The 34th edition of the European Annual Gas Conference unveiled a new direction for the event, in recognition of the rapidly-evolving energy landscape in Europe, with a stronger emphasis on decarbonisation and energy transition than ever before. Held at the fabulous Le Grand Intercontinental hotel in Paris, attendees were inspired by their surroundings and enjoyed a fruitful, productive and insightful time.
208 international energy professionals attended and we heard from 57 speakers, covering a wealth of challenging and often controversial subjects that took the gas industry outside of its comfort zone.
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The 34th European Annual Gas Conference (EAGC) took place in Paris, 5-7 November, and remained one of Europe’s most renowned energy conferences, bringing together 300 senior-level energy business leaders and policymakers.
Global, game-changing speakers from government and industry shared their expertise and viewpoints on Europe’s future role within the decarbonising gas and energy markets. The EAGC was a reflection of the needs the gas industry is facing to evolve and transform, to ensure future relevance and prosperity.
The EAGC had evolved and this year's agenda reflected the urgent and dynamic shifts shaping the new energy landscape, with the EU at the heart of leading decarbonisation and fulfilment of climate commitments.
The EAGC's new conference programme reflected the needs facing the gas industry to evolve and transform, to ensure future prosperity and relevance.
One of the great challenges of this great quest to try and get ourselves into a situation where we are not contributing to the risk of climate change is that no one really knows what the future will be, and its going to be determined by what emerges to be the most cost-effective and acceptable technologies.Baroness Bryony Worthington Executive Director – Europe The Environmental Defense Fund
EAGC successfully incorporated the decarbonization agenda for gas and helped to position gas for the future.Gregor Pett Executive Vice President Market Analytics/Market Solutions Uniper
What I really liked about EAGC 2019 has been getting external perspectives into the room…I think that this has been a real benefit of the conference this year to really help create some new thinking and push some new ideas within the sector that I hope will continue for future versions of the conference.Oliver Rix Partner Baringa Partners
Energy companies usually invest in renewables, trying to balance some of their fossil fuels portfolio. Then they think we will stop hating them. That is not how it works. You need to show us that your capital expenditure standard is consistent with the Paris climate accord. Our industry wants your industry to show us you are really engaging with emissions and what you are doing to reduce it, until you make it zero.Nick Stansbury Fund Manager, Global Equity Team Legal & General
The EAGC is one of the two biggest conferences for natural gas… [with speakers] calling on the industry to take action and it’s very important to say what we’re doing publicly as it shows commitment from the industry to deliver on what we’re saying.François-Régis Mouton EU Affairs Director
What we’ve had at the EAGC 2019 is a good balance of opinions, whether it be from NGOs, IOCs, NOCs, utilities or research consultancy houses and it has been a great event for networking and meeting new people from across the industry.Murray Douglas Research Director European Gas Wood Mackenzie
The EAGC is one of the most prominent gas industry events. I think it’s by far the most important gas industry event.Poppy Kalesi Director, Global Energy Environmental Defense Fund
EAGC continues to bring together the right mix of industry leaders, influencers We believe (the EAGC) is an important place for the industry to get together in this time of energy transition. The industry as a whole is rediscovering its future through innovation... we have ability to listen to clients, partners and competitors on their thinking.Victor Manuel Perez Global Integrated Gas & Region Energy Sector Lead EY
The EAGC 2019 offers an excellent opportunity, towards the end of the year, to gain fresh perspectives on the emerging trends for 2020 and beyond and provides an opportunity to network with a broad mix of new contacts from across the industry.Mark Simons Head of Upstream Gas Origination Total
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