2022 Event Agenda

  • 01 November 2022 Event Opening
  • 02 November 2022 Strategic Conference Day One
  • 03 November 2022 Strategic Conference Day Two

06:30 PM 08:30 PM

Welcome Drinks & Pre-Registration Hosted By:

Blue Martini at the Golden Nugget Hotel

 

 

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Tuesday 01 November 2022

06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Welcome Drinks & Pre-Registration Hosted By:

Blue Martini at the Golden Nugget Hotel

 

 

08:50 AM 09:00 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Speaker

Pat Roberts

Managing Director

LNG-Worldwide Ltd

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Wednesday 02 November 2022

08:50 AM - 09:00 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Speaker

Pat Roberts

Managing Director, LNG-Worldwide Ltd

09:00 AM 10:00 AM

SESSION 1: Opening Keynote Addresses

Speakers

Bill Cassidy, M.D

United States Senator for Louisiana

Billy Nungesser

Lieutenant Governor

State of Louisiana

Nicholas Hunter

Mayor

City of Lake Charles

Edmunds Valantis

State Secretary

Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia

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Wednesday 02 November 2022

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

SESSION 1: Opening Keynote Addresses

Speakers

Bill Cassidy, M.D

United States Senator for Louisiana

Billy Nungesser

Lieutenant Governor, State of Louisiana

Nicholas Hunter

Mayor, City of Lake Charles

Edmunds Valantis

State Secretary , Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia

10:00 AM 11:00 AM

SESSION 2: LNG & Gas Market Overview: Putting The Americas In A Global Context

  • Assessing the impact of the Russia: Ukraine conflict and the North American response
  • What is the new outlook for global LNG supply and demand to 2040?
  • Which key developments and projects are expected to change trade patterns in the coming years? Are higher prices and European demand translating into definite investor support?
  • What is the impact of high prices and high volatility both for buyers and investors? Are there effective tools to manage price risk whilst maintaining investor interest?
  • Has the competitiveness of US LNG business models increased and how robust are they to:
    • Changing geopolitics, notably in the case of Russia and China
      • Energy transitions
      • Other global LNG competitors, including Canada and Mexico
      • Operational issues such as severe adverse weather.
Moderator

Charlie Riedl

Executive Director

Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG)

Speaker

Octávio Simões

President & CEO

Tellurian Inc.

Tina Faraca

President, US Natural Gas Pipelines

TC Energy

Edmunds Valantis

State Secretary

Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia

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Wednesday 02 November 2022

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

SESSION 2: LNG & Gas Market Overview: Putting The Americas In A Global Context

  • Assessing the impact of the Russia: Ukraine conflict and the North American response
  • What is the new outlook for global LNG supply and demand to 2040?
  • Which key developments and projects are expected to change trade patterns in the coming years? Are higher prices and European demand translating into definite investor support?
  • What is the impact of high prices and high volatility both for buyers and investors? Are there effective tools to manage price risk whilst maintaining investor interest?
  • Has the competitiveness of US LNG business models increased and how robust are they to:
    • Changing geopolitics, notably in the case of Russia and China
      • Energy transitions
      • Other global LNG competitors, including Canada and Mexico
      • Operational issues such as severe adverse weather.

Moderator

Charlie Riedl

Executive Director, Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG)

Speaker

Octávio Simões

President & CEO, Tellurian Inc.

Tina Faraca

President, US Natural Gas Pipelines, TC Energy

Edmunds Valantis

State Secretary , Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia

11:30 AM 12:30 PM

SESSION 3: EPC Panel: How Will The Shifting Equilibrium Of Risk & Responsibility Affect Future Project Development?

  • What has been the impact of COVID on the engineering, expenditure, culture and management in the construction industry, and how permanent are the consequences?
  • How do events from 2020 to date affect the way EPC contractors look at the global project development supply market?
  • How will the price of metals, material, low-carbon infrastructure and other core factors influence engineering costs?
  • Key shifts in risk-sharing and contracting methods: How are investors and developers reacting to the move away from lump-sum contracts?
  • Can projects be delivered faster to meet near term LNG demand?
Moderator

Pat Roberts

Managing Director

LNG-Worldwide Ltd

Speakers

Paul Varello

Executive Chairman

Commonwealth LNG

Walker Kimball

Senior Vice President

Bechtel Energy

David Owen

Partner

Bradley

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Wednesday 02 November 2022

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

SESSION 3: EPC Panel: How Will The Shifting Equilibrium Of Risk & Responsibility Affect Future Project Development?

  • What has been the impact of COVID on the engineering, expenditure, culture and management in the construction industry, and how permanent are the consequences?
  • How do events from 2020 to date affect the way EPC contractors look at the global project development supply market?
  • How will the price of metals, material, low-carbon infrastructure and other core factors influence engineering costs?
  • Key shifts in risk-sharing and contracting methods: How are investors and developers reacting to the move away from lump-sum contracts?
  • Can projects be delivered faster to meet near term LNG demand?

Moderator

Pat Roberts

Managing Director, LNG-Worldwide Ltd

Speakers

Paul Varello

Executive Chairman , Commonwealth LNG

Walker Kimball

Senior Vice President, Bechtel Energy

David Owen

Partner, Bradley

12:30 PM 02:00 PM

Networking Lunch Hosted By:

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Wednesday 02 November 2022

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM

Networking Lunch Hosted By:

02:00 PM 03:30 PM

SESSION 4: FIDs In An Evolving Market: Where Is The Consensus On The Long-Term Viability Of Projects?

  • Adaptations of Business Models: How can a compromise be found between the project economics of sellers and the needs of their clients for operational flexibility in the market? What role will long-term SPAs continue to play?
  • How can lenders be convinced to take on more risk, and what degree of illiquidity are they prepared to tolerate in the short-to-medium term?
  • To what extent is the energy transition influencing pathways to investment in new facilities?
  • How many more projects can the Gulf Coast support? Is there a sustainable level of infrastructure and source of feed gas, and is the regulatory environment going to be favourable?
  • What role will aggregators continue to play in the market, and how will this affect the structure of North American LNG?
Moderator:

Jim Rock

Executive Director

Lake Area Industry Alliance

Confirmed Speakers:

Najla Jamoussi

Director of Global Fundamentals and Corporate Research

Cheniere Energy Inc.

Jason Feer

Head of Business Intelligence

Poten & Partners

Justin Brady

Director-Midstream & Marketing

Chesapeake Energy

Charlie Riedl

Executive Director

Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG)

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Wednesday 02 November 2022

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

SESSION 4: FIDs In An Evolving Market: Where Is The Consensus On The Long-Term Viability Of Projects?

  • Adaptations of Business Models: How can a compromise be found between the project economics of sellers and the needs of their clients for operational flexibility in the market? What role will long-term SPAs continue to play?
  • How can lenders be convinced to take on more risk, and what degree of illiquidity are they prepared to tolerate in the short-to-medium term?
  • To what extent is the energy transition influencing pathways to investment in new facilities?
  • How many more projects can the Gulf Coast support? Is there a sustainable level of infrastructure and source of feed gas, and is the regulatory environment going to be favourable?
  • What role will aggregators continue to play in the market, and how will this affect the structure of North American LNG?

Moderator:

Jim Rock

Executive Director, Lake Area Industry Alliance

Confirmed Speakers:

Najla Jamoussi

Director of Global Fundamentals and Corporate Research, Cheniere Energy Inc.

Jason Feer

Head of Business Intelligence, Poten & Partners

Justin Brady

Director-Midstream & Marketing, Chesapeake Energy

Charlie Riedl

Executive Director, Center for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG)

04:00 PM 05:00 PM

SESSION 5: Mapping The Route Towards A Strong Hydrogen Economy In The Americas

  • What are the likely applications of hydrogen and ammonia in the energy transition?
  • Outlining the regulatory, infrastructural, commercial and technological steps that would be required to make hydrogen production and utilization financially viable in the US
  • How could existing gas infrastructure and capabilities be leveraged to boost a growing hydrogen economy?
  • Why is the United States behind Europe, Japan, China and Australia? What are the biggest impediments to growth in the US and how can scepticism be countered?
  • Where else in the Americas is showing strong potential for hydrogen production?
Moderator

Amanda Duhon

Regional Director,

Energy Industries Council

Speakers

Ing. Paul Sullivan

VP UMLNG

Advisian Americas

Augusto Bulte

Director Energy Consulting

Wood Plc

Freddie Briggs

VP, Strategy & Value Creation

PDC Machines LLC

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Wednesday 02 November 2022

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

SESSION 5: Mapping The Route Towards A Strong Hydrogen Economy In The Americas

  • What are the likely applications of hydrogen and ammonia in the energy transition?
  • Outlining the regulatory, infrastructural, commercial and technological steps that would be required to make hydrogen production and utilization financially viable in the US
  • How could existing gas infrastructure and capabilities be leveraged to boost a growing hydrogen economy?
  • Why is the United States behind Europe, Japan, China and Australia? What are the biggest impediments to growth in the US and how can scepticism be countered?
  • Where else in the Americas is showing strong potential for hydrogen production?

Moderator

Amanda Duhon

Regional Director,, Energy Industries Council

Speakers

Ing. Paul Sullivan

VP UMLNG, Advisian Americas

Augusto Bulte

Director Energy Consulting, Wood Plc

Freddie Briggs

VP, Strategy & Value Creation , PDC Machines LLC

05:00 PM 05:30 PM

Conference Closes: End of Day One

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Wednesday 02 November 2022

05:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Conference Closes: End of Day One

05:30 PM 07:30 PM

Americas LNG & Gas Awards Evening

Hosted By:

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Wednesday 02 November 2022

05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Americas LNG & Gas Awards Evening

Hosted By:

09:00 AM 09:15 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Speaker

Pat Roberts

Managing Director

LNG-Worldwide Ltd

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Thursday 03 November 2022

09:00 AM - 09:15 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Speaker

Pat Roberts

Managing Director, LNG-Worldwide Ltd

09:15 AM 09:30 AM

USLNG In The Community: Leaders Of Tomorrow Programme:

The Leaders of Tomorrow Program will announce and Denise Mannix, President of LINE will introduce the winners of an essay competition for local students, who will also get to participate and network with prospective employers.

Following a successful launch last year in partnership with SOWELA and McNeese State University, the initiative has been extended for 2022 to include two more institutions, LSU and LU, to ensure both the outreach and opportunities are available to more students looking to move into careers within the energy space.

Hosted by

Denise Mannix

President & CEO

Lean In Energy

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Thursday 03 November 2022

09:15 AM - 09:30 AM

USLNG In The Community: Leaders Of Tomorrow Programme:

The Leaders of Tomorrow Program will announce and Denise Mannix, President of LINE will introduce the winners of an essay competition for local students, who will also get to participate and network with prospective employers.

Following a successful launch last year in partnership with SOWELA and McNeese State University, the initiative has been extended for 2022 to include two more institutions, LSU and LU, to ensure both the outreach and opportunities are available to more students looking to move into careers within the energy space.

Hosted by

Denise Mannix

President & CEO, Lean In Energy

09:30 AM 11:00 AM

SESSION 6: Natural Gas In Europe: What Kind Of Market Will Emerge Amidst The Political Uncertainty?

  • How is the crisis in Ukraine affecting pricing, trade and policy? To what extent is the US capable of filling any vacuum left by Russian gas up to and beyond 2025?
  • What is the overall gas supply, demand and storage outlook for Europe – and which factors could precipitate a shift? To what extent will Europe set the global spot price benchmark, and for how long?
  • Is energy security being prioritised over decarbonisation? Is it correct to regard them as being mutually exclusive?
  • Is the infrastructure in Europe developed enough to move gas around the continent?
  • The role of natural gas in Europe’s energy transition: What is the long-term vision, and is there consensus between EU member states? How is US LNG currently viewed?
Moderator

Fred H. Hutchison

President & CEO

LNG Allies, The US LNG Association

Confirmed Speakers:

Ruth Liao

Editor, LNG Americas

ICIS

Jouni Liimatta

Head of Trading & Optimizing

Gasum

Melanie A. Kenderdine

Principal and Executive Vice President

Energy Futures Initiatives

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Thursday 03 November 2022

09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

SESSION 6: Natural Gas In Europe: What Kind Of Market Will Emerge Amidst The Political Uncertainty?

  • How is the crisis in Ukraine affecting pricing, trade and policy? To what extent is the US capable of filling any vacuum left by Russian gas up to and beyond 2025?
  • What is the overall gas supply, demand and storage outlook for Europe – and which factors could precipitate a shift? To what extent will Europe set the global spot price benchmark, and for how long?
  • Is energy security being prioritised over decarbonisation? Is it correct to regard them as being mutually exclusive?
  • Is the infrastructure in Europe developed enough to move gas around the continent?
  • The role of natural gas in Europe’s energy transition: What is the long-term vision, and is there consensus between EU member states? How is US LNG currently viewed?

Moderator

Fred H. Hutchison

President & CEO, LNG Allies, The US LNG Association

Confirmed Speakers:

Ruth Liao

Editor, LNG Americas, ICIS

Jouni Liimatta

Head of Trading & Optimizing, Gasum

Melanie A. Kenderdine

Principal and Executive Vice President, Energy Futures Initiatives

11:30 AM 11:45 AM

SESSION 7: Outlining The Trajectory Of China’s Natural Gas Consumption

  • What are the current expectations for Chinese gas and LNG demand to 2040? To what extent will gas demand overall compete with nuclear and coal in the 2020s in all sectors of energy demand?
  • How will LNG compete specifically with domestic gas and imported pipeline gas?
  • What are the current trends in Chinese buyer behaviour, and how do medium-sized players differ from the larger ones in their approach?
    • Will we see more equity investments in new projects?
    • What levels of infrastructural reform are needed for China to meet its energy demands?
Confirmed Speaker

Yao Li

Founder & CEO

SIA Energy

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Thursday 03 November 2022

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

SESSION 7: Outlining The Trajectory Of China’s Natural Gas Consumption

  • What are the current expectations for Chinese gas and LNG demand to 2040? To what extent will gas demand overall compete with nuclear and coal in the 2020s in all sectors of energy demand?
  • How will LNG compete specifically with domestic gas and imported pipeline gas?
  • What are the current trends in Chinese buyer behaviour, and how do medium-sized players differ from the larger ones in their approach?
    • Will we see more equity investments in new projects?
    • What levels of infrastructural reform are needed for China to meet its energy demands?

Confirmed Speaker

Yao Li

Founder & CEO, SIA Energy

11:45 AM 12:30 PM

SESSION 8: Asia Pacific LNG Panel: How Are Traditional & Emerging LNG Importers Addressing The Challenges Of The 2020s?

  • Overview of trade patterns, project development and demand growth potential in Asia
  • How are higher prices and ballooning European demand affecting LNG imports to Japan, South Korea and Taiwan? What about emerging markets in Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent?
  • How might the commercial relationship with the Americas evolve in the next decade?
  • Quantifying the role of LNG and Natural Gas in Asian energy transitions
Moderator

Pat Roberts

Managing Director

LNG-Worldwide Ltd

Confirmed Speakers:

Eiji Yanagawa

President & CEO

Mitsui & Co. Energy Marketing and Services (USA) Inc.

Vikram Mansukhani

Head Derivatives

Osaka Gas Energy Supply & Trading

Michael Bennett

Managing Director, Global LNG, Commodities and Global Markets

Macquarie Group

Kamran Javed

Business Development Manager

TruMarx Data Partners

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Thursday 03 November 2022

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

SESSION 8: Asia Pacific LNG Panel: How Are Traditional & Emerging LNG Importers Addressing The Challenges Of The 2020s?

  • Overview of trade patterns, project development and demand growth potential in Asia
  • How are higher prices and ballooning European demand affecting LNG imports to Japan, South Korea and Taiwan? What about emerging markets in Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent?
  • How might the commercial relationship with the Americas evolve in the next decade?
  • Quantifying the role of LNG and Natural Gas in Asian energy transitions

Moderator

Pat Roberts

Managing Director, LNG-Worldwide Ltd

Confirmed Speakers:

Eiji Yanagawa

President & CEO, Mitsui & Co. Energy Marketing and Services (USA) Inc.

Vikram Mansukhani

Head Derivatives, Osaka Gas Energy Supply & Trading

Michael Bennett

Managing Director, Global LNG, Commodities and Global Markets, Macquarie Group

Kamran Javed

Business Development Manager, TruMarx Data Partners

01:45 PM 03:00 PM

SESSION 9: Key Developments In Latin America & Long-Term Potential For The Region

  • How do governments see natural gas fitting into their energy transition strategy and to what extent are they living up to their ambitions?
  • What are the current supply and demand dynamics in Latin America, and which new projects are mooted to come online?
  • Is LNG demand likely to continue being erratic, and will high prices and a tight market inhibit buyers from accessing supplies?
  • What is the long-term view – can Latin America become a more consistent importing region, and how long will it take before gas starts being exported?
  • To what extent could small-scale LNG change the complexion and level of opportunity in the market?
Moderator

Kenna Bravo

Founder and Director

GNL Global

Confirmed Speakers:

Alfredo Chamat

General Manager

Calamari LNG

Ignacio Castro Foulkes

Director, Commercial Transactions

Invenergy

Jaime Risco

Commercial and Planning Director

Peru LNG

Alejandro Allier

Commercial Manager

Altamira LNG Terminal

Jose M Castro

Managing Director

SPEC LNG

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Thursday 03 November 2022

01:45 PM - 03:00 PM

SESSION 9: Key Developments In Latin America & Long-Term Potential For The Region

  • How do governments see natural gas fitting into their energy transition strategy and to what extent are they living up to their ambitions?
  • What are the current supply and demand dynamics in Latin America, and which new projects are mooted to come online?
  • Is LNG demand likely to continue being erratic, and will high prices and a tight market inhibit buyers from accessing supplies?
  • What is the long-term view – can Latin America become a more consistent importing region, and how long will it take before gas starts being exported?
  • To what extent could small-scale LNG change the complexion and level of opportunity in the market?

Moderator

Kenna Bravo

Founder and Director, GNL Global

Confirmed Speakers:

Alfredo Chamat

General Manager, Calamari LNG

Ignacio Castro Foulkes

Director, Commercial Transactions, Invenergy

Jaime Risco

Commercial and Planning Director, Peru LNG

Alejandro Allier

Commercial Manager, Altamira LNG Terminal

Jose M Castro

Managing Director, SPEC LNG

03:30 PM 04:15 PM

SESSION 10: Shipping & Chartering: Assessing The Opportunities In A Constrained Market

  • Outlook on LNG shipping capacity, charter rates and availability of shipping in a new global market
  • IMO rule changes for decarbonisation – and impact on the Global LNG business
  • How can we increase optimisation and efficiency to improve the use of existing shipping capacity?
  • Will capacity be able to keep pace with the next wave of LNG developments? 
  • New trends in integration of LNG trading and shipping:
    • Standardisation and simplification of trading and chartering
    • Speed to transact
    • LNG charter rate forward curve
Moderator:

Michelle Guggina

Commercial Manager LNG / LPG

GAC North America

Confirmed Speakers

Dallas Smith

SVP, Commercial, Head of LNG & Alternative Fuels

Liberian Registry (LISCR)

Jonathan Cook

Senior LNG Advisor

Howe Robinson Partners

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Thursday 03 November 2022

03:30 PM - 04:15 PM

SESSION 10: Shipping & Chartering: Assessing The Opportunities In A Constrained Market

  • Outlook on LNG shipping capacity, charter rates and availability of shipping in a new global market
  • IMO rule changes for decarbonisation – and impact on the Global LNG business
  • How can we increase optimisation and efficiency to improve the use of existing shipping capacity?
  • Will capacity be able to keep pace with the next wave of LNG developments? 
  • New trends in integration of LNG trading and shipping:
    • Standardisation and simplification of trading and chartering
    • Speed to transact
    • LNG charter rate forward curve

Moderator:

Michelle Guggina

Commercial Manager LNG / LPG , GAC North America

Confirmed Speakers

Dallas Smith

SVP, Commercial, Head of LNG & Alternative Fuels, Liberian Registry (LISCR)

Jonathan Cook

Senior LNG Advisor, Howe Robinson Partners

04:15 PM 05:15 PM

SESSION 11: GHG Emission Reduction And Technological Innovation Across The Gas & LNG Supply Chain

  • What are the current technological innovations in emissions reduction from wellhead to regasification? What government support is required and what do investors look for?
  • Is there sufficient synergy and risk-sharing between actors along the value chain?
  • MRV frameworks: Which methodologies would be best suited to the US commercial model, and how sustainable are they in long-term? It is necessary or not for the industry to centre around one particular framework? Should US exporters prioritise emissions transparency over offsetting? If so, what would be the best strategy? 
Moderator:

Denise Mannix

President & CEO

Lean In Energy

Confirmed Speakers:

Anand Jha

Global Sales Leader For Chemical, Oil and Gas

ABB

Ben Webster

Director of Policy

MIQ

Keith C. Shoemaker

Senior Vice President Commercial

EQT Corporation

Elizabeth Lieberknecht

Regulatory and Legislative Manager

Environmental Defense Fund

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Thursday 03 November 2022

04:15 PM - 05:15 PM

SESSION 11: GHG Emission Reduction And Technological Innovation Across The Gas & LNG Supply Chain

  • What are the current technological innovations in emissions reduction from wellhead to regasification? What government support is required and what do investors look for?
  • Is there sufficient synergy and risk-sharing between actors along the value chain?
  • MRV frameworks: Which methodologies would be best suited to the US commercial model, and how sustainable are they in long-term? It is necessary or not for the industry to centre around one particular framework? Should US exporters prioritise emissions transparency over offsetting? If so, what would be the best strategy? 

Moderator:

Denise Mannix

President & CEO, Lean In Energy

Confirmed Speakers:

Anand Jha

Global Sales Leader For Chemical, Oil and Gas, ABB

Ben Webster

Director of Policy, MIQ

Keith C. Shoemaker

Senior Vice President Commercial, EQT Corporation

Elizabeth Lieberknecht

Regulatory and Legislative Manager, Environmental Defense Fund

05:15 PM 05:30 PM

Closing Remarks Of Day Two

Confirmed Speaker:

Pat Roberts

Managing Director

LNG-Worldwide Ltd

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Thursday 03 November 2022

05:15 PM - 05:30 PM

Closing Remarks Of Day Two

Confirmed Speaker:

Pat Roberts

Managing Director, LNG-Worldwide Ltd

  • 01 November 2022 Event Opening
  • 02 November 2022 Strategic Conference Day One
  • 03 November 2022 Strategic Conference Day Two