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RWE Symposium 2005 - "Markets, Regulation and the Environment: Conflict or Harmony?"

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26 April 2005 – Registration, Refreshments and Dinner    

1700-1900     Guests check-in at hotel, register and receive event pack

1915-1930     Bus from hotel to evening venue (Lutter & Wenger restaurant, Berlin)

1930-2015     Cocktail reception and introduction

2015-2330     Dinner and entertainment (Gale Tufts)

27 April 2005 – Symposium Event

745-0830       Breakfast and guests receive Symposium booklet

0830-0900    Introduction and Opening Remarks
                        Brian Count – CEO, RWE Trading

Morning Session

Chairman: Peter Kreuzberg – RWE Trading

<0900-0915    Markets, Regulation and the Environment – Where Are We Now? Overview
Dieter Helm – Director, Oxera
A brief snapshot of the key issues concerning (a) the process of deregulation, (b) market liberalisation and competition, (c) the operation of the power and gas markets, and (d) public policy uncertainties impacting on trading and investment.

0915-1105    Session One: Markets and Regulation  
                        The focus of this session is the interaction between EU regulators and markets.

0915-0935    Topic Introduction by RWE
                        Volker Heck – Vice President Group Public Affairs, RWE AG - Examining the criteria for success in building an appropriate regulatory framework, balancing public and commercial objectives. 

0935-0955    A. Role of the regulator in facilitating competition and trading
Jorge Vasconcelos – President, Council of European Energy Regulators

0955-1015    B. Impact on competition and trading – the relative market dynamics and the outlook for power and gas
Paul Dawson – Director, Barclays Capital

1015-1105     Session One Discussion

  • Coffee Break
  • 1130-1230    Session Two: Markets and Security of Supply
                            The objective of this session is to focus on three specific issues relating to public policy decisions impacting on the investment in new capacity: the future energy and fuel mix, the responsibilities of regulators and the market in respect of security of supply and the likely impact on EU trading.

    1130-1150    Topic Introduction by RWE
                           Stefan Judisch – Managing Director, RWE Trading - Examining whether markets or regulators are better suited to facilitate security of supply.

    1150-1230    Session Two Panel Discussion
    Chaired by Stefan Judisch and Helen Donoghue – Principal Advisor, Energy Policy and Security of Supply Unit, European Commission

    1230-1330     Lunch Break

    Afternoon Session

    Chairman: Stefan Judisch – RWE Trading

    1330-1500     Session Three: Markets and Environment

    The objectives of this session are to evaluate the current and future impact of EU environmental policy. How realistic are CO2 emissions? What’s the likely impact on costs and margins? Will the ETS increase or decrease costs of compliance?

    1330-1350     A. EU environment policy – viability of ‘green’ targets, costs of compliance and update on the operation of the EU ETS
    Andrei Marcu – Executive Director, International Emissions Trading Association

    1350-1410     B. Impact of EU environmental policy and national regulation on asset investment and risk management
    Andy Duff – CEO, RWE npower

    1410-1500     Session Three Discussion

    1500-1520     Coffee Break

    1520-1650     Session Four: Strategies for Success

    Addressing the issue of how energy companies can manage business and regulatory rules to generate sufficient cash to cover operating costs and finance new capital investment.  This presentation will lead to a Panel Discussion chaired by RWE and including other senior market players. 

    1520-1540     A. Creating a Winning Business Model
    Pat Breen – CEO, Gas Strategies

    1540-1650     B. Panel Discussion / Chairman – Brian Count
    With market participants and policy influencers

    1650-1700     Closing Remarks
    Brian Count – CEO, RWE Trading