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Media Partners, BBSPA Annual Conference

gnl-global-logo is a research, informative and market intelligence website focused in the LNG Markets and Industry. follows projects, trade, regulation and much more. It aims to primarily capture audience interested in understanding the whole LNG value chain and investors willing to participate. researches and gathers relevant news and information, and is available in Spanish language. Our main audience is from Spain and Central-South America.


Project Cargo Network (PCN) is an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified organisation established to provide a networking platform for the world’s top project cargo specialists. Our Members handle the transportation of oversized and heavy items or shipments that consist of complex components that must be disassembled, shipped and then re-assembled. They offer project cargo management for engineering, procurement and construction companies servicing energy, mining, chemical, petrochemical, pipeline, infrastructure and other sectors. Our fast-growing organisation comprises of 220+ specialists in 105+ countries.

Cedigaz is an international association dedicated to natural gas information, created in 1961 by a group of international gas companies and the Institut Français du Pétrole (IFP Energies Nouvelles). It is based near Paris. Cedigaz has more than 100 members in 40 countries. Cedigaz’ goals consist in gathering,compiling and analysing worldwide   economical information on natural gas, LNG and unconventional gas in an exhaustive and critical way. The information that Cedigaz deals with touches on all activities and aspects of the gas industry (exploration, reserves, production and processing, transportation, trade, storage, distribution and consumption of natural gas). Cedigaz diffuses the information in its periodic bulletins, surveys and online databases.

The magazine JŪRA MOPE SEA is published with the circulation of 4-10 thousand copies. It is distributed in paper version, digital and PDF format.  The Internet portal of the magazine  is read in 155 countries. The magazine in PDF format is distributed in a well-known   portal of China . During the last several years it is in top ten most read publications. The magazine is distributed in Lithuanian airports, „DFDS Seaways“ ferries, Riga, Minsk, Istanbul, Almaty, Astana, Karaganda business and political circles, the Seimas of Lithuania, Government of Lithuania, presidency of Lithuania, Lithuanian Embassies in foreign countries, Lithuanian maritime and transport business companies, associated business structures and elsewhere. Once per week, every Tuesday, the newsletter is published and it has 4 thousand subscribers.

Offshore Energy Today delivers expert coverage of the industry sectors that matter most to you and your business. This includes news and updates on markets, projects, vessels, platforms, equipment, research, companies, contractors and the authorities dominating these markets. From breaking news, technological advances to exploration and production, Offshore Energy Today’s experienced and well-respected team of editors, columnists and correspondents will keep you well informed. Whether you are an employee, roustabout, engineer, captain, manager, authority or executive, the place to find the latest developments in the Offshore industry is on

Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) is an association representing the interests of European natural gas infrastructure operators active in natural gas transmission, storage and LNG regasification. GIE is a trusted partner of European institutions, regulatory bodies and industry stakeholders. It is based in Brussels, the heart of European policymaking. GIE currently represents 68 member companies from 25 countries.

23rd Annual BBSPA Conference Speakers

Ana Stanic, Partner, E&A Law Limited

Andrada Irimie, Energy Analyst, JBC Energy

Anna Rizova, Partner, Wolf Theiss

Karoline Entacher, Gas Expert, Energie-Control Austria

Chikako Ishiguro, Senior Analyst, Research and Planning Team, Energy Resources and International Business Unit, Osaka Gas

Christian Filippitsch, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

David Aron, Managing Director, Petroleum Development Consultants

Dominique Menu, Head of the Representative Office for Ukraine and Kazakhstan, BNP Paribas

Dr. Christos Papadopoulos, Regional Director Europe, Energy Exemplar

Dr. Gabor Tari, Group Chief Geologist, OMV Exploration and Production

Dr. Stefan Lochner, Manager, Frontier Economics

Erol User, President and CEO, User Danismanlik, Chairman, Turkgas

Gabriel Mynheer, Upstream Research Analyst – Europe, Wood Mackenzie 

Ilona Vari, Head of EU Regulatory Affairs, MOL Group

Jan Bruil, Natural Gas and LNG Expert, Poten and Partners

Kiril Ravnachki, Senior Expert Financial Analysis and Pricing, Bulgartransgas

Kostadin Sirleshtov, Partner, CMS Bulgaria

Matthew Drinkwater, Senior Editor – Gas, Power and LNG, Argus Media

Mike Fulwood, Director, Global Gas & LNG, Nexant

Otto Grad, Secretary General, Hungarian Petroleum Association

Piotr Kuś, Director, Gas Transmission Operator GAZ-System S.A.

Roland Wolk, Head of Marketing and Sales, Central European Gas Hub

Ryan Pereira, Principal Commercial Manager – Global Gas & LNG, Gaffney, Cline & Associates

Stefan Königshofer, Head of Department Sales Transmission, Gas Connect Austria

Svetoslav Benchev, Chief Legal Advisor, Bulgarian Petroleum and Gas Association  

William Powell, Editor-in-Chief, Natural Gas World

Mohammad Fallah, Department Manager, Venture Exploration, OMV Upstream









22nd Annual BBSPA Conference 7-8 April 2016 Vienna Speakers


7-8th April 2016

Marriott Hotel, Vienna

Confirmed Speakers:

Dr. Thomas Heissenberger, Head of System Management, Gas Connect Austria

Piotr Kuś, Director, Brussels Office, GAZ-SYSTEM S.A.
“Natural Gas Market and Infrastructure Developments in CEE Region’’

Christophe Poillion, Vice President in Charge of European Affairs GRTgaz
Chairman of the Task Force on Security of Supply, GIE
“Infrastructure Developments in South East Europe as compared to Western Europe’’

Vladimir Djurovic, Director, Strategic Development Department, PLINACRO
“Potentials  of the Croatian Natural Gas System”

Ákos Kriston, Deputy CEO, MFGT – Hungarian Gas Storage

Gottfried Steiner, Chairman of the Board, Central European Gas Hub
“CEGH – Gas Trading Developments in CEE”

Julian Bowden, BP
“Markets Overview’’

Dr. Nadine Haase, European Gas Regulation Manager, PRISMA European Capacity Platform
“PRISMA European Booking Platform: Bridging markets and facilitating EU regulations”

Erol User, President & CEO, User Danismanlik AS

Bernhard Painz, Head of Gas Department, Energie-Control Austria
“Security of Supply and Diversification’’

Johannes Lambertz,  Regulatory Affairs, Open Grid Europe
“EU Level Supply and Security Regulation Update”

Kostadin Sirleshtov, Partner, CMS Sofia
“Legal Challenges in the Recent Upstream Projects in CEE”

Christian Filippitsch, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
“Regulatory and Competituive Aspects of Energy Markets”

Anna Rizova, Managing Partner, Wolf Theiss
“Legal Aspect of the Recent Developments in the Bulgarian gas Market’’

Dr. Gabor Tari, Group Chief Geologist, OMV E&P
“Black Sea Exploration Activities Update”

Ilona Vári, Head of EU Regulatory Affairs, MOL Group
”The Energy Union”

Ana Stanič, Partner, E&A Law Limited
‘’EU Energy Law: Deterring investment and source of Uncertainty’’

Andrada Irimie, Energy Analyst, JBC Energy
“Changing Dynamics in Crude Markets – Impact on Central and Eastern Europe”

Can Ogutçu, Investment Officer, Energy Charter
“Investment Risks in the Energy Sector and the Role of the Energy Charter on Investment Protection and Promotion”