REPORT ON THE RESULTS OF THE
XVIII INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FORUM 5E
International Exhibition Center,
15 Brovarskyi Ave., Kyiv, Ukraine
Organizer: International Exhibition Center
Despite the 2020 quarantine restrictions, the annual tradition of holding the most important for the professional community industry event has not been broken.
On November 10-12, 2020 at the best exhibition grounds of Ukraine the International Energy Business Forum "5E" took place. The event continues the years-long history of the International Forum "Fuel and Energy Complex of Ukraine: the Present and the Future" and remains the main meeting place for professionals working in the sectors of conventional and green power, extraction of energy resources, production of alternative fuels, industrial and transport ecology.
Today, Business Forum "5E" is the most authoritative industry event, which holistically reflects the current state, structural changes and future prospects for the development of all sectors of the fuel and energy sector. This event contributes to the technological evolution of life‑supporting and system‑forming industries for the national economy and takes place in a format that has no analogue in Ukraine.
FORMAT OF ENERGY BUSINESS FORUM "5E"
SYNERGY OF THE 5 INDUSTRY EVENTS
XVIII International Trade Fair "POWER ENGINEERING FOR INDUSTRY ‘2020" presents high‑tech products of various industrial applications: power and electrical engineering equipment and technologies for power plants, high‑voltage power grids, substations, electrical distribution networks, industrial power supply systems.
ІІІ International Trade Fair "ELECTRO INSTALL ‘2020" ‑ technologies and equipment for wide range of household, commercial and industrial applications: modern electrical devices, low‑voltage equipment, cable and wire products, electronic components and systems, LED equipment, automation, installation and wiring products, guaranteed power supply systems.
ХІІІ International Trade Fair "ECOENERGY EXPO ‘2020" - innovations of leading companies to solve energy, environmental and economic issues: efficient technologies and equipment for development of solar, wind, distributed energy, industrial ecology and eco‑transport.
V International Trade Fair "MINING & MINERALS EXPO ‘2020" - the latest samples of mining and processing equipment, modern mining technologies.
- Round table "Cybersecurity of the Energy Sector - Current Issues and Modern Solutions". Considered issues: concepts of energy sector cybersecurity, recommendations for cybersecurity of critical infrastructure of the energy sector, cyber insurance.
The organizer is the Department of Digital Policy and Security of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine
- Conference "Environmental Business Advocacy" dedicated to the waste management, state environmental control, environmental finance (eco‑tax).
The organizer is Eco‑Advocacy Company.
- The V th Kyiv Conference on Advanced Drilling Methods and Enhancing Oil and Gas Production "Drilling. Well Stimulation. Health, Safety and Environment".
The organizer - the Oil and Gas Consulting Center NEWFOLK.
- Open discussion: "E‑Mobility: Made in Ukraine - Combining Efforts and Opportunities to Implement Projects in the Field of Energy Efficient Transport".
The organizer is the Civic Organization "Electric Vehicles Association of Ukraine" (EV‑UA).
- Presentations and speeches by exhibitors.
Certanly. the overall situation influenced the sector markets operation and adjusted the number of exhibitors and visitors. This year 114 companies took part in the events on the total area of over 7200 sq.m.
On November 10, the opening ceremony of the XVIII International Energy Business Forum "5E" and the International Trade Fairs "Power Engineering for Industry", "Electro Install", "EcoEnergy Expo", "OilGasExpo", "Mining & Minerals Expo" was attended by:
- State Secretary of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Bondarenko,
- Acting Head of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine Kostiantyn Hura,
- President of the International Council on Large Electric Systems CIGRE in Ukraine Oleksandr Svetelik,
- General Director of the International Exhibition Center Anatoliy Tkachenko,
- General Director of Voltline company / ABB in Ukraine Oleksii Vargatiuk,
- Deputy Director of the Industry Department of Schneider Electric Ukraine Serhiy Bazhenov.
The State Secretary of the Ministry of Energy Volodymyr Bondarenko conveyed congratulations to the participants and guests of the event from Acting Minister of Energy Olga Buslavets and stressed the importance of the Forum for launching and continuing business partnerships to attract investment in the energy sector. Volodymyr Bondarenko also stressed: "The Ministry has been working on one of the national strategic directions - integration into the European energy system ENTSO‑E, we have been working on the concept of implementation of Smart Grids. We have been developing transparent and clear rules for every participant, investor in the energy market so that, after emerging from the crisis, we can breathe fresh air and know that we have a future - the future of the energy‑independent state of Ukraine".
During his speech on the occasion of the events opening the Acting Head of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine Kostiantyn Hura noted: "Green Course mobilizes the state's efforts to develop low-carbon energy industry, energy efficiency and at the same time a competitive economy. IFC estimates that the clean energy and energy efficiency sector can attract up to € 70 billion investments in 2030. This is a huge amount of money for economic growth". Acting Head of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency also reminded that about € 7 billion have been attracted in these areas over the past 6 years.
Oleksandr Svetelik, the President of the International Council on Large Electric Systems CIGRE in Ukraine, said: "This Forum is a basic platform for the introduction of new technologies, for consideration of a new concept of energy sector development in our country… We hope that the next year this situation will stabilize and we shall be able to hold a premier large‑scale event with a meeting of all power engineers, with the invitation of our esteemed colleagues from other countries".
The dynamics, scales, technical and economic indicators of social production, first of all, industry, mostly depend on the development of fuel and energy sector. That is why it was important in 2020, despite the turbulent times, to mobilize and unite the professional community to make joint efforts to confront the crisis, get out of it more powerful to upgrade the state’s economy.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the support, participation and cooperation in the organization and holding of the XVIII International Energy Business Forum "5E" to the heads of the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine, the State Agency for Energy Efficiency, partners, participants and guests of the trade fairs.
We hope that this year's quarantine restrictions will pass away, trade fairs will work again in full force, and the IEC will remain the center of attraction for the business community, government agencies, public associations, experts and scientists.
We invite you to participate in the events of the
XIX International Energy Business Forum "5E",
which take place on October 19-21, 2021!