Energy for Europe Conference

thu27oct10:00thu16:00Energy for Europe Conference


(Thursday) 10:00 - 16:00


Sofitel Europe

Pl. Jourdan 1, Brussels

Event Details

It’s our privilege to invite you to a discussion roundtable organized jointly by Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers, European Enterprise Alliance, SME Connect and Energetyka 24.

As part of the Energy Forum, ZPP actively participates in shaping the direction of development of the Polish energy sector. Together with our partners and members, we undertake strategic legislative initiatives aimed at effective energy transformation.

Recent geopolitical events have a significant impact not only on the energy sector, but on the entire industry, which is the strength of the national economy. We see an urgent need to ensure security for the Polish energy system and to strengthen its independence.

If you couldn’t participate, the recording of all panels is available here.


10:00 am – Registration

11:00 am – Welcome and introduction to the discussion – Marcin Nowacki, Vice President of the Management Board of ZPP

11:05 am – Opening of the conference by the Honorary Patron – Jacek Sasin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State Assets of the Republic of Poland (initially confirmed)

11:10 am – Introduction from MEP’s                                                                                                   

11:15 am – First panel discussion: Nuclear Energy – Small Nuclear Reactors (SMRs)

Topics: The renaissance of nuclear energy in Central Europe – France as a European nuclear hub – nuclear energy in taxonomy and the European Green Deal – mechanisms supporting nuclear technologies – a way to use nuclear fuel.

Gianfranco Brunetti, Deputy Head of Unit, Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Waste and Decommissioning, DG Energy (D2), European Commission
Piotr Dziadzio, Undersecretary of State, Chief National Geologist, Government Plenipotentiary for the State’s Raw Materials Policy, Ministry of Climate and Environment of Poland
Andrei Goicea, Policy Director, NuclearEurope 
Kamil Orzeł, Director of the Regulation Department, KGHM Polska Miedź
Hans Rhein, Head Of Unit, Nuclear Safety Coordination and International Relations at European Commission (TBC)
Anna Zalewska, Member of the European Parliament

MODERATOR: Kamil Zawicki, Co-Managing Partner, Kubas Kos Gałkowski

12:15 am – Lunch

1:45 pm – Second  panel discussion: Offshore wind energy – the potential of the Baltic Sea

Topics: offshore growth potential in the Baltic Sea – European local content in offshore – port facilities, fleet – offshore and biodiversity – the specificity of the Baltic Sea in offshore investments.

Dariusz Lociński, President of the Management Board, PGE Batlica 
Marcin Nowacki, President of European Enterprise Alliance 
Kristian Ruby, Secretary General, Eurelectric (TBC)
Pierre Tardieu, Chief Policy Officer, Wind Europe
Pernille Weiss, Member of the European Parliament via video statement
Ricardo Renedo Williams, Policy Officer, DG ENER, Infrastructure and Regional Cooperation, European Commission 

MODERATOR: Matthew James, Publisher, Energy Post

2:45 pm – Coffee Break

3:00 pm – Third panel discussion: Fit for 55, REPowerEU and EU energy security

Topics: Fit for 55 structure and dependence on Russia – gas as a transition fuel – the role of nuclear energy in the European Green Deal – emission trading systems – Fit for 55 and the freedom to create an energy mix – CBAM – industry in the era of emission cuts.
Adam Guibourgé-Czetwertyński, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Climate and Environment of Poland (TBC)  
Radan Kanev, Member of the European Parliament (TBC) 
Paweł Majewski, President of the Management Board, ENEA S.A. 
Małgosia Rybak, Climate Change & Energy Director, CEPI 
Tomasz Włostowski, Vice-Chairman, Climate Committee, Fertilizer Europe (TBC)

MODERATOR: Jakub Wiech, Deputy Editor-in-Chief,

4:00 pm – Networking