The WEC Central & Eastern Europe Energy Forum, organized every two years, is the most important regional event and exhibition hosted by the Romanian National Committee of the World Energy Council (WEC/RNC). It serves as a reference for energy specialists in Central and Eastern Europe. The Forum is organized under the auspices of the Romanian Government, with the coordination by the World Energy Council and the kind support of the WEC Member Committees (WEC MCs) in Central and Eastern Europe.
KEY TOPICS FOR TECHNICAL PAPER SESSIONS
The event will bring together representatives of the Romanian Parliament, Government, energy and environmental authorities, managers and decision makers of the most important companies and organizations, universities and academies, known and appreciated energy specialists in the country and abroad (World Energy Council, WEC Member Committees in Central and Eastern Europe, European Parliament, European Commission, etc.).
Amb. Lazăr COMĂNESCU
Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, Ambassador – Permanent International Secretariat, Secretary General
Member of the Board of Directors
details are subject to change.
RED Security of Supply, Energy Markets, Affordability in Energy TransitionMain topics:
- Security of Supply
- Energy Markets
- Should the state intervene to control energy prices? Re-regulation? (Wholesale prices, retail prices?)
- Are the energy sectors in the region prepared for a “Fit for 55 campaign” as per EU proposals?
- Are the new EU pieces of legislation/regulation in the field of state aid appropriate for the needs of the regional/ Romanian energy sector?
- Energy Efficiency
- Humanizing Energy
RTF-1 Black Sea Energy Potential and Investment OpportunitiesMain topics:
- Black Sea energy potential
- Black Sea energy potential
- Geostrategic issues
- Hurdles and opportunities for cooperation among BS countries
- Realistic solutions for better use of Black Sea energy potential
- Appropriate technologies to be implemented
- Energy studies and projects for zonal cooperation
- WEC transition tools and the Black Sea region
WF-1 WEC Energy Transition Tools. For a better implementation in SEEMain topics:
World energy scenarios.
- Energy trilemma index
- World energy issues monitor.
- Humanizing Energy
- European Strategies in Energy and Climate Policy.
- Integrated National Energy and Climate Plans that cover the five dimensions of the Energy Union for the period 2021 to 2030 (and every subsequent ten-year period).
- Diversifying Europe's sources of energy and ensuring energy security through solidarity and cooperation between EU countries.
- Supporting breakthroughs in low-carbon and clean energy technologies by prioritizing research and innovation to drive the energy transition and improve competitiveness.
- Improved energy efficiency for to reduce dependence on energy imports, lower emissions, and drive jobs and growth.
RTF–2 Energy Conventional Resources for a Smooth TransitionMain topics:
- EU climate change, security and innovation strategies, an integrated view.
- Sustainable development and the shift to new resources driven by technologies under implementation.
- Indicators for sustainable development.
- Conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon reserves (natural gas and crude oil).
- The share of fossil fuels in the energy mix (coal, oil, natural gas) for the current situation and for the transition period.
- Natural gas - The essential energy resource during the transition period.
- Black Sea natural gas - assessment, reserves, exploitation, and use.
- Technologies for the efficient exploitation and use of coal during the transition period;
- Fossil fuels in connection with security of supply
WF–2 Financing in Energy InfrastructureMain topics:
- Transition financing new criteria: ESG
- New challenges: pandemic, digitalization, decarbonization, flexibility etc. Who pays for that?
- Legal and regulatory issues for green financing in the region
- Energy projects Financing in the region
- Impact of new issues of energy transition (markets liberalization, demand – offer balance, prices, etc.) on efficient financing
- National Resilient and Recovery Plans for EU countries in the region
- European financial programs in the aim of energy…
- Energy Efficiency first – is it a financing new challenge?
- Good examples for clean energy projects financing
- Efficient cogeneration / Smart district heating
MCs of WEC MeetingMain topics:
- Energy Challenging Issues in CEE. Similar and different approaches.
- Harmonized, coordinated actions among the WEC MCs in CEE
- Implementation of WEC Studies in MCs:
- World Energy Congress 2022 - Sankt Petersburg
- Centenary celebration
- WEC transition tools
- Humanizing Energy
RTF–3 Higher Education in Energy TransitionMain topics:
- Long life learning for energy transition
- Dynamic workforce planning strategy
- Involvement of the stakeholders in the human resource education and the infrastructure development
- Qualifications/occupations and occupational standards in energy
- Energy new approaches require reconsiderations of universitary curricula
WF–3 Dynamic Resilience for Power and Gas Systems in the RegionMain topics:
- Innovation insights dynamic resilience
- Enabling the free flow of energy through the EU through adequate infrastructure and without technical or regulatory barriers.
- The aim of EU Energy Security Strategy is to become more energy “independent” by saving energy, producing more local (RES) energy, accessible and effortless transportation of electricity and gas between EU countries and good relations between suppliers and produces.
- Renewable Energy Sources connected to the grid
- New technology for electricity and heat production
- Common projects for production and transportation of electricity and gas
- The security of supply taking into consideration market condition
RTF–4 Innovation Insights - TechnologiesMain topics:
- The future of Hydrogen technology for e-Mobility, transportation, and power generation.
- How The Industry 4.0 and challenges of new technologies impact power energy sector
- Blockchain using in energy sector
- Smart Grid – new concepts in development of power sector
- Energy Efficiency and development of smart cities
- New technologies in Electricity and Heating Generation
- e-Mobility in connection with Power Grid
- Human-robot collaboration
- Artificial Intelligence and Metaverse
- Profitability of RES investment and Energy Storage
WF–4 Energy Efficiency and Customer BehaviourMain topics:
- The Energy Efficiency Directive in connection with Energy Documents-the 'Fit for 55' package
- New indicative national energy efficiency target
- Analyse the Energy Efficiency decisions through a mixed approach (policymakers, scientists, and citizens)
- The energy efficiency first principle - Further guidance
- Energy efficiency as a win-win solution enabling not only greenhouse emissions to be reduced but also consumer and social welfare to be improved
- Making the public sector set an exemplary role in energy efficiency
- Specific actions to improve efficiency in industry, heating and cooling, energy networks and transport.
- Support measures to improve skills, consumer empowerment and address problems
- Humanising Energy relating to energy poverty and vulnerable consumers.
- Reinforced monitoring and reporting
RTF – Round Table at Forum level; WF – Workshop at Forum level; RT – Corporate Round Table; B2B – Business to Business
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EXPO FOREN 2022 will be held during the Forum, showcasing how to put in practice the theme: “ENERGY TRANSITION NEEDS REGIONAL COOPERATION”. EXPO FOREN 2022 will present specific initiatives in energy for sustainable development, the latest global developments and technology trends from around the world.
The Exhibition package has been designed to provide the highest level of exposure for organizations wishing to promote their businesses to delegates from over the world. More than 30 Romanian and foreign companies will present new products and technologies, EXPO FOREN 2022 being the meeting point of the professionals in the energy field.
WHY EXHIBIT AT FOREN 2022
The Forum is expected to attract more than 600 well-known and highly appreciated specialists in the energy field from Romania and abroad. The participants will be managers and experts from all the electrical and thermal power production, transport and supply: fuel, oil, gas and coal producers and suppliers, design and research institutes in the energy field, ministries, national, regional and local authorities, national and foreign organizations with commitments and responsibilities in the production, transport and utilization of all kinds of energy and in environmental protection, bankers, trade companies.
This large participation offers an important and unique opportunity to present the achievements and the developments of your company in your field of competence.
Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Power Plants and Equipment, Alternative Sources of Energy, Co-generation, Boilers, Pipes, Valves and Pumps, Oil, Gas and Coal, Industrial Power – Electrical and Auxiliary Equipment, Engineering and Constructions, Nuclear Power Generation, Energy Saving Technology and Equipment, Software and IT Solutions, Renewable Energy, Government Agencies, Finance and Consulting.
Top professionals and key officials of the energy elite: Power Stations & Distribution Grids; Independent Power Producers; Investors and Employees; General Contractors, Engineering and Consulting Companies; Research and Design Institutes; Manufactures and Suppliers of Equipment; Major Industrial Enterprises; Local Administration.
If you wish to reserve a stand at the FOREN exhibition, please download the booking form and send it to one of the e-mail addresses.
With a surface area of 92,043 square miles (238,391 km²), Romania is the largest country in southeastern Europe and the 12th-largest in Europe. The Danube river forms a large part of Romania’s border with Serbia and Bulgaria, is joined by the Prut River, which forms the border with the Republic of Moldova, and flows into the Black Sea on Romanian territory, forming the Danube Delta, the largest delta in Europe, which is a biosphere reserve and World Heritage-listed site due to its biodiversity.
Romania’s capital, Bucharest, is the sixth largest city in the EU. The Romanian Palace of Parliament in Bucharest is the second largest building in the world, next only to the Pentagon in the United States.
The Carpathian Mountains are home to one of the largest virgin forests in Europe. 400 unique species of mammals, including the Carpathian chamois, call the Carpathian Mountains home. 60% of European brown bear population lives in the Carpathian Mountains.
Romania has 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These include: the Churches of Moldavia; the Dacian Fortress of the Orastie Mountains; the Historic Centre of Sighisoara; the Monastery of Horezu; the Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania; the Wooden Churches of Maramures; the Danube Delta.
Timisoara, one of the most beautiful and vibrant Romanian metropolises, was the first mainland European city to be lit by electric street lamps, back in 1884. As per international standards, it was second only to New York City.
In 2018 Romania celebrates 100 years since the Great Unification – in 1918, all the historical provinces inhabited by Romanians get together, within one single country.
COSTINEȘTI, YOUR HOST CITY
Costineşti is a lovely seaside resort in Constanța County, Romania, located on the shore of the Black Sea, about 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of the county seat, Constanța.
The Costinesti resort, situated 2 km away from the National Road, completes the series of Romanian beaches with a fresh allure. The 1 km long beach is very crowded during summer, as it benefits of the sunlight during the whole day. The north side of the beach is tighter and has softer sand. The Costinesti beach is also visited for therapy purposes.
Two items have become representative for Cosinesti: the Obelisk in the center of the beach and the wreckage of the ship “Evanghelia”.
In the south you can visit Golful Francezului (the Frenchman’s Bay) – a natural swimming pool created by the sea trough the errosion of the limestone shore. For water sports lovers, there is Costinesti Lake (which has an area of 7 ha), where the tourists can sail the boat or hydro-bicycle. This lake is a very special one, being the only one that is not supplied from the underground.
The resort offers many chances and opportunities of outdoors activities, exploring the other coastal towns of the Romanian Dobogea, the city of Constanta and the interior is rich of natural parks, forests and very interesting towns and villages with ancient buildings and monuments dating back different periods. Many complex give the visitor the chance to play tennis, in summer there are several tournaments of beach volleys, and Beach Football, events and concerts.
VENUE: VOX MARIS GRAND RESORT
Vox Maris Grand Resort (4-star), the most luxurious location in Costinesti, is one of the most appreciated resorts on Romanian seaside because of its center position, short distance to the beach, quality services and the intimacy it offers.
Vox Maris occupies an area of 7 hectares and is located at 70 km away from the nearest airport (Kogalniceanu) and 250 km from Bucharest, the capital of Romania.
The Costinesti Train Station is at 15-minutes away walking. The resort offers 4-star premium accommodation in a complex of villas that provide over 270 double or twin rooms, one-bedroom suites and apartments with 2 or 3 rooms.
The rooms are cozy, designed in warm and peaceful colors, and equipped with air conditioning, private bathroom, balcony with view to the garden, flat-screen TV, minibar and telephone.
Vox Maris Grand Resort offers its guests 2 restaurants, “Stella Maris” and “Blue Lagoon” which extend around the pool terraces with Romanian and International cuisine.
There is an International Conference Center with 7 conference rooms (from 40 to 300 seats, equipped with full audio & video systems). As for the kids, Vox Maris can offer them a swimming-pool and a playground. Access inside the complex is allowed only to guests which are accommodated here, this assuring intimacy and a high level of safety.
Other Services: Other Services:
• 24-hour front office
• Fitness centre, Bowling, Tennis, Billiards and Table Tennis
• Free Wi-Fi available in the public areas
• Garden • Meeting/banquet facilities
• Luggage storage
• Free of charge parking
• Free access to Vox Maris Club.
Credit Cards accepted: VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Euro Line style, Euroline.
By road: A2 and E87 By air: arrival at Henri Coanda International Airport Otopeni (OTP), 16 km (10 miles) from downtown Bucharest.
By rail: arrival at the railway station “Bucuresti Nord”
Travelling schedules and two-way tickets (by plane/train) are the responsibility of each participant.
By road: E87
By air: arrival at Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport, 50 km from Constantza By rail: arrival at the railway station “Costinesti”
E87 By train: about 35 minutes from Constanta, arrival at the railway station “Costinesti”
By bus: with private buses that leave every 15 minutes from the train station in Constanta
Costinesti is at 31 km south from Constanta. Distance from Costinesti train station to Vox Maris is 1 km.
Transportation between Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport and Vox Maris Grand Resort (65 km): by microbus provided on request by Weco Travel.
For services within FOREN, such as round tables, technical film projections, advertising, company presentations, flyers and more please download registration form FOREN 2022 services below