PROGRAMME

WEDNESDAY 15 MAYTHURSDAY 16 MAY

9.00 Registration of participants

9.30 -12.30 PLENARY SESSION  Room Eolie

Welcome and opening Remarks

Sergio Garribba – President Scientific Committee, ConferenzaGNL

Valeria De Sieno – CEO, Mostra d’Oltremare

 

Key note speech

The future of natural gas

Vincent Demoury – General Delegate, GIIGNL

 

CDP for energy transition and innovation

Luigi Paganetto – Vice President, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

SMALL SCALE LNG: A MILESTONE TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TRANSITION

Direct uses of Small Scale LNG in transport, industry and elsewhere are no longer a promise but a solid reality in the global energy transition. Leading experts, representatives of major  international organizations and companies will describe the state of the art. It is the first time in world economic history that a new fuel spreads simultaneously on all continents. There are regional characteristics to be evaluated and shared. Concerns about climate change, security of energy supply and competitiveness are all driving factors towards an increasing role for Small Scale LNG. Renewable  LNG from green electricity and biomethane liquefaction, will drive the industrial chain.

Chairman: Sergio Garribba – President Scientific Committee, ConferenzaGNL

 

Vision and Strategies

Nataliya Zaiser – General Secretary, WEC Russia

Pietro Spirito – President, Port Network Authority of the Central Tyrrhenian Sea

Vyacheslav Khakhalkin – Deputy CEO, Chief Engineer – Gazprom Gas-Engine Fuel

Pierre Vergerio – Executive Vice-President Gas Midstream, Energy Management & Optimization, EDISON

Emanuele Gesù – Head Small Scale LNG, Snam

Claudio Evangelisti – CEO, HIGAS

 

Closing Address

Giampaolo Cutillo – Head Office Energy, Environment, Sustainability, DGMO, Ministry Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation 

12.30 – 13.00 EXPO OPENING CEREMONY

Mario Calabrese – City Councilman, Transport and Infrastructure, Naples

Angelo Meola – Chairman, Mirumir

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 - 15.30 SPECIAL SESSION Room Eolie

HOW TO SUPPLY SMALL SCALE LNG FOR MARKET DEPLOYMENT

Small scale LNG market is growing fast, but in Italy and in other European countries some key rings in the logistic chain  are  still  to  be  realized.  Inland  and  coastal  storages, mini  liquefaction  technologies  or  multimodal transport systems  – also by isocontainers – are the main responses to the demand for Small Scale LNG. Times of construction and volumes available will affect the market and its geographical diffusion. Industry will give its recipe for a fast completion of the logistic chain.

Chairman: Antonio Peciccia –  Senior Reporter, Argus Media

Opening Speech

Steve Esau – General Manager, SEA\LNG

 

Vision and Strategies

Fabio Dattilo – Head, National Fire Corps

Francesco Franchi – Chairman, Federchimica Assogasliquidi

Marcello Di Caterina – General Director, ALIS

Michele Governatori – President, European Energy Retailers

Luca Gazzera LNG Industrial & Automotive Sales Manager, Vanzetti Engineering

Alessandro Fino – Managing Director, OLT Offshore LNG Toscana

15.45 - 18.00 THEMATIC SESSION Room Eolie

HEAVY ROAD TRANSPORT AND RAIL TRANSPORT

LNG is rapidly replacing oil products, especially in heavy transport on long distances sectors. New benefits would emerge because of continuing technology innovation. In addition, LNG has interesting prospects also in the rail transport sector.

Chairman: Mariarosa Baroni – President, NGV Italy

 

Opening Remarks

Andrea Gerini – General Secretary, NGVA Europe

Marina Barbanti – General Director, Unione Petrolifera

 

Vision and Strategies

Massimo Marciani – Chairman, Freight Leaders Council

Nicola Pascale – Delegate, ASSTRA

Ilaria Danesi – Panelist LNG

Valentina Infante – Head of Small Scale LNG Business Gas Midstream, Energy Management & Optimization, EDISON

Andrea Fioravanti – Business Development Small Scale LNG, Snam

Fabrizio Buffa – Gas Business Development Manager, Iveco

Massimiliano Rizzi – Sales Manager, Tecnogas

15.45 - 18.00 THEMATIC SESSION Room Sicilia
 

MARITIME TRANSPORT

January 1, 2020 – January 1, 2051: from 0.5% sulfur to minus 50% of carbon dioxide. LNG for maritime transport is the best solution for all the seas through the world. Ship-owners, shipyards and lenders are ready.

Chairman: Diego Gavagnin – Scientific Coordinator, ConferenzaGNL

Opening Remarks

Mauro Coletta – General Directorate for Infrastructure and Maritime Transport, MIT

Vision and Strategies

Marika Venturi – Chairman, Assocostieri

Giacomo Fabbri – Vice President, Assogasliquidi

Umberto D’Amato – Vice President Technical Committee, Confitarma

Franco Porcellacchia –  Vice President, Carnival Corporation

Bartlomiej Zygmunt Kolosowski – Head of Noble Denton marine services, Area Italy and Mediterranean, DNV GL

20.30 OFFICIAL DINNER ON INVITATION

9.30 - 11.30 PLENARY SESSION Room Eolie

SMALL SCALE LNG FOR ITALY, EUROPE AND THE MEDITERRANEAN AREA

European Union has placed itself at the forefront of environmental protection and in the battle against climate change. Many of the measures launched in the past few years, regarding the emission limits in transport and the development of alternative fuels infrastructures, require a large-scale implementation of clean technologies, like Small Scale LNG ones. Europeans look at Middle East and Africa and aim to involve these areas in the development of  Small Scale LNG. To achieve this goal, the energy transition must have the same intensity in all countries of the Mediterranean region.

Chairman: Umberto Masucci – President, The International Propeller Clubs

 

Opening Address

Houda Ben Jannet Allal – General Director, OME

Jean Mark Leroy – President, GIE

 

Vision and Strategies

Daria Nochevnik  Deputy Head, Greek Energy Forum

Calogero Burgio – President, MEDports association – Sustainability Committee

Claudia Checchi – Partner, REF-E

Federico Meloni – President, GNL Sardegna

Mauro Evangelisti – Chairman, Gas & Heat

Mats Fagerberg – Commercial Director, Avenir LNG

 

Closing Session

Davide Crippa – Undersecretary, Ministry of Economic Development

11.45 – 13.00 ROUND TABLE Room Eolie

in cooperation with UFM Gas Platform

HOW TO PROMOTE SMALL SCALE LNG USE IN THE EURO-MEDITERRANEAN REGION: OPPORTUNITIES AND PROSPECTS

Representatives of national, European and International Institutions discuss how to create in the Mediterranean a Small Scale LNG platform for Europe, Africa and Middle East. At the first place, information sharing, along with regulatory, safety and technical aspects standardization.

Introduction and Moderation

Paolo D’Ermo – Secretary General, WEC Italy

 

Opening Remarks

Houda Ben Jannet Allal – General Director, OME

 

Discussant

Daniel Gomez Benusiglio – Chairman, OME’s Hydrocarbons and Energy Security Committee

Leonidas Kioussis – International Relations Officer, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission

Adnene Masmoudi – Chef de Département Principal Chargé du Projet GNL, STEG DPTG, Tunisia 

Ashutosh Shastri Member of the Board, Global Gas Centre

M. Burak Tüfekçioğlu – Energy Expert, Turkish Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA), Turkey

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch Break

14.30 - 16.30 THEMATIC SESSION Room Eolie

MINI LIQUEFACTION, SYNTHETIC AND  BIO-LNG, THE SPECIAL GUESTS

Leading experts will discuss mini liquefaction, “green power to LNG” and Bio-LNG, that are becoming a powerful engine for the development of all direct uses of LNG. Synthetic and Bio-LNG mixed with fossil LNG further improves the already exceptional environmental performances. The Renevable LNG appears as the last stage of the energy transition, in the evolution from fossil fuels towards renewable energy sources. Economic and efficient liquefaction technology is the key to success.

Chairman: Silvia Favasuli – Reporter Europe, Interfax Global Services

 

Opening Remarks

Nicolas Jensen – EU Affairs Manager, Eurogas

 

Vision and Strategies

Christoph Menzel – Head of Office, WEC Weltenergierat Deutschland

Cristiano Fiameni – Technical Director, CIG

Lorenzo Maggioni – Head of R&D CIB

Gianluca Pasini  Member of the Board, Promostudi La Spezia Foundation

Frank Harteveld – General Manager Strategy & Business Development, Wartsila Marine
Business Processing Solutions, Gas Systems

Pierangelo Ponzoni – Director Industry & Renewables, Ecospray Technologies

14.30 - 16.30 THEMATIC SESSION Room Sicilia
 

TECH INNOVATION KEY TO SUCCESS: INDUSTRIES, GRIDS, SPACE

Integration between various sectors – first maritime and land transports – favors and accelerates the diffusion of LNG final uses, driven by environmental and economic objectives. Representatives from world’s leading manufacturers and users will illustrate the latest innovations, also by micro gas turbines, for industries , fuel grids and city networks. A new case is represented by space carriers where LNG use has excellent environmental and economic prospects.

Chairman: Rita Caroselli – Director, Federchimica Assogasliquidi

 

Opening Remarks

Romano Giglioli – Professor, University of Pisa

 

Vision and Strategies

Francesco Creta – Associated Professor, Sapienza University, Dept. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Daniele Kajon – Senior Propulsion Engineer Research and Development, Avio

Filippo Bernocchi – President, ANCITEL Energia e Ambiente

Massimiliano Naso – LNG Sales Director, Liquigas

Giuseppe Bernardelli – LNG & Power Business Development Director Flow Europe, Emerson

Pierluigi Gritti – Air Separation Units Division Director, SIAD

EXPO AREA

16.30 – 17.00 CONFERENCE AND EXPO CLOSING CEREMONY

Sergio Garribba – President Scientific Committee, ConferenzaGNL

Daniele Bosio Coordinator for Maritime Affairs, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, National Coordinator for the WestMed Initiative

*to be confirmed