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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 - 09:20 20 mins
Day 1 - Setting The Scene
European demand

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?

  • Andree Stracke - Chief Commercial Officer (Origination & Gas Supply), RWE Supply & Trading
09:20 - 09:35 15 mins
Day 1 - Setting The Scene
Global Gas Demand Outlook

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?

  • Ole Rolser - Associate Partner & Solution Leader Global Energy Perspective, McKinsey
09:35 - 09:50 15 mins
Day 1 - Setting The Scene
Transit & pipelines and financing

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?

  • Walter Boltz - Board Member, ACER Board of Appeal
  • Janez Kopač - Director, Energy Community Secretariat
  • Moderator Jonathan Stern - Distinguished Research Fellow, Natural Gas Research Programme , Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
09:50 - 10:10 20 mins
Day 1 - Setting The Scene
Adapting to the demands of a new energy world

How to pave the way for natural gas the years to come and in a low carbon future?

  • Tor Martin Anfinnsen - Senior Vice President, Marketing & Trading, Equinor
10:10 - 10:45 35 mins
Day 1 - Setting The Scene
Debate of the day: The evolution of gas: an integrated approach for an integrated European market

The evolution of the energy mix and challenges around decarbonisation

  • 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
  • Thure Traber - Chief Research Officer, Energy Watch Group
  • Marcel Galijee - Energy Director, Nouryon
10:45 - 11:15 30 mins
Morning coffee & networking
11:15 - 11:50 35 mins
Day 1 - Policy & gas demand/supply
Portfolio players, LNG, future investments & financing models

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

  • moderator David Ledesma - Energy & Strategy Consultant, South-Court
  • Andrew Walker - VP Strategy, Cheniere
  • Mark Gyetvay - Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, PAO Novatek
  • Andrew Seck - Vice President, LNG Marketing and Shipping, Anadarko
  • Octávio Simões - Senior Advisor to the CEO, Tellurian
11:50 - 12:20 30 mins
Day 1 - Policy & gas demand/supply
Energy policy key-note address

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?

  • Lars Erik Aamot - Director General, Head of Oil and Gas Department, Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
  • Noe van Hulst - Hydrogen Envoy, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
12:20 - 12:40 20 mins
Day 1 - Policy & gas demand/supply
Future gas supply / demand scenarios

How will European gas balances make it through summer without overflowing?

  • James Huckstepp - Lead Analyst, European Gas, S&P Global Platts
12:40 - 13:10 30 mins
Day 1 - Policy & gas demand/supply
Guest Address: US Policy, trade wars and sanctions

How might this impact global economic growth and commodity demand?

  • Edward Chow - Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Adjunct Professor,, Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service
13:10 - 14:10 60 mins
Lunch
14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
Stream A: Supplies To Europe
Where will supplies come from if traditional sources are declining?
  • How will Russian & LNG imports interact with North Sea producers in providing European supply in the 2020s?
  • How is the role of gas supply changing in energy company portfolios?
  • Olly Spinks - Director, Timera Energy
14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
Stream B: Gas Demand & Competitiveness
Competitiveness of gas in the future

Strategies to guarantee a lower emission for gas vs coal

  • Bart Wauterickx - CEO, The Sniffers
  • Martin Lambert - Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
Stream C: Gas & LNG Trading
The merging and integration of gas zones

Update on conversion charges, prices and volumes

  • Christian Baer - Secretary General, Europex
  • Markus Forstmeier - Head of Business Development & Sales, H-Tec Systems
  • Gottfried Steiner - CEO, Central European Gas Hub
14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
Stream D: Market Design & Infrastructure
10 years since the 3rd energy package

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

  • Dietrich Hoffmann - Head of Gas Origination, RWE Supply & Trading
  • Markus Krug - Gas Regulation Manager, E-Control
  • Tom Maes - Vice-Chairman of the Gas Working Group, CEER & ACER
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
Stream A: Supplies To Europe
Natural gas development on NCS

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

  • Frode Leversund - CEO, Gassco
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
Stream B: Gas Demand & Competitiveness
The optimisation between gas & electricity

Impact on infrastructure development & regulatory regimes

 

  • Torben Brabo - CEO, Energinet
  • Valentin Höehn - Chairman WP Gas, IFIEC Europe
  • Moderator Pål Rasmussen - Relationship Manager, Gassco
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
Stream C: Gas & LNG Trading
Trading in Central & Eastern Europe: is this the next phase of growth?

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

  • Klaus Reinisch - Director, Sales & Trading, D.TRADING
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
Stream D: Market Design & Infrastructure
Update on ACER market report

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

  • Bart Vereecke - Team Leader, Market Monitoring Gas, ACER
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
Stream A: Supplies To Europe
UK vision 2035

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

  • William Webster - Energy Policy Manager, Oil & Gas UK
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
Stream B: Gas Demand & Competitiveness
The competitiveness of gas in the energy stack

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

  • Tim Boersma - Director of Global Natural Gas Markets , Center on Global Energy Policy
  • Philip Klein - Commercial Director, Strategic Trading, Statkraft Markets
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
Stream C: Gas & LNG Trading
Hub developments & liquidity

Exploring current market drivers and the emergence of liquidity in JKM Futures

  • John Twomey - Head of European Gas and LNG analysis, BloombergNEF
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
Stream D: Market Design & Infrastructure
Next steps for network codes

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

  • 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 Marketing & Trading
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Stream A: Supplies To Europe
The Netherlands

What will the Dutch energy market look like with fast declining gas production? How can the industry adapt to political & social drivers?

  • Anton Buijs - Chief Communications Officer, GasTerra
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Stream B: Gas Demand & Competitiveness
Strategies For The Greening Of Heat

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

  • Meredith Annex - Director, Heat & Cooling Research, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Stream C: Gas & LNG Trading
What is the optimal trading portfolio to target?

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

  • Lars Maehl - Head of External Portfolio Management, Vattenfall Energy Trading
  • Klaus Reinisch - Director, Sales & Trading, D.TRADING
  • Patrick Barouki - Director of Gas Trading and Origination, Uniper Global Commodities
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Stream D: Market Design & Infrastructure
Sector coupling

Understanding the potential interaction between gas & electricity markets and systems

  • Sabine Augustin - Head of Corporate Development, Open Grid Europe
  • Cyril Harry - Chair, Gas to Power Working Group, Eurelectric
  • Jan Ingwersen - General Manager, ENTSOG
  • Robert Schroeder - Manager of the system development, ENTSO-E
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Afternoon tea & networking
16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
Day 1 - Infrastructure, prices & cyber security
Oil & energy price outlook

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


  • Anne-Sophie Corbeau - Head of gas analysis, BP
16:00 - 16:20 20 mins
In The Boardroom Working Groups
One to one with our US guest speaker
  • Edward Chow - Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Adjunct Professor,, Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service
16:20 - 16:50 30 mins
Day 1 - Infrastructure, prices & cyber security
Key-note interview: What are the issues that will shape the global energy market in 2019?

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

  • Interviewer James Henderson - Director, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • Keith Martin - Chief Commercial Officer, Uniper
  • Jean-Marc Simandoux - Vice President Front Office, Total
16:20 - 16:50 30 mins
In The Boardroom Working Groups
Brexit and the internal energy market

The UK’s approach so far and the outlook for the future relationship in gas

  • Justin Goonesinghe - Head of EU Exit - Gas, BEIS
16:50 - 17:20 30 mins
Day 1 - Infrastructure, prices & cyber security
German energy policy panel

Security of supply and impact on the geo political landscape 


  • Moderator Marc Bettzüge - Managing Director, Institute of Energy Economics, University of Cologne
  • Christian Essers - Director, Energy Procurement, Wacker Chemical
  • Christoph Jugel - Director, Energy Systems, DENA
  • Timm Kehler - Chairman, Zukunft ERDGAS
  • Hans-Joachim Polk - Member of the Executive Board, VNG
16:50 - 17:20 30 mins
In The Boardroom Working Groups
Gas updates in Japan

Opportunities & challenges for the gas industry

  • Jun Ishikawa - General Manager, Paris representative office, Tokyo Gas
17:20 - 17:35 15 mins
Day 1 - Infrastructure, prices & cyber security
Nord Stream 2 update

Enhancing European Energy Security

  • Reinhard Ontyd - Chief Commercial Officer, Nord Stream 2
17:20 - 17:35 15 mins
In The Boardroom Working Groups
Africa

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

  • Paul Eardley-Taylor - Director, Oil & Gas, Southern Africa, Standard Bank
17:35 - 18:05 30 mins
Day 1 - Infrastructure, prices & cyber security
Infrastructure & new supply sources to Europe

Diversification, infrastructure, policy and costs

  • Moderator Wolfgang Peters - Managing Director, The Gas Value Chain
  • Stephan Kamphues - President, ENTSOG
  • Reinhard Ontyd - Chief Commercial Officer, Nord Stream 2
  • Simon Pirani - Senior Research Fellow, OIES
  • Marija Savova - Head of Commercial Development, TAP
  • Ana Stanic - Founder, E&A Law
17:35 - 18:05 30 mins
In The Boardroom Working Groups
Iraqi Kurdistan

Gas production and future export potential


  • Jennifer Coolidge - CEO, CMX
18:05 - 18:30 25 mins
Day 1 - Infrastructure, prices & cyber security
Transportation & Distribution

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

  • 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
18:05 - 18:30 25 mins
In The Boardroom Working Groups
Azeri gas

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

  • Gulmira Rzayeva - Founder and Managing Director, Eurasia Analytics
18:30 - 20:30 120 mins
Flame's 25th anniversary networking party hosted by Venture Global at Level 11

Level 11, Amsterdam

08:00 - 08:50

Registration & Coffee

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10:45 - 11:15

Morning coffee & networking

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13:10 - 14:10

Lunch

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15:30 - 16:00

Afternoon tea & networking

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18:30 - 20:30
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