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Are you keeping up to date with the tremendous opportunities offered by the Czech and Slovak energy markets? Maximising the current and future opportunities of liberalisation is crucial to success. Attend SMi’s Czech and Slovak Energy conference and you will be up to date with all the key issues in this developing market.

Why you should attend this event? SMi’s Czech and Slovak Energy conference offers you detailed analysis of Czech and Slovak Energy policy from top government ministers, case studies from those already operating in the market and assessments of the impact of the new energy laws over the last year. Hear the implications of The Czech Republic’s eventual entry into the European Union and practical solutions to new legal requirements

SMi’s Czech and Slovak Energy conference is a time and labour saving way to ensure you gain insight into market potential before your competitors do. In just two days you will be up to date on all the latest market opportunities. The high quality of our speakers means you can be confident of gaining insight from the experts.

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Miroslav Marvan

Miroslav Marvan, Director, Central Dispatch Centre of the Czech Republic

9:10 INTRODUCING THE CZECH REPUBLIC’S ENERGY POLICY

Jan Poucek

Jan Poucek, Chief Director of Energy Section, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic

  • Introducing the process and reasoning behind the policy’s drafting
  • Elimination of cross subsidies to domestic consumers
  • Reaching the deregulation target, the long road ahead
  • Privatisation policy within the power sector
  • The role played by energy efficiency and the targets and methods set
  • The future of governmental influence in the energy sector of the Czech republic
  • 9:40 INTRODUCING THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC’S ENERGY POLICY

    Ondrej Studenec

    Ondrej Studenec, Director General of Energy Section, Slovak Ministry of Economy

  • New Slovak energy policy
  • Restructuralisation and privatisation in Slovak energy sector
  • New regulatory system of network industry
  • 10:20 THE CZECH ENERGY MARKET

    Petr Kacvinsky

    Petr Kacvinsky, Head of Regulatory Board, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic

  • New status of regulation in the Czech electricity and gas market
  • Price regulation
  • Legal aspects, establishing an independent regulatory body
  • Licensing
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN THE SLOVAK ENERGY MARKET

    Ivan Tirpak

    Ivan Tirpak, Director General, Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic

  • Government strategy in environmental protection
  • Environmental legislation
  • Atmospheric emissions
  • Financial aspects
  • 12:00 STRIVING TOWARDS A COMMON GOAL

    Roman Gardea

    Roman Gardea, Programme Manager, European Commission

  • Entry to the European Union
  • Conditions of entry and their impact on the current energy markets structure
  • Overview of current Czech initiatives to meet the targets
  • Impact on the energy industry of membership
  • What does the future hold for the Czech republics energy sector
  • 12:40 Networking lunch reception

    14:00 COMBINED HEAT AND POWER PRODUCTION IN THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC

    Stefan Herich

    Stefan Herich, Director of International Cooperation Unit, Slovak Energy Agency

  • Analysis of potential for CHP
  • Policy, legal and institutional framework
  • Main barriers for CHP
  • How to improve CHP production
  • 14:40 TRANSGAS ON THE BREAK OF THE CENTURY

    Pavel Moucka

    Pavel Moucka, Assistant Commercial Director, Transgas

  • New energy act and its implications for Transgas
  • Role of Transgas in the opened energy market
  • Transgas new business strategy
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 THE SLOVAK GAS INDUSTRY

    Jozef Urbanek

    Jozef Urbanek, Head of International Cooperation Department, Slovak Gas Industry (SPP)

  • Company structure - a natural monopoly
  • Providing safe and uninterrupted supplies of natural gas
  • Ensuring reliable transmission and distribution
  • Future plans for privatisation
  • Possibilities for opening up the market
  • Future issues for the Slovak Gas Industry
  • 16:20 PROJECT FINANCE IN SLOVAK ENERGY

    Igor Palka

    Igor Palka, Solicitor, Allen & Overy

  • The new market structures
  • New regulatory regime
  • Slovak energy in the international context
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:10 Drinks Reception

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Vladirmir Novak

    Vladirmir Novak, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Managing Director, Energovod

    9:10 OPENING OF THE ELECTRICITY MARKET IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

    Josef Snitily

    Josef Snitily, Head of Department of Development of Electricity System, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic

  • Current situation and outlook
  • Legislation
  • Institutional framework
  • Opening procedure
  • Preconditions
  • Opening steps
  • 9:40 THE YEAR OF 2000 IN ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION IN THE PRAGUE REGION

    Drahomir Ruta

    Drahomir Ruta, Managing Director, Prazska Energetika

  • Progress in preparing of the new energy legislation
  • Impact of the prepared legislation on electricity distribution now and in the future
  • Realisation of program of changes within the company
  • Changes in ownership structure
  • 10:20 NUCLEAR POWER WITHIN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

    Jiri Beranek

    Jiri Beranek, President, Czech Nuclear Forum

  • The historical role of nuclear power in the Czech republic
  • Czech demand and the importance of nuclear capacity
  • Current nuclear capacity and the building of Temelin plant
  • The future of nuclear capacity in the Czech republic alongside other generating technologies
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 CEZ - DEVELOPMENT TO LIBERALISED MARKET

    Zdenek Danielovsky

    Zdenek Danielovsky, Electricity Trade Director, CEZ

  • Portfolio assets structure changes
  • Focus on the market
  • Export activities
  • 12:00 ENTERING EASTERN EUROPEAN ENERGY MARKETS

    Miroslav Pise

    Miroslav Pise, Director, E.ON Bohemia

  • Overview of E.ON’s current partnership’s in the Czech Energy Market
  • Legal framework for investment, barriers presented to the investorq
  • Combining electrical and gas services
  • Combining electrical and gas services
  • 12:40 Networking lunch reception

    13:40 STEPS TAKEN IN THE ACCESSION PROCESS OF SLOVAKIA IN JOINING THE EU

    Walter Rochel

    Walter Rochel, Delegation Member, European Commission in the Slovak Republic

  • Entry to the European Union - a long term aim
  • Conditions of entry and their impact on the current energy markets structure
  • Overview of current Slovak initiatives to meet the targets
  • Impact on the energy industry of membership
  • What does the future hold for the Slovak republics energy sector
  • 14:20 ELECTRICITY TRADING ARRANGEMENTS AND THE NEW ENERGY ACT

    Jiri Zeman

    Jiri Zeman, Deputy Director, SEVEn - The Energy Efficiency Centre

  • Power clearing and settlement in the Czech power industry
  • ‘Market operator’ - definition in the new law
  • Will the new market be flexible and effective or rigid and expensive
  • 15:00 OVERCOMING BARRIERS IN IMPLEMENTING RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES IN SLOVAKIA

    Vladimir Hecl

    Vladimir Hecl, Managing Director, Energy Centre Bratislava

  • Current stage of utilisation of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in Slovakia
  • Highlighting successful projects
  • Overcoming the main barriers and reasons for project failures
  • Development of utilisation of RES for energy production
  • Overview of domestic and foreign financial and non-financial support for RES projects
  • 15:40 Afternoon tea

    16:00 THE IMPACT OF NEW ENERGY LEGISLATION IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

    Simon Reeves

    Simon Reeves, Solicitor/Advocate, Clifford Chance

  • The new market structures
  • New regulatory regime
  • Czech energy in the international context
  • 16:40 E-NERGY BUSINESS

    Dr Jack van den Heerik

    Dr Jack van den Heerik, Managing Director, Edison Consulting BV

  • ICT the X factor in the Power industry
  • Electronic Billing
  • E-commerce facts of life
  • Communicating with the customers
  • E-Business more than just a website
  • 17:20 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

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    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

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