Your safety comes first to us. Therefore, the Budapest Energy Summit will go virtual this year with a full-day schedule of live content that will maintain the highest level of event quality and truly international scope to once again bring together the energy community of the CEE region. We will organise the Budapest Energy Summit as a full-day, broadcast television show featuring presentations, panel discussions and interviews that you can follow by purchasing a virtual pass.


Budapest Energy Summit 2020 is the leading energy conference in Central and Eastern Europe.
BEST is an exclusive energy forum in Budapest, that brings together high-level industry leaders, experts, policymakers and top executives in energy, finance and technology from all over the world to discuss the driving trends of the industry and to identify the opportunities and challenges ahead of us. The Summit will provide a comprehensive picture of the state of the energy sector both within the CEE region and in a global context in light of the COVID-19 crisis and the climate emergency.

Our confirmed speakers

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary

Péter Szijjártó

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Commissioner for Energy, European Commission

Kadri Simson

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Director-General, OECD NEA

William D. Magwood IV

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Regional Chairman, MET Central Europe

Gergely Szabó

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partner and head of the regional Energy Advisory practice group, Dentons

Attila Ságodi

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Member of the Board of Directors, E.ON Hungária Zrt.

Zsolt Jamniczky

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Minister of State for Energy and Climate Policy, Ministry for Innovation and Technology, Hungary

Péter Kaderják

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Head of International Business Department at Gazprom

Dmitry Khandoga

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Lead Country Manager / Lead Controller, ExxonMobil Global Business Center, Budapest, Hungary

Jeroen Kirschbaum

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Chief Economist, IEA

László Varró

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Vice President, International Affairs at Tellurian LNG UK Ltd.

Anita Orbán

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Chairman-CEO of FGSZ Natural Gas Transmission Ltd.

Szabolcs I. Ferencz

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Vice Chairman of the Executive Board, MET Holding

Jan Massmann

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Global Executive Vice President, Shell

István Kapitány

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Energy expert, author of The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations

Daniel Yergin

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Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, NOVATEK


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Deputy Assistant Secretary of the State Department’s Bureau of Energy Resources, US

Kurt Donnelly

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CEO, SolarPower Europe

Walburga Hemetsberger

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CEO, Hungarian Gas Storage

Ákos Kriston

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Deputy Head of Communications, TurkStream

Sander van Rootselaar

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Managing Director, Clearview Energy Partners LLC, United States

Kevin Book

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Head of Gas Market Analysis Department, Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)

Mahdjouba Belaifa

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CEO and Member of the Board, MFGK Hungarian Gas Trade Ltd.

László Fritsch

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Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of MAVIR Zrt.

András Biczók

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senior research associate, Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK)

Balázs Felsmann

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Marketing And Sales Manager, URENCO


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Vice President For International Relations, Hungarian Energy And Public Utility Regulatory Authority (MEKH)


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Socio-Economic Analyst, Energy Technology Innovation, European Commission

Veronika Czakó

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CEO, ITM Power, UK

Dr Graham Cooley

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Editor-in-Chief CEENERGYNEWS

Claudia Patricolo

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Host of Budapest Energy Summit

Kata Jaksity

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Hotel Marriott Budapest

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