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Europe's Leading Natural Gas & LNG Conference

9 - 12 May 2016

Hotel Okura - Amsterdam

44 countries were represented at Flame 2015, making it a truly global gathering: • Angola • Austria • Belgium • Bulgaria • Canada • China • Cyprus • Czech Republic • Denmark • Egypt • France • Germany • Greece • Hungary • Indonesia • Iraq • Ireland • Israel • Italy • Luxemburg • Malaysia • Malta • Norway • Oman • Poland • Portugal • Qatar • Romania • Russia • Saudi Arabia • Serbia • Singapore • Slovakia • Slovenia • Spain • Sweden • Switzerland • Syria • The Netherlands • Turkey • U.A.E • UK • USA • Yemen

Among the industry leading names represented at Flame 2015 were: • Shell • E.ON • Gazprom • Cheniere • RWE • ExxonMobil • PetroChina • Centrica • Statoil • EDF • Qatargas • ConocoPhillips • ENI • Tokyo Gas • Edison • Repsol • Gas Natural Fenosa • BP • Elengy • Fluxys • EnBW Trading • Eneco Energy Trade • Novatek • Essent • Interconnector UK • Gassco • DONG Energy • GasTerra • Gasunie • Sempra LNG • Grazprom Marketing & Trading • Wintershall • Engie • GRTgaz • JOGMEC • Trayport • Koch Supply & Trading • Mercuria Energy Trading • NAFTA • Petronas • Polish Oil & Gas Company • Wingas • RasGas • SOCAR • South Hook Gas • Constellation Energy • Statkraft • Osaka Gas Co • TAQA • National Grid • Trianel • Utility Support Group • TAP • Vopak

A one-of-a-kind community, Flame’s mix of gas industry participants creates a unique environment in which to do business:
• 25% Global Oil & Gas Companies • 20% Utilities • 15% Infrastructure Companies • 12% Trading Houses & Exchanges • 10% Service Providers • 7% Governments, Regulators & Associations • 5% Investment Management • 2% Academics • 2% Industrial Consumers • 2% Other

Flame is Europe’s largest natural gas & LNG conference with over 650 industry professionals gathering to discuss the latest trends, challenges and developments each year. Security of supply and demand, the role of gas in the European energy mix and the future shape of the energy market are the main themes weaving through the conference sessions. The economics, geopolitics & regulatory aspects are covered for all gas industry stakeholders: Oil & Gas Majors, Utilities, TSOs, Storage Operators & Terminal Developers, Trading Houses & Exchanges.

Klaus Schäfer, CEO, Uniper
Klaus Schäfer



Tor Martin  Anfinnsen, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Trading, Statoil
Tor Martin Anfinnsen

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Trading


Jean Abiteboul, President, Cheniere Supply & Marketing
Jean Abiteboul


Cheniere Supply & Marketing

Octávio M. C. Simões, President, Sempra LNG
Octávio M. C. Simões


Sempra LNG

Spencer Dale, Chief Economist, BP
Spencer Dale

Chief Economist


Dieter Helm, Fellow, New College Oxford
Dieter Helm


New College Oxford

Roger Bounds, Global Head, Shell LNG
Roger Bounds

Global Head

Shell LNG

Wolfgang Peters, CEO, Chairman of the Board, RWE Supply & Trading
Wolfgang Peters

CEO, Chairman of the Board

RWE Supply & Trading

Maria Moraeus Hanssen, CEO, Engie E&P
Maria Moraeus Hanssen


Engie E&P

Pierre Vergerio, Executive Vice President Midstream Gas, Energy Management & Optimization, Edison
Pierre Vergerio

Executive Vice President Midstream Gas, Energy Management & Optimization


David Isenegger, Group Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Centrica
David Isenegger

Group Head of Mergers & Acquisitions


Lászlo Varró, Chief Economist, IEA
Lászlo Varró

Chief Economist


Sergey Komlev, Head of Contract Structuring & Price Formation Directorate, Gazprom Export
Sergey Komlev

Head of Contract Structuring & Price Formation Directorate

Gazprom Export

Víctor  Tuñón, Executive Director, Gas & LNG Supply, Union Fenosa Gas
Víctor Tuñón

Executive Director, Gas & LNG Supply

Union Fenosa Gas

Teddy Kott, Head of Global Gas Analysis, EDF Trading
Teddy Kott

Head of Global Gas Analysis

EDF Trading

Patrick Barouki, ‎Head of Gas Trading, E.ON Global Commodities
Patrick Barouki

‎Head of Gas Trading

E.ON Global Commodities

Thierry Bros, Senior Analyst, European Gas & LNG Markets, Societe Generale
Thierry Bros

Senior Analyst, European Gas & LNG Markets

Societe Generale

Francis O'Sullivan, Director of Research & Analysis, MIT Energy Initiative
Francis O'Sullivan

Director of Research & Analysis

MIT Energy Initiative

Jonathan Stern, Chairman, Natural Gas Research Programme & Senior Research Fellow, OIES
Jonathan Stern

Chairman, Natural Gas Research Programme & Senior Research Fellow


Andree Stracke, Chief Commercial Officer (Origination & Gas Supply), RWE Supply & Trading
Andree Stracke

Chief Commercial Officer (Origination & Gas Supply)

RWE Supply & Trading

Ignacio de Aguirre, Head of Strategy, Gas Natural
Ignacio de Aguirre

Head of Strategy

Gas Natural

Guy Broggi, Senior Advisor LNG, Total
Guy Broggi

Senior Advisor LNG


Stephan Kamphues, Chairman of the Board of Management, OGE & President, ENTSOG
Stephan Kamphues

Chairman of the Board of Management, OGE & President


Nick Butler, Visiting Professor & Chair, Kings Policy Institute, Kings College London
Nick Butler

Visiting Professor & Chair

Kings Policy Institute, Kings College London

Janez Kopač, Director, Energy Community
Janez Kopač


Energy Community

Alex Barnes, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Gazprom Marketing & Trading
Alex Barnes

Head of Regulatory Affairs

Gazprom Marketing & Trading

Cécile Prévieu, CEO, Storengy
Cécile Prévieu



Didier Magne, Head of Gas, Europe, TrailStone
Didier Magne

Head of Gas, Europe


Jamie Woodruff, Ethical Hacker & Chief Technical Officer, PATCH PENGUIN
Jamie Woodruff

Ethical Hacker & Chief Technical Officer


C-level executives from oil & gas majors and European gas & power utilities attending Flame 2016 will also join our prestigious CEO Circle: a programme of exclusive content and networking tailored to this senior audience, including a VIP Welcome Party, content-driven Breakfast Briefing, ‘A Seat At The Table’ boardroom discussion with the European Commission and the Michelin-Starred Flame 2016 CEO Circle Lunch.

Flame is proud to present the Flame Future Leaders Programme: our management development course for future leaders in the gas industry, developed in association with the respected Energy Delta Institute. Designed to enable early/mid-career professionals seeking to make the transition to senior management roles, Flame Future Leaders will benefit from a CPD accredited course on gas industry fundamentals, corporate strategy and personal development and 3 days networking with 650+ Flame 2016 attendees.

Who are the rising stars in your company? Introduce your high achievers to the Flame community with our Bright Sparks programme. Bright Sparks will benefit from full access to Flame 2016 plus an exclusive afternoon workshop with the theme Adapt or Die: The Role of Gas in the Future Energy Mix, including a brand new ‘war game’ created especially for Flame 2016 by geopolitical expert John Hulsman, before being challenged to write a PR strategy for the gas industry.

Flame Live is our year round programme of industry intelligence. Free webinars bring the expertise of the Flame speaker faculty into your office, while our regular newsletter, Flame Roundup, delivers new research, opinions and discussion, including the chance to have your say in our monthly industry poll.

2016 Conference Programme Highlights

Around The World
We create a giant interactive digital map of global gas supply and demand trends.

Discussions Post-COP21
Sustainability-Security-Affordability: where is gas after COP21?

Game Changers
Economic, geopolitical & regulatory developments for the gas industry

Is Europe going to be the breakwater for an LNG wave and what are the implications for pricing, infrastructure & security of supply? Post BG/Shell merger, what will a consolidated market mean for producers & buyers? To what extent will the current pricing environment damage the economic cases for U.S. projects & exports? All hot topics for discussion at the LNG Summit.

Bull/Bear Debate
Are European gas prices entering a sustained bearish market?

Future Role Of Gas
Creating a vision for gas in a more integrated & renewable energy market

Washington Style ‘War Game’
Winning corporate strategies for the gas markets

Next steps for a coherent EU gas grid and market network codes: understanding progress made, issues that have arisen, how are they impacting the market and behaviour of the market players. Challenges facing European interconnectivity and storage. Finding pockets of profitability in the energy supply chain. All these topics and more will give our expert speakers plenty to get their teeth into.

New For 2016 - Festival Of Flame

2016 will see the arrival of the Festival of Flame: an exciting array of industry focussed, business-driven, knowledge and networking themed events brought to you at the Flame 2016 conference and 365 days a year. This includes:

2016 Event Networking Highlights


Join 650+ Members Of The Natural Gas Industry


Meet 60+ Oil & Gas Majors & Utility Companies


Over 40 Countries Represented Each Year

See who's coming to Flame 2016 and kick start your networking 2 weeks before the event with Flame Connect, our online networking platform. What’s more, Flame Connect will now remain live for 10 months after the event, allowing you to identify and contact fellow Flame attendees at any time. Never worry about a lost business card again!

Bringing the whole Flame community together for an evening celebration, the Flame Night Out on Tuesday 10th May is guaranteed to be one of the highlights of the industry calendar.

VIP guests can also enjoy our exclusive VIP Welcome Party on Monday 9th May. To reserve your place, please ensure you select the appropriate Networking Package when registering.

For an opportunity to socialise with the Flame community before the event tees off in earnest, make sure your reserve your place on our Golf Day on Sunday 8th May.

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