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8:00
REGISTRATION AND MORNING COFFEE
9:00
GLOBAL OVERVIEW AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE REGIONAL GAS MARKET
The pandemic year 2020 altered gas chemical companies' plans around the world, and the environmental agenda raised the issue of the feasibility of extracting certain types of hydrocarbons. According to experts, by 2025, methanol's global consumption, primarily due to China, will increase to 122 million tons. What other challenges and trends will the industry face in the coming years?
  • MODERATOR
EVNIKA POLOVINKINA
Managing Director
GLOBUC
  • PRESENTATION
Global market developments and energy transition: their impact on Russia and the CIS
Vitaly Yermakov
Senior Research Fellow
OXFORD INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY STUDIES
  • PRESENTATION
Overview and prospects of the regional gas market
ANNA GALTSOVA
Research and Analysis Director in the Russian and Caspian Energy
IHS Markit
  • PRESENTATION
Overview of Russian ammonia and methanol market production
Nina Adamova
Senior analyst, Center for Economic Forecasting (CEP)
Gazprombank
  • PRESENTATION
MMSA Global Methanol and Derivatives Outlook – Growth During and After the Pandemic
Mark Berggren
Managing Director
MMSA
10:30
COFFEE BREAK
11:00
NEW AND EXISTING PROJECTS IN RUSSIA AND THE CIS: ARE THERE ANY PROSPECTS?
Russian companies continue to implement projects in gas chemistry, despite the pandemic and other aspects that have affected the industry. Businesses are actively looking for licensors, technologies, and EPC contractors.
  • MODERATOR
EGOR KRIVCHUN
CEO
GIAP
  • PRESENTATION
Overview of trends in gas monetization projects
DMITRY AKISHIN
Head of Gas and Chemistry
VYGON CONSULTING
  • Forecasts for the implementation of investment plans in the largest companies
  • PRESENTATION
Medium low-tonnage gas-to-chemicals projects: Investment project search experience
Levon Garslian
Head of Strategy and Investments Valuation
Metadynea (Metafrax group)
  • PRESENTATION
Monetization of Caspian gas: Caspian gas chemistry complex
EGOR UKHOV
Head of Petrochemicals Development Department
LUKOIL
  • PRESENTATION
Methanol: Small to large
VALENTINA KOLODINSKAYA
Commercial Director
NIIK
12:30
LUNCH BREAK
13:30
AMMONIA, UREA, AND FERTILIZERS
Next year markets will be more balanced, although much will depend on weather conditions and the state of the global economy post-COVID-19. Over the past ten years, chemical production in Russia has increased its volume by 1.7 times. Large unit capacities for the production of mineral fertilizers, ammonia, methanol were introduced. What awaits the fertilizer market, and what are the prospects for the next 10 years? How to improve the possibilities for increasing the export of mineral fertilizers to the world market?
  • MODERATOR
GEORGY ELISEEV
Principal Analyst - Ammonia
IHS MARKIT
  • PRESENTATION
Green ammonia: opportunities and tendencies
GEORGY ELISEEV
Principal Analyst - Ammonia
IHS MARKIT
  • PRESENTATION
Bringing Ammonia-4 plant of PJSC Acron to capacity 2500 MTPD and Haldor Topsoe view on modern trends in ammonia production
ALEKSANDRA KARYAGINA
Chief Licensing Manager, Moscow
HALDOR TOPSOE
  • PRESENTATION
Start-up and operational experience of a Linde owned & operated ammonia plant in Russia
Boris Kalashnikov
Business Development Manager
Linde
  • PRESENTATION
GIAP experience: Prerequisites for reconstructing existing Nitric Acid and Ammonium Nitrate production plants in the Russian Federation.
OLEG KOSTIN
Deputy Director for Commerce and Development
GIAP
15:00
COFFEE BREAK AND TOUR OF THE CONFERENCE EXHIBITION AREA
15:30
DEBATES DEVELOPMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PROJECTS
Russia and the CIS are among the world's leading owners of gas reserves and its producers and exporters. The well-being of the economy is largely ensured by the export of resources and value-added products, but the gas chemical industry's logistics and infrastructure are still underdeveloped.
How can you consolidate your position in the global market?
How can you minimize logistic-based operational costs?
How can we boost cooperation and streamline the processes from logistics to transportation across the supply chain, from raw materials processing to transportation of finished products?
How to combine the interests of the state and business for the development of integrated sites? The possibility of a "green future" using existing infrastructure without additional investment?
The session will cover the latest news in the field of infrastructure development and provide an opportunity to have a discussion with invited experts.
  • MODERATOR
ANDREY KOSTIN
General Director
Industry Research Center
  • DISCUSSION PARTICIPANTS:
EGOR UKHOV
Head of Petrochemicals Development Department
LUKOIL
Antony Kozlov
Director of Development
Portenergo
ROMAN ZHIROV
Head of gas business development programs
GAZPROM NEFT
Olga Gopkalo
Chief Specialist
MORSTROY- TECHNOLOGY
  • PRESENTATION
Prospects for the development of port and transport infrastructure
ANDREY KOSTIN
General Director
Industry Research Center
  • PRESENTATION
Prospects for the terminal in the context of gas processing and export development
Antony Kozlov
Director of Development
Portenergo
  • PRESENTATION
Port infrastructure for the transshipment of fertilizers. Trends, projects and opportunities
Olga Gopkalo
Chief Specialist
MORSTROY- TECHNOLOGY
17:30
COCKTAIL RECEPTION
9:30
MORNING COFFEE
10:00
NEW GREEN STRATEGY
As the global trend shifts towards decarbonisation and rejects oil and gas as preferred energy carriers, hydrogen is set to become the “green” fuel of the future. Key industrialized countries have already claimed dominance in this promising market and have entered the competition. What place will Russia and the CIS countries take on this hydrogen map?
  • MODERATOR
Irina Gayda
Director
Energy Centre Moscow School of Management Skolkovo
  • PRESENTATION
New green strategy: European Perspective
Jahn Ivar Olsen
Head of European Carbon Research
BloombergNEF
  • PRESENTATION
Prospects for the hydrogen economy in Russia and the CIS
Konstantin Grebennik
Project Director of the Analytical Center of the Fuel and Energy Complex of the Russian Energy Agency (REA)
Ministry of Energy
  • PRESENTATION
The readiness of Russia’s largest oil and gas companies for the European Green Deal
Vladimir Gorchakov
Deputy Director, Sustainable Development Risk Assessment Unit
Analytical Credit Rating Agency
  • PRESENTATION
Ammonia as decarbonized energy carrier
Massimiliano Sala
Syngas & Fertilizers Product Lead, XSIGHT Division
Saipem
11:15
DISCUSSION: HYDROGEN PROSPECTS IN THE CIS
By 2050, 24% of the world's energy needs will be covered by hydrogen, and its price will drop to the level of today's gas prices. Experts note that with the most favorable development, the hydrogen industry will attract $11 trillion in investments in the next 30 years, and the global sales of hydrogen as an energy carrier will reach $700. Hydrogen was also identified as the main driver of economic growth to overcome the recession caused by COVID-19.
  • MODERATOR
Irina Gayda
Director
Energy Centre Moscow School of Management Skolkovo
  • DISCUSSION PARTICIPANTS:
Jahn Ivar Olsen
Head of European Carbon Research
BloombergNEF
Konstantin Grebennik
Project Director of the Analytical Center of the Fuel and Energy Complex of the Russian Energy Agency (REA)
Ministry of Energy
Yuri Melnikov
Senior Analyst
Energy Centre Moscow School of Management Skolkovo
Vladimir Gorchakov
Deputy Director, Sustainable Development Risk Assessment Unit
Analytical Credit Rating Agency
Pavel Sherstyuk
Head of Sales
thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions
  • Carbon tax imposition in Europe - threat or bailout for the industry?
  • Will hydrogen replace gas? We estimate the cost of the structure for the transition to this new energy
  • The use of hydrogen in the gas-to-chemicals projects: What colour is your hydrogen?
  • Technologies and other solutions for the industry and green transformation of the world's energy
  • New green technologies for ammonia and methanol production
11:45
COFFEE BREAK
12:15
GAS-TO-CHEMICALS TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS
The session is dedicated to gas monetization, both new developments and traditional technologies adapted to new types of raw materials and modern challenges.
Applying advanced solutions for methanol, methanol-to-olefins, GTL, ammonia, and others. What are the essential criteria to keep in mind when choosing a technology? How to successfully implement programs to increase the resource base and introduce technologies?
  • PRESENTATION
The Journey to Sustained Profitability: Sulfur Recovery
Andrey Morgunov
Senior Project Manager
UOP
  • PRESENTATION
Gas monetization with syngas technologies thyssenkrupp
Alexander Shevchenko
Business Development and Sales Manager of Mineral Fertilizers and Methanol
thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions
  • PRESENTATION
H2 Technology in a more sustainable vision
Michele Mariotti
Process Engineer
KT Kinetics
13:45
LUNCH BREAK
15:45
BRAINSTORMING DISCUSSION: LESSONS LEARNED AND PRIORITIES FOR THE NEXT FEW YEARS
This year has brought many adjustments to the gas chemical industry. The pandemic and its consequences, decarbonization, and hydrocarbon tax, economic and political impact. What has this year taught us, and what new priorities have we built for ourselves?

The discussion format encourages the active participation of all conference delegates, who, based on the information and statistics obtained during the two days of the conference, will discuss the lessons learned and priority tasks for the near future.
  • MODERATOR:
DMITRY AKISHIN
Head of Gas and Chemistry
VYGON CONSULTING
NIKOLAY MONAKHOV
Director for project planning and engineering
RUSHIMCOM
Sergey Levin
Deputy Director for Technology and Implementation
SHCHEKINOAZOT
ALISHER BAKHADIROV
Head of Gas Chemicals Department
UZBEKNEFTEGAZ
Alexey Polushin
Production Director
Eurochem
Ilya Kruglov
Deputy Head of the Technical Department Production Development
Kuibyshevazot
Artem Strelchenok
Deputy Head of Business Strategy Development
Tatneft
  • The influence of the world situation on the investment programs of gas chemical companies
  • The era of hydrocarbons ends, how to reorient. What are the strategies of Russian players?
  • Difficulty finding and attracting talent for becoming digital transformation leaders
  • Remote work, for or against?
16:15
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: CONFERENCE OUTCOMES AND PROSPECTS FOR THE GAS CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
We will summarise the two days of the conference, discuss the key factors of success and prospects for the near future.
Artem Lebedskoy-Tambiev
Consultant
VYGON Consulting
17:00
TIME FOR BUSINESS NETWORKING AND MEETINGS
DAY 2, 21st APRIL