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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
What are the latest facts shaping the future of the market?

  • 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 market?
  • 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?

Jean-Baptiste Dubreuil, Senior Natural Gas Analyst, IEA
Antonio Barbalho,
Practice Manager, Latin America, World Bank

11:00 - 11:30 Networking Break and Morning Refreshments
11:30 - 12:30 Session 2: LNG Trading and Pricing

A panel discussion with key market participants about the shifts in traditional trading flows, pricing and contract negotiation.
12:30 - 13:30 Session 3: World LNG Supply

Which new projects in which regions remain viable in the current pricing scenario? Are small-scale/floating LNG projects becoming more important? How do suppliers see Latin America’s potential both as an exporter and importer?
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?
  • South Korea: What can be expected from the new government’s pro-gas and pro-renewables policies? What will be the effect of recent regulatory changes?
  • Egypt: What were the main challenges of transitioning from an exporter to an importer and does the future hold? What are the main challenges of transitioning back to exports?
  • 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

 17:00 - 19:00
Networking Cocktail



Tuesday, May 22, 2018
07:30 - 09:00  Registration and Breakfast 
09:00 - 10:30 Session 5: Latin America Dynamics and Infrastructure
What are the latest LNG developments in terms of regulation, investment, and supply and demand in other regional countries?

  • Supply and demand in Latin America: How can the region become more integrated? Are there new opportunities to improve local infrastructure?
  • Bolivia: An overview of the country’s production and export capacity over the next few years and how it might affect regional trading flows.
  • Caribbean opportunities: What to expect in terms of small-scale projects? How relevant has Panama become as a new player in the region?
  • Argentina and Chile reversing roles: Will Chile continue to supply its neighbor and what are the prospects of Argentinian reversing this trend with Vaca Muerta?
10:30 - 11:00
 Networking Break and Morning Refreshments
11:00 - 12:30

Session 6: Brazil
Will Brazil continue to be a relevant LNG importer?

  • 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?

Symone Araujo, Natural Gas Department Manager, MME

12:30 - 14:00

Session 7: Improving the LNG world: Contracts, Investments and Infrastructure
What are the new advances in the field that will bring benefits to the LNG market in Latin America?

  • 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 LNG market in Brazil?
  • 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? What are the markets more expected to grow? Can LNG remain a magnet for global funding at current prices?

Michael DuBose, VP Strategy, Tellurian Investments
Antonio Barbalho, Practice Manager, Latin America, World Bank
Tatiana Preta,
Director - Project Finance, MUFG Union Bank

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