7th LPG Trade Summit Istanbul


7th LPG Trade Summit
12-13 Nov, 2012 – Istanbul

Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul

Day 1 – 12 Nov, 2012 – Monday

08:00     Registration and Coffee

09:00     Morning Chairman’s Remarks
Speaker: Mrs. Ruya Bayegan, Vice Chairman & Board Member
Bayegan Group

09:15     Evolution of Turkish LPG Market & its Prospects
– Panorama of the Turkish’s LPG Market – Facts & Legal Framework
– Monitoring & Auditing of the LPG Market
– Future of LPG Market
Speaker: Mr. Cemalettin Tuney, Head of Department, LPG
Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA), Republic of Turkey

09:45     The Unpredictable LPG Market
– Trend forecasts & short-term reality
– What happened in 2012?
– What could happen in 2013-15?
– Trends & uncertainties in 2015-2020
Speaker: Mr. Michael Panas, Consultant
Poten & Partners (UK) Ltd

10:20     Discussion followed by Networking Coffee

11:00     Algeria’s LPG Production, Export Outlook & Perspective
Speaker: Mr. El-Amine Chentouf, LPG Exports Director, Sonatrach Marketing Activity

11:30     Perspective on Nigeria’s LPG Situation – Production, Domestic Demand/Consumption & Outlook for Export
Speaker: Mr. Alhaji Auwalu Ilu, CEO/Chairman
Ultimate Gas Limited

12:00     Updates on VLGC Shipping Market & Outlook
Speaker: Mr. Reidar A Sundvor, Partner
Viamar AS

12:30     Discussion followed by Networking Lunch

14:00     Afternoon’s Chairman
Speaker: Mr. Anders Lalim, Director, Gas Dept
Lorentzen & Stemoco A/S

14:05     Efficient Logistics: Taman & Dynamics of CIS LPG Exports
Speaker: Mr. Craig Powers, Commercial Director

14:35     US LPG Import/Export Activity & its Relationship with the Global Markets
Speaker: Mr. Scott Gray, Principal
WaterBorne Energy Inc

15:05     LPG Trade Flows & Pricing
Speaker: Ms. Karen Tang, Editor, Europe LPG
OPIS (United Communications Group, UCG)

15:40     Discussion followed by Afternoon Reception
Hosted by


16:10     Asia’s LPG Market (China, Japan & Korea): Demand Growth & Imports Requirements
Speaker: Mr. Vincent Zhao, Asst GM, and General Manager, Oriental Energy (Singapore) International Trading Pte. Ltd.
Oriental Energy Company Limited

Speaker: Mr. Tsuyoshi Yoshikawa, General Manager, Middle East Region
Astomos Energy Corporation

Speaker: Mr. Tommy Son, LPG Trader
SK Gas International Pte Ltd

17:40     Discussion followed by End of Day One

18:15 – 21:00 hrs.
Gala Dinner for all Speakers & Participants
at The Galata Tower
Hosted by

19:00 – Gather at Mövenpick Hotel lobby for transfer

19:30 – Arrive at Galata Tower

19:45 – Networking Reception

20:00 – Orchestra starts, followed by Dinner

20:30 – Performance

23:00 – Transfer Mövenpick Hotel IstanbulDress code: Business Casual

Day 2 – 13 Nov, 2012 – Tuesday

09:00     Chairman’s Remarks
Speaker: Mr. Michael Panas, Consultant
Poten & Partners (UK) Ltd

09:05     The US LPG Scene – New Surge of LPG Export from the US Gulf Coast, and Expansion Plans Ahead
– North American Shale Plays and their impact on the US NGL infrastructure and NGL supply
– US current and future forecast NGL demand
– US Gulf Coast existing and future LPG export capacity
Speaker: Mr. Roy Johnson, Exec. Vice President
Targa Resources

09:35     LPG & Changing Petrochemical Uses
– LPG use in different petrochemical applications, West and East
– The established use – propane/butane in steam crackers to make ethylene
~ LPG use by region (USA/Europe/Middle East/Asia)
~ Prospects and LPG trade implications
– The growing use – propane in PDH plants to make propylene
~ Rationale
~ LPG use by region (USA/Europe/Middle East/Asia)
~ Prospects and LPG trade implications
Speaker: Mr. Colin Shelley, Senior Consultant
FACTS Global Energy

10:10     Discussion followed by Networking Coffee

10:50     Pressurized LPG Shipping & Freight Market Outlook – Continued Strength in One of Shipping’s Healthiest Segments
Speaker: Mr. Christian Krohn-Hansen, Chartering Manager
Stealthgas Inc

11:20     Panel Discussion – Changes in Regional & Sectoral Market Dynamics & Implication on Global LPG Trade
Moderated by:
Speaker: Mr. Deacon Shorr, President
Libra Fearnley Energy
Mr Ignacio Hidalgo, LPG Trading Manager, Gunvor Group
Mr Roy Johnson, Targa Resources
Mr Chikara Matsuda, Astomos Energy Corporation
Mr Vincent Zhao, Oriental Energy
Mr Emin Imanov, Trade Director, Bayegan Group

12:15     Final Discussion followed by Closing Lunch

14:00     End of Conference.

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