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LNG Focus Day
08:55 - 09:00

Welcome address from The Energy Exchange

09:00 - 09:10

Chairman’s opening remarks

  • David Ledesma Independent Gas & LNG Consultant and Senior Research Fellow - Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

The Changing Global Supply-Demand Balance

09:10 - 09:30

US LNG exports shaking up the global market

  • US LNG Reaching the Iberian Peninsula – what’s next?
  • Taking hold in the wider European market and dealing with an increasing competition for buyers – US LNG vs. Algerian, Russian and Qatari gas
  • What is the plan to win further European market share by 2020?

09:30 - 09:50

Where is US LNG going to?

  • Where will demand come from in the next 5 – 10 years?
  • Coping with a changing landscape and flat demand
  • Managing the global gas surplus through LNG flexibility
  • How can producers and buyers work together towards market consolidation?

09:50 - 10:30

Panel Discussion: Will the new LNG wave trigger an even bigger gas oversupply?

  • Is Europe rightly seen as major market for US LNG? How much LNG is coming into Europe?
  • Outlook for the next 5/6 years – How will people develop FID today with the low oil prices?
  • Middle East, India, South America – Assessing the role of LNG markets matching the growing LNG capacity
  • Additional LNG supply from Australia / US - how much will it target Europe?
  • Will Asia (Japan, Korea and China) be able to absorb the oversupply?
  • What is the role of Turkey LNG supply in the region?

Moderator: David Ledesma, Independent Gas & LNG Consultant and Senior Research Fellow,
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

  • Mariana Ortiz Portfolio Director – Global Gas - Gas Natural Fenosa
  • Guy Broggi Senior Advisor LNG Division - Total Gas & Power
  • Andy Williamson Head of Supply, LNG, Commercial Operations & Trading - Market Access - OMV Gas Marketing & Trading GmbH
  • View full profile for Chikako IshiguroChikako Ishiguro Senior Analyst, Research and Planning Team Energy Resources and International Business Unit - Osaka Gas
  • View full profile for Geoffroy HureauGeoffroy Hureau General Secretary - CEDIGAZ
10:50 - 11:20

Speed networking

11:20 - 11:50

Morning refreshments and networking

11:50 - 12:10

The 2016 LNG market and mid-term perspectives

  • Looking at 2016 global LNG demand
  • 2016 supply dynamics: New and old projects
  • Midterm outlook: what will be the demand / supply dynamic in the next 5 years
  • Prices perspective

12:10 - 13:00

Panel Discussion: Assessing the New Regional Regasification and FSRU Dynamics

  • Market update on FSRU’s, new projects and opportunities – Which more projects are we expecting FID from?
  • Is European regasification capacity a luxury or necessity?
  • What are the latest developments on Greece and Croatia FSRU projects? When are these coming online?
  • How have low prices influenced infrastructure investments?


13:00 - 14:30

Networking Lunch

14:30 - 15:15

Panel discussion: How will greater volumes of LNG impact European gas pricing and trading?

  • Assessing global developments of LNG pricing and trading
  • Promoting European hub prices as an economic alternative
  • Can LNG trade come out of oil’s shadow?
  • What is LNG spot market potential?

  • Chris Schemers Head of Origination - BP Gas Marketing
  • View full profile for Andrew WalkerAndrew Walker VP Strategy - Cheniere Marketing
  • Wolfgang Peters former CEO of RWE Supply & Trading a.s. CZ, Managing Director - The Gas Value Chain Company GmbH
15:20 - 16:00

Afternoon refreshments and networking

16:00 - 17:20

ADRESSING LNG’S DILEMMAS – World Café Roundtables:

1. The current and future role of LNG for SEE gas markets
Led by: Daria Nochevnik, Deputy Head of Brussels Branch, Greek Energy Forum

2. Developing LNG terminals and infrastructure for European supply security
Led by: Wim Groendijk, President, Gas LNG Europe

3. What’s the future for LNG as a transport fuel?
Led by: David Ledesma, Independent Gas & LNG Consultant and Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

4. Solving the Eastern Europe supply dilemma - reverse-flow pipelines vs. LNG terminals
Led by: Danila Bochkarev, Senior Fellow, EastWest Institute

  • View full profile for Daria NochevnikDaria Nochevnik Deputy Head of Brussels Branch - Greek Energy Forum
  • Wim Groenendijk President of Gas LNG Europe (GLE) - Vice-President of Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE)
  • David Ledesma Independent Gas & LNG Consultant and Senior Research Fellow - Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • Danila Bochkarev Senior Fellow - EastWest Institute
17:20 - 17:35


17:35 - 17:40

Chairman’s closing remarks


End of Conference Day 1 – Welcome Drinks Reception

16:00 - 17:20

The Role of Gas after the Paris Agreement – invitation only


  • The topics to be discussed are as follows:
  • Assessing COP 21 objectives and COP22 outcomes – challenges and opportunities for the gas industry
  • Coal to gas switch: what is the way forward to make it happen?
  • How quickly can renewables expand and what impact will this have on the evolving role of gas?
  • Is the CO2 pricing policy good enough?
  • What role for CCS?
  • Promoting gas and renewables partnership”

Moderated by:

Francois-Regis Mouton, Chairman, GasNaturally - VP Oil & Gas Advocacy, TOTAL E&P


  • Oliver Schäfer President - SolarPowerEurope
  • Julian Popov ECF Fellow, European Climate Foundation & Former Minister of Environment of Bulgaria
  • Prof. Jonathan Stern Distinguished Research Fellow and Founder, Natural Gas Research Programme - Oxford Institute for Energy Studies