4th LPG Trade Doha


Retaining its status as the most influential international LPG meet, 4th LPGtrade Summit takes center stage in Doha, held under the patronage of H.E. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Qatar’s Deputy Premier & Minister of Energy and Industry and hosted by Tasweeq. The 4th LPGtrade Summit provides an unrivalled platform for industry experts to network and exchange information on issues that shape the growth of the global LPG sector.


Monday, 9 November

19:00 – 21:00    Pre-Registration Reception
(Alcohol will be served at this reception)

Tuesday, 10 November

07:30    Registration & Coffee

08:00    Welcome Reception
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Morning Session

09:00    CMT’s Welcome

09:05   Official Opening and Address
H.E. Abdullah Hamad Al-Attiyah
, Deputy Premier, Minister of Energy & Industry

09:20    Special Address: Global Energy Markets Outlook
H.E. Abdalla El-Badri
, Secretary General, OPEC

09:40    Tasweeq – Delivering Qatar’s Energy to the Globe
Speaker: Ali Al-Hammadi, CEO, Tasweeq, Qatar International Petroleum Marketing Company Ltd.

10:00    Continuously Improving the Supply Chain via Technology and Teamwork
Speaker: Dennis M. Houston, Executive Vice President, ExxonMobil Refining & Supply Co.

10:30   Perspective on Med/Europe LPG Markets
Speaker: Dr. Chawki Rahal, Executive Vice President, Sonatrach, Algeria

11:00    Welcome Reception & Networking Session

11:30    Chairman’s Remarks
James Rockall, President, World LP Gas Association

11:35    Recovery of the Global Petrochemical Sector and Impact on LPG’s Demand
Speaker: Phil Parker, General Manager, New Business Devt., Shell Chemicals ME

12:00    Global LPG Supply & Trade Patterns
Speaker: Andy Laven, Vice President, Integrated Supply & Trading, BP

12:30    LNG versus LPG: Co-Products and Competitors
Speaker: Philippe Sauquet, Vice President, TOTAL

13:00    Lunch and Networking Session
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Afternoon Session

14:20    Global Macro Economic Outlook
Speaker: Marios Maratheftis, Regional Head of Research, Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan, Standard Chartered Bank

14:50    LPG Market Outlook: Balancing the Market
Speaker: John Aspden, Consultant, Poten & Partners

15:20    Abu Dhabi LPG Presentation
Speaker: Abdulla Sultan Al Nuaimi, Gas Sales Manager, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

15:50    Discussion followed by Tea

16:20   Panel Discussion: Future of LPG Competitiveness
•   Drivers of LPG competitiveness
•   Perspective on the strength of pricing benchmark
•   What to look forward to in mid-term (12 – 18 months) and long term
Panelists to be announced
Led by

17:00    Discussion followed by Close of Day 1


18:00 – 21:00
Gala Dinner
at The Museum of Islamic Art.

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Wednesday, 11 November

09:00    Chairman’s Remarks
Speaker: Phil Parker, General Manager, New Business Devt., Shell Chemicals ME

Morning Session

09:10    Presentation, followed by Discussion on:
•    Demand outlook and import requirements amidst challenging economy
•    Competitiveness of domestic vs international markets
•    Governments’ subsidies on LPG and impact on demand/imports
•    Drivers for demand: Consumption trends and key applications
•    Competition arising from other energy products
JapanSenior Representative, LPG Center of Japan
China –
Roger Song, Deputy CEO (COO), China Gas (LPG) Asian Headquarters
IndiaShri P Jayadevan, Chief Manager (LPG-Sales), Indian Oil Corp.
– Achmad Faisal, Corporate Senior Vice President Marketing & Trading, Pertamina

11:00    Discussion followed by Coffee

11:30   US LPG Market Outlook
•    USGC as swing market for LPG potential surplus
•    Markets of disposition
•    Integrated USGC infrastructure
•    Critical issues
Speaker: James T Webster, Manager, Global LPG, ConocoPhillips

12:00    Financial Crisis in 2008. Impact on the LPG Business
•    South Europe’s Demand and Imports of LPG
Speaker: Ernst Brandstaetter, Managing Director, SHV Supply & Risk Management

12:30   North West Europe Market Dynamics
Speaker: Heidi Aakre, Vice President Gas Liquids Trading & Supply, StatoilHydro ASA

13:00    Lunch and Networking Session
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Afternoon Session

14:15    LPG’s Competitiveness as Autofuel in the Transportation Market
Speaker: James Rockall, Managing Director, World LP Gas Association

14:45    Analysis and Outlook of the LPG Shipping Market
Speaker: Muhammad Ghannam, Managing Director, Qatar Gas Transport Company Limited (NAKILAT)

15:15    LPG Paper Markets as a Risk Management Tool
Speaker: Nazar Massouh, Head of Emerging Markets Commodities, Goldman Sachs

15:45    Final Discussion and Closing Remarks

16:00    End of Conference



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