Adding the last piece of the puzzle:
Integrating South East Europe into the IEM

South East Europe Regional Conference 2016

Thessaloniki, Greece - 3 November 2016

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Strengthening regional cooperation in markets, planning and operations is indispensable to achieve the Internal Energy Market and deliver the benefits of the Energy Union to citizens.

The South Eastern Europe Regional Conference, the third and last ENTSO-E regional conference in 2016, will explore the opportunities of increased cooperation within and across regions from the perspective of current developments in South Eastern Europe.

How to overcome current market fragmentation and foster more liquid cross-border markets in the South Eastern Europe? What are the regional infrastructure needs and how to attract investment to develop infrastructure and optimise its use? What is the potential for TSO-DSO cooperation, smart grids and data management in the region?

Join ENTSO-E, its partner the Florence School of Regulation, and the TSOs from Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo*, FYROM, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia, as well as Turkey as an observer, to discuss together these questions at the third ENTSO-E regional conference in 2016.

Registration is closed - We wish you a great conference.


Time Event
08.00 - 09.00 REGISTRATION & Coffee
09.00 - 09.45 The Energy Union - from promise to practice in the SEE region & visions for 2025 Emmanouil Koroniotakis, Panos Scourletis (tbc), Peder Andreasen, Catharina Sikow-Magny, Susanne Nies
09.45 - 11.00 Panel Session 1 – Completing the IEM in SEE: win-win solutions for market integration and cross-border cooperation Janez Kopac, Ulla Sandborgh, Damian Gjiknuri, Milos Mladenovic, Plamen Popov, Barbara Dekleva Jenčič, Konstantin Konstantinov Moderator: Leonardo Meeus
11.00 - 11.30 COFFEE
11.30 - 13.00 Panel Session 2 – Strengthening regional cooperation in SEE: a roadmap for the next decade Alberto Pototschnig, Yiannis Blanas, Duško Tubić, Nenad Jovanovski, Catharina Sikow-Magny (DG ENER), Manfred Pils Moderator: Sonya Twohig
13.00 - 14.00 LUNCH
14.00 - 15.15 Parallel Panel Session 3 – South East Europe power networks Tomislav Jureković (tbc), Catharina Sikow-Magny, Yiannis Kabouris, Ivan Bulatovic, Kadri Kadriu, Stavros Stavrinos, Engjëll Zeqo, Mehmet Kara, Josip Dolić, Mityu Hristozov Moderator: Jean-Michel Glachant
14.00 – 15.15 Parallel Panel Session 4 - Active customers participating in all markets: challenges and opportunities for the SEE region Luigi de Francisci, Nektaria Karakatsani, Nikos Hatziargyriou, Kamilla Csomai, Giorgios Stamtsis, Gheorghe Visan, Nikola Petrović (tbc) Moderator: Susanne Nies
15.15 - 15.30 Report from the parallel sessions
  • Session 3: Jean-Michel Glachant
  • Session 4: Susanne Nies
15.30 – 15.45 TSOs delivering the energy transition – preparing for the next decade Bente Hagem
15.45 End of SEE Regional Conference

Relive the see

We would like to thank our partners and all those
who attended the conference for their participation
it was greatly appreciated.

Relive all the best moments from the South East Europe
conference through the presentations
and photos.



Alberto Pototschnig

  • Director @ ACER

Barbara Dekleva Jenčič

  • Assistant Director of Transmission System Operation @ ELES

Bente Hagem

  • Chair/Executive Vice-President @ ENTSO-E / Statnett

Catharina Sikow-Magny

  • Head of Unit @ DG ENER

Damian Gjiknuri

  • Minister of Energy and Industry @ Albania

Damjan Medimorec

  • Convenor of RG SEE @ HOPS

Duško Tubić

  • CEO @ SCC

Emmanouil Koroniotakis

  • Chairman and Deputy CEO @ IPTO

Engjell Zeqo

  • CEO @ OST

Gheorghe Visan

  • Commercial Director @ Transelectrica

Giorgos Stamtsis

  • General Manager @ HAIPP

Ivan Bulatovic

  • Executive Director @ CGES

Janez Kopac

  • Director @ Energy Community

Josip Dolić

  • CEO @ NOSBiH

Jean-Michel Glachant

  • Director @ Florence School of Regulation

Kadri Kadriu

  • Deputy Director @ KOSTT

Kamilla Csomai


Konstantin Konstantinov

  • CEO @ IBEX

Leonardo Meeus

  • Florence School of Regulation @ Professor

Luigi de Francisci

  • Executive Vice President for European Affairs @ Terna

Manfred Pils

  • Director Market and Regulation @ APG

Mehmet Kara

  • Manager @ TEIAS

Milos Mladenovic


Mityu Hristozov

  • Consultant @ ESO

Nektaria Karakatsani

  • Member of the Board @ RAE ‐ Greek energy regulator

Nikola Petrović (tbc)

  • General Manager @ EMS

Nikos Hatziargyriou

  • Chairman & CEO / Member of the Board @ HEDNO / EDSO for Smart Grids

Panos Scourletis (tbc)

  • Minister @ Ministry of Environment and Energy, Greece

Peder Østermark Andreasen

  • President/CEO @ ENTSO-E/

Plamen Popov

  • Head of Trading South East Europe @ Statkraft

Nenad Jovanovski (tbc)

  • Director @ MEPSO

Sonya Twohig

  • System Operations Manager @ ENTSO-E

Stavros Stavrinos

  • Assistant Manager - System Operations @ Transmission System Operator - Cyprus

Susanne Nies

  • Corporate Affairs Manager @ ENTSO-E

Tomislav Jureković

  • Vice-President @ CEER

Ulla Sandborgh

  • Senior Vice-President @ Svenska Kraftnat

Yiannis Blanas

  • CEO @ IPTO

Yiannis Kabouris

  • Director - Transmission System Planning Department @ IPTO




The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Thessaloniki, Greece.

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