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07:50 - 08:55

Registration & Coffee

Showing of Streams
11:00 - 11:30

Morning Coffee & Networking

Showing of Streams
13:10 - 14:10

Lunch

Showing of Streams
15:30 - 16:00

Afternoon Tea

Showing of Streams
18:30 - 20:30

Flame Gala Drinks: The Amstel Boathouse

Flame Gala Drinks Reception: The Amstel Boathouse. Coaches to pick up outside the Okura right after the last session finishes and there will be coaches to bring people back

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07:50 - 08:55 65 mins
Registration & Coffee
08:55 - 09:00 5 mins
Setting The Scene
Chairman's Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • Jonathan Stern - Distinguished Research Fellow, Natural Gas Research Programme , Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
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09:00 - 09:15 15 mins
Setting The Scene
Demand In Europe
  • Andree Stracke - Chief Commercial Officer (Origination & Gas Supply), RWE Supply & Trading
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  • Where has growth come from?
09:15 - 09:30 15 mins
Setting The Scene
Demand In Asia
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  • Where did gas and LNG demand increase come from
  • Backdrop of Asian markets
  • Energy policies & geopolitics
09:30 - 09:45 15 mins
Setting The Scene
Gas In Transition vs Coal & Renewables
  • Klaus Schafer - Chief Executive Officer, Uniper
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The energy revolution?

09:45 - 10:00 15 mins
Setting The Scene
Infrastructure Projects Update
  • Annie Krist - CEO, Gasterra
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If they happen, what does it mean for gas markets?

10:00 - 10:20 20 mins
Setting The Scene
The Greening Of Gas
  • Tor Martin Anfinnsen - Senior Vice President, Marketing & Trading, Statoil
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Strategies for making the gas industry relevant

10:20 - 11:00 40 mins
Setting The Scene
Debate of the day Is Gas Ready To Adapt For Its Future?
  • Moderator Richard Sarsfield-Hall - Director, Pöyry Management Consulting
  • Marco Alvera - President, GasNaturally
  • Tor Martin Anfinnsen - Senior Vice President, Marketing & Trading, Statoil
  • Klaus Schafer - Chief Executive Officer, Uniper
  • Bas Eickhout - Member of the European Parliament, Groenlinks (Dutch Greens)
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Innovations to decarbonise the energy system

Gas advocates are crossed-examined by our jury of industry experts

11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
Morning Coffee & Networking
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
Tuesday Mid Morning Plenary
Global Demand Forecasts For Gas & LNG
  • Frank Konertz - Head of LNG Analytics, Platts
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What market dynamics are influencing demand growth and forecasts?

11:50 - 12:10 20 mins
Tuesday Mid Morning Plenary
U.S. LNG
  • Octavio Simoes - President , Sempra LNG & Midstream
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How will U.S. LNG fit into the global supply/demand picture and at what price?

12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
Tuesday Mid Morning Plenary
From Russia To Europe - Gazprom Export under invitation
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Russia’s export strategy to Europe: ensuring security of supply vs challenges from US LNG – where does Asia fit in and how high can exports go?

12:30 - 13:10 40 mins
Tuesday Mid Morning Plenary
The Flame 2018 State Of The Union Panel
  • Annie Krist - CEO, Gasterra
  • Jonathan Stern - Distinguished Research Fellow, Natural Gas Research Programme , Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • Andrew Walker - VP Strategy, Cheniere
  • Moderator David Ledesma - Energy & Strategy Consultant, South-Court
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Debate, discussions & round up of the morning's highlights

13:10 - 14:10 60 mins
Lunch
14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
Stream A: Supplies To Europe
Panel: The future of gas in the UK
  • Justin Goonesinghe - Strategy Development Manager, National Grid
  • Nazim Osmancik - Director of Group Fundamentals, Centrica
  • Moderator Robert Sale - Chief Regulation & Strategy Officer, Interconnector UK
  • William Webster - Energy Policy Manager, Oil & Gas UK
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Security of supply, market flexibility, interconnections and policy

14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
Stream B: Gas Demand & Competitiveness
Flexibility of demand
  • James Huckstepp - Managing Senior Analyst, Platts
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 Which markets were the most responsive? What frictions are there for genuine gas to power switching in NW Europe?

14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
Stream C: Gas & LNG Trading
TTF vs The Rest
  • Lars Mähl - Head of External Portfolio Management, Vattenfall Energy Trading
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Does Europe need so many hubs if access to markets is still a hurdle? Will liquid trading hubs continue to see pricing differentials

14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
Stream D: Market Design & Infrastructure
Quo Vardis & Gas Markets Update
  • Malcom Arthur - Business Area Manager, ENTSOG
  • Benoit Esnault - Head of Department, Interconnections and European Affairs Department, CRE
  • Markus Krug - Gas Expert, E-Control
  • Tom Maes - Vice-Chairman of the Gas Working Group, CEER
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Working towards a new market design to guarantee security of supply for gas

14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
Stream A: Supplies To Europe
Norway
  • Ole Njaerheim - Vice President, Petoro
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E&P development, infrastructure and costs: Nordic markets & north sea investments

14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
Stream B: Gas Demand & Competitiveness
Fireside Chat: Gas vs Coal vs Power
  • Patrick Barouki - Head of Gas Trading & Origination, Uniper Global Commodities
  • Philip Klein - Commercial Director, Strategic Trading, Statkraft Markets
  • Moderator Pål Rasmussen - Relationship Manager, Gassco
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What might be the key catalyst for coal-to-gas switching?

14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
Stream C: Gas & LNG Trading
U.S & European Gas Trading Markets
  • Carlos Torres-Diaz - VP Gas and Renewables Markets, Rystad Energy
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The potential of US natural gas production and its impact on the global LNG market

14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
Stream D: Market Design & Infrastructure
Network Codes
  • Kees Bouwens - Regulatory Advisor, ExxonMobil on behalf of IOGP
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Final processes, options and implementation

14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
Stream A: Supplies To Europe
The Netherlands
  • Simon Wood - Manager, Short Term European Gas Analytics, Platts
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Given the reduction in Dutch production, how will Europe compensate for the shortfall in volume and flexibility?

14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
Stream B: Gas Demand & Competitiveness
Strategies For The Greening Of Heat
  • Thijs Brandenburg - Strategy Advisor, Vattenfall
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Decarbonisation for cities & districts and its impact on European gas demand

14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
Stream C: Gas & LNG Trading
Optimisation Of Gas & LNG Trading
  • Gerald Wilson - Senior Account Executive, Allegro Analytics
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With markets becoming more short term and liquidity moving to the front, what trends are we seeing in markets?

14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
Stream D: Market Design & Infrastructure
Developing An Integrated Energy System In Germany
  • Oliver Frank - Head of Division, Renewable Energy & Mobility, DENA
  • Moderator Madjid Kübler - Managing Director, Team Consult
  • Johannes Willheim - Partner, Jones Day
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Infrastructure, distribution, risks and investment

15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Stream A: Supplies To Europe
Russia
  • James Henderson - Director, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
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The new gas programme, pipelines, volumes, sanctions & LNG

15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Stream B: Gas Demand & Competitiveness
P2G
  • Sebastian Bleschke - Managing Director, INES Initiative Erdgasspeicher
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New technologies and opportunities in power to gas

15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Stream C: Gas & LNG Trading
Gas Trading Panel
  • Klaus Reinisch - CEO, GEP Investments
  • Gottfried Steiner - CEO, Central European Gas Hub
  • Serhat Uludag - Gas Trading Director, Naturelgaz
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What impact will the end of long-term contracts have on TSOs and the gas trading markets?

15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Stream D: Market Design & Infrastructure
Panel: Security Of Supply Vs Market Conditions
  • Dennis Hesseling - Head, Gas Department, ACER
  • Gediminas Vasauskas - Deputy CEO, Natural Gas Purchasing, AB Achema
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If gas production in Europe is falling and consumption is flat, how can we ensure mid-long term security of supply?

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Afternoon Tea
16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
Pipelines & Infrastructure and Business Models
Nord Stream 2
  • Reinhard Ontyd - Chief Commercial Officer, Nord Stream 2
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Update on construction, technical & political hurdles, permits

16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
‘In The Boardroom Working Groups'
Asia Demand
  • Michal Meidan - Asia Analyst, Energy Aspects
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1 on 1 with our guest speaker

16:20 - 17:10 50 mins
Pipelines & Infrastructure and Business Models
Pipelines & Interconnectors: Europe cornered by supply?
  • Moderator Wolfgang Peters - Managing Director, The Gas Value Chain
  • EUStream Miroslav Bodnár - Board Member and Strategy Director, Eustream
  • Nord Stream 2 Reinhard Ontyd - Chief Commercial Officer, Nord Stream 2
  • NET4GAS Andreas Rau - CEO, NET4GAS
  • Legal perspective Ana Stanič - Founder, E&A Law
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16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
‘In The Boardroom Working Groups'
Southern Africa
  • Paul Eardley-Taylor - Director, Oil & Gas, Southern Africa, Standard Bank
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Where is demand coming from to support new projects?

17:00 - 17:30 30 mins
‘In The Boardroom Working Groups'
Northern Africa: Egypt & Algeria
  • Mostefa Ouki - Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
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Opening up the gas sectors, project updates and what kind of investment opportunities will the market offer?

17:10 - 17:30 20 mins
Pipelines & Infrastructure and Business Models
Oil & Energy Price Outlook
  • William Zimmern - Head of Global Macroeconomics, BP
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Trends for the short to medium term economics of oil and its impact on gas markets, pricing, investments and business strategies?

17:30 - 17:50 20 mins
Pipelines & Infrastructure and Business Models
New Business Models For U.S. LNG Exports
  • Charif Souki - Chairman, Tellurian
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Innovative strategies for LNG vs pipelines – do long term markets exist any more?

17:30 - 18:00 30 mins
‘In The Boardroom Working Groups'
Iranian gas
  • Mahmood Khaghani - Former Director General for Caspian Sea Oil and Gas Affairs, I.R. Iran Ministry of Petroleum
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What effect might political hurdles have on Iran’s huge opportunities to bring more gas to market

17:50 - 18:30 40 mins
Pipelines & Infrastructure and Business Models
Will Big Players Beat The Rest?
  • Moderator James Henderson - Director, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • Charif Souki - Chairman, Tellurian
  • Jonathan Westby - Co-Managing Director of Energy, Marketing & Trading & Global Head of LNG, Centrica
  • Laurent Vivier - President, Gas, Total
  • Andree Stracke - Chief Commercial Officer (Origination & Gas Supply), RWE Supply & Trading
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Business strategies for upstream & portfolio players: can new projects can be justified economically, and therefore financed acceptably? What is the market’s attitude towards long and shorter term contracts?

18:00 - 18:30 30 mins
‘In The Boardroom Working Groups'
Brexit, Gas Markets & Trading
  • Paul Dawson - Head of Regulatory Affairs, RWE Trading & Supply
  • Robert Sale - Chief Regulation & Strategy Officer, Interconnector UK
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18:30 - 20:30 120 mins
Flame Gala Drinks: The Amstel Boathouse
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Flame Gala Drinks Reception: The Amstel Boathouse. Coaches to pick up outside the Okura right after the last session finishes and there will be coaches to bring people back