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ABOUT THE EUROPEAN GAS
CONFERENCE

The European Gas Conference, in its 17th year, gathers executives, government and international industry leaders to focus on how key developments across the global natural gas industry impacts the European market.

This exclusive three-day event is designed to foster diversification and cross-border collaboration, ensuring the security of supply is balanced against today’s decarbonisation challenges. We bring together industry leaders to provide an international perspective on what influences the European market, with unparalleled opportunities to network with many key global industry players.

Register your place now to be part of the conversation that will help change the future of the industry, and meet with the people that are committed to finding practical solutions to the energy transition in Europe.

Senior Industry Leaders

Tailored Meetings

Countries Represented

Days of Networking

OUR 2024 SPEAKERS

Adam Czyzewski

Adam Czyzewski

Chief Economist, ORLEN S.A.

Agnes Horvath

Agnes Horvath

Chief Economist, MOL Group

Alicia Eastman

Alicia Eastman

Co-Founder & Managing Director, InterContinental Energy

Andreas Holler

Andreas Holler

Head of Gas Logistics, OMV

Angela Patel

Angela Patel

Senior Consultant, Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC)

Anna Filipowicz

Anna Filipowicz

New Business Stream Development Manager, Hydrogen, ORLEN S.A

Astrid Poupart-Lafarge

Astrid Poupart-Lafarge

Global Segment President Energies and Chemicals, Schneider Electric

Ben Webster

Ben Webster

Director of Policy, MiQ

Berislav Gaso

Berislav Gaso

Executive Vice President Energy, OMV

Camilo Morales

Camilo Morales

Secretary General, Naturgas

Caner Can

Caner Can

Permanent Delegation of Türkiye to the EU, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Türkiye

Caterina De Matteis

Caterina De Matteis

Senior Policy Manager, IOGP Europe

Chikako Ishiguro

Chikako Ishiguro

Senior Analyst, Research team, Osaka Gas

Christian Baer

Christian Baer

Secretary General, EUROPEX - Association of European Energy Exchanges

Christian Synetos

Christian Synetos

Managing Director, BlackRock

Constantinos Papalucas

Constantinos Papalucas

Managing Director, EastMed Energy Hub

Cristian Carraretto

Cristian Carraretto

Head of Energy Transition CSD/SBI European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Csaba Marosvári

Csaba Marosvári

Deputy State Secretary for Energy Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary

Csilla Bartok

Csilla Bartok

Acting Head of Infrastructure, Gas and Retail, ACER

David Viduna

David Viduna

Head of Origination, CEZ

Dietrich Hoffmann

Dietrich Hoffmann

Head of Gas Origination East, RWE Supply & Trading GmbH

Dr Charles Ellinas

Dr Charles Ellinas

CEO, EC Cyprus Natural Hydrocarbons Company (eCNHC)

Dr Fatemeh Rezazadeh

Dr Fatemeh Rezazadeh

VP Hydrogen, VARO Energy

Dr. Maximilian Kuhn

Dr. Maximilian Kuhn

Advisor, Hydrogen Europe

Elio Ruggeri

Elio Ruggeri

Director, LNG, Snam

Erwin Nederkoorn

Erwin Nederkoorn

Managing Director, ING

Franck Neel

Franck Neel

Member of the Executive Board, Gas & Power, OMV Petrom

François-Régis Mouton

François-Régis Mouton

Regional Director Europe, IOGP

Greg Molnár

Greg Molnár

Gas Analyst, International Energy Agency

Gulmira Rzayeva

Gulmira Rzayeva

Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES)

Hans Coenen

Hans Coenen

Vice President Corporate Business Development, Gasunie

Henry Rushton

Henry Rushton

Director, Energy, ING

Javier Cervera

Javier Cervera

Director of Energy Transition, Baleària

Jodi Anhorn

Jodi Anhorn

CEO, GLJ

Jonathan Stern

Jonathan Stern

Distinguished Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

JP Sweny

JP Sweny

Partner, Latham & Watkins

Justin Brady

Justin Brady

Director – Commercial & LNG, Chesapeake Energy

Laura Rejon

Laura Rejon

SVP for Trading and Commercialization of Natural Gas & LNG, Repsol

Leonidas Papnikolaou

Leonidas Papnikolaou

Head of Bespoke and New Schemes, LCCC

Lyubomira Gancheva

Lyubomira Gancheva

Head of the Political Cabinet, Ministry of Energy, Republic of Bulgaria

Matthew Baldwin

Matthew Baldwin

Deputy Director-General, DG Energy, European Commission

Mohamed A.Elreheem

Mohamed A.Elreheem

Engineering & Technology Head, Aramco

Mohit Singh

Mohit Singh

Executive Vice President & CFO, Chesapeake

Nick Witney

Nick Witney

Commercial Director, Energean

Patrick Dugas

Patrick Dugas

Vice President LNG Trading, Total

Peter Biltoft-Jensen

Peter Biltoft-Jensen

Senior Lead Regulatory Advisor, Energy Markets, Ørsted

Pier Lorenzo Dell'Orco

Pier Lorenzo Dell'Orco

CEO, Italgas Reti SpA

Piero Ercoli

Piero Ercoli

SVP, Decarbonisation, Snam

Piotr Kuś

Piotr Kuś

General Director, ENTSOG

Roland Kupers

Roland Kupers

Senior Science Advisor, International Methane for the Office of the Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

Roxana Caliminte

Roxana Caliminte

Deputy Secretary General, Gas Infrastructure Europe

Sam White

Sam White

Vice President of Commercial Structuring & Portfolio Management, Cheniere Energy

Simon Ames

Simon Ames

Managing Director, Dragon LNG

Sorin Ivanovici

Sorin Ivanovici

Head of Hydrogen & Synthetic Products, OMV Downstream GmbH

Steve Brann

Steve Brann

Head of LNG Origination, Vitol

Surkani Manan

Surkani Manan

Vice President Corporate Strategic Planning & Business Development, PT Perta Arun Gas (pertamina)

Szabolcs Ferencz

Szabolcs Ferencz

Chairman-CEO, FGSZ Natural Gas Transmission Ltd

Vivek Chandra

Vivek Chandra

CEO, Texas LNG

Yaoyu Zhang

Yaoyu Zhang

Global Head of LNG & New Energies, PetroChina International

TAKE A LOOK
AT THE 2024 AGENDA 

08:30  Registration Opens / Welcome Coffee

09:30  Energy Council and Chairperson's Opening Remarks

09:40  Presentation: Can we stop calling this a crisis?

10:00  Panel: US Overview - A land of opportunity?

10:45  Presentation: Have projects like Rio Grande, Placquemines and Port Arthur paved the way for a new dawn in project finance?

11:35
  Panel debate: Looking East: Is long-term demand a thing of the past?

12:20  Presentation: Does an increase in European capacity open the door for trading houses and aggregators to capitalise on short-term market opportunities?

12:40  Panel: Europe's exposure to short-term price volatility

13:25  Lunch break

14:25 Presentation: Commercial innovation in LNG contracting: Is a new way of thinking needed?

14:45  Presentation: Is Europe heading for a huge execss in LNG import capacity?

15:05  Afternoon break

16:20  Panel debate: Without transparent and harmonised regulations, how should we be measuring GHG content across the value chain?

17:05  Presentation: Last mile hydrogen production for the LNG value chain

17:25  Close of the LNG markets day

08:50  Energy Council and Chairperson's Opening Remarks

09:00  OMV Welcome Address

09:15  Presentation: REPowerEU: An update from Brussels

09:45  Presentation: The growing reliance of Norwegian gas

10:05  Panel: The future of gas in European energy security, deal structures, and international relations: Will pipeline gas ever recover market share in Europe?

10:50
  Morning break

11:20  Panel debate: With prices and demand intrinsically linked, is Europe able to withstand more of the unknown?

12:05  Presentation: Is Europe still "energy competitive?"

12:25  Presentation: Bless the rains down in Africa: Can a flurry of new agreements act as a catalyst for economic development and future commercial opportunities between Africa and Europe?

13:10  Lunch break

14:10  Presentation: Reserved for Ministry of Energy, Romania

14:30  Panel debate: Promoting stability through enhanced regional cooperation

15:15  Afternoon break

15:45  Peer-to-peer discussion groups: What's keeping you awake at night?

16:30  Panel debate: Does the South and Eastern Mediterranean region represent Europe's best response to natural gas supply and security?

17:15  Presentation: Building for tomorrow, through diversification and new revenue streams

17:25  Close of the energy security day

18:00 EGC Gala Dinner

09:00  Energy Council and Chairperson's Opening Remarks

09:10  CCUS Welcome Address: The Porthos Project: A trailblazer for Europe?

09:20 Panel: Legislative uncertainty, fragmented investment and costly infrastructure: What's really to blame for inhibiting CCUS deployment?

10:05  Presentation: Reserved for Italgas

10:25
  Fireside Chat: A practical theory of change to reduce methane emissions in the energy sector

10:55  Morning break

11:25  Panel debate: The chicken and egg paradox: Can political intervention and creative financing unlock green hydrogen in Europe?

12:10  Panel: Low-carbon hydrogen: Aligning short-term actions with long-term ambitions

12:55  Lunch break

13:55  Panel: What is the real cost of the energy transition?

14:40  Presentation: Retrofitting the existing gas network: Developing existing infrastructure to fit Europe's decarbonisation targets

15:00  Afternoon break

15:30  Peer-to-peer discussion groups: What's keeping you awake at night?

16:15  Presentation: Capitalism and circular economy: How do we ensure both systems remain in balance?

16:35  Presentation: Has COP28 provided further clarity on the state of hydrogen production and supply to Europe?

16:55  Close of the hydrogen & energy transition day

2024 AGENDA
THEMES

DAY 1: LNG

 

Key topics include:

  • How are international LNG markets impacting natural gas in Europe?
  • Project finance, pricing, and contracting activity
  • The path towards decarbonising LNG

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DAY 2: ENERGY SECURITY

 

Key topics include:

  • Addressing supply, demand, and market resilience
  • Fostering new relationships
  • Interoperability and strengthening cross-border collaboration

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DAY 3: HYDROGEN & THE ENERGY TRANSITION

Key topics include:

  • A macroeconomic perspective of the Energy Transition

  • Net-zero strategies and establishing a circular economy

  • Emissions reduction and low-carbon solutions

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Want to sponsor the European Gas Conference in 2024?

Sponsorship at EGC gives you access to an exclusive number of industry leaders to ensure optimal networking and discussion, the three-day assembly enables you to connect and engage with the most influential industry leaders, from across the LNG, energy security and the energy transition markets.

2024 ADVISORY BOARD

Johann Raunig

Johann Raunig

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Andrew Walker

Andrew Walker

Vice President Strategy, Cheniere Marketing

Jonathan Stern

Jonathan Stern

Distinguished Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

David Ledesma

David Ledesma

Distinguished Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Peder Bjorland

Peder Bjorland

Vice President,Marketing and Trading Natural Gas, Equinor

Dietrich Hoffmann

Dietrich Hoffmann

Head of Gas Origination East, RWE Supply & Trading GmbH

Hans Coenen

Hans Coenen

Vice President Corporate Business Development, Gasunie

Peter Mackey

Peter Mackey

Peter Mackey, VP Strategy & Policy Support, Hydrogen Energy, Air Liquide

Sam French

Sam French

Business Development Director, Hydrogen, Johnson Matthey

Martin Lambert

Martin Lambert

Head of Hydrogen, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Alicia Eastman

Alicia Eastman

Co-Founder & Managing Director, InterContinental Energy

Xavier Rousseau

Xavier Rousseau

SVP, Strategy, Snam

Anna Filipowicz

Anna Filipowicz

New Business Stream Development Manager, Hydrogen, ORLEN S.A

Greg Molnár

Greg Molnár

Gas Analyst, International Energy Agency

Francisco de la Flor

Francisco de la Flor

Francisco de la Flor, Director, Enagás

Pierre Germain Marlier

Pierre Germain Marlier

VP, Investment, Hy24

Dr Fatemeh Rezazadeh

Dr Fatemeh Rezazadeh

VP Hydrogen, VARO Energy

Piero Ercoli

Piero Ercoli

SVP, Decarbonisation, Snam

Erwin Nederkoorn

Erwin Nederkoorn

Managing Director, ING

Nick Witney

Nick Witney

Commercial Director, Energean

Nikolaus Widmann

Nikolaus Widmann

Head of Special Projects, TES-H2

Victoria Christmann

Victoria Christmann

Head of Business Development & Commercial Excellence TES-H2

David Selbst

David Selbst

Chief Operating Officer JERA Energy America

Pieter van Aartsen

Pieter van Aartsen

Company Secretary, Head of Government Affairs Gasunie

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“Very insightful event! It was great to hear the views from different stakeholders given the high volatility and profound change the industry is facing. ”

Ronald Pinto, Research Engineer, EDF

 

"A very useful platform to get updated on the latest energy developments in the European energy market and meet industry leaders to exchange views "

Gulmira Rzayeva, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, OIES

“Definitely an organization I want to attend every year. I always get answers to my questions about meeting new faces and what is the latest situation in Hydrogen and Natural Gas.

Alper Uçar, General Secretary at Natural Gas Importers Association, GAZİD

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