Budapest LNG Summit set to spark dialogue on gas and LNG with top industry leaders of CEE-SEE region

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The countdown begins for the much-anticipated return of the Budapest LNG Summit, set to take place on 9 April 2024, in Budapest, Hungary. The premier gas conference in Central Eastern Europe promises a day filled with insightful discussions, with an impressive line-up of more than 30 speakers representing industry leaders such as Shell, MET Group, IEA, OMV Petrom, FGSZ, Transgaz, Gastrade, LNG Croatia and many more.

Building upon the resounding success of its predecessors, this flagship event will gather top-tier industry leaders, experts and policymakers from across the globe to delve into the dynamic landscape of the LNG and gas market.

Under the distinguished patronage of HE Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, the summit will kick off with a thought-provoking address from the Hungarian minister setting the tone for robust discussions and strategic insights.

At the Budapest LNG Summit energy leaders Vitaliy Baylarbayov, Deputy Vice-President of SOCAR; Gergely Szabó, Regional Chairman of MET Central Europe; Franck Neel, Member of the Executive Board of OMV Petrom; László Fritsch, CEO of MVM CEEnergy; Ivan Fugaš, Managing Director of LNG Croatia will overview the major trends of the gas and LNG market.

The Budapest LNG Summit will provide a comprehensive overview of the global gas market as Jefferson Edwards, Vice President of Shell Energy Integration & Fundamentals will present Shell’s LNG Outlook for 2024, a benchmark annual forecast that analyses the trends of the global LNG market and Gergely Molnár, Gas Analyst of the International Energy Agency (IEA) will share IEA’s invaluable insights into the evolving landscape of the gas industry.

All the major stakeholders of the regional gas market will be present to give an update on the status of the integration of the regional gas market and the flagship project of the Vertical Corridor. Konstantinos Sifnaios, Vice President and Managing Director of Gastrade; Maria Rita Galli, CEO of DESFA; Teodora Georgieva, Executive Officer and Board Member of ICGB; Ion Sterian, CEO of Transgaz; Dmytro Lyppa, CEO of the Gas TSO Ukraine; Vladimir Malinov, CEO of Bulgartransgaz; Rastislav Ňukovič, General Director of Eustream; and Szabolcs I. Ferencz, CEO of FGSZ Hungarian Gas TSO will elaborate on the status of the initiative and its contributions to the energy security of Central and South Eastern Europe in the new supply landscape.

Attendees of the Budapest LNG Summit can expect to gain valuable insights from experts such as Veselin Sinabov, Member of the Board of Directors and Commercial Director of Bulgargaz; Katalin Tamas, Head of LNG Trading of MET Group; Zoltán Rahóty, Director of Structured Gas Trading and LNG of MVM CEEnergy; and Mónika Zsigri, Head of unit at DG ENER, European Commission about gas supplies to Europe and our region pricing and trading strategies.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this transformative event. Secure your spot at the Budapest LNG Summit and join industry leaders, experts and policymakers in shaping the future of gas and LNG in Central Eastern Europe. For further information and registration details, please visit the conference website.

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