12th-13th October

The Intercontinental Hotel
Kyiv, Ukraine


The Program of the Forum aims to engage the attention for dialog and ample time is set aside for panel discussions, giving the audience to field their questions and comments. Therefore the quality of the conference also requires an informed and inquisitive participants.
We wanted to make sure the Forum would attract not only CXOs, traders ministers, but also middle- and back-office professionals, procurement officers, and industry analysts (this is why our pricing scheme is designed to accommodate a range of budgets, with discounts both for groups and for early registration). 
The speakers were selected to represent a balance of incumbents and challengers, commercial and governmental actors, Ukrainians and internationals. 
This diversity will make for a more stimulating interactions, both through panel discussions, and in private talks over the coffee breaks, lunch, or a cocktail at the rooftop bar of the Intercontinental Hotel.

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Time  Topic Speakers
900 - 945     Registration  

Part I – Taking stock of the past year & Looking to the future

Opening remarks

945 - 950 Introduction Leonid Unigovskyi / NGBI
Oleksandr Chalyi / Grant Thornton Ukraine
950 - 1000 Pronouncement of the Appeal of Prime-Minister of Ukraine Mr. Volodymyr Groysman to the gas community Igor Nasalyk / Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine
1000 - 1015 The role of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine in the development of the natural gas market Igor Nasalyk / Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine
1015 - 1030 Working towards a comprehensive reform of the Ukrainian gas sector Hugues Mingarelli / Ambassador of European Union to Ukraine, Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine
Key reports*
1030 - 1040 Natural Gas Market of Ukraine: what has been done and what has to be done? - view of experts

Oleksandr Chalyi / Grant Thornton Ukraine
Leonid Unigovskyi / NGBI

1040 - 1210 October 2015 - October 2016: the results of the implementation of the Law of Ukraine "On the natural gas market" - view of practitioners

Vitaliy Radchenko / CMS Cameron McKenna
Yaroslav Mudryy / Energy Resources of Ukraine (ERU)
Ihor Prokopiv / UkrTransGaz Oleksandr Prytyka / Regional Gas Company (RGC) 
Willem Coppoolse / Engie 
Mariya Yakovleva / Gas Market Liberalization Members Union
Philip Vorobyov / JKX Oil&Gas
Roman Opimakh / Association of Gas Producers of Ukraine (AGPU)
Oleh Prokhorenko / UkrGazVydobuvannya
Alastair McBain /
Arawak Energy International

1210 - 1225 COFFEE BREAK  

Part II – Focus on the Gas Market Law

moderated by Inna Novak​

Key reports
1225 - 1240 Energy reforms in Ukraine: the chances used and lost opportunities Oleksandr Dombrovskyi / Verkhovna Rada Committee
1240 - 1255 The natural gas market of Ukraine: summary and perspectives – the regulator’s views Dmytro Vovk / Head of the NERC
1255 - 1345 Round table: how the new laws and regulations are working? The views of the parties Olexandr Malynovsky / Grant Thornton Ukraine
Tetyana Ryabukha / NERC
Elizaveta Badanova / NaftoGaz
Oleksandr Prytyka / RGC 
Nataliya Boyko / National Council of Reforms
Olena Pavlenko / DIXI Group
a The implementation of European gas market principles in Ukrainian practice
b New Exploration & Production licensing rules (the secondary market for licenses, electronic licenses and cadastre)
c Monopoly and competition
d The problems of gas distribution networks (GDN)
e Yuzivska shale gas deposit. Breach of rules?
1345 - 1445 LUNCH  

Part III – The gas market, as seen from the outside. Transit problems  

moderated by Michael Grossmann

Key reports
1445 - 1500 Ukrainian transit. View from Russia Mikhail Krutikhin / RusEnergy
1500 –1515 The prospects of Ukraine as a gas transit country: a flow model analysis Simon Schulte / EWI Köln
1515 - 1530 Ukraine’s prospects as a transit country and the country’s integration in regional gas transportation schemes Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega / IEA
1530 - 1620 Round table: Ukrainian gas market at the crossroads of the EU and Eurasia Olga Belkova / Verkhovna Rada Committee 
Didier Magne / Trailstone
Mikhail Krutikhin / RusEnergy
Piotr Szlagowski / PGNIG
Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega / IEA
Peter Tóth / Eustream 
a The prospects of the southern gas corridor to Europe and Ukraine’s potential part in it
b Geopolitics of gas transportation infrastructure
c Ukraine as a market and as a transit country: the view from Moscow and Brussels
d The effect of the Security of Supply Directive on European gas TSOs. Recommendations for Ukraine
1620 - 1635 COFFEE BREAK  

Part IV – Supply and demand. Organization of the market

moderated by Jan Haizmann

Key reports
1635 - 1650 The essential conditions for building a wholesale market: does Ukraine meet these conditions? Jan Haizmann / EFET - EU Liaison Office
1650 - 1705 The prospects for increasing Ukraine’s gas production: the roles of state-owned UkrGazVydobuvanniya and of independent producers

Oleksandr Vovk / Association of Gas Producers of Ukraine

1705 - 1720 Opening of the gas market: new entries and eligibility of customers Andrius Simkus / Energy Community Secretariat
1720–1735 Roadmap to success: What does the Ukrainian natural gas market need to become competitive? Márton Sipos, Kornél A. Balogh / IP Systems
1735 - 1830 Round table: the development of a competitive gas market. Practical aspects Vitaliy Radchenko /
CMS Cameron McKenna
Roman Storozhev / Association "Subsoil Users of Ukraine"
Andriy Myzovets / Association of  Gas Traders of Ukraine
Yevgen Todorov / UkrTransGaz
Andrew Favorov / ERU
Yaroslav Mudryy / ERU
a New legislative initiatives
b Financial guarantees, insurance stock
c Import and own production: How to ensure competition?
d Gas supplies to protected customers. Is supply competition possible?
e Daily balancing. Prospects for implementation

* Reports of the Part I up to 10 min.

** Reports of other parts - 10 min, answering the questions - 5 min.

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