CONFERENCE AGENDA 2021

6 December 2021

08.30

Arrival, coffee and registration

08.30 - 09.00

Welcome by the Host of the Budapest LNG Summit

09.00

Opening speech

09.00 - 09.15

Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary

09.15

Keynote speech

09.15 - 09.30

Overview of the global gas market

Yury Sentyurin, Secretary-General, Gas Exporting Countries Forum, Qatar

09.30

Keynote speech

09.30 - 09.45

Future of Gas and Gas Infrastructures in the EU – A Pathway to a Carbon Neutral 2050

Torben Brabo, President, Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE)

09.45

Main Sponsor’s welcome

09.45 - 10.00

Gergely Szabó, Regional Chairman, MET Central Europe

10.00

Keynote speech

10.00 - 10.15

The role of Bio LNG to decarbonise heavy-duty road transport

Christian Hoellinger, LNG Road Europe Manager, Shell

10.15

Networking Tea&Coffee

10.15 - 10.45

10.45

Panel Discussion

10.45 - 11.30

Development of strategic infrastructure for secure gas supply: LNG

Hrvoje Krhen, Managing Director, LNG Croatia
Arunas Molis, Klaipeda LNG Project Executive, AB Klaipėdos Nafta
Sławomir Sieradzki, Director of the Gas Market Development Division, GAZ-SYSTEM

Moderator

Claudia Patricolo, Editor-in-Chief, CEENERGYNEWS

11.30

Panel Discussion

11.30 - 12.15

Development of strategic infrastructure for secure gas supply: pipeline gas

Szabolcs I. Ferencz, Chairman-CEO, FGSZ Natural Gas Transmission Ltd.
Sergiy Makogon, CEO, Gas Transmission System Operator Of Ukraine LLC
Milan Sedláček, Head of EU Affairs and Strategy, Eustream, A.S. Slovakia

MODERATOR

András Jenei, President, KBA Central European Safety Training and Research Center

12.15

Keynote speech

12.15 - 12.30

The role of gas storage in ensuring security of supply

Ákos Kriston, CEO, Hungarian Gas Storage Ltd.

12.30

Networking Lunch

12.30 - 13.45

13.45

Keynote speech

13.45 - 14.00

Gas exchanges: insights and opportunities amid changing trends

Dániel Garai, CEO, CEEGEX Central Eastern European Gas Exchange

14.00

Keynote speech

14.00 - 14.15

The role of innovation in the energy transition

Philippe Ducom, President, ExxonMobil Europe

14.15

Energy Leaders Panel

14.15 - 15.00

International suppliers meet current European needs. Key accelerators, evolving business models and the role of gas in the green energy transition.

Vitaliy Baylarbayov, Deputy Vice-President, SOCAR
György Domokos Vargha, CEO, MET International AG
Attila Ságodi, Partner, Impact Advisory, Dentons
Fred H. Hutchison, President & CEO, LNG Allies, the US LNG Association
László Fritsch, CEO, MVM CEEnergy

Moderator

Claudia Patricolo, Editor-in-chief, CEENERGYNEWS

15.00

Networking Tea&Coffee

15.00 - 15.30

15.30

Keynote speech

15.30 - 15.45

The role of gas in the energy transition

Attila Steiner, State Secretary For The Development Of Circular Economy, Energy And Climate Policy, Ministry For Innovation And Technology, Hungary

15.45

V4 regional cooperation: the future of the North-South Gas Corridor

15.45 - 16.30

Dora Zombori, Ambassador-at-Large for Energy and Climate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary
Vaclav Bartuška, Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security of the Czech Republic
Juraj Sivacek, Ambassador at large for Energy Security, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Slovakia
Sławomir Sieradzki, Director of the Gas Market Development Division at GAZ-SYSTEM, Poland

Moderator:

Pál Ságvári, Vice President, Hungarian Energy And Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA)

16.30

Keynote speech

16.30 - 16.45

Potentials of Small&Mid-Scale LNG

Henrik Domanovszky, Board Member, Cryonex

Tansu Destanoglu, Board Member, Cryonex

16.45

Closing Remarks

16.45 - 17.00

19.00

Networking Party, Hotel Marriott Sky Lounge

19.00 - 22.00