LNG vessel at sunset

Wood Mackenzie at Japan LNG & Gas Summit 2018

  • Hilton
  • Tokyo, Japan
We are pleased to announce Wood Mackenzie as the official knowledge partner for the 2018 CWC Gas Conferences in Tokyo, Beijing and Singapore. For queries relating to Wood Mackenzie's participation at the event, please contact: estrelita.chirayath@woodmac.com.

Agenda

    • 06 February 2018

      • Supply & Demand - The Next Wave of LNG Suppliers & Buyers

        • Where will the next wave of LNG supply projects come from? 
          • US, Mozambique, Russia
        • What will be the role of Japan in absorbing that supply?
        • Which are the other relevant markets for LNG imports in the region?
        • What are buyers looking for in this new flexible context?
        • What innovative approaches are we seeing to transacting LNG in the long, medium and short term?
        • How are LNG developers bringing cost down?

         

        Moderator:

        Nicholas Browne, Head of Asia Gas and Power Research 

        Speakers

        • Nicholas joined Wood Mackenzie in 2007 as a consultant in London. Based in Singapore since 2012, he leads two Wood Mackenzie Asia research teams: Gas & LNG, and Power & Renewables. The teams provides commercial analysis on LNG, gas, renewable and electricity markets, pricing and trends across Asia. He also leads Wood Mackenzie’s global LNG Corporate research. An energy markets and LNG specialist, he has advised on several major international infrastructure transactions and project financing engagements. He also completed projects across the gas value chain such as on gas monetization options, transport economics and market entry strategies. Nicholas joined Wood Mackenzie from Total, where he worked on their gas & power trading floor, in addition to gas sales and marketing. Nicholas holds a B.A. from Trinity College Dublin, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD.

    • 07 February 2018

      • Opening Remarks: Summit Day 2

        Nicholas Browne

        Speakers

        • Nicholas joined Wood Mackenzie in 2007 as a consultant in London. Based in Singapore since 2012, he leads two Wood Mackenzie Asia research teams: Gas & LNG, and Power & Renewables. The teams provides commercial analysis on LNG, gas, renewable and electricity markets, pricing and trends across Asia. He also leads Wood Mackenzie’s global LNG Corporate research. An energy markets and LNG specialist, he has advised on several major international infrastructure transactions and project financing engagements. He also completed projects across the gas value chain such as on gas monetization options, transport economics and market entry strategies. Nicholas joined Wood Mackenzie from Total, where he worked on their gas & power trading floor, in addition to gas sales and marketing. Nicholas holds a B.A. from Trinity College Dublin, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD.

      • Opening New Markets & Building New Demand in Asia

        • Asia and Japan demand outlook
          • How much gas is going to Japan and Asia?
          • Who are the main players supplying the region?
        • What's the appetite for LNG from existing markets and where will new demand come from?
        • How are Japanese companies building demand in other Asian countries?
        • What does Japan need to do to maximise the potential for small-scale LNG markets in Southeast Asia?
        • What do countries in Asia need in order to establish a long-term sustainable LNG business?
        • What are the main partnership opportunities for international companies?
        • How can government, private companies and banks work together to overcome  creditworthiness and financial risks?
        • Will FSRUs be the most suitable option for small and medium size new markets?

         

        Moderator:

        Thanasis Kofinakos, Director, Head of Gas & LNG Consulting

        Speakers

        • Thanasis is based in Seoul since May 2016. He has around 12 years experience in LNG/gas and power. Since joining Wood Mackenzie he has been involved in LNG/gas markets, infrastructure economics, strategy and contract negotiation projects for NOCs, trading houses and major. Notable projects that he has been responsible for were LNG trading and hubs work for Tokyo Gas, Hanyang, PERTAMINA, Rasgas and LNG procurement advisory for KOGAS, TOTAL, JERA, GS, SK, and POSCO Energy amongst others. He has also been the lead instructor for LNG focused training in the annually organised PETRONAS Natural Gas Course in 3 separate occasions. Before Wood Mackenzie, Thanasis spent 7 years in a variety of international roles within ExxonMobil Gas and Power. This period included a 4 year secondment in Qatar where he was part of the LNG sales team for RasGas LNG, responsible for marketing more than 35 mmtpa of LNG. His experience covers analytical, supply chain and commercial negotiations aspects of the LNG/gas and power business. Thanasis holds an MBA from Cardiff University, UK and a BSc in Economics (First) from the University of Piraeus, Greece. In addition, he is an alumnus of London Business School. He is a fluent Greek and Spanish speaker, has basic knowledge of Portuguese and French, and he is currently learning Korean.