Programme Day One

17th May

08:00  -  09:00

Registration & Welcome Refreshments

09:00  -  09:15

Official Summit Opening

09:15  -  10:30

Session 1 – China’s Regulations & Policy Update – What does the Thirteenth Five Year Plan Mean for Domestic Energy Demand?


Chair: Li Yao - CEO - SIA EnergyChair: Li YaoCEOSIA Energy
Zhang Yuqing - Former Deputy Director General - National Energy AdministrationZhang YuqingFormer Deputy Director GeneralNational Energy Administration
Guo Jiaofeng - Senior Researcher - Institute of Natural Resources & Environmental Policy, Development Research Centre of the State CouncilGuo JiaofengSenior ResearcherInstitute of Natural Resources & Environmental Policy, Development Research Centre of the State Council
Chen Bo - President - UnipecChen BoPresidentUnipec
Liu Yan - Deputy Chief Engineer - Beijing Gas Group Co., LtdLiu YanDeputy Chief EngineerBeijing Gas Group Co., Ltd

  • What is the forecast for China’s domestic gas demand in the next five years? How much of China’s gas demand is expected to be LNG?
  • How is regulation supporting the adoption of gas
    • What is the Government’s strategy on reducing the percentage of coal in China’s energy mix
    • What will be the role of LNG imports in addressing environmental issues?
  • Will domestic gas pricing be deregulated this year?
  • Third-party access to infrastructure: terminals and pipelines.
  • Who are the new independent players and how are they changing the business?
  • Gas fired power generation: how easy is it for utilities to switch from coal to gas?
  • Are renewables a friend or a foe to LNG and gas?
11:00  -  11:30

Networking Coffee Break

Hosted By

  • Steelhead LNG

11:30  -  12:45

Session 2 – Panel Discussion: Global Gas Supply/Demand and is China Really the Next Big Thing?


Chair: Kerry-Anne Shanks - VP & Head of Asia Pacific Gas & LNG Research - Wood Mackenzie Chair: Kerry-Anne ShanksVP & Head of Asia Pacific Gas & LNG ResearchWood Mackenzie
Mabel Leung - President – China Gas Marketing - ExxonMobil Gas & Power MarketingMabel LeungPresident – China Gas MarketingExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing
Bernard Samuels - Head, Integrated Gas Commercial - Shell (China) LtdBernard SamuelsHead, Integrated Gas CommercialShell (China) Ltd
Andrew Walker - Vice President Strategy - Cheniere Marketing LtdAndrew WalkerVice President StrategyCheniere Marketing Ltd

  • What is the global natural gas supply and demand outlook?
  • Will global LNG supply be long for longer? When is new LNG supply going to be needed?
  • Where is new demand coming from?
  • Why is China so important to global gas supply / demand growth?
  • What are the base / low high forecasts for LNG demand to 2025? - What drives the range of outcomes and what do new LNG suppliers need to be aware of?
  • What are the main challenges for China in importing LNG?
  • Minimising risks in the current volatile global LNG market
  • How much of the LNG demand is contracted, how much uncontracted? Short-term problems of oversupply
12:45  -  14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00  -  15:30

Session 3 – LNG Imports & Third-Party Access to Receiving Terminals & Pipelines


Chair: Li Yao - CEO - SIA EnergyChair: Li YaoCEOSIA Energy
Zhu Xingshan - Senior Director, Planning Department - CNPCZhu XingshanSenior Director, Planning DepartmentCNPC
He Yuanxin - Director - CRRC Corporation Ltd.He YuanxinDirectorCRRC Corporation Ltd.
Yuan Shuangjie - Business Director - China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Co., Ltd.Yuan ShuangjieBusiness DirectorChina Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Co., Ltd.

LNG Receiving Terminals

  • Latest developments on third-party terminal access – where are the opportunities?
  • What are the expected timelines and requirements for terminal access?
  • Reloads from terminals – storage, reloads and bunkers
  • Where are the new initiatives developing and how quickly will they grow?

 Gas Distribution

  • Will the latest regulations on pipelines open up access to private companies and provincial players?
  • How will the latest policy reform impact local companies’ access to the state-owned pipeline facilities?
  • Provincial gas distribution – how is peak demand balanced?
  • Will we see an increase in LNG transportation by container?
  • How can LNG infrastructure complement pipeline networks?


  • What is the new scope for storage development in china and what are the options for incentivising companies to develop new storage capacity?
  • Could 3rd party access underground gas storage facilities?
  • What are the new technologies and equipment needed?
15:45  -  16:15

Networking Coffee Break

Hosted By

  • Steelhead LNG

16:00  -  17:30

Session 4 – Asia Pacific LNG Leaders’ Panel: What is Demand Outlook in the Region?


Chair: Christopher Goncalves - Managing Director & Chair, Energy - BRG, LLCChair: Christopher GoncalvesManaging Director & Chair, EnergyBRG, LLC
Yokoi Kazuhiro - Senior Vice President  - Fuel Transactions Group, JERA Co. Inc.Yokoi KazuhiroSenior Vice President Fuel Transactions Group, JERA Co. Inc.
Toto Nugroho - President Director - PertagasToto NugrohoPresident DirectorPertagas
Samuele Ravelli - Senior LNG Trader - Origin EnergySamuele RavelliSenior LNG TraderOrigin Energy

  • Coal to gas switching: what are the main challenges for power companies when substituting to LNG?
  • What will Japan’s deregulated gas and power markets mean for LNG demand?
  • Is there scope to grow LNG demand in China significantly?
  • How can India’s latent LNG demand be unleashed?
  • Can Asian utilities be confident of securing supply on the spot market to run their businesses?
  • Is price index uncertainty preventing Asian buyers from committing to long-term contracts?
  • Are European and Asian markets becoming more linked – and so more converged on price?
  • Identifying new and potential Chinese LNG buyers: Who are they? What are their plans and needs?
18:30  -  21:30

China LNG International Summit Gala Dinner

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