23rd International Gas & Power Summit

Paris, France, 22 Novembre 2018

Draft Agenda

  09:00 - 09:05

Welcome Address

  • Saïd Nachet, International Gas and Power Summit Director
  09:05 - 10:00


  • Nordine Aït-Laoussine, International Gas and Power Summit Chairman

Keynote speaker

  • 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. Mohamed Abdel Vetah, Minister of Petroleum, Energy & Mines, Mauritania
  10:00 - 11:00

Session I: Natural Gas in The Global Energy Equation

Keynote speaker

  • Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)


  • Marco Alvera, President, Gas Naturally
  • Geoffroy Hureau, Secretary General, Cedigaz (*)
  • Jean-Marie Dauger, President, GIIGNL (*)
  11:00 - 11:20

Networking Refreshment Break

  11:20 - 13:00

Session II: LNG Market: New Opportunities and Challenges

Keynote speaker

  • Leonid Mikhelson, Chairman of Management Board of PAO NOVATEK
  • Philippe Sauquet, President, Gas, Renewables & Power, Total (*)
  • Charif Souki, Chairman of the Board, Tellurian
  • Abdelmoumen Oueld Kaddour, CEO Sonatrach
  • What is the status of discoveries and fields development?
  • What are the prospects of natural gas demand for the domestic markets in the region?
  • What avenues for cooperation can be pursued in the region among companies and countries to optimize the development of East Mediterranean gas reserves?
  13:00 - 14:15


  14:15 - 15:30

Session III: The LNG market in the coming decade: Dealing with change and uncertainty


  • Philippe Berterottiere, Chairman of the board & CEO, GTT
  • Laurent Vivier, Senior Vice President, Gas, Total
  • Katan Hirachand, Managing Director, Advisory and Project Finance - Energy, EMEA Société Générale
  • Ane de Arino, Director of Strategy and Development Liberalized Businesses, Naturgy
  • Claudio Steuer, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  15:30 - 16:00

Networking refreshment break

  16:00 - 17:00

Session IV: Gas Marketing: the changing Nature of the Gas Market


  • Eric Bensaude, Managing Director, Commercial Operations and Asset Optimization, Cheniere
  • Frédéric H. Barnaud, Chief Executive Officer, Pavilion Energy
  • Andree Stracke, Chief Commercial Officer, RWE Supply & Trading
  • Peter Bjorland, Vice President, Marketing and Trading Natural Gas, Equinor
  • What is the impact of LNG imports on European gas pricing dynamics?
  • What would be the transitional impacts of the shifting energy landscape on the gas industry?
  • How the LNG financing structures could adapt to the new commercial realities?
  • How will US LNG delivery to Europe impact the current market environment and can it rival Russian pipe gas?
  17:00 - 18:00

Session V: Decarbonizing Future Energy Mix and Role of Natural Gas


  • Pierre Chareyre, Executive Vice President, Engie (*)
  • Maarten Wetselaar, Integrated Gas & New Energies Director, Shell
  • Michael Welch, Industry Marketing Manager, Siemens AG
  • What role for gas in decarbonizing European energy market?
  • Should natural gas substitution of coal in power generation be taken for granted?
  • What are the conditions of (optimal) convergence of renewable and gas markets?
  • How does natural gas as a vehicle fuel improve urban air quality?

Closing remarks

  • Nordine Aït-Laoussine, International Gas and Power Summit Chairman