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First Middle East LPG Regional Summit in Beirut 2018:

Believing in the strategic role of Lebanon in the Middle East and its pioneer status in the field of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Unigaz in collaboration with the World LPG Association (WLPGA), proudly organizing the first Regional LPG Summit for the Middle East under the title of Exceptional Energy for the Middle East in an attempt to empower further the LPG sector and bring together key stakeholders involved.

Benefits of the Event

Sharing with LPG industry stakeholders in the region including customers, the global trends in the industry and its impact on the region.

Promoting major opportunities in the region within the industry as well as spotting the light on national challenges to overcome it.

Bringing together all stakeholders from governmental sector to private sector to collaboratively develop the industry.

Importing global best practices in LPG to ME markets and facilitate international business exchange.

Event Details

  • April 25, 2018 Members Gathering (Invitation Only)
  • April 26, 2018 Summit Day
  • Four Seasons Hotel Beirut, 1418 Prof. Wafic Sinno Avenue، Beirut, Minet El Hosn
  • 18+ International and Regional Speakers
  • Attended by Industry Leaders and Policy Makers
  • 25+ Countries represented
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Our Honorable Speakers

Pedro Jorge President, WLPGA, CEO, Ultragaz, Brazil<

Pedro Jorge

President, WLPGA, CEO, Ultragaz

- Brazil -
Mahmoud Sidani Chairman and CEO Unigaz

Mahmoud Sidani

Chairman and CEO Unigaz

- Lebanon -
James Rockall CEO, WLPGA

James Rockall

CEO, WLPGA

- France -
Dr. Abdullah Al-Shehri Governer of ECRA, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Abdullah Al-Shehri

Governer of ECRA

- Saudi Arabia -
Walter Hart HSMarkit, Vice President | Natural Gas Liquids, USA

Walter Hart

IHSMarkit, Vice President | Natural Gas Liquids

- USA -
Kholoud Mahasneh General Manager of Jordan Oil Terminal Company, Jordan

Kholoud Mahasneh

General Manager of Jordan Oil Terminal Company

- Jordan -
Rashed Al Idrissi President, Federation de L'Energie

Rashed Al Idrissi

President, Federation de L'Energie

- Morocco -
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Wissam Zahabi

Board Member, Lebanese Petroleum Administration

- Lebanon -
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Ahmad Al Bdah

Team Leader LPG Products, KOTC

- Kuwait -
mohammad chamas  Director  Libnor

Mohammad Chamas

Director, Libnor

- Lebanon -
Tony Karout CEO Unigaz Lebanon

Tony Karout

CEO Unigaz Lebanon

- Lebanon -
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Ali Al Mousawi

General Manager, Gas Filling Company

- Iraq -
Georgios Nikolaou LPG Consultant AEGPL WLPGA

Georgios Nikolaou

LPG Consultant AEGPL WLPGA

- Greece -
Muhammad Qasim Head of BD Wartsila

Muhammad Qasim

Head of BD Wartsila

- UAE -
Mohammed El-Gawish Chairman, MENA Tradex, Egypt

Mohammed El-Gawish

Chairman, MENA Tradex

- Egypt -
Sergio Bandeira de Mello CEO SINDIGAS, Brazil

Sergio Bandeira de Mello

CEO SINDIGAS

- Brazil -
Ali Zhairati Head of Marketing Unigaz Group

Ali Zhairati

Head of Marketing Unigaz Group

- Lebanon -
Can Toydemir Operations Director, SHV Turkey, Turkey (Autogas)

Can Toydemir

Operations Director, SHV Turkey

- Turkey -
Beau Lendman CEO, Central Gas Ventures, USA

Beau Lendman

CEO, Central Gas Ventures

- USA -
Zaher Zein unigaz international

Zaher Zein

COO, Unigaz International

- Lebanon -
zafer Dikmen GM Cavagna Group ME & Turkey

Zafer Dikmen

GM Cavagna Group ME and Turkey

- Turkey -

Presentations

Redefining city gas networks
zaher zein unigaz

Lpg powered small engines and equipment
zafer dikmen greengear

Lpg for marine engines the marine alternative
george nicolao aegpl wlpga

Hot Issues in the Global LPG Markets
Walt Hart IHS Markit

Lpg market challenges and opportunities in jordan
kholoud mahasneh

Egypt lpg market overview
mohamad al gawish mena tradex

Autogas market evolution in turkey
can toydemir shv energy

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Summit Day Agenda 26th of April

Four Season Beirut

Main Hall

LPG Middle East Regional Summit Beirut 2018 Coffee Break
  • 8.30 am
  • 26.April.2018

Registration and Coffee

Four Season Beirut

Grand Ballroom

LPG Middle East Regional Summit Beirut 2018 Opening ceremony and Keynotes
  • 9.30 am
  • 26.April.2018

Welcome, Opening Remarks and Keynote

Mahmoud Sidani, Chairman, Unigaz Group, Lebanon
Pedro Jorge, President, WLPGA; CEO, Ultragaz, Brazil
James Rockall, CEO, WLPGA
Keynote: The President of the Council of Ministers H.E. Mr. Saad Hariri, Lebanon

Four Season Beirut

Main Hall

LPG Middle East Regional Summit Beirut 2018 Coffee Break
  • 10.30 am
  • 26.April.2018

Networking Coffee Break

Four Season Beirut

Grand Ballroom

LPG Middle East Regional Summit Beirut 2018 Round table discussion: Global Energy Trends: What are the impacts in the Middle East?
  • 11.00 am
  • 26.April.2018

Round table discussion: Global Energy Trends: What are the impacts in the Middle East?

Get to know the major LPG trends from around the global through IHS Markit Presentation
Create a kind of holistic / 360 understanding on the future of LPG globally and in the Middle East in terms of Supply, Demand and other Market Dynamics.
Scene Setting Presentation by IHS Markit

Speakers:
Walt Hart: VP NG Liquids, IHSMarkit, USA
Ahmad Al-Bdah, Team Leader, LPG Projects, KOTC, Kuwait
Mahmoud Sidani, Chairman, Unigaz Group, Lebanon
James Rockall, CEO, WLPGA
Wissam Zahabi, Board Member, Lebanese Petroleum Administration, Lebanon

Moderator: Maurice Matta, Business News Producer and Presenter, MTV Lebanon

Four Season Beirut

Grand Ballroom

LPG Middle East Regional Summit Beirut 2018 Coffee Break
  • 12.20 pm
  • 26.April.2018

Break between Sessions

Four Season Beirut

Grand Ballroom

LPG Middle East Regional Summit Beirut 2018 Market Conditions: Opportunities VS Challenges
  • 12.40 pm
  • 26.April.2018

Overview of Market Opportunities in the Middle East

Discussing changes / updates happening in the Gas / LPG industry value chain in the represented markets
Opportunities or Challenges resulted from this change per industry and market channel
Collaboration between private and public sectors to achieve the desired results

Speakers:
Aurore Feghali, Director General of Petroleum Directorate, Ministry of Energy and Water, Lebanon
Kholoud Mahasneh, General Manager, Jordan Oil Terminal Company, Jordan
Ali Al Moussawi, General Manager, Gas Filling Company, Iraq
Mohammed El-Gawish, Chairman and Managing Director, Mena Tradex, Egypt
Viatcheslav Savine, CEO, Global One Energy, Switzerland

Moderator: Nick Black, Senior Editor, Argus LPG, UK

Four Season Beirut

Grand Ballroom

LPG Middle East Regional Summit Beirut 2018 Lunch
  • 2.00 pm
  • 26.April.2018

Lunch

Four Season Beirut

Grand Ballroom

LPG Middle East Regional Summit Beirut 2018 Round Table Discussion: Regulatory Reform of the LPG Sector
  • 3.00 pm
  • 26.April.2018

Round Table Discussion: Regulatory Reform of the LPG Sector

Introducing local regulations framework and major stakeholders involved
Furnishing the process and drivers of the regulatory reforms
Major areas / issues / enhancements tackled in the reformation from the point of view of the government, companies, and consumers. (While emphasizing on the consumer protection part).
Laws and decrees governing these regulations.

Speakers:
Abdullah El Shehri, Governor, Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA), Saudi Arabia
Sergio Bandeira de Mello, President SINDIGAS Brazil
Tony Karout, CEO, Unigaz Lebanon, Lebanon
Rachid Idrissi, President, Fédération de l'Énergie, Morocco
Mohammad Chammas, Service Director, LIBNOR, Lebanon

Moderator: Maurice Matta, Business News Producer and Presenter, MTV Lebanon
Briefly explaining the laws and decrees governing these regulations

Four Season Beirut

Main Hall

LPG Middle East Regional Summit Beirut 2018 Coffee Break
  • 4.30 pm
  • 26.April.2018

Networking Coffee Break

Four Season Beirut

Grand Ballroom

LPG Middle East Regional Summit Beirut 2018 Good Industry Practices and Models for the Middle East
  • 5.00 pm
  • 26.April.2018

Good Industry Practices and Models for the Middle East

This session will look at relevant technical and technological innovations from around the world and how these will create market opportunities in Middle Eastern markets. What changes are afoot and how this will benefit the industry in the long term?

Speakers:
Can Toydemir, Operations Director, SHV Turkey, Turkey (Autogas)
George Nikolaou, Technical Consultant, WLPGA (Maritime and Industrial)
Zafer Dikmen, General Manager, Cavagna Group Turkey and Near East, Turkey (Agricultural Applicatons)
Beau Lendman, CEO, Central Gas Ventures, USA
Zaher Zein, COO Unigaz International, Lebanon (City Gas Network)
Muhammad Qasim Latif, BD Manager, Wartsila, UAE (LPG to Power)

Moderator: Nick Black, Senior Editor, Argus LPG, UK

Four Season Beirut

Grand Ballroom

LPG Middle East Regional Summit Beirut 2018 Official Closing by Unigaz Representative
  • 6.30 pm
  • 26.April.2018

Official Closing of The Summit

Summarizing major outcomes of the summit across the main topics discussed
Share action plan and proposed future meetings / engagements

Speakers:
James Rockall, CEO WLPGA
Ali Zhairati, Head of Marketing, Unigaz Group, Lebanon

Phone

+961 1 992 492

Four Seasons Hotel Beirut Beirut

1418 Prof. Wafic Sinno Avenue

Minet El Hosn

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