BALTIC GAS CONFERENCE 2017
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About the Conference 2017
The „Baltic Energy Island” – finally integrated into the European Gas Market?
In 2017, the BALTIC GAS CONFERENCE was launched by the German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce as a newly invented series of 3 conferences, taking place in all three capitals of the Baltic States. The focus was on an economic analysis and the modeling of the market trends in consideration of the infrastructure projects in this region until 2020.
Considering the circumstances at that time, when Latvia as the last Baltic states opened its natural gas market on 3 April 2017, the conference especially dealt with this turning point in the energy landscape of the Baltic region. Thus, the BALTIC GAS CONFERENCE assessed the gas market liberalisation and the potential of future developments, taking into consideration issues such as an increasing cross-border trade among the Baltic countries, the creation of a single European energy market as well as several infrastructure projects like the Balticconnector between Estonia and Finland or the planned gas pipeline interconnection “GIPL” between Poland and Lithuania.
Each of the three conferences in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius has its own specific focus. Detailed information on the programme of each conference and some visual impressions can be found below.