Conference Day One

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Registration & Networking Coffee

8:00 AM - NaN:NaN AM Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair

8:05 AM - 8:25 AM Regulatory Update, Guidelines for LNG Bunkering Procedures and Operational Safety within a Port

Cees Boon, Sector Coordinator Harbour Master Policy Department, Port of Rotterdam
  • Reviewing the current and future regulatory landscape affecting port authorities
  • Anticipating and creating awareness of potential operational issues within the port
  • Developing effective safety systems and processes to support LNG in the port
  • Best practice safety and efficiency procedures for bunkering operations

Cees Boon

Sector Coordinator Harbour Master Policy Department
Port of Rotterdam

8:25 AM - 8:45 AM Gate Terminal Post Completion: Optimising Operations and Increasing Capabilities

Stefaan Adriaens, Commercial Manager, Gate Terminal B.V.
  • Project update: Truck to ship commercial operations and loading investments
  • Increasing the flexibility of the systems available
  • Continuing to develop a solid and reliable supply chain to ensure supply of LNG to ships and other users
  • Future development opportunities and potential expansion options

Stefaan Adriaens

Commercial Manager
Gate Terminal B.V.

8:45 AM - 9:05 AM Shell LNG: Delivery and Operation of Europe’s First LNG Bunker Vessel

arjan stavast, Team Lead, DLNG BD Marine, Global DLNG, Shell
  • Showcasing the delivery of the LNG Vessel
  • Views on the future development of downstream markets
  • What is required to assist and accelerate market development?

arjan stavast

Team Lead, DLNG BD Marine, Global DLNG
This session will provide the audience with the opportunity
to ask specific questions relating to current and future
activity occurring with the Port of Rotterdam.

Stefaan Adriaens

Commercial Manager
Gate Terminal B.V.

arjan stavast

Team Lead, DLNG BD Marine, Global DLNG

Cees Boon

Sector Coordinator Harbour Master Policy Department
Port of Rotterdam

9:20 AM - 9:50 AM Developing LNG Infrastructure Capabilities in Asia

  • Asia’s outlook on the LNG industry and Asia’s commitment to driving the sector forward
  • Project review: Current projects, initiatives and future developments within the region

10:20 AM - NaN:NaN AM Morning Coffee Break

This discussion will feature panellists involved in LNG from across the globe to discuss unique challenges faced within each region
  • Is demand accelerating within your region?
  • Reviewing the current vessel order book, demand and supply across the globe
  • Collaborative approaches to develop infrastructure and ensuring solid foundations are set
  • Future proofing infrastructure to allow for further developments

Didier De Beaumont

Project Leader Energy Cluster
Port of Amsterdam

Hubert Louys

Operations Maintenance Manager
Dragages Ports, SamueLNG

Peter Keller

Executive Vice President
Tote Inc.

Tom Strang

Senior Vice President, Maritime Affairs
Carnival Corporation & plc

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM SamueLNG: Retrofitting a Marine Gas Oil Vessel to a Dual Source Fuel System

Hubert Louys, Operations Maintenance Manager, Dragages Ports, SamueLNG
  • Understanding the differences between LNG fueled and conventional vessels
  • Key considerations when evaluating LNG: Incremental cost for dual-fuel vs. diesel only, payback period and LNG supply
  • Selecting LNG ready options with dual fuel engines that can burn both gas and fuel oil
  • Assessing the risks associated with transporting LNG and understanding how to mitigate these risks
  • Developing a comprehensive training plan for crew members to ensure safe operations
  • Bargaining power in the short term for a long-term opportunity: LNG as a long term strategy

Hubert Louys

Operations Maintenance Manager
Dragages Ports, SamueLNG

11:55 AM - 12:35 PM Quick Fire Technology and Product Demonstrations

This is your opportunity to meet with the vendors in our exhibition hall to learn more about the technology and services that are designed to support you on your projects. These tech demos will last approximately 10 minutes on four cycles with the opportunity to continue your discussions throughout the lunch break at their exhibition stands.

12:35 PM - 1:05 PM Challenges, Experience and Outcomes from an Operational LNG Terminal

Kwinten Standaert, Key Account Officer, Commercial Department, Fluxys
  • Operational analysis: Reviewing the outcomes achieved over the last 12 months
  • Final investment plans for the second truck loading station
  • Overview of the approved plans, business case, funding and financial support
  • Continuing to develop small-scale LNG projects in Europe to optimise the supply chain

Kwinten Standaert

Key Account Officer, Commercial Department

1:05 PM - NaN:NaN AM Lunch and Networking

2:05 PM - 2:35 PM Developing and Optimising the Small-Scale Value Chain

Björn van de Weerdhof, Manager of Business and Fleet Development, Anthony Veder
  • Overview of Anthony Veder’s current position within the LNG market: How are they contributing to the development of the LNG value chain?
  • Key considerations with set up and reliability of the value chain from strategy development to strategy implementation:
  • Ensuring early involvement of all parties to meet critical success factors
  • Risk management and overcoming common hurdles in Small-Scale LNG projects

Björn van de Weerdhof

Manager of Business and Fleet Development
Anthony Veder

2:35 PM - 3:05 PM Enagas Regional Update: The Regulatory Landscape and LNG Bunkering Infrastructure Developments

Elena Fernández Ordás, LNG Project Manager, Commercial and Logistic Division, Enagas
  • Understanding the new requirements for meeting the regional shipping demands within the Iberian Peninsula
  • Defining the roadmap and creating the investment plan
  • Infrastructure adaptation to accommodate the supply of LNG bunker and small-scale services
  • Developing a safe, robust and secure logistic chain
  • Project status and future plans

Elena Fernández Ordás

LNG Project Manager, Commercial and Logistic Division

3:50 PM - NaN:NaN AM Afternoon Coffee Break

4:20 PM - 4:50 PM Availability of LNG in Europe

Gunnar Helmen, Sales Manager Marine, Skangas
  • Is there enough supply and demand currently in the European market?
  • The importance of pricing transparency and predictions to support investment
  • Bunkering infrastructure and supply points: How easily accessible is LNG currently?
  • Skangas’ role in supporting in driving LNG forward
  • Recent developments within Skangas: First ship to ship transfer with the bunker vessel

Gunnar Helmen

Sales Manager Marine

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Technical and Operational Aspects of Commissioning

Jurgita Šilinskaitė-Venslovienė, Head of Small Scale LNG, Klaipėdos Nafta

Jurgita Šilinskaitė-Venslovienė

Head of Small Scale LNG
Klaipėdos Nafta

6:00 PM - 6:05 PM End of Conference Day 1

7:30 PM - 8:00 PM Amsterdam Cruise

To maximise your networking opportunity in a fun and unique way, join us for our annual Amsterdam canal tour with dinner and drinks. This is the perfect opportunity to talk shop, meet new contacts, spend time with your colleagues or simply see the beautiful sights of Amsterdam. This tour will be on a first come, first served basis so please book now!