EAGC 2017 sees a new format that combines the conference programme with targeted networking. This will create a unique conference experience that delivers more strategic insight and new business connections than ever before.

The content is split into four overarching themed session - Day one will feature the keynote morning and energy innovations in the afternoon. Day two covers diversity of supply and energy scenarios in public/private co-operation.

Monday 6th November is the Trader's Day. You can view that programme here.

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Note that this is the programme is still provisional and subject to change.

Day 1
Tuesday 7th
November 2017
Day 2
Wednesday 8th
November 2017
Conference Day One
Session One - Keynote Morning
Eni S.p.A.
Chief Executive Officer
8:50am - 8:55am
Organiser's Welcome
8:55am - 9:00am
City of Milan - Welcome Address
9:00am - 9:10am
Chair's Opening Remarks
9:10am - 9:30am
Keynote Welcome Address
Eni S.p.A.
Chief Executive Officer
9:30am - 9:50am
Italian Ministerial Keynote Address
Italian Ministry for Economic Development
General Director for the Security of Supply and Energy Infrastructure
9:50am - 10:10am
European Keynote Welcome Address
Baker Hughes a GE Company
CEO, Europe
10:10am - 10:40am
Keynote Perspectives: "Gas and Renewables"
“The argument that gas has is the cleanest fossil fuel has had little if any traction with policy-makers despite the apparent boost to fuel’s prospects provided by the COP21 agreement in December. In fact, over the past decade gas’ share of the European energy mix has declined sharply in the face of a rise in renewable energy, while coal demand has remained remarkably robust.” (Jonathan Stern, 2017)

Is a cleaner future supported by gas the paradox that some have painted it to be? If policy-makers are to be persuaded, then surely the proponents of renewables must be brought to the table first? This keynote interview will put a leading environmental proponent alongside a senior gas executive reflecting the need for closer collaboration between the two camps.
10:40am - 11:25am
Networking Break
11:25am - 12:10pm
Is Eastern Mediterranean gas production the European Union's unicorn?
Can ‘Economic Peace’ and critical diversification of European gas supplies be achieved through development of the massive offshore reserves and necessary midstream infrastructure in the Eastern Mediterranean basin. What steps must be taken to move talks into action? What investment is required and where will this come from? What is the opportunity for Europe’s energy players?

Where geopolitics meets economics and energy. This panel brings together the regional and global leaders of industry and policy who are looking to drive forward gas production the Eastern Mediterranean.
Bosphorous Energy Club
Founder & Executive Chairman
Edison Egypt
12:10pm - 12:45pm
Russia and Europe: A relationship of mutual dependence
While the EU waits for the much spoken about wave of US LNG to land on European shores, not to mention gargantuan pipeline projects such as the Southern Gas Corridor, Russia continues to be the continent’s largest and lowest cost gas supplier. Simple economics suggest there will be a continuation of the status quo. However, as Europe moves towards a more diversified energy future the question remains: what is the Russian perspective on supply and demand across the continent and will the nation’s production companies seek to maintain market position or will we see a repeat of 2009-11 and a withdrawal of gas from market?

Hear perspectives from inside and outside of Russia on the future relationship between Europe and its biggest gas supplier.
Gazprom Export
Director General
Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board
12:45pm - 2:10pm
Networking Lunch Break
Session Two - Energy Innovations
2:10pm - 2:50pm
Gas for Transport: Mapping a road to cleaner air in Europe’s cities – Alt-Drive Technologies
Europe is pushing for cleaner air and an environmentally better future. One fifth of the EU’s total emissions of carbon dioxide are created by road transport. Transport remains the only major sector in the EU where greenhouse gas emissions are still rising. This situation presents a golden opportunity for gas. What support are policy makers giving this space? What are the infrastructure and investment requirements? What are the implications on demand growth? What shape will the sector take over the coming years?

This session will begin with a 10-minute case study which will then open to a panel discussion with audience Q&A.
Head of Sustainable Product Development
2:50pm - 3:30pm
The promise of LNG bunkering: absorbing LNG, reinvigorating terminals and a boon to investors?
The shipping sector is being pushed towards a cleaner future by both the European Union and the International Maritime Organisation. Over the past few months there has been a cascade of landmark achievements and world firsts in the space. But, pushing the hype and excitement to one side, what does the push for LNG as a maritime fuel mean for demand creation, pricing dynamics and infrastructure utilisation and requirements? How will proponents persuade investors that the future lies here rather than in fitting scrubbers at a far lower capital outlay? Will incomplete combustion and subsequent methane slip end the party before it has begun?

This session will begin with a 10-minute case study which will then open to a panel discussion with audience Q&A.
Enagás S.A.
3:30pm - 4:15pm
Networking Break
4:15pm - 5:45pm
Energy Innovation & Technology Roundtables - Meet the room in 90 minutes
COP-21 saw the world unite with the common goal of a cleaner and more stable energy future. The European Union’s Energy Strategies echo and reinforce that aim. The union of gas and renewables is clear to many – here we see first-hand the latest technologies and innovations that will make this future possible.

Each round table will be occupied by a speaker from a company at the leading edge of technological advancement in the energy space. Delegates will be given a designated starting table and then move every 15 minutes.
European Climate Foundation
5:45pm - 6:00pm
Close of Day One and Coaches to Drinks Reception
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Networking Drinks Reception
6:15pm - 6:20pm
City of Milan Mayor's Welcome Address
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Gala Dinner
End of Day 1
Conference Day Two
Session Three - Diversity of Supply?
9:00am - 9:05am
Organiser's Welcome
9:05am - 9:20am
Chairman's Opening Remarks & Recap
9:20am - 9:40am
European Gas and Power markets outlook: The key to short/mid-term price formation
The European gas market is an unpredictable and potentially turbulent place in 2017. Many questions remain unanswered. Production is down but so is consumption. With gas demand limited by a battle with alternative fuels, the race for dominance in Europe is a zero-sum-game. Will we see a race to the bottom as Russia goes head-to-head with legacy LNG exporters in the Middle East and Atlantic and the US new-boys? What new supply can we realistically expect to be added globally? How can we expect European prices to move? This presentation will seek to shed some light on this most uncertain and dynamic of situations.
9:40am - 10:00am
The rise of the spot trade: Asian LNG demand and the impact on global markets
As the US and Australia brings increasing quantities of LNG online, the expectation that traditional Asian importers would absorb this wave is, in some eyes, looking increasingly hopeful. New entrants onto the market and an uptick of Chinese and Indian imports are encouraging signs. Is there sufficient demand to deal with the coming supply growth and what will the impact be on European LNG prices. With over half of Europe’s regas capacity sitting idle, LNG pricing over the coming months and years will be critical.
Osaka Gas Co., Ltd
Executive Researcher
10:00am - 10:40am
The Energy Union and CESEC (Central and Eastern Europe Gas Connectivity)
What is the perceived level of success of the Energy Union so far? Do member states and industry feel supported or dictated to? Is CESEC the biggest success story of the Energy Union? What is required to maintain and accelerate the current levels of progress and development in the region?
Energy Community Secretariat
Deputy Director
EastWest Institute
Senior Fellow
E&A Law Limited
10:40am - 11:10am
Networking Break
11:10am - 11:50am
Pipedreams? What is the future for Europe’s competing pipelines.
Pipelines are ‘en vogue’ at present across Europe. Planning and construction is underway for a multitude of pipes across the continent. For governments and utilities planning gas import strategies over the coming years, key questions remain. As exporters across North Africa, The Levantine Basin, Eastern Europe and Russia seek to establish alternate routes to market, questions remain: Is there a need for so much new infrastructure? Which pipes will materialise and which projects seem a step too far?
Nord Stream 2 AG
Finance Director
Chief Project Director EUGAL
IGI Poseidon
11:50am - 12:30pm
Europe’s shifting LNG infrastructure landscape? Small/Mid-Scale in the West & New projects to the East?
Large quantities of Regasification infrastructure sit idle across Europe. Nonetheless, as part of a concerted effort to provide diversity and flexibility in gas supplies, multiple projects are seeking approval or moving ahead with construction. With most import terminals concentrated around Western Europe, Central & Eastern Europe appears to be the main hub for development. Can we expect this trend to continue and will the rapid developments in small/mid-scale LNG and break bulk capability further fuel the growth in LNG infrastructure across Europe?
Chief Strategy, Development & Marketing Officer
Head of Small Scale LNG
Gas Infrastructure Europe
GLE Vice-President and Board Member
European Investment Bank
Energy Economist
12:30pm - 1:00pm
The Financial Analyst’s Perspective – Where is the smart money?
European gas infrastructure is in dire need of investment and updating. The EU is taking steps to entice investors and de-risk projects through grants and incentives programs. However, you can take a horse to water but you cannot make it drink. What is the financiers’ perspective on European energy infrastructure? Will we see an influx of public and private money entering the sector, or will the EU have to shoulder more of the burden and get creative when it comes to paying for this infrastructure upgrade?

This onstage interview with a leading financial analyst will discuss the state of Europe’s energy and infrastructure and seek to identify the key opportunities for investment.
International Investors Group on Climate Change
Chief Executive
1:00pm - 2:15pm
Hosted Lunch Break
Session Four – Energy Scenarios – Public/Private Co-operation
International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers (GIIGNL)
UK Foreign Office
Former Special Representative for Climate Change
2:15pm - 3:30pm
National Policy Scenarios
After three days closely covering the key areas and driving factors of the European gas market, this session will look at a variety of energy policies adopted across Europe and will pull the main findings from the EAGC 2017 into a neat conclusion.

What are the successes and failures of each policy? How does one impact another? Can combinations of different approaches be applied to certain jurisdictions or are they mutually exclusive?

Each topic will have one speaker from the private sector and one policy maker.
1) The Coal & Renewables Anomaly
2) Higher Carbon Taxation
3) The Renewables Push
4) ‘All in’ on LNG?
International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers (GIIGNL)
UK Foreign Office
Former Special Representative for Climate Change
3:30pm - 3:45pm
Chairman’s lessons learned
The conference Chairman will recap on EAGC 2017, highlight the key issues and give delegates the opportunity to provide instant feedback on the conference.
EAGC 2017 Closes