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Energy financing in Central and Eastern Europe

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On 19 to 20 March, UKTI Poland partnered in delivering a conference on Central and Eastern Europe Energy Financing in Warsaw.

Organised by an Energy Conference Events organiser (EEL), the event brought together businesses and decision makers from the across the region to discuss a number of crucial subjects, trends and opportunities within the sector - a huge potential business opportunity for a wide number of UK companies at both small, medium and multinational level. The conference ranged from energy policy discussions, transmission grid upgrades, conventional and unconventional gas, risk management, and renewables, with financing a broad theme.

The Ambassador’s opening speech

British Ambassador to Poland, Robin Barnett made the keynote speech at the event, setting out the UK’s range of experience in this area, including its strong project management and consultancy base, world-class financial experience, regulatory proficiency and business to Government support package. He emphasised the importance of the region working together, in a global race to access the funding necessary to deliver the energy future the market needs to ensure industrial competitiveness and domestic affordability.