European Gas Conference

PROMOTING DIALOGUE BETWEEN EUROPE AND ITS MAIN SUPPLIERS

31ST JANUARY –  2ND FEBRUARY 2022 

VIENNA

ABOUT THE EUROPEAN GAS
CONFERENCE

In 2022, we will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of the European Gas Conference (EGC) alongside our long-term host, OMV and Europe’s main supplier, Gazprom.

Perfectly timed at the beginning of the year, we will assess the impact of the 2021/22 winter for Eastern and Western European gas markets and promote gas’ role on the journey to net-zero.

We are also excited to announce the launch of an inaugural European Hydrogen Day, taking place alongside EGC in person this January. Find out more here.

Attendees

Expert Speakers

Private Meetings

Countries Represented

2022 ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Johann Raunig

Johann Raunig

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Andree Stracke

Andree Stracke

Chief Commercial Officer, RWE Supply & Trading

Katan Hirachand

Katan Hirachand

Managing Director, Energy, Société Générale

Andrew Walker

Andrew Walker

Vice President Strategy, Cheniere Marketing

Mark Gyetvay

Mark Gyetvay

CFO & Deputy Chairman, Novatek

Jonathan Stern

Jonathan Stern

Distinguished Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

David Ledesma

David Ledesma

Chair, Natural Gas Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Maria Rita Galli

Maria Rita Galli

CEO, DESFA

Peder Bjorland

Peder Bjorland

Vice President,Marketing and Trading Natural Gas, Equinor

Franco Magnani

Franco Magnani

Global Gas & LNG - Head of Equity Valorization, Eni

Gabrielle Costigan

Gabrielle Costigan

Managing Director, AIK Energy

Paul Van Der Laan

Paul Van Der Laan

Managing Director, Gasunie Deutschland

Eric Festa

Eric Festa

Vice President, LNG Assets, Total

Xavier Rousseau

Xavier Rousseau

Head of Corporate Strategy, Snam

Ben Smith

Ben Smith

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

DOWNLOAD OUR ADVISORY BOARD REPORT

At the end of June we held our annual European Gas Conference advisory board which gathered the leading faces in natural gas. This year’s meeting was set against the backdrop of a potential return to normality from the pandemic in Europe, worryingly low storage and the increasing pressure for the natural gas industry to decarbonise in order to remain a viable fuel source in the European Commission’s net-zero ambitions. Download the report in order to view the key takeaways and insights from the board meeting.

European Gas Conference

DOWNLOAD AGENDA

DAY 1

 

European Gas Conference LNG Day

31st January 2022

 

Assessing LNG’s Competitiveness in Europe vs. the Global Stage

09:00

Energy Council and Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

09:10

LNG Outlook for 2022

Uncertainty in demand: Will LNG continue to prove itself to be a flexible source of supply for Europe?

 

09:35

Cheniere Keynote

Positioning LNG’s long-term role in light of net-zero targets

10:00

[Demand Panel] Assessing the future role of LNG: Where will we see demand for LNG in the coming decades?

 

10:55

Morning Break

 

Projects and the Greening of LNG

11:25

An EPC perspective: The blueprint for the LNG terminal of the future

11:50

[Decarbonisation Panel] Carbon-neutral LNG: How far away are we?

 

12:40

Lunch Break

 

LNG Trading

14:00

[Trading Panel] LNG trading: How fast is it expanding?

 

14:55

[Supply Panel] Resolving the recent derailing of future FIDs: New financing structures and market actors

 

 

15:50

Afternoon break

16:20

[Roundtables] LNG Forum Roundtables: Addressing the LNG Dilemmas Keeping You up at Nigh

17:20

Close of LNG day

DAY 2

 

European Gas Conference

1st February 2022

 

Natural gas & its long-term position in the energy mix

09:00

Energy Council and chairperson’s opening remarks

09:10

Welcome keynote OMV address

09:25

Welcome keynote Gazprom address

09:40

Gazprom keynote

Developing sustainable gas supplies to Europe and beyond

10:05

European Commission keynote

Reflecting on the December 2021 gas & hydrogen package

10:30

Morning Coffee

10:55

Net-zero outlook

Reaching net-zero in Europe: Where does natural gas fit in this journey?

11:20

[Panel] What is a sustainable role for natural gas in achieving 2030 targets?

 

12:15

Uniper keynote

12:25

[Panel] Taking the pulse of the European market: Repositioning Europe in a global context

13:20

Lunch Break

 

Trading, Pricing & Infrastructure

Decarbonising the Natural Gas System

14:30

The Fallout from 2021: Natural Gas Market Pricing and Trends

Alternative scenarios: Assessing natural gas’ position to meet net-zero targets

14:55

[Panel] Gas trading trends: Europe vs the globe

 

[Panel] Repurposing natural gas infrastructure across Europe

 

15:45

Afternoon Break

 

16:15

[Panel] The resurgence of storage’s role in rebalancing global gas

·     

A long-term alternative for Europe: Biomethane and synthetic gases

16:40

Developing long-term carbon capture to reduce emissions from natural gas production

17:05

[Panel] Assessing the challenges of trading and infrastructure in southern & eastern Europe

 

[Panel] Financing gas projects across Europe

 

17:50

Close of European Gas Conference Day 2

18:30

Gala Dinner

EGC HOST PARTNER

EGC 2021 SPEAKERS

Rainer Seele

Rainer Seele

CEO & Chairman of the Executive Board, OMV

Viktor Zubkov

Viktor Zubkov

Chairman of the Gazprom, Board of Directors, PJSC Gazprom

Elena Burmistrova

Elena Burmistrova

Director General, Gazprom

Johann Raunig

Johann Raunig

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Catharina Sikow-Magny

Catharina Sikow-Magny

Director, European Commission

Andree Stracke

Andree Stracke

Chief Commercial Officer, RWE Supply & Trading

Patrick Dugas

Patrick Dugas

Vice President LNG Trading, Total

Chikako Ishiguro

Chikako Ishiguro

Senior Analyst, Research team, Osaka Gas

Andreas Schierenbeck

Andreas Schierenbeck

CEO, Uniper

Cristian Signoretto

Cristian Signoretto

Head of Gas & LNG, Eni

Katan Hirachand

Katan Hirachand

Managing Director, Energy, Société Générale

Andrew Walker

Andrew Walker

Vice President Strategy, Cheniere Marketing

Mark Gyetvay

Mark Gyetvay

CFO & Deputy Chairman, Novatek

Vitaliy Baylarbayov

Vitaliy Baylarbayov

Deputy Vice President, Socar

Torkild Reinertsen

Torkild Reinertsen

President, REINERTSEN New Energy AS

Dennis Hesseling

Dennis Hesseling

Head of the Gas Department, ACER

Steinar Eikaas

Steinar Eikaas

Vice President Low Carbon Solutions, Equinor

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis

Secretary General, Hydrogen Europe

David Viduna

David Viduna

Head of Origination, CEZ

Jonathan Stern

Jonathan Stern

Distinguished Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

David Ledesma

David Ledesma

Chair, Natural Gas Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Danila Bochkarev

Danila Bochkarev

Associated Researcher, Institute of Political Science Louvain-Europe (UCLouvain)

Elena Sidorochkina

Elena Sidorochkina

Head of LNG Gas Marketing & Trading OMV

Maria Rita Galli

Maria Rita Galli

CEO, DESFA

Jan Ingwersen

Jan Ingwersen

General Manager, ENTSOG

Wolfgang Peters

Wolfgang Peters

Managing Director, The Gas Value Chain Company

Pierre Vergerio

Pierre Vergerio

Member of Executive Committee, Director of Gas Midstream, Energy Management & Optimization, Edison

Franco Magnani

Franco Magnani

Global Gas & LNG - Head of Equity Valorization, Eni

Vincent Demoury

Vincent Demoury

Secretary General, International Group of LNG Importers

Bernd Heid

Bernd Heid

Senior Partner, Global Hydrogen Lead, McKinsey

Eric Festa

Eric Festa

Vice President, LNG Assets, Total

Cosma Panzacchi

Cosma Panzacchi

EVP, Hydrogen Business Unit, Snam

Walter Boltz

Walter Boltz

Senior Advisor, European Energy

Jean-Baptise Dubreil

Jean-Baptise Dubreil

Senior Natural Gas Analyst, IEA

Eric Rasmussen

Eric Rasmussen

Director, Natural Resources, EBRD

Matthew Drinkwater

Matthew Drinkwater

Senior Editor - Gas, Power and LNG, Argus Media

Luca Schieppati

Luca Schieppati

Luca Schieppati, Managing Director, Trans Adriatic Pipeline

Gergely Molnar

Gergely Molnar

Gas Analyst, IEA

Christos Papadopoulos

Christos Papadopoulos

VP New Business & Innovations, EMEA

Pablo Galante Escobar

Pablo Galante Escobar

Head of LNG, Vitol

José Simón

José Simón

Pavilion Energy, Managing Director, Europe

Lukasz Lisicki

Lukasz Lisicki

Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission

Marco Saalfrank

Marco Saalfrank

Head Continental Europe Merchant Trading and Member of Management Board, Axpo Solutions AG

Bartlomiej Gurba

Bartlomiej Gurba

Team Leader for the Gas Team in the Wholesale Market Unit of DG ENER, European Commission

Philip Severin

Philip Severin

Senior Director Business Development, Linde Clean Hydrogen, Linde

Ilaria Conti

Ilaria Conti

Head of Gas, Florence School Of Regulation (EUI)

Andreas Gunst

Andreas Gunst

Energy Law and Project Finance Attorney, DLA Piper

Victor Grigorescu

Victor Grigorescu

Energy Expert & Former Minister of Energy of Romania, Global Industrial Consultis

Richard Bowler

Richard Bowler

Head of LNG Trading, Eni Trading & Shipping

Carola Millgramm

Carola Millgramm

Head of Gas Department, E-Control

James Watson

James Watson

Secretary General Eurogas

Merlin Cochran

Merlin Cochran

Managing Director Amexhi

PRICING &
REGISTRATION

 

EUROPEAN HYDROGEN CONFERENCE

The European Hydrogen Conference is a platform to discuss how hydrogen will be integrated across the value chain through ministerial, industrial and technological collaboration.

EHC will take place alongside our European Gas Conference in person this January. We will be dedicating an entire day to Hydrogen after the success of our Virtual event this past June. 

Key themes to be explored on our Hydrogen Day include:

  • Identifying the latest hydrogen projects and sharing the successful examples of the roll-out of hydrogen cluster strategies
  • Delving into the regulatory and technological advances required to promote low-carbon and renewable hydrogen production
  • Promoting demand across the value chain and sharing how industry players have integrated hydrogen into their long-term GHG reduction strategies

Click here to visit the European Hydrogen Conference website to find out more 

CONTACT US

Ivan Lukyanenka

Ivan Lukyanenka

Sponsorship Enquiries

Sandil Sanmugam

Sandil Sanmugam

General Enquiries

Jessie Clarke-McLeod

Jessie Clarke-McLeod

Marketing Enquiries