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The multi-award winning Gas Fest is a unique ‘for industry, by industry’ platform that takes place at a time when the world is transitioning towards a carbon neutral future. The Gas Fest provides a unique interactive platform for executives representing organizations across gas value chain to share knowledge and develop strategies related to the role of gas in decarbonising shipping.

Co-create solutions with targeted and relevant peers including:

  • Jorg Erdmann, Head of Sustainability, Hapag-Lloyd
  • Tom Strang, Senior Vice President, Carnival Maritime
  • Anne-Sophie Corbeau, Head of Gas Analysis, BP
  • Martin Crawford-Brunt, CEO, RightShip 
  • Felix Leggewie, Chief Operating Officer, Schulte Group
  • Simon Davies, Executive Director – Natural Resources, Structured Finance Division, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
  • Abdoulaye Diouf, Market Development Manager & Lead for LNG Process, GTT
  • Katan Hirchand, Co-Head, Energy Advisory & Project Finance, Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking 
  • Bob Vogelzang, Head of Transportation – South Europe, ABN AMRO
  • Dr. Tristan Smith, Head of Shipping Group, University College London Energy Institute
  • Tahir Faruqui, General Manager – Downstream LNG, Shell

Key themes to be tackled in small self-selected teams include:

  • Preparations and Planning for the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap
  • The Role for LNG as a Ship Fuel to 2050 and Beyond
  • Sustainability and the Environment: Shifting Trends in the Financing of Shipping
  • Reducing Energy Needs of Vessels – Taking a holistic approach
  • Fuel Suitability for Deep-Sea Ocean Shipping – Comparison & Economics
  • Biogas and Carbon - Neutral Gas Fuels
  • Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Technology – Are We Delaying the Inevitable?

Recommended hotels

While you are free to stay at any hotel of your choice in Lisbon, here are a few we have selected for your reference. We will also arrange shuttle bus transfers to the event venue from these hotels.

Altis Avenida Hotel

Rua 1º Dezembro, 120
1200-360 Lisbon

Heritage Avenida Liberdade Hotel

Avenida da Liberdade, 28
1250-145 Lisbon

Inspira Santa Marta Hotel

Unfortunaly this hotel is now full

Rua de Santa Marta 48
1150-297 Lisbon

We are pleased to offer a complimentary shuttle bus service

There are two buses. 2nd bus is scheduled to leave 10 minutes later than the first one.

Wednesday 20th

Timings for departure of the first bus

7:55 Inspira Santa Marta Hotel

8:05 Heritage Avenida Liberdade Hotel

8:10 Altis Avenida hotel

8:25 The Gas Fest venue

Thursday 21st

Timings for departure of the first bus

8:30 Inspira Santa Marta Hotel

8:40 Heritage Avenida Liberdade Hotel

8:45 Altis Avenida hotel

9:00 The Gas Fest venue


Airport to city center

Public Transport:

Metro from the airport to Lisbon city center in 15 minutes. Buses to city center run regularly from airport.


From airport to city center takes 15 minutes. Older taxis are currently being replaced by electric cars.


Uber pick-up point is found on the departure level exit in T1 across the street from the kiss & fly parking lot.

Travel to Gas Fest Venue


From city center it takes only 15 minutes to the venue. When you arrive you can ask the driver to drive inside to the parking lot.

Venue Address:

Convento do Beato, Rua do Beato nº 48, 1950-427 Lisbon, Portugal

Sustainability Requires All Hands On Deck


We all know that shipping needs to play its part in global climate change efforts under the Paris Agreement. Whilst IMO regulatory work and capacity-building initiatives are proactively addressing GHG emissions from international shipping, we simply must increase momentum and act now.

We cannot afford to wait for the marine industry to evolve at its own pace. Change needs to come and we have to collaborate on a grand scale to achieve it. This implies cooperation, integration and data-sharing, and requires acceptance and standardisation right across the marine sector.

Gas Fest is about gathering the right industry stakeholders to collectively lead the way toward a greener future. As gas experts, all attendees are in pivotal positions to do something about the state of our planet.

Together we can tailor sustainable solutions that’ll accelerate the uptake of cleaner fuels in shipping.

Gas Fest 2019 will be planned and produced with sustainability as a core value. We will actively employ new ways to decrease the carbon footprint of the event. Please send comments and suggestions to

Being sustainable in your travel choices

Sustainability starts where you stay – our recommended hotels all have a sustainability program in place.

Mind your transfers – Look into your carbon footprint and check options for public transport or other means of transport.

Support local economy – Use local services and companies and minimize Waste and Pollution.

Staying longer in Lisbon? Check Sustainable tourism advice from Lisbon

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