Challenges on the global energy market require closer cooperation among the European governments and the energy market stakeholders. The necessary transition from fossil fuels to renewables can only be successful through the dialogue. More than ever, it is also important to keep an eye on security of supply for the industry and private households. It requires investments in the long-term partnerships and in secure and diversified energy supply. And it also requires a state energy strategy that meets the challenges by being open to new technologies and investments in sustainable energy sources.

In order to strengthen the future- and opportunity-oriented dialogue in the energy sector between government, business and experts, the German-Slovene Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Slovenia) cordially invites you to the AHK Energy Forum, which will take place on 24 November 2022 in Ljubljana.


08:30 – 09:00 Arrival and registration 

09:00 – 09:30 Opening Speech: Energy Crisis – Will It Ever End? 

  • Dagmar von Bohnstein, President of the German-Slovene Chamber of Commerce and Industry, AHK Slowenien 
  • H.E Natalie Kauther, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Republic of Slovenia  
  • Matjaž Han, Minister of Economic Development and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia  

09:30 – 10:00 Interview: Ensuring a Stable Energy Supply – Germany: Are Effective Measures to Adjust the Current Economy Possible? 

  • Guest: Dr. Sebastian Bolay, Director Electricity Market and Renewables at the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) 
  • Moderator: Peter Frankl, CEO and Publisher, Finance 

10:00 – 11:00 Panel discussion: Energy suppliers and their clients, between Conflict and collaboration 


  • Uroš Podobnik, COO, Holding Slovenske elektrarne (HSE) 
  • mag. Jože Bajuk, Member of the Management Board, Petrol  
  • Dr. Thomas Sichla, Managing Director, E.ON Energy Solution  
  • mag. Peter Čas, CEO, Steklarna Hrastnik
  • Simon Franko, Managing Director, BASF Slovenija, Croatia, Srbija 
  • Tanja Rupnik, Business Development Manager/Europe, RIKO

Keynote Listener: Dr. Sebastian Bolay, Director Electricity Market and Renewables, DIHK 

Moderator: Alenka Lena Klopčič, Climate & Energy Consultant  

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break und Networking 

11:30 – 12:30 Panel discussion: Energy Efficiency as the Cornerstone for Sustainable Change 


  • Kristina Bogataj Habjan, CEO, Solvera Lynx  
  • Barbara Hafner, Marketing & PR Director, Knauf Insulation  
  • Nataša Teraž, R&D technologist, Lumar
  • Franci Pliberšek, Owner and CEO, MIK Celje
  • Dejan Brozovič, Head of energy and sustainability products, Kolektor    

Moderator: Ana Struna Bregar, CEO, CER 

12:30 – 13:15 Interview: What Is Slovenia's Strategy for Securing Its Energy Supply? Will Hydrogen Play a Significant Role in This? 


  • mag. Hinko Šolinc, General manager, Energy directorate, Ministry of Infrastructure of the Republic of Slovenia 
  • Uroš Vajgl, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia 

Keynote Listener: mag. Marko Bahor, CEO, HSE 

Moderator: Alenka Lena Klopčič, Climate & Energy Consultan 

13:15 – 15:00 Lunch und Networking 

15:00 – 16:30 Workshop: "E-mobility – an opportunity to balance Slovenia's future energy supply and demand? "  

Hosted by:  

  • Vittoria Aita, Kundenbeziehungsmanager, e-Clearing 
  • Dauaride Empere, Senior Manager - International Markets & Business Development, e-Clearing 


MC Host: Tina Drolc, Head of Corporate Communication and Events, AHK Slowenien enien


Participation at the event is free of charge, but registration is compulsory via the registration button.

In case of non-attendance despite registration, the participant will be charged an organisation fee of €80 + VAT.

The registration deadline is 18 November.







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