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Argus Latin America LNG Summit

The 2nd Argus Latin America LNG Summit brings together an international mix of over 175 LNG traders, producers, importers and government authorities to discuss updates and developments in the Latin American market. Join us as leading industry participants share regional and international case studies, hold interactive panel discussions and provide deep analysis of Latin American and global LNG supply and demand trends.

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Information New for 2017: Argus Brazilian LNG Workshop - a half-day workshop to help you plan your business and discuss the issues facing the LNG sector in 2017 and beyond!

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Chikako Ishiguro, Senior Analyst, Osaka Gas
  • Anas Pradipta, Senior LNG & LPG Analyst, SKK Migas
  • TBD, Nigeria LNG
  • Alvaro Tupiassu, Natural Gas and LNG Trading - General Manager, Petrobras
  • David Small, Senator, Parliament of Trinidad e Tobago
  • Gonzalo de Arteaga, Senior Gas Shipping Analyst, Fearnleys
  • Edgard Ramirez, General Manager LNG,  Latin America Energy
  • Matheus Amorim Senior VP Business Development, Engie
  • Clara Bowman, General Manager, AME Chile
  • Eduardo Maranhão, CEO, CELSE
  • Gregory Pilkiton, Commercial Director, LNG Limited
  • Sylvie D'Apote, Managing Partner, Prysma E&T Consultores Associados
  • Ieda Gomes, Director, Energix Strategy Ltd
  • Trevor Sikorski, Head of Natural Gas, Coal and Carbon Research, Energy Aspects
  • Hal Miller, Chairman, Galway Group
  • Ajay Batra, LNG Vice President, Redwood Markets
  • Philippe Berterottière, CEO, GTT
  • Melissa Mathias, Regulatory Expert, ANP
  • Matthew Monteverde, VP Commodity Markets, Argus
  • David Jetter, Partner, Baker Botts
  • Giovani Machado, Superintendent, EPE

Key Reasons to Attend

  • Learn: Tackle industry challenges related to infrastructure, policy and investment with insight from active market participants to help you thrive in 2017 and beyond
  • Discover: Outlook on Latin America’s supply and demand, trading flows and analysis of emerging pricing hubs that will impact the gas market globally
  • Explore: Ground-breaking technology and equipment showcasing innovative products and services in the exhibition area
  • Meet: Members of the government, suppliers and importers of LNG, natural gas end-users, LNG shipowners, technology providers, financial institutions

Discussion topics:
    • Where does Latin American LNG fit into the global portfolio of international oil companies?
    • Changes in LNG trading flows – where are the emerging Latin America LNG hubs?
    • What is the expectation around Brazil’s production and will this impact LNG imports?
    • New LNG price trends that will shape the future of the industry
    • How is Petrobras preparing to face more competition on the LNG import front?
    • Latin American panel: What are the latest LNG developments in terms of regulation, investment, supply and demand at a country level? 
    • Regulatory issues at play in regional power markets
    • and many others!

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Registration Pricing

Pre-Registration (until January 6th)
Early Registration (until February 17th) $1,395
Standard Registration

Additional Bookable Items:

Pre-conference workshop:

Global Scenarios and Opportunities for the Brazilian Industry - What are the requirements of LNG for power in Brazil vis a vis LNG supply characteristics and contracts?

March 15, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

$595 (non-conference attendees)

$395 (conference attendees)

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Fees include participation in all sessions, conference luncheon/reception, coffee breaks, continental breakfast and one set of conference documentation per person. Travel, accommodation and pre-conference workshop costs are not included.

Terms and Conditions

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Antitrust Compliance Reminder

Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of the Argus Latin America LNG Summit is to provide a high-level update on changes taking place in the LNG market including supply and demand fundamentals, Latin American infrastructure dynamics as well as understanding the complexities of global trade flows. The conference sessions will follow the agenda as circulated.

Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of  information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately, and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws.

Hotel Accommodation and Visa Application

Delegates are responsible for their hotel, travel and visa arrangements. Event room rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


The organizers will not accept liability for non-approval of visas, individual transport de­lays and transport disruption. In such circumstances, our normal cancellation rules and penalties apply. Where matters beyond the reasonable control of the organizers impair or prevent the organizers from being able to perform any activities relating to this event, each delegate releases the organizers from any liability, relating to such events.

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Wednesday, March 15 2017
14:00 - 15:20 Session 1: The Brazilian Natural Gas Market

  • Supply and Demand Trends: What are the main drivers for natural gas demand in Brazil? How much domestic production is expected to grow? What are the issues regarding reinjection and CO2 in the Pre-salt. Can Bolivia continue to export current volumes to Brazil? Under which conditions will the Bolivia-Brazil new export contract(s) be renegotiated?
  • Who is who in Brazilian gas: Suppliers, consumers, transportation and distribution providers, traders, regulators and policy makers. The changing landscape with Petrobras divestment program: how far and how fast will the industry change?
  • Regulation: Expectations for the implementation of the Ministry of Mines and Energy's program Gas for Growth (“Gas para Crescer”).
  • Prices and Competitiveness: Gas price competitiveness in a low oil price environment. Can domestic gas compete with imported gas?

Sylvie D'Apote, Managing Partner, Prysma E&T Consultores Associados

 15:20 - 15:40
 Networking Break
 15:40 - 17:00

 Session 2: Opportunities and Barries for LNG Imports

  • Supply and Demand Outlook: Will LNG demand in Brazil pick up again post 2017? What are the main drivers and projects? Will Petrobras continue to play a key role in supplying LNG to the Brazilian market? Who are the future LNG buyers? What supplies will be available for Brazilian projects in the short and long term?
  • Regulatory Framework and Fiscal Issues: Affecting the Implementation of LNG Projects in Brazil: Overview of what is affecting implementation of LNG projects in Brazil terminals, imports, sales of regasified LNG, legal bottlenecks and expectations regarding the implementation of the “Gas para Crescer”.
  • The Role of the Power Sector as an Anchor for LNG Importation: Interface gas and power sectors, issues impacting gas/LNG swaps, flexible dispatch versus long-term contracts, pricing, and the need for a secondary gas market.
Ieda Gomes, Director, Energix Strategy Ltd
 17:00 - 19:00
 Evening Reception

*This pre-conference workshop will provide an in-depth analysis for market participants to understand the business opportunities in Brazil. Seminar fee for conference delegates is $395. Register now.

Please contact if you have any other questions about the workshop.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
13:00 -14:00 Workshop Registration Opens
14:00  - 17:00 Workshop: Global Scenarios and Opportunities for the Brazilian Industry

What are the requirements of LNG for power in Brazil vis a vis LNG supply characteristics and contracts?

Ieda Gomes, Director, Energix Strategy Ltd
Sylvie D’Apote, Managing Partner, Prysma E&T Consultores Associados

16:00 - 17:00 General Registration Opens
17:00 - 19:00 Opening Cocktail Reception
Network with senior-level traders and marketers at this must-attend evening cocktail!
Thursday, March 16, 2017
07:30 - 09:00

Registration and Breakfast

09:00 - 09:30

Keynote Session: Global Market Outlook for Gas and LNG

Marc Ruehs, Senior Account Manager - Latin America, Shell

09:30 - 10:45

Session 1: LNG Around the World

An analysis of trends in the global LNG industry, including the impact of shale gas and other factors.

  • LNG market outlook: How long will the current oversupplied market continue and what will it take to change it?  Are the early 2020s the best estimate for when demand will pick up? What markets are likely to have the strongest demand in the coming years? Will demand continue to be lackluster in traditional Asian markets? What is the impact of nuclear power outlook in Japan and Korea? How will pipeline gas projects impact the LNG market?
  • North America LNG export projects: How many projects will make an FID? Which are the most likely to materialize in the expected “second wave” of US LNG projects? Are US initiatives the cheapest and the best positioned in the continually changing market? How much LNG is being built in the US and how quickly will it come online? Will the introduction of Henry Hub-linked LNG change global dynamics? How do Canadian projects differ from the US ones?
  • Falling oil prices and LNG: How important are oil prices to the LNG market? How does the global LNG market interact with local pipeline gas markets? What do regional gas market fundamentals mean to global LNG prices? Will US LNG kick-start an Atlantic basin spot market?

Trevor Sikorski, Head of Natural Gas, Coal and Carbon Research, Energy Aspects
Gregory Pilkinton, Commercial Director, Magnolia LNG
Matthew Monteverde,
VP Commodity Markets, Argus Media

10:45 - 11:15 Networking Break and Morning Refreshments
11:15 - 12:15

Session 2: The Future of LNG 

What role will LNG play in Latin America's future fuel energy mix?

  • Meeting Latin America’s energy demand in a sustainable way: why could LNG be vital to Latin America’s energy mix.
  • Technology: An overview on the floating regas technology and what value innovation brings to the LNG containment systems and smart onboard monitoring tools. Can new technology unlock stranded reserves or offer importers new routes to market? What are the new opportunities in the market?

Matheus Amorim, Senior VP Business Development, Engie
Philippe Berterottière, CEO, GTT

12:15 - 13:15

Session 3: Exports Panel Discussion 

An interactive discussion with representatives of key producing regions on LNG markets and Latin America’s place in the global outlook. 

Which new projects remain viable in the current pricing scenario? Are small-scale and floating LNG projects still a viable approach to sustain global supply? What will be the impact of a prolonged break in new project investments? Does Asia-Pacific liquefaction capacity have a role to play in supplying Latin America? Will we see a race to monetize gas reserves? How much US LNG might come to Latin America?

Anas Pradipta,  Senior LNG & LPG Analyst, SKK Migas (Indonesia)
TBDNigeria LNG (Nigeria)
David Small, Senator,  Parliament of Trinidad e Tobago (Trinidad & Tobago)
Edgard Ramirez, General Manager LNG,  Latin America Energy (Peru)
Gregory Pilkinton, Commercial Director, Magnolia LNG (US)
Ajay Batra
, Sr Vice President, Redwood Markets LLC 

13:15 - 15:15


15:15 - 17:00


Session 4: Brazil

Lower prices, major changes in gas regulations and the current political scenario have changed the way Brazil must do business. An overview on what is yet to come.

  • Petrobras: How will the presence of new players in LNG regasification capacity impact the future of LNG in Brazil?
  • Government input: Brasilia wants to adjust requirements for gas-based projects to participate in government-sponsored power auctions. A challenging requirement for project developers to sign long-term gas supply contracts for the duration of power purchase agreements (PPAs) is under review. What are the expectations concerning domestic production and how will that impact LNG imports?
  • Regulatory framework: What are the incentives that ANP will use to keep foreign investors attracted to the Brazilian natural gas market? What are the new power-auction regulations?
  • Opportunities for new players in Brazil: How are new market participants adapting to the low-price LNG market environment?

Alvaro Tupiassu, Natural Gas and LNG Trading - General Manager, Petrobras
Giovani Machado
, Superintendent, EPE
Melissa Mathias
, Regulatory Expert, ANP
Eduardo Maranhão, CEO, CELSE

 17:00 - 19:00
 Evening Reception


Friday, March 17, 2017
07:30 - 09:00  Registration and Breakfast 
09:00 - 10:00 Session 5: Imports Panel Discussion

An interactive discussion with representatives of key importing countries/regions about future demand and how Latin America might have an impact on them. 

Chikako Ishiguro, Senior Analyst, Osaka Gas (Japan)
Sylvie D’Apote, Consultant, Prysma E&T Consultores Associados (Brazil and Argentina)

10:00 - 11:15

Session 6: Exploring the Major Markets of Spanish-Speaking Latin America

An analysis of the latest LNG supply, demand, regulation and investment developments elsewhere in the region?

  •  Buyers and sellers: Trinidad and Tobago, Chile and Peru will present and discuss their supply-demand balance, investments and projects that are important in the region. Will emerging LNG markets be able to compete with traditional markets for new supplies?

David SmallSenator, Trinidad & Tobago
Edgard Ramirez, General Manager LNG, Latin America Energy (Peru)

11:15 - 11:45

Networking Break and Morning Refreshments

11:45 - 12:45

Session 7: Contracts and New Developments

  • New importing players and contracting strategy: What challenges have new players had to face? What are the dynamics of emerging consumers and how does that compare to the needs of traditional buyers? How has the emergence of new consumers impacted LNG trading flows? What are the latest changes in business models? Have lower oil prices and weaker LNG demand changed the way long-term contracts are negotiated?
  • Structuring a successful LNG-to-power project: What does it take to structure a successful and financeable LNG-to-power project?  What trade-offs are required between the LNG supplier, power producer and power purchasers?  What types of solutions are necessary to obtain project financing under the current lending environment?
  • Shipping: How will the new builds impact freight rates? What are the opportunities for LNG shipbuilding?

Hal Miller, Chairman, Galway Group
David Jetter, Partner, Baker Botts
Gonzalo de Arteaga, Senior Gas Shipping Analyst, Fearnleys

 *Program subject to change

Who attended the conference in 2016?

Shell • Petrobras • Total • Repsol • Cheniere • Engie (GDF Suez) • BG Brasil • BG Singapore • Nigeria LNG • Osaka Gas UK, Ltd. • JERA Co.,Inc. • Rosneft Brasil E&P • Chubu US Gas Trading LLC • ANP • Ministério de Minas e Energia • ENAP - Empresa Nacional Del Petroleo • Unión Fenosa Internacional, S.A. • Egyptian LNG • Gas Natural Fenosa • Galway Group • GNL Mejillones • SC Klaipedos Nafta • Braskem • Mitsui & CO. (Brasil) S.A. • CEGAS - Companhia de Gás do Ceará • Copergas • Comgás • Abegás • Compagas - Companhia Paranaense de Gás • COPEL • UEG Araucária Ltda. • Texas LNG • Mitsubishi International Corporation • TOSHIBA • OAO Gazprom do Brasil • EPE • International Enterprise Singapore Trade Office (IE Singapore) • Karbonsan • Excelerate Energy • World Bank Group • Deloitte • Archer • EDF • Innovation Norway • Porto Central • SEDEIS • Cargill Inc. • UBE Latin America Serviços LTDA • Intertek do Brasil Inspeções Ltda. • Interfax Global Energy Services • Prumo Logistica • JP Morgan • FGV Energia • TBG • GlobalView • Queiroz Galvao • PEGAS Consultoria em Energia • Eletricidade do Brasil – EBRASIL • Altenesol, LLC • Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia SA • EDP Comercialização e Serviços de Energia Ltda. • Momentum Energia Ltda • Iino Lines (USA) Inc. • American Consulate • Business France • Escritório Comercial da Rússia no Rio de Janeiro • Trench, Rossi e Watannabe Advogados • JMJ Associates • Black & Veatch • CMS Cameron Mckenna LLP • White & Case • Brasil Energia • E-Positiva • ABRAGET • TN Petroleo

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