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About the Forum

MEF 2024 takes place in a somewhat more stable energy environment this year. Most actors recovered from the energy crisis or built greater resilience toward energy volatility and energy challenges.

Location

Centrally situated for accessibility and convenience.

Convenience

Seamless experiences from registration to facilities.

People

Connect with global industry leaders and innovators.

Topics

Engage in discussions shaping the energy sector’s future.

The New Energy Landscape: Recovered, Repowered, Repurposed
MEF’s impact over the years.

Agenda: Topics Driving the Energy Conversation at MEF24

A diverse range of topics that will shape discussions at MEF24. From strategies for repowering to innovative technologies and sustainable financing, our agenda covers key themes driving the future of the energy sector.

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Voices shaping the future of energy at MEF24. From industry leaders to innovators, our speakers bring diverse perspectives and expertise to the table.

Hristijan Mickoski
Prime Minister – designate, Government of the Republic of North Macedonia
David Geer
Ambassador / EU Delegation to the Republic of North Macedonia
Saša Mujović
Minister of Energy and Mining, Government of Montenegro
Francesco La Camera
Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
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Andi Dobrushi
Director, Open Society Foundations – Western Balkans
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Can Keles
Business Development Director, Europower Solar, Turkiye
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Levent Yilmaz
Independent Board Member, Girisim Elektrik
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Peter Tom Jones
Director KU Leuven Institute for Sustainable Metals and Minerals (SIM²)
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Giles Dicskon
Chief Executive Officer / Wind Europe
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Petra Drexler
Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Skopje
Cyrille Baumgartner
Ambassador / Embassy of France in North Macedonia
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Agim Selami
Executive Director / ZIP Institute
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Caner Can
Energy Counselor / Permenant Delegation of Türkiye to the EU
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Bjorn Gabriel
European Investment Bank Representative to North Macedonia
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Klaus Mindrup
Member of the German Bundestag (2013 – 2021) & Chairperson of Energy Dialogue 2050 e.V.
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Ami Kozeli
Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Energy, Albania
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Jovana Joksimović
Acting Assistant Minister for International Cooperation and European Integration, Serbia
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Wolfgang Maier
CEO of EVN Macedonia
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Gledijan Llatja
Mayor / Municipality of Elbasan, Albania
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Aco Ristov
Mayor, Municipality of Radovish
Rinor Gjonbalaj
Resident Country Director / Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)
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Marjan Stojiljkovic
Partner, Climate Lens Advisors LLC
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Biljana Dukovska
President of Macedonian Anti Poverty Platform
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Sanja Bozinovska
Energy Consultant, North Macedonia
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Andrija Oros
Procurement and Grid Connection Manager, CWP Europe
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Arben Kllokoqi
ECRB Senior Energy Expert, Energy Community Secretariat
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Mert Uygun
Product Director, REAP Battery
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Olga Khakova
Deputy Director for European Energy Security, Global Energy Center Atlantic Council
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Rhedon Begolli
Deputy Country Manager for North Macedonia_ Senior Energy Specialist, The World Bank
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Scott Kindsvater
Former Deputy Chair of the NATO Military Committee, SHAPE
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Bojan Marichikj
First Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, Republic of North Macedonia
Azra Becirovic
Lecturer, University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Steven De Bruyn
Partner, PwC
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Ivan Taleski
Head of Legal Section, ENTSO-E
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Stefan Kostovski
Regional Banker, Energy Europe EBRD
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Branko Greganovic
President of the Management Board of NLB Banka Skopje
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Aleksandar Macura
Programme Director for energy and climate at RES Foundation Belgrade
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Tatjana Shterjova Dushkovska
Secretary General, Western Balkans 6 Chamber Investment Forum
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Dejan Draskovic
CEO, Montenegrin Power Exchange
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Vancho Uzunov
Professor, University Ss. Cyril and Methodius
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Daniel Pop
Director, Center for Political Economy, UBB
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Ryan Duncan
Director, Government Relations Last Energy
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Nikica Mojsoska Blazhevski
Chief Executive Director, Macedonia2025
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Vanja Djinlev
Scientific Assistant, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
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Merita Dema
Commissioner at the Energy, Water Services and Waste Management Services Regulatory Commission
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Sait Uysal
Founder, Türkiye Critical Minerals Initiative
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Timco Mucunski
Vice President VMRO DPMNE
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Nikola Dimitrov
President, Balkan Centre for Constructive Policies – Solution, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
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Nina Nedanoska
Deputy President of Management Board of Sparkasse Bank AD Skopje
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Muhammed Topal
YEO Technology, Country Manager for North Macedonia and the Balkans.
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Eleonora Jovanovikj
Skopje Climate Assembly Participant
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Igor Rajchin
Team Leader of Personnel Management, HR Department, EVN Macedonia
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Ivana Simjanoska
Project Coordinator, ZIP Institute
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Viktor Mizo
Executive Director, Kostal
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Hans-Liudger Dienel
Director, the nexus Institute, Berlin
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Murat Mörel
Project Manager, Climate Change and Environment Portfolio, UNDP Türkiye
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Getoar Mjeku
Deputy Minister of Economy, Kosovo
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Frédéric Mazallon
Project Manager Engineering and New Nuclear Projects Department, EDF
Mehmet Levent Yilmaz
Independent Member of The Board, Girişim Elektrik A.Ş
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Sasho Saltirovski
Manager, Elektrodistribucija
Nick Frydas
Vice President, Grant Thornton Business Advisory, Greece
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Robert Tomas
Policy Officer, DG GROW, European Commission
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Marija Dukovska – Pavlovska
Executive Member BoD, General Manager, Makstil
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Haris Abaspahic
Policy Lead, Centre for Policy and Governance, BiH
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Entela Ruci
Business Development/ Government Affairs Manager, Bechtel Infrastructure
Agon Nixha
Senior Expert on Competitiveness, Regional Cooperation Council
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Mariana Angelova
Secretary General, National Youth Council of Macedonia
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Katerina Kostovska
Consultant, Sustainability in the Wine Industry
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Moderators

Our valued moderators who will lead engaging discussions and facilitate insightful exchanges during MEF24. With their expertise and guidance, our moderators play a vital role in shaping the dialogue and ensuring that each session is informative and impactful.

Olimpija Hristova Zaevska
Chief Executive Officer / Elson Solutions
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Lidija L. Franklin
Senior Director / Jones Group International
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Sonja Risteska
Senior Manager – Business and Development – Eastern Europe
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Iva Petrunova
Architect and Urban Sociologist
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Viktor Mitevski
Executive Director, Association for Research and Analysis – ZMAI
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Simon Shutinoski
CEO, National Electricity Market Operator MEMO Ltd, North Macedonia
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Valbona Zeneli
Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Europe Centre
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Caner Can
Energy Counselor / Permenant Delegation of Türkiye to the EU
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Aleksandar Kovacevic
Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Ivan Mucunski
International Technical Expert, Expertise France
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