The Region’s Premiere Renewables Event

250+

DECISION MAKERS

45+

RENOWNED SPEAKERS

10+

NETWORKING HOURS

98.2%

B2B SUCCESS RATE

Illuminating the future of renewable energy in the Western Balkans

Energy Week Western Balkans is the only event with great representations of all the major stakeholders across WB6 (Montenegro, Serbia, North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo*, Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Croatia. The list of participants at the event is carefully curated to assemble key decision makers, bringing together state authorities, Regulators, TSOs and private sector companies, a large pool of global developers, sponsors and financiers as well as the world’s leading technological companies to shape the region’s green transition.  

In 2024, discussions will be covering a range of critical topics in the Western Balkans’ renewable energy sector. We will explore strategies for regional integration, the transition from coal to renewables, grid resilience, market challenges, policy shaping, financing options, and investor confidence. These discussions aim to provide actionable insights for decision-makers to navigate the complexities and unlock the full potential of renewable energy in the region.  

Energy Week is about a top-notch conference agenda coupled with unprecedented networking opportunities thanks to our consultant-led B2B zone and business meetings running in parallel with the sessions.  

Join policymakers, energy producers, investors, and sponsors at Energy Week, the region’s ultimate event. For years, it has cultivated a distinct sense of community, uniting visioners in advancing renewable energy deployment across the region.

AMONG SPEAKERS 2023

Kadri Simson

Commissioner for Energy, European Commission

Dubravka Djedović

Minister of Mining and Energy of Serbia

Petar Đokić

Minister of Energy and Mining of Republic of Srpska (BiH)

Vedran Lakić

Federal Minister of Energy, Mining and Industry (BiH)

Admir Šahmanović

State Secretary of the Ministry of Capital Investments of Montenegro

Agron Ibrahimi

President of the Council, Montenegrin Investment Agency (MIA), State Secretary, Ministry of Finance of Montenegro

Nebi Rexhepi

State Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning of North Macedonia

Branislav Prelević

President of the Board, Energy and Water Regulatory Agency of Montenegro

Dejan Popović

President of the Council, Energy Agency of the Republic of Serbia

Elton B. Radheshi

Secretary General, Energy Regulatory Authority of Albania (ERE)

Aleksandar Mijušković

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Crnogorski elektroprenosni system (CGES)

Skerdi Drenova

CEO, OST

Jeton Mehmeti

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kosovo Transmission System and Market Operator (KOSTT)

Viktor Andonov

Member of Management Board, Director for Development and Investments, Elektrani na Severna Makedonija (ESM)

Alessandro Bragonzi

Head of Regional Representation for the Western Balkans, EIB

Francesco Corbo

Western Balkans Regional Head of Energy, EBRD

Duško Krsmanović

Head for the Western Balkans and Central and Eastern Europe, UK Export Finance (UKEF)

Ladislav Tolmaci

Executive Director, Corporate Finance Solutions, Erste Group Bank

Rico Koch

CEO and Head of International Project Development, NOTUS energy

Daniel Calderon

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Alcazar Energy

Mona Ben Salem

General Secretary for Central Europe, Akuo

Børge Bjørneklett

Founder and CEO, Ocean Sun

Matija Medojević

CEO, BELEN - Montenegrin Power Exchange

Miloš Mladenović

Managing Director, SEEPEX

Invest In Network is steadily and regularly looking to introduce some new and up to date markets to the participants.
Eduard Rehl
DEG

AGENDA

08:30 - 09:30
  • Registration and Morning Coffee
09:30 - 09:45
  • Opening and Keynotes
09:45 - 11:00
  • Panel discussion. Together Towards Tomorrow: Regional Integration Strategies for Renewable Energy Advancement in the Western Balkans 
11:00 - 11:30
  • Coffee and Networking Break

B2B meetings run in parallel with the sessions during the rest of the day. 

11:30 - 13:00
  • Panel discussion. Balancing Act: Navigating the Transition from Coal to Renewables vs. Embracing a Gas Blend Strategy
13:00 - 14:00
  • Networking Lunch
14:00 - 15:30
  • Panel discussion. Future-Proofing the Grid: Investing in Resilience, Renewable Energy, and Storage Technologies 
15:30 - 16:00
  • Coffee and Networking Break
16:00 - 17:30
  • Panel discussion. Navigating Market Challenges: from Securing of Land to Balancing Conditions
19:30 - 21:30
  • Evening Reception

B2B meetings run in parallel with the sessions. 

08:30 - 09:00
  • Morning Coffee and Networking
09:00 - 10:30
  • Panel discussion. Shaping Renewable Policies: Dialogue with Western Balkans Regulators 
10:30 - 11:00
  • A Fireside Chat with a Renewables Visionary
11:00 - 11:30
  • Coffee and Networking Break
11:30 - 13:00
  • Panel discussion. Unlocking the Potential: Exploring Financing, Bankability, and Revenue Streams in the Western Balkans
13:00 - 14:00
  • Networking Lunch
14:00 - 15:30
  • Panel discussion. Promoting Investor Confidence: Ensuring Predictability and Fair Treatment 
15:30 - 16:00
  • Coffee and Networking Break
16:00 - 17:00
  • Strengthen relationships and deepen connections during this far-from-ordinary 60-minute event focused on promoting networking and building bonds. You will be taking part in interactive activities that foster meaningful conversations, collaboration, and genuine connections!
20:00
  • Official Afterparty (registration required)
The emphasis on networking through the B2B zone was a standout feature, facilitating vital connections for investment and project development.
Oleksandr Denysyuk , Ingrid Capacity

SPONSORS AND PARTNERS 2023

Platinum Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Registration Sponsor

Session Sponsor

Sponsors

State Partners

Institutional Partners

Media Partners

AMONG PARTICIPANTS 2023

GALLERY

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REASONS TO JOIN

Regional Focus

Meet the stakeholders from 7 countries across the Western Balkans under one roof. With our carefully selected senior decision-makers from state authorities, utilities, TSOs, DSOs, major local developers, and EPC companies, attending our event is undeniably more efficient than organising numerous separate trips.

Broad Outreach and Exposure

We collaborate with state investment agencies, various local and international media platforms, and renewable energy associations, ensuring our participants benefit from extensive outreach and excellent opportunities to promote their companies throughout the region. Benefit from enhanced publicity and exposure!

Matchmaking and B2B Zone

Targeted and facilitated networking was and will continue to be the most impactful and sought-after aspect of Energy Week. Take advantage of our personalised consultation to identify and select individuals you wish to meet. We have achieved a 98.2% success rate in arranging meetings for our clients onsite!

Location, Location, Location

Our lush seafront conference location exudes opulence, offering unrivalled luxury amenities and breathtaking views, fostering an ideal ambience for professional networking and communication to thrive. It cultivates an atmosphere where individuals are inspired and empowered to connect, collaborate, and succeed!

Energy Integration Focus

Enhancing regional integration is a critical factor in achieving resiliency of the energy system and energy security in the Western Balkans as well as opening up new markets for renewable energy developers, creating investment opportunities. Be at the frontline of integrated planning.

Strategic Networking

Form crucial partnerships with state utilities and position your business while energy executives seek to enhance their capability in implementing clean technology. Our attendees' characterization of the event participants as "selective" is received as a compliment, reflecting the quality of engagement we strive to maintain.

VENUE

SHERATON ASTANA HOTEL

HERE TO HELP

Inessa Shahnazarova

Founder & Executive Director

Galina Žižakov

Regional Manager – Western Balkans

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