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.
Péter Sztáray was appointed State Secretary for Security Policy in July 2018. Prior to this role, he served as Permanent Representative of Hungary to NATO in Brussels from 2013.
He started his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993 as Desk Officer for NATO and WEU. Between 1996-2000 he served as Political Officer at the Permanent Representation of Hungary to NATO. Mr. Sztáray was appointed Deputy Director of the Western Europe Department in 2000. In 2002 he became Director of the Department for the Americas. From 2002 to 2003 Mr. Sztáray was Head of the NATO Section, then he served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Hungary to NATO until 2007. He was appointed Deputy Director for Security Policy and Non-Proliferation Department in 2007 and he became Director of the Department in 2009. Mr. Sztáray served as Political Director, Deputy State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2010 to 2013.
In 1993 he graduated from the Faculty of Law of Eötvös Loránd University. Between 1993-1994 he studied at the Vienna Diplomatic Academy.
Barbara Dorić, PhD is the Managing Director of LNG Croatia, responsible for development of LNG Terminal in the Republic of Croatia. Prior to her appointment as a Managing Director of LNG Croatia two months ago, she was president of the Management Board at Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency, responsible for supervising oil and gas production activities and oil stocks in the Republic of Croatia. She has a rich experience in development and implementation of energy policies and strategy related to primary energy resources production, gas market, petroleum market and EU third energy package.
Prior to the Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency, she worked for the Centre for Monitoring Business Activities and Investments in the Energy Sector and A.T. Kearney, management consulting company, where she gained significant experience in energy practice in South East Europe.
She gained bachelor’s degree in economics at Webster University in Vienna, Austria in 2004, accomplished executive MBA studies at IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia in 2008 and gained PhD degree at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2017.
Mr. Varró has been appointed as Chief Economist of IEA in January 2016. He has worked at the IEA since 2011 as Head of Gas, Coal and Power Markets.
Mr. Varró started his economist career at the National Bank of Hungary and from 2000-2005 he served as the Director of Price and Economic Analysis of the Hungarian Energy Office.
Before joining IEA he has worked for MOL Group as Chief Economist and from 2008 as Director for Strategy Development.
Gergely Szabó has been leading MET Hungary since December 2014 and was appointed Regional Chairman of MET Central Europe from 1 January 2019, to manage the joint operation of MET subsidiaries in Croatia, Hungary and Slovakia.
MET Central Europe has more than 4000 long term partners in the industrial natural gas segment of the region.
In addition to his role of CEO of MET Hungary Ltd., Gergely Szabó is Chairman of the Board of Directors of E2 Hungary Ltd., the joint venture energy trading company established by Magyar Telekom and MET Holding.
Mr. Szabó joined the Gas Division of MOL Group in 2007. He was Executive Director of Origination and Structured Trading at MOL Energy Trade Ltd. between 2010 and 2011, then managed the Swiss subsidiary of MET Group as CEO at MET International between 2011 and 2014.
After obtaining a master’s degree in Private and Corporate Law, he held several positions in Government and in international organizations (NATO, International Energy Agency). Subsequently Marcel spent his entire career in international energy companies on different continents.
Over the past 15 years, he held a range of senior executive positions in the international gas industry and he has an extensive personal executive network in this field.
He currently works internationally as an independent consultant, company director and advisory board member on strategy, policy and project management in the field of energy and infrastructure.
He is also President of the Energy Delta Institute, an international energy business school, which supports the development of young executives through a wide range of industry courses and networking events.
Marcel Kramer is a frequent public speaker on energy topics and lectures in several executive education programs associated with universities in Europe and Russia. He is an active longstanding member of the Council of the International Gas Union (IGU), for which he also reports to the IGU President as ‘Regional Coordinator’ for Russia, the Black Sea region and the Caspian.
Yury P. Sentyurin is the Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, GECF. Prior to joining the GECF, he was State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation. He also served as State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Education and Science; Deputy Head of Committee on Energy, Transport and Communications of the State Duma; First Deputy Governor of the Nizhegorodsky Region and Head, Department of the Ministry on Antimonopoly Policy and Business Support
Dr. Sentyurin was also Co-chair of several intergovernmental Commissions between the Russian Federation and Bolivia, Afghanistan and Congo respectively, and also Chief negotiator on cooperation in gas and oil, with India, Pakistan, Singapore, Brazil, Venezuela, Vietnam, Cuba, Syria, and South Africa.
A recipient of several Awards including the Gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation, First Class Medal of the Order of Merit for the Motherlands, Dr. Sentyurin who speaks Russian, English, French and Farsi, has a Ph. D. in Political Science, Master’s degree in Law and another Master’s degree in Economics.
Dr. Anita Orban joined Tellurian LNG as Vice President for International Affairs in 2017. Previously she worked as Chief Advisor for Cheniere Marketing Ltd. Between 2010 and 2015 she served as Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security of Hungary. Previously she was the Director of Constellation Energy Institute, a think tank facilitating cooperation in the Central Eastern European energy sector. She is the author of the book Power, Energy and the New Russian Imperialism (CT: Praeger, 2008). Between 2005 and 2008 she served as the Executive Vice President of the Budapest-based International Centre for Democratic Transition (ICDT). In 2004-05 she was editor of the ’World’ section of the Hungarian political weekly Heti Valasz where she also ran a monthly op-ed column on international issues for six years.
She earned her PhD degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston in 2007. She holds a Master Degree in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School and a Master in History from Tufts University. She earned her Bachelor degree in economics from the University of Economic Sciences in Budapest in 1997.
Alla is a lead LNG Originator with considerable experience of the entire LNG value chain, specialising in negotiations of LNG sale and purchase agreements and Greenfield LNG to Power Projects. Currently part of BP’s Integrated Supply and Trading business based in London with responsibility for LNG Origination in Europe and North Africa and leading negotiations of long term LNG sale purchase agreements for a greenfield project in South America. Since joining the LNG business in 2006 with BP, Alla has gained extensive experience in negotiating and closing complex LNG trading transactions involving key terms agreements, heads of agreements, sale and purchase agreements and direct agreements for project financing as well as the development of innovative commercial strategies and pricing structures. Alla graduated from the Moscow State University and later Judge Institute in Cambridge.
Mr. Gyetvay worked in various capacities at a number of independent oil and gas companies in the United States where he specialized in financial and economic analysis for both upstream and downstream segments of the petroleum industry, as well as a former partner in PWC’s Petroleum practice based in Moscow from 1995 to 2003.
From 2003 to 2014, Mr. Gyetvay was a member of NOVATEK’s Board of Directors and served as the Chairman on the Strategy and Investment Committee. Since July 2010, he became Deputy Chairman of NOVATEK’s Management Board. He has been consistently recognized by Investor Relations Magazine as one of the best CFO’s in Russia and the CIS by winning numerous awards and accolades, and was recognized twice by Institutional Investor magazine as one of the Top Five CFO’s in Europe’s Oil and Gas sector. Mr. Gyetvay was recently the recipient of the Finance Monthly 2015 and 2016 “Best CFO – Russia” and “Game Changer Award – Russia ” 2017.
Michał is a member of the Warsaw Energy and Natural Resources Practice Team. Michał specializes in particular in issues relating to the development of the EU’s internal market in electricity and gas and the implementation of the Second and Third EU Energy Package in Poland.
He advises in complex cases including investment and M&A projects in generation and transmission infrastructure (FIDIC standard and tailored EPC contracts), both within and outside the EU, grid access and operation, and market strategies with regulatory components. He develops models for trading in energy commodities on regulated markets and in cross-border transactions.
He has advised and represented energy sector enterprises before the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Commission, Agency for Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER), national regulatory authorities in Poland (URE), Austria (E-Control) and the Czech Republic (ERU). He is often involved as expert advisor in dispute avoidance and dispute resolution cases including arbitration.
Péter Kaderjak was appointed Minister of State for Energy and Climate Policy in May, 2018. Presviously he served as a Director of the Regional Center for Energy Policy Research at the Corvinus University of Budapest. He received his MSc in economics from the Budapest University of Economic Sciences in 1987. In 1998 he was appointed as Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Economic Affairs and started to work on the liberalisation of the electricity and gas sectors in Hungary. In January 2000 he became the President of the Hungarian Energy Office, the national energy regulator. Between 2000 and 2004 he also served as the Chairman of the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA), an association of energy regulatory institutions of countries from Central and Eastern Europe, the CIS and South East Europe. Since 2004 he has been serving as Training Director for ERRA’s in-house energy regulatory trainings. He is also directing a postgraduate program in Energy Economics at Corvinus University since 2010. He is research partner in the “European Energy Institute” at University of Leuven and a regular lecturer at the Florence School of Regulation. He has directed several recent research efforts with regional relevance. In 2011 he was appointed as alternate member of ACER’s (Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators) Board of Appeal.
Hotel Marriott Budapest is the venue of the Budapest LNG Summit 2019.
The luxury hotel on the banks of the Danube River with the most beautiful view to the city.
Spoon Boat Restaurant is the venue of the Summit Dinner.
Only few steps from Hotel Marriott Budapest, the Spoon Boat Restaurant has a breathtaking view to Buda Hills, to the Royal Castle and to the most beautiful bridges of the city.