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GIE Annual Conference 2021 @Lucerne, Switzerland

12 October, 2021 - 13 October, 2021

Hybrid Hybrid Event
$495.00 – $1195.00
Welcome

Thank you

Back together in Lucerne!

On behalf of Torben Brabo, President of GIE, we thank you very much for participating to the 18th edition of the GIE Annual Conference in Lucerne, Switzerland on 12 & 13 October 2021.

We hope you enjoyed the keynote addresses, the presentations and the panel discussions. Commissioner Kadri Simson and many high level speakers delivered important messages on recent and future developments relevant for the gas and gas infrastructure industry.

The 2021 edition was organised as a hybrid event, with both an online audience and participants attending the event at the KKL venue in Lucerne.

All presented materials, photo galleries and videos will be made available to registered participants this week  : please check your mailbox for updates.

With the precious support of our Swiss hosting companies Erdgas OstschweizErdgas ZentralschweizGAZNATGasverbund MittellandSwissgas and Transitgas ,we hope you enjoyed the wonderful Gala Dinner at the Swiss Museum of Transport and the undeniable charm of Lucerne.

As announced by Mr Ákos Kriston, CEO of Hungarian Gas Storage and Mr György Berze, CEO of HEXUM Földgáz Zrt., next year’s GIE Annual Conference will take place in Budapest on 7-8 April 2022.

The GIE Conference Team

Programme

Programme

Check the line-up here!

GIE Annual Conference 2021 Programme
(PDF, 4MB)

Tuesday 12 October

8:30 – 9:30 | Back together: Let’s  have a coffee
Welcome coffee and registration in the Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre (KKL)

9:30 – 10:05 | From Switzerland to Brussels: Building a decarbonised world together
Moderated by Boyana Achovski | Secretary General at GIE

  • Torben Brabo | President at GIE & Senior Vice President, Energinet Group
  • René Bautz | CEO at Gaznat
  • André Dosé | President at Swissgas
  • Kadri Simson | EU Commissioner for Energy, European Commission
  • Blaž Košorok | State Secretary for Energy, Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU
  • Benoît Revaz | State Secretary, Director at the Federal Office of Energy of Switzerland

10:05 – 11:05 | Fit for 55 Package: Setting the way towards 2030
Moderated by Thierry Trouvé | CEO at GRTGaz

Keynote Speech : A World Energy Outlook insight towards 2030

  • Keisuke Sadamori | Director for Energy Markets and Security, IEA

Panel Discussion

  • Clara de la Torre | Deputy Director General at DG for Climate Action, European Commission
  • Maria Spyraki | MEP at European Parliament
  • Giles Dickson | CEO at WindEurope
  • Charles-Henri Robert | Executive Director Climate Change and Energy and Industrial Policy at CEFIC
  • Harald Stindl | Managing Director at Gas Connect Austria & GTE President
  • Ilaria Conti | Head of Gas at Florence School of Regulation (FSR)

11:05 – 11:50: Coffee break (45 min)

11:50 – 13:15 | Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas Package
Regulatory framework for hydrogen: what’s coming next

By Ralph Bahke | Managing Director at ONTRAS & GIE New Gases Area Sponsor

Hydrogen developments in the Netherlands
By Helmie Botter | Manager Business Development Hydrogen at Gasunie

Hydrogen Talk
Moderated by Dr Axel Wietfeld | CEO at Uniper Hydrogen GmbH & GSE President

  • Tudor Constantinescu | Principal Advisor at DG ENER, European Commission
  • Dennis Hesseling | Head of Department Infrastructure, Gas & Retail at ACER
  • Jorgo Chatzimarkakis | CEO at Hydrogen Europe
  • Suzana Carp | The voice of NGOs & civil society
  • Jan Ingwersen | General Director at ENTSOG

13:15 – 14:30: Lunch break (1h15 min)

14:30 – 14:45 | The European Clean H2 Alliance – Kicking off the H2 economy

  • Bart Jan Hoevers | President at ENTSOG

14:45 – 15:45 | Decarbonising the European regions with gas infrastructure
Moderated by Piotr Kuś | Deputy Director for Gas Market Development at GAZ SYSTEM & GIE CH4 Area Sponsor

  • Greg Molnár | Gas Analyst at International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • Tsvetelina Penkova | MEP – S&D, Bulgaria, European Parliament
  • Olga Bielkova | Director on Government and International Affairs at LLC Gas TSO of Ukraine
  • László Fritsch | CEO at Hungarian Gas Trade
  • Milan Sedláček | Head of EU affairs & strategy at Eustream
  • Alex Barnes | Director at Alex Barnes & Associates LTD & Global Gas Centre
  • Lenka Kovačovská | General Director, Czech Gas Association

15h45 – 16h15: Coffee break (30 min)

16:15 – 17:15 | Collaboration for the methane emissions abatement
Moderated by Francisco de la Flor | Director at Enagás, GIE and MARCOGAZ Board Member and GIE System Operation & Development Area sponsor

  • Brendan Devlin | Adviser for Strategy & foresight at DG ENER, European Commission
  • Karolina Čegir | Senior Gas Expert at Energy Community
  • Andris Piebalgs | Professor at Florence School of Regulation (FSR) & Adviser to the President of Latvia
  • Jasmine Urisk | Executive Director at Canadian Energy Partnership for Environmental Innovation
  • Scott Foster | Director Sustainable Energy Division at UNECE

19:30 – Boat cruise over the lake of Lucerne
& Gala dinner at the transport Museum of Lucerne.

 

Wednesday 13 October

 09:30-10:00 | Doors opening and wake up coffee

 10:00 – 10:10 | Opening remarks

  • Roxana Caliminte | GIE Deputy Secretary General
  • MEP Cristian Bușoi | ITRE Committee chair at European Parliament

10:10 – 11:10 | Consumers at the core of the energy transition
Moderated by Jean-Marc Leroy | President of the French Gas Association and Honorary GIE President

  • Camille Bonenfant-Jeanneney | CEO at Storengy & GIE Disruptive Energy Area Sponsor
  • Dimitri Vergne | Team leader for sustainability at the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)
  • Benoît Esnault | Head of Interconnections & European Affairs Department at CRE & Vice-Chair of CEER’s Gas WG
  • Federica Sabbati | Secretary General at European Heating Industry (EHI)
  • James Watson | Secretary General at Eurogas

11h10 – 11h40: Coffee break (30 min)

11:40 – 12:20 | Hydrogen: The race for colours
Moderated by Anne-Sophie Corbeau | Global Research Scholar at Center on Global Energy Policy

  • Niko Bosnjak | Representing European Hydrogen Backbone vision
  • Peter Claes | President at IFIEC Europe
  • Wim Groenendijk | Managing Director at Gate Terminal
  • Vittorio Musazzi | Representative from H2GAR

12:20 – 13:20 | Decarbonising transport
Moderated by Arno Büx | Fluxys Chief Commercial Officer & GLE President

  • Filip Alexandru Negreanu Arboreanu | Deputy Head of Cabinet of EU Commissioner Adina Valean
  • Claudio Rodriguez | General Director for infrastructure at Enagás
  • Steve Esau | General Manager at SEA-LNG
  • Mads Peter Zacho | Head of Industry Transition at Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
  • Philip Scarth | General Manager Arbon R&D Center & Head of Open Innovation at FPT Industrial

13:20 – 13:30 | Towards 2022 & beyond

  • Ákos Kriston | CEO at Hungarian Gas Storage
  • György Berze | CEO at HEXUM Földgáz Zrt.
  • Boyana Achovski | GIE Secretary General

13h30 – 15h00: Lunch time

Presented
Link to download
Link to gallery
Link to video

Presented Materials

Networking / Around the Conference - Day 1

Networking / Around the Conference - Day 2

VR Experience

DAY ONE | OPENING | From Switzerland to Brussels : Building a decarbonised world together

Boyana Achovski, Secretary General, GIE

Torben Brabo, President, GIE & Senior Vice President, Energinet Group

René Bautz, CEO, Gaznat

André Dosé, President, Swissgas

Kadri Simson, EU Commissioner for Energy, European Commission

Blaž Košorok, State Secretary for Energy, Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU

Benoît Revaz,  State Secretary, Director of the Federal Office of Energy of Switzerland

Fit for 55 Package: Setting the way towards 2030

Keynote Speech : A World Energy Outlook insight towards 2030

Keisuke Sadamori, Director for Energy Markets and Security, International Energy Agency

Panel Discussion / Moderator

Thierry Trouvé, CEO, GRTgaz

Clara de la Torre, Deputy Director General, DG for Climate Action European Commission

Maria Spyraki, MEP, European Parliament

Giles Dickson, CEO, WindEurope

Charles-Henri Robert, Executive Director Climate Change and Energy and Industrial Policy, CEFIC

Harald Stindl, Managing Director, Gas Connect Austria & President, GTE

Ilaria Conti, Head of Gas, Florence School of Regulation (FSR)

Coffee Break

Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas Package

Regulatory Framework for hydrogen: what's coming next

Ralph Bahke, Managing Director, ONTRAS & New Gases Area Sponsor, GIE

Hydrogen developments in The Netherlands

Helmie Botter, Manager Business Development Hydrogen Gasunie

Hydrogen Talk / Moderator

Dr Axel Wietfeld, CEO, Uniper Hydrogen GmbH & President, GSE

Tudor Constantinescu, Principal Advisor at DG ENER, European Commission

Dennis Hesseling, Head of Department Infrastructure, Gas & Retail ACER

Jorgo Chatzamarkakis, CEO, Hydrogen Europe

Suzana Carp, The voice of NGOs & civil society

Jan Ingwersen, General Director, ENTSOG

Lunch break

The European Clean H2 Alliance - Kicking off in the H2 economy

Keynote Speech

Bart Jan Hoevers, President, ENTSOG

Decarbonising the European regions with gas infrastructure

Moderator / Panel Discussion

Piotr Kuś, Deputy Director for Gas Market Development, GAZ-SYSTEM & CH4 Area Sponsor, GIE

Greg Molnár, Gas Analyst, International Energy Agency

Tsvetelina Penkova, MEP, S&D Bulgaria, European Parliament

Olga Bielkova, Director on Government and International Affairs, LLC Gas TSO of Ukraine

Milan Sedláček, Head of EU affairs & strategy, Eustream

László Fritsch, CEO, Hungarian Gas Trade

Alex Barnes, Director, Alex Barnes & Associates LTD & Global Gas Centre

Lenka Kovačovská, General Director, Czech Gas Association

Collaboration for the methane emissions abatement

Moderator / Panel Discussion

Francisco de la Flor, Director, Enagás – Board Member, GIE and MARCOGAZ – System Operation& Development Area sponsor, GIE

Brendan Devlin, Adviser for Strategy & Foresight at DG ENER European Commission

Karolina Čegir, Senior Gas expert, Energy Community

Andris Piebalgs, Professor, Florence School of Regulation (FSR) – Adviser to the President of Latvia

Jasmine Urisk, Executive Director, Canadian Energy Partnership for Environmental Innovation

Scott Foster, Director Sustainable Energy Division, UNECE

Gala Dinner at the Swiss Museum of Transport in Lucerne.

After party on boat cruise.

DAY TWO | Opening Remarks

Roxana Caliminte, Deputy Secretary General, GIE

Cristian Bușoi, MEP, ITRE Committee Chair, European Parliament

Consumers at the core of the energy transition

Moderator / Panel Discussion

Jean-Marc Leroy, President of the French Gas Association, Honorary President, GIE

Camille Bonenfant-Jeanneney, CEO, Storengy & Disruptive Energy Area Sponsor, GIE

Dimitri Vergne, Team leader for sustainability, European Consumer Organisation (BEUC)

Benoît Esnault, Head of Interconnections & European Affairs Department, CRE Vice-Chair of Gas WG, CEER

Federica Sabbati, Secretary General, European Heating Industry (EHI)

James Watson, Secretary General, Eurogas

Coffee break

Hydrogen: the race for colors

Moderator / Panel Discussion

Anne-Sophie Corbeau, Global Research Scholar, Centre on Global Energy Policy

Dr Niko Bosnjak, Representative / Vision European Hydrogen Backbone

Peter Claes, President, IFIEC Europe

Wim Groenendijk, Managing Director, Gate Terminal

Vittorio Musazzi, Representative, H2GAR

Decarbonising transport

Moderator / Panel Discussion

Arno Büx, Chief Commercial Officer, Fluxys & President, GLE

Filip Alexandru Negreanu Arboreanu,  Deputy Head of Cabinet of EU Commissioner Adina Valean, European Commission

Claudio Rodriguez, Gas Assets General Manager, Enagás

Steve Esau, General Manager, SEA-LNG

Mads Peter Zacho, Head of Industry Transition, Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

Philip Scarth, General Manager Arbon R&D Center & Head of Open Innovation, FPT Industrial

Towards 2022 & Beyond

Closing remarks

Ákos Kriston, CEO, Hungarian Gas Storage

György Berze, CEO, HEXUM Földgáz Zrt.

Boyana Achovski, Secretary General, GIE

Venue

Conference Venue

In 2021, we are delighted to welcome you at the Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre (KKL), on the shores of beautiful Lake Lucerne.

The main event of the GIE Annual Conference and the preceding GIE internal meetings will take place at the Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre (KKL), on the shores of Lake Lucerne. The KKL is located right next to the main train station and is within walking distance of the old city centre.

Designed by the visionary architect Jean Nouvel, the KKL serves as the flagship conference venue in Lucerne, and provides a prestigious venue for hosting the GIE Annual Conference.

The KKL Luzern is easily accessible by public transport. No matter whether you are travelling by train, bus or boat, you can quickly reach the Culture and Convention Centre thanks to its location in the heart of the city. From Lucerne Railway station, it’s only 100 steps under shelter to reach the KKL Luzern.

KKL Luzern
Europaplatz 1
CH-6002 Lucerne
Switzerland

T +41 41 226 74 37
www.kkl-luzern.ch

For inquiries, please contact the GIE Secretariat:

Tel +32 2 209 05 00
E-mail gie@gie.eu

Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE)
Avenue de Cortenbergh 100
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Gala

Evening Event

Gala Dinner Evening Event organised by the Swiss hosts will take place on Tuesday evening 12 October.

Experience the past, present and future of mobility in Switzerland’s most-visited museum. A wealth of interactive attractions brings its road, rail, water, air and space focal points to life. The large arena is a great place to linger, explore and enjoy the wonderful evening event organised by our Swiss hosting companies.

Event schedule & evening programme

Tuesday 12 October from 19:15 -> 00:30

    • 19:15  Boarding
    • 19:45  Arrival at the Museum of Transport
    • 20:00 Welcome speeches
    • 20:15  Walking dinner & concert
    • 23:00  Boarding
    • 23:00 – 00:30 Cruise on the Lucerne Lake for a last cocktail

How to get to the Museum of Transport

The Museum of Transport is located on the other side of the lake , opposite of the KKL, about 2,7km on foot along the lake shores.

For an efficient and quick mass transfer, we invite you to join us for the Boat cruise over the lake, which will bring you to the event location.

Alternative ways to get to the Museum of Transport
by train and bus :

– From the train station to the museum :

  • Bus n° 6 and 8 (platform B) or n°24 (platform S) – duration 6 minutes
  • Train S3 (platform 1) – duration 7 minutes

– From the museum to the train station :

  • Bus n° 6, 8 and 24
  • Train S3

Timetable and more details are available on www.sbb.ch

How to register to attend the evening event

Please use the Conference registration form to confirm your attendance to the Evening Event.

Erdgas OstschweizErdgas ZentralschweizGAZNATGasverbund MittellandSwissgas and Transitgas, the Swiss gas infrastructure operators are looking forward to being your hosts in 2021.

We are looking forward to meeting you in October 2021 in Lucerne!

Swiss Museum of Transport
Lidostrasse 5
CH-6006 Lucerne
Switzerland

T +41 (0)41 375 75 75
www.verkehrshaus.ch

For inquiries, please contact the GIE Secretariat:

Tel +32 2 209 05 00
E-mail gie@gie.eu

Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE)
Avenue de Cortenbergh 100
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Lucerne

Welcome to Lucerne

Tourist information

Welcome to the wonderful city of Lucerne, the capital of the Swiss canton of the same name, located in the heart of Switzerland, where the Swiss Confederation was once founded.

The city of Lucerne, with a population of just under 82 000, lies at the outflow of the Reuss river from Lake Lucerne. It is the social and cultural centre of Central Switzerland.

Lucerne is an important tourist destination in Switzerland and the most popular summer destination in the Alpine region (over the entire year, Lucerne ranks third). Lucerne benefits on the one hand from its picturesque location on Lake Lucerne and its practical proximity to the Alps, and on the other hand from sights such as the historic Chapel Bridge, the Swiss Museum of Transport, the architectural masterpiece KKL Luzern and many more.

We hope you take up the opportunity to explore this wonderful city, stroll the streets, have a drink or go shopping!

Getting around in Lucerne

The city benefits from a dense public transportation network. The main railway station is in the center of the city, directly by the public transportation main station.

The congress Center KKL is situated just next to the train station (2 minutes-walk)

The city of Lucerne operates a dense public transport network of buses and trolleybuses. Conference delegates and participants at corporate events in Lucerne can use the public transportation for free thanks to the visitor card.

The Visitor Card gives overnight guests free use of buses and trains within zone 10 of the city network (excluding boat trips), as well as a range of discounts for cableways, mountain railways, museums and excursions in the Lucerne-Lake Lucerne Region. Guests can also take advantage of ‘Free WiFi – LUZERN.COM’ hotspots dotted around the city.

More information is available on  https://www.luzern.com/en/services/visitor-card-lucerne/

Timetables: www.sbb.ch or www.vbl.ch

We hope you enjoy the wonderful city of Lucerne and experience real Swiss hospitality!

For inquiries, please contact the GIE Secretariat:

Tel +32 2 209 05 00
E-mail gie@gie.eu

Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE)
Avenue de Cortenbergh 100
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Details

Start:
12 October, 2021
End:
13 October, 2021
Cost:
$495.00 – $1195.00
Event Category:
https://gie.eu/conference

Organizer

Gas Infrastructure Europe
Email:
gie@gie.eu
View Organizer Website

Venue

Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre (KKL)
Europaplatz 1
Lucerne, 6005 Switzerland
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