Ukrainian Energy Forum

Raising domestic output, diversity and security of supply through reform, transparency and modernisation

28 February - 2 March 2017

InterContinental Hotel, Kyiv, Ukraine

  • Proven track record – 300 senior energy executives from 20 countries worldwide attend annually
  • Hear first-hand about the reform process from Ministers, Regulators, Law-makers and CEOs of state energy companies
  • Project and operational updates from the heads of all the leading gas producers active in Ukraine
  • Join the debate on energy strategy and geopolitics with the most respected international and Ukrainian energy experts and analysts
  • Appraising the government’s energy priorities and actions throughout the winter heating season
  • Has consensus been reached on the future unbundling, structure and composition of Naftogaz of Ukraine? Is the splitting up of transportation and production and storage the most effective approach?
  •  The modernisation of the gas storage and transmission infrastructure as a key condition for Ukraine to become a major regional energy hub
  •  Key developments concerning the PSA and licencing regimes, including the outlook for new projects
  •  Will the new tax regime be sufficient to encourage investment in the exploration of new fields and unconventional hydrocarbons in addition to development of existing discoveries?
  •  How is the transition towards the new electricity market model shaping up? View Programme
  • Panel discussions
  • On-stage interviews
  • Head-to-head debates
  • 3 drinks receptions
  • 3 working lunches
  • 9 networking breaks

Speakers who attended the UEF-2016

Gennadiy Zubko, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine,
Gennadiy Zubko

Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine

Andriy  Kobolev, Chairman of the Board, Naftogaz of Ukraine
Andriy Kobolev

Chairman of the Board

Naftogaz of Ukraine

Maroš  Šefčovič, Vice President, Energy Union, European Commission
Maroš Šefčovič

Vice President, Energy Union

European Commission

Oleg Prokhorenko, Chairman of the Board, UkrGasVydobuvannya
Oleg Prokhorenko

Chairman of the Board


Volodymyr Demchyshyn, Minister, Ministry of Energy & Coal Industry of Ukraine
Volodymyr Demchyshyn


Ministry of Energy & Coal Industry of Ukraine

Mark  Rollins, Chairman of the Board, Ukrnafta
Mark Rollins

Chairman of the Board


Great opportunity to hear and discuss with all major industry players in one place

Victoria Sergeeva,

  Deputy Director, RWE Dea Ukraine

Brand new for 2017

The appointment of new heads of major state-owned companies is an encouraging signal of the drive for greater transparency, efficiency and modernisation. Hear from McKinsey alumni Oleg Prokhorenko of UkrGasVydobuvannya and former BG top executive Mark Rollins of Ukrnafta

The reverse flow of gas from Slovakia has been a key pillar in Ukraine’s strategy of diversification of supply. Hear the views of Mirek Topolánek, Director, International Development of the Slovak gas TSO, Eustream, and former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic and Yuri Vitrenko of Naftogas of Ukraine

Ahead of the planned sale of a large government stake in the company in Q2 2016, Oleg Kozemko, Acting CEO of Centrenergo, will outline the strategic priorities of the leading electricity generator

As always, regional energy geopolitics will be hotly debated by local and international energy experts. We look forward to welcoming for the first time Dr Urban Rusnák, Secretary General of the Energy Charter Secretariat (and former Slovak Ambassador to Kyiv) and Edward Chow of the Center for Strategic & International Studies.

Edward Chow: ​Energy reform

Op-ed for Kyiv Post— by Edward C. Chow

In the more than two decades since independence, Ukraine squandered opportunities provided by its geologic endowment and geographic location to be self-reliant in energy and to contribute to the reliability of energy transit for itself and its neighbors. Read in full >>>

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Ukraine: at the Crossroads of Challenges and Opportunities

Review from the Ukrainian Investment Summit that was held in London in December 2015 about latest trends in the energy and agricultural sectors - by FERTECON Ltd (Informa) 

On 1 October 2015 a new law “On the Natural Gas Market” came into force, indicating the start of gas market reforms in Ukraine and the establishment of a new legal basis for the creation of an open and competitive gas market...Read full report >>>