2013 - Eurasia Dialogue: Second Edition, Moscow

A co-production with the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO)

On December 13th 2013, Energy Delta Institute’s (EDI) European and Russian partners were brought together in the IMEMO Conference Hall in Moscow for high level event Eurasia Dialogue. Last year on 7th December 2012 we enjoyed a prosperous and high level event called Eurasia Dialogue at this place in Moscow. Eurasia Dialogue was one of the first events that was realized within EDI’s new Joint Excellence Strategy. In accordance with this new strategy, EDI organizes courses and events in cooperation with internationally acknowledged academic institutions and business partners. Due to the success of this event we are honored to organize the second edition of Eurasia Dialogue.

The main objective of the day was to tackle the most important, relevant challenges to the impact of shale gas, renewables and the unbundling of energy companies in Europe. Lecturers who addressed these matters were, among others; Prof. Alexander Van de Putte - Managing Director with the Kazakhstan Development Bank and responsible for Strategy and Principal Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Mr. Alexei Gromov - director of the energy industry department at the Institute of Energy and Finance; spoke about the impact of shale gas. Mr. Hans Jorgen Koch - Danish Energy Agency and chair of Renewable Energy Working Party of the International Energy Agency; Mr. Pavel Bezrukikh-Deputy Director of the Institute of Energy Strategy discussed renewable energy, concluding with Mr. Pieter Trienekens - Energy Delta Institute and Ms. Tatiana Mitrova- Head of Oil and Gas Department at Energy Research Institute RAS with a bright discussion about The impact of unbundling in Europe. We can look back on a very inspiring and meaningful day with a wealth of high level speakers from the gas industry; we offered our participants a unique debate from both European and Russian perspectives. After the official programme, participants joined an exciting networking opportunity in the centre of Moscow. The evening was filled with drinks, delicious food and live music.

The conference was another step to increase EDI’s presence in Russia and to assist in improving the business relationships that exists between European and Russian parties in the energy sector.

For that reason, EDI was delighted to sign a Letter of Intent by Eric Dam - President and founder of Energy Delta Institute and Natalia Ivanova - First Deputy Director of IMEMO as these last two events were an excellent demonstration of how to continue to increase our presence in Russia by organizing an annual Eurasia Dialogue that brings together our European and Russian partners, to share knowledge and help to improve business relations.

Read more about the content of the discussions of Eurasia Dialogue here.

For pictures and a general impression of the event click here.

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