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Central Paris
28 - 29 June 2023


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 forced 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.

Attendance to the Seminar is for Cedigaz members only. If you would like to find out about becoming a member please contact







12:30 - 16:00

Cedigaz AGM

(by invitation)

18:00 – 19:30

Networking Drinks Welcome Reception

19:45 – 22:00

Gala Dinner

Join us for dinner aboard a relaxed summer cruise along the Seine taking in the wonderful sights of world-famous Paris landmarks hosted by


08:30 – 09:00

Attendee Registration

With Breakfast & Refreshments hosted by





Cedigaz Welcome

François Kalaydjian, Chairman, Cedigaz

09:10 – 09:35

European Commission Address: “Creating a Robust Blueprint to Meet Europe’s Energy Needs Today and for the Future”

Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General - Energy, European Commission

09:35 – 10:00

Market Analysis Presentation: “A Review of 2022 – An Unprecedented Year in European Energy”

Armelle Lecarpentier, Chief Economist, Cedigaz

09:35 – 10:00

Security of Supply Keynote Address

Didier Holleaux, Executive Vice President, ENGIE

10:15 – 11:00

Panel Discussion: “The New European Energy Landscape – Will Natural Gas & LNG Remain Central in Delivering Security and Stability to Markets beyond 2025?”

  • Major geo-political shifts have forced Europe to revise the Green Package and focus pragmatically on immediate security of supply requirements

  • How long do we anticipate the EU to rely on fossil gas fuels into the future, and until when?

  • What are the forecasts beyond Q4 2023 in terms of demand tightness and where do we expect any further disruptions?

  • Are we left with an investment dilemma as we seek to urgently secure new energy sources (such as LNG imports & FSRUs), whilst attempting to drive down GHG emissions?

  • How can policy and industry collaborate to achieving the EU target of 35bcm green gases by 2030?

Didier Holleaux, Executive Vice President, ENGIE

Gautham Mukherjee, Head of Gas Analysis, BP

Kavita Ahluwalia, Vice President & Head of Global Positioning, Uniper Global Commodities

Dr Egbert Laege, Energy Analyst, Gas Market Analysis Department, SEFE - Securing Energy for Europe GmbH

Amin Shokri, Energy Analyst, Gas Market Analysis Department, GECF

Moderator: Sandro Melis, Partner - Energy Practice, Oliver Wyman

11:00 – 11:20

Refreshment & Networking Break hosted by 

11:20 – 12:10

Fireside Chat: “Transforming Europe’s Energy Reality Through Next Generation Innovations”

Marco Alvera, CEO, TES-H2 

12:15 – 13:00

Panel Discussion: “The Dash for Gas & LNG:  Latest Import Project Developments and Market Dynamics Discussed”

  • What progress is being made with shoring up Europe’s gas import capabilities and what more needs to be done to fully achieve independence from Russian gas?

  • Discussing the latest import terminals and FSRUs and the impacts these are having on the markets

  • How is competition for gas from buyers across Asia impacting pricing and contracts for European buyers?

  • Where will we see long-term energy cooperation continue to grow, and how will this impact political alliances across the Bloc?

  • How will major investments made during the energy security of supply crisis impact stakeholders’ abilities to deliver on GHG commitments? 

Talha Pamukçu, Deputy General Manager and Member of the Board, BOTAŞ 

Laurent David, Head of Strategy Department – Gas, Renewables & Power, TotalEnergies

Laurent Hamou, Head of European and Institutional Affairs, Elengy

Aurelia Gomez, Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Technip Energies

13:00 – 14:15

Lunch & Networking hosted by 

14:15– 14:35

Cedigaz Analysis: “The Opportunities & Potential to Accelerate Biomethane in Europe”

Geoffroy Hureau, Secretary General, Cedigaz 

14:35 – 15:00

Keynote Speech “The Next Bold Step for Gas in Europe:  After the Storm, Continuing the Drive to Zero-Carbon Gas Takes Priority” 

Andrea Stegher, Vice President, International Gas Union


15:00 – 15:40

Panel discussion: “LNG at the Heart of Global Energy Security”

  • Examining current and new wave supply dynamics – will US, Middle East and African flows to Europe see diversions to Asia as Covid restrictions relax?

  • Can the East Mediterranean region provide realistic LNG supply into Europe long-term?

  • Is LNG merely a costly stop gap for Europe’s greater energy challenge – to deliver long-term low to net-zero carbon fuels?

  • What are the key challenges facing traders & originators beyond 2023?

Mithat Aydin, Deputy General Manager, BOTAŞ 

Steve Brann, Global Head of LNG Origination, Vitol

Olivier Stocchi, Oil & Gas Marketing Manager, Perenco

Andrew Walker, Vice President of Strategy & Planning, Cheniere

15:40 - 16:10

Refreshment & Networking Break hosted by 


16:10 – 16:50

Panel discussion: “Delivering an Accelerated Upscale to the Hydrogen Economy”

  • Must Europe now revise its timescales to deliver on clean hydrogen production targets?

  • Smart planning of new infrastructure to ensure hydrogen-readiness for the future

  • How can energy-intensive industries now best navigate policy and targets whilst remaining competitive?

  • What are the expected timelines for the displacement of natural gas – has the Ukraine war created significant delays?

  • How can we best build out greener, more resilient value chains across key industries and what are the CAPEX and OPEX projections required to deliver?

Valerie Ruiz Domingo, Group Hydrogen Vice President, ENGIE

Simon Bennett, Energy Technology Analyst, International Energy Agency

Francisco de la Flor Garcia, Director of International Policy & Organisations, Enagas


Moderator: Eric Confais, Partner - Energy Practice, Oliver Wyman

16:50 – 17:00

Seminar Final Conclusions & Close



Bridge with Gargoyles

Welcome Gala Dinner

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Networking Drinks Reception


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Networking Breaks

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