Do we have the “energy” for growth?

Do we have the “energy” for growth?

3rd Energy Arena 2011 – Regional conference on the energy sector, June 14 2011, 9:00 am, The Regent Esplanade, Zagreb. Organizer: Infoarena Group The recent nuclear disaster in Japan and turmoil in the Middle East has opened questions about the sustainability of existing energy growth and development, encouraged debates on the justification of the use of nuclear energy

3rd Energy Arena 2011 – Regional conference on the energy sector, June 14 2011, 9:00 am, The Regent Esplanade, Zagreb. Organizer: Infoarena Group

The recent nuclear disaster in Japan and turmoil in the Middle East has opened questions about the sustainability of existing energy growth and development, encouraged debates on the justification of the use of nuclear energy and the existing safety standards, and public opinion polls also confirmed the sensitivity of the citizens regarding the use of nuclear energy.

Professional circles are also divided. While some do not find alternatives to growing energy needs by claiming that nuclear energy is safe, others attacking it fiercely arguing for turning renewable energy sources like solar and wind.

This, as well as last year’s environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, raises the question of the use of new technologies in the exploitation of traditional energy sources.

Therefore, we ask ourselves whether we have “energy” for growth? How we respond to challenges in the energy sector, and how we take advantage of new technologies? Can they be a driver of economic growth and development with the new investments that are prepared in this sector? What is its potential? Are the existing transportation systems and safety equipment at a satisfactory level? What are the opportunities to open new corridors?

These and many other issues will be discussed at the 3rd Energy Arena 2011 – The most important regional conference on energy sector organized by Infoarena Group in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and will be held on June 14 2011 in Zagreb’s Hotel Regent Esplanade.

The conference will host a number of prominent businessmen and experts in the energy sector, such as Zsuzsanne Hargitai, EBRD Director for Croatia, Zoltan Áldott, President of INA, Kirill Kravchenko, Director General of Gazprom NeftNIS, Serbia, Branko Zajec, director of Koncar  Renewable, Mark Anthony, CEO of Janaf, who, along with other participants on the status
and trends in the energy sector to discuss the next several thematic units such as:

  • The impact of Japan’s nuclear crisis and wars in the Arab energy sector;
  • New technologies in the energy sector;
  • Investments in the energy sector;
  • Transportation systems / corridors and security of supply.

The issue of investments in the energy sector in Croatia is certainly important if one takes into account the recent Government investment plan according to which, in 18 projects, of which half are even referring to HEP, plans to invest 3.85 billion Euros.

The investment are predicted in four power plants, hydroelectric power, building a terminal for liquefied natural gas in underground storage for gas, the completion of the modernization of the refinery, in connecting the gas system of the Croatian and Hungarian, and a final decision on the project Adria Society, and also mentions the possibility of building a nuclear power plant . Since the carriers of the project is the State and public enterprises, one of the most important issues to be addressed by the Conference are the sources and models of financing these energy projects.

Experts believe that these investments are economically important for recovery from the economic crisis, since the link to job creation, growth and development of new industries, the adoption of new knowledge in theory and practice. Do we have the
“energy” for such growth? Find out at the Regional conference on energy sector – 3rd Energy Arena 2011!

Detailed information on the Conference program can be found on www.infoarena.hr

Contacts:

Ana Krpan, LuxLucis - Agency for interim management consulting, marketing and PR;

Dr. Ante Å ercera 84, 10 000
Zagreb e-mail: ana@luxlucis.hr; Mobile: +385 98 16 94 225

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