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Conference Documentation: Gas Storage and Transmissions

The state of the European and UK Gas market is a story of two halves. Can the UK cope with the current pressures brought about with the winter summer spread, how we can become more flexible to meet the strains? Developments in Eastern Europe are a continued concern to the security of supply, and with Gazprom securing nearly all of Germany’s gas storage capacity what is in store for the future of Europe’s gas storage and transmissions industry? These are just some of the questions and discussions that will be had at SMi’s 9th annual Gas Storage and Transmission Conference, can you afford to miss out?

SMi’s 9th annual Gas Storage and Transmissions Conference will provide its delegates with an information packed agenda with representatives from across the industry giving a comprehensive overview of the market, looking at the current state of the European Gas market and security of supply, gas transmission and how gas storage will contribute to future demand, new commission regulations, the flexibility of the UK market, south stream plus more…….


Day 1
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Mike Madden, Managing Director, MJM Energy
9:10
Storage in Europe, recent developments and outlook to 2035
Geoffroy Hureau, General Secretary, CEDIGAZ
9:50
Internal Gas Market Framework - Update on the Network Codes
Jan Ingwersen, Business Area Manager, ENTSOG
10:20
Morning Coffee
10:40
The Reform of the EU Security of Supply framework - more markets, more interventions, more cooperation?
Oliver Koch, Deputy Head of Unit, Unit of Security of Supply, European Commission
11:20
The role of gas storage in the transition to a low carbon future
Hans-Age Nielsen, Gas Market Development, Energinet.dk
12:00
Networking Lunch
13:00
Can gas storage be made future-proof?
Daniel Urban, Manager Regulatory Affairs, RWE Gas Storage
13:30
US and European Storage Markets Comparison
Paul Bieniawski, CEO, Zechstein Energy Storage
14:00
Regulatory environment for the development of gas storage projects in CEE
Kostadin Sirleshtov, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
14:30
Infrastructure Planning & Politics
Paul Zyda, Principal Solicitor, Zyda Law
15:10
Afternoon Tea
15:40
The cancellation of the South Stream gas pipeline project: Consequences for Russian gas exports to Europe
Jack Sharples, Associate Professor, Dept. of Political Science and Sociology, European University of St Petersburg
16:20
Panel discussion- How can Europe develop and move forward as one?
Alan McFadden, Head of Gas Storage - Commercial , SSE Gas Storage
16:20
Panel discussion- How can Europe develop and move forward as one?
Michael Kohl, Managing Director , RWE Gasspeicher GmbH
16:20
Panel discussion- How can Europe develop and move forward as one?
Paul Bieniawski, CEO, Zechstein Energy Storage
17:20
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One
Mike Madden, Managing Director, MJM Energy
Day 2
8:30
Registration & Coffee
9:00
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Mike Madden, Managing Director, MJM Energy
9:10
The Dynamics of a Liberalised European Gas Market
Jonathan Stern, Chairman and a Senior Research Fellow, Natural Gas Research Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
9:50
Role of infrastructure in SEE supply security
Katya Zapletnyuk, Editor - European Gas Markets, I C I S
10:30
Morning Coffee
11:00
The Role of Gas Infrastructure in the Gas Market
Francisco De La Flor Garcia, Director Of Regulation, Enagas S A
11:40
Diversification, Market Opening & Integration – recent developments in East Baltic Region
Vytautas Ruolia, Commercial Director, Amber Grid
12:20
Developing Natural Gas Market in CEE Region
Piotr Kus, Director, Gas Transmission Operator GAZ-SYSTEM S.A.
13:00
Networking Lunch
14:00
Storage - Strategic Value in the Great Game
Nick White, Business Development Director, MJM Energy
15:00
Commercial Perspective on Storage Project Development
Andrew Stacy, Director, Stag Energy
15:40
Afternoon Tea
16:10
UK Gas Market - The growing need for flexibility & fast cycle gas storage
Keith Budinger, Chief Executive, Halite Energy Group
16:50
Developing the Gas Transmission System in an Uncertain World
Craig Dyke, Gas Network Development, National Grid Plc
17:30
Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two
Mike Madden, Managing Director, MJM Energy

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