14-16 July, 2021, Parkovy Congress and Exhibition Centre, Kyiv

The 12th International Ukrainian Energy Forum of the Adam Smith Institute

This year’s Forum will focus on the progress made by the government in establishing domestic energy independence via the signing of eight new PSAs, developing a fully-fledged domestic market for gas and electricity, and integrating Ukraine into the European energy market.

The Minister of Energy of Ukraine, Herman Haluschenko, will be giving a keynote speech on 14th July at Parkovy Congress & Exhibition Centre in Kyiv.

The Minister will also be joined by honourable guests George Kent, Deputy Assistant Secretary at the United States Department of State and Remi Duflot, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine.

We are also honoured that the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Denys Shmyhal will be opening the Ukrainian Energy Forum with a keynote address.

The speaker faculty, composed of 70+ top-level decision-makers, will discuss current plans and efforts to modernise the Ukrainian energy system, as well as the next milestones that need to be reached to ensure the effective collaboration of all stakeholders.

Meet the first speakers joining the line-up for the Ukrainian Energy Forum:

  • Andriy Gerus, Chairman of the Committee on Energy, Housing and Utilities Services, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
  • Janez Kopač, Director, The Energy Community
  • Roman Opimakh, Chairman, State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources of Ukraine
  • Maxim Timchenko, CEO, DTEK
  • Victor Gladun, CEO, JKX Oil&Gas
  • Oleg Nykonorov, CEO, Regional Gas Company
  • Maris Kunickis, CEO, DTEK Renewables
  • Volodymyr Kudrytskyi, Chairman of the Management Board, Ukrenergo
  • Sergiy Makogon, General Manager, Gas TSO of Ukraine
  • Dale Perry, Managing Partner, ERU
  • Igor Schurov, General Director, DTEK Oil&Gas
  • Ihor Syrota, CEO, Ukrhydroenergo


Next month the Forum will bring together around 80 speakers and 400 attendees, providing the leading platform for domestic and international decision-makers to have practical discussions about new opportunities for the business, industry and international community. 

Among the new discussion topics this year:

  • Energy security in the context of NS2 developments
  • Developing LNG partnerships
  • Domestic retail gas market functioning under the new annual contracts
  • Regional Gas Hubs and GTSO of Ukraine’s strengths and opportunities
  • Building a business case for hydrogen
  • Tapping into the reserves on the Black Sea shelf and Yuzivska field
  • PECs as a way to tackle depleted and mature fields in Western Ukraine
  • Facilitating investment into upstream through the presidential Law on State Support for Investment Projects

Electricity Focus Day:

  • Addressing historical feed-in-tariff debt in the power market and future financing of renewable energy projects
  • Development perspectives onshore and offshore Wind farms
  • Large-scale commercial energy storage projects
  • Modernisation and privatization of distribution assets (DSOs)

On July 16, 2021, Andriy Konechenkov, Chairman of the UWEA Board and Vice President of the WWEA, will moderate the session “Unlocking the potential of onshore and offshore wind farms”.


We hope to see you either in Kyiv or online next week!

If you have any enquiries or suggestions do not hesitate to contact Anna Kuzminskaya: +380 63 7673207

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