16-17 October 2017
Budapest, Hungary


new market, new players, new opportunities


The Budapest LNG Summit is a niche event focused on the up and coming LNG  region of Central & Eastern Europe (CEE).

The purpose of the Summit is to create an exclusive, high-level forum for the region’s top leaders from 20 countries, enabling them to network, explore and consider the medium and long-term prospects for the LNG business in CEE.

The Summit’s main focus is to connect regional CEE demand with the international supply chain, while also sharing insights and perspectives from the sector as well as discussing the region’s key LNG-related issues.

Vice President, Global Gas, Shell

Roger Bounds

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Chief Economist, IEA

László Varró

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Secretary General, Gas Exporting Countries Forum

Dr. Seyed Mohammad Hossein Adeli

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CEO, MET International AG


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Senior Vice President, Tellurian

Tarek Souki

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Managing Director, LNG Croatia LLC

Goran Frančić

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Vice-President of the Management Board, Trade, PIGNiG

Maciej Woźniak

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Managing Director Natural Resources, ING

Ramon van den Dungen

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Minister of State for Energy

András Aradszki

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Former Minister, Mohajl Group, Qatar

H.E. Shaikh Mohamed A. Althani

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Vice President Strategy, Cheniere

Andrew Walker

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Session Topics

LNG: Transition to a Global Market

CEE: Assessing Regional Demand

Supply: Overview and Developments

V4 policy makers

Infrastructure, Facilities: Overview & Update

Investment, Financing: Prospects & Opportunities


Medium-term Gas Market Riport 2016
International Energy Agency

Medium-term Gas Market Riport 2016, International Energy Agency

Greater competition is coming to the European gas market. Oversupply in global LNG markets will lead to fierce competition, with flexible US and Qatari volumes set to fight hard to gain access to European customers. The global LNG export capacity is forecast to increase by 45% between 2015 and 2021.

Global Gas Outlook 2040
Gas Exporting Countries Forum, 2017

Global Gas Outlook 2040, Gas Exporting Countries Forum, 2017

By 2040 LNG carriers my be moving the equivalent of about 660 bcm per year, compared with just over 320 bcm in 2015. In other words, LNG trade will more, than double. Natural gas will be the largest contributor to the increase in total primary energy consumption.

Regional Center for Energy Policy Research
Budapest, 2017

Regional Center for Energy Policy Research, Budapest, 2017

In the current situation the southern LNG enrty point would be essential for the Central Eastern European countries. The latest decision of the European Commission regarding the financial support of the missing infrastructure developments will surely accelerate this process.

Shell LNG Outlook

Shell LNG Outlook, 2017

From 2020 to 2030 most new LNG demand growth will be driven by: policy, floating storage regasification units (FSRUs), replacing declining domestic gas production, small scale LNG and transport.

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The venue of the Budapest LNG Summit


The venue of the Budapest LNG Summit is the historical building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Built in 1825, even today it is still the most prestigious and important institution in Hungary’s academic sphere. The Academy of Sciences is situated in the downtown area of Budapest, on the Pest side of the Danube. Due to its central location, the Hungarian capital’s best hotels are within walking distance.

Address: MTA Budapest, Széchényi István tér 9.

Historical building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
The Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Book your room at special rate in Hotel Marriott Budapest,
only 10 minutes walk from the conference venue.

Summit Dinner Venue

The Summit Dinner will take place on the Spoon Boat Restaurant, which is one of Budapest’s best restaurants featuring a beautiful panoramic view of the Castle District. It is situated just a few minutes’ walk from the Budapest LNG Summit venue, and close to the city’s best hotels as well.

The Summit Dinner will be held on the 16th of October.

Spoon Boat Restaurant

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