Wednesday 20th May


Welcome Address

  • President of AEGPL
  • President of DVFG

SESSION 1: The International Market Overview

Global LPG markets are undergoing change with supply and demand patterns, trading routes, and international prices all constantly shifting. European and global experts will offer insight into what that means for our industry in 2015 and beyond.

Moderator: David Tyler, Projects and Business Practices Director,WLPGA

Ernst Brandstaetter, Managing Director, SHV Gas Supply & Risk Management – International market developments

Nick Black, Principal, LPG, Argus Media – Supply and Demand Trends: Europe and Beyond


Coffee Break in the Exhibition
Presentation on the Exceptional Energy Stage by FAS Flüssiggas-Anlagen Gmbh


SESSION 1: The International Market Overview - Continued

Moderator: David Tyler, Projects and Business Practices Director, WLPGA

Dmitrii Styrkas, Director, IHS Energy Insight Downstream Consulting – The Great Oil Deflation: Impacts on LPG Markets

Reider Sundvor, Partner, Viamar AS – LPG shipping – update and outlook

Jörg Adolf, Chief Economist and Stakeholder Manager, Shell – Shell passenger car scenarios – which potentials for LPG drive-trains and fuels?


Lunch in the Exhibition

Presentation on the Exceptional Energy Stage by Rego Products


SESSION 2, Roundtable: Changing Markets, Fresh Challenges, New Opportunities

Our high-level panel of LPG sector leaders will discuss how they believe our industry can make the most of the changing dynamics on the the international markets and the new applications and technologies, as well as discussing the challenges facing the European market

Moderator: Eric Johnson, Managing Director, Atlantic Consulting

Paul Ladner, Vice President for Marketing, UGI International

Fulco Van Lede, Management Board Member, SHV Energy

Rainer Scharr, Managing Partner, Friedrich Scharr KG

Francesco Franchi, Chief Executive Officer, Costiero Gas Livorno / ENI

Henry Cubbon, Managing Director, Flogas Group


Coffee Break in the Exhibition


SESSION 3: The Policy Context

Public policy has never been so important ot the energy sector. This session will cover some of the key issues, and the approaches the LPG sector is taking to ensure that the positive contribution of our product is recognised.

Moderator: Brian Johnson, Managing Editor, The Parliament Magazine

Andreas Lücke, CEO, BDH – Federation of German Heating Industry – The political and technological frame of reference for the European heating market and market trends

Rick Roldan, President and CEO, NPGA – The US Perspective: Driving Growth through Public Policy

Dr Axel Friedrich, International Transport Consultant / Former Head of the UBA Division – On Road Vehicle Emissions and the Effect on Human Health

José Fernandez Garcia, Policy Officer, European Commission – LPG in the context of the Directive on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure

Tobias Wolny, Senior Political Advisor, BP Europa SE. – The case for LPG in EU and German alternative fuels policy


Thursday 21st May


SESSION 4: The Good Practices

Operational and technical excellence is key for the LPG industry in order to provide cost effective and high quality services and products. This session aims to highlight some of those excellent practices that can make the difference.

Moderator: Richard Hakeem, Director of Technical and Safety Policy, UKLPG

Peter Gilbert, Executive Director, LPGA New Zealand – New Zealand’s regulations, the good and the bad

Armando Jorge Viçoso, Repsol LPG Regulatory Policy Manager, Repsol – LPG Quality Assurance, a Good Business

Lee Gannon, Managing Director, Flogas Britain Ltd – Safety First

Bruno Cusset, LPG Tanks/Equipment Technology & Regulation Manager, Butagaz – Innovation and materials quality


Coffee Break in the Exhibition
Presentation on the Exceptional Energy Stage by Kosan Crisplant



Thorsten Herdan, Head of Energy Policy, Heat and Efficiency, German Ministry of Economics and Energy

Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, European Commission

followed by:

LPG companies are bringing new initiatives, innovation and novel approaches to their offerings to get our exceptional product to as many people as possible. Come and hear the latest success stories and new ideas.

Moderator: Nikki Brown, Managing Director, Cavagna Group UK Ltd.

René Sejer Laursen, Promotion Manager, MAN Diesel & Turbo – The dual fuel ME-LGI Engine Powered by LPG

Rubens Basaglia, Project Manager, X-Tech – LPG ideal fuel for heavy-duty, new hybrids and marine

Günter Klaiber, Partner and Manager for Ecoengines Marketing and Sales, Hyundai – The Hyundai approach to automotive LPG

Javier Ariztegui Cortijo, Senior Technologist, Repsol – LPG liquid Direct Injection (DI): Full Integration for Future Sustainable Mobility


Lunch in the Exhibition

Presentation on the Exceptional Energy Stage by Alfons Haar Maschinenbau


SESSION 5: The Opportunities for Growth - Continued

Moderator: Filippo De Cecco, Technical and Regulatory Officer, Federchimica/Assogasliquidi

Kristen Mueller, Manager, Argus – The Opportunity for LPG in the Industrial Sector

Hinrich Helms, Senior Scientist, IFEU Institut – Mobile Machinery – Significance for pollutant emissions in Germany and potentials for use of LPG

Andrew Ford, Group Public Affairs Manager, SHV Energy – Exceptional Energy in Action The LPG Applications Website

Hagen Fuhl, Head of Department: Marketing, Product Management, Public Affairs, SenerTec Kraft-Wärme-Energiesysteme GmbH – Decentralised CHP as a key for the successful energy transition

Dr. Matthias Boltze, Share Holder and Managing Director, new enerday GmbH – LPG powered Fuel Cell Systems for different market applications