:00 Session III: Chair Mr. Costis Stambolis, Executive Director, IENE

Electricity and Gas Interconnections, Energy Market Integration and Energy Security

  • The Expanded South Corridor
  • Electricity interconnections and electricity market integration
  • Power generation infrastructure and decarbonization
  • Renewables and their role in enhancing energy security

Speakers and Panelists

-Mr. Gökhan Yardım, Partner and Manager, ADG Anadolu Naturalgas Consultancy and Trade Ltd.

-Mr. Slavtcho Neykov, Chairman of the Board of Managers, Energy Management Institute

-Dr Ioannis Margaris, Executive Vice-Chairman BoD and Chief Technology, System Planning and Strategy Officer, IPTO

-Mr. Gerasimos Avlonitis, Advisor of Regulatory Affairs, DESFA

-Mr. Anastasios Tosios, Commercial Director, Attiki Natural Gas Distribution Company S.A. (EDA Attikis)

-Mr. Nikos Sofianos, MoB of IENE and Chairman of the Institute’s RES Committee

16:00 – 16:30 Session IV: Roundtable Discussion on Geopolitical Trends and Perspectives to be led by John Roberts