The European Gas Conference (EGC) is the most important, geopolitical discussion in the midstream gas calendar. With Europe’s main supplier, Gazprom and hosts OMV supporting the gathering, this is the only platform which brings the most senior decision-makers from Western and Eastern European markets.
We have now begun the important steps to make our 2021 edition the best yet and released our EGC Advisory Board Report available for download. Next year, we expect key issues such as the acceleration towards a decarbonised Europe through blue and green hydrogen, the growing competitiveness of LNG, as well as the fallout from COVID-19 to all play a significant role. If you would like to be part of EGC 2021 or get the latest updates, please do not hesitate to register your interest or contact one of the team.
Advisory Board Report
EGC had its first ever Virtual Advisory Board Meeting on the 2nd of July 2020.
Topics included the recovery after COVID-19, the pressures on buyers and the need for increased flexibility, decarbonisation technologies and much more.
Chief Commercial Officer, RWE Supply & Trading
Vice President Strategy, Cheniere Marketing
Managing Consultant, Gas Strategies
Chair, Natural Gas Programme, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Managing Director, Blackrock
Head of Origination, BP
EVP, Business Unit, Gas, Eni
Managing Director, AIK Energy
Partner, Watson Farley and Williams
Head of Regulatory Affairs, Gas, OMV
Partner, McKinsey & Company
Distinguished Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Managing Director, Energy, Société Générale
Executive Vice President, Business Development, Snam
CFO & Deputy Chairman, Novatek
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Managing Director, Gasunie Deutschland
Vice President,Marketing and Trading Natural Gas, Equinor
Key Take-aways from 2020
At last year’s European Gas Conference, the industry was set to discuss the profound implications of a failed transit agreement between Naftogaz and Gazprom. However, with the welcomed news that a consensus was reached a few weeks earlier this allowed attendees to focus on the role of gas in the energy transition.
Alongside the European Commission, Gazprom, the IEA, and multiple financiers including Blackrock, we explored gas’ potential alongside renewables to provide a carbon-neutral Europe by 2050. It was noted that whilst there is societal pressure on fossil fuels, gas is still viewed as having an essential role in transitioning towards a sustainable, clean future.
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2020 at a Glance
“EGC has evolved towards one of the leading conferences in Europe. Key is the professionalism of the organizing team. Respect!”
“EGC is one of the most important energy events which I include in my diary as it is extremely well organised, business like and where
one can meet the top players from many countries
“The conference has a great collection of speakers, a packed schedule on the most important topics facing the industry and leaves
enough time for networking. The dinner at the palace was the cherry on the cake”
“Even in a difficult year for the industry, this year’s EGC managed to surpass expectations”
“This years EGC was really exciting with the green deal being the dominant factor. Thanks for organizing it!”