Budapest LNG Summit

The Budapest LNG Summit is focusing on the up-and-coming LNG region of Central & Eastern Europe, connecting regional demand with the international supply chain. The first Budapest LNG Summit was organized in 2017, since then the conference has become a well-established meeting point for major stakeholders of the regional and global LNG and gas market to discuss the key LNG-related developments in the region and beyond.

The 5th Budapest LNG Summit will be organised on 9 April 2024 in Hotel Marriott Budapest under the auspices of H.E. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary.


  • Lessons learnt this winter season and how to go forward;
  • Major trends of the global and regional gas and LNG market in the current geopolitical context;
  • Special position of Central and South Eastern Europe in the new supply landscape;
  • The role of LNG in energy security, flexibility of supply and competitiveness;
  • Major infrastructure developments, status of the Vertical Corridor;
  • Gas supplies to Europe: pricing and trading strategies;
  • Pipeline gas vs. LNG: what makes LNG competitive compared to other alternatives?
  • Challenges of the EU regulation on methane emissions reduction
  • Evolving LNG business models & financing
  • What does the trader need? Flexible planning and market volatility
  • LNG in transport: The bridging fuel
  • Small Scale LNG: A forthcoming market
  • Low carbon LNG and its contribution to decarbonization efforts
  • How does the emerging hydrogen economy impact LNG?


Péter Szijjártó

Minister Of Foreign Affairs And Trade, Hungary

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H.E. Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Main Patron of the Budapest LNG Summit

Jefferson Edwards

Vice President, Shell Energy

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Gergely Szabó

Regional Chairman, MET Central Europe

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Dr. Vitaliy Baylarbayov

Deputy Vice-President, SOCAR

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Konstantinos Sifnaios

Vice President & Managing Director, Gastrade S.A.

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Teodora Georgieva

Executive officer and Board Member, ICGB AD, Interconnector Greece Bulgaria

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Lászlo Fritsch


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Franck Neel

Member of the Executive Board, OMV Petrom

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Szabolcs I Ferencz

Chairman-CEO of FGSZ Natural Gas Transmission Ltd.

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Sotirios Bravos

Chief Officer, Commercial Services, DESFA

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Danijela Šimović

Director of the Commercial and Financial Affairs Sector, LNG Croatia

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Mario Matković

CEO, MET Croatia Energy Trade Ltd.

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Kiril Ravnachki

Member of the Management Board, Bulgartransgaz

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Ion Sterian

Director General, Transgaz

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Pawel Stanczak

Advisor at Representation in the EU, LLC Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine

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Veselin Sinabov

Director of Natural Gas Trading Directorate and Member of the Board of Directors, Bulgargaz EAD

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Viktória dr. Mészáros Kardosné

Manager of the Green Transition Office, FGSZ Natural Gas Transmission Ltd.

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Eszter Szekeres

Executive Director of Wholesale&Portfolio Optimization, MET Central Europe

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Gökhan Soruş

Board Member and Gas Group Leader, PETFORM

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Anett Csontos-Tóth

Head of EU Regulatory Affairs, MOL Group

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Mykola Kolisnyk

Deputy Minister of Energy of Ukraine

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György Berze

CEO, HEXUM Földgáz Zrt.

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Rastislav Ňukovič


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Mónika Zsigri

Head of Unit, DG ENER Task Force European Commission

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Vladimir Malinov

CEO, Executive Member of the Management Board, Bulgartransgaz

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Gergely Molnár

Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency (IEA)

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Maria Olczak

Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

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Zoltán Rahóty

Director of Structured Gas Trading, LNG and Upstream, MVM CEEnergy

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Tamás Pletser

EMEA Oil & Gas Analyst, Erste Group

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Claudia Patricolo

Editor-in-chief, CEENERGYNEWS

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Buy your ticket for the Budapest LNG Summit to access all sessions and panel discussions of the conference. Join the LNG and gas community of the region and take the opportunity to gain insight from experts who shape the future of the business. Meet the major stakeholder of the LNG and natural gas industry, LNG ports and terminal operators, gas infrastructure developers and high-level policymakers.

You should participate in the Budapest LNG Summit if:

  • you want to grow your professional network and strengthen your existing business relationships
  • you want to learn about the current LNG and gas related projects and technologies and get first-hand information from policymakers, business leaders and innovators
  • you want to find partners, investors, or new clients

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About the organiser

White Paper Consulting (WPC) is a team of professionals with solid experience in the organisation of business events in the energy sector. WPC is the organiser of the leading energy summits in Central and Eastern Europe since 7 years with well-established brands like the Budapest Energy Summit, the Budapest LNG Summit, the Budapest Hydrogen Summit and the Budapest Climate Summit. Out events are ideally placed to take a prominent role in connecting policymakers and the business ecosystem by providing a unique platform to discuss the driving trends of the energy industry.

Our portfolio includes CEENERGYNEWS, the leading English-language online portal that delivers up-to-date news and analysis across the energy agenda in 20+ countries in Central and South-Eastern Europe.


The venue of the event is the Hotel Marriott Budapest, located in the heart of Hungary’s capital, along the banks of the Danube River and near Budapest’s most treasured landmarks, from the Chain Bridge to Buda Castle.

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