What is the European Gas Conference?
Alongside our hosts OMV and the largest delegation of Gazprom attendees, the European Gas Conference is dedicated to building relationships and bridging Eastern and Western Europe’s gas markets.
After an outstanding 2019 event which addressed the key issues of LNG and its global impact, security of supply, pricing and trading, connecting Western and Eastern European markets, and of course, the most pressing issue of all – the future role of gas in the energy transition. Watch our highlight videos below and save the date for 2020!
Officially Supported by:
The Energy Council will be bringing investors and energy leaders to Paris this November alongside European Utility Week and Powergen International for the Energy Capital Leaders
LNG Day 2019 Highlights
European Gas Conference 2019 Highlights
LNG DAY - 28 January
28th January: LNG Day – Will the LNG Glut Ever Arrive?
08:50 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
09:00 Emerging global gas/LNG trends and the growing importance of Europe
09:20 US LNG in a Changing Global Dynamic
09:40 One Year On, Are We In a Sellers’ or Buyers’ Market?
10:30 Speed Networking
Morning Coffee – Sponsored by:
11:20 [Panel] LNG Trading & Contracts: With Increasing Numbers of Spot Trades, How Are Traders Adapting To This New Environment?
12:10 [Panel] Creating New LNG Demand and Infrastructure Optimisation: Small-Scale LNG and FSRUs
12: 50 Networking Lunch
14:10 [Panel] How Will LNG Financing Model Evolve to Cope with More Flexible Contracts?
14:50 [Panel] Paving the Way to FID: Identifying the LNG Runners and Riders in 2019
Afternoon Break – Sponsored by:
16:40 [Roundtables] LNG Forum Roundtables: Addressing the LNG Dilemmas Keeping You up at Night
17:40 Welcome Drinks Reception
EGC DAY 1 - 29 January
29th 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] Reflecting On the Past and Looking to the Future: Moving on from the Third to the Fourth Energy Package
10:10 Morning Coffee – Sponsored by:
10:40 [Panel] Coming On in 2019: The Pipeline Projects Supporting Supply to Europe
11:25 [Panel] Bringing LNG to EGC Day 1: When Will Europe Become A Prime Target for LNG?
12:10 Coal Exit and 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] Comparing Central and South Eastern Hubs
15:30 [Panel] Trader’s Viewpoint: TSOs, Marketing, Trading and Contract Lengths
14:30 Why is gas imported through pipelines more controversial than gas imported on keel as LNG?
14: 50 [Panel] Is There Sufficient Infrastructure in Place to Support the European Commission’s Vision of an Integrated Market?
15:30 [Panel] Assessing Asset Prices and Financing of Pipeline Projects
Afternoon Coffee – Sponsored by
16:40 Panel: Gas exchange market
17: 00 [Panel] How Successful Have Network Codes been for Europe?
16:40 Panel: Trans-Caspian Pipeline Update
17: 00 [Panel] Gas Infrastructure – Expectations / Requirements in particular for CEE and SEE Europe?
19: 30 Drinks Reception
20: 00 Gala Dinner
DAY 2 - 30 January
30th January: EGC Day 2 – Defining the Future Role of Gas in the Energy Transition
08:50 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
09:00 [Panel] With Groningen Supply Running Down Faster than Expected, What Will Happen with Europe Security and the Future Role of Gas?
10:10 The role of Gas in a Lower Carbon Future
10:30 Gas – Part of the Solution
10:50 [Panel] Post-COP24: How Are Leading Gas Stakeholders Adapting to the Growing Trend towards Decarbonisation?
11:35 Morning Coffee – Sponsored by:
12:05 Gaseous Fuels: The key to a well-functioning Future Energy System
12:25 LNG to Power
12:45 Renewable Gases in the Grid
13:05 Hydrogen and CSS
12:05 Gas Transit via Ukraine after 2020
14:30 End of EGC 2019
2019 Featured Speakers Included
Russia’s Special Presidential Representative for Cooperation with the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, Administration of the President of
Director General for Energy and Mining, Austrian Federal, Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism