Tuesday & Wednesday, February 2-3, 2016, Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens, Greece
Athens Energy Forum 2016 | Introduction
International events and environmental concerns are maintaining the energy security and the need for diversification at the top of the EU’s foreign policy agenda. The situation in the Middle East and North Africa compounds the challenge of finding reliable sources of alternative supplies. What makes this backdrop even more daunting is that crises in Russia and Ukraine and parts of the Middle East coincide with other vital energy security challenges. The TAP project: hailed by many as a “game changer” for the energy map of the region remains a high priority for Greece. What is the current situation. Is TAP on schedule and on budget? Are there new cooperation and development opportunities for the project? Gas & Oil exploration in Greece, Cyprus & eastern Mediterranean: What is the real picture like? Are new techniques and technologies increasing the potential of the region? As the reforms in the Greek energy market continue with the restructuring of the electricity sector or the privatizations in the gas sector, what are the opportunities and threats ahead?