The Cedigaz Seminar is an annual, invitation-only high-level meeting to promote knowledge exchange among our members.
The energy markets are transforming rapidly with far reaching impacts on the natural gas sector and its actors. Though companies are being reforced to rethink traditional business models, the energy transition also offers huge opportunities for the gas industry.
The Cedigaz Seminar is a unique opportunity to meet with peers from top notch companies and organisations, and candidly exchange ideas on emerging issues of critical importance for the industry in a productive, closed-door environment. The Seminar will feature exclusive presentations, off-the-record discussions and ample networking to support you and your organisation in tackling our new energy future.
The Cedigaz Seminar 2022 took place on 29-30 June and welcomed over 80 invited participants from across the European energy market and beyond. Following a wonderful drinks and dinner cruise along the Seine, the Seminar featured an engaging mix of original research and lively panels with robust participation from the attendees. Thank you very much to our speakers, sponsors and all our attendees and we look forward to seeing you next year on June 28 – 29. Mark your diaries now!
WEDNESDAY 29 JUNE 2022
Welcome Networking Drinks hosted by
Welcome Gala Dinner hosted by
THURSDAY 30 JUNE 2022
Registration - with Breakfast & Refreshments hosted by
François Kalaydjian, Chairman, CEDIGAZ
Market Analysis Presentation: A Review of 2021
Geoffroy Hureau, Secretary General, CEDIGAZ
Panel Discussion: The State of the Market: Gas & LNG Stability & Impact During Turbulent Times
Role of natural gas and LNG in stabilising turbulent energy markets
Drivers in market tightness – short-term blip, or here to stay?
The investment dilemma: securing new Gas & LNG production in a world focused on energy transition
How do we manage price risks in unstable global market conditions?
Gergely Molnar, Energy Analyst - Natural Gas, IEA
Gautam Mukherjee, Head of Gas Analytics, BP
Jean Abiteboul, President, GIIGNL
Alberto Galicia, Vice President, Origination, TELLURIAN
Laurent David, Head of Strategy Department, Gas, Renewables & Power, TOTALENERGIES
Moderated by Andrew Walker, Vice President, Strategy, CHENIERE ENERGY
Refreshments & Networking Break hosted by
Panel Discussion: “Delivering on EU Legislation to Decarbonise Markets & Slash Methane Emissions”
How should Europe best adapt and evolve gas networks, storage and infrastructure to conform to decarbonisation targets?
What must happen to achieve sector integration for gas & power markets in a net zero framework?
How can we ultimately best create an end-to-end decarbonised gas value chain?
Eradicating methane – are we progressing quickly enough globally?
Andrea Stegher, Senior Advisor, SNAM & Vice President 2021 - 2025, IGU
Francisco de la Flor, Director of International Policy & Organisations, ENAGÁS
Roxana Caliminte, Deputy Secretary General, GIE
Moderated by Sandro Melis, Partner, OLIVER WYMAN
Keynote Speech plus Audience Q&A – “A Brighter Future for Gas in Europe? The Role for Green Gas in Achieving Net Zero & Enhancing Energy Security”
Didier Holleaux, Executive Vice President, ENGIE & President, EUROGAS
Moderated by Gavin Sutcliffe, Managing Director, ENERGISED ADVISERS
Lunch & Networking hosted by
CEDIGAZ Analysis: “Progressing Hydrogen – Market Updates”
Armelle Lecarpentier, Chief Economist, CEDIGAZ
“Green or Blue H2? How do we Achieve Scale with Hydrogen and will CCUS be Enough to Deliver Acceptable Emissions Reductions?”
How can we balance massive investments in H2 infrastructure and scalability with current socio-economic cost pressures - who pays for all of this?
Is there any realistic long-term future for anything other than ‘green’ H2 and how should legislators best support this?
Is H2 best applied to heavy industry and buildings use, or can there be a realistic and cost-efficient future for H2 powered vehicles?
Would drives to decarbonise faster be more effectively served by investing more into nuclear and other carbon-free energy solutions instead?
Kavita Ahluwalia, Vice President & Head of Global Positioning, UNIPER
Anne Sophie Corbeau, Global Research Scholar, CENTER ON GLOBAL ENERGY POLICY, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Bertrand Walle, Manager, Regional Energy & Carbon, BOREALIS CHIMIE
Moderated by: Geoffroy Hureau, Secretary General, CEDIGAZ
Refreshments & Networking Break hosted by
The Role for Storage & Infrastructure in Delivering Stable, Predictable Supply to Customers
What do networks and the EU need to do next to shape a more self-sufficient market?
How vital will increased storage and continued investment in new gas infrastructure be in enhancing European energy independence?
What must Europe’s gas & LNG storage and network infrastructure resemble by 2030 to achieve the desired levels of independence?
Examining the roles for LNG to FSRU as part of the energy independence plan
Pierre Cotin, Chief Commercial Officer, GRTGAZ
Andrea Qualiano, Head of Market Studies, Intelligence & Policy Support - Gas & Power Portfolio, EDISON
Sylvie Cornot-Gandolphe, President, SCG CONSULTING
Moderated by Eric Confais, Partner, OLIVER WYMAN
Seminar Final Conclusions & Close
Welcome Gala Dinner
Networking Drinks Reception