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Energy Dialogue in the Baltic Sea Region – Conference 6 May, Copenhagen

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What are the visions and potential for collaboration on energy in the Baltic Sea Region? How are the EU-goals and initiatives aligned with regional priorities with regards to energy security, interconnectivity across borders, energy efficiency and diversification of supply? Join us for a half day conference in Copenhagen together with high level government representatives from the Nordic and Baltic countries.

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Time and Venue

6 May 2015, 14.00 – 17.30 (followed by mingle)
Eigtveds Pakhus, Asiatisk Plads 2G, Copenhagen

Programme

Moderator: Verner Kristiansen, Communications Advisor

14.00–14.30Registration
Coffee upon arrival
14.30–14.45Welcoming addresses
Lene Espersen, Chairman BDF
Martin Lidegaard, Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs
14.45–16.00Economic growth, climate challenge and energy security in a Baltic Sea context – A regional vision

What are the visions for energy policy in the Baltic Sea Region? What is the new agenda for energy cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region? Coupling of energy security and energy efficiency. How are the EU-goals and initiatives aligned with regional priorities with regard to energy security in the Region, in terms of interconnectivity across borders, energy efficiency and diversification of supply? Considering geographical diversification and different political mandates, how does the region ensure the necessary co-operation for optimal resource use? How can industry and private sector be better involved in the regional energy plans?

Introduction:
Rasmus Helveg Petersen, Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building

Panel:
Martin Lidegaard, Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs
Edgars Rinkevics, Latvian Minister for Foreign Affairs
Peter Stenlund, Secretary of State, Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mikael Eriksson, Ambassador for International Energy Affairs, Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Leiv Lunde, Director of Strategy, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Comment:
Jukka Pertola, CEO, Siemens Denmark

16.00–16.10Short energy break
16.10–17.25Building an Energy Dialogue – Possibilities for Enhanced Regional Co-operation on Energy Security and Energy Efficiency

Mapping the way ahead: What are the possible ways towards the regional energy goals? What are the trends and co-operation patterns in the energy field? What is the model for future cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region? Can the Nordic experience serve as inspiration? What needs to be done to reach the targets, ensure energy security, revitalize the economy and create green jobs?

Panel:
Hans Van Steen, Head of International Relations, DG ENERGY, European Commission
Hans Jørgen Koch, Executive Director, Nordic Energy Research
Preben Birr-Pedersen, CEO of CLEAN & Chairman for Innovation network Smart Energy
Magnus Rystedt, Managing Director, NEFCO
Pekka Salomaa, Director of Electricity Market, Finnish Energy Industries

17.25–17.30Concluding remarks
Lene Espersen, Chairman BDF
17.30-onwardsNetworking
Light sandwiches and a glass of wine

 

Article and Conference Report

An article was prepared in order to set the scene for the day: New Energy Dialogue – New Opportunities

Conference Report: Read the conclusions from the day

Photos

See images from the conference

ORGANISERS

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Organised back to back with the NB8 ministers meeting on 6 May. See ministerial statement from the talks.

For more information please contact Viktoria Nilsson, Baltic Development Forum, vn@bdforum.org, +4560218580

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