Agenda Day 1

8:00 am - 9:00 am Morning Refreshment & Registration

9:00 am - 9:15 am Opening Remarks from Chairperson

FSRU Market Outlook

9:15 am - 9:50 am Identifying FSRU Demand with LNG Import Demand in the Global Energy Mix

Mangesh Patankar - Director – Gas & LNG Consulting, Wood Mackenzie
  • Evaluating global demand for LNG in consideration of energy mix, market regulations and infrastructure
  • Overview of FSRU order books, schedules and projects status
  • Improving FSRU project economics and competitiveness

Mangesh Patankar

Director – Gas & LNG Consulting
Wood Mackenzie

9:50 am - 10:30 am PANEL: Assessing Asia Pacific’s Readiness in Importing LNG through FSRUs

Xi Nan - Vice President of Gas and Power Markets, Rystad Energy
  • Assessing latest market hotspots for FSRU project feasibility in Asia  
  • How can FSRUs fuel support for LNG demand in the region? 
  • Understanding what project stakeholders need to get in order to get FSRU projects off the ground

Xi Nan

Vice President of Gas and Power Markets
Rystad Energy

10:30 am - 10:50 am Speed Networking Session

10:50 am - 11:10 am Morning Tea & Networking Break

Mitigating FSRU Project Risks

11:10 am - 11:45 am Managing Risk to Overcome Barriers to Market Entry for On-Time FSRU Project Development and Execution

  • Identifying risks involved in an FSRU project from initiation to actualisation
  • Allocating project risk appropriately across all players to manage risk and ensure efficiency
  • Optimising LNG deliveries to meet energy demand and mitigate supply risk

11:45 am - 12:20 pm Driving FSRU Forward: Lessons Learned from Successful FSRU Projects

Parth Jindal - Managing Director, Höegh LNG Asia Pte.Ltd
  • Matching the pros and cons of the different FSRUs for early stage concept selection
  • Necessary adaptions to avoid regulatory pitfalls and ensure secure financing
  • How to maximise project viability and streamline project execution for on-time and on-budget delivery?

Parth Jindal

Managing Director
Höegh LNG Asia Pte.Ltd

Facilitating Gas-to-Power Demand

12:20 pm - 12:55 pm Anchoring FSRU Demand through Gas-to-Power Projects

·         Assessing risks involved in tying FSRUs to power plants
·         Navigating demand uncertainty through the integration of FSRUs with gas-to-power projects
·         Exploring alternative strategies for robust FSRU growth 

12:55 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch & Networking Break

·         Overview of the current natural gas supply situation in Thailand
·         Evaluating the benefits of FSRUs in meeting Thailand’s gas demands
·         Updates on timeline, progress of the two planned FSRUs across the country

Nibong Ungkurapinan

Chief of Civil and Coastal Engineering Department - FSRU Project
Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand

2:35 pm - 3:10 pm Readying Infrastructure to Facilitate LNG-to-Power FSRUs

·         Identifying the wider infrastructure ecosystem necessary for FSRU projects
·         Designing effective strategies of integrating FSRUs with associated onshore facilities
·         Identifying associated ways to reduce project development and operational cost

3:10 pm - 3:50 pm Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

Effective Financial & Contractual Considerations for FSRUs

·         Assessing the investment appetite for FSRU projects in the changing LNG market
·         Reviewing key FSRU investment concerns and considerations to make your project bankable
·         Analysing current and emerging innovative schemes, and alternative funding models to understand which models are most conducive

Mr Melvin Gwee

Director - Infrastructure Finance
Natixis Bank Singapore


Siddhartha Shrivastava

Head of Energy & Natural Resources - Asia, Global Structured Finance, Investment Banking Dept., Asia
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation


Jeesun Han

Energy Project Team Lead
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank


Dindo Abueg

Co-Head of Project Finance, Asia Pacific
Korea Development Bank

·         How can you structure your contracts amidst market uncertainties?
·         Balancing financial risks in the value chain between both FSRU operators and owners
·         Exploring FSRU contract mechanisms to mitigate risks for project stakeholders  

Isabel Chatterton

Regional Industry Director of Infrastructure and Natural Resources – Asia Pacific
International Finance Corporation

5:00 pm - 5:00 pm Chairman’s Closing Summary and End of Congress Day One