We are witnessing record inflation in the euro area, military conflict beyond Slovakia’s eastern borders and public budget deficits as a result of indiscriminate (not only) anti-poverty measures. A naive energy policy of dependence on a single supplier has led Europe into an energy crisis unprecedented in post-war times. The reluctance to share the cost of high energy prices with households has led to proposals for ad hoc windfall taxes. How are rising input prices perceived by businesses (consumers) and as suppliers? Can we look forward to the end of the energy crisis?

16:30 – 16:35

Welcome words

16:35 – 17:40

Panel I: Businesses in the energy crisis


  • Ron Manners (Mannwest Group Pty Ltd, Australia)
  • John Chisholm (John Chisholm Ventures, USA)
  • Michal Lesay (CEO, Zinkovo)
  • Miroslav Kiraľvarga (Vice-President, US Steel)
  • Peter Gerhart (Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic)

17:40 – 17:50


17:50 – 18:55

Panel II: Suppliers in times of energy crisis


  • Anton Molnár (Spokesperson, Slovnaft, Slovakia)
  •  Matej Stračiak (Director of Risk Management and Internal Audit, Slovenské elektrárne, Slovakia)
  • Peter Kučera (Division Director of Sales, Member of the Board of Directors, SPP, Slovakia)
  • Radovan Ďurana (INESS)
  • Zdeněk Čech (Head of Economic Analyses Section, European Commission's Representation in Slovakia)

18:55 – 19:00

Concluding remarks


Nadacia EPH
ZSE Energia


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