Where the leaders of energy transition in SEE meet

May 13-14, 2024 Crowne Plaza Belgrade

400+

participants

50+

speakers

8

panels

150+

companies

400+

participants

50+

speakers

8

panels

150+

companies

In partnership with DIAMOND SPONSOR

Welcome to the
Belgrade Energy Forum
#BEF2024

With great pleasure, the portal Balkan Green Energy News announces a new edition of its annual conference Belgrade Energy Forum 2024 to be held on May 13-14, 2024, in the hotel Crowne Plaza in Belgrade.

The success of the Belgrade Energy Forum 2023, which gathered more than 400 participants from 28 countries, three ministries of energy from the Southeast Europe region, and 60 speakers, the leading in energy transition from the region and Europe, generated a huge interest for the next conference.

BEF 2024 event platform will connect, and in partnership with the Balkan Green Energy News portal, present and promote decision makers, directors of power utilities, leading investors, financial institutions, power traders, consultancies and law offices, technology providers, companies for innovative services and digital solutions, think-tanks and civil society organizations.

All first-league members of the SEE region’s energy transition or those who aspire to be a part of it, will be in Belgrade on May 13-14. Secure your place on time as a participant or partner and be part of the most important energy event in the region for 2024.

Meet the leaders of energy transition in Southeast Europe at #BEF2024

Video BEF 2023

Speakers 2024

Petar Đokić

Minister of Energy and Mining, Government of Republic of Srpska

Saša Mujović

Minister of Energy and Mining, Government of Montenegro

Artur Lorkowski

Director, Energy Community Secretariat

Gurbuz Gonul

Director – Countries Engagement and Partnerships, IRENA

Dirk Buschle

Deputy Director
Energy Community Secretariat

Zoran Vujasinović

Policy Officer
ACER

Vugar Veysalov

Head of External Affairs & SEI, Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG

Viktor Andonov

Member of Management Board, Director for Development and Investments, ESM

Anže Predovnik

Director, ADEX Group

Miloš Mladenović

CEO, SEEPEX

Jasmina Trhulj

Head of Electricity Department, Energy Community Secretariat

Aleksandar Mijušković

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Montenegrin Electric Transmission System

Agenda 2024

13th of May 2024

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DAY 1

08:00 – 09:00

REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE

08:30 – 09:00

STATEMENTS FOR MEDIA AND OFFICIALS VISITING EXHIBITION AREA

09:00 – 09:05

WELCOMING REMARKS

  • Branislava Jovičić, Founder and Editor, Balkan Green Energy News

09:05 – 09:35

OPENING CEREMONY

  • Artur Lorkowski, Director, Energy Community Secretariat
  • Dubravka Đedović Handanović, Minister of Mining and Energy, Republic of Serbia (tbc)

09:35 – 10:50

PANEL DISCUSSION

High-level ministerial panel on strategies for advancing energy transition in SEE

Moderator:  Francesco Sassi, Researcher for the energy security unit Observatory of international politics of the Italian Parliament and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

  • Dirk Buschle, Deputy Director, Energy Community
  • Petar Đokić, Minister of Mining and Energy, Republic of Srpska
  • Representative, Ministry of Energy, Romania
  • Saša Mujović, Minister of Mining and Energy, Montenegro
  • Gurbuz Gonul, Director, Country Engagement and Partnerships, IRENA

10:50 – 11:20

COFFEE BREAK

11:20 – 12:35

PANEL DISCUSSION

Decarbonizing industry and business in response to Green Agenda and carbon pricing

Moderator: Ankica Barbulov, Director, Negawatt Solutions

  • Dimitrije Knjeginjić, CEO, Lafarge Holcim Srbija
  • Branko Zečević, President, Metalfer Group
  • Ernst Bode, CEO, Messer Tehnogas
  • Matthias Predojević, Vice President Corporate Development, Elixir Group

12:35 – 14:00

PANEL DISCUSSION

What we should do now to secure a timely and meaningful carbon-neutral future

Keynote Speech:

  • Borislav Kostadinov, Fund Director, Green for Growth Fund

Moderator: Branko Milićević, Economic Affairs Officer, UNECE

  • Giles Dickson, CEO, WindEurope
  • Alexandra Sombsthay, VP Europe, Akuo Energy, VP, SolarPower Europe
  • Vugar Veysalov, Head of External Affairs & SEI, Trans Adriatic Pipeline AG
  • Daniel Calderon, Managing Director, Alcazar Energy
  • Masdar

14:00 – 15:00

LUNCH

15:00 – 16:15

PANEL DISCUSSION

Accelerating transition roadmap of SEE power utilities

Moderator: Mislav Slade Šilović, Energy, Utilities & Resources Consulting Leader, PwC

  • Dušan Živković, Acting Director, EPS
  • Viktor Andonov, Member of Management Board, Director for Development and Investments, ESM
  • Milutin Đukanović, President of the Board of Directors, EPCG
  • Yann Guinard, Vice-President Central & Eastern Europe – EDF International Division, EDF
  • Grzegorz Zielinski, Head of Energy Europe, EBRD

20:00 – 00:00

EVENING PARTY AT A BELGRADE CLUB

14th of May 2024

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DAY 2

09:00 – 09:30

MORNING COFFEE

09:30 – 10:40

PANEL DISCUSSION

Solutions on the horizon for overcoming grid challenges

Moderator:  Nebojša Jović, Lead Engineer, EKC

  • Aleksandar Mijušković, Chairman of the Board of Directors, CGES
  • Maja Turković, VP Europe, CWP Global
  • Nenad Šijaković, Advisor to General Manager, EMS
  • Roman Bernard, Co-founder and CEO, Ngen Group

10:40 – 11:10

COFFEE BREAK

11:10 – 11:30

PRESENTATION

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Rechtsanwälte GmbH: Regulatory framework for storage and batteries in the region of SEE

  • Dimitar Zwiatkow, Partner, CMS Sofia
  • Marija Mušec, Partner, CMS Zagreb
  • Tamara Zejak, Attorney at Law, CMS Belgrade

11:30 – 12:40

PANEL DISCUSSION

Accelerating battery storage in South Eastern Europe: challenges, solutions, outlook

Moderator: Panos Kefalas, Senior Associate, Aurora Energy Research

  • Miloš Pantoš, professor, Electrical Faculty, University of Ljubljana
  • Wasim Sarwar Dilov, Director, Rimac Energy
  • Thalia Valkouma, President & CEO, Faria Renewables
  • Roman Bernard, Co-founder and CEO, Ngen Group
  • Bojan Bogdanović, Principal Energy Efficiency, EBRD
  • Matej Šanta, Director, Janom Energy & Battery

12:40 – 13:30

LUNCH

13:30 – 13:50

INTERVIEW ON STAGE

Mark Crandall, Founder and CEO, CWP Global

13:50 – 15:00

PANEL DISCUSSION

New electricity market design – get ready!

Moderator: Dejan Stojčevski, COO, SEEPEX

  • Jasmina Trhulj, Head of Electricity, Energy Community
  • Zoran Vujasinović, Policy Officer, ACER
  • Jerome Le Page, Chair of the Electricity Committee, Energy Traders Europe
  • Anže Predovnik, Director, ADEX Group
  • Mátyás Vajta, CEO, HUPX Hungarian Power Exchange Ltd.

15:00 – 15:20

PRESENTATION

UNICORN: Digital Solutions for Energy Trading

  • Miroslav Hašek, Managing Director of Production Stream, Unicorn

15:20 – 16:30

PANEL DISCUSSION

Are we on track for massive renewable energy deployment?

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Moderator: Petar Mitrović, Partner, Karanovic & Partners

  • Miloš Mladenović, CEO, SEEPEX
  • Christoph Beeck, Member of the Management Board, CRO/CFO, ProCredit Bank AG
  • Neda Lazendić, Country Manager, WV-International
  • Aleksandar Stefanović, General Manager, Green Balancing Group
  • Maja Pokrovac, Director, Renewable Energy Sources of Croatia

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Venue

Crowne Plaza Belgrade

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Crowne Plaza Belgrade

Our team at your service

Branislava Jovičić

Founder and Editor of
Balkan Green Energy News

+381 63 87 12 874

Kristina Bečanović

Conference Coordinator

+381 69 37 55 802

Jelisaveta Perišić⁩

Conference Assistant

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We look forward to seeing you in Belgrade!

Secure your seat at the most important energy conference in SEE this year