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APX Symposium 2007 - “MAKING ENERGY MARKETS WORK”

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SYMPOSIUM DAY

0800 – 0930               Delegate check in and registration

(All delegates will be given a Symposium pack including brochure with papers on each of the key debating topics)

0930 – 0950               Welcome, introduction and opening remarks – Bert den Ouden – CEO, APX

0950 – 0955               DEBATING THEME – MARKET CONCENTRATION
                                     (Moderator Introduction – Graham Shuttleworth, Director, National Economic Research Associates)

0955 – 1015               Session One – Is ownership unbundling of transmission networks necessary to achieve competitive markets?

Speaker:

Lars Kj°lbye – Head of Energy Unit, DG COMP

1015 – 1035              Session Two – Will recent and future cross-border M&A activity reduce market competition across the EU?

Speaker:

Robin Cohen – Partner, Economics Consulting, Deloitte

1035 – 1055             Debate on sessions one and two and electronic voting – chaired by Moderator        

1055 – 1110            Coffee Break

1110 – 1115             DEBATING THEME – VERTICAL FORECLOSURE
                                    (Moderator Introduction)

1115 – 1135             Session Three – Is there a low incidence of customer switching because new entrants cannot get competitive access to sources of gas and power?

Speaker:

Walter Boltz – Vice President, CEER and Managing Director, E-Control

1135 – 1155             Session Four – Is there and should there be a future for long term gas contracts?

Speaker:

Pat Breen – Chief Executive, Gas Strategies

1155 – 1215             Debate on sessions three and four and electronic voting – chaired by the Moderator

1215 – 1345             Lunch

1345 – 1350             DEBATING THEME – MARKET INTEGRATION
                                    (Moderator Introduction)

1350 – 1410             Session Five – Is market coupling the best solution to creating a European energy market?

Speaker:

Paul Dawson – Director, Commodities Regulation, Barclays Capital

1410 – 1430             Session Six – Will a piecemeal regional approach slowdown the pace of market liberalisation?

Speaker:

Rutger Jan Hebben – Manager European Public Affairs, EnergieNed

1430 – 1450             Debate on sessions five and six and electronic voting – chaired by the Moderator

1450 – 1505             Coffee Break

1505 – 1510             DEBATING THEME – LIQUIDITY AND MARKET PRICES
                                    (Moderator Introduction)

1510 – 1530             Session Seven – Are the underlying prices of oil and carbon all that matter for power and gas?

Speaker:

Andrew McKillop – Senior Energy Strategist, Juno Mother Earth Asset Management

1530 – 1550             Session Eight – Will initiatives to improve transparency result in more active spot, forward and derivatives trading?

Speaker:

John Woodley – Managing Director – Fixed Income, Morgan Stanley

1550 – 1610             Debate on sessions seven and eight and electronic voting chaired by the Moderator

1610 – 1710             CONCLUDING PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator introduces panel – short 3 minute reactions to the day’s debate from SIX panel members followed by open debate – key questions for debate – Will what the EC is proposing work – if not then why not? Are the objectives of cheap energy, security of supply and low CO2 achievable and is there a future for competitive energy markets in Europe? – electronic voting on key questions at the end of the session.

Panel Members:                      

Kjell Olav Kristiansen – Director Advisory Services, Point Carbon
Juan Jose Alba Rios  - Head of Regulatory Affairs, Endesa
Rupen Tanna – Co-Head of Commodities, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Merrill Lynch
Martin Schelker, Head of Power Desk, EnBW Trading GmbH
Remco Frenken – Head of Origination, Essent
Bart Pycke – Head of Market Trading, Electrabel

1710 – 1730                Closing Remarks – Bert den Ouden – CEO, APX

RECEPTION AND DINNER

1930 – 2030                Drinks Reception

2030 – 1130                Dinner with Entertainment

Guest Speaker:

Dr Anthony White, MBE -    Managing Director of Market Development and Chairman of Advisory, Climate Change Capital