GIE Annual Conference 2015 - KEYNOTE SPEECHES


|| GIE Annual Conference 2015 || 23-24 April 2015 || Dublin || Hosted by Gaslink ||
GIE Annual Conference 2015 - 23 & 24 April 2014 in Dublin, Ireland - hosted by Gaslink
Conference Home Programme - Day ONE Programme - Day TWO Keynote Speeches
For all conference presented materials/photos/videos please check Day ONE and Day TWO

Welcome Speech

Jean-Claude Depail, President, GIE

"Gas infrastructure is key to achieve all the five dimensions of the Energy Union: security of supply and solidarity, effective internal market, decarbonisation, energy efficiency, innovation and competitiveness. GIE is willing to work with the European institutions to ensure a competitive, secure and sustainable energy future and the proper role of gas in the future European energy mix."



Welcome Speech

Aidan O'Sullivan, General Manager, Gaslink

"€7.8bn investment in gas infrastructure is at the heart of Europe’s energy future. Gas the ideal partner for Ireland’s intermittent wind resource."


Keynote Address

Seán Kelly, Member of the European Parliament, Ireland

"Ireland needs to diversify its energy supply for greater energy security and competitiveness. Natural gas will continue to play a central role in the EU and Ireland's efforts to achieve a secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy supply."


Keynote Address

Alex White, Minister of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Ireland

"Completion of the EU internal energy market will enable the transfer of various forms of energy from where they are produced most cost efficiently to where they are most needed. A fully functioning International Energy Market helps with energy security too. This will be an important year in terms of domestic and international energy policy."






Keynote Address

Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy, European Commission

"Only by completing the internal market for gas will we be able to guarantee security of supply for all Member States. Only by triggering private investment in infrastructure will we have such a market. If we can do that and if we can bring real gas-to-gas competition to all Member States, we will have achieved something important."