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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.  

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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

Countries that attend the Argus Latin America LNG Summit

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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

Registration Prices:

Pre-Registration (Until March 16th)
Early Registration (March 17th-April 20th)
Standard Registration (After April 21st)

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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

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.

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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

*Program subject to change

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