Slovakia and Central Europe towards a low carbon future
The conference is scheduled to take place on May 27 - 28, 2019 in Hotel pod Lipou in beautiful surroundings of Little Carpathians – recreational area Harmónia near the town of Modra, Slovakia.
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In order to benefit from gas not just in terms of its calorific value and price but also other customer services, it is necessary to develop a competitive and market-based business environment. According to the Chairman of the Association of Energy Suppliers, domestic gas market has great potential for improvement in this area. Slovakia may take inspiration from neighbouring markets in Czechia, Austria or Germany. Michal Hudec will discuss the state of Slovak retail market at the Gas Market 2019 conference. You may find more information about the programme, speakers and registration fees HERE. Who is Michal Hudec? Since 2016, he is the Chairman of the Association of Energy Suppliers. He is also the CEO of Energy Analytics and co-founder of the specialised web portal energia.sk, where he acted as publisher since its founding in July 2010 until 2017. Between 2011 and 2013, he held the position of national contact point for research and development projects in scope of the 7th EU framework programme (FP7) in the area of energy. Between 2011 and 2016 he served as supervisory board member for R&D oriented tech company GA Drilling. In 2012, he completed the International Visitor Leadership Programme in the US, where he focused on American foreign policy and energy security. The programme is organized by the US Department of State and the US Ambassador decides the nomination for the given country. Michal Hudec also occasionally lectures at university as visiting lecturer.
Air quality is one of the priorities of the official environmental strategy of Slovakia. According to Peter Kučera from Slovenský plynárenský priemysel (SPP), natural gas as a source of electricity, heating for households and also as an alternative fuel in transport may have positive impact on meeting the goals of Envirostrategy 2030 - document for guiding Slovakia's environmental policy. With the development of future technologies, gas may become an important partner of the renewable energy sources, and help also in the form of biogas, biomethane and hydrogen. Mass Market Sales Director at SPP Peter Kučera will be one of the speakers at the Gas Market 2019 conference during its second day. You may find more information about the programme, speakers and registration fees HERE. Peter Kučera has graduated from the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague. He has worked at NAFTA a.s. since 2006. Between 2010 and 2018 he held the position of Director of Sales & Marketing Section. Since 2018 he acts as Mass Market Sales Director at Slovenský plynárenský priemysel, a.s. He is responsible for sales of electricity and gas to more than 1.3 million customers of SPP.
Conference GAS MARKET 2019 will be held under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic. Peter Žiga, Minister of Economy of the Slovak Republic, acknowledged in the letter that conference creates space for a meeting of energy experts. Furthermore, he considers low carbon future, which is the crucial topic of this year's edition of the conference, to be one of the key topics of today. Minister has also appreciated positive experience with the organization of the event so far. The representative of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic at the Gas Market 2019 will be Ján Petrovič. Director of the Energy Department will be one of the speakers on the first day at the panel titled Conditions and prospects of natural gas in Europe and Slovakia. You may find more information about the programme, speakers and registration fees HERE.
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