Could the Current Financial Crisis Damage the EU's Gas Industry?

Oct 18, 2011, 07:13 ET from DMG Events UK Ltd

LONDON, October 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Jean-Francois Cirelli, President of the world's largest utility company, GDF SUEZ, will deliver a keynote speech at a major international energy summit in Paris this November that examines the future for European gas in the wake of uncertain financial times. Mr Cirelli will be supported by other international energy chiefs as they aim to address key questions facing the European gas business including; "What is the financial climate for European energy?" and; "Where will Europe get its gas from - and what will be the future 'drivers of supply'?"

Hosted this year by GDF SUEZ, The European Autumn Gas Conference will be held on the 15-16th November, and during the quarter century the summit has existed it has become regarded as the 'review of the year' for the European energy elite, continuing to influence and shape major new strategic proposals, pathways and national energy policies.  

During two key leadership panel sessions these major issues will be examined by a wealth of international leaders, including: Linda Du Charme, ExxonMobil's Europe & CIS Director of gas & power; Jean-Marie Dauger, Executive Vice President GDF SUEZ (and chief of their global gas business), key Russian gas buyer and Board Member at E.ON Ruhrgas, Hans-Peter Floren; Total's President of Gas & Power, Philippe Boisseau; ENI's Chief Operating Officer Domenico Dispenza; BG Group's European & Central Asian Executive Vice President Chris Finlayson; plus a special guest from Japan - Yuji Kakimi, Executive Managing Officer of one of the world's largest purchasers of LNG - Chubu Electric Power.

During the summit the highly-influential speakers will examine whether Europe currently has sufficient interconnectivity and sympathetic energy regulation to enable gas to grow and flourish as a fuel, but also explore whether there has been a neglect of infrastructure investment by EU governments that should now urgently be addressed. Many speakers will also aim to get to the bottom of an issue that has long plagued the gas industry: how does it promote itself more effectively in comparison to often heavily-subsidised renewable energy sources, and get policy makers to acknowledge gas should be viewed as a long-term, 'destination' low-carbon fuel for the future that Europe cannot live without?

Welcoming 50 executive-level speakers and around 400 senior gas industry delegates, the next European Autumn Gas Conference in Paris will continue to drive future policy, influence new strategy and deliver a blueprint that the industry continues to rely upon as gas takes a driving seat as a key fuel for the future.

Event details:
EAGC (European Autumn Gas Conference)
15-16 November 2011, Paris, France

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