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In an era of technological disruption, the gas industry needs to develop a coherent message and strategic roadmap on how to effectively encourage the utilization of gas, in particular LNG, in order to stay relevant for the foreseeable future. The Gas Fest is uniquely designed to engage high level leaders and influencers across the value chain, onshore and offshore, in framing the gas agenda. We will drill into opportunities and challenges, identify solutions and form effective collaborations to reinforce the role of LNG in a low-carbon future.
How can the industry be proactive in shaping predictable conditions and regulations to unlock the benefits gas provides?
What are economic and financial incentives that would increase the buy-in for gas?
How can the industry further strengthen its role and positive impact in emerging markets?
What role will emerging technologies play in the future of gas?
What opportunities and challenges do renewables represent for the future of gas?
Making shipping a little greener: the role of LNG in the future shipping fuel mix
Dr Edmund Hughes
Head, Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency Marine Environment Division
GM – Downstream LNG
John F. Hatley PE
Director Market Shaping, Gas Initiatives
Wärtsilä Marine Solutions
Power generation and energy storage
LNG Director – Gas Chain
Director, Technology and Product Management
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
Political, macro-economic and environmental aspects impacting the future of LNG in the energy mix
Senior Advisor to the Secretary General and Head of Sectoral Programmes
World Energy Council
Tjerk de Vries
Executive Vice President and Regional Director
Alternatives and supplementing energy forms to LNG
Director, Sales & Marketing, LNG Solutions
Wärtsilä Energy Solutions
An explosive opening panel featuring Shell, Gasum, World Energy Council and more…
The Gas Fest will be expertly moderated by Dr. Gabrielle Walker.
We are pleased to welcome New York Times bestselling author, David Bodanis to open the second day of the Gas Fest with a powerful presentation to fire up our creative processes and solution-oriented mindsets.
“Gas is vital for maritime, so it’s vital that business and technology leaders in the gas supply chain work together. Gas Fest is exactly what we need right now to help us move forward together.”
Matthieu de Tugny, COO
Marine & Offshore, Bureau Veritas
“At SGMF we strive to facilitate the collaboration for solutions that the shipping industry needs in using gas as fuel. Gas Fest is an innovative framework by the industry that we are only too pleased to support.”
Mark Bell, General Manager
The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel
“We believe the Gas Fest is going to be a game changer in terms of building new and effective collaborations across the onshore and offshore industries – we look forward to honest conversations and the action planning that will take place.”
Jaakko Eskola, President & CEO
“Gas, and in particular small scale LNG, has all the prerequisites to play a vital role during the transition toward a better, greener and more decentralized economy. Many reliable, efficient, innovative, flexible, scalable solutions and initiatives are on the way by many industrial actors. Gas Fest is a great initiative to structure them for accelerating the development of this emerging market.”
Jean-Marc Leroy, Managing Director
Metier Gas Chain, ENGIE
“Anthony Veder is proud to be a co-host of the Gas Fest; we feel this event creates an effective collaboration platform for the industry.”
Jan Valkier, CEO
“Bringing together the relevant players of the regulatory bodies and the Industry will help to accelerate the development of the required global rule sets and infrastructures to enable a wide application of ”LNG as fuel” in the shipping Industry.
WinGD invests substantially into the development of X-DF low speed engines for a more sustainable shipping in the future.”
Rolf Stiefel, Vice President Sales & Marketing
The key objective of the Gas Fest concept is to work towards cleaner energy for the many and we have kick-started the journey by drilling into opportunities and challenges of gas in a low-carbon future.
Economical, ecological and societal sustainability are the core values of the Gas Fest and we actively explore new ways to decrease carbon footprint but also to increase long term economic development and human wellbeing.
The Gas Fest is fully committed to retain positive environmental performance, societal impacts and economic sustainability by:
- Favoring innovative digital solutions
- Reducing waste and ensuring recycling
- Increasing sustainability of the consumables
- Supporting local suppliers, communities & businesses
- Improving communications to delegates about sustainability
- Ensuring cost efficiency with smart planning, smart buying and localized production
- Ensuring 100% transparency to the sustainability processes