Argus Latin America LNG Summit
The Argus Latin America LNG Summit returns to Rio de Janeiro, May 21-22, 2018!
This annual event brings together an international mix of over 140 LNG traders, producers, importers and government representatives to discuss updates and developments in the Latin American market.
Don't miss the 3rd Latin America LNG Summit, part of Argus Latin America Week! Reserve your place in more than one conference and get 30% off!
Register now and get the chance to network with hundreds of industry players!
- Rafael Segovia, Commercial Manager & NBD, Shell Peru
- Emmanuel Delfosse, Chief Infrastructures and Gas Value Chain Officer, Engie
- José Luiz Andrade da Silva, Manager of Support and Studies for Commercialization, Petrobras
- Akira Miyamoto, Executive Researcher, Osaka Gas
- Symone Araujo, Natural Gas Department Manager, MME
- Carolina Bunting, LNG Senior Account Manager - Latin America, Shell
- Antonio Barbalho, Practice Manager, Latin America, World Bank
- Fred Hutchison, Executive Director, LNG Allies
- Claudio H. Steuer, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
- Kenna Bravo, LNG & Gas Market Analyst, Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)
- Ramesh Nair, Director - LNG Commercialization Solutions Dept., Wison Offshore & Marine Limited – China
- Roberto Castro, Member of the Administration Board, CCEE
- Gonzalo Ramirez, LNG Business Development Manager, Wartsila
- Michael DuBose, VP Strategy, Tellurian Investments
- Michelle Duarte, Chief of Energy Department, Mitsubishi
- Tatiana Preta, Director - Project Finance, MUFG Union Bank
- Bart Lavent, Managing Director, Exmar
- Vera Gyarfas, Partner, King & Spalding
- Matthew Monteverde, VP Commodity Markets, Argus
Key reasons to attend the Argus Latin America LNG Summit
- Examine: Infrastructure, policy and investment challenges with insight from active LNG market participants to help you thrive in 2018 and beyond
- Discover: Latin America’s supply and demand outlook, trading flows and 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
See the complete photo gallery from the 2017 event
Companies that attend include:
Abraget · Amcham Rio · AME Chile · American Consulate · ANP · Argo Transmissão de Energia S/A · Baker Botts · Bloomberg News · Brasil Energia · Braskem · CEG · CELSE · Chart Industries · Comgás · Companhia de Gás do Pará · CRYOCAN · EDP Comercialização e Serviços de Energia Ltda. · Energy Aspects · ENESTAS · ENGIE · EPE · E-Positiva · Excelerate Energy · Fearnleys · FGV Energia · Forman Consultoria · Galway Group, LP · Gazprom · Glander International Bunkering · Golar Power Latam · GTT North America · Honeywell UOP · IEA · Iino Lines (USA) Inc. · Interfax Global Energy Services · Intertek do Brasil Inspeçoes Ltda. · Latin Energy · LNG Limited · Magnolia LNG · Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados · Mitsubishi · Mitsui & Co. (Brasil) S.A. · Nigeria LNG · Norton Rose Fulbright · NXT Energy Solutions · Okra Energy · Osaka Gas · Parliament of Trinidad e Tobago · Petrobras · PetroRio · Porto Central · Prime Energy Comercializadora · Prysma E&T Consultores Associados · Redwood Markets · Rosneft Brasil E&P · SB Tradars · Sempra LNG & Midstream LLC · Shell · Siemens Ltda. · SK E&S CO LTD · SKK Migas · Techint · TN Petroleo · Toshiba · Total S.A. · UFRJ · Unión Fenosa Internacional, S.A. · US Consulate Rio de Janeiro · US Department of State
|Pre-Registration (Until March 16th)
|Early Registration (March 17th-April 20th)
|Standard Registration (After April 21st)
Reserve your place in more than one conference of Latin America Week and get 30% off!
For group rates, payments with nota fiscal and multiple-event discounts contact us at email@example.com
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
View the conference booking terms and conditions here.
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.
Monday, May 21, 2018
|07:30 - 09:00
Registration and Breakfast
|09:00 - 09:30
|09:30 - 11:00
||Session 1: Global LNG Market Scenario
- Overview of global LNG supply and demand: How long will the current oversupply last? Where will demand mostly come from? Where are the new trading flows emerging and why?
- Geopolitics: How is the dispute between Saudi Arabia and Qatar shaping the international LNG markets?
- The future global energy mix: How is LNG positioning itself as an environment-friendly fuel? Can the COP21 deal boost LNG-to-power projects? Will LNG be overshadowed by renewables?
Claudio H. Steuer, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
Emmanuel Delfosse, Chief Infrastructures and Gas Value Chain Officer, Engie
Antonio Barbalho, Practice Manager, Latin America, World Bank
|11:00 - 11:30
||Networking Break and Morning Refreshments
|11:30 - 12:30
||Session 2: New production, Chinese demand and prices
How does increased demand for gas in China affect the global supply and demand balance, and what does this mean for global gas prices? Is there still a wave of LNG on the way, and if so, is Henry Hub a realistic price floor?
Matthew Monteverde, VP Commodity Markets, Argus
|12:30 - 13:30
||Session 3: World LNG Supply - Challenges and Opportunities
Which new projects remain viable in the current pricing scenario? Are small-scale/floating LNG projects becoming more important? How do suppliers see Latin America’s potential as both an exporter and an importer?
Rafael Segovia, Commercial Manager & NBD, Shell Peru
Kenna Bravo, LNG & Gas Market Analyst, Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)
Fred Hutchison, Executive Director, LNG Allies
|13:30 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
|Session 4: Global LNG Demand
- Japan: What does the world’s most mature LNG buyer expect for the next years?
- China: Will the country’s appetite for LNG continue to grow? Why is LNG becoming so important to the industrial sector?
Akira Miyamoto, Executive Researcher, Osaka Gas
Ramesh Nair, Director - LNG Commercialization Solutions Dept., Wison Offshore & Marine Limited – China
| 17:00 - 19:00
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
|07:30 - 09:00
||Continental Breakfast and Exhibits
|09:00 - 10:30
||Session 5: Latin America Dynamics and Infrastructure
- Supply and demand in Latin America: How can the region become more integrated? Are there new opportunities to improve local infrastructure?
- Latin American LNG developments: What to expect in terms of small-scale LNG projects in the Caribbean and Central America? How relevant has Panama become as a new player in the region? How is Bolivia’s and Argentina’s natural gas supply could alter the LNG import patterns of the region? What is the new status on Argentina and Chile energy swaps? Is there room for more LNG reliability capacity in Latin America? Is LNG an option to support Peru’s wider use of natural gas?
Carolina Bunting, LNG Senior Account Manager - Latin America, Shell
Gonzalo Ramirez, LNG Business Development Manager, Wartsila
|10:30 - 11:00
|Coffee Break and Exhibits
|11:00 - 12:30
Session 6: Brazil
- Brazilian power: An overview of the Brazilian electricity sector. What are the risks and opportunities for the commercialization of electrical energy?
- Gas for Growth: How can this government-led program help ease the bureaucracy and attract investments to the market? What are the main obstacles preventing it from taking off?
- Panel discussion: What will the Brazilian gas market look like after Petrobras concludes its disinvestment program?
Roberto Castro, Member of the Administration Board, CCEE
Symone Araujo, Natural Gas Department Manager, MME
José Luiz Andrade da Silva, Manager of Support and Studies for Commercialization, Petrobras
Michelle Duarte, Chief of Energy Department, Mitsubishi
|12:30 - 14:30
|14:30 - 16:10
Session 7: Improving the LNG world: Contracts, Investments and Infrastructure
- Contracts: What has been changing in terms of contracts flexibility? How are the changes related to spot and long term markets?
- New projects in Brazil: What are the expectations of new market participants and where do they see opportunities in the Brazilian market? What are the main challenges in implementing new projects? Will the new plants help boost the Brazilian LNG market?
- Floating storage projects: What barriers do FSRU projects face? Are there new companies willing to enter the market? Will FSRUs establish themselves as the standard solution for regional regasification terminals?
- Panel discussion - Investments and financing: What is the current appetite of the capital markets for financing LNG projects? Which markets are most likely to grow? Can LNG remain a magnet for global funding at current prices?
Vera Gyarfas, Partner, King & Spalding
Bart Lavent, Managing Director, Exmar
Michael DuBose, VP Strategy, Tellurian Investments
Antonio Barbalho, Practice Manager, Latin America, World Bank
Tatiana Preta, Director - Project Finance, MUFG Union Bank
*Program subject to change