Gavin joined Wood Mackenzie in 1997, managing the company's Asia Pacific Energy Markets team from 2000-2003. Between 2003 and 2014 Gavin was based in Beijing managing Wood Mackenzie’s China content. During this time he worked on a range of projects with domestic and international energy companies including the development of international growth strategies, upstream opportunity screening, LNG project evaluation, Chinese provincial gas price forecasting, analysis of the Chinese CBM market, and the influence of China on Pacific Basin gas markets and pricing. Gavin relocated to Wood Mackenzie’s Tokyo office in January 2014 to head Wood Mackenzie’s gas and power research across North East Asia.
In February 2016 Gavin returned to Wood Mackenzie’s Beijing office to lead the overall commodity coverage on China.
08:55 - 09:10
Keynote Address: The Second Wave of U.S. LNG: Cost and Gas Supply Advantages
Matt SchatzmanPresident and Chief Executive OfficerNextDecade Corporation
President and Chief Executive Officer
Matt Schatzman joined NextDecade in September 2017 with nearly 30 years’ experience in the energy industry, including in senior executive roles with BG Group and Dynegy. Mr. Schatzman’s unique contributions to the transformative growth of BG Group’s global LNG business as well as his recognized expertise as a strategic thinker with a keen execution focus makes him uniquely suited to steer NextDecade through to its final investment decision.
As President and CEO, Mr. Schatzman is responsible for advancing the core business priorities of NextDecade, building critical organizational infrastructure and driving commercial delivery as the Company evolves from the development phases of its Rio Grande LNG and Rio Bravo Pipeline projects and into construction and operations.
In addition to managing an international portfolio of LNG, shipping and commodity trading positions, Mr. Schatzman’s expertise extends to hedging, risk management and process improvement across a diverse portfolio of development and operating assets.
Mr. Schatzman graduated from Yale University with a BA in Political Science and has been an active member of several energy industry boards and associations.
09:10 - 10:30
Session 5: The New Emerging Giant: Why is China so Relevant for the Global Energy Industry?
International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers (GIIGNL)
Vincent Demoury started his career in 2003 with GDF Energy, a New York-based subsidiary of Gaz de France, where he performed market analysis and business development in LNG.
Prior to joining GIIGNL as a Deputy General Delegate in 2010, he worked in GDF SUEZ (now Engie) Wholesale & Trading Division, in corporate strategy and gas supply planning.
In 2016, Vincent Demoury was appointed General Delegate of GIIGNL.
Vincent Demoury is a graduate of HEC Business School in France.
Wang ZhehongDeputy General ManagerShenergy (Group) Co., LtdChairmanShanghai Gas (Group) Co., Ltd
Deputy General Manager
Shenergy (Group) Co., Ltd
Mr. Wang was born in 1962. He graduated from Tongji University in 1984 and got the EMBA in Fudan University later. He has also received training in Gaz de France and The University of Chicago.
Mr. Wang has long been working for the planning, construction and operation management of key gas projects in Shanghai. He has taken the leaderships such as GM of Shanghai Pudong Gas Company, GM of Shanghai Natural Gas Pipeline Networks Company, Chairman of Shanghai LNG Company and etc. Mr. Wang is awarded Special Allowance by State Council. He is the expert and leader in City Gas Discipline both for Ministry of Construction and Shanghai Municipality.
Liu JingboDeputy General ManagerGuangzhou Gas Group
Deputy General Manager
Guangzhou Gas Group
Liu Jingbo, having over 30-years' experience in natural gas business such as technology, and management & trading, currently holds the post of Deputy General Manager of Guangzhou Gas Group Co., Ltd. and is responsible for procurement of gas resources, market development, investments abroad and the construction of Guangzhou Nansha Natural Gas Emergency Peak-Shaving Station. He took part in constructing the first LNG project in China, served as the Vice Director of the Executive Office of Chinese Party of Guangdong Liquefied Natural Gas Project and worked as on the board director of Guangdong Dapeng Liquefied Natural Gas Co., Ltd..
Bernard Samuels leads Shell China Gas and LNG team, part of the global Shell Energy trading organisation. Bernard has worked in the Asia-Pacific Gas and LNG business for more than 20 years, with previous assignments in Russia (Sakhalin Energy), Singapore, Australia (Woodside) and Japan, in commercial roles in LNG marketing, New Business Development, Joint Venture governance and Acquisitions & Divestments.
Nigel began his professional career as a geophysicist working on upstream exploration and production in the North Sea in 1986. His 22 years of senior executive experience in the energy sector includes extensive work on commercial arrangements in the natural gas industry for everything from upstream exploration through the value chain to retail energy, and gas and power trading. In South America, Australia, Asia and across Europe, Nigel has played a key role in developing and growing the LNG divisions of global energy companies such as Shell, Santos, Qatargas and Gazprom. His experience includes negotiating numerous multi-billion dollar energy agreements, conceptualizing Gladstone LNG (Australia), governmental agreements, joint ventures, LNG sales agreements, as well as operating agreements and price reviews.
China as the second-biggest importer of LNG in the world:
How are new projects adapting to deliver customer value to Chinese buyers?
How can Chinese buyers maximize the opportunities of new LNG export projects?
What are the latest developments and trends in downstream investment in China?
Will we see more Chinese investment in overseas upstream and downstream projects?
How big are renewables in China and how can gas maximize potential synergies between the two industries?
10:30 - 11:00
Networking Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30
Session 6 – LNG & Gas Infrastructure & Distribution – What are the New Developments in China?
Mr. David Weida CHEN has 25 years of international experience in offshore oil&gas industry. He used to be with ConocoPhillips and Technip while he assumed engineering management roles on various offshore projects encompassing floating systems, fixed platforms, topsides, and offshore installation. He holds M.S. in Ocean Engineering from Texas A & M University, and qualified Project Management Professional and Professional Engineer in Texas, U.S.A. He joined Wison Offshore & Marine in 2017 to develop FSRU, FSRP, FSU, small LNG carrier concepts and manage product development studies and proposal activities.
Dr. Xingshan ZHU is Senior Director and Deputy Chief Economist of Planning Dept., CNPC. He is also Secretary General of Petroleum Economics Committee of Chinese Petroleum Societyl, and Deputy Director of the editorial board of the International Petroleum Economics. He was a professor of Southwest Petroleum University, China.He served as Deputy Director of the Center for Energy Economy and Development Strategy, Energy Rearch Institute, and Assistant Director General of Energy Conservation Information Dissemination Center, NDRC.He successively engaged in geological research, energy strategy research and strategic planning work of oil and gas, including participating the national energy strategy research, organizing CNPC’s "11th five-year plan", "12th five-year" and "13th five-year " plan formulation.He has a deep research and experience in the field of natural gas.
Parth Jindal is Managing Director, Hoegh LNG Asia, responsible for Business Development and Finance functions in the region. He is with Hoegh LNG for last five years working on various regas and floating production opportunities. He is an experienced ex-banker with number of years of experience with BNP Paribas and Fortis Bank’s Energy Structured Finance and Project Finance teams in Europe and in Asia. Prior to banking, Parth has worked with Applied Materials Inc. where he was responsible for a class of semiconductor equipment at various integrated circuits fabs in South East Asia.
Parth is an Electrical Engineer from India Institute of Technology (Delhi), MS (Applied Finance, Singapore) and MBA (INSEAD).
Mr Guo Zonghua is from Xian, Shaanxi province. He is a Senior Engineer, national chartered Electrical Engineer and President of the Gas Design Institute of Shaanxi. Mr Guo Zonghua is currently working for the Gas Design Institute of Shaanxi which ranks first in the industry, throughout the country for LNG plants, LNG car gas charging stations and CNG car gas charging station designs. Mr Guo Zonghua has worked in the Six Design Institute at the Ministry of Chemical Industry, and was responsible for petro-chemical device design. He is also a member of the LNG branch of the China Natural Gas Standardization Technology Committee, Vice Director of the LNG branch of the China Industrial Gases Association, Director of China City Gas Association and Head of the Drafting Group of National Standard Design Specification of LNG Plants, Fire-proof Design Specification of LNG Stations (land based), Design Specification of the Charging Terminal of LNG Ships and Compiling Unit of Design & Construction Specification of Oil and Gas Charging Station for Cars.
Dr. Xingshan ZHU is Senior Director and Deputy Chief Economist of Planning Dept., CNPC. He is also Secretary General of Petroleum Economics Committee of Chinese Petroleum Society, and Deputy Director of the editorial board of the International Petroleum Economics. He was a professor of Southwest Petroleum University, China. He served as Deputy Director of the Centre for Energy Economy and Development Strategy, Energy Rearch Institute, and Assistant Director General of Energy Conservation Information Dissemination Center, NDRC. He took a temporary post as Assistant Mayor of Yaan, Sichuan in 2003. He successively engaged in geological research, energy strategy research and strategic planning work of oil and gas, including participating in the national energy strategy research, organizing CNPC’s "11th five-year plan", "12th five-year" and "13th five-year " plan formulation. He has a great experience in the field of natural gas.
Liu XibinDeputy General ManagerShaanxi Heavy Duty Automobile Co., Ltd
Deputy General Manager
Shaanxi Heavy Duty Automobile Co., Ltd
Du YueGeneral ManagerGangneng (Shanghai) Natural Gas Energy CO., Ltd
Gangneng (Shanghai) Natural Gas Energy CO., Ltd
Luo MinghanDeputy Director GeneralBeihai Maritime Affairs Bureau
Deputy Director General
Beihai Maritime Affairs Bureau
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Is LNG becoming a more economical alternative against diesel in road transportation?
How is the government’s anti-pollution campaign driving the use of LNG-fuelled vehicles?
How fast is the demand for LNG-fuelled trucks growing in China?
How is regulation driving the use of LNG in the marine space?
What are the latest developments in LNG marine bunkering in China?
What lessons can be learned from Europe?
14:45 - 15:15
Networking Coffee Break
15:15 - 16:45
Session 8 – What are the Latest Trends in LNG Contracts, Trading and Pricing?
Wen joined Wood Mackenzie in 2015. She takes a leading role in determining future gas demand market outlooks, and develops thought leadership via regular reports on key industry themes, events and long term China gas market trends.
Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Wen worked at Environmental Defence Fund in New York focusing on improving regulations for the oil and gas industries.
Wen has an MESc in Environmental Science, from Yale University, and a BS in Environmental Science (Honours), from Peking University.
Joseph (Joe) B’Oris joined LNGL on 27 November 2017 as Chief Development Officer with overall responsibility for all aspects of commercial development and marketing, tolling parties and offtake agreements, project development and strategy, and ensuring organizational knowledge regarding market factors impacting global LNG supply and demand. Joe has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry specifically focused in LNG and midstream.
Joe began his career at Getty Oil (later acquired by Texaco). While at Texaco, Joe was responsible for all commercial activities on the Sabine Pipeline, which is the owner and operator of the Henry Hub. Following his position at Texaco, he served in leadership roles in various LNG projects across the world for Nexen Energy/CNOOC Ltd., Shell, Marathon, and Jordan Cove LNG, where he was responsible for commercial and business development activities. Joe most recently operated a private consulting business focused on supporting the development and commercial activities of various LNG development, pipeline, and midstream companies.
Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from The University of Tulsa.
Kenneth FooTeam Leader, Asia LNG AssessmentsS&P Global Platts
Team Leader, Asia LNG Assessments
S&P Global Platts
Kenneth is currently the Singapore-based Team Leader for Asia LNG price assessments. He is responsible for directing and developing Platts' pricing coverage of regional LNG markets, in particular the Platts JKM™ benchmark and the DES West India assessment. Between 2013-2016, Kenneth spearheaded pricing and news analyses of the coking coal, metallurgical coke and steel markets in Asia. He is a frequent speaker at commodity conferences in the UK, Japan, China and India.
Seng Kee was appointed as Head of Marketing for GLX in April 2017. He is tasked to recruit LNG buyers, sellers and traders to the GLX online trading platform.
Seng Kee has over twenty-six years’ experience in LNG marketing/trading, commercial and project management in the international energy industry across Americas, Europe and Asia.
Seng Kee graduated from University of Malaya with an Accountancy Honours Degree, and obtained an MBA in 1998 from RMIT University of Melbourne. Seng Kee has also participated in executive programs at the London Business School and INSEAD.
Ye YishuPresidentCNOOC Gas and Power Trading & Marketing Ltd
CNOOC Gas and Power Trading & Marketing Ltd
Mr. Ye has been with CNOOC for over 15 years and he has been involved, at different stages, along the LNG value chain, including LNG procurement, LNG downstream marketing, LNG spot trading, LNG liquefaction project development, and LNG shipping. Currently, Mr. is the Head of CNOOC Gas & Power Trading and Marketing Ltd in HK.
Ye DongshengChief Executive OfficerENN International Trading (Singapore) Pty
Chief Executive Officer
ENN International Trading (Singapore) Pty
Ye Dongsheng is the Chief Executive Officer of ENN International Trading （Singapore）Pte. His main responsibilities are building trading organization, and developing ENN international LNG trading and procurement strategy. Prior to this position, he was the Chief Economist of Foshan Gas Group Co., Ltd., and the General Manager of the Supply & Transportation Department of Guangdong Dapeng LNG Company Ltd. Ye Dongsheng holds a Master’s Degree of Chemistry from the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS). He also obtained Certificate of Senior Gas Engineer, Certificate of Lawyer and Certificate of Consultant Engineer.
Thomas McMahon has over 30 years of experience in International Exchange based Commodity and Derivative product creation, clearing, trading, and regulatory licensing. Over the past decade, Thom has worked broadly across Asia to bring to market major International Exchange formation and licensing projects in Singapore, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, Dubai, India, and recently concluded the licensing and launch of the Singapore Mercantile Exchange in August, 2010, where he served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director from April 2009 until June 2011.
Thom served as Deputy CEO of ABX, Allocated Bullion Exchange 2012-2013 and member of the Advisory Committee as well as CEO of the UD Trading Group 2014-2015
Prior to his role at the Singapore Mercantile Exchange, Thom was President and Managing Director, Deputy Chairman of the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange from April 2007 until April 2009, overseeing the development and implementation of the Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange from the ground up.
Thom has been involved with commodities since 1977, first as a member of The New York Cotton Exchange and then as a member of The New York Coffee, Sugar, and Cocoa Exchange. He has served in various leadership positions at The New York Mercantile Exchange/COMEX from 1983 through 2003. Thom is a graduate of New York Military Academy and holds a BA in History and Political Science from Farleigh Dickinson University
What are the new trends and business models of LNG trades and purchase agreements?
How much LNG is currently being traded to China on the spot market?
What are the characteristics of those short-term contracts?
What are the preferred pricing indexes for Asian buyers?
How much flexibility will we see in future LNG contracts to China?
Will China become the main Asian LNG Hub?
Are we seeing non-Asian indexes in Asian contracts?
How is the role of traders and portfolio players evolving?
Close of China LNG & Gas International Summit 2018