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					KPMG proudly sponsored the First Regional Energy Forum

KPMG’s Energy & Utilities team based in Budpest became a Gold sponsor of the First Regional
Energy Forum, held in Budapest, Hungary on 11-12 October 2007 in the Hungarian House of
Parliament.

The First Regional Energy Forum initiated by GE and organised in cooperation and with the joint
effort of six American Chambers of Commerce (AmCham Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic,
Slovakia, Ukraine and AmCham EU) operating in the Central Eastern European region aimed to bring
together various stakeholders in the CEE region from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors
to discuss energy challenges and possible actions for the future. By facilitating a cross-border, multi-
sector stakeholders forum organisers and sponsors aimed to raise awareness of common strategies to
meet regional energy challenges head-on.

                              According to Peter Kiss, Energy & Utilities Advisory Services, KPMG in
                              Central and Eastern Europe ‘The First Regional Energy Forum is a unique
                              opportunity to recognize the importance of strengthening partnerships
                              between the CEE countries, to pool their resources and to team up to
                              secure a reliable and sustainable source of energy for CEE in the long
                              run. Hope to be there also in 2008.’

                              Peter Kiss gave a presentation held after the speeches of Hungarian PM, Ferenc
                              Gyurcsany and President and CEO of GE International Nani Becalli and
                              highlighted the importance of Hungary and Ukraine Energy Cooperation and
                              its Contribution to the Supply Security in the European Union*.

The importance of the First Regional Energy Forum is underlined by the level of participants
including ministers, and government representatives from the region, the EU and the US, CEOs and
senior executives of global and regional companies including GE, E.ON, MOL; and representatives of
academia and the NGO sector.

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For more information about the First Regional Energy Forum and/or KPMG’s involvement, please
visit www.amcham.hu/energy/press/ or contact either Peter Kiss at peter.kiss@kpmg.hu or the
Hungarian ENR team’s Public Relations Executive, Judit Pinter at judit.pinter@kpmg.hu.



KPMG Energy & Utilities Center of Excellence Team, Budapest, Hungary

The KPMG Energy and Utilities practice located in Budapest, Hungary, is a KPMG Global Power & Utilities
Center of Excellence. It provides advisory services to the oil, gas, electricity and water industries throughout
the entire energy supply chain, from energy producers to end consumers within the CEE region.




*
  Peter Kiss’ article on Hungary-Ukraine Energy Cooperation and its Contribution to the Supply Securityin the European Union has been
published in the WorldPower 2007 magazine. (p.30-33) and has also been selected for both publication and presentation at the 20th World
Energy Congress, being held in Rome on 11-15 November 2007.

				
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