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.
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The overall take away 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 honored to have the opportunity to partner with them once again.
Highlights this year included:
• OMV CEO Rainer Seele and Gazprom’s Chairman Board of Directors Viktor Zubkov on EU-Russia cooperation and corridors to ensure European
Security of supply
• The debate on the latest infrastructural developments in South Eastern and Northern Europe featuring Reinhard Mitschek, SVP Gas Transport International, OMV; Carlo Malacarne, CEO, Snam and Dennis
Hesseling, Head of Gas Department, ACER
• The Gala dinner and 5th European Gas Awards of Excellence at the Schoenbrunn Palace Orangery celebrating ENI’s discovery in Zohr field as the Project of the Year and other companies like SNAM, Jones Day, Gazprom Export and Taqa for their achievements in 2015.