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November 20-21, 2014

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Program Outline

CONFERENCE: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
7:00 AM
REGISTRATION OPENS
     
8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks  
  Bob Nimocks, Hart Energy

 
 
8:45 AM
Opening Keynote: British Columbia's- Gateway Projects  
  TBA  
 

Few regions boast a better combination of vast natural gas reserves, government support, and proximity to high-value Asian export markets than British Columbia. However, these projects face key infrastructure challenges. How are developers working to overcome these barriers, and what is the outlook for this high-interest market?

  
9:10 AM
Panel: Export Options Beyond The Gulf Coast  
  TBA  
 

While the U.S. Gulf Coast has commanded market attention, savvy players have begun to look across North America for key export opportunities. What does the future hold for projects in areas like Mexico, and will the North American LNG export renaissance reach these new markets?

  
10:10 AM
Spotlight: Alaska’s Push  
  TBA
 

As U.S. federal bodies continue to push the pace of LNG export incrementally, Alaska has taken a leading role in promoting the development of an LNG export facility. Is this proposed project and its massive associated infrastructure costs a true contender? And what is the future of state’s existing LNG export terminal in Kenai?

    
10:35 AM
MORNING BREAK
    
11:05 AM
Special Address: U.S. Regulatory Update  
  TBA  
 

A key challenge for many prospective plant developers in the U.S. lies in working through the complex regulatory and legal hurdles of the DOE and FERC. Learn about the outlook for future export applications from these agencies and what is being done to make the process more navigable.

  
11:30 AM
Spotlight: The Panama Canal- LNG Enabler?  
  TBA  
 

With its massive expansion already under way, the Panama Canal has plans to become a key enabler for many LNG exporters targeting Asian markets. What can LNG developers expect from the canal, and what role will it play in making large-scale North American LNG export a reality?

    
12:00 PM
NETWORKING LUNCH
 

 

 
1:30 PM
Asia Spotlight: Reaching The Promised Land   
  TBA  
 

Few markets for LNG export command the global imagination of project developers like energy-hungry Asian nations. Hear the view of importers in Japan, China, and South Korea on North American LNG export, and how they see demand evolving in coming years.

  
1:55 PM

Panel: Market Evolution--The Importers’ Perspective

 
  TBA  
 

Though Asian markets have been the focus of attention for LNG producers across the world, numerous markets are pushing for access to North American LNG export. Key players discuss the ideal targets for this coming LNG capacity, and where project developers should be able to strike the best deals.

    
3:00 PM
AFTERNOON BREAK
    
3:30 PM
Afternoon Keynote: Gas Sourcing Challenges & Opportunities  
  TBA  
 

Amidst the rush to develop projects, prospective LNG exporters are quickly realizing that without sufficient gas-supply contracts, few projects will be able to move ahead. Learn how plants are securing their massive gas needs amidst growing competition for supply.

  
3:55 PM
Panel: Developing Successful Projects- Lessons From Leaders  
  TBA  
 

Bringing an LNG export project to fruition without staggering capital-cost overruns requires close consideration of areas ranging from labor and engineering cost management to finance to regulatory hurdles. Here, learn from leading executives what separates successful projects from those that fall by the wayside and the key steps successful projects must follow.

     
5:00 PM
NETWORKING RECEPTION
     

 

 

 

CONFERENCE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014
7:00 AM
REGISTRATION OPENS
     
8:30 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks  
  Bob Nimocks, Hart Energy

 
 
8:45 AM
Opening Keynote: East Coast Exports  
  TBA  
 

Thanks to abundant natural gas production in the Marcellus formation, the eastern seaboard of North America has made a tempting target for several project developers. Hear how likely these projects are to move ahead, and what obstacles they will face as they move toward development.

  
9:10 AM
Panel: Gulf Coast Realities & Rewards  
  TBA  
 

Notwithstanding promising opportunities elsewhere, the U.S. Gulf Coast remains the focal point for export plant development in North America. How will these multitudinous projects manage fierce competition, particularly in light of existing infrastructure? And how will their proponents manage capital cost amidst this competition for labor and resources?

    
10:10 AM
MORNING BREAK
     
10:30 AM
Technology Spotlight: New Opportunities For North American Export  
  TBA  
 

Beyond traditional land-based LNG terminals, learn about new options for pursuing North American LNG export, from floating LNG to mid-scale export and more, and what benefits will such projects have over their competitors.

  
11:00 AM
Economic Spotlight: LNG & America’s Energy Future  
  TBA  
 

Few subjects have better captured the opportunity for North America’s energy renaissance than the export of LNG. Learn about the future of this exciting commodity as part of North America’s energy goals, and about how natural gas and LNG will impact markets domestically and abroad.

  
11:30 AM
Closing Keynote: An LNG Story  
  TBA  
 

No company has better encapsulated the opportunities for LNG export than this leading operator. Hear its perspective on the opportunities for North American LNG export, and how it plans to move its projects ahead in an increasingly competitive market.

    
12:00 PM
CONFERENCE ADJOURNS

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