European Annual Gas Conference November 2020

Champagne Roundtables | Wednesday 6 November 2019 | 16:15 - 17:15

The room breaks out into five groups, in a less formal more interactive setting that includes chilled champagne and drinks, to be enjoyed whilst discussing one of the following topics. The discussion groups will each be led by expert moderators, who will actively notetake and then summarise at the end of the session.


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Renewable & Decarbonised "Green Gas" Strategies


How can ‘green gas’ and hydrogen projects best help Europe to decarbonise? What technologies can be applied? And what are the cost incentives and support for developers of small-scale ‘green gas’ projects?


Roundtable Led by:

  • Dr. James Watson, Secretary-General, Eurogas
  • Anne Braaksma, Head of Public Affairs, GasTerra
  • Mr Andrea Galieti, Director of Department for International Regulation, ENGIE
Future Gas Infrastructure: Where is the Money Going to Come From?


Who is going to fund and finance the enormous sums to transition and decarbonise? How and what will future energy infrastructure investment look like and what are the criteria driving the new investor in a decarbonising energy system?

Roundtable Led by:

  • Michael Kearney, Senior Investment Director, Aberdeen Standard Investments
  • Mark Simons, Head of Upstream Gas Origination, Total Gas & Power
How can AI, Automation and New Technology Platforms improve the Gas Industry?


Automation, artificial intelligence, the internet of things, blockchain and financial tech software provides the gas industry with huge opportunities to improve efficiency, slash waste, help deliver on emissions reduction, and overhaul everything across the full value chain. From safety, processing, transportation, manufacturing, delivery, recruitment and maintenance – what can this bold new digitalised world mean for your business?

Roundtable Led by:

  • Dr Michel Ingenbleek, Vice President Energy, Utilities & Manufacturing, CGI Inc.
Lower Gas Prices - A Temporary LNG Oversupply Issue or Something Permanent? ........................................


As Utilities across Europe enjoy a windfall brought on by cheap excess LNG cargoes, how much does this demonstrate entwinement between NBP, TTF and Asia’s JKM indices? Will Europe’s future gas prices be entirely driven by LNG prices? How long could oversupply impact the continent and influence procurement strategy?

Roundtable Led by:

  • Jean-Christian Heintz, Head of LNG Broking, SCB
  • David Ledesma, Energy & Strategy Consultant and Senior Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • Geoffroy Hureau, Secretary-General, CEDIGAZ
Energy Market Design - What the Gas 2020 Package Will Mean? .


Is Europe on the right track to deliver the 2020 Gas Package successfully? Who is happy and who is not? What could Brexit potentially mean for market competition and tariffs? And what is it that customers really want post-2020 from their suppliers?

Roundtable Led by:

  • Francisco de la Flor, Director of International Organisations, Enagas SA
  • Poppy Kalesi, Director – Global Energy, The Environmental Defense Fund
  • Dr. Arnt Baer, Head of Public Affairs,
    Gelsenwasser AG

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