Navigate uncertainty for European gas markets

The European gas markets are faced with tough months ahead. Many European nations that are reliant on Russian gas supplies will be looking to ensure they have enough gas in storage for the winter ahead in the event of supply disruption. How have supply and demand dynamics shifted, and what does the future bring for the industry?

Join us for the 16th Annual S&P Global Commodity Insights European Gas and LNG Conference, where we’ll be bringing together the region’s leading gas and LNG producers, suppliers, TSOs, regulators, traders, banks and analysts to explore the challenges, opportunities, and policy developments affecting the gas and LNG markets into 2023 and beyond.

You will gain expert insights on the changing supply dynamics for gas and LNG as Europe attempts to diversify its gas supplies, an update on the global pricing crisis, and understand whether the past 12 months have disrupted ambitious decarbonization plans across the market.
  

Key focus areas

• Supply and demand fundamentals for European gas markets
• How is Europe’s efforts to reduce its reliance on Russian gas supplies is developing so far
• How much LNG can Europe procure and from where?
• How has the regulatory narrative shifted in light of recent challenges?
• How has the global energy crisis impacted the energy transition

 

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    Full Rate: $1,995
     
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    Rates are in USD and do not include VAT. EMEA Region event terms and conditions apply
     
    Duration: 1.5 Days
     
     

    Who attends?

    • Gas and LNG producers
     Suppliers
     TSOs
     Traders
     Banks
     Regulators
     Analysts
     And more...


Agenda

Tuesday, 25th October 2022
  • 08.00 AM Networking 
  • 09.00 AM Chair's welcoming remarks
    Stuart Elliott, Senior Writer, European Gas and LNG, S&P Global Commodity Insights
     
Setting the scene: Energy market fundamentals
  • 09.10 AMSetting the scene: European macroeconomic outlook: uncertain times for commodities markets
    • What are the key factors impacting energy and commodities markets today?
    • How has the geopolitical landscape shifted?
    • Supply chain challenges across commodities markets
    • The energy transition: climate security vs energy security
     
    • Raj Badiani, Economics Director, S&P Global Market Intelligence
  • 09.40 AM Keynote: Global gas supply & demand dynamics
    • How has global supply landscape impacted Europe supply?
         • Are we seeing production increases to keep up with demand and where?
         • Do we see a shortfall in gas supply for Europe as we move away from Russian gas imports?
    • Policies promoting the transition to Green Hydrogen
    • An update on key suppliers to Europe: Norway, Algeria, Qatar
    • What are the key trends affecting European gas demand today?
         • Has the pricing crisis impacted consumer habits?
         • Energy efficiency measures across Europe on gas demand: arewe seeing an impact?
  • • Weather conditions in Europe: impact on demand?
  • Michael Stoppard, Global Gas Strategy Lead and Special Advisor, S&P Global Commodity Insights
European gas market dynamics
  • 10.10 AM Panel Discussion: The European gas market after a year of turbulence
    • The year in review: how has the market changed?
         • How has the supply & demand landscape changed?
    • How is the European gas industry adapting to shifting supply dynamics? 
    • Geopolitical factors impacting the market
         • Russia/Ukraine and energy security
         • Building market resilience for the future

    Frank van Doorn, VP, Head of Trading, Vattenfall
    Lukas Schmidt, Manager Group Strategy, E.ON
    Agnes Horvath, Chief Economist, MOL
    Gautam Mukherjee, Head of Gas Analytics, bp
    Moderator: Shankari Srinivasan, Vice President, Energy, S&P Global Commodity Insights
     
  • 11.00 AM Networking and refreshment break
  • 11.30 AM Security of supply: how will Europe reduce its reliance on Russian gas?
    • 2022 in review: how has the European gas industry been looking to diversify its supply sources?
         • Tapping into new and existing gas fields: North Sea, Groningen
         • New pipeline supply options
         • REPowerEU initiative
         • Other alternatives
    • Has Europe procured enough gas for the winter ahead in case of supply disruption?
    • The "phase out" of all Russian fossil fuels by 2027: how realistic is this?

    Jonathan Stern, Distinguished Research Fellow, Natural Gas Research Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
    Michael Stoppard, Global Gas Strategy Lead and Special Advisor, S&P Global Commodity Insights 
  • 12:00 PM European gas and LNG pricing developments
    • What are the key price drivers for European gas in 2022?
    • What measures are we seeing being implemented across Europe to keep prices under control?
         • Are we seeing an impact so far?
         • Tapping into new and existing gas fields: What other measures are being considered?
    • Outlook for the winter ahead

    James Huckstepp, Manager, EMEA Gas Analytics, S&P Global Commodity Insights 
  • 12:30 PM Networking Lunch
A spotlight on LNG markets
  • 2:00 PM Panel Discussion: LNG market outlook: how much LNG can Europe procure?
    • Supply & demand forecast of LNG globally
         • Developing markets
    • LNG imports to foot Europe’s energy shortfall
         • Key countries: Qatar, Egypt, West Africa, US
         • Are the European Commission’s projections of boosting LNG imports to 50bcm realistic?
         • What are the implications for key LNG exporters and other importers?
    • Challenges with LNG infrastructure in Europe

    Pablo Galante Escobar,Global Head of LNG and EMEA Gas & Power, Vitol
    Elio Ruggerit, SVP, Global LNG, Snam
    Alberto Galicia, VP Origination, Tellurian
    Moderator: James Taverner, Research and Analysis Director, Gas Power & Climate Solutions, S&P Global Commodity Insights  
  • 2.45 PM US LNG: expanding export capacity and future outlook
    • How has the supply & demand balance for US LNG shifted over the past 12 months?
    • Evolving trade patterns: shipping & storage capacity globally
    • Update on recent US LNG projects and future expansion plans

    Andrew Walker, VP Strategy, Cheniere Marketing  
  • 3:15 PM Asian LNG markets: trends and competition from Europe
    • Global trade flows, key bottlenecks and spread developments
    • Asian appetite for carbon neutral LNG
    • Asia and Europe competing for LNG cargoes
  • 3:45 PM Networking and refreshment break
Storage & Infrastructure focus
  • 4.15 PM Panel Discussion: European storage developments: do we have the facilities in place?
    • The current storage situation in Europe
         • Russian gas facilities in Europe: what happens next?
         • Does Europe have enough storage capacity in place for the winter ahead?
    • How much more storage is needed in the long term?
    • Storage of Hydrogen: can existing facilities be reconverted?

    Catherine Gras, CEO, Storengy UK & Germany
    Michael Kohl, Managing Director, RWE Gas Storage West 
  • 5:00 PM Panel Discussion: Connecting Europe: infrastructure & investment in gas and LNG
    •  An update on key European pipeline suppliers
    • Is there enough infrastructure in place to meet demand projections?
    • How will new projects needed in light of Europe’s attempts to divest from Russian energy be financed as the energy transition gathers pace?
    Germany’s new LNG terminal projects

    Gary Mazzotti, CEO, EP Infrastructure
    Christian Synetos, Director, BlackRock
    Nathan Piper,Head of Oil & Gas Research, Investec
    Moderator: Laurent Ruseckas,Executive Director, Financial & Capital Markets (Gas, Power & Renewables), S&P Global Commodity Insights 
  • 5:40 PM Chair's Day One Closing Remarks and Drinks Reception
Wednesday, 26th October 2022
  • 08:00 AM Networking
  • 09:10 AM Chairman’s welcoming remarks and day 1 recap
    Stuart Elliott, Senior Writer, European Gas and LNG, S&P Global Commodity Insights  
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Regulatory roundup
  • 09:20 AM Keynote:The mission to diversify: a view from the European Commission
    • Recent regulatory and policy developments impacting the European gas industry
         • Proposals for joint gas buying
         • Consumer protection
    • Europe’s energy independence: what are the implications for the energy transition?
         • The European Green Deal
         • Fitfor55
  • 09:55 AM Policy & regulatory developments affecting Gas and LNG in Europe
    • The tables have turned: how has the regulatory landscape in Europe changed?
    • Is further intervention from the European Commission needed to tame energy markets?
    • How does the sector see regulatory incentives and proposals impacting the gas and LNG industry?
    • The taxonomy discussion: how has the gas crisis in Europe impacted plans?

    Francisco de la Flor Garcia, Director International Policy and Organisations, Enagás
    James Watson, Secretary General, Eurogas
    Dr. Niko Bosnjak, Head of Policy and Communications, Open Grid Europe
    Moderator: Shankari Srinivasan, Vice President, Energy, S&P Global Commodity Insights  
  • 10:40 AM Networking and refreshment break
European gas and the energy transition
  • 11:10 AM Panel discussion: sustainable Europe: gas’ place in the future energy mix
    • Russia/Ukraine: has the energy transition been put on hold amidst spiraling energy prices?
         • Is gas still considered the ‘transition fuel’?
    • Voluntary carbon markets and the industry
    • COP27: key initial takeaways

    Moderator: Michael Stoppard, Senior Writer, European Gas and LNG, S&P Global Commodity Insights  
  • 11:50 PM Panel discussion: Fuels of the future: Hydrogen and biomethane
    • How is Europe looking at new low carbon gases?
    • EU policy developments
         • REPowerEU strategy

    Marianna Frison-Roche, Gas Asset Regulation and Market Design, ENGIE
    Qasam Sultan, Commodities Analysis Manager, National Grid
    Moderator: Shankari Srinivasan, Vice President, Energy, S&P Global Commodity Insights  
  • 12.30 PM Closing Remarks from Chair
    Stuart Elliott, Senior Writer, European Gas and LNG, S&P Global Commodity Insights  
  • 12.35 PM End of Conference



Key numbers

150+

Attendees

28+

Countires

15

Key sessions

Speakers


19BMOLEM-FR-FM-London-Oil-Forum-2019_Stuart Elliott.jpg Stuart Elliott,
Senior Writer, European Gas and LNG, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Biography coming soon.


Michael Stoppard-100.pngMichael Stoppard,
Global Gas Strategy Lead and Special Advisor, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Biography coming soon.


Frank-van-Doorn-01-100.jpgFrank van Doorn,
VP, Head of Trading, Vattenfall

Frank van Doorn is leading Vattenfall’s Trading Unit, which covers all the Group’s wholesale trading in power, gas, coal, biomass, carbon and green certificates. He started his career in the energy industry in 1998 as business analyst at Mobil Europe Gas, and after stints at EDF Trading, Essent and RWE, he joined Vattenfall in 2011. Since then, Frank has held several managerial positions in the Trading Unit, before taking up the responsibility for all trading activities in April 2018. Vattenfall is one of the main traders in the European Energy market.


Headshot Silhouette - Man_150x150.jpgLukas Schmidt,
Manager Group Strategy, E.ON

Biography coming soon.


Agnes-100.jpgAgnes Horvath
Chief Economist, MOL

Biography coming soon.


Shankari Srinivasan.pngShankari Srinivasan,
Vice President, Energy, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Biography coming soon.


Jonathan Stern-100.jpgJonathan Stern,
Distinguished Research Fellow, Natural Gas Research Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Jonathan Stern founded the OIES Gas Research Programme in 2003 and was its Director until October 2011 when he became its Chairman and a Senior Research Fellow, he became a Distinguished Fellow in October 2016. He is honorary professor at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy, University of Dundee; fellow of the Energy Delta Institute and a Distinguished Research Fellow of the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (in Tokyo). From 2011-16 he was the EU Speaker of the EU–Russia Gas Advisory Council. He is the author and editor of several books and many papers on gas and LNG in Russia and the Former Soviet Union, Asia and the Middle East, as well as the only major study of, the pricing of internationally traded gas. His most recent papers published by OIES in 2020 and 2022 are: Methane Emissions from Natural Gas and LNG Imports: an increasingly urgent issue for the future of gas in Europe; and Measurement, Reporting, and Verification of Methane Emissions from Natural Gas and LNG Trade: creating transparent and credible frameworks. 

James Huckstepp - 100.pngJames Huckstepp,
Manager, EMEA Gas Analytics, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Biography coming soon.

Pablo Galante Escobar.jpgPablo Galante Escobar,
Global Head of LNG and EMEA Gas & Power, Vitol

Biography coming soon.


Headshot Silhouette - Man_471x471.jpgElio Ruggeri,
SVP, Global LNG, Snam

Elio Ruggeri is a Senior Vice President at Snam.

Currently serves as SVP of Global LNG, supervising existing large scale and small scale assets and global development opportunities. Previously, as SVP International Assets, he managed Snam’s participation in various European energy companies, serving as board member in DESFA, IUK and Terega.

Prior to joining Snam, Elio was SVP for gas supply and infrastructures at Edison SpA, where he spent almost 20 years with increasing responsibilities across the various elements of the gas value chain.

Headshot Silhouette - Man_471x471.jpgAlberto Galicia,
VP Origination, Tellurian

Biography coming soon.

Headshot Silhouette - Man_150x150.jpgJames Taverner,
Research and Analysis Director, Gas Power & Climate Solutions, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Biography coming soon.


Andrew Walker.jpgAndrew Walker,
VP Strategy, Cheniere Marketing

Dr. Andrew Walker is the Vice President for LNG Strategy and Communication for Cheniere.

He is located in London and is responsible for the LNG Strategy and Market Outlook of Cheniere, reporting into the Chief Commercial Officer.

Until October 2015 he was Vice President for Global LNG - and prior to that Head of LNG Strategy - at BG Group where he worked for over 20 years before joining Cheniere.

During his career in LNG, he has been located in Singapore, Egypt, the USA and UK and has worked on numerous LNG projects including Atlantic LNG in Trinidad and Tobago, Egyptian LNG, and Dragon LNG in the UK.

Dr. Walker has a Doctorate in Geology from Imperial College, University of London.

Headshot Silhouette - Woman_150x150.jpgCatherine Gras,
CEO, Storengy UK & Germany

Biography coming soon.


Headshot Silhouette - Man_150x150.jpgMichael Kohl,
Managing Director, RWE Gas Storage West

Biography coming soon.


Headshot Silhouette - Man_150x150.jpgGary Mazzotti,
CEO, EP Infrastructure

Gary Mazzotti is CEO and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of EP Infrastructure a.s, he also holds positions throughout the group namely Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of NAFTA and SSD, Member of the Board of EOP, UE, EPC, and a Member of the Supervisory Board of SPPD. He also is an independent director of International School of Prague, EP Power Europe and Czech Grid Holding. Gary Mazzotti has more than 30 years of experience in finance and operations. Mr. Mazzotti joined EPIF from Vienna Insurance Group where he was a Member of the Board and CFO of Kooperativa and Česká podnikatelská pojišťovna and was responsible for VIG groups operations in Ukraine. Prior to this Mr. Mazzotti held the positions of Senior Investment Director and CFO of PPF Private Equity Division. Mr. Mazzotti graduated in Economics from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ACA).


Headshot Silhouette - Man_150x150.jpgChristian Synetos,
Director, BlackRock

Biography coming soon.


Headshot Silhouette - Man_150x150.jpgNathan Piper,
Head of Oil & Gas Research, Investec

Biography coming soon.


Laurent-Ruseckas_65x65.pngLaurent Ruseckas,
Executive Director, Gas Industry, EMEA, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Biography coming soon.


Headshot Silhouette - Man_150x150.jpgFrancisco de la Flor Garcia
Director International Policy, Enagás

Biography coming soon.


James_Watson_Square.pngJames Watson
Secretary General, Eurogas

Dr Watson is the Secretary General of Eurogas, a role he has held since January 2019. Eurogas is the association representing the European gas wholesale, retail and distribution sectors.

Prior to taking the helm at Eurogas, Dr Watson was the Chief Executive Officer of SolarPower Europe, the European solar industry association. Before joining SolarPower Europe, Dr Watson worked as the Director of Public Affairs for Weber Shandwick, specialising in energy and trade policy. Before coming to Brussels, Dr Watson worked for the Commonwealth Secretariat on a European Commission project on trade and sustainable development based in Ethiopia. Earlier in his career James worked for various UK government bodies in London and worked as a lecturer in Environmental Law at the University of Manchester. He holds a Ph.D in International Trade and Environmental Law from the University of Leeds, and is currently a Visiting Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Headshot Silhouette - Man_150x150.jpgDr. Niko Bosnjak
Head of Policy and Communications, Open Grid Europe

Niko has a PhD in European Climate Change Law (2015). From 2012 Legislative and Political Advisor for two Members of German Federal Parliament (Bundestag). From 2017 Energy Policy Manager, then from 2018 Head of Regulatory and Public Affairs at ONTRAS. Since 2021 Head of Communications and Policy at OGE. 


Headshot Silhouette - Woman_150x150.jpgMarianna Frison-Roche
Gas Asset Regulation and Market Design, ENGIE

Biography coming soon.


Headshot Silhouette - Man_150x150.jpgQasam Sultan
Commodities Analysis Manager, National Grid

Qasam Sultan leads the market analysis team within National Grid Plc’s Group Strategy function, with a particular focus on power generation fuels. His role includes the development of long term price forecasts and energy transition scenarios, along with strategic analysis and supporting business development activities. Prior to joining National Grid in 2017, Qasam held a number of analytical and commercial roles at E.ON/Uniper since 2007, where he specialised in global commodity markets. 



Sponsorship

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each sponsor has the opportunity to showcase their product or service to industry-wide professionals. We provide an environment that encourages an honest and open dialogue among attendees. If you would like to lead the conversation as an event sponsor, contact us for more details on available packages: Lisa Menendez on [email protected].

Download the brochureDemonstrate your strengths, raise your company profile, and maximize your ROI as we bring key industry players and decision-makers to you. At the S&P Global European Gas & LNG Conference, each sponsor has the opportunity to showcase their products and services and distinguish themselves from the competition. We offer a full range of opportunities and packages, and can even tailor solutions to suit your needs.

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Contact us to start a conversation about your goals and how you can lead the pack as an event sponsor: Lisa Menendez, Partnership Director, at [email protected].

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Venue


The European Gas and LNG Conference will be held on October 25-26, 2022 at The Tower Hotel in London.

Your conference registration does not include accommodation. A limited number of rooms have been reserved for conference attendees at the The Tower Hotel in London at a discounted group rate.

Please note that these rates apply for the nights of October 24-26, 2022. The discounted room rate will be available until September 26, 2022 – or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
Hotel Details:
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