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Day One – 20 January

08:55 - 09:00

Welcome address from The Energy Exchange

09:00 - 09:10

Chairman’s opening remarks

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

09:10 - 09:25

EU-RUSSIA COOPERATION AND CORRIDORS TO ENSURE EUROPEAN SECURITY OF SUPPLY

Welcome and Keynote Address from OMV

09:25 - 09:35

Welcome and Keynote Address from Russia

Viktor Zubkov, Chairman Board of Directors, Gazprom

09:35 - 09:55

Keynote Address: Ensuring the Russian-EU energy cooperation

Elena Burmistrova, Director General, Gazprom Export

09:55 - 10:15

Snam: developing the European energy corridors

Carlo MalacarneCEO, Snam

10:15 - 10:45

Morning refreshment and networking

10:45 - 11:45

THE FUTURE ROLE OF GAS

Panel discussion: Forecasting the role of gas until 2030 in the context of the COP 21 climate change policy 

  • Evaluating political ambitions versus market realities
  • Exploring the effects of the 2030 climate and energy framework on the gas industry – is this supporting the renaissance of coal and nuclear energy?
  • Promoting a well-balanced energy system; what is the receipt?
  • Balancing the European energy triangle: Politician and industry leaders together to ensure competitiveness – security – sustainability
  • Economic and environmental impacts of changing energy mix in different sectors

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

Manfred Leitner, Member of the Executive Board, Responsible for Downstream, OMV AG
Christian Schönbauer, Head of Section III "Energy and Mining", Federal Ministry for Science, Research and
Economy, Austria
Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, Director Internal Energy Market, DG Energy, European Commission
Laurent Vivier, President Gas, Total
Stephen Asplin, Chief Commercial Officer Power & Gas, Uniper Global Commodities
Beate Raabe, Secretary General, Eurogas

 

11:45 - 12:05

The development of the Russian gas market and the EU-Russia cooperation

Pavel Zavalny, Chairman Committee Energy, Russian State Duma

12:05 - 13:05

THE EUROPEAN GAS MARKET ADAPTING TO A CHANGING SUPPLY DEMAND BALANCE

Panel discussion: Political and infrastructural challenges affecting gas supply to Europe

  • Evaluating the European gas flow scenarios – How to secure European gas pipeline supply?
  • Exploring upcoming projects: Nord Stream, Turkish Stream, Near east activities
  • European grid stability and security of supply – is Europe well interconnected?
  • The Third Energy Package – fostering common rules for an integrated European gas market
  • What role will LNG have in supplying gas to Europe?

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

Participants:
Alex Barnes, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Gazprom Marketing & Trading Limited
Reinhard Mitschek, SVP Gas Transport International, OMV
Federico Ermoli, EVP Business Development and International Business, Snam
Umberto Vergine, Chief Midstream Gas & Power Officer, Eni
Andree Stracke, Chief Commercial Officer Origination & Gas Supply, RWE Supply & Trading GmbH
Razvan Nicolescu, Chair of the Administrative Board, Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators – ACER

13:05 - 14:30

Networking Lunch

14:30 - 14:35

STREAM A – NEW GAS PROJECTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE

Chairman’s opening remarks

John M. Roberts, Energy Security Specialist & Senior Partner, Methinks

14:35 - 15:15

DIVERSIFICATION OF ROUTES AND SUPPLY VIA THE SOUTHERN CORRIDOR

Panel discussion: Gas from Azerbaijan to Europe TANAP - TAP – What is the role of these projects?

Moderator:
Richard Tyler, Partner, Hogan Lovells

Participants:
Gulmira Rzayeva, Senior Research Fellow - Energy related issues, Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Patrick Hébréard, Partner, CEG Europ
Costis Stambolis, Executive Director, Institute of Energy for SE Europe

15:15 - 15:35

Russia’s pipeline strategy

John M. Roberts, Energy Security Specialist & Senior Partner, Methinks

15:35 - 15:55

Making effective decisions in a new era: reducing risks and maximising opportunities

Dr Christos Papadopoulos, Regional Director Europe, Energy Exemplar

15:55 - 16:25

Afternoon refreshments and networking

16:25 - 16:45

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENTS FOR THE FUTURE OF THE GAS INDUSTRY

Will the competition for European market share lead to a price war?
Stuart Elliott, Editorial Director, Platts

16:45 - 17:05

Change in business model – opportunities and risk for the development of gas infrastructure

Andrey Konoplyanik, Adviser to Director General, Gazprom export LLC & Professor, Chair “International Oil & Gas Business”,
Russian State Gubkin Oil & Gas University

14:30 - 14:35

STREAM B – GAS TRADING

Chairman’s opening remarks

Doug Wood, Chair Gas Committee, European Federation of Energy Traders

14:35 - 14:55

GAS TRADING OPPORTUNITIES IN EUROPE

Exploring sustainable interactive models for European regional gas markets integration

Gregory Gillis, Head of Trading, European Gas, eni Trading & Shipping Spa

14:55 - 15:15

European trading dynamics and contract changes: assessing market liquidity and flexibility

Matthew Monteverde, VP Commodity Markets, Argus Media

15:15 - 15:35

OVERCOMING REGULATORY HURDLES

EU Network Codes to improve market functioning and integration and security of supply

Bernhard Painz, Head of Gas Department, E-Control Austria

15:35 - 15:55

How is MiFID impacting gas trading

Peter Biltoft-Jensen, Head of Regulatory Affairs & Business Impact, Dong Energy

15:55 - 16:25

Afternoon refreshments and networking

16:25 - 17:05

Panel discussion: The Future of gas trading

Moderator:

Doug Wood, Chair Gas Committee, European Federation of Energy Traders

Participants:
Peter Biltoft-Jensen, Head of Regulatory Affairs & Business Impact, Dong Energy
Matthew Monteverde, VP Commodity Markets,Argus Media
Michael Maisinger, Head of Gas Trading, Vattenfall

17:05 - 17:45

MAKING THE DIFFERENCE TO THE EUROPEAN GAS INDUSTRY

Projects panel: “Project of the year” Session for the Project of the year Award

 4 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 you will vote and select the winner to be awarded the Total award for Project of the Year.

- DunkerqueLNG : Christophe Liau, Commercial Director, DunkerqueLNG
- Gate terminal: Stefaan Adriaens, Commercial Manager, Gate terminal B.V.
- E.ON power to gas plants: Arne Hauner, Head of Innovation Economics, E.ON Innovation Center Energy Storage -
invited
- ENI’s discovery in the Zohr Field: Pierre Dumont, Vice President LNG Suppl, Eni - invited
Moderator:
Francois-Regis Mouton, Chairman, GasNaturally – Total E&P Strategy

Sponsored by Total

 

17:45 - 19:30

Closing remarks and end of the Conference Day One

19:30

Champagne Reception

20:00

Gala Dinner and 5th European Gas Awards of Excellence