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08:50 09:00 (10 mins)

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Chairman’s Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Jonathan Stern - Distinguished Research Fellow, Natural Gas Research Programme , Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • Sasha Twining - BBC Presenter & Conference Host, BBC Presenter & Conference Host

09:00 09:30 (30 mins)

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Setting The Scene

Global gas markets in 2017 & beyond: what’s driving change?

  • Decarbonisation
  • Gas & coal prices
  • Power & electrification
  • Decarbonisation Jonathan Stern - Distinguished Research Fellow, Natural Gas Research Programme , Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • Gas & Coal prices Teddy Kott - Head of Energy Market Analysis, EDF Trading
  • Power & electrification Andree Stracke - Chief Commercial Officer (Origination & Gas Supply), RWE Supply & Trading

09:30 10:00 (30 mins)

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Special Guest Geopolitical Address

President Trump: good for gas?

  • Divya Reddy - Practice Head, Global Energy & Natural Resources, Eurasia Group

10:00 10:20 (20 mins)

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Keynote Address

Gas in transition

  • Tor Martin Anfinnsen - Senior Vice President, Marketing & Trading, Statoil

10:20 11:10 (50 mins)

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Fighting Gas’ Corner

What can guarantee a bright future for gas? Gas advocates are crossed-examined by our jury of industry experts

  • Moderator Richard Sarsfield-Hall - Director, Pöyry Management Consulting
  • Advocates Seyed Mohammed Hossein Adeli - Secretary General, GECF
  • Tor Martin Anfinnsen - Senior Vice President, Marketing & Trading, Statoil
  • Han Fennema - Chief Executive Officer, Gasunie & Chairman, KVGN
  • Industry Experts Bas Eickhout - Member of the European Parliament, Groenlinks (Dutch Greens)
  • Steinar Solheim - Head of Energy Regulatory Affairs, Yara International

11:10 11:40 (30 mins)

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Morning Coffee

11:40 11:50 (10 mins)

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Polling - Taking the pulse of the industry with Jonathan Stern

  • Jonathan Stern - Distinguished Research Fellow, Natural Gas Research Programme , Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

11:50 12:20 (30 mins)

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Russia - Gazprom's export strategy

The strengths and weakness of the European gas market

  • Elena Burmistrova - CEO, Gazprom Export

12:20 12:40 (20 mins)

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Evolution of European gas market fundamentals

  • Chris Durman - European Head of Gas and Power Analytics, Platts

12:40 13:10 (30 mins)

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The Flame 2017 State Of The Union Panel

Demand and supply dynamics in Europe – LNG v. pipeline price wars?

  • Moderator Jonathan Stern - Distinguished Research Fellow, Natural Gas Research Programme , Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • Walter Boltz - Senior Advisor, European Energy
  • Ignacio de Aguirre - Head of Strategy, Gas Natural
  • Jean-Marc Leroy - Managing Director, Gas Chain Métier, ENGIE & President, GIE
  • Laurent Vivier - President, Gas, Total
  • Andrew Walker - VP Strategy, Cheniere Marketing

13:10 14:10 (60 mins)

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Lunch – Plus Meet The VIP Lunch Tables

14:10 14:30 (20 mins)

Stream A: Supplies To Europe

Norway

E&P development, infrastructure and costs

  • Lars Tarald Kvam - Deputy Director General, Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum & Energy

14:30 14:50 (20 mins)

Stream A: Supplies To Europe

Russia

Auctions, costs and competitiveness

  • James Henderson - Director, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

14:50 15:10 (20 mins)

Stream A: Supplies To Europe

Netherlands

Groningen and the impact for European flexibility

  • Ben Wetherall - Head of Gas & LNG, ICIS

15:10 15:30 (20 mins)

Stream A: Supplies To Europe

North Sea

Who will invest and what will happen to existing assets?

  • Michael Tholen - Upstream Policy Director, Oil & Gas UK

14:10 14:30 (20 mins)

Stream B: Gas Demand & Competitiveness

Gas V. Coal

Short term outlook for coal pricing

  • Fabio Gabrieli - Director, Dry Bulk & Energy Commodity Strategist, Mercuria Energy Trading

14:30 14:50 (20 mins)

Stream B: Gas Demand & Competitiveness

Will Gas Demand Rebound In Power?

Coal / gas switching potential for different prices

  • Fabien Roques - Executive Vice President, FTI Consulting

14:50 15:10 (20 mins)

Stream B: Gas Demand & Competitiveness

Energy Efficiency

How much will policy/ technology cut demand?

  • Steven Fawkes - Founder & Principal, EnergyPro

15:10 15:30 (20 mins)

Stream B: Gas Demand & Competitiveness

Gas & Power

Is gas gaining or losing ground?

  • Moderator Madjid Kubler - Managing Director, Team Consult
  • Guido Custers - Formerly Executive Director, Formerly Delta Energy
  • Charbel Abi Daher - Head of Strategic Trading, Statkraft Markets
  • David Viduna - Head of Origination, CEZ

14:10 14:30 (20 mins)

Stream C: Gas Trading & Pricing

TTF V. The Rest

What does a dominant TTF means for other hubs and liquidity?

  • Lars Mahl - Head of External Portfolio Management, Vattenfall Energy Trading

14:30 14:50 (20 mins)

Stream C: Gas Trading & Pricing

The Value Of Storage

Can storage flows be used for forecasting gas prices?

  • Cyriel de Jong - Director & Founder, Kyos

14:50 15:10 (20 mins)

Stream C: Gas Trading & Pricing

LNG TRADING:Optimiser of Global Gas

  • Klaus Reinisch - Managing Director, Global LNG Business Development, TrailStone

15:10 15:30 (20 mins)

Stream C: Gas Trading & Pricing

European Gas Trading

Implications for futures, platforms, clearing and regulation

  • Moderator Sebastian Just - Head of Commercial, Aurora
  • Cyriel de Jong - Director & Founder, Kyos
  • Lars Mahl - Head of External Portfolio Management, Vattenfall Energy Trading
  • Klaus Reinisch - Managing Director, Global LNG Business Development, TrailStone

14:10 14:30 (20 mins)

Stream D: Realities Of European Liberalisation

Flexible Assets

Regulatory frameworks and contracts post-Brexit

  • Sean Waring - Managing Director, Interconnector

14:30 14:50 (20 mins)

Stream D: Realities Of European Liberalisation

Tarrif Network Code

Final provisions, timelines and implementation

  • Tom Maes - Vice-Chairman of the Gas Working Group, CEER

14:50 15:10 (20 mins)

Stream D: Realities Of European Liberalisation

CAM Network code amendment

New process for market driven investments in gas transmission infrastructure

  • Jan Vitovsky - Subject Manager, Capacity, ENTSOG

15:10 15:30 (20 mins)

Stream D: Realities Of European Liberalisation

Regulated Assets

Adapting to a low demand / low carbon environment

  • Chris Brown - Head of Gas Systems, Wholesale Markets Division, Ofgem

15:30 16:00 (30 mins)

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Afternoon Tea

16:00 16:30 (30 mins)

‘In The Boardroom Working Groups'

Russian Domestic Market

Regulatory reform, market structure and access to exports

  • Tatiana Mitrova - Director at Energy Center, SKOLKOVO Business School

16:30 17:00 (30 mins)

‘In The Boardroom Working Groups'

Iran’s Gas Market

Iranian gas, production and export prospects


  • John Roberts - Senior Partner, Methinks

17:00 17:30 (30 mins)

‘In The Boardroom Working Groups'

Trading & Online Hubs

Impact on markets and trading models

  • Helmut Kusterer - Divisional Head of Business Development, Gasversorgung Sueddeutschland

17:30 18:00 (30 mins)

‘In The Boardroom Working Groups'

Central & Eastern Europe

  • David Viduna - Head of Origination, CEZ

16:00 16:30 (30 mins)

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The IEA World Energy Outlook 2017

New challenges and opportunities as a truly global gas market comes into view

  • Tim Gould - Head of Division, World Energy Outlook, IEA

16:30 16:50 (20 mins)

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China & the growing gas / energy market

Where is growth in the Chinese gas market coming from and how might this impact Europe? Prices, LNG and demand growth

  • Jing Wang - Director, Oil and Gas Division, National Energy Administration, China

16:50 17:40 (50 mins)

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Around The World

Which markets are competing with Europe for global gas supply?

  • China
  • Japan, South Korea & Taiwan
  • India & Pakistan
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Moderator Jonathan Stern - Distinguished Research Fellow, Natural Gas Research Programme , Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • China Yao Li - Chief Executive Officer, SIA Energy
  • Japan, South Korea & Taiwan Chikako Ishiguro - Senior Analyst, Osaka Gas
  • India & Pakistan Tim Boersma - Director of Global Natural Gas Markets , Center on Global Energy Policy
  • Middle East & North Africa Anne-Sophie Corbeau - Research Fellow, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center
  • Sub-Saharan Africa Paul Eardley-Taylor - Director, Oil & Gas, Southern Africa, Standard Bank

17:40 18:30 (50 mins)

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Taking The Pulse Of The Industry: Interactive Audience Polling Session & Panel

Future supply-demand scenarios and implications for strategy, pricing and investment

  • Moderator Jonathan Stern - Distinguished Research Fellow, Natural Gas Research Programme , Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • Johan Zettergren - Chief Executive Officer, Swedegas
  • Teddy Kott - Head of Energy Market Analysis, EDF Trading
  • Walter Boltz - Senior Advisor, European Energy
  • Tatiana Mitrova - Director at Energy Center, SKOLKOVO Business School

18:30 18:30 (0 mins)

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Flame Round Up Of The Day

Our industry commentator will gallop through the discussions from the day to ensure you missed nothing

  • Jonathan Stern - Distinguished Research Fellow, Natural Gas Research Programme , Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

18:30 20:30 (120 mins)

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Flame Gala Drinks Reception sponsored by Venture Global LNG