EMART Energy 2012 opening session features the European Energy Transition


EMART Energy 2012 opening session features the European Energy Transition

EFET and CEOs of large energy traders to discuss pressing issues

More than 850 energy trading professionals will gather at the upcoming EMART Energy 2012 from 21-22 November in Amsterdam, at the 14th edition of what is regarded as Europe’s largest and leading platform for energy traders.

According to Nel Jonk, the EMART Energy programme director, the European energy market is undergoing huge changes and is rapidly developing new rules. She continues: “with the nuclear exits in Germany and renewables becoming bigger, we have to look into the question how they can be integrated in the wholesale market. And which other types of plant will underpin baseload supply in the future and whether there will be a larger role for gas.”

She explains furthermore that the industry is still very concerned about financial regulatory and market supervisory burdens, which last year’s EMART Energy delegates indicated as being the biggest threat to the health of the wholesale power market.

The EMART Energy programme director says the event presents the industry with a unique opportunity to get together and discuss how all these trends and changes will affect energy trading in Europe.  Says Nel Jonk:  “our EMART Energy trader’s panel will share their perspectives on the European energy transition and Paul van Son who was the founder and chairman of EFET for 14 years will handover to Paul Dawson, Head of Regulatory Affairs of RWE Supply & Trading and the new EFET Chairman.”

Leading speakers and panelists in the EMART Energy opening session include:

• Stephen Asplin, Managing Director, Vattenfall Energy Trading
• Paul Dawson, Head of Regulatory Affairs of RWE Supply & Trading and the new EFET Chairman
• Bert den Ouden, CEO, APX ENDEX
• Edouard Neviaski, CEO, GDF SUEZ Trading
• Klaus Schäfer, CEO, E.ON Energy Trading
• Paul van Son, CEO, Dii (Desertec) and former EFET Chair
• Mark van Stiphout, Member of Cabinet G. Oettinger, European Commission

More programme highlights include:

  • Capacity mechanisms
    Håkan Feuk, Vice President Political & Regulatory Affairs E.ON and Chair Task Force Market Design for RES integration Eurelectric
  • Gas origination, risk & opportunities
    Norbert Kint, Head of Trading & Optimisation, Econgas
  • Financial market reforms
    Valerie Ledure, Policy Officer, DG MARKT, European Commission
  • Overview dark and spark spreads & forecasts
    Philippe Arickx, Deputy CCO, GDF SUEZ Trading
  • EU ETS – Backloading issue
    Cécile Goubet - Policy advisor - EU ETS, carbon markets division. Ministry of ecology, sustainable development and energy

Event dates and location:
Pre-conference workshops:  19-20 November
Conference:  21-22 November
Amsterdam RAI, the Netherlands

Event website:  www.emart-energy.com

For more information, interviews and media accreditation:
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