Energy center Bracak, 3 - 4 October 2017
The CROENERGY conference was held for the first time in 2011 in Cavtat with an aim of gaining and collecting knowledge about financing energy projects. It was the beginning of funding projects through EU instruments, accompanied by intensive preparations for accession to the European Union. At the following conferences in Tuheljske Toplice (2013) and Zagreb (2015) examples of best European and Croatian practices were shown, including an increasing number of projects implemented by the REGEA team.
During years the interest in the conference has become ever increasing and today we can say that it presents the most significant energy conference focused on financing and implementation of projects within the Republic of Croatia.
CROENERGY2017 deals with issues such as how to start and secure financing of energy projects, how to stimulate energy renovation, and how to use innovations to boost economic growth.
We expect the participation of experts from our national level, but also from the European Union who will share their experiences with good practices from all around the world.
All this and much more will be provided by the Sustainable Energy Finance and Investment Summit 2017 - CROENERGY2017 conference, which will take place at the Energy Center Bračak from 3rd to 4th October 2017 in Zabok, under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Mrs. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and with the support of the European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment (FEDARENE). The presence of our Institutional Partners - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (HBOR) guarantees the quality of this event!
This year, the conference plans to go a step further and will take a form of a financial forum that will bring together the private sector with its portfolio of existing projects and representatives of the financial sector.
The conference is divided into a series of interactive lectures and workshops focusing on B2B communication and networking in order to introduce new business models with the key theme of promoting energy efficiency in buildings and innovative financial instruments in the context of stimulating investment. At the very beginning of the Conference, the section - Energy, Economy, Finance will provide answers to the most common questions we are posing on financing energy projects, linking energy renovation with economic development, and explaining what are the key steps in securing funding resources.
Innovative and different ways of financing and implementing energy projects are imperative for Croatian, but also European energy policies. Although the investment potentials of energy projects have been recognized, concrete solutions which will be addressed at our panel sessions are still missing. The panels will be attended by leading experts and representatives of relevant ministries (MRRFEU and MGIPU), state agencies, business and development banks, the City of Zagreb, Krapina-Zagorje County and other relevant institutions.
Energy efficiency is our future, and economic growth and development can only be achieved by promoting new, innovative funding solutions and projects.