Demonstrating ROI and the LNG Business Case in a Volatile and Unpredictable MarketThe ECA regulations continue to drive many decisions in the LNG market, but since they were adopted, the industry has also faced a vast amount of unpredictability. Recent oil price volatility has put added pressure and a question mark over the ROI in the short term, which makes it harder to build the business case, prove ROI and secure funding.
However, on the positive side the “chicken and the egg” scenario is in the process of being solved with operational infrastructure now available, with other major projects either underway or in the planning stages. Incentives are being developed by Ports and LNG suppliers to make the switch more attractive, resulting in an increase in orders for new LNG fueled vessels and conversion projects.
The industry is certainly moving forward, but the next step is to start accelerating this progress:
Now in its 5th year, the Annual LNG Bunkering Summit will unite global players from leading ports, LNG terminal operators, ship operators, ship owners, LNG suppliers, and LNG technology providers to develop strategic partnerships and common strategy to drive the LNG Bunkering market forward.
Those attending will spend 3 days hearing perspectives from the entire supply chain, offering their insights into their decision making, planning, development, operation, safety and training processes that have allowed them to successfully move forward in the LNG Bunkering market.
2017 speakers include
Approval Director Europe
Project Leader Energy Cluster
Port of Amsterdam
Port Operations and Planning
Port of Barcelona
Terntank Rederi A/S
Managing Engineer, Environment & Spatial Planning
Port of Zeebrugge
VP - Business Development
Key Account Officer, Commercial Department
Business Development Manager, LNG, Marine
LNG Business Development Manager
Executive VP, Tote & Chair, SEA/LNG
CEO and Captain of the Port
LNG Project Manager, Commercial and Logistic Division
Senior Vice President, Maritime Affairs
Carnival Corporation & plc
Business Development Manager, Loading Systems,
Business Unit General Manager
Business Development LNG
LNG Business Development Manager
Business Development Manager
Manager and Development Innovation
LNG Business Development Director Flow Europe
Agenda themes will include:
Regulations: Receive updates on regulatory developments across the globe, potential impacts and how to prepare appropriately
Decision making: Hear predictions, forecasts and future trends to help understand commercial viability and suitability for LNG now and into the future
Finance and funding: Discover alternative finance options and successful strategies to secure your investment
Port perspectives: Avoid project pitfalls through understanding common challenges global ports overcame from planning through to operation
Shipping perspectives: Review alternative methods of Marine Fuel and discover how major shipping companies approached their conversion and vessel options
LNG supply chain: Learn how EU ports are realizing their supply chain management process and associated LNG Infrastructure challenges
Operational challenges: Discuss potential challenges for machinery operation, risk management and safety
Workforce: Replicate proven concepts for training, developing, up-skilling and managing your future workforce
What Others Have to Say
"Very Good, a great networking event."
"A valuable event!"
"Good for meeting people in the industry, the quality was good with concrete and specific examples presented."
"A great networking and knowledge acquisition event."
"Very well balanced speaker panel covering both technical and commercial topics. I gained lots of new knowledge and there were great networking opportunities."
"Very valuable event especially on the technical issues."
"Extremely interesting and a great opportunity to maintain contacts and meet new ones."
"Very valuable event."
"Very good and varied programme."
"Beneficial event. A good overview."
"Informative and educational."
"good content and networking."
"It has been valuable. Some new good leads. The Ports were especially interesiting to listen to."
"Met some great potential business partners."
"All speakers were very well informed on the subject matter and were well spoken."
"Good opportunity to invite some prospects and meet some important persons with regards to the deveopment of our activities."
"Extremely valuable, I liked the line-up."
"Valuable, it gave real insight in the status of LNG at this moment."
"Very good mix of subject panel, and a great overview on the subject allowing you to define your own philisophy."
"Good presenters throughout delivering high market information, therefore I believe it was valuable."