This year's EAGC will address the stark new realities facing the industry and tackles the challenges confidently, openly and honestly.
Roles of key stakeholders across the value chain will be included and the needs of producers & suppliers, traders & investors, end-users & utilities, plus policy makers & regulators, will all form part of our group of enthusiastic professionals willing to undertake a holistic and thorough examination of the state of our industry in Europe today.
The European gas industry has long argued that gas has a significant role to play as a bridging fuel in making the transition towards decarbonised energy markets. But policymakers and environmental groups in Europe remain sceptical, and over the course of the next decade, the gas industry faces its greatest existential crisis as major policy decisions will be taken that could permanently impact on the industry’s future.
A new level of urgency now underpins discussions around the medium and longer-term outlook for the European gas industry, as recognition grows that a new level of ambition will be required to decarbonise and transform the energy and power sectors. As a result, gas will need to adopt a major new stance in order to survive and thrive:
“Gas will need to decarbonise and yet remain cost-competitive with other fuel sources”
The decarbonisation of the industrial and heavy energy user sectors, especially for heating and for transportation, coupled with the rapid development of new technologies such as carbon capture and storage (CCS) and other low-emissions fuels such as hydrogen, synthetic gas from power, or biogas, will become new battlegrounds for Europe’s policy makers and pressure groups.
The 2019 EAGC will place the energy customer and end-user experience at the heart of its agenda.
There will be a focus on the diversifying, alternative uses for gas - "green" and "blue" gas - across industry and a comparison on how it can compete in future against other sources of fuel (both fossil and renewable).
The new EAGC will boldly address the decarbonisation of gas and the EU's energy policies, and examine the differences between policy makers on gas and future gas roles.
The EAGC will bring senior leaders together to explore how the gas industry can survive and thrive in a low-carbon, low-emissions Union post-2040.
The EAGC will revive the popular Champagne Roundtable sessions, addressing 4 issues impacting Europe: Renewable & Decarbonised "Green Gas" Strategies; AI Automation and New Technology Platforms; Lower Gas Prices; Energy Market Design.
The future for gas as a transportation fuel is covered by many conferences, but at the EAGC the role for gas in transport will be examined within the context of senior end-users and transportation organisations and customers.
Meet decision makers – hear the very latest insights from thought-leaders in Europe's gas, LNG and energy sector.
Gain new perspectives – hear from inspiring business minds outside of energy, and gain fresh and inspiring new perspectives.
Hear from thought-leaders – learn from the sharpest minds in the industry; gain a competitive edge on your competition in a rapidly evolving energy landscape.
Address business-critical issues – discuss and debate the very latest critical issues, from geopolitics and environment, to market dynamics and major shifts in business strategy.