International Exhibition Centre,
15 Brovarsky Ave., Kyiv, Ukraine

The fuel and energy complex is the most important part of the national security and economic growth of the state. The most powerful intersectoral complex covers activities on exploration and extraction, refining and production, storage and transportation, transmission, distribution and sale of energy products - fuel, electricity and heat. Development of the fuel and energy complex influences greatly on dynamics, scales and technical and economic indicators of social production, first of all – industry.

Therefore the annual holding of the International Forum "Fuel and Energy Complex of Ukraine: Present and Future" became the most important event for the professional community that united all participants of energy, mining, oil and gas, engineering and related markets. The Forum is held according to the Instruction of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The organizers are the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine and the International Exhibition Center.

The main goal of the Forum is promoting the realization of fuel and energy complex structural reforms, solving of urgent issues on modernization of FEC, improving production efficiency and energy consumption, increasing of national energy resources extraction and diversification of sources and routes of energy supply, integration of national energy into the common European market and investment attraction.

This year the XIV International Forum "Fuel and Energy Complex of Ukraine: Present and Future" took place in the territory of the International Exhibition Center on November 8 – 10. It was held in the format of the following events:
- Sectoral exposition of FEC's companies
- XIV International Trade Fair "Power Engineering for Industry '2016"
- International Trade Fair "OIL&GASEXPO '2016"
- International Trade Fair of Mining and Coal Industry "MINING INDUSTRY EXPO '2016"
- Business program

Simultaneous holding of the mentioned events provided the opportunity to present to the wide range of professionals the complete picture of the processes taking place around the main parts of the national economy - fuel and energy complex.

On November 8 in the opening ceremony of the Forum and the trade fairs the First Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Galyna Carp, the advisor to the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Sergiy Cech, the first vice president of the Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs Sergiy Prokhorov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic of Macedonia Stole Zmejkoski, CEO of IEC Anatoliy Tkachenko as well as the representatives of the Diplomatic corps and the Verkhovna Rada and the other honorary guests took part. In her speech, Galyna Carp noted that "aspiration to become the energy independent country leads us to reform the sector, attract investments, open new business areas, implement new technologies and improve the efficiency of the enterprises". She also emphasized that organizing the Forum the Ministry carries out professional contribution to the economic strengthening of energy security and the state security in general.

The sectoral exposition "Fuel and Energy Complex of Ukraine" was represented by the energy companies operating in the segments of energy resources extraction, generation, distribution and sale, namely SE NEC "Ukrenergo"; PJSC "Ukrhydroenergo"; PJSC "Donbasenergo"; SE NNEGC "Energoatom" with its separate entities: Zaporizhzhya, Rivne, South Ukrainian and Khmelnitsky NPP, "Emergency and Technical Center", "Atomremontservice", "Atomenergomash"; State Enterprise "Eastern Mining and Processing Plant"; State Concern "Nuclear Fuel".

The trade fair "Power Engineering for Industry '2016" presented innovations, energy saving technologies, new samples of energy, electrical, lighting equipment and devices cables and wires, automated energy management systems for electric power production and other industries. At the trade fair there were the expositions of the following leading manufacturers and suppliers of products: Schneider Electric, Shchuchin Plant "Avtoprovod" (Belarus), "WM Ukraine" Ltd., PJSC "Electrograd", "Tavrida Electric Ukraine" Ltd., PJSC "Odeskabel", JSC "SPE "Radiy", "SCaT – Systems of Cable Traces" TM, "PС Slavyansk High Voltage Insulators Works" Ltd., "Slavyansk High Voltage Equipment Works" Ltd., "Plant of Large Electrical Machines" Ltd. and others.

The trade fair "OIL&GASEXPO '2016" demonstrated equipment and services for works on construction and repair of oil and gas wells, valves and equipment for industrial piping systems, compressor stations, gas compressor and gas turbine units, the unique kinds of chemical equipment, pumps, pneumatic, heat transfer equipment, hydraulic tools and many other products. Among participants were LLC "Burova Technika", "Ukrnaftagazservis" Ltd, CJSC "Fidmash", LLC "Geosynthesis Engineering", PJSC "Sumy NPO", Sumy JSC "Nasosenergomash", LLC "Severodonetsk Plant of Chemical and Unstandartized Equipment", PJS "Konotop Valves Plant", LLC "Techprilad Engineering", PJSC "Kharkiv Plant of Transport Machinery", "OPEKS Energysystems" Ltd., LLC "Techprilad Engineering", PRJSC "KHEMZ-IPEC" and other companies.

The trade fair "MINING INDUSTRY EXPO '2016" presented mining, ore processing equipment and technologies, drilling machinery and tools, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment, mining transport machinery and equipment, conveyor systems and materials, electrical equipment, automation, industrial safety and labor protection systems. Among the trade fair participants there were the leading European companies: Joy Global, T Machinery, OHE Mining, Schneider Mining, Globex, Siemens, Zeppelin, Marco, Ukrainian companies: "SPE "Yasynuvatskiy Machine Building Plant" Ltd., PJSC "ELMІZ", "SPE "Svitlo Shakhtarya" Ltd., "Dniprofmash" Ltd, Machine Building Plant "VISTEK", "DET-UA" Ltd., Genestho TM, Saturn Data International, "Deyta Express" Ltd. and others.

197 companies, including 18 foreign companies from Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, the USA, presented their equipment, technologies and services on the common area of about 5.5 thousand sq.m. During the working days more than 4500 visitors were registered.

At the same time in other pavilions of the IEC with the area about 16 000 sq.m. the trade fairs "Energy Efficiency. Renewable Energy '2016", "AQUA UKRAINE '2016", "Industrial Ecology '2016", "CommunTech '2016", "ROADTECHEXPO '2016" and "EuroBuildExpo '2016" were held. Simultaneous carrying out of the complex of the exhibitions by related industries has greatly expanded the horizons of industrial products review and led to the significant increase of the number of visitors - more than 12 000 experts. Among them are mostly heads and highly qualified specialists of companies, they were aimed at not only looking through the exhibits, but also to find specific technologies and equipment for their production, to hold preliminary negotiations on purchasing the products. Exhibitors noted abundance and quality of visitors and the effectiveness of business contacts.

The business program of the events covered the wide range of topical issues of fuel and energy complex functioning and development.
The following roundtables were held with the participation of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine:
- "SE "NPC "Ukrenergo" in the New Electricity Market and Association of UES of Ukraine with ENTSO-E";
- "Establishment of Financial Mechanisms for Implementation of Emission Reductions National Plan in Ukraine".

Also there was the meeting of the representatives of the European Union and the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine within the Forum framework, during which the start of the new project "Assistance to Ukraine in Implementing of Reforms in the Energy Sector in Accordance with the International Commitments of the Country" was given.

The Department of Labor Protection, Industrial Safety, Physical and Civil Protection of the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine held the events devoted to the issues of industrial safety and labor protection in the energy sector, namely:
- roundtable "Industrial Safety and Fire Protection at the Enterprises of FEC";
- roundtable "The State of Labor Protection at the Enterprises of FEC. Improvement of the Normative Base on Health and Safety. The Implementation of the Best Practices on Health and Safety at the Enterprises of FEC";
- three industry sections on electric power, oil & gas and coal complexes "Problems, Solutions, Prospects".

The III All-Ukrainian Power Engineers Workshop has passed with a great success. The profile specialists of power, industry enterprises had the unique opportunity to meet with experts known in the sectors of electricity and cyber security, consultants on the state purchases and leading manufacturers of high-tech products. During the panel discussions and roundtables numerous professional audience discussed issues and their solutions on the following topics:
- discussion panel "New Technologies and Technical Solutions in the Power Industry and Role of the Domestic Producers in Their Implementation";
- roundtable "Cyberattacks are the Actual Threats to the Energy Security of Ukraine";
- discussion panel "Theory and Practice of Participation in the Bidding (Tenders) in the Electronic System of Public Procurement PROZORRO".

The National Joint Stock Company "Naftogaz of Ukraine" held the roundtable "Implementation of Accounting of Natural Gas in Energy Units in Ukraine". During the event the issues on implementation in Ukraine of new regulations on natural gas accounting, harmonized with EU regulations and introduction of payments for natural gas given its energy were discussed.

Besides, the following conferences were held in the frames of the trade fairs:
- "Contractors of Energy Sector of Ukraine, Problems and Opportunities".
The organizer is the Public Associations "All-Ukrainian Energy Assembly";
- "Drilling. Well Stimulation. Ecology and Labor Protection".
The organizers are the Oil and Gas Consulting Center Newfolk LLC, Association of Drillers of Ukraine;
- "Ore & Coal Tech. Mining and Mineral Processing Technologies for Coal and Ore Mining Industry".
The organizer is "FPR-EVENTS" Ltd.