P51516 LNG Asia Pacific Congress
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LNG Asia Pacific Congress

10 – 12 April 2018, Amara Hotel Singapore

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Developed in conjunction with the region’s senior LNG community, LNG Asia Pacific Congress 2018 will bring together leaders from key stakeholders including LNG Exporters, Buyers, Government Authorities, Traders, Port and Terminal Operators, Shipping & Logistics, O&G Giants, EPCs, Technology & Equipment Companies as well as Financiers, Insurers, Lawyers & Consultants across Asia Pacific and emerging markets.

This is a UNIQUE event brings you the latest in pricing, supply and demand balance, contracting strategies, shipping rates, tech developments, reducing cost of LNG project development, up-to-the-minute insights from top buyers in Asia and emerging markets and more.

Top Reasons To Attend

  • Buyer and End-User presentations on Demand Outlook
  • Latest commercial opportunities in LNG Markets & Trading, Terminals and Infrastructure (FSRU and FLNG)
  • Exclusive panels on the most pressing issues – Pricing, Contracts, Trading and Bankability
  • Unique focus on developing and driving Small-Scale LNG
  • Business critical insights and innovative technological solutions
  • Interactive formats including dynamic roundtable discussions, panel debates and workshops



8:30 am

Registration and morning refreshments


8:50 am

Chairman’s opening remarks


9:00 am

  • Outlook for energy growth across key fuels in Asia Pacific and emerging markets
  • How are Asian energy companies adjusting to key trends that influence APAC fuel demand – changing demographics, energy efficiency, affordability, market liberalisation, air pollution
  • How will changing price impact its competitiveness of LNG against other fuels
  • Which sectors and markets will drive LNG demand growth and implications for supply
  • Regulatory and market instruments accelerating shift from alternative sources to LNG
  • Identifying successful regulatory support across the value chain including siting, FLNG and FRSUs, LNG engine, bunkering technologies and small-scale LNG in the region


9:40 am

  • Update on global oil prices, its drivers and its impact on LNG and investments
  • Developments in the global supply-demand balance to 2025 and beyond
  • Political, social, regulatory and financial barriers for LNG in the most promising markets
  • Are global and domestic policies towards renewables a threat or a complement to gas?
  • Key business models with the biggest impact on gas network growth



10:00 am

Japan’s Perspective: Overview of current and future movements for FLNG under LNG low price

Nozomi Kato, Project Director, Energy Research Division Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)

10:30 am

Speed networking followed by morning refreshments and networking break

11:00 am

China’s Perspective: Ananlysis of natural gas consumption uprush in 2017 and future LNG market and demand growth in China

Li Liang, Vice General Manager, Gas Resource Development Department, Huaneng International Power Development Corporation, China

11:30 am

Pakistan’s Perspective: Overview of power requirements, new terminals and FSRUs

Jahangir Piracha, Chief Executive Officer Engro Vopak Terminal Limited and Engro Elengy Terminal Limited

12:00 pm

LNG Commercialisation: Contemporary challenges under a dynamic and disruptive market - A study of Indonesian electricity and infrastructure projects

Sampe L. Purba, Senior Vice President and Executive Advisor SKK Migas

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:30 pm

India’s Perspective: Growing LNG demands, challenges to Indian LNG markets and infrastructure updates on terminals and pipeline

Alpen Gandhi, General Manager – Commercial, H-Energy Gas Marketing Private Limited

2:00 pm

  • Update on key existing players and new players in APAC and emerging markets
  • Assessing key current commercial challenges for buyers
  • Demand growth drivers in key markets including China and India
  • Opportunities and risks in emerging markets including Pakistan, Bangladesh, SE Asia
  • Deliberating the next slew of new supply from Russia, Qatar and US


3:00 pm

US Perspective: Catering for specific needs of APAC and emerging markets

Vivek Chandra, CEO and Founder Texas LNG

3:30 pm

Mozambique LNG: Positioned to meet growing demands in APAC and emerging markets

Gonzalo Cabrera, General Manager LNG Economics and Market Analysis, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Singapore

4:00 pm

Afternoon refreshments and networking break


5:00 pm

Singapore: SLNG’s terminal infrastructure and how the country is driving demand

Sandeep Mahawar, Director, Commercial Singapore LNG Corporation

5:30 pm

  • Analysing new FSRU markets in APAC and emerging markets, and charter rates outlook
  • How will FRSUs continue to affect existing and future LNG supply/demand and pricing
  • Understanding the key features for successful FSRU project in future

6:00 pm

Closing remarks and end of day one

8:30 am

Registration and morning refreshments

8:50 am

Chairman’s opening remarks


9:00 am

  • Assessing how global short-term pricing is developing (Henry Hub, NBP, TTF, JKM, EAX, JOE)
  • Deliberating indexes, slopes and hybrids as well as convergence of global gas prices, hub price correlations and oil price correlations
  • Evaluating LNG pricing with the impact of US LNG, shorter contracts, LNG into developing markets and LNG trading hubs
  • Assessing Asian hub possibilities – where, when and how
  • Debating which pricing formulae are likely to emerge as the most relevant in Asia and strategies to diversify pricing to appeal to buyers

9:30 am

  • Discussing key factors required to be competitive in the new regional LNG market
  • Assessing the impact of new suppliers, markets, pricing and more flexible commercial arrangements
  • Buyers/sellers reactions to non- Asian price indices including HH, NBP, TTF, Brent, AOC being adopted in Asian contracts
  • Applicability and bankability of commercial innovations – contracts delinked from oil prices; increasing spot market; trading and smaller scale and barge mounted solutions
  • Which contracts will be best received in Asia and diversifying pricing to appeal to buyers

More Panelists to be confirmed


10:00 am

Morning refreshments and networking break


10:30 am

  • How much lending capacity is available for new LNG infrastructure projects and what are investors looking for?
  • Who is risking investment and what obstacles prevents banks/ firms from lending?
  • Securing long-term contract for project financing
  • Innovative finance concepts for expanding and developing new infrastructure projects
  • Considering sources of capital for LNG projects in APAC and emerging markets



11:00 am

Gas And Electricity: Japan’s long term outlook on LNG demand and dynamics

Akira Miyamoto, Executive Researcher Osaka Gas

11:30 am

Power Utility: Pakistan’s drive to achieve fuel diversity through RLNG consumption

Aamir Rizwan Qureshi, Director, Business Development K-Electric

12:00 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:00 pm

Small Scale LNG: Update on LNG distribution in Indonesia

Chairani Rachmatullah, Head, Oil and Gas Division PT PLN Persero, Indonesia

1:30 pm

Supporting The Green Corridor: LNG as a marine fuel in Australia

Captain Walter P. Purio, Chief Executive Officer, LNG Marine Fuel Institute, Australia

2:00 pm

  • Latest from Washington: US-China relations and LNG trade
  • Geopolitical dynamics in Asia
  • Carbon risk in upstream Oil & Gas


2:30 pm

  • The Shift from Oil to LNG in Indonesia
  • The Opportunity in West, Central & East Indonesia for Small LNGC & FSRU Operation
  • The Challenge to Cope
  • Alternative Strategy for Investing in Small LNGC & FSRU

3:00 pm

  • At what maximum price will small-scale LNG still be commercially viable
  • Discussing key drivers and challenges to developing small-scale LNG for domestic fuel
  • Critical barriers for small scale LNG transportation to meet needs of the changing LNG market
  • Weighing the effects of small to mid-scale LNG on gas demand

3:30 pm

Afternoon refreshments and networking break


4:00 pm

  • Adapting to challenges and demands faced by new small-scale markets
  • Understanding applications and engineering solutions for small scale offshore LNG facilities
  • Discussing key drivers for cost reduction of small-size FLNG
  • Assessing innovative solutions to access new LNG supply market
  • Discussing FLNG innovation in Asia and the development of hotspots with patent landscaping


4:30 pm

  • Assessing the latest trends and technologies in small-scale LNG carriers
  • Differentiating between the requirements for small scale LNG versus mega-projects
  • Understanding key dynamics including tank capacities, ship capacities, demand and seasonality
  • Discussing customised designs for transporting LNG economically
  • Discussing best designs for small coastal LNG carriers/ river barges

5:00 pm

Chairman’s closing remarks and end of Summit

9:00 am

About the Workshop:

Due to the complex and rapidly evolving nature of LNG sourcing and transactions, it is imperative for those involved in this process to be well equipped.  A lack of up-to-date knowledge in the global LNG supply situation, available methodologies for price determination, contract structures and negotiation techniques, can result in significantly adverse financial consequences and an exposure to very significant legal risks.

This workshop has, therefore, been designed to enable professionals to conclude successful LNG contracts and portfolios of LNG supply contracts and to negotiate them knowing the relative strengths of your principal and its counterparties and ensuring that the contracts are a sound basis for a long term, high value relationship.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Update on what is happening to LNG contracting, trends and developments in the market
  • Comparing main clauses and developments in LNG SPAs, and the differences between long term and spot agreements
  • Issues to consider when developing a portfolio of supply agreements
  • Issues and impact of new LNG supply including Australia, Africa, Russia, and USA
  • The impact of market forces and regulation on contracting terms such as destination clauses
  • The mechanics and issues associated with price reopeners
  • LNG pricing mechanisms
  • Evolving business models in the LNG industry, and how that is reflected in contractual terms
  • Dealing with disruption, how will your contract fare?

Workshop Leader

Ben Smith, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Singapore

Ben Smith is a partner with international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright.  He has practiced in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore.  Ben has focused on the LNG industry since 2002, and has advised buyers, sellers, traders, power companies, lenders and regulators on most aspects of the LNG industry.  Ben has had an important role in the development and evolution of the LNG terminal in Singapore, and has advised a number of Asian investors in the wave of US export projects which are now coming online.  In today’s market Ben’s focus has been on LNG receiving terminals and gas-to-power projects in this region, and the interesting developments taking place with new uses for LNG.



Packages Price
2 Day Conference$2795Early Bird
Extras Price
Pre Conference Workshop $500

Register 2 Delegates and get 1 FREE PASS
Register 3 Delegates and get 2 FREE PASSES
Register 5 Delegates and get 3 FREE PASSES
(Group rate is based on normal rate of 2-day main conference package only)

For Group Registrations of more than 3 team members:
email info@ibcasia.com.sg or call +65 6508 2477


  • Multiple Bookings Discount pricing is applicable to groups of 2 or more delegates from the same organisation registering for the same event, at the same time.
  • Fee stated is the discounted price PER DELEGATE. Only one discount applies; either the early bird rate OR group rate.
  • All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.
  • All delegates from Singapore-based companies are required to pay an additional 7% GST (SINGAPORE EVENTS ONLY)


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Nicholas Browne

Head Gas & Power Research Asia Pacific Wood Mackenzie, Singapore

Alpen Gandhi

General Manager – Commercial, H-Energy Gas Marketing Private Limited

Jahangir Piracha

Chief Executive Officer Engro Vopak Terminal Limited and Engro Elengy Terminal Limited

Captain Walter P. Purio

Chief Executive Officer, LNG Marine Fuel Institute, Australia

Nozomi Kato

Project Director, Energy Research Division Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)

Li Liang

Vice General Manager, Gas Resource Development Department, Huaneng International Power Development Corporation, China

Sampe L. Purba

Senior Vice President and Executive Advisor SKK Migas

Maggie Kuang

Senior Analyst Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Jose B. T. Aldon

Chairman, Managing Director & CEO AXI LNGAS

Vivek Chandra

CEO and Founder Texas LNG

Gonzalo Cabrera

General Manager LNG Economics and Market Analysis, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Singapore

Sandeep Mahawar

Director, Commercial Singapore LNG Corporation

Shinsuke Umada

General Manager, FSRU & LNG Solutions Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Singapore

Akira Miyamoto

Executive Researcher Osaka Gas

Aamir Rizwan Qureshi

Director, Business Development K-Electric

Adrian Wong

Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang (Singapore) LLP, Singapore

Adolfo Dindo Abueg

Co-Head Project Finance, Asia Pacific Korea Development Bank

Marat Zapparov

Senior Director, Infrastructure, Clifford Capital, Singapore

Siddhartha Shrivastava

Senior Vice President & Head of Natural Resources, Investment Banking, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Singapore

Sabri Gmira

Director, Transportation & Offshore, Structured Asset Finance, ANZ, Singapore

Chairani Rachmatullah

Head, Oil and Gas Division PT PLN Persero, Indonesia

RoseAnne Franco

Head of Oil & Gas Risk, Verisk Maplecroft, USA

Pak Theo Lekatompessy

President, PT Humpuss Intermoda Transportasi Tbk, Indonesia

Tammy Meidharma Sumarna

President & Director PT Nusantara Regas, Indonesia

Saunak Rai

Vice President, Commercial Operations Norgas Carriers

Ben Smith

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Singapore

when & where

10 - 12 Apr 2018

Amara Hotel Singapore
165 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088539
Tel: +65 6879 2555
Fax: +65 224 3910

Contact Person: Ira Ng, Sales Manager
Email: ira.ng@amarahotels.com
Tel: +65 6879 2678
M: +65 9383 2971


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