What is the European Gas Conference?
The European Gas Conference (EGC) is the most important, geopolitical discussion in the midstream gas calendar.
With Europe’s main supplier, Gazprom and hosts OMV officially supporting the gathering, EGC is the perfect opportunity to be with the most senior gas decision-makers in the European market.
Hot topics for European Gas Conference 2020 will include:
- Adapting to the outcome of Gazprom-Naftogaz transit negotiations
- Increasing number of projects reaching FID and LNG supply arriving to Europe
- LNG trading in a commoditised market
- Putting gas on the map post-Madrid Forum: Bridging relationships between the industry and European Commission
- Gas in the energy transition: Implementing new technologies to increase Hydrogen production
- New models for structuring and financing gas projects
2020 Early Confirmed Speakers
Head of Wholesale markets, Electricity & Gas Unit, Directorate for Internal Energy Market, European Commission
Strategy & Energy Consultant, South-Court Ltd and Senior Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Member of Executive Committee, Director of Gas Midstream, Energy Management & Optimization, Edison
“The key speakers/panelists have been always to the point of attraction with their professional knowledge and critical thinking on the topics in the agenda.”
“EGC provides a forum for industry stakeholders to share the latest thinking at a time of rapid change in a collaborative environment.”
“EGC 2019 provided valuable insights of how Europe will balance pipeline gas supply against LNG imports going forward as well as interesting networking opportunities.”
“Thank you for organizing a great conference, I must say the speaker panel for the LNG day was the best I have seen.
So when someone will ask which conference to go to, this is one to put on there list”
2020 Draft Agenda
LNG DAY - 27 January
27th January: LNG Day – Will Europe be the New Destination for LNG?
08:50 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
09:00 [Presentation] The Growing Importance of Europe for the LNG Market
09:20 [Panel] LNG Trading & Contracts: Adapting to a climate of oversupply?
10:20 Networking Coffee Break
Morning Coffee – Sponsored by:
10:50 [Presentation] The Potential of Modularisation: Unlocking the Untouchable Parts of Europe
11:10 [Panel] Redefining Europe as a Global Regasification Hub
12: 00 Networking Lunch
14:30 [Roundtables] LNG Forum Roundtables: Addressing the LNG Dilemmas Keeping You up at Night
15:30 Afternoon Break – Sponsored by:
16:00 [Panel] How will the LNG Financing Model Evolve to Cope with Flexible Contracts?
16:45 [Panel] Exporting to a New Destination: The International Projects Supplying Europe
17:30 Welcome Drinks Reception at Vienna Marriott Hotel
EGC DAY 1 - 28 January
28th January: EGC Day 1 – Promoting Dialogue between Europe and its Main Suppliers
08:45 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
08:50 [OMV Keynote] Welcome and Keynote Address
09:00 Ministry Welcome Keynote
09:10 [Russia’s GECF Representative Keynote] Welcome and Keynote Address
09:20 [Gazprom Keynote] Future of Natural Gas on the European Market: The View from Gazprom
09:45 [Regulatory Keynote] Shaping the Regulatory Framework for Gas
10:10 Morning Coffee – Sponsored by:
10:40 [Panel] The Progression of Major Pipelines to Interconnect Europe
11:25 [Panel] With Mass-Oversupply of LNG, Has Europe Become a Prime Destination?
12:10 Moving Away from Coal & European Gas Demand
12: 30 [NEW] Taking the Pulse of the European Gas Market
This NEW fully interactive session will see the audience vote in a series of polls addressing today’s key topics!
Our panel of leading experts will then be on hand for quick-fire comments on the results of your views.
Trading & Pricing
14:30 Natural Gas Market Pricing and Trends
14:50 [Panel] Trader’s Viewpoint: Upcoming Projects, Gas Pricing and Contract Lengths
15:30 Gas Exchange Market Developments in Russian Federation between 2020-2021
16:10 [Panel] How Successful Have Network Codes been for Europe?
Pipelines & Interconnectors
14:30 Alternative Gas Supply Corridor: Expanding the Baltic Pipe Project
14:50 [Panel] Overcoming the Regulatory and Financial Challenges in Supporting Pipeline Projects
15:30 Baltic Connector: Connecting Finland and Estonia to the Rest of Europe
16:10 [Panel] Gas Infrastructure: What expectations and requirements are there for CEE and SEE Europe?
Afternoon Coffee – Sponsored by
17: 00 Champagne Roundtables
As we close Day 1, enjoy a glass of champagne over an informal conversation with senior experts on Europe’s most pressing gas issues
17: 45 End Of Conference Day 1
19: 30 Drinks Reception at Schönbrunn Palace
20: 00 Gala Dinner at Schönbrunn Palace
DAY 2 - 29 January
29th January: EGC Day 2 – Defining the Future Role of Gas in the Energy Transition
08:50 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
09:00 [Panel] Shaping the Role of Gas in a Low Carbon Future
09:20 In Conversation with the European Commission: Building on the Madrid Forum and the Quest to Decarbonise Gas
10:00 [Panel] Low and Zero-Carbon Projects: How Much Progress Are We Seeing?
10:45 Morning Coffee – Sponsored by:
Technologies to Put Gas at the Forefront of the Energy Transition
11:30 Hydrogen on a Mass Scale
11:55 LNG to Power
12:30 Biogas Production
Developing Supplies to Europe
11:30 Black Sea
11:55 East Med
14:30 End Of EGC
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Event Venue and Accomodation
Information and booking Link
The European Gas Conference will be held at the Vienna Marriott Hotel.
Address: Parkring 12A, 1010 Wien, Austria
Phone: +43 1 515180
You can receive discounted hotel rates as an attendee – Book your accommodation here
*Please note all bookings need to be made by 6 January 2020.
Summer Gas Social Advisory Board
“A great cocktail to kick-start the year: high level attendance, right size to exchange with participants, program covering the whole value chain of gas…”
“It combines top experts, latest news and informed discussion – also first class networking”
“The content on the LNG and future of gas were excellent. The networking was also good.”