Join us at the most important event in Romania dedicated to energy efficiency and sustainable energy program development!
The oportunities and challenges of implementing energy efficiency programs as the next step in Romania’s energy strategy will be debated in the largest conference dedicated to this sector in Romania, the Energy Efficiency Forum 2014, organised by the Romanian Association for Promoting Energy Efficiency ARPEE and GOVNET Conferences.
This national conference comes at a crucial moment as the implementation of the 2012/27/EU Directive to Energy Efficiency will come into force. The Summit speakers will provide the latest information to help your company adapt and comply to the Directive requirements - it will also involve you in the debate that shapes the future directions of Romania's energy markets and energy services development.
The Romanian Energy Efficiency Forum 2014 is a perfect networking platform that will create new ventures and investment opportunities in the area of sustainable and energy efficient program development.
The event is created to generate business ventures and present the investment opportunities in Romania's energy efficiency programs as well as to connect government representatives and regulatory authorities with private companies.
Romanian Energy Efficiency Forum 2014 - October 9, 2014 - Hotel InterContinental Bucharest
Target group: Local and International experts from the energy industry and Romanian authorities supervising and regulating the field.
Language: English and Romanian (with simultaneous translation provided)
Registration: Conference participation fee is 149 € + VAT/ person.
The fee includes the participation in the conference sessions, coffee breaks and lunch, as well as the conference proceedings documents.
All registration fees mentioned above exclude 24% Romanian VAT. Register online via the registration page on http://govnet.ro
Registration conditions: The program and the speakers are subject to change. Should the conference be cancelled due to force majeure, unavailability of the conference venue, speakers being prevented or for other good cause, the organizer reserves the right to cancel the conference. In case of cancellation all participants will be informed promptly. In this case, all registration fees will be reimbursed.
Payment: Payment can be made by bank transfer prior to the event. Please take into consideration the limited seats availability, therefore we recommend that registrations are made prior to the week of the event.
Hotel: Exclusively for you we have got a limited number of rooms available at special rates in the InterContinental Hotel Bucharest. In order to accommodate you together with the other participants, please reserve your room by no later than one week before arrival.
|08:00 - 08:30||
Delegates Registration and welcome coffee
|08:30 - 10:00||
Romanian policy and legislation relating to Energy Efficiency 2012/27 EU Directive
Moderator: Emil Calota – Vice-President, ANRE
|10:00 - 10:15||
Networking coffee break
|10:15 - 12:15||
The Romanian Industrial Sector - specific market aspects and implementation barriers
Moderator: Corneliu Radulescu – Director General ANRE
|12:15 - 12:30||
Networking Coffee break
|12:30 - 14:00||
Energy Efficiency programs for buildings, biomass and biogas
Moderator: Prof. Aureliu Leca - Executive Director ARPEE
|14:00 - 14:45||
|14:45 - 16:00||
Energy Efficiency programs - lighting
Moderator: Prof. Aureliu Leca - Executive Director ARPEE
|16:00 - 16:30||
Mr. Gerard Verdebout is the President of Romanian Association for Promoting Energy Efficiency. He is also Technical & Operation Director for Dalkia Romania, wich he joined in May 2012. Previously he worked for Dalkia in Portugal and Chile.
Prof. Aureliu Leca is the Executive Director of the Association for Promotion of Energy Efficiency. His educational background includes the title of doctor engineer and head of class of the Politechnic Institute in Bucharest, specialized in thermo energy, Fulbright Fellow in Nuclear Engineering, University of Florida, Member of the Academy of Technical Sciences in Romania, Professor and Head of the UNESCO Chair of Engineering Sciences at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest. He is also the author of 34 books and 141 published works. His professional background includes the positions of State Secretary for Energy, Ministry of Industry, CEO of Autonomous Electricity - RENEL, UNDP Project Coordinator "Energy Management Center", President, Company Bossard Consultants (France) Romania, President, National Confederation of Romanian Employers, President, Romanian National Committee of World Energy Council, Member of the Senate, Romanian President awarded Mr. Leca the National Order "Star of Romania", in Knight Degree.
Mr. Emil Calota is the Vice President of the National Regulatory Authority for Energy since 2012. Previously he held different management positions in the oil until 2000. Between 2000-2008 he served as Mayor of Ploiesti.
Mr. Rodin TRAICU serves as deputy for Industry and Services Committee of the Chamber of Deputies since 2012. Between may 2012 and december 2012 he served as Secretary of State for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Business Environment. Previously he held various management positions in the private sector.
Mr. Mihnea Constantinescu is Ambassador at large, Special representative for Energy Security. Previously, he served for different Governments as Director of the Prime Minister’s Office, State Counselor and Diplomatic Counselor to the Prime Minister, spokesman of the Government. As a diplomat in the MFA he was State Secretary Coordinator, General Director for political affairs, and director of the minister’s office. In 2001 he acted as Personal Representative of the CiO-OSCE for South Eastern Europe during Romanian Chairmanship and in 2003 he was the Romanian representative to the Provisional Authority in Baghdad and advisor to the Iraqi MFA. Before joining the diplomatic service he was a faculty member at UPB in Nuclear Power Engineering and obtained the doctorate in this field.
Mr. Dan Gheorghiu is the President of the Institute for Studies and Power Engineering – ISPE, since 1992 and since 2012 he is also the counselor of the Prime-Minister for Energy.
Mr. Varujan Vosganian's professional background includes the positions of Minister of Economy and Finance (2007 - 2008) , Minister of Economy and Commerce (2006-2007) and Commission Chairman economic, industrial and services Senate (2008-2012t). Mr. Vosganian is also the Vice President of the National Liberal Party (2007-present) and holds a doctorate in economy from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest.
With extensive experience in the energy field, she coordinates energy and environment policies taking into consideration EU requirements and the national priorities in terms of energy security. Between 2007 – 2012, she acted as Diplomatic counselor at the Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union. Previously, she was a counselor at the Direction for Energy Policy – strategies and policies in the energy field, within the Ministry of Economy. Elena Popescu holds a PhD in Energy security in Romania – Comparison of energy technologies and opportunities for nuclear energy.
Mr. Corneliu Rotaru, PhD, is Director for Energy Efficiency Projects and Authorization Division at the National Regulatory Authority for Energy since 2009. Previously he served as high level advisor, director and general director at the National Regulatory Authority for Energy.
Gheorghe Dobra, Phd, Executive MBA, graduated from the Bucharest Polytechnic Institute. He joined Alro in 1984 and has held various engineering and executive positions since. Mr. Dobra is currently the CEO and member of the Board of Directors of the smelter.
Ms. Lavinia Saniuţă is the Country Manager of Veolia, Romania. From May 2014 she is General Director Dalkia România. Since 2009 she was Deputy General Director Dalkia România. Veolia Environnement has three divisions Water, Waste and Energy
Razvan GRECU is Vice-president for Public Affairs and Market Intelligence at GDF SUEZ Energy Romania. He is responsible for public policy analysis, market and market design analyses and relationship with external stakeholders. He holds a PhD in Political Science and had various scholarships in the past, including an OSF/Chievening scholarship at University of Oxford, UK.
Starting June 2014, Bogdan Balaci joined Philips Lighting as the new general manager for South-East Europe. His main objectives are to develop the business strategically and operationally, including strengthening the company's position as the industry leader in innovative lighting solutions. He is based in Romania and has over 15 years’ management experience in the IT market.
Ionel Bors is the Country Manager of ArcelorMittal Galati, appointed in this position since February 2010.
Tudor Socea is General Manager at EnergoBit ESCO. He has a wide expertise in energy efficiency projects and a good knowledge of the ESCO market in Romania. With more than 8 years of experience in the energy sector, occupying different positions in companies like EnergoBit or ABB, is also involved as co-owner in multiple renewable energy projects in Romania.
Mr. Gheorghe Tucu is the owner and GM of Valeg Creative Solutions, a company providing consultancy, engineering, implementation, operating and maintenance services for small and medium size cogeneration applications. He succeeded to install more than 20 cogeneration units, on natural gas and biogas. His background also includes: CEO at IPA, Country Manager for Honeywell in Romania, General Manager at AB Energy Romania. He’s currently President of the Romanian standardization body, ASRO, and member of the Board of RENAR, the Romanian certification body.
Roxana Sunica is in charge of developing and implementing the strategy and the marketing plan for the first organization authorized for collecting and recycling waste lamps in Romania . She also elaborated and implemented awareness campaigns - e.g.: “Marea Debarasare”, “Ziua Verde 2008”, www.omuletiiverzi.ro, www.coltverde.ro
Mr. Vasile Muntenita is the President of COGEN Romania since 2013. He has experience in the construction and operation of heating and thermal stations. Between 2008-2009 he was the Director of GDF-SUEZ ENERGY SERVICES – ROMANIA and between 2009-2013 he was the Commercial Director of ROMELECTRO.
Ms. Cerna Mladin President Association of Energy Building Auditors.
Mr. Catalin Dragostin is the Executive Director of Energy Serv since 1996. During this period, he implemented many energy efficiency projects and contracts with power plants and refineries in Romania and Bulgaria (Petromidia refinery, Pitesti power plant, Petrotel refinery, Neftochim refinery-Bulgaria, Pleven refinery-Bulgaria). Previously he worked for Romanian Energy Authority RENEL, o different positions.
Mr. Vlad Voiculescu is a VP with Group Infrastructure Finance of Erste Group Bank AG, based in Austria, in charge with business & group policy development in the area of energy efficiency.
Mr. Andrei CECLAN is Doctor Engineer – Energy Auditor at SERVELECT, an ESCO company from Cluj-Napoca. His energy efficiency story started some 10 years ago, during an Energy Management faculty course, when he realized that all his acquired electrical engineering knowledge and experience can be put together in a very practical way. What it followed was a series of more than 150 energy audits in different industry sectors or building facilities.
Mr. Costin Ionescu graduated the “Politehnica” University from Bucharest – Faculty of Power Engineering in 1995 and obtained the title of Master in Energy Efficiency in 1996. His entire professional career revolves in the area of energy efficiency in several public and private companies. Starting June 2012 he joined Gruppo AB as Regional Sales Manager at AB Energy Romania. In this position he is continuously promoting the energy efficiency and “green power” production with reciprocating engines in modular structure.
Mark Velody is the Project Manager for the EU/EBRD Romania and Tractebel Engineering - SME Sustainable Energy Finance Facility (RoSEFF)
In over 20 years of business, research and development experience, Mr. Matei has held positions ranging from R&D engineer to lecturer and general manager. Since 1991, he has provided consultancy locally and internationally. Mr. Stelian Matei is currently working as Lighting Engineering Center Manager at the Cape University of Cape Town Electronics and Optoelectronics Lector as well as Scientific Director at Electromagnetica.
Mr. Adrian Balsanu is Country Sales Director at Bosch Termotehnica since 2009. Previously he held the position of Department Manager Security and Safety Equipment within Robert Bosch. He is a graduate of the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest.
Mr. Gabriel Istoc is one of the owners and General Manager of the B-Team Consult and Services SRL. The company acts in the industrial services through B-Team Corrosion Protection and energy industry through B-Team Energy and Environment which promotes the benefits of CHP, adsorption systems and biomass gasification technologies. Mr. Istoc is assisting young entrepreneurs in making their businesses grow and succed, being an active member of the European Insitute of Business Networking and Romanian Business Leaders Foundation. He acts as well in social area at international level, being an alumni of BMW Foundation.
Dorin Beu is the President of Romanian National Lighting Committe (www.cnri.ro) since 2013. He is the manager of Lighting Engineering Laboratory of Technical University of Cluj-Napoca and chief-editor of Ingineria Iluminatului review. Director of Transylvania Chapter of Romanian Green Building Council (www.rogbc.org) and has teach sustainable lighting in Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Greece and Portugal.
The Romanian Association for Promotion of Energy Efficiency (ARPEE) is a legal entity that has as a purpose to promote, develop and sustain the activities in the field of energy efficiency in Romania. As founding members ARPEE has nine Romanian private legal entities: ABB, Alstom Power, Dalkia, Elcomex, EnergoBit, GDF Suez Energy, Lafarge, Petrom, PwC.
Producing over 200,000 metric tonnes of primary aluminium, Alro is the largest aluminium smelter in Central and Eastern Europe (excluding CIS). Alro is one of Romania’s largest companies with an important contribution to the local and national economic development. The company is part of the 7th largest aluminium producer worldwide, Vimetco NV, which has operations in Romania, China and Sierra Leone. Alro's shares are traded on the Bucharest Stock Exchange.
With 119 million tones of annual production capacity and 245,000 employees across 60 countries, ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company. ArcelorMittal is the leader in all major global steel markets, including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with leading research and development and technology, as well as sizeable captive supplies of raw materials and outstanding distribution networks. With an industrial presence in more than 22 countries spanning four continents, the company covers all of the key steel markets, from emerging to mature.
The Renault group has been making cars since 1898. Today it is an international multi-brand group, selling more than 2.6 million vehicles in 128 countries in 2013, with 37 manufacturing sites, and employing nearly 122,000 people. Ranked 1st in Europe in LCV sales during the last 16 years, Renault has managed to consolidate its top position also on the Romanian market for the last 3 years (top 3). Renault reinforces the general strategy addressed to legal entities with Renault PRO+ concept, launched in 2010 in over 20 countries and more than 300 dedicated centres. Renault presence in Romania is backed-up by a national network of 38 dedicated dealerships, 12 of them being especially created for serving legal entities in their daily business needs.
The object of activity of the company EnergoBit ESCO, member of the EnergoBit Group, is the execution of ESCO projects, based on the more than 20-year experience of the Group in the electrical power field and on the necessary financial leverage. EnergoBit ESCO was set up in order to answer to the high demand of the public or private large electricity consumer and in order to upgrade and render efficient the power installation, in view of diminishing electricity costs and of pursuing long-term development.
With main focus on meaningful innovation, we serve professional and consumer markets through three overlapping sectors: Lighting, Healthcare and Consumer Lifestyle. Throughout our portfolio, we demonstrate our innovation capacity by translating customer insights into meaningful technology and applications that improve the quality of people’s lives. We’ve been in the lighting business for over 100 years but if someone told us in 1891 that one day light would be controlled from the palm of our hand, we wouldn’t have been surprised. That’s because we’re always looking to tomorrow to understand how light will improve and influence our lives in the future.
Bosch Thermotechnik GmbH represents the Thermotechnology Division of the Bosch Group. Together with its subsidiaries, the company is a leading supplier of heating products and hot water solutions in Europe. Bosch Thermotechnology has strong international and regional brands and manufactures a diversified product range in European, American and Asian countries.
EU EBRD Romania SME Sustainable Energy Finance Facility - RoSEFF - is a 60 Million EUR programme from the European Union (EU) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to help SMEs invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. So far, 90 RoSEFF investments, representing 17.5 million Euro of lending, are under-way or complete.
RoSEFF features financing of up to 1 million Euro per investment; free technical consultancy from Tractebel Engineering; EU grants (non-reimbursable) of up to 150.000 Euro, and very, very fast procedures - ranging from 10 minutes to around three weeks.
Founded and run by Angelo Baronchelli, Gruppo AB has been operating for more than 30 years in cogeneration, energy efficiency and in the energy valorization of renewable sources. Today, Gruppo AB is made of 14 companies, 500 employees, operating directly in six countries and through partnerships in several more markets. Gruppo AB has designed and installed over 800 “turn-key” cogeneration systems, characterized by high efficiency, modularity, compactness and easy transport. Peculiarities that fully satisfy the energy requirements of the different varieties of combined heat & power applications all over the world.
Cogeneration systems that improve AB Clients energy efficiency through natural gas applications in the industrial environment (Coca Cola, Nestlè, Pfizer, Ferrero, Kraft etc.); through the biogas ones (400 farms, landfills and industries like Cargill and Inalca turning wastes in biogas); and through the APG applications, associated petroleum gas (15 MW for Petrom Romania).
Tractebel Engineering (GDF SUEZ) is a leading international engineering company, and offers state-of-the-art design and consultancy solutions for the energy and infrastructure markets. The regional company of Tractebel Engineering in Romania provides tailored solutions from site selection, conceptual and feasibility studies, basic and detailed design to complete project management and supervision of the commissioning as well as consultancy for project development and financing. The company is involved in projects for power generation, including renewables, power system consulting, power transmission & distribution, end-use, energy efficiency, as well as large infrastructures, such as motorways, roads, waterways and municipal water & wastewater networks.
B-Team Energy and Environment represents one of the B-Team Consult and Services group’s division and has a full range of specialized high efficiency cogeneration services and equipment on natural gas, biogas, syngas; steam turbines and biomass plants, ensuring depending on the priorities of the specific equipment up to management of the entire project. Our activity focuses on getting high efficiency energy from renewable sources and intends to bring significant returns for investors and energy savings, as well as innovative management of natural resources for the future.
CNRI - Romanian National Lighting Committee is the national committee of International Commission on Lighting. CNRI aim is to promote lighting, support cooperation and exchange of information The committee is involved in longlife learning programs and since 2013 has introduced a new profession - lighting specialist. CNRI was founded in 1957.
Recolamp Association commits to take over from the lamp producers in Romania their responsibility regarding the management of waste generated by the products delivered on the market and also to create a background to recycle it in safety conditions for the environment and for human health.
In order to decrease pollution, Recolamp association commits to carry its activity efficiently and responsibly towards the environment. Moreover, all its efforts of envisage the collection and the recycling in compliance with the regulations of the European legislation, by making people aware of the necessity to adopt a friendly behavior towards the environment.
Romanian Photovoltaic Industry Association – RPIA was founded in March 2012 with the purpose to represent the interests of this fast growing industry, to raise its awareness and to create a proper development and networking environment for potential investors in the Romanian market. The association now gathers under its umbrella over 70 international and national companies with extensive expertise in the PV sector. As of October 2012, RPIA became a member of the most important photovoltaic association at an international level, EPIA.
AREL is a professional association founded in 2008 to come in support of those working in the electrical field in Romania by protecting and promoting their professional interests and activities. In order to achieve this objectives, AREL permanently develops strong relations with the Romanian authorities in the field, and with professional associations in Romania and abroad.
The Romanian Association of Municipalities (AMR), previously named the Romanian Federation of Municipalities (FMR), was set up in 1990 by 30 founding associate members (municipalities) as an organization dedicated to local authorities support and representation. The Romanian Association of Municipalities includes presently 103 municipalities and the six districts of Bucharest Municipality - 109 members (all cities with the status of “municipiu” in Romania).
The German-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK Romania) was established in September 2002. With its almost 530 members it is the largest bilateral economic association in Romania. AHK Romania is the official representative of the German economy in Romania and plays a key role in fostering the German-Romanian economic relations. Furthermore, as a professional service provider, the AHK Romania offers a wide spectrum of services in supporting German companies to enter the Romanian market and to establish new branches in Romania. The AHK Romania sees itself also as a partner for Romanian companies interested in the German market.
TERRA Mileniul III Foundation is an environmental protection organization that develops ecological projects at national and international level, in the fields of energy, transport and climate change. Climate change is the main area of our activities and interest. We make efforts to improve public policies and to help people adapt to climate change effects. TERRA III’s activities focus on the shift from fossil fuels and nuclear energy to energy efficiency and the use of renewable sources of energy; from unsustainable consumption and products to new technologies and environmentally friendly products. Since 1998, TERRA III has developed over 100 projects focused on energy, transport, public policies (public participation, environment legislation monitoring, advocacy) and education.
WEC-RNC is a founding member of the World Energy Council, from 1924. WEC-RNC mission is to promote the sustainable supply and use of energy for the benefit of all. WEC-RNC members are: important national companies, trade companies, energy producers, suppliers and distributors, national electricity and heat regulatory authorities; non-working organizations, decisions makers; governmental agenties, energy users, research and development institutes, universities etc
The Romanian Green Building Council is a non-profit, non-political association encouraging the market, educational, and legislative conditions necessary to promote high performance construction that is both sustainable and profitable. The RoGBC is an inclusive organization recognizing the important involvement of a wide array of companies and organizations including: Real Estate Developers, Investors, Banks and other Financial Services, Facilities Managers, Construction Manufacturers, Expertise and Technology providers, Professional Firms (Architects, Engineers, Consultants, Lawyers, Etc.), Academia, and NGOs, among other stakeholders.
The Romanian Association of Energy Auditors for Buildings (AAECR) was founded in 2004 with major objectives related to energy efficiency in buildings, use of renewable energy sources, and to promoting the energy auditor profession and the legal acts associated to these domains. AAECR is a professional association that has about 420 members, which are either individual certified energy auditors, or collective members from companies that have a significant roles on the energy efficiency and/or RES market .
The National Association was founded in February 2003 by 22 membres. Currently the association has 34 membres, which are mainly thermal energy production and distribution units in 32 large cities in Romania. It should be noted that at the time of fundation the association was only present in several large cities. In 2004 important DH operators surch an those in Bucharest, Constanta. Cluj and Craiova joined the association and now more that 80% of the thermal energy market of Romania is covered by COGEN Romania.
The Romanian Energy Efficiency Forum 2014 will be organized at the InterContinental Hotel in Bucharest.
InterContinental Bucharest is a five star hotel that provides a highclass background for conferences, receptions and other types of events. Located right in the center of Bucharest, it is within walking distance from the Old City – Bucurestiul Vechi. The main subway station and the central bus station are just across the street. There are also taxi ranks directly in front of the hotel.
Special accommodation rates and hotel reservation
Summit participants benefit from special accommodation rates. Please send your accommodation requests directly to:
Mrs. Simona Sercan – Senior Convention Sales Manager
Fill in the hotel reservation form attached to benefit fom the special delegate rates at the Intercontinental Hotel.