LONDON, July 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Influential organisations in the global natural gas industry have united to form an Advisory Board to the Latin America & Caribbean Gas Conference & Exhibition (LGC), taking place in October 2018.
The 'Advisory Board for Gas Development in Latin America and the Caribbean' was formed with the intention of leading, advising and promoting the development of the natural gas industry throughout the continent. The Board will have the direct support of the International Gas Union (IGU) - the organization that represents the world gas sector since 1931 and organises the annual World Gas Conference.
The Board will manage the objectives of different working groups assembled in the lead up to the Mexico conference, formed to identify opportunities for the development of the gas sector at regional and national level. The chosen high-level executives were selected based on their commitment to growth in the region and experience of the entire gas value chain.
Members to date include Michel Houcard, President & CEO, TOTAL Americas, Nelson Luiz Costa Silva, Executive Director of Strategy and Management Systems, PETROBRAS, Evandro Correa Nacul, Executive Director for LAC, REPSOL, Sergio Aranda, Managing Director, Naturgy, Marcos Browne, Executive Vice-President of Gas & energy, YPF, Andrew Hepburn, Gas Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Shell, Jean-Marc Leroy, External Relations Senior Vice President, ENGIE, Luis Bertran, Secretary General, IGU, Izeusse Braga, Executive Secretary, ARPEL and Simon Gosling, Managing Director, EnergyNet.
"We welcome the IGU's commitment to fostering greater dialogue in the region on developing gas markets, policy and integration." Andrew Hepburn, Gas Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Shell
The first Meeting of the Advisory Board took place during the World Gas Conference in Washington DC in June, where members discussed the strategic plan for the development of the 2018 LGC conference in Mexico. Members are able to directly contribute to strategies to strengthen the development of natural gas in the region, as well as speaking, presenting and networking at the October conference in Mexico.
The Latin America & Caribbean Gas Conference & Exhibition (LGC) will take place from 9-11 October 2018 in Mexico City in partnership with IGU and ARPEL. The event is designed to give a coherent voice for Gas in Latin America and the Caribbean across the entire gas value chain.
The conference will be produced and organized by EnergyNet, (part of the Blackstone Group portfolio). EnergyNet has more than 23 years of experience in the production of meetings for high level investors in Europe, United States, China and throughout Africa and Latin America, providing investment summits in which international businessmen and financiers can establish business relationships with the public and private sectors.
For more information about this meeting:
Meeting dates: 9-11 October 2018
Venue: Hilton Reforma, Mexico City
Contact: Laida Iparraguirre – Marketing Manager
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7384 7707
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