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08:00 - 08:50 50 mins
Registration & Coffee
08:50 - 09:00 10 mins
Day 1 - Setting The Scene
Chairman's Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • Jonathan Stern - Distinguished Research Fellow, Natural Gas Research Programme , Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
09:00 - 09:15 15 mins
Info
Day 1 - Setting The Scene
European demand
  • Andree Stracke - Chief Commercial Officer (Origination & Gas Supply), RWE Supply & Trading

European demand has defied policy makers and made a spectacular rebound. However, is this set to continue? Exploring the effects of coal to gas switching, nuclear & new technologies?

09:15 - 09:30 15 mins
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Day 1 - Setting The Scene
Global Gas Demand Outlook
  • Ole Rolser - Associate Partner & Solution Leader Global Energy Perspective, McKinsey

Long and medium-term outlook on global demand focusing on Asia and Europe; when will Europe reach peak gas? Will Asian consumption grow sufficiently to postpone the peak in global gas demand in the next decade and which countries and sector will drive this growth in Asia?

09:30 - 09:45 15 mins
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Day 1 - Setting The Scene
Transit & pipelines and financing
  • Janez Kopač - Director, Energy Community Secretariat
  • Moderator Jonathan Stern - Distinguished Research Fellow, Natural Gas Research Programme , Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Infrastructure update: How will Russia continue supplying Europe? How will the Ukraine keep flows going and remain competitive? How will long term commitments get financed and where are the incentives?

09:45 - 10:10 25 mins
Info
Day 1 - Setting The Scene
Guest Address: US Policy, trade wars and sanctions
  • Edward Chow - Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy and National Security Program, The Center for Strategic and International Studies

How might this impact global economic growth and commodity demand?

10:10 - 10:30 20 mins
Info
Day 1 - Setting The Scene
Adapting to the demands of a new energy world
  • Tor Martin Anfinnsen - Senior Vice President, Marketing & Trading, Equinor

What sort of gas is fit for purpose in the new energy world? Innovation & technology, contracting structures & prices

10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
Info
Day 1 - Setting The Scene
Debate of the day: The evolution of gas: an integrated approach for an integrated European market
  • Andrew Morris - Director, Pöyry
  • Tor Martin Anfinnsen - Senior Vice President, Marketing & Trading, Equinor
  • Eva Hennig - Head of Department for EU Energy Policy, Thüga
  • Yury Sentyurin - Secretary General, Gas Exporting Countries Forum

The evolution of the energy mix and challenges around decarbonisation

11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
Morning coffee & networking
11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
Info
Day 1 - Policy & gas demand/supply
Energy policy key-note address
  • Lars Erik Aamot - Director General, Head of Oil and Gas Department, Norwegian Energy Ministry

With Dutch gas production in decline how will energy policies drive the approach and use gas in Europe in the future? How can Europe’s gas suppliers meet the demand in a low carbon economy?

12:00 - 12:20 20 mins
Info
Day 1 - Policy & gas demand/supply
Future gas demand / supply scenarios

If gas demand is going down how will this impact markets & pricing?

12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
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Day 1 - Policy & gas demand/supply
Gazprom key-note: Russian gas & LNG supplies to the global markets
  • Elena Burmistrova - CEO, Gazprom Export

What impact on energy markets might Russia have by becoming the largest global gas & LNG supplier?

12:40 - 13:10 30 mins
Info
Day 1 - Policy & gas demand/supply
Portfolio players, LNG, future investments & financing models
  • Andrew Walker - VP Strategy, Cheniere
  • Mark Gyetvay - Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, PAO NOVATEK
  • Andrew Seck - Vice President, LNG Marketing and Shipping, Anadarko

Will Portfolio Players dominate new LNG FIDs with their ability to invest without long-term contracts or project financing?

13:10 - 14:10 60 mins
Lunch for delegates & speakers. Sponsored VIP lunch
14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
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Stream A: Supplies To Europe
Where will supplies come from if traditional sources are declining?
  • Olly Spinks - Director, Timera Energy

With some upstream companies leaving the North Sea, who will replace them? Are we suitably supporting indigenous production?

14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
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Stream B: Gas Demand & Competitiveness
Competitiveness of gas in the future

Heat, transport, industrial and inter fuel competition: Coal vs gas for power gen  

14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
Info
Stream C: Gas & LNG Trading
The merging and integration of gas zones
  • Christian Baer - Secretary General, Europex
  • Gottfried Steiner - CEO, Central European Gas Hub

Update on conversion charges, prices and volumes

14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
Info
Stream D: Market Design & Infrastructure
10 years since the 3rd energy package
  • Dietrich Hoffmann - Head of Gas Origination, RWE Supply & Trading
  • Marcus Krug - Gas Regulation Manager, E-Control
  • Tom Maes - Vice-Chairman of the Gas Working Group, CEER & ACER

How well is it working? Market integration, infrastructure, LNG and policy 

14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
Info
Stream A: Supplies To Europe
Natural gas development on NCS
  • Frode Leversund - CEO, Gassco

With the disintegration of infrastructure & marketing how will the market function and where will investment come from?

14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
Info
Stream B: Gas Demand & Competitiveness
The optimisation between gas & electricity
  • Torben Brabo - CEO, Energinet
  • Valentin Höhn - Chairman WP Gas, IFIEC Europe

Impact on infrastructure development & regulatory regimes

 

14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
Info
Stream C: Gas & LNG Trading
Trading in Central & Eastern Europe: is this the next phase of growth?
  • Klaus Reinisch - Director, Sales & Trading, D.TRADING

How can traders get ready? What are the early movers already doing in these markets?

14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
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Stream D: Market Design & Infrastructure
Update on ACER market report
  • Bart Vereecke - Team Leader, Market Monitoring Gas, ACER

Industry findings on hubs & price convergence, availability of infra, capacity bookings & volumes

14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
Info
Stream A: Supplies To Europe
UK vision 2035
  • William Webster - Energy Policy Manager, Oil & Gas UK

The clean growth strategy: preserving the basin, adding generation and maintaining production

14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
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Stream B: Gas Demand & Competitiveness
The competitiveness of gas in the energy stack
  • Tim Boersma - Director of Global Natural Gas Markets , Center on Global Energy Policy
  • Philip Klein - Commercial Director, Strategic Trading, Statkraft Markets

Where is the power demand with current co2 prices? Looking at the impact on gas demand and pricing

14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
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Stream C: Gas & LNG Trading
TTF/NBP vs the rest

Can other hubs follow? Analysing the changes in in volumes & prices

14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
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Stream D: Market Design & Infrastructure
Next steps for network codes
  • Thierry Deschuyteneer - Strategic & Prospective Studies Manager, Fluxys
  • Timo Partanen - Leading Specialist Gas Markets, Energiavirasto Energy Authority Finland
  • Riccardo Rossi - Head of Regulatory Affairs, Centrica Energy

Update on implementation of and changes to pricing methodologies, goals and harmonisation

15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Info
Stream A: Supplies To Europe
The Netherlands

What will the Dutch gas market look like with nearly no future gas production – what will be the impact on gas flows for Europe?

 

15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
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Stream B: Gas Demand & Competitiveness
Strategies For The Greening Of HeatM
  • Meredith Annex - Director, Heat & Cooling Research, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Decarbonisation for cities & districts and its impact on European gas demand

15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Info
Stream C: Gas & LNG Trading
What is the optimal trading portfolio to target?
  • Irek Lazor - Head of LNG Trading, PGNiG Supply & Trading
  • Lars Maehl - Head of External Portfolio Management, Vattenfall Energy Trading
  • Klaus Reinisch - Director, Sales & Trading, D.TRADING

Portfolio management and what types of product are traders looking at?

15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
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Stream D: Market Design & Infrastructure
Sector coupling
  • Sabine Augustin - Senior Vice President Regulatory Management, Uniper
  • Cyril Harry - Chair, Gas to Power Working Group, Eurelectric
  • Jan Ingwersen - Business Area Manager, Markets, ENTSOG
  • Robert Schroeder - Manager of the system development, ENTSO-E

Understanding the potential interaction between gas & electricity markets and systems

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Afternoon tea & networking
16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
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Day 1 - Infrastructure, prices & cyber security
Oil & energy price outlook
  • Anne-Sophie Corbeau - Head of gas analysis, BP

Trends for the short to medium term economics of oil and its impact on gas markets, pricing, investments and business strategies?


16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
In The Boardroom Working Groups
One to one with our US guest speaker
  • Edward Chow - Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy and National Security Program, The Center for Strategic and International Studies
16:20 - 16:50 30 mins
Info
Day 1 - Infrastructure, prices & cyber security
Key-note interview: What are the issues that will shape the global energy market in 2018?
  • Interviewer James Henderson - Director, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • Keith Martin - Chief Commercial Officer, Uniper
  • Laurent Vivier - President Gas, Total

What will be the energy mix, trade patterns and price trends?

16:20 - 16:40 20 mins
Info
In The Boardroom Working Groups
Brexit and the internal energy market
  • Justin Goonesinghe - Head of EU Exit, BEIS

In or out – how will this impact cross border trading, regulation and EU ETS?

16:40 - 17:00 20 mins
Info
In The Boardroom Working Groups
Update on Japan's gas markets
  • Jun Ishikawa - General Manager, Paris representative office, Tokyo Gas

Opportunities & challenges for the gas industry

16:50 - 17:20 30 mins
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Day 1 - Infrastructure, prices & cyber security
German energy policy panel
  • Moderator Marc Bettzüge - Managing Director, Institute of Energy Economics, University of Cologne
  • Christian Essers - Director, Energy Procurement, Wacker Chemical
  • Timm Kehler - Chairman, Zukunft ERDGAS
  • Moderator Wolfgang Peters - Managing Director, The Gas Value Chain
  • Hans-Joachim Polk - Member of the Executive Board, VNG

Security of supply and impact on the geo political landscape 


17:00 - 17:20 20 mins
Info
In The Boardroom Working Groups
Africa
  • Paul Eardley-Taylor - Director, Oil & Gas, Southern Africa, Standard Bank

Opportunities and barriers to the inclusion of gas in the energy mix

17:20 - 17:35 15 mins
Info
Day 1 - Infrastructure, prices & cyber security
Nord Stream 2 update
  • Reinhard Ontyd - Chief Commercial Officer, Nord Stream 2

Diversifying transport routes, permits and decreasing costs

17:20 - 17:40 20 mins
Info
In The Boardroom Working Groups
Iraqi Kurdistan
  • Jennifer Coolidge - CEO, CMX

Gas production and future export potential


17:35 - 18:05 30 mins
Info
Day 1 - Infrastructure, prices & cyber security
Infrastructure & new supply sources to Europe
  • Moderator Wolfgang Peters - Managing Director, The Gas Value Chain
  • Stephan Kamphues - Chairman of the Board of Management, OGE & President, ENTSOG, Vier Gas Transport
  • Reinhard Ontyd - Chief Commercial Officer, Nord Stream 2
  • Simon Pirani - Senior Research Fellow, OIES

Diversification, infrastructure, policy and costs

17:40 - 18:00 20 mins
Info
In The Boardroom Working Groups
Azeri gas
  • Gulmira Rzayeva - Founder and Managing Director, Eurasia Analytics

Infrastructure, volumes and economics – will the gas be competitive?

18:05 - 18:30 25 mins
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Day 1 - Infrastructure, prices & cyber security
Transportation & Distribution
  • James Acord - Head of Gas Security of Supply team, BEIS
  • Steven De Ranter - Managing Director, Interconnector
  • Dirk Jan Meuzelaar - Advisor commercial and regulatory affairs, Utility Support Group
  • Edouard Sauvage - Chief Executive Officer, GRDF

Exploring the political and infrastructural challenges affecting gas supply to Europe: Brexit, economics & trading

18:30 - 20:30 120 mins
External evening reception – celebrating Flame’s 25th anniversary!
08:00 - 08:50

Registration & Coffee

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11:00 - 11:30

Morning coffee & networking

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13:10 - 14:10

Lunch for delegates & speakers. Sponsored VIP lunch

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15:30 - 16:00

Afternoon tea & networking

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18:30 - 20:30

External evening reception – celebrating Flame’s 25th anniversary!

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