In recent years the gas market has undergone tremendous shifts with the emergence of new supply sources, the comeback of coal in the power sector, the decline of domestic production and the severe fall in oil and gas prices. However, one fact remains certain: gas is and will remain a central pillar of the European energy mix and promoting mutually beneficially relationships with Europe’s major supplier key.
With 432 participants, 12 sponsors and 30 hours of networking in 2016, the 2017 Summit will set new levels of attendance and engagement through stimulating panel discussions, insightful presentations and invaluable networking opportunities for the European gas community.
The conference will take place at the Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel.
Here are a selection of highlights from the agenda that are not to be missed at the European Gas Conference 2017:
16 hours of formal and informal networking to cement those new and existing business relationships – annual highlights include Speed Networking where you can meet and exchange business cards with all the delegates in 30 minutes, as well as the Gala Dinner and the hotly anticipated Awards evening
Don’t miss the Keynote Panel Debate on the competitiveness of Natural Gas and understand how the EU’s “aggressive” targets for renewables and CO2 emissions’ reduction will impact future gas demand with Keynote Panellists including H.E. Seyed Mohammad Hossein Adeli Secretary General, Gas Exporting Countries Forum
Network with OMV senior executives including:
– Manfred Leitner, Member of the Executive Board, Responsible for Downstream, OMV AG
– Reinhard Mitschek, SVP Gas Transport International, OMV
– Andy Williamson, Head of Supply, LNG, Commercial Operations & Trading – Market Access, OMV Gas Marketing & Trading GmbH
– Erich Holzer, Managing Director – Gas Storage, OMV
Network and hear from Europe’s biggest gas supplier, Gazprom. We guarantee over 20 executives including Viktor Zubkov, Chairman, Gazprom Board of Directors, Russian Special Presidential Representative for Cooperation with Gas Exporting Countries Forum and Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee, Gazprom.
Take part in our Executives Roundtable on ‘The role of gas after the Paris Agreement’ to assess COP 21 objectives and COP22 outcomes; discuss the way forward to set up gas as the best partner for renewables; and find out how renewables will impact on the role of gas.
Hear from Paul Corcoran, Chief Financial Officer, Nord Stream 2 who is taking part on a panel discussion addressing the importance and benefits of Nord Stream 2 to the region’s gas supply
The overall takeaway from the conference was clear. Despite the tremendous shifts that the gas market has been through with the emergence of new supply sources, the comeback of coal in the power sector and the fall in prices, gas is and will remain a central pillar of the European energy mix!
The 9th event was a record year, welcoming 432 industry stakeholders from 222 companies and 34 countries, 16 sponsors and 7 exhibitors. Having worked with OMV for the past 9 years, we are honoured to have the opportunity to partner with them once again.
• Discussing EU-Russia cooperation and corridors to ensure European Security of supply
• The debate on the latest infrastructural developments in South Eastern and Northern Europe
• The Gala dinner and 5th European Gas Awards of Excellence
Imperial Riding School Renaissance Vienna Hotel
Ungargasse 60 Vienna
Tel.: +43 (1) 71175 0
For more information on the venue and how to book your accommodation please click here.