London (PRWEB UK) 31 August 2012
International Research Networks (IRN) has confirmed this week that the inaugural Balkans Oil and Gas Summit, taking place from 26-28 September 2012 in Athens, has received outstanding endorsement and support from five of the region’s key ministries. The Summit will be held under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, with further endorsement from the Federal Ministry of Energy, and Mining Industry of Bosnia-Herzegovina; the Albanian Ministry of Economy, Trade and Energy; the Montenegrin Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning, Croatia.
CEO of IRN, Ben Hillary, commented, “The Balkans has such a promising future in the energy market and this support, at such a high governmental level, highlights the importance of the Summit for the region. We are delighted to be working with so many of the ministries to help determine the future of European energy”.
Romania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Greece and Montenegro have all signed both onshore and offshore exploration agreements following the successful example of Croatia, Albania and Serbia. As the offshore fields have yet to be properly exploited, the Summit is an opportunity for companies to secure participation in a region where governments are eager to tap into their own natural resources.
Government keynote addresses will be given by:
Evangelos Livieratos, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Greece
Erdal Trhulj, Federal Minister of Energy, Mining and Industry, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Edmont Haxhinasto,Minister of Economy, Trade and Energy, Albania
Prof. Dr. Zorana Mihajlović, Minister of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection, Serbia
Alexandru Sandulescu, Director for Energy, Ministry of Economy, Commerce and Business Environment, Romania
Alen Leveric, Assistant Minister of Economy, CroatiaDorian Ducka, Director of European Integration and SPO, Head of Infrastructure, Ministry of Economy Trade and Energy, Albania
Vladan Dubljevic, Deputy Minister for Mining and Geological Researches, Ministry of Economy,Montenegro
His excellency, the Ambassador of Romania in Greece
Giannis Maniatis, Head of Sector, Former Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Greece
Ana Pavičić-Kaselj, Assistant Minister for Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning, Croatia
The Summit will be held at the five-star Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens, situated opposite the Greek Parliament, and is a must-attend event for all stakeholders with an interest in this expanding oil and gas market.
More information and registration instructions for the Summit can be found online at http://www.balkans2012summit.com.
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