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Cedigaz is an international association dedicated to natural gas information, created in 1961 by a group of international gas companies and the Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP Energies Nouvelles). It is based near Paris. Cedigaz has more than 100 members in 40 countries. Cedigaz’ goals consist in gathering,compiling and analysing worldwide   economical information on natural gas, LNG and unconventional gas in an exhaustive and critical way. The information that Cedigaz deals with touches on all activities and aspects of the gas industry (exploration, reserves, production and processing, transportation, trade, storage, distribution and consumption of natural gas). Cedigaz diffuses the information in its periodic bulletins, surveys and online databases.

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BBSPA Legal & Regulatory Seminar, 6 November 2015, Grand Hotel Sofia

BBSPA Legal & Regulatory Seminar

6 November 2015
Grand Hotel Sofia


Ivan Ivanov, Chairperson, EWRC, Bulgarian Energy Regulatory Authority

Jean-Marc Leroy, Senior Vice President – Infrastructure Business Line, ENGIE
“The European gas market – conditions for success and the role of the Balkan and Black Sea region”

  • What are the EU policy objectives and how does the industry respond to the challenges of the European policy.
  • What are the conditions for success to achieve the energy transformation.
  • What is the outlook for growth of the Balkan and Black Sea region and what is its role for Europe.

Adam Balogh, Adviser, System Development, ENTSOG
“ENTSOG 10-year-development plan 2015”

  • Short introduction of ENTSOG
  • The Ten Year Network Development process and most important findings of the TYNDP2015.
  • ENTSOG’s role in the Projects of Common Interest (PCI) selection process and the

o   Project-specific Cost-Benefit Analysis (PS-CBA) of PCI candidate projects

Dr. Harald Stindl, Managing Director, Gas Connect Austria
“Incremental Capacity and its allocation”

  • Status and content of the Code
  • Why is it Important
  • Application vs. current practice

Dr. Nadine Haase, European Gas Regulation Manager, PRISMA European Capacity Platform
“PRISMA’s progress towards an integrated European gas market’’

  • Network Code Capacity Allocation Mechanism (NC CAM) as foundation of the Platform
  • Development of the Platform
  • Governance of PRISMA
  • Status quo of NC CAM implementation at PRISMA

Max Seuster, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
“Regulatory and competitive aspects of energy markets”

Kostadin Sirleshtov, Partner, Energy Projects and Construction, Central and Eastern Europe, CMS Cameron McKenna
“Amendments to the legislation with regard to the liberalization of the gas market”

Ilona Vári, Head of EU Regulatory Affairs, MOL Group
”The EU Energy Union”

  • Revision of the EU natural gas Security of Supply regulation
  • EU LNG strategy
  • Draft directive on the post 2020 EU Emission Trading Scheme


BBSPA Legal and Regulatory Workshop, 25.11.2014 InterContinental, Bucharest

BBSPA Legal and Regulatory Workshop

25 November 2014
InterContinental Hotel Bucharest
Opera Meeting Room




*for preferential rates on your accommodations at the InterContinental for the duration of the event please contact the Association

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21st Annual BBSPA Conference Speakers

21st Annual BBSPA Conference 

23rd-24th April 2015, Marriott Hotel, Vienna 

Confirmed Speakers


Mr. Krisztián Deme, Head of Sales, Marketing and Regulatory, Hungarian Gas Storage Ltd
‘Revealing the Real Value of Underground Gas Storage: Looking Beyond the Short Term and Seasonal Spreads’

 Mr. Chris Meredith, Senior Research Analyst, Wood Mackenzie ‘The Competitive Position of Indigenous Gas Supply vs. Imports’

Mr. András Jenei, Director, E2050 Interdisciplinary Research Center
‘Shale Gas Developments in Europe’

Mr. Christian Filippitsch, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
‘Regulatory and Competitive Aspects of Energy Markets’

Ms. Ilona Vári,  Head of EU Regulatory Affairs, MOL Group
‘Challenges in the EU Energy Markets Towards 2020’

Dr. Michael Thomadakis, Member of the Board, Regulatory Authority for Energy Greece
‘From Turkish Stream to Europe: the SEE- Stream?’

Mr. Bernhard Painz, Head of Gas Department, Energie-Control Austria
‘Tools for the Completion of the Internal Energy Market – The Updated Gas Target Model’

Ms. Anna Rizova, Managing Partner, Wolf Theiss
‘Black Sea Upstream Projects – Bulgarian and Romanian Perspective’

Mr. Julian Bowden, BP Gas and Power
Chairman Infrastructure, Markets and Prices Session

Mr. Mirek Topolánek, Director, International Development & Public Affairs, eustream
‘Eastring, Solution for Balkan, Solution for Europe’

Dr. Thomas Heissenberger, Head of System Management, Gas Connect Austria
‘Gas Transmission Projects in Austria’

Mr. Vladimir Đurović, Head of Development Department, PLINACRO
‘Gas Transmission Systems and Developments in Croatia and the Region’

Mr. Erol User, President & CEO, User Danismanlik AS
‘Turkey as a Gas Corridor’

Mr. Gottfried Steiner, Chairman of the Board, Central European Gas Hub
‘CEGH, the Regional Hub for Central and Eastern Europe’

Mr. Thilo Kassen, Head of Platform Management, PRISMA European Capacity Platform
 ‘Implementation of a Joint Platform. One  Successful Example of Using PRISMA’s Platform.’

Ms. Nicoleta Dima, Principal Banker, Natural Resources, EBRD
‘Financing Oil and Gas Upstream Projects’

Ms. Andrada Irimie, Energy Analyst, JBC Energy
 ‘Exploring the Current Situation in the European Crude Market’