Conference "Blue Danube meets Black Sea - Black Sea Region Growth Market

Under this motto, around 180 guests gathered in Arena 21 in the Museumsquartier on Wednesday 16.11.2011 to exchange views on the importance of renewable energy for European companies.

The conference was organised by the international consulting firm TJP Advisory & Management Systems GmbH together with the law firm Schönherr Rechtsanwälte GmbH.

Discussions were held on rising fossil fuel prices, the need to reduce CO2 emissions, the goal of improving energy security and creating new jobs in an emerging sector, as well as the opportunities and challenges of the Black Sea region and the results of TJP's Renewable Energy Study. The successful day ended for all with many new suggestions and food for thought.

Speakers included Univ. Prof. Dipl. Ing. Karl Rose, Senior Fellow Scenarios, World Energy Council, Dr. Thomas Regitschnig-Kumpan, Partner TJP, Dr. Alexander Schwartz, Partner TJP, Dr. Heinz Walter, Regional Manager CIS, WKO/Außenwirtschaft Österreich, Mag. Isabella Meran-Waldstein, International Relations, Federation of Austrian Industries, Dr. Alexander Popp, Partner, Schönherr Rechtsanwälte GmbH, DI Dieter Meyer, Managing Director, Verbund Renewable Power GmbH and Mag. Thomas Jungreithmeir, Chairman of the Board, CLEAN ECONOMIC ENERGY AG. Representatives of the embassies of Serbia, Ukraine, Hungary, Georgia, Romania, Moldova, Russia, Turkey and Bulgaria also took part.

Afterwards, stimulating discussions between guests and experts took place in the Oval Hall of the MuseumsQuartier over finger food and the tasting of exquisite wines from top wineries in the Black Sea region.

Among the participants were Mag. Thomas Jungreithmeir, Chairman of the Board, Clean Economic Energy AG, Petya Icheva , Head of Trade and Economic Office of Bulgaria, Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria, Levan Diasamidze, Minister Counselor, Embassy of Georgia, Zsolt Sandor Nemes, Second Counselor, Embassy of the Republic of Hungary, Calin Negura, Deputy Director General, Energy Efficiency Agency, Ministry of Economy, Republic of Moldova, Mihai Alexandru Gradinar, First Secretary, Embassy of Romania, Andrii Bereznyi, Ambassador, Embassy of Ukraine, Dr. Stephan J. Dreyhaupt, Mult. Stephan J. Dreyhaupt, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, Investment Climate Dpt, Representative World Bank Group, Susanne Thiard-Laforet, Private Sector Development, ADA Austrian Development Agency, Josef Höchtl, President, Austrian Society for International Understanding, Otto Schwetz, Member of the Board, IDM Institute for the Danube Region & Central Europe.

"We are very pleased about the great interest and the lively participation in the discussions and presentations," said Alexander Schwartz, partner at TJP.

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