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08:00 - 09:00 60 mins
Traders’ networking breakfast
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Session 1 - Setting the scene – supply/demand & pricing dynamics
Chairman’s welcome & Opening remarks
  • Doug Wood - Chair of Gas Committee, EFET
09:10 - 09:30 20 mins
Info
Session 1 - Setting the scene – supply/demand & pricing dynamics
Regulation & Competition
  • Martin Godfried - Head of Market Surveillance and Conduct Department, ACER

How European authorities police market manipulation in traded markets

09:30 - 10:10 40 mins
Info
Session 1 - Setting the scene – supply/demand & pricing dynamics
How is liquidity developing in the European gas trading markets?
  • Stefano Alaimo - Director of Markets Department, Gestore dei Mercati Energetici
  • Patrick Barouki - Head of Gas Trading & Origination, Uniper Global Commodities
  • David Maerz - Global Head, Trading Analytics, BP
  • Paolo Maffeis - Senior Manager, Prisma

Liquidity, price convergence and trading trends; what are the implications for exchanges?

10:10 - 10:40 30 mins
Info
Session 1 - Setting the scene – supply/demand & pricing dynamics
The future of coal and renewables in the energy mix
  • Marc Bettzüge - Managing Director, Institute of Energy Economics, University of Cologne

What influences global pull demands and the amount that comes to Europe

10:40 - 11:00 20 mins
Info
Session 1 - Setting the scene – supply/demand & pricing dynamics
Evaluating & adapting forecasts
  • Nazim Osmancik - Director of Group Fundamentals, Centrica

Do you really know how accurate & useful your forecasts (pricing/weather) are? How to develop a systematic approach to measure, evaluate and modify forecasts to make them fit for trading purpose

11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
Networking coffee break and hub session
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
Info
Session 2 – Analytics & strategies
Global LNG supply/demand over the next 5 years

Will LNG come to Europe and how will this impact gas prices?  The end of Russian contracts in 2019 – a cliff edge?

11:50 - 12:20 30 mins
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Session 2 – Analytics & strategies
Interactions between gas & power markets
  • Anna Andrianova - Director, Trading, Green Frog Power
  • Gautam Mukherjee - Director, Global Gas Analysis, Centrica
  • Trevor Sikorski - Head of Natural Gas and Carbon Research, Energy Aspects
  • Frank van Doorn - VP Head of Business Unit Trading, Vattenfall Energy Trading

Implications of sector coupling for flexibility markets & optimisation across commodities: can gas leverage is storage capability in the power markets?

12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
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Session 2 – Analytics & strategies
Trader’s Interview: Short & long term trading strategies
  • Interviewer Patrick Barouki - Head of Gas Trading & Origination, Uniper Global Commodities
  • Tim Broerse - Senior Business Originator, Priogen
  • Harry Huang - Head of Gas, Power & Derivatives Trading, PetroChina International

Strategies for optimising the flexibility of your sales portfolio; how does this differ for short term markets? What are the implications for risk management?

12:40 - 13:00 20 mins
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Session 2 – Analytics & strategies
Long term trading and the futures marketTrading European hubs
  • Lars Maehl - Head of External Portfolio Management, Vattenfall Energy Trading
  • Steven De Ranter - Managing Director, Interconnector

Will TTF remain as the pre-eminent European index as NL declines its use of gas? What infrastructure challenges will the market face?


13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Networking lunch & hubs session
14:00 - 14:40 40 mins
Session 3 – Market design
Guest speaker: The challenges of designing and running algorithmic trading systems
  • Rob Carver - Independent systematic futures trader, Systematic Trading
14:40 - 15:00 20 mins
Info
Session 3 – Market design
Update on French hub merger
  • Benoit Esnault - Head of Department, Interconnections and European Affairs Department, CRE
  • Christophe Poillion - Vice President, European Affairs, GRTgaz

What has been the impact on liquidity, spreads & price?

15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Info
Session 3 – Market design
Update on German hub merger
  • Bernd Odenthal - Assistant Head of Section, BNetzA
  • Oliver Altenhoff - Head Regulatory Affairs, Open Grid

Integrating infrastructure systems Gas Pool & NCG in Germany: update on cost allocation, regulation, trading & transition

15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
Info
Session 3 – Market design
Trading in Central & Eastern Europe
  • Gintaras Buzkys - Chief Business Development Officer, GET Baltic
  • Eser Ozdil - Secretary General, PETFORM
  • Gottfried Steiner - CEO, Central European Gas Hub
  • Philip Vorobyov - Senior Commercial Manager, JKX Oil & Gas

Where is the growth? When will we start to see regional pricing? Where is best practise emerging, who are the leaders & lagers?

15:40 - 16:00 20 mins
Info
Session 3 – Market design
Enhancing profits in trading of gas assets
  • Georg Ostermaier - Managing Director, Dtrees

Exploring the value of flexibility using stochastic optimization

16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
Afternoon networking tea & hubs session
16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
Info
Session 4 – new technologies
Latest blockchain technologies & applications for traders

Merging of wholesale and retail markets - what is the future for the traditional wholesale trader?

17:00 - 17:30 30 mins
Info
Session 4 – new technologies
Algo trading

How are data availability and processing power changing the face of energy trading?

17:30 - 17:55 25 mins
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Session 4 – new technologies
Panel – the future of energy trading

How long can traditional trading models exist? What type of companies will be successful in the future?

17:55 - 18:00 5 mins
Session 4 – new technologies
Chairman’s roundup of the day
18:00 - 20:00 120 mins
Session 4 – new technologies
Traders’ networking party
20:00 - 22:00 120 mins
Traders’ networking party
08:00 - 09:00

Traders’ networking breakfast

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11:00 - 11:30

Networking coffee break and hub session

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13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch & hubs session

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16:00 - 16:30

Afternoon networking tea & hubs session

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20:00 - 22:00

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