The Program of the Forum will focus on discussions that will give the space for communication for the audience: questions, comments and suggestions. Therefore the quality of the conference also requires the informed and inquisitive participants.


(approval pending)   

(the list of speakers is not final)

Day 1: Wednesday, 9th October, 2019
08:00 – 09:00 Registration and welcoming coffee
09:15 – 09:25 Greetings from the Organizing Committee:
Leonid Unigovskyi, Expert Council on the Development of the Gas Industry and the Natural Gas Market 
Оleksandr Dombrovskyi, Expert Council on the Development of the Gas Industry and the Natural Gas Market
Оleksandr Chalyi, Grant Thornton Ukraine, LLC
Michael Grossmann, Tumblweed Partners
09:25 – 09:50 Greetings from the Honorable guests of the event Моderator: Оleksandr Dombrovskyi (from 09:15 – till 10:45)
Anka Feldhusen, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ukraine
Marek Šafin, Ambassador of Slovak Republic in Ukraine
Bartosz Cichocki, Ambassador of Poland republic in Ukraine
Roman Vashchuk, Ambassador of Canada in Ukraine
09:50 – 10:00 Greetings from Oksana Kryvenko, Head of NEURC
10:00 – 10:10  Greetings from Pawel Lont, EFET
10:15 – 10:40 Presentation of the  negotiated unbundling model of GTS Operator of Ukraine Oleksiy OrzhelMinister of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine Аndriy Kobolyev, CEO of Naftogaz of Ukraine
10:40 – 10:55 General discussion with the audience
11:00 – 12:00 Panel 1. Transit of natural gas. Gas Transportation System and Gas Distribution System of Ukraine. In anticipation of 2020. Моderator: Оleksandr Kharchenko, director of the Energy Industry Research Centre
Topics: Ukraine's strategy on transit negotiations, satisfaction of Ukraine’s own needs in natural gas under the various  scenarios of transit negotiations
Key report: Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, Deputy Director-General responsible for the coordination of energy policy, the Energy Union and external policy in Directorate-General "Energy"
Reports and discussion: Oleksiy Orzhel,  Minister of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine
Pál Ságvári, Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security of Hungary
Аndriy Kobolyev, CEO of Naftogaz of Ukraine
Janez Kopač, Director  of Energy Community Secretariat
Оleh Nykonorov, Director of Regional Gas Company
12:00 -12:15  General discussion with the audience
12:20 – 13:20 Lunch
13:25 – 15:05 Panel  2. Energy independence: gas production increase and reduction of gas consumption Moderator: Vitaliy Radchenko, СMS Cameron McKenna LLC
Topics: Ukraines drive to self-sufficiency, is it possible? New government policy in the field of energy and energy efficiency. PSA tenders and concessions auctions, dormant licenses.
Reports and discussion: Andriy Favorov, Naftogaz of Ukraine  
Igor Shchurov, DTEK Oil&Gas
Viktor Gladun, JV Poltava Petroleum Company
Vitaliy Shcherbenko, Federation of Employers of the Oil and Gas Industry
Alastair McBain, Arawak Energy
Vadym Bodaiev, Ukrainian Energy
Georg Zachmann, BRUEGEL
Armen Khachaturyan, Yaroslav Petrov, Asters LF
Nataliya Katser-Buchkovska, Ukrainian Institute for the Future
15:05 – 15:15 General discussion with the audience
15:20 – 15:45 Break time
15:50 – 17:20  Panel 3. Involvement of investments and innovations into gas production sector Моderator: Anatolii Kyryliuk, Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce
Тopics: How to involve money and technologies into the Ukrainian gas production sector? Leaders in drilling and competition between  domestic and foreign drilling companies
Кey reports: Yuliya Kovaliv, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine
  Roman Opimakh, Association of Gas Producers of Ukraine
Reports and discussion: Оleksandr Romaniuk, Ukrgazvydobuvannya
  Igor Stephanishyn, Ukrburservis
  Blaine Saathoff,  Aspect Energy
  Laurel Arsene Akono, Vicky Stanley, Schlumberger
  Chris Dolan, DLA Piper US
  Petter Nore, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
17:20 – 17:30 General discussion with the audience
17:35 – 17:55 Break time
18:00 – 19:20 Panel 4. EU – UA gas market integration Mоderator: Serhiy Korsunskyi, Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine
Тopics: Interconnectors, Operators cooperation, changes on the European gas markets
Key reports: Аura Sabadus, ICIS
  Volodymyr Omelchenko, Razumkov Centre
Reports and discussion:  Milan Sedláček, Eustream
  Walter Boltz, MGU
  Sergiy Makohon, GTS Operator of Ukraine
  Simon Schulte, EWI
  Hans Schweickardt, POLENERGIA
  Iweta Opolska, PKN Orlen
19:20 -19:30 General discussion with the audience
20:00 Cocktail. The Sponsor of Cocktail - ICIS
Day 2: Thursday, 10th October 2019
08:30 – 08:45 Welcoming coffee
09:00 – 09:15 Report «Natural gas market of Ukraine: real achievements and new challenges. Lawmaker’s contribution» Аndriy Gerus, Head of the Committee on Energy, Housing and Utilities in Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Моderator: Аndriy Myzovets, Association «Gas traders of Ukraine» (from 09:00  - till 10:50)
09:20 – 10:30 Panel 5. Domestic gas market, 4 years after  the adoption of the Law on the natural gas market. Daily balancing – first results, urgent issues to be solved. Natural gas transportation and distribution tariffs
Тopics: Changes on the Ukrainian gas market:challenges and failures. Next steps. Fair tariffs -  how to respect the interests of all involved parties?The  crucial issue of non-payments
Кey report: Аndriy Myzovets, Association of gas traders of Ukraine
Reports and discussion:  Yaroslav Mudriy, Energy Resources of Ukraine
Іryna Mykchailenko, Naftogaz Trading
Oleksiy Dubovskiy,Ukrainian Energy Exchange
Тetyana Fiodorova, Willem Coppoolse, Ukrtransgaz
Artem Kompan, RGK Trading
10:30 – 10:50 Ukrainian gas market reforming: international donors’ perspective   
  Baher El-Hifnawi,World Bank
Marina Petrov, EBRD
10:50 – 11:00 General discussion with the audience
11:05 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:35 – 12:05 Panel 6. Retail gas market: from PSO to competition Моderator: Tetyana Boyko, OPORA (tbc)
Тopics: Gas supply for household consumers, changing of supplier, energy modernization of housing sector
Кey report: Мaksym Rabinovytch, Naftogaz of Ukraine
Reports and discussion:  Denys Senektutov, Association of gas market of Ukraine
Sergiy Pinchuk, Ministry of development of communities and territories of Ukraine
12:05 – 12:15 General discussion with the audience
12:20 –13:20  Lunch
13:25 – 13:55 Panel 7. Training of specialists for oil and gas industry. Моderator: Igor Kabuzenko, Ward Howell
Topics: Training of highly-skilled professional SME. Labour remuneration of top-managers.How to evaluate the efficiency of senior executives?
Reports and discussion:  Yuliya Karbovska, Regional Gas Company
Yevstakhii Kryzhanivskyi, Ivano-Frankivsk  National Technical University of Oil and Gas
Volodymyr Onishchenko, Poltava National Technical University after U. Kondratiuk
13:55 – 14:05 General discussion with the audience
14:10 – 14:40 Coffee break
14:45 – 15:35 Panel 8. 2020 – Ukrainian gas sector  in the great game of East-West geopolitics Моderator: Oleksandr Chalyi, Grant Thornton Ukraine
Тopics: Nord Stream 2 and Ukrainian transit situation, LNG on the European gas market, readiness to the world gas crisis in the first quarter 2020
Reports and discussion: Mithat Rende, Ambassador (R), expert (tbc)
M-A. Eyl-Mazzega, IFRI
  Аriel Cohen, Atlantic Council
Simon Pirani, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  Тaras Kachka, Ministry of economic development, trade and agriculture of Ukraine
15:35 – 15:45 General discussion with the audience
15:50 – 16:00 CONCLUDING REMARKS from the Organizing Committee
16:30 Cocktail. The Sponsor of Cocktail – PKN ORLEN Group