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Argus Latin America LNG Summit

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Monday, May 21, 2018
07:30 - 09:00

Registration and Breakfast

09:00 - 09:30 Keynote Session
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
Networking Cocktail



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

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