In-line with recent years, EAGC 2017 begins with a specialist Traders’ Day.

This session will feature high level speakers with content designed for the trading community as well as the wider gas community who need to stay informed about the latest developments in trading. Interactivity and networking will be a key focus throughout the day.

You can also view the main conference programme here.

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Note that this is the programme is still provisional and subject to change. Access to Trader's day is included in the standard ticket price.

Day 1
Monday 6th
November 2017
Trader's Day
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Networking Lunch
1:30pm - 1:35pm
Organiser's Welcome
1:35pm - 1:45pm
Chair's Opening Remarks
1:45pm - 2:15pm
Opening Keynote Address
2:15pm - 3:15pm
The View from the Top
Senior executives select their top market developments of 2017 and give some insight into how this will impact their corporate strategy and the movement of the industry.

- What is happening with European gas storage? Was Winter 16/17 an anomaly or a sign of things to come?
- Going, going Groeningen? Falling European gas production and the knock-on effects on a shift from L-gas to H-Gas.
- Where is the anticipated glut of LNG on European shores? Surely it can help provide some much-needed flexibility?
- Surely the writing is on the wall for coal? What can we expect in the coal/gas relationship and will a big switch over come?
RWE Supply & Trading GmbH
Chief Commercial Officer (Origination & Gas Supply)
Cheniere Energy
Vice President LNG Strategy
Petronas Energy Trading
eni Shipping & Trading
Head of Trading
3:15pm - 4:05pm
The Trading Regulation Debate
“This house believes that EU regulation unfairly penalises banks’ trading arms while allowing smaller players to run rough-shod”

Speakers will be divided into two panels. One panel will argue for the motion; the other will argue against. The debate will be moderated by the chairman who will take an audience vote at the start and end to determine the results. The debate is designed to be a thinking exercise and will be conducted entirely under Chatham House Rules.
General Manager
4:05pm - 4:35pm
Networking Break
4:35pm - 5:05pm
Bankers, hedgers and portfolio players
Bankers, hedgers and portfolio players: The market has lost many of the speculative and financial players and trading arms have been downsized. Is there more liquidity in the make-up of the European gas trading landscape than in the market itself? What is the current lie of the land with regard to market participants and how can we expect this to change over the coming years?

- Where have all the banks gone? Are we seeing a great market exit from the traditional financial powerhouses?
- The new kids on the block? Is now the time of the hedge fund and algorithmic traders in gas and power markets?
- The age-old liquidity question: Is there enough and where will it come from?
Head of Italy and Southeast Region, European Gas & Power
5:05pm - 5:50pm
Trading meets Silicon Valley
“Imagine a world where you could streamline your operation and find cost-saving opportunities, while growing and moving your company forward and still allowing your traders to keep using WhatsApp to communicate with their clients!”

Radical advances in technological capability and a shake-up of the current order of things are not matters for the future, they are the here and now. This session will be a series of quick-fire pitches followed by Q&A, providing a closer look at the latest and greatest in ergonomic developments that promise simultaneous bottom and top line growth.

- Blockchain: What’s the point?
- Big Data driven research and analysis
- Machine Learning as an aid not a competitor
- Cost-effective compliance with the latest RegTech
Global Trading Portfolio Manager (Head of Blockchain for Global Trading)
5:50pm - 6:00pm
Chair's Closing Remarks
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Networking Drinks
Hosted by Société Générale
7:00pm - 8:00pm
VIP Speaker's Dinner & Delegate Welcome Dinner