The energy forum titled “The penetration of natural gas in Greece as a force for stability and development for the region of Southeast Europe”, organized by the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) at ESCP Europe under the auspices of the Technical
Chamber of Greece, was successfully held yesterday, Thursday July 9 2015, at the Hotel Grande
Bretagne in Athens.
The forum took place in a full room, where the attendance exceeded all expectations, with participation of over three hundred people, including leading representatives of all the major
energy companies operating in the Greek market, professionals, academics, industry and senior government officials.
The Greek Minister of Reconstruction of Production, Environment & Energy, Mr.
Panagiotis Lafazanis opened the proceedings of the forum with his keynote speech and played a
key role with his comments and observations throughout.
In the first part of the forum speakers Yannis Maniatis, Spyros Paleoyannis Periklis Katsioulas,
Timofey Khryapov, Elio Ruggeri, Konstantinos Xifaras and Leonidas Bakouras gave their view on
the penetration of natural gas in the country as a force for development and stability. The
discussion between the speakers and the Q&A session was moderated successfully by Yiannos
In the second part of the forum the growth prospects of the Greek Energy Market were analyzed
by the speakers, the audience and Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis. The conversation was moderated
by the President of the Forum, Prof. Kostas Andriosopoulos.
The videos from the forum are available online at the link below: http://www.livestreaming24.gr/energytv_synedrio_agoraenergeias.
AllAboutShipping was there too and indeed put forward some very vital questions based on peace in the region, the infrastructure saga vis-a=vis the ports /terminals and the LNG factor in shipping, particularly the Aegean Sea and its islands.