EVENT

Gas, LNG & The Future of Energy 2024

22-23 October 2024

08:00 - 17:00 BST

City of London, UK

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Early Bird Tickets are £995 + 20% UK VAT per person. Save £300 off the £1295 standard rate by 31 July.

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Join us at the second annual Wood Mackenzie Gas, LNG & The Future of Energy Conference in the City of London from 22-23 October 2024 for industry expert insights and debates to gain a global perspective on themes including:

  • Today’s solution, tomorrow’s problem – what is the future for gas and LNG?
  • A pathway forward for the future of gas and LNG in Asia
    Examining lowering of emissions within the gas and LNG industry
  • How will AI transform gas and energy?
  • North America: domestic dynamics and implications on global LNG markets
  • What are the emerging technologies that could transform the gas and LNG industry?
  • Diversifying and sourcing new LNG supply
  • Financing gas and LNG through the energy transition
  • The future of pipelines, regasification, and storage in Europe
  • Contracts: pricing, flexibility, and indexation – what is the way forward?
  • Exploring key developments impacting LNG shipping

Be a part of the discussions that bring together senior leaders from European gas aggregators and utilities, Asian LNG buyers and traders, international energy companies, investment bankers and project financiers as well as, North American E&P, LNG players and shippers, commodity traders, and law firms.

Organisations attending this year include:

Aker BP ASA Grain LNG SEB
Antero Resources Honeywell UOP Shell International
Barclays K Line LNG Shipping (UK) Ltd. SMBC Bank International PLC
Capital World Investors KAEFER Limited SSE PLC
Chevron Kellas Midstream Limited SSY
ConocoPhillips Kosmos Energy Sval Energi AS
EDF LKAB Total Metal Recyclers
EDP  MIBGAS SA TotalEnergies E & P
Enbridge MOL (Europe Africa) Ltd Uniper Global Commodities SE
Europe Arab Bank MVM CEEnergy Zrt. voestalpine Rohstoffbeschaffungs GmbH
Excelerate Energy National Gas Transmission Warwick Business School
Gasfleet Engineering Limited National Grid Woodside Energy
Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation NextDecade Wood Mackenzie 
Government of Western Australia QatarEnergy  
  • 30+ Speakers

    From across the gas and LNG value chain.

  • 250+ Attendees

    Gathered in 2023.

  • 30+ countries

    Represented across the globe.

Speaking and branding opportunities are available.

Be part of the agenda and get your brand in front of the audience through a panel discussion or a fireside chat with a senior Wood Mackenzie Analyst.

To arrange an exploratory discussion:

Contact Ro Pleasant, Head of Event & Creative Sponsorships on events@woodmac.com 

 

 

 

 

Be at one of the most significant gatherings for the LNG, Gas and drivers of the energy transition.

Speaking on this year's agenda:

Utilising Wood Mackenzie’s expertise, thought leadership and industry connections, this conference provides an unrivalled chance to meet and hear from leading experts, helping you make smarter business decisions and develop your long-term strategy.

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Registration

Early Bird Tickets are £995 + 20% UK VAT per person. Save £300 off the £1295 standard rate when you book by 31 July.

Discounted rates for Wood Mackenzie clients / subscribers and group bookings for two or more people from one company are also available. Contact Laurence Allen on events@woodmac.com for more information. 

Agenda

8:00 AM

GMT

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and refreshments

9:00 AM

GMT

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM

Welcome and opening remarks

Valerie Purvis

Executive Vice President, Head of Commodities

Wood Mackenzie

9:05 AM

GMT

9:05 AM - 9:25 AM

Wood Mackenzie insight: Global outlook and a critical overview of challenges and developments within

Massimo Di Odoardo

Vice President, Gas and LNG Research

Wood Mackenzie

9:25 AM

GMT

9:25 AM - 10:05 AM

Keynote panel discussion: Today’s solution, tomorrow’s problem – what is the future for gas and LNG?

Simon Flowers

Chairman and Chief Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

De la Rey Venter

Chief Executive Officer

MidOcean Energy

10:05 AM

GMT

10:05 AM - 10:25 AM

Keynote fireside chat

10:25 AM

GMT

10:25 AM - 11:00 AM

Networking and refreshments

11:00 AM

GMT

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Keynote interview

Simon Flowers

Chairman and Chief Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

11:30 AM

GMT

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Panel discussion: A pathway forward for the future of gas and LNG in Asia

Gavin Thompson

Vice Chairman for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Wood Mackenzie

Sandeep Kumar Gupta

Chairman and Managing Director

GAIL (India)

12:10 PM

GMT

12:10 PM - 12:30 PM

Fireside chat

12:30 PM

GMT

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Networking lunch

2:00 PM

GMT

2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

Panel discussion: Examining lowering of emissions within the gas and LNG industry

Valentina Kretzschmar

Vice President Consulting, Climate Risk and Strategy

Wood Mackenzie

Gavin Law

Head of Gas and Power Consulting

Wood Mackenzie

2:40 PM

GMT

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM

Fireside chat

3:00 PM

GMT

3:00 PM - 3:40 PM

Panel discussion: How will AI transform gas and energy?

Kristy Kramer

Vice President, Head of Gas and LNG Consulting

Wood Mackenzie

3:40 PM

GMT

3:40 PM - 4:15 PM

Networking and refreshments

4:15 PM

GMT

4:15 PM - 4:25 PM

Wood Mackenzie insight: Outlook for gas and LNG market in North America

Dulles Wang

Director, Americas Gas and LNG Research

Wood Mackenzie

4:25 PM

GMT

4:25 PM - 4:55 PM

Panel discussion - North America: domestic dynamics and implications for global LNG markets

Ixchel Castro

Vice President, Head of Gas and LNG Markets

Wood Mackenzie

Neil Somma

Executive Director - Energy Products

CME Group

4:55 PM

GMT

4:55 PM - 5:25 PM

Wood Mackenzie debate & discussion: Which emerging technologies could transform the industry?

Kateryna Filippenko

Research Director, Global Gas Markets

Wood Mackenzie

5:25 PM

GMT

5:25 PM - 5:30 PM

Closing remarks: summary of day one and preview of day two

5:30 PM

GMT

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Networking drinks reception - sponsored by CME Group

8:00 AM

GMT

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and refreshments

9:00 AM

GMT

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM

Welcome and opening remarks

Andrew Pearson

Senior Vice President, Head of Gas & LNG

Wood Mackenzie

9:05 AM

GMT

9:05 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote interview

9:30 AM

GMT

9:30 AM - 10:10 AM

Panel discussion: Diversifying and sourcing new LNG supply

Frank Harris

Head of Global LNG Consulting

Wood Mackenzie

James MacTaggart

Chief Marketing Officer

NextDecade

Charlotte Raggett

President

Rockies LNG

Steve Brann

Head of LNG Origination

Vitol

10:10 AM

GMT

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

Fireside chat

10:30 AM

GMT

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Networking and refreshments

11:00 AM

GMT

11:00 AM - 11:40 AM

Panel discussion: Financing gas and LNG through the energy transition

Nicole Papaioannou

Director, Gas & LNG Consulting

Wood Mackenzie

11:40 AM

GMT

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Fireside chat

12:00 PM

GMT

12:00 PM - 12:40 PM

Panel discussion: The future of pipelines, regasification, and storage in Europe

Lucy Cullen

Research Director, EMEA Gas & LNG Research

Wood Mackenzie

12:40 PM

GMT

12:40 PM - 1:55 PM

Networking lunch

2:00 PM

GMT

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Wood Mackenzie insight: Short-term outlook for LNG

2:15 PM

GMT

2:15 PM - 2:35 PM

Fireside chat

2:35 PM

GMT

2:35 PM - 3:15 PM

Panel discussion: The role of LNG trading in the global gas industry

Eric McGuire

Director of Natural Gas and LNG Analytics

Wood Mackenzie

3:15 PM

GMT

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Networking and refreshments

3:45 PM

GMT

3:45 PM - 4:25 PM

Panel discussion: Contracts - pricing, flexibility, and indexation – what is the way forward?

Mangesh Patankar

VP. Gas and LNG Consulting

Wood Mackenzie

4:25 PM

GMT

4:25 PM - 5:05 PM

Panel discussion: Exploring key developments affecting LNG shipping

Fraser Carson

Senior Research Analyst, Global LNG

Wood Mackenzie

5:05 PM

GMT

5:05 PM - 5:15 PM

Event summary: Five key take-aways

Speakers

If you would like to give a presentation at this event, please send a proposed title and three or four bullet points about the topic to Namrata Patel, Content Manager on events@woodmac.com

Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor - CME Group

As the world's leading derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) enables clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios, and analyze data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest ratesequity indexesforeign exchangeenergyagricultural products and metals.  The company offers futures and options on futures trading through the CME Globex® platform, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and foreign exchange trading on the EBS platform.  In addition, it operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, CME Clearing. 

Speaking and branding opportunities are available. Contact Ro Pleasant on events@woodmac.com to set up an exploratory call.

The second annual Wood Mackenzie Gas, LNG and The Future of Energy conference 2024 is expected to be one of the most significant industry gatherings. Your organisation will be mixing with industry decision-makers and influencers seeking investment, partnerships, and the latest business enhancing-technologies. 

Key facts from the first edition in 2023:

• Global audience: 250+ attendees from over 30 countries
• Quality and reliability: 94% of delegates that registered, then actually attended
• Seniority: 42% of delegates were director level or above

 

Gas, LNG & The Future of Energy Conference Audience Profile

Be part of the forward thinking discussion at an event not to be missed. All speaking slots are in one main auditorium meaning exclusive engagement with 250+ attendees. Options include:

  • Panel discussions on topical conversations with Wood Mackenzie and industry experts
  • Fireside chats which give you an exclusive one to one conversation on the stage with a senior Wood Mackenzie analyst

You can also utilise your branding presence by hosting one of our networking functions with a hospitality sponsorship package.

Participation as Wood Mackenzie event sponsor also means a comprehensive digital marketing strategy to reach a wider audience beyond the physical event. Your company will receive dedicated exposure on our event website, email marketing campaigns, social media platforms to  ensure maximum visibility and engagement.

To find out how you can get involved:

Contact Ro Pleasant, Head of Event & Creative Sponsorships on events@woodmac.com 

 

 

Why attend the 2nd annual Gas, LNG & The Future of Energy conference?

Having navigated through the energy crisis brought by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the gas and LNG industry is now confronted with a new set of challenges, including the Biden administration’s temporary pause on LNG permits, decarbonisation of gas, volatile prices, and cost inflation. With growing concerns about climate change, the question is, what does the future of gas and LNG hold?

Join us this year to:

Meet the key leaders in the gas and LNG industry, gain insight into project developments, forge new partnerships and be part of the candid conversation that is not reported in papers or research..

Connect with the most important stakeholders. Take the opportunity to network with 180+ like-minded industry professionals and Wood Mackenzie experts from across the gas and LNG value chain to exchange ideas and form new business relationships.

Stay up-to-date on the different market, investment and corporate dynamics shaping the industry, and the role of gas in supporting the energy transition.

Find out more about discounted tickets to attend the 2nd annual Gas, LNG & The Future of Energy Conference 2024.

A ticket to attend includes:

• Exclusive and inspiring insights from the Wood Mackenzie team of subject matter experts and industry leaders

• Peer to peer networking opportunities where you can make essential connections and have crucial conversations

• Access to the event app: Prepare for the event and gain the most from the programme and venue on the day

• Refreshments and lunches on both days

• Re-cap on the essential information with speaker presentation downloads (where permission has been given) post-conference

Discounted rates for Wood Mackenzie clients / subscribers and group bookings for two or more people from one company are available.

Contact Laurence Allen on events@woodmac.com

 

  • 30+ Speakers

    From across the gas and LNG value chain.

  • 250+ Attendees

    Gathered in 2023.

  • 30+ Countries

    Represented across the globe.

 

Be at one of the most significant gatherings for the LNG, Gas and drivers of the energy transition.

The audience will comprise representation from across the gas and LNG supply chain including: 

  • European gas aggregators and utilities
  • Infrastructure investors and private equity
  • Asian LNG buyers and traders
  • International energy companies
  • Investment banking and project finance
  • North American E&P, infrastructure, and LNG players
  • Commodity traders
  • LNG Shippers
  • EPC and construction companies
  • Law Firms

James MacTaggart

Chief Marketing Officer

NextDecade

James MacTaggart is based in Singapore and has over 25 years of experience delivering large and complex deals in the LNG and natural gas industry, working across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. He has executed long-term LNG sale and purchase agreements supporting positive final investment decisions on five greenfield LNG projects. Before joining NextDecade, MacTaggart served more than 20 years with Shell in various marketing and trading positions, with his last role as General Manager of Shell’s Gas and LNG Markets business in Asia, India, and the Middle East. During his tenure, he also set up Shell’s gas trading business in India. MacTaggart completed his undergraduate studies in classical and modern Chinese at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and holds an M.B.A. with distinction from Bayes Business School.

Gavin Law

Head of Gas and Power Consulting

Wood Mackenzie

Gavin’s expertise lies in assisting diverse energy companies to identify risks and opportunities in their business, and supporting them in building strategies to exploit changing market opportunities. Most recently, he has been directing our landmark upstream carbon emissions study, working with the world's leading oil and gas companies to evaluate upstream emissions and impact on future value. In his 24 years at Wood Mackenzie, Gavin has built trusted relationships within the leading gas and LNG companies worldwide. His research background enables him to blend a seasoned operational perspective with insight into the latest market trends and issues. He has played a key role in a wide range of high profile consulting projects and industry events related to the global gas and LNG market. Prior to his current role, Gavin was Head of Global LNG, responsible for both research and consulting. He developed a holistic strategy for LNG business and built relationships with the leading global LNG importers. Gavin began his career at BG Plc and has worked as an independent consultant.

Dulles Wang

Director, Americas Gas and LNG Research

Wood Mackenzie

As a director on our Americas Gas and LNG Research team, Dulles delivers analysis of all aspects of the natural gas value chain, and explores how changing market dynamics affect gas prices and market opportunities. Dulles’ industry experience spans private and public sectors, starting with natural gas consulting at The Brattle Group, and fuels fundamental analysis and physical gas scheduling at NRG Energy. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, he was an energy markets regulator at the Alberta Securities Commission, providing primary regulatory oversight of what is now ICE NGX.

De la Rey Venter

Chief Executive Officer

MidOcean Energy

Mr. Venter is the CEO of MidOcean Energy, EIG’s LNG focused investment vehicle. He joined EIG in 2022 after 20 years with Shell where he was, amongst other roles, the Global Head of LNG and a member of the leadership teams of Shell’s Upstream and Integrated Gas and New Energies directorates. He started his career in the mining industry with a variety of strategies, sales, marketing and distribution roles with Samancor and Billiton. Over the course of his career the Venter family has lived in South Africa, the Netherlands, the UK, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and the USA. Mr. Venter holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting from the Northwest University in South Africa, an Honours Degree in Investment Management from the University of Johannesburg and an MBA from the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Ixchel Castro

Vice President, Head of Gas and LNG Markets

Wood Mackenzie

Ixchel leads our research on downstream markets in North and Latin America. She is responsible for engaging with clients in the region with a specific focus on refined product markets, balances and prices. She also develops the exports and pricing forecast for Latin American crude. Ixchel joined Wood Mackenzie in 2012, covering Latin America for the Energy Markets team in our Houston office. She also worked in Paris, covering Southern European markets as part of the Gas & Power team. In 2016, she joined the Oils team to lead the research practice in Mexico City, with a focus on downstream and midstream analysis for Latin America. Before joining Wood Mackenzie, Ixchel worked at PMI, International Trading (Pemex) in crude trading and refined product analysis. Earlier in her career she also worked in the energy division of the World Bank, undertaking research on power interconnections in South America.

Kateryna Filippenko

Research Director, Global Gas Markets

Wood Mackenzie

Kateryna joined Wood Mackenzie's upstream research team in 2012 and moved to the global gas and LNG team in 2019. Her focus is on the European gas market and the development of alternative scenarios. Kateryna has considerable research and consulting experience in European gas. She regularly meets with oil and gas producers, service companies, banks and other actors to discuss industry developments. Kateryna frequently takes part in client briefings on key topics.

Massimo Di Odoardo

Vice President, Gas and LNG Research

Wood Mackenzie

Massimo brings extensive knowledge of the entire gas industry value chain to his current position as Vice President of Gas and LNG Research. Massimo joined Wood Mackenzie in 2007 as a consultant, where he advised NOCs, IOCs and European utilities on global gas and pricing dynamics. He later transitioned to the research division, where he soon became the content lead for European gas and then for global gas and LNG, responsible for articulating our view on market fundamentals, pricing dynamics and corporate developments. Before joining Wood Mackenzie, Massimo worked in the strategy department at Eni SpA, where he was responsible for developing global gas scenario analyses to support strategic investments. Massimo speaks regularly at conferences and with media, and remains deeply engaged with the industry. Travelling to see and discuss market dynamics with customers is at the heart of his job, enabling him to constantly challenge and evolve his own view of the global gas and LNG market.

Valerie Purvis

Executive Vice President, Head of Commodities

Wood Mackenzie

Valerie Purvis leads the Chemicals, Metals and Mining, Oils, Gas and LNG divisions at Wood Mackenzie. Val’s teams provide customers with unique data and insight that drives smarter, more strategic decision-making. She builds and strengthens customer relationships, enhancing Wood Mackenzie’s reputation as a leader and trusted partner in the natural resources industry. Val joined the Chemicals division in 2016 to lead the integration of Wood Mackenzie’s acquisition of PCI – a consortium of five specialist chemicals companies. Under her leadership, the combined division has begun generating profits and shown a compounded annual growth rate of 15% over four years. Since then, Val has expanded her leadership remit to other commodity divisions of the business. Her first position with Wood Mackenzie was leading a team of Upstream energy analysts, focusing on exploration and production in the Gulf of Mexico. She went on to lead multiple teams at the company in Russia and the Caspian Sea. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Val was a geophysicist in the upstream oil and gas industry. She gained experience working in numerous offshore locations, with a focus on Nigeria and the South China Sea. In addition to her primary roles, Val is the executive sponsor of the sustainability initiative at Wood Mackenzie. Val holds a BSc with Honours in Geoscience from the University of St. Andrews.

Kristy Kramer

Vice President, Head of Gas and LNG Consulting

Wood Mackenzie

Kristy brings over fifteen years of gas and energy industry experience to her current role leading Wood Mackenzie’s Gas and LNG Consulting Practice. Kristy joined our consulting practice in 2016, working with clients to evaluate investment opportunities, design portfolio strategies and support project financing. She later transitioned to lead a global gas and LNG research team, delivering fundamental supply, demand and pricing analysis across global and regional gas markets, before returning to consulting. In her time at Wood Mackenzie, Kristy has worked with a wide range of clients through the gas and LNG value chain and across the globe. Earlier in her career, Kristy spent eight years at ExxonMobil, where she held a number of roles with responsibilities including leading deal evaluation and developing portfolio strategies for both proprietary gas and joint venture LNG assets.

Mangesh Patankar

VP. Gas and LNG Consulting

Wood Mackenzie

Mangesh has 18 years of experience in the gas/LNG industry, with a mix of Consulting and Industry background. Mangesh rejoined Wood Mackenzie in Nov 2017, having previously worked with the company for 7 years during 2009-15. During his tenure with Wood Mackenzie, he has been involved in due diligence on gas/LNG & power assets, LNG procurement engagements for Asian buyers, Lenders’ Market Advisory for LNG liquefaction and regas projects, economic modelling & financial feasibility studies for gas/LNG assets, gas monetisation strategies in Asia and Middle East regions. During 2016-17, he worked in another consulting firm and was involved in conceptualising small scale Floating Regas terminal projects in India and Philippines. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie in 2009, he was with Shell’s LNG team in India for ~3 years as business analyst covering the Indian gas market. Prior to that, he worked for CRISIL Infrastructure Advisory (A Standard & Poor’s company) in India as Manager – Fuels Practice. Mangesh holds an MBA in Oil and Gas from University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India and is a certified Energy Risk Professional (ERP) from Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). He is an Associate Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has also cleared the examination conducted by the Institute of Costs & Works Accountants of India.

Fraser Carson

Senior Research Analyst, Global LNG

Wood Mackenzie

Fraser has extensive research and project management experience across the LNG value chain. He leads Wood Mackenzie’s research of LNG shipping assets, leveraging our unrivalled global LNG data to produce considered and independent analysis of LNG shipping markets, costs and trade. He is also a specialist in LNG asset valuations and project economics for the EMEA region and has participated in a wide range of consulting projects, including new business development, market advisory, opportunity screenings and cost benchmarking. In addition to his LNG asset responsibilities, Fraser is heavily involved in modelling Wood Mackenzie’s bi-annual, long-term global gas forecasts, taking primary ownerships of the global LNG view within each outlook. Fraser joined Wood Mackenzie in October 2018 and is based in Spain. He previously worked in corporate finance and restructuring for the Royal Bank of Scotland (now NatWest Group), based in Edinburgh.

Nicole Papaioannou

Director, Gas & LNG Consulting

Wood Mackenzie

Nicole is a Director in Wood Mackenzie’s EMEA Gas & LNG Consulting team, bringing 15 years of knowledge in the gas and LNG industry. Her main focus lies across the complete LNG value chain, including advising on market fundamentals, project development, project financing, marketing and negotiations across the full commercial agreement suite. Most recently, she has led and supported project financing work and transactional work on multiple US LNG export facilities and she has also conducted numerous studies and transactions covering LNG import terminals in NW Europe. Nicole joined from Mott MacDonald, where she spent 3 years advising the Government of Mozambique in its discussions with the Operators, enhancing its negotiating capacity through provision of understanding of the upstream gas production, the overall project economics and the proposed LNG marketing strategy. Throughout her years of working in the sector, she has provided commercial advice to Governments, Lenders, Investors, International Financial Institutions, Traders and IOCs in Europe, Africa and the Americas. Nicole holds a PhD and MEng in Chemical Engineering, and an MSc in Energy Policy, all from Imperial College London.

Sandeep Kumar Gupta

Chairman and Managing Director

GAIL (India)

Before joining GAIL in October 2022, Shri Gupta held the position of Director (Finance) since August 2019 on the Board of Indian Oil Corporation Limited, the leading PSU integrated Energy Company in Fortune “Global 500”, and several group companies. As Director (Finance), he was in charge of F&A, Treasury, Pricing, International Trade, Optimization, Information Systems, Corporate Affairs, Legal, Risk Management, etc. Shri Gupta has wide experience of over 34 years of Oil & Gas Industry and held different positions in Indian Oil Corporate Office, Refineries Head Office and Refineries at Guwahati, Baroda and Mathura. Shri Sandeep Gupta has received training through renowned institutions like IIM Calcutta, University of Maryland, Washington, Harvard Business School, XLRI Jamshedpur and IIM Ahmedabad. Shri Gupta has received prestigious individual recognition such as “CA CFO – Large Corporate – Manufacturing and Infrastructure Category” in January 2021 by ICAI for Financial & Risk Management during Pandemic and was adjudged among Top 30 CFOs in India by StartupLanes.com in May 2022. Shri Sandeep Kumar Gupta is also the Chairman of Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) for the year 2023-25. SCOPE is an apex professional organization representing the Central Government Public Enterprises. Shri Gupta was recently honoured with ‘India’s Best CEO’ award for Oil and Gas Sector by India Today Group.

Neil Somma

Executive Director - Energy Products

CME Group

Charlotte Raggett

President

Rockies LNG

Ms. Raggett is the President & CEO of Rockies LNG Partners and has been working with Rockies since 2018, initially as the Chief Commercial Officer and now as President & CEO. Rockies LNG is a partnership of Canadian natural gas producers working together to develop LNG export opportunities for Canadian natural gas. Prior to joining Rockies LNG, Ms. Raggett worked at various upstream and midstream companies including 5 years at Seven Generations Energy as Vice President of Market Development and 10 years at Aux Sable as the Vice President, Supply & Marketing and Chief Commercial Officer. Her career assignments have included business development, marketing, logistics, economic analysis, commercial operations and commodity trading. She has over 30 years of energy industry experience at companies including Williams Energy Canada, Inter Pipeline, TransCanada Midstream, Dow Chemical Canada, and the Canadian Energy Research Institute. Ms. Raggett earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics from Queen’s University and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Calgary. She is currently the Registrar for the Calgary Highland Dancing Association and has served as the president of the Economics Society of Calgary and on the board of the Industrial Gas Consumers Association of Alberta, in addition to various not-for-profit boards.

Andrew Pearson

Senior Vice President, Head of Gas & LNG

Wood Mackenzie

Andrew is the Head of our Gas & LNG business and is responsible for its strategic direction and operational success. He has lived and worked in Europe and the US operating in various leadership roles across the gas, power and renewables, coal and oil markets. He first joined Wood Mackenzie in 2001 and was initially in our Middle East Upstream Research team, before moving into the Commodities business in 2005 to establish our LNG research offerings. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Andrew worked as a geologist in the North Sea. Andrew holds a MSc from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and a BSc (Hons) from the University of Aberdeen.

Steve Brann

Head of LNG Origination

Vitol

Steve is Head of LNG Origination at Vitol.  Previously he was Managing Director of Vitol Dubai Limited.   Since joining the firm in 2007, Mr. Brann has served as a member of Vitol’s investment and origination teams, with a focus on Gas and Power solutions across EMEA and the Asian subcontinent. Mr. Brann graduated from Harvard with High Honours and with Distinction from London Business School.

Eric McGuire

Director of Natural Gas and LNG Analytics

Wood Mackenzie

Eric is a Director of Research, overseeing Wood Mackenzie’s North America S&D team. He has 18 years of natural gas market experience with time spent working for both BP and PetroChina where he focused on analytics and trading across North American markets, global gas markets, and LNG. Before joining Wood Mackenzie, he served as the General Manager of Natural Gas and LNG trading for PetroChina International America.

Simon Flowers

Chairman and Chief Analyst

Wood Mackenzie

Simon has a long history with Wood Mackenzie. He first joined the company in 1983, as a North-West Europe upstream analyst, later moving to Sydney to become an equity analyst covering the Australian oil, gas and mining sectors. On returning to the UK in 1992, Simon was a No.1 ranked oil analyst with NatWest Markets after which he took on the role of MD and Head of Pan European Utilities Research with Bank of America Merrill Lynch. There he worked with the boards of many utility companies and was involved in most of the major European privatisations, including Enel, EdF and GdF. Simon re-joined Wood Mackenzie in 2010, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience across a breadth of commodities and sectors including oil and gas, utilities and mining. His experience makes him uniquely qualified to occupy the role of Chief Analyst and Chairman, which sees him produce high-value content and thematic research. Simon’s views on the issues shaping the energy world are regularly sought by industry leaders as well as international media.

Frank Harris

Head of Global LNG Consulting

Wood Mackenzie

Frank leads our LNG consulting practice worldwide; he brings almost 25 years of expertise in strategy development and market analysis together with profound knowledge and understanding of the global business. A recognised expert on the global LNG industry, Frank has worked with many leading utilities and midstream and downstream gas companies on market positioning, trends and forecasting as well as project development. He has also advised upstream clients on developing integrated gas strategies. For National Oil Companies, Frank has worked on gas monetisation strategies, with particular focus on LNG project development; he has supported multiple LNG facility financing projects. Frank has considerable knowledge of advising on the procurement and sale of LNG and is a founder of our LNG Service. Early in his career, he worked for Andersen Consulting’s utilities team on energy market liberalisation. He is familiar with gas markets across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australasia and the Americas.

Lucy Cullen

Research Director, EMEA Gas & LNG Research

Wood Mackenzie

Lucy is a principal analyst in Wood Mackenzie’s Asia Pacific Gas & LNG team, primarily focused on supply, demand, contract and price analysis for the Northeast Asian markets. Lucy joined the team in Singapore in 2019, having spent over six years with Wood Mackenzie research in the UK. Lucy was part of the global gas research team in the UK with responsibility for developing European gas supply analysis. Lucy joined Wood Mackenzie in 2012 as an intern in the Energy Markets research team, producing long-term energy balances by looking at inter-fuel competition and energy demand drivers. Lucy has also worked on a number of consulting projects in the areas of gas monetisation, market entry and opportunity screenings and cost analysis in Europe, North Africa and the Caspian.

Gavin Thompson

Vice Chairman for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Wood Mackenzie

Gavin works as Vice Chairman for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Gavin joined Wood Mackenzie in 1997, managing the company's Asia Pacific Energy Markets team from 2000 - 2003. Between 2003-2014 Gavin was based in Beijing managing Wood Mackenzie's China Business and leading the company's energy research on China. Gavin relocated to Wood Mackenzie's Tokyo office in 2014 to head the Northeast research business. In January 2017 he took up the position of Head of Asia Pacific Research, based in Singapore with a team of over 100 analysts. In early 2019 he was appointed vice chairman for Wood Mackenzie's Asia Pacific business in 2003 before relocating to London for his current role.

Valentina Kretzschmar

Vice President Consulting, Climate Risk and Strategy

Wood Mackenzie

Dr Valentina Kretzschmar has over 25 years of experience in the energy sector. She is a senior expert, with a focus on corporate energy transition strategies and climate reporting. She joined Wood Mackenzie’s Consulting team in June 2023 from Capricorn Energy, where she served as Energy Transition Director, responsible for the company’s climate change and energy transition strategy and reporting. Before Capricorn, Valentina spent 18 years at Wood Mackenzie across Corporate, Upstream Russia and Caspian and Coal Research teams. As Vice President of Corporate Research, she led the development of Corporate New Energy Research. She is an Advisory Board Member at CausewayGT – a geothermal company. She also held a non-executive director role on the board of NHST Global Media (Norway).

Giles Farrer

Vice President Research, Commodities, Gas & LNG

Wood Mackenzie

Giles heads our LNG and gas asset research team and manages our market-leading LNG Service & Tool and LNG Corporate Service. He has nearly twenty years of experience in the energy industry, with the last fifteen focused on gas and LNG. He has built a deep understanding of all commercial aspects of the industry including supply, asset valuation, shipping, demand, contracts and gas infrastructure. As part of his role, Giles provides expert insight, advice and data on the LNG market to customers around the world, and provides support to our global gas service, tool and model products. When he first joined Wood Mackenzie, Giles worked in our upstream group covering the Middle East and South Asia. He previously worked for Evaluate Energy in London.