24th International Gas & Power Summit

Paris, France, 21 Novembre 2019

Draft Agenda

  08:30 - 09:00


  09:00 - 09:15

Welcome Address

  • Dr. Saïd Nachet, International Gas and Power Summit Director

Introductory Remarks

  • Nordine Aït-Laoussine, Chairman, International Gas and Power Summit
  09:15 - 10:15

Session I

  • H.E. Francesco La Camera, Director-General, International Renewable Energy Agency
    • Policies in support of renewables deployment
  • Dominique Ristori, Director-General, Directorate-General for Energy, EU
    • Gas and Power respective roles in the energy transition
  • Satoshi Onoda, President, Jera Co., Japan
    • Developing energy mix to meet climate change mitigation objectives
  10:15 - 10:45

Networking Refreshment Break

  10:45 - 11:45

Session II:  The East Mediterranean Natural Gas

Ministerial Panel

  • H.E. Eng. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources, Egypt
  • H.E. Eng. Hala Adel Al-Zawati, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan
  • H.E. Georgios Lakkotrypis, Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry, Cyprus
  • H.E. Nada Boustani, Minister of Energy and Water, Lebanon

Questions to be addressed include:

  • What role will the Eastern Mediterranean come to play in the new global gas map?
  • How can East Mediterranean countries partner to shape the best options to serve both regional and export markets?
  • What role for natural gas in Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon domestic energy mix?
  11:45 - 13:00

Session III: Natural Gas Industry


  • Charif Souki, Chairman of the Board, Tellurian Inc.
  • Philippe Sauquet, President, Gas, Renewables & Power, Total
  • Ousmane Ndiaye, Permanent Secretary, COS-PETROGAZ, Senegal
  • Torgrim Reitan, Executive Vice President, Development & Production International (DPI), Equinor

Questions to be addressed include:

  • What are the major new gas projects and how will their development contribute to global gas security?
  • How quickly can the associated supply be brought on and what are the challenges to overcome?
  • What are the new business models to meet changing buyer and investor requirements?
  13:00 - 14:15


  14:15 - 15:15

Session IV: Natural Gas Markets: Globalization & Convergence


  • Jason Bordoff, Founder and Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
  • Rachid Hachichi, CEO, Sonatrach
  • Eric Bensaude, Managing Director, Commercial Operations and Asset Optimization, Cheniere

Questions to be addressed include:

  • What are the new gas markets dynamics, and how gas markets could evolve in the near future?
  • Is the regional gas prices convergence structural or could there be a return to higher regional price differentials?
  • To what extent are changes in gas contractual provisions impacting global gas trade?
  • Will LNG become a commodity that has the same flexibility and pricing transparency as oil or other commodities?
  15:15 - 15:45

Networking refreshment break

  15:45 - 17:00

Session V: The Second Age of LNG - Innovation Here To Stay

Panel by Poten & Partners

Questions to be addressed include:

  • Floating LNG – technically proven but will it be commercially successful?
  • New developments in the US – will new technologies and project structures change existing approaches?
  • Arctic LNG – a supreme technical challenge that has driven new ways to build and deliver LNG
  • Market evolution – have we entered the second age of LNG?
  • Market evolution – have we entered the second age of LNG?

Session VI: Gas And Power And The Energy Transition


  • Edouard Neviaski, CEO, Global Energy Management, ENGIE
  • Antonio Cammisecra, CEO, Enel Green Power
  • André Poschmann, Head of European Electricity Policy and Market Integration, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany

Questions to be addressed include:

  • What are the associated costs, and opportunities with transitioning a fleet to LNG? What does it take to make mobility transition happen?
  • What are the key opportunities and challenges facing gas-for-power?
  • What would gas markets look like with green and decarbonized gases? How much will this cost & where will investment come from?
  • How are leading energy stakeholders adapting to the growing trend towards decarbonisation?

Closing remarks