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09:00 09:10 (10 mins)

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Chairman’s Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Sasha Twining - BBC Presenter & Conference Host, BBC Presenter & Conference Host

09:10 09:30 (20 mins)

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Global Commodities Report

Developments in global commodities markets

  • Chris Main - Energy Markets Strategist, Citigroup Global Markets

09:30 10:00 (30 mins)

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Geopolitics, Technology & The Gas Industry

Falling prices + decarbonisation + electrification = end game for the fossil fuel companies?


  • Moderator David Ledesma - Energy & Strategy Consultant, South-Court
  • Dieter Helm - Fellow, New College Oxford

10:00 10:20 (20 mins)

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Industry response: Geopolitics, Technology & The Gas Industry

  • Moderator Jonathan Stern - Distinguished Research Fellow, Natural Gas Research Programme , Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • Klaus Schafer - Chief Executive Officer, Uniper

10:20 11:00 (40 mins)

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How Can Gas Remain Relevant?

Is it the right of gas to replace coal? Interacting gas with renewables and energy efficiency

  • Moderator Torben Brabo - Senior Vice President, Energinet
  • Giles Dickson - Chief Executive Officer, WindEurope
  • Janine Freeman - Business Development Director, UK Power Reserve
  • Richard McMahon - Vice President, Energy Supply & Finance, Edison Electric Institute
  • Edouard Sauvage - Chief Executive Officer, GRDF

11:00 11:30 (30 mins)

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Morning Coffee

11:30 12:00 (30 mins)

‘In The Boardroom Working Groups'

Trading & Hubs

Latest developments in hub trading

  • Doug Wood - Chair of Gas Committee, EFET

12:00 12:30 (30 mins)

‘In The Boardroom Working Groups'

Brexit & E.U. ETS

What’s the future for E.U. ETS without the British voice at the table?

  • Thierry Bros - Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

12:30 13:00 (30 mins)

‘In The Boardroom Working Groups'

Oil & Gas Prices

Short and long term picture

  • William Zimmern - Head of Global Macroeconomics, BP

11:30 11:50 (20 mins)

Main agenda

Oil Price Outlook

How are the new energy economics of oil impacting supply, pricing and investment?

  • William Zimmern - Head of Global Macroeconomics, BP

11:50 12:10 (20 mins)

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World Energy Investment Outlook

What are the trends in global energy investment – who are the winners and losers?

  • Laszlo Varro - Chief Economist, IEA

12:10 12:40 (30 mins)

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The Future Of Midstream Gas & Transmission

Sustainable business models for midstream gas in a world of excess supply, capacity and regulation

  • Moderator Wolfgang Peters - Managing Director, The Gas Value Chain
  • Dmitriy Antropov - Senior Vice President, Partners Group
  • Frode Leversund - CEO, Gassco
  • Pierre Vergerio - Executive Vice President, Midstream Gas, Energy Management & Optimization, Edison

12:40 13:10 (30 mins)

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Investment & Divestment

How are energy companies restructuring and where do investors see opportunity in the current market?

  • Moderator David Stokes - Director, Timera Energy
  • David Isenegger - Group Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Centrica
  • Peter Moore - Partner, iCON Infrastructure

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: Global Gas Supplies

East Med Gas

East Med gas and EU gas supply security

  • Sohbet Karbuz - Director of Hydrocarbons, OME

14:30 14:50 (20 mins)

Stream A: Global Gas Supplies

Nord Stream 2

The changing balance of imports and exports in Europe – where are we with Nord Stream 2?

  • Reinhard Ontyd - Chief Commercial Officer, Nord Stream 2 AG

14:50 15:10 (20 mins)

Stream A: Global Gas Supplies

Deep Dive: East Med Developments

  • Toula Onoufriou - President, Cyprus Hydrocarbons Company

15:10 15:30 (20 mins)

Stream A: Global Gas Supplies

Challenges to East Med Gas

Securing export markets

  • Charles Ellinas - Chief Executive Officer, e-CNHC

14:10 14:30 (20 mins)

Stream B: Developments In Gas Demand

Demand Dynamics

Implications for NWE demand dynamics in response to the increasing global LNG supply

  • Simon Wood - Managing Senior Analyst, Platts

14:30 14:50 (20 mins)

Stream B: Developments In Gas Demand

Where Will New Gas Demand Come From?

Trends and key issues in mobility, residential and manufacturing in the next 5-10 years

  • Anouk Honore - Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

14:50 15:10 (20 mins)

Stream B: Developments In Gas Demand

CCS

What’s the potential and where are we? Overcoming the technological and political hurdles

  • Stale Aakenes - Chief Economist, Gassnova

15:10 15:30 (20 mins)

Stream B: Developments In Gas Demand

Heating

How can gas retain its role in the heating market?

  • Mateusz Wronski - Head of Research, Aurora

14:10 14:30 (20 mins)

Stream C: Storage

Gas Storage: You only live twice

Life after death of the Merchant model

  • Jason Mann - Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

14:30 14:50 (20 mins)

Stream C: Storage

Storage: paving the way for the future

  • Cécile Previeu - CEO, Storengy

14:50 15:30 (40 mins)

Stream C: Storage

Storage & Trading

Volatility up and capacity down: is the tide turning for making money from storage?

  • Moderator Simon Sydenham - Director, Starboard Energy
  • Ralf Aehlen - Gas Trading & Portfolio Management, ENBW
  • Erich Holzer - Managing Director, OMV Gas Storage
  • Michael Kohl - Managing Director, innogy Gas Storage NWE
  • Sonja Mueller-Dib - Business Development Manager NWE, Shell Energy Europe

14:10 14:30 (20 mins)

Stream D: Market Design

Ukraine

Transit prices, trading and ensuring uninterrupted supplies

  • Yuriy Vitrenko - Group Chief Commercial Officer, NAK Naftogaz of Ukraine

14:30 14:50 (20 mins)

Stream D: Market Design

Ukraine

Transit challenges & prices and ensuring uninterrupted supplies

  • Yuriy Vitrenko - Group Chief Commercial Officer, NAK Naftogaz of Ukraine

14:50 15:10 (20 mins)

Stream D: Market Design

Ukraine

Europe’s new gas supplier?

  • Philip Vorobyov - Senior Commercial Manager, JKX Oil & Gas

15:10 15:30 (20 mins)

Stream D: Market Design

Iran/Iraq

How much gas can come online and what is the export potential?

  • Mahmood Khaghani - Former Director General, National Iranian Oil Company

15:30 16:00 (30 mins)

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Afternoon Tea

16:00 16:20 (20 mins)

Gas In Transition Workshop

Gas advocacy in times of transition

Molecules vs. electrons: what's the role of gas in energy transition?

  • Catrinus Jepma - Professor of Energy and Sustainability, University of Groningen

16:20 16:45 (25 mins)

Gas In Transition Workshop

Gas industry challenges – using current infrastructure for new opportunities in the energy transition’

How to find best pathways for the energy transition also utilizing current assets, expertise and networks

  • Bert den Ouden - Managing Director for Energy, Berenschot

16:45 17:10 (25 mins)

Gas In Transition Workshop

Organizational collaboration for breakthrough innovations

New business models, new partnerships and network

  • Killian McCarthy - Manager, Centre for Energy Economics Research, University of Groningen

17:10 17:40 (30 mins)

Gas In Transition Workshop

Interactive discussions on gas by design

  • Alex Versteeg - Program Manager, KVGN
  • Ewout Pikaar - Programme Manager, KVGN

16:00 17:00 (60 mins)

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Challenges & Opportunities In Today’s Market

1.) Storage & LNG: Changes to the European storage map and impact on flexibility, pricing and liquidity?

2.) Transportation: As volumes fall and costs rise, what are the implications for the integrated gas market?

  • Storage & LNG Tom Eikmans - Commercial Manager, TAQA
  • Laszlo Fritsch - Chairman of the Board, Hungarian Gas Storage
  • Lubor Veleba - Chief Commercial Officer, innogy Gas Storage & President, GSE
  • Transportation Abel Enriquez - European Regulatory Affairs Manager, Enagas
  • Gordon Smith - Head of Contract Management, Gas Trading & Optimisation, Uniper Global Commodities
  • Mike Thorne - European Policy Manager, National Grid
  • Yuriy Vitrenko - Group Chief Commercial Officer, NAK Naftogaz of Ukraine

17:00 17:30 (30 mins)

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Gas & Electricity Market Redesign

How might electricity changes interrelate with gas markets?

  • Dennis Hesseling - Head, Gas Department, ACER

17:30 17:40 (10 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