For 2 days over 30 speakers ensured a full house while presenting their speeches and giving insight in their field of expertise and their view on the developments in energy trading in the CSEE region. As the ambition of the European Commission is to complete the internal market by 2014 a lot of work still needs to be done.
Here is an overview of the issues that were presented and discussed:
- The Memorandum of Understanding for single price market coupling between Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Hungary on which further decisions will be taken later this month.
- The principles of CWE market coupling will be used as a basis The pros and cons for the possible introduction of a European Energy Wholesale Trading Passport license which is under consultation until 17 June
- Day one ended with an interesting discussion on future scenarios for the power markets and how the power exchanges could work together in the region
The gas trading session provided the conference delegates with an insight into the infrastructural issues in the region with regards to the current pipeline projects, gas storage, shale gas and an overview of the barriers for gas trading in the different countries in the CSEE region
- At the closing of the conference one of the founders of the Turkish traders association presented an interesting overview on the current developments in the Turkish market and gave an outlook for the opportunities in this market in the coming years.
Here is what just some of the attendees said about the conference:
"Well-organised – the perfect event to get updated and to look forward in the markets in the region"
Frank O. Brannvoll, Head of European Illiquid Power Markets(EIPM), Environmental Markets & FX , GDF SUEZ Trading, Belgium
"This conference is the best opportunity to get an update on recent market developments and future plans and to meet professionals from the major power trading companies"
Fabian Lorant, Power Trader, MOL plc, Hungary
"Thank you for organising such an excellent event in Prague! I was really impressed by such outstanding opportunities for networking and communication with colleagues from the energy trading business!"
Originator Energy, e&t ENERGIE HANDELS-GESELLSCHAFT, Austria
"Well organized, good speakers, hot issues on market coupling and flow based management"
Oton Korenc, Head of Long Term Trading - Foreign Markets, Holding Slovenska Elektrarne, Slovenia
Energy Trading Central & South Eastern Europe 2011 surpassed expectations not just in the conference but also with its ever growing regional exhibition. Larger than ever before, the exhibition provided an opportunity for delegates to connect with over 20 energy trading industry leaders including banks, exchanges, brokers and a range of solution providers.
The exhibition floor remained busy throughout the two full days, as participants and exhibitors alike used this opportunity to meet potential customers and partners and offered participants the opportunity to ask questions, test products and latest trading technologies.
ENERGY TRADERS' PARTY
The Energy Traders’ Party, was an unmissable evening to catch up with industry peers after a long day of work! This year's party was hosted by CEZ Group at an exclusive venue at the centre of Prague. Great atmosphere, excellent food and drinks and plenty of people to meet ... all the ingredients for a very enjoyable evening!
Almost 400 participants from 30 countries attended the conference and exhibition in Prague on 8-9 June 2011 including representatives from 84 international utility and trading companies. 52% of participants were trading professionals or senior representatives from Europe’s largest utilities.
The 18% increase in participant numbers proves once again that Energy Trading Central & South Eastern Europe 2011 is the meeting point for energy trading professionals in the CSEE region!
Thank you to all delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors that made the annual Energy Trading Central & South Eastern Europe 2011 conference and exhibition in the beautiful city of Prague such a great success!
We would like to extend our warmest appreciation to our Platinum Sponsor CEZ, Gold Sponsors Alpiq, APX-ENDEX, Silver Sponsors GDF SUEZ Trading, Power Exchange Central Europe, Bronze Sponsors BHF Bank, Pioneer Solutions, Vattenfall Energy Trading and Verbund
Energy Trading Central & South Eastern Europe 2011 was endorsed by EFET and ReedSmith.
With such a successful event this proves that Energy remains at the forefront of Europe’s policy agenda. We look forward to welcoming you again in 2012!