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Wednesday 28 May 2014

Top international energy experts attended the 53rd Meeting of the EWGCFM

We are delighted to report the great success of the 53rd Meeting of the Euro Working Group on Commodities and Financial Modelling (EWGCFM) and 2nd International conference of the Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM) at ESCP Europe Business School.

The 2014 conference brought together more than 120 international participants and top leading academics from the best institutions across Europe and North America. 

The Keynote speakers were:

  • Panos M. Pardalos, Distinguished Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida and Editor in chief of the Journal of Energy Systems
  • Richard Tol, Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Sussex and Editor in chief in Journal of Environmental Economics
  • Derek Bunn, Professor of Decision Sciences, Management Science and Operations at the London Business School and Editor in chief of the Journal of Energy Markets
  • Michael Jefferson, Affiliate Professor of Energy Policy at ESCP Europe Business School and Editor in chief of the Journal Energy Policy

Distinguised invited speakers were:

  • Konstantinos Ksifaras, CEO,  DESFA
  • Javier Suarez, Executive Director, Mediobanka Securities UK

Attendees discussed the latest on financial modelling, risk management, asset pricing, commodities modelling and regulation, and energy management.

The conference, which took place from 22nd to 24th May, 2014, was organised by the Technical University of Crete (Financial Engineering Laboratory), in collaboration with the RCEM at ESCP Europe Business School, under the auspices of the EWGCFM.

Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos, Executive Director of the RCEM, Spiros Papaefthimiou, Assistant Professor, Technical University of Crete, and Constantin Zopounidis, Director, Financial Engineering Laboratory and Professor, Technical University of Crete, welcomed participants and delivered the opening remarks.

The RCEM is pleased to announce the following key facts from this successful event:

  • More than 120 participants from the most prestigious organisations, universities and business schools of Europe and the Americas met at the conference to share their knowledge and exchange ideas.

  • More than 100 international presenters.

  • 75 papers were carefully selected and will be published in special issues of the Journal of Energy Markets and the Energy Systems. Participants of the Confernece in Chania will also benefit from additional special issues in prominent peer-reviewed journals for submitting their work.

  • The event offered the opportunity to visit the Manousalis Winery on 23 May.

  • On 22 May, attendees benefitted from excellent networking opportunities at the Conference Dinner hosted at MINOA PALACE RESORT & SPA, Chania, Crete.

On 24th May, Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos, Executive Director of the RCEM; Rita D'Eclessia, University of Rome - La Sapienza and Chair of the EWGCFM; Spiros Papaefthimiou, Technical University of Crete, Greece, and Constantin Zopounidis, Technical University of Crete thanked Keynote speakers, their fellow distinguished guests and the event's audience for sharing key insights in fascinating debates.

Pictures of the event are available here.

The RCEM's mission is to build a strong proactive partnership between academia, industry and government, to debate the challenges of the new energy era.



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