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Agenda 24th January 2017
08:55 - 09:00

Welcome address from The Energy Exchange

09:00 - 09:10

Chairman’s opening remarks

  • Prof. Jonathan Stern Distinguished Research Fellow and Founder, Natural Gas Research Programme - Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Long-Lasting and Reliable Partners For Europe

09:10 - 09:25

Welcome and Keynote Address from OMV

09:25 - 09:40

Welcome and Keynote Address from Gazprom

  • Viktor Zubkov Chairman - Gazprom Board of Directors, Russian Special Presidential Representative for Cooperation with Gas Exporting Countries Forum
09:40 - 09:55

Keynote Address: Setting the ground for stable and uninterrupted gas for Europe

09:55 - 10:15

Keynote Address: Delivering the Energy Union

10:15 - 10:45

Morning refreshments and networking

10:45 - 12:00

Panel discussion: Fixing the East-West Infrastructure Imbalance and Integrating New and Existing Infrastructure

  • Gas supply from Northern Europe – how will Nord Stream 2 contribute to the region provision
  • Assessing the role of LNG regasification terminals ensuring North West and South West supply
  • Developing new interconnectors for Central and South Eastern Europe – what is the way forward
  • Understanding investment flows – who should be financing projects to ensure supply security?
  • What is the impact of pipeline liberalisation in SEE on supply security and trading?

Moderator: Prof. Jonathan Stern, Chairman, Natural Gas Research Programme, Senior Research Fellow,
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

12:00 - 12:10

Keynote Presentation: GECF Outlook on gas share and competitiveness

12:10 - 13:00

Keynote Panel discussion: The Competitiveness of Natural Gas – is Gas Here to Stay in the Energy Mix?

  • Forecasting the future of the gas market in a decarbonising Europe - can we anticipate demand to bounce back?
  • How can gas avoid becoming a niche product for a niche market? What is Europe doing?
  • Reconsidering the role of gas in the power sector – what are the effects of the electricity market liberalisation?
  • How can gas demand remain strong against energy efficiency technologies?
  • How will the changing German gas market affect Europe?
  • Development of renewables and storage technology will reduce the role of gas – what does this mean for the gas industry?
    - Is gas the right partner for renewables?
    - Why does there need to be a partner?
  • Is there a bigger threat to gas than renewables?

Moderator: Prof. Jonathan Stern, Chairman, Natural Gas Research Programme, Senior Research Fellow,
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

13:00 - 14:30

Networking Lunch



14:30 - 14:35

Chairman’s opening remarks

14:35 - 14:55

The challenge of infrastructure investment in a commoditised capacity environment with an uncertain demand outlook

14:55 - 15:15

How will Turkstream increase SEE supply security?



15:15 - 15:45

Afternoon break and networking

15:45 - 16:05

Developing interconnectors and promoting SEE regional market cooperation and regional security of supply

16:05 - 16:50

Panel discussion: Are routes through the southern corridor the right fix for Central and South Eastern Europe’s future?


John Roberts, Energy Security Specialist, MeThinks

Katja Yafimava, Senior Research Fellow, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

  • Andrey Konoplyanik Adviser to Director General, Gazprom export LLC - Professor, Chair “International Oil & Gas Business”, Russian State Gubkin Oil & Gas University and and (Russia Co-Chair), Work stream 2 “Internal markets”, Russia-EU Gas Advisory Council
  • Julian Popov ECF Fellow, European Climate Foundation & Former Minister of Environment of Bulgaria
  • Gulmira Rzayeva Senior Research Fellow Energy Related Issues - Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Dr. Jochen Weise Senior Advisor - Allianz Capital Partners GmbH
  • Ulrike Andres Commercial and External Affairs Director - TAP
16:50 - 18:00

“Project of the year” Session for the Project of the year Award

5 shortlisted companies for the “project of the year” award will present the latest developments on the newest projects and most exciting projects in the European gas market. Following the discussion delegates will vote and select the winner to be awarded the Total award for Project of the Year.

Moderator: François-Régis MoutonVP Oil & Gas Advocacy, TOTAL E&P

1 - Zeebrugge’s Second LNG Jetty - Pascal De Buck, Managing Director and CEO, Fluxys

2 - Sabine Pass LNG Terminal - Helena Wisden, Cheniere

3 - Iveco, new 400hp gas truck - Karl-Martin Studener, Business Director, Iveco

4 - LNG Dunkerque Terminal - Christophe Liaud, Commercial Director, Dunkerque LNG SAS

5 - Audi e-gas Project - Dr. Hermann Pengg, Head of Audi AG's Renewable Fuels Department, Audi


Closing remarks and end of Conference Day One

19:30 - 20:00

Champagne Reception


Gala Dinner and 6th European Gas Awards of Excellence



14:30 - 14:35

Chairman’s opening remarks

  • View full profile for Doug WoodDoug Wood Chair of Gas Committee - Board Member
14:35 - 14:35

Increase competition in Balkan gas markets: How is pipeline’s liberalisation going to impact trading opportunities?

14:55 - 15:15

How will EU Network Codes Improve SEE Market Functioning and Integration?

15:15 - 15:45

Afternoon break and networking

15:45 - 16:00

Ensuring hub liquidity – what’s next in Central and South Eastern in Europe

16:00 - 16:15

Assessing challenges and opportunities in Russia’s natural gas trade market

16:15 - 16:50

Panel Discussion: Will there be a pattern for Hub Development in Central and South Eastern in Europe?