Hotel Rozálka, Pezinok

Speakers

Ing. Dean Brabec

Ing. Dean Brabec (Speaker 2018)

Managing Partner CEE, Arthur D. Little

With more than 20 years of consulting experience, Dean Brabec is a Managing Partner, Central & Eastern Europe at the Prague office of Arthur D. Little. Since joining the company in 2005, Dean has been in charge of sales, marketing, and project management, focusing on Oil & Gas, Utilities, Travel & Transportation, Telecommunication & Media and Public Services projects. Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, Dean worked as a Senior Manager at KPMG and Director at Deloitte Czech Republic. Dean led multi-million-dollar strategy and transformation projects in Central and Eastern Europe, Southeastern Europe and the Middle East for the largest companies and utilities in the regions. He helped to establish the Czech Energy Regulatory Office and is a former member of its Advisory Board. Dean is the President of the Chief Finance Officers’ Club (CFO Club) that numbers nearly 150 members from the leading Czech and Slovak companies.

Mgr. Jan Fousek

Mgr. Jan Fousek (Speaker 2018)

CEO of Association for Energy Accumulation AKU-BAT and member of board of Union of Modern Energy Sector

Jan mainly focuses on energy markets, he has worked in this sector since 2008. His opinions are regularly published by well-known domestic and international business media. He frequently gives speeches at prestigious energy conferences all over the world, mostly in Europe. Jan co-founded Virtuse Energy, once a well-esteemed European emissions and energy trading house. After 5 years of managing and co-owning this company, Jan sold his share in February 2016 and joined the Solar Global group as Managing Director. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Solar Association of the Czech Republic. There, he is responsible for international (especially European) agenda and active worldwide conference & media appearance. In July 2017, Jan took position of the CEO in AKU-BAT CZ, the first Czech association for supporting energy storage and battery development..Jan Fousek is, as a represantative of AKU-BAT, a member of board of the Union of Modern Energy Sector which provides the cooperation of professional unions in the field of modern energy market with the goal of securing the good conditions for technological improvements of the Czech economy.

JUDr. Rastislav Hanulák

JUDr. Rastislav Hanulák (Speaker 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018)

Partner, Capitol Legal Group

He served as an attorney since 2006. From 2003 to 2006 he worked as an external legal advisor at the prestigious Central European private equity company. He is experienced in the field of real estate as well as in the energy sector due to his current practice as an advisor to several companies from the energy sector. He is also skilled in commercial law, corporate law, acquisitions and privatization, competition and state aid law and the public healthcare law. He provided advice on large-scale transactions realized in Slovakia in the field of energy, acquisitions of healthcare facilities and real estate. He also participates in advisory bodies of employers' associations and legislative committees. Occasionally, he gives speeches at various professional conferences.

JUDr. PhDr. Vratislav Košťál

JUDr. PhDr. Vratislav Košťál (Speaker 2018)

Councillor of the legislature-administration, communications, science and research, ERÚ (Energy Regulatory Office)

Vratislav Košťál graduated at the Faculty of Law of the Masaryk University in Brno and the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Charles University in Prague. On both he passed the rigorous procedure. He held the leading posts in RWE Transgas, a.s., NAFTA a.s. and E.ON Czech Republic, s.r.o. From 2008 to 2016, he worked for ČEPS, a.s., initially as the Head of the Legal Support of Trade Department, and in 2009 he became the Head of the Centralized Legal Services Division. Prior to joining the Board of ERÚ (Czech Energy Regulatory Office), he was the Chief Consumer Protection attorney at the Czech National Bank. He co-authored a single comment on the Energy law and several publications on the liberalized electricity market.

Mgr. Martin Sliva

Mgr. Martin Sliva (Speaker 2013, 2018)

PMP, Project Coordinator, OKTE, a.s.

Martin Sliva graduated from the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations of the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Department of International Relations and Diplomacy. He completed the qualification by further education in the field of European Affairs Management at the Comenius University in Bratislava and the certification of Project Manager. In 2004-2012 he worked at the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic where he was a member of the negotiating team for the Slovak Republic in the Council of the European Union in the negotiations on the 3rd energy liberalization package and participated in its introduction into the Slovak energy legislation. Currently, he works as a project coordinator in OKTE, a.s. – it is the organizer of the short-term electricity market, that deals with European and domestic energy legislation, coordination of development activities in the electricity market, transparency and market integrity, and the development of smart grid.

Jan Žižka

Jan Žižka (Speaker 2018)

Senior Consultant - Energy Engineering Specialist, HATcom

Jan Žižka is a consultant and journalist specialised on energy, export and science matters and communications in these areas. He is HATcom's energy consultant and specialist and cooperates with the Government section for science, research and innovation. He is an analyst of the “oEnergetice.cz” website. From the nineties he has been a journalist in numerous Czech media dealing primarily with economics and foreign policy. In recent years, he has focused on the energy sector - mainly economic, political and business contexts. Beside other things, he was an EURO daily reporter and deputy editor-in-chief of the E15 daily.


Ing. Jaroslav Bacigál (Speaker 2012)

Head of Control Systems, Measurement and Data Management, SPP - distribúcia, a.s. (SPP - Distribution, a.s.)

He began his professional career in 1989 as a secondary school teacher and then as a programmer. Since 1997, he has been active in the Slovak gas industry a.s., (SPP, a.s.) Bratislava and after the establishment of a new company in 2004 in SPP-distribution, a.s. he worked in positions such as system technician, administrator and specialist of SCADA control systems and project management. He has led projects for remote monitoring of regulatory stations and middle-size buyers. Since 2009, he became the Head of the Systems Management, Measurement and Administration Department at SPP-Distribution, a.s. Bratislava. He is responsible for SCADA control systems, measurement and telemetry strategy, GIS and SLA for ICT.

Ing. Ladislav Bekéni (Speaker 2011)

Country Manager, United Energy Trading, a.s.

Mr. Bekéni graduated at the University of Economics in Bratislava (Faculty of Economic Informatics - Quantitative Methods in Economics and Business, Specialization - Operational Research and Econometrics). In years 2002 - 2005 he worked at Západoslovenská energetika, a.s. in Marketing Section (Analyst for Marketing and Price Analytics, Product Development and Marketing Specialist). In years 2005 - 2007 he worked for ČEZ a.s. branch office in Slovakia as a Business Development Manager - primarily focused on the development of electricity sales to end customers. Since 2007 – he has been working for the United Energy Trading a.s. as a Country Manager for Slovakia – he deals with electricity sales to end customers, management and development activities of United Energy Trading branch office in Slovakia.

Mgr. Hanuš Beran (Speaker 2011)

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Taures, a.s.

Mr. Beran is a graduate of Charles University in Prague. Between 2001 and 2004, he worked as a member of Board of directors of Taures a.s. In 2004 he become the Chairman of the Board of Directors. In his professional career he focuses mainly on consulting activities connected to energy trade, on economic and technical analysis, and on development of power equipment etc.

Ing. Ľubomír Blaško

Ing. Ľubomír Blaško (Speaker 2012)

Head of the CNG Sales Department, Slovenský plynárenský priemysel, a.s. (Slovak Gas Industry, a.s.)

Since 1984 he had been working in the Asbestoscement Factory in Nitra in various economic positions and as a Head of the information system of the company. In 1991, he joined Slovenský plynárenský priemysel, a. s. branch in Nitra, for the position of Deputy Director of the Economy and Trade Division. In 2001, he joined the SPP General Directorate in Bratislava, where he worked as a CIS project manager (SAP IS-U customer information system implementation) and director of the billing section. Since 2005 he became the Head of the CNG sales department in the SPP, a.s. Bratislava. In 2006 he received title of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the Brno Business School (and accreditation at Notthingham Trent University, UK).

Ing. Vojtech Červenka (Speaker 2012)

Commercial Director, Dalkia a.s., Member of the Board of Directors of the Slovak Association of Heat Producers

He completed his university studies in 1989 at the Slovak Technical University, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He obtained a DEA diploma from the 1991 at the Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, which also confirmed his degree of Engineer in France. Since 1994 he started working at Dalkia, where he held various managerial positions. Currently, he holds the position of Commercial Director of Dalkia a. s. Engagement in issues of heat generation support and the idea of energy efficiency is reflected in his activity in the board of directors of the Slovak Association of Heat Producers, in the board of directors of the European Federation of Intelligent Energy Efficiency Services, based in Brussels.

Daniel Domanovský (Speaker 2011)

Trade dealer for the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Vertis Finance, Ltd.

In the years 2002-2006 Mr. Domanovský worked for Menert s.r.o. Since 2006 - he has been working for Vertis Environmental Finance Ltd. as a trader of emission allowances (CZ, SK) and a project manager.

Ing. Jaromír Fajman (Speaker 2011)

Director of Gas Trading, United Energy Trading, a.s.

In 2002 Mr. Fajman graduated at the University of Chemical Technology in Prague, Faculty of Chemical Engineering (specialization on Economics and Management). Further, in 2003 he graduated at the Faculty of Environmental Protection (specialization on Gas, Coke Chemistry and Air Protection). Between years 2004 and 2007 he worked at the Gas industry department of the Czech Energy Regulatory Office (ERÚ) where he was responsible for the gas networks. His main activities were gas market modelling, price setting for final customers, international cooperation within the CEER and ERGEG working groups. Since 2007 he has been the Head of gas division of the United Energy Trading, a.s., one of the largest independent gas traders in the Czech Republic.

Ing. Iveta Fillová (Speaker 2012)

Specialist in Business Development and Strategy, SE Predaj (SE Sales)

In 1983 she finished university studies at STU, Faculty of Electrical Power Engineering and Informatics in Bratislava. After completing her studies, she worked in the company Západoslovenská energetika in Bratislava, where she, during 27 years, held various positions from the sales manager to the Head of sales department. Since 2011 she has been working for SE Sales as a Business Development and Strategy Specialist.

Ing. Jiří Gavor

Ing. Jiří Gavor (Speaker 2012)

Executive Director of ENA and Director of the Association of Independent Energy Suppliers

He is a graduate of the Czech Technical University, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering (ČVUT - FJFI), a candidate for physics and technical sciences. He has worked as a lecturer at the university and a researcher in the field of power engineering. In 1992 he founded the ENA consulting and he is the owner and manager of the company. He is also the Executive Director of the Association of Independent Energy Suppliers.

Mgr. Milena Geussová

Mgr. Milena Geussová (Speaker 2011 - 2013)

Special editor, PRO - ENERGY Magazine

Ms. Geussová is the editor of the PRO-ENERGY magazine. In years 2010-2014 she was the editor-in-chief of the PRO-ENERGY Magazine. She graduated at the Faculty of Philosophy at the Charles University. She has many years of experience in the media field where she specialised herself on the economy and later on the energy. In years 1990-1994 she worked in the economic section of Lidové noviny, in years 1994-1999 she was writing for the weekly magazine Týden, where she was the Head of the economic section for two years, from 1999 to 2008 she was employed in the weekly magazine Ekonom. Since 2008, he has been working externally with various media, such as Hospodářské noviny, Technický týdeník and others.

Ing. Ladislav Goryl

Ing. Ladislav Goryl (Speaker 2012)

Deputy Chief Executive Officer and the Underground Gas Storage Division Director, NAFTA a.s.

After graduating from the Ecology of Management and Technology at the Faculty of Mining at the Technical University of Košice, he worked as a technical engineer from 1995 till 2002. In 2002 to 2006, he worked as the Head of the Branch of Operations with a focus on underground natural gas storage, he subsequently became Head of Asset Management for one year. Currently, he holds position of Director of the Underground Natural Gas Branch and Deputy CEO in the company.

Ing. René Grebeň

Ing. René Grebeň (Speaker 2011)

CEO, Energie pro život

René Grebeň is the director of the company Energie pro život s.r.o., that is a dynamic supplier of electricity and gas in the Czech Republic. He also worked in companies Bohemia Energy, Energetické Centrum a.s. and Energy Supplier No. 1

Ing. Ladislav Gunčaga

Ing. Ladislav Gunčaga (Speaker 2013)

Expert on regulation in Západoslovenská energetika, a.s.

He graduated at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava, Department of Power Engineering - Production, Distribution and Utilization of Electricity. He worked mainly in companies specialised on design and construction of electrical power plants, e.g. at the the Regulatory Office for Network Industries (ÚRSO)- Department of Electric Power Regulation. He is currently working on the position of expert in the company Západoslovenská energetika, a.s.

Ing. Stanislav Janiš

Ing. Stanislav Janiš (Speaker 2012, 2013)

Partner and CEO of ENJA

He is a graduate of the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Technical University in Košice and the Institute of Judicial Engineering of the University of Žilina. He worked at the University Hospital in Martin as a Deputy, and as a Head of Office in the City of Martin. He was a member of the National Council of the SR, Chairman of the Committee on Economy, Construction and Transport. He has been involved in the preparation and approval of legislation in the fields of energy, heat, renewable energy and regulation. Today he is a partner and CEO of ENJA. He is actively participating in expert conferences, particularly in the field of energy.

Ing. Petr Jevič, CSc., prof. h.c.

Ing. Petr Jevič, CSc., prof. h.c. (Speaker 2012)

Executive Director, Sdružení pro výrobu bionafty Praha (Association for the Production of Biodiesel Prague)

He is a graduate of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague. Since 1978, he became an employee of VÚZT, v.v.i. Prague. From 1989 to 2010, he lectured externally at the Czech Technical University in Prague, on Technical Faculty. In 1990 he co-founded the Association for the Production of Biodiesel and since 2000 he is the Managing Director of this association. It focuses on the technological processes of processing of agricultural production, production of solid and motor biogenic fuels with a special focus on the sustainable and efficient use of biomass and agricultural residues, standardization and quality control of manufactured products.

Ing. Radoslav Jonáš (Speaker 2011)

Director of the Department of Air Protection, Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic

In the years 1996-2003 he worked for the Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic in various departments - the Department of Environmental Legislation, the Department of Waste Management and as the State Councillor in charge of the Waste Management. In the years 2003-2009 he worked for the Representation of Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia as a consultant, team leader and the country manager. In the years 2009-2011, he worked for the Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak republic in the emission allowance trading division as the department director, further in the Department of Air protection and finally in the State council.

Ing. Jan Klepáč

Ing. Jan Klepáč (Speaker 2012, 2013)

MGBM Executive Director, Slovenský plynárenský a naftový zväz (Slovak Gas and Oil Association)

After studying at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, SVŠT he worked until 1990 on managerial positions in the Oil and Gas Industry (precursor of the SPP, a. s.). Then, until 2001, he worked in political positions in the Slovak Parliament and also in the Office of the President of the Slovak Republic. Between 2001 and 2007, he was a Deputy at the Network Industries Regulatory Office (SR) and Chairman of the Regulatory Board. In 2006, he completed a Master's degree in Gas Management in the Netherlands and currently he is the Executive Director of the Slovak Gas and Oil Association NAFTA, a. s. and Chairman of the Working Group on Underground Storage at the International Gas Union.

Ing. Libor Kozubík

Ing. Libor Kozubík (Speaker 2012)

Consultant, IBM Czech republic

He graduated on the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Mining University - Technical University in Ostrava. In 1998-2005 he worked on projects of the implementation of electricity distribution information systems in Spain, Argentina, Moldova and the Czech Republic. In the Czech Republic, he participated in the project of implementing the information system of the Electricity Market Operator and in the implementation of projects in the field of electricity trading. Since 2007, he has been working for IBM as a power and utilities consultant - Smart Grids. Within IBM, he provided projects for leading Czech and Slovak electricity distribution companies in the field of Automated Meter Management, Work Force Management and e-mobility.

Henrich Krejčí

Henrich Krejčí (Speaker 2011, 2012)

Head of Energy Law, Regulatory and Public Affairs Unit, Slovenský plynárenský priemysel, a.s. (Slovak Gas Industry, a.s.)

He graduated from the Faculty of Law at the Comenius University in Bratislava. Since 2005, he had been working in the Slovenský plynárenský priemysel, a. s. He mainly deals with issues of energy law, regulation and competition. Since 2008, he became the head of Energy Law, Regulatory and Public Affairs Division, which, apart from legal advice in these areas, also includes issues related to company membership in professional organizations and institutional relations. He is a member of the Board of the Slovak Gas and Oil Association.

Mgr. Peter Kučera

Mgr. Peter Kučera (Speaker 2012, 2013)

Trade and marketing director, NAFTA a.s.

He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague. Since 2006 he is working for company NAFTA a.s. and since November 2010 he has been the chairman of the department of trade and marketing. He participated on important business projects, he is looking for market opportunities and develops new business strategies. At the same time, he leads and manages a business team and plays a key role in the negotiation process with domestic and foreign customers in various areas of the gas market.

RNDr. Ľubica Kučerová, PhD. (Speaker 2011)

Specialist for the administration of emission allowances, Dexia banka Slovensko a.s.

Ms. Kučerová is responsible for the management of the Slovak National Register of emission allowances, methodical design of the system administration and its implementation, setting of contractual policy for the participants in the register, external communication with the Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic. She is also performing emission allowance operations according to the instructions of the Ministry, as well as their helpdesk and in charge of communication with registry participants.

Ing. Hugo Kysilka

Ing. Hugo Kysilka (Speaker 2011)

Marketing director, VEMEX s.r.o

Mr. Kysilka is a graduate of the Czech Technical University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering with specialisation of industry economics. From 1980 to 1986 he worked for PZO Strojimport Praha state company specialised on export of machine tools. Between 1986-1991 he was a delegate of PZO Strojimport at the State Sales Department in Moscow. In 1991-1994/95 he was delegate of Tradeinvest in Moscow. Since 2004 he was the main representative of Transgas a.s. in Moscow. Since 2004 he has been employed by VEMEX s.r.o. as the Marketing Director

Ing. Petr Matuszek (Speaker 2011)

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director of ENERGETIKA TŘINEC, a.s.

Mr. Matuszek graduated at the Mining University in Ostrava, specialization on thermal engineering, further he graduated at the Palacký University in Olomouc, specialisation on ecologic aspects of environmental protection. From 1987 to 1994 he was the Head of the gas industry department of the Energetika Třinecké železárny. From 1994 to 1997 he was the Head of the Production and evaluation Department of ENERGETIKA TŘINEC, a.s. From 1997 to 2000 he was the Head of the Repair and Maintenance Operations of ENERGETIKA TŘINEC, later from 2000 to 2006 the Head of the ET Strategy Department. Since 2007 until now he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director of ET.

Ing. Jiří Michalík

Ing. Jiří Michalík (Speaker 2011)

Managing Director, TAURON Czech Energy s.r.o.

Mr. Michalík graduated at the Technical University in Ostrava at the Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, specialization - Heat and Nuclear Machines and Management, specializing in industrial power engineering. Between 1995 and 1999, he was the Head of Regional Office and a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Energy Managers, from 2003 to 2008 he was the responsible representative of the "clean traders" group within the Operator Market Committee of OTE Czech Republic. In 2011 he is re-elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the Czech Association of Energy Managers

Ing. Miroslav Mikovec

Ing. Miroslav Mikovec (Speaker 2013)

Expert for energy at the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute in Bratislava

He studied European Development Programs and Environmental Management at the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra. He passed part of his education at the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands. He is currently working as a sectoral expert for energy at the Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute in Bratislava in the field of monitoring of emissions and air quality. He is responsible for reporting of greenhouse gas emissions under the National Inventory System.

Ing. Roman Molin

Ing. Roman Molin (Speaker 2013)

Company's leadership strategy, ENERGETIKA TŘINEC, a.s.

He graduated at the University of Chemical Technology in Prague. At the end of his studies he worked for 1,5 years in a smaller company dealing with gas equipment. Since 1994, he has been working in ENERGETIKA TŘINEC, a.s., where held during 19 years of his career various positions such as the technical development consultant, the ecologist of the company and the head of the chemical treatment of water. Since 2007, he is in charge of the company's leadership strategy.

Ing. Igor Nagy

Ing. Igor Nagy (Speaker 2011)

CEO, ČEZ Slovakia, s.r.o.

Mr. Nagy is a graduate of the Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics. In the years 2002 - 2003, he worked for the Municipal Office in Košice, in the years 2003 - 2006 he worked for VSE a.s. electricity trading company and since 2006 - till now he acts as CEO in CEZ Slovakia, s.r.o.

Ing. Pavlína Novotná, MSc.

Ing. Pavlína Novotná, MSc. (Speaker 2011, 2013)

Sales Director, Fern Capital Trading Ltd.

Ms. Novotná is a graduate of the Czech Technical University in Prague, specializing in Landscape Engineering, as well as she is a graduate of the Cranfield University in the UK, Environmental Management for the Commercial Sector. In years 2008-2010, she worked as a trader at Carbon Capital Markets Ltd. She is co-founder and commercial director of FERN Capital Trading Ltd. In her professional carrier she monitors European environmental legislation and policy and the developments on the emission allowances markets.

Ing. Vladimír Pestún (Speaker 2011)

Managing Director, E.ON Elektrárne, s.r.o.

In 1981-1986 Mr. Pestún studied at the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bratislava, Department of Heat Nuclear and Power Machines and Equipment. In years 1986 -1997 he worked for Benzinol as the Head of the Power Industry of Kľačany. In years 1997 - 2008 Steam-gas cycle Bratislava, Head of operation cycles. In the years 2002 - 2003 he held the position of technical supervision during the reconstruction of the Bratislava waste incinerator. Subsequently, in the years 2008 - 2010 he worked as the director of construction in Malženice. Since January 2011 the director of the Malženice power plant and the manager of E.ON Elektrárne s.r.o.

Ing. Monika Rafaelisová (Speaker 2011)

Senior consultant, EKOS PLUS s.r.o.

Ms. Rafaelisová is a graduate of the Faculty of Chemistry at STU in Bratislava. From 1996 to 2004 she worked for Pohronská strojárna a.s. as an administrator of environmental and work safety, since 2004 she works in Nemak Slovakia s.r.o., as Head of Department of work safety and environment. At present he is a senior consultant at EKOS PLUS s.r.o

Ing. Milan Sedláček, Ph.D. (Speaker 2012, 2013)

Director of Strategy and Regulation, eustream

He has been in the gas industry since 1992 when he started working for SPP. Since 2002, he has been in charge of the sale of transport capacities and business development. Since its renaming to eustream, a. s., he is managing the area of strategy and regulatory affairs, while at the same time taking part in implementing European legislation into the domestic one. At the same time, he coordinates the activities of eustream and he represents Slovak gas and petroleum union in the program committee of IGU for strategy and regulation.

Ing. Aleš Soukup, CSc. (Speaker 2013)

Consultant

He graduated from the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, where he obtained a doctorate in chemical and energetic fuel processing in 1989. He worked at the Federal Ministry for Strategic Planning, later for Agip Czechoslovakia / Agip Czech Republic (now Eni Czech Republic) and subsequently for Česká rafinérská a.s., Litvínov. During his professional career, he participated in the privatization and transformation of the state economy to the market economy - the entry of foreign investors into Czech refineries, establishment of the Česká rafinérská brand and the transition of Česká rafinérská from simple production to commercial processing refinery. He is the author of numerous professional publications and articles. Today, he works as an external consultant, he cooperates externally with the Czech association of petroleum industry and trade (ČAPPO), the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague and with the PRO-ENERGY Magazine.

Ing. Alena Šalamonová (Speaker 2011, 2012)

Manager of regulatory and market affairs, Slovenské elektrárne, a.s. (Slovak power plants, a.s.)

After graduating from the Faculty of Nuclear and Physical Engineering at ČVUT in Prague, she worked in several positions at Slovak Power Plants, a. s., At the Research Institute of Energy and in various national and international energy associations. In the years 2001-2003 she worked as a member of the Board of Directors of the Slovak Electricity Transmission System, as the Director of Development and International Cooperation. From 2002 to 2006, she worked as a national system operator representative in the UCTE Steering Committee. At present, she works at Slovenské elektrárne, a.s. in the position of manager of regulatory and market affairs. She is also active in the Presidium of the Slovak Board of the World Energy Council, in the Executive Committee of the Slovak Nuclear Society and in the Management Committee for Production and Energy Policy of the Eurelectric International Association.

Ing. Michal Ščepánek (Speaker 2012)

Head of the measurement team, ZSE distribúcia a.s. (ZSE distribution, a.s.)

After studying at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Slovak Technical University he obtained an engineering degree in 2005. In 2005-2007 he worked as a technician of measurement technique for small customers for Západoslovenská energetika a.s. Between 2007 and 2010, he worked for the same company as the measurement management specialist, and he also managed the Smart Metering pilot project as project manager. From 2010 to 2011, he worked as Head of Measurement Management, Západoslovenská energetika a. s., he led the Measurement Administration, Measuring Instruments Administration, DM Modules DM, EDM, Intelligent Measurement Projects. Since 2011, he has become the head of measurement and data for ZSE Distribúcia a.s.

Ing. Juraj Šedivý, Ph.D.

Ing. Juraj Šedivý, Ph.D. (Speaker 2012)

Market development specialist, OKTE, a.s.

He graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and informatics of STU in Bratislava. In 2005 to 2008 he worked at various positions in the Slovak Electricity Transmission System, a.s. From 2008 to 2011, he worked for various private companies, such as an energy analyst, where he was dealing with energy consulting and analysis, especially in the electricity and gas market, further with European and national legislation, reducing the cost of different power consumption locations. Since 2011 he has been a market development specialist at OKTE, a. s., dealing with international and national projects, European and national legislation and communication with market participants.

Mgr. Peter Ševce (Speaker 2012)

Project manager ZSE and member of the Institute for Energy Security

He studied at the Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations of Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, where he dealt with the political relations of buyers and suppliers of raw materials. Shortly after being active in the Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency (SIEA), he focused on renewable energy sources and energy efficiency. At the same time, he participated in several international projects and represented Slovakia at the International Energy Agency (IEA). He is a member of the Institute for Energy Security. He also works as a project manager at E.ON Slovakia, with a strong emphasis on electromobility and cooperation with the academic community.

Ing. Tomáš Šipoš

Ing. Tomáš Šipoš (Speaker 2011, 2013)

Regulatory expert, Západoslovenská energetika a.s.

Graduate of the University of Economics in Bratislava, Faculty of Business Studies. His professional education on energy regulation was completed at the Florence School of Regulation and Barcelona GSE. He is professionally active in energy regulation since 2007. He is regulatory expert of the Západoslovenská energetika a.s.

Ing. Pavel Šramko (Speaker 2011, 2012)

CEO, OKTE, a.s.

He is a graduate of the Electrical Engineering University, until 2004 he worked in the field of electrotechnical industry and telecommunication in various managerial positions. From 2004 to 2006 he worked at SEPS, a.s., first as Executive Director, then as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Trade Officer and SED. From 2006 to 2008 he worked as the sales director of Slovintegra Energy, s.r.o. From 2008 to 2010 he was Director of Strategy for Taures Slovakia, s.r.o. From 2010 to the present he is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director of OKTE, a.s.

Prof. Ing. Ľubomír Šooš, Ph.D.

Prof. Ing. Ľubomír Šooš, Ph.D. (Speaker 2013)

Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Slovak Technical University (STU)

He graduated at the Department of Production Machines and Equipment at the Faculty of Engineering of the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava (1983), where he received the Ph.D. title in 1991. Since 1989, he has been working at the Faculty of mechanical Engineering of STU in Bratislava, first as a lecturer, later as Deputy Head of the Department of Manufacturing technology (since 1991) and as the head of department (2000-2007). Since 2007 he has been the Dean of the STU Faculty of mechanical engineering, where he became a professor in the field of Manufacturing Technology in 2009.

Ing. Vladimír Turček (Speaker 2012)

Head of the Development Division, Západoslovenská energetika, a.s.

In 2002, he completed his studies at the Faculty of Business Management of the University of Economics in Bratislava. In 2010, he graduated from the same university as an external PhD student at the Faculty of International Relations. In the years 2002 to 2004 he worked as an office manager in the financial section at the National Bank of Slovakia. From 2004 to 2008, he was Head of the Strategy and Regulatory Section of Západoslovenská energetika, a.s. (ZSE). In 2008-2010, he worked as a project manager in the field of energy. Since November 2010, he has become again the head of Strategy and Regulation at ZSE and since April 2011 as Head of Corporate Development.

Ing. Igor Vereš (Speaker 2012)

Department of Climate Change Policy, Ministry of the Environment of the Slovak Republic

After completing his studies at the Military Academy in Brno, he worked in military development, dealing with technical and economic analyzes. Since 2009, he has been working at the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic, where he deals with renewable energy sources, low-carbon technologies and measures to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change.

Ivan Weiss

Ivan Weiss (Speaker 2011)

Director of Risk Planning and Management, Slovak Gas Industry, a.s.

Mr. Weiss is responsible for planning the development of consumption on the market, sales reporting and risk analysis, as well as price setting in trade policy and regulating prices for gas supply.

JUDr. Igor Zbojan, PhD

JUDr. Igor Zbojan, PhD (Speaker 2012, 2013)

Main State Council, Section of Energy, Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic

In 1994, he completed his postgraduate studies at the Faculty of Law of Comenius University, then graduated from EU law at the Faculty of Management of the same university. At the University of Bratislava he remained as an external worker, and in 2010 he started to work at the Pan-European University in Bratislava. He is mainly focused on economic legislation, he is a long-time employee of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic. He is attending various conferences and seminars about energy legislation.