CEO of IRN, Ben Hillary, commented, “The Balkans has such a promising future in the energy market and this support, at such a high governmental level, highlights the importance of the Summit for the region. We are delighted to be working with so many of the ministries to help determine the future of European energy”.
Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Greece and Montenegro have all signed both onshore and offshore exploration agreements following the successful example of Croatia, Albania and Serbia. As the offshore fields have yet to be properly exploited, the Summit is an opportunity for companies to secure participation in a region where governments are eager to tap into their own natural resources.
Government keynote addresses will be given by:
Δ Evangelos Livieratos, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Greece
Δ Erdal Trhulj, Federal Minister of Energy, Mining and Industry, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Δ Edmont Haxhinasto,Minister of Economy, Trade and Energy, Albania
Δ Prof. Dr. Zorana Mihajlović, Minister of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection, Serbia
Δ Alexandru Sandulescu, Director for Energy, Ministry of Economy, Commerce and Business Environment, Romania
Δ Alen Leveric, Assistant Minister of Economy, Croatia
Δ Dorian Ducka, Director of European Integration and SPO, Head of Infrastructure, Ministry of Economy Trade and Energy, Albania
Δ Vladan Dubljevic, Deputy Minister for Mining and Geological Researches, Ministry of Economy,Montenegro
Δ His excellency, the Ambassador of Romania in Greece
Δ Giannis Maniatis, Head of Sector, Former Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Greece
Δ Ana Pavičić-Kaselj, Assistant Minister for Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning, Croatia
The Summit will be held at the five-star Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens, situated opposite the Greek Parliament, and is a must-attend event for all stakeholders with an interest in this expanding oil and gas market.
More information and registration instructions for the Summit can be found online at http://www.balkans2012summit.com.
NOTES TO THE EDITOR
• Balkans Oil & Gas 2012 Summit will be held in Athens from 26-28 September 2012.
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