3,000+ attendees from across the LNG value chain set to convene for Americas Energy Summit & Exhibition 2024

By Energy Connects

Jan 12, 2024

Join government ministers and senior leaders from across LNG, natural gas and hydrogen to celebrate 20 years of sharing expertise, and developing new partnerships in New Orleans


Taking place from January 16-19 in New Orleans, the summit will bring together government ministers and senior LNG leaders from across the global value chain to define the critical role LNG, natural gas and hydrogen will play in delivering energy security, economic stability, and the ongoing drive for decarbonisation

The 20th Americas Energy Summit & Exhibition is all set to welcome more than 3,000 attendees in Louisiana next week, moving from Lake Charles to New Orleans, and bringing together 150 speakers from 40 countries.

Taking place from January 16-19, the summit will bring together government ministers and senior LNG leaders from across the global value chain to define the critical role LNG, natural gas and hydrogen will play in delivering energy security, economic stability, and the ongoing drive for decarbonisation.

As the leading platform for trusted insight, expertise, and analysis, supporting the global LNG, natural gas and hydrogen value chains in the region, the 20th Americas Energy Summit & Exhibition will offer four days of conference sessions, a fully CPD accredited Masterclass, senior-level networking, coffee breaks, lunches and drinks receptions, as well as the 2024 Americas Energy Summit Awards Evening. 

A core component of the summit is expanding the Leaders of Tomorrow Program that invites university students to submit essays focused on the conference agendas. All entrants will gain access to the summit and winners will win internships at Bechtel Corporation and Worley.

Companies attending the summit include ABB, Air Liquide, Bechtel, bp, Centrica, Cheniere, Commonwealth LNG, Energy Transfer, Gail, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., PetroChina, Shell, Total Energies, Uniper, United States Department of Energy and Worley.

Partners for the summit – including Platinum Sponsor Commonwealth LNG, Gold Sponsors ABB and TMEIC, and Silver Sponsors Bechtel and Worley – will showcase innovations and deliver insights to a global audience of senior energy professionals. 

“Commonwealth LNG is pleased to once again be a Platinum Sponsor of Americas Energy Summit & Exhibition. We appreciate the many key relationships that have evolved from past editions of this conference and trust that its 20-year anniversary will attract an even more diverse group of energy industry leaders,” said Paul Varello, Executive Chairman, Commonwealth LNG

“Bechtel is proud to be attending the Americas Energy Summit & Exhibition and Leaders of Tomorrow program, where we not only represent the thousands of professionals on the U.S Gulf Coast who are safely building and expanding our customers' world-class LNG facilities, but also demonstrating our unwavering commitment to the communities where we live and work,” said Walker Kimball, Senior Vice President – Bechtel Energy.

The summit boasts three conference streams focusing on LNG, natural gas, hydrogen, ammonia, carbon capture, including a Technical Conference featuring in-depth presentations and analysis on more than 12 topics related to the energy industry. The Strategic Conference will cover the entire LNG value chain at this crucial stage in its evolution, with discussions on demand growth in Asia, Europe's supply gap, FIDs in North America and elsewhere, as well as an in-depth overview of the current geopolitical outlook, helping participants make informed decisions to shape their commercial strategy for 2024. 

The Technical Conference offers a platform for professionals to showcase their latest findings, solutions and innovations to the energy industries’ most pressing challenges. Topics include: 

  • Gas processing, liquefaction and regasification
  • New developments in hydrogen and hydrogen storage (ammonia, pressure vessels, and other methods)
  • Decarbonisation and GHG emissions reductions
  • Carbon capture, utilisation and storage
  • Digitalisation, automation, AI and cybersecurity developments in the energy industry
  • Gas transmission, pipelines & distribution
  • Developing talent strategies in energy
  • Health, safety, security and environment in energy projects
  • Small-scale gas and LNG infrastructure
  • LNG facilities routine maintenance and turn-arounds
  • Coastal environment & restoration synergies with the energy sector

The Hydrogen Conference, co-hosted with TMEIC, focusses on a broad range of business-critical topics on how the industry will develop and flourish in the Americas and globally. Topics include hydrogen production and storage, investment and government incentives (IRA/BIL), hydrogen hubs, logistics and mobility, ammonia challenges, carbon capture, hydrogen fuel cells, leadership, and safety amongst others.

Speakers at the 20th Americas Energy Summit & Exhibition include: 

  • H.E. Mykola Kolisnyk, Deputy Minister of Energy, Ministry of Energy of Ukraine
  • H.E. Andrew Parsons, Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador – Canada
  • Paul Varello, Founder & Executive Chairman, Commonwealth LNG
  • Walker Kimball, Senior Vice President, Bechtel Corporation
  • Amy Chen Davis, Vice President, Energy Transfer
  • Mallik Angalakudati, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Innovation Utilities, Washington Gas (A WGL Company)
  • Keith Shoemaker, Senior Vice President Commercial, EQT Corporation
  • Paul Sullivan, Senior Vice President – Global LNG & FLNG, Worley
  • Carlos Wheelock, Head of Americas LNG, Vitol
  • Anand Jha, Global Sales Leader – Chemical, Oil & Gas, ABB
  • Edward Kelly, Vice President, Americas Gas and Power Consulting, S&P Global
  • Martin Mayer, Vice President LNG – Low Carbon Solutions, McDermott International Ltd.
  • Steven Borsos, Vice President LNG, Fluor
  • Michael T. McNamara, Vice President Global Fuel Supply, Carnival Corporation
  • Najla Jamoussi, Director of Global Fundamentals and Corporate Research, Cheniere Energy Inc.
  • Stuart Page, Senior Consultant – Loan Programs Office (LPO), United States Department of Energy (DoE)
  • Manish Khera, Vice President Commercial & Operations, GAIL Global USA Inc.
  • Eiji Yanagawa, President & CEO, Mitsui & Co, Energy Marketing and Services (USA) Inc
  • Stefan Rolle, Head of Energy Policy Department, German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
  • Mark Aufmuth, Managing Director, Low Carbon & Cross Commodity Origination, BP
  • Justin Brady, Director – Commercial, LNG & Low Carbon, Chesapeake Energy
  • Jason Lanclos, Director, Department of Natural Resources, State of Louisiana
  • Ajay Singh, Managing Executive Officer, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
  • Madeline Jowdy, Global Head, LNG Consulting, S&P Global
  • Antonio Miranda, Head of LNG Bunkering, Naturgy
  • Nacho de Miguel, Head of Alternative Fuels & Sustainability, Peninsula
  • Sentho White, Director for the National Center of Excellence for LNG Safety, United States Department of Transportation, PHMSA
  • Daisuke Harada, Project Director – Research and Analysis Department, Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (JOGMEC)
  • Jouni Liimatta, Head of Trading & Optimizing, Gasum
  • Ignacio Castro Foulkes, Director, Commercial Transactions, Invenergy
  • Ulrika Wising, Senior Vice President Energy Transition, Vallourec
  • Manish Verma, Chief Business Development Specialist, TMEIC
  • Leopoldo Gomez, VP – Global Infrastructure Finance, Citi Group
  • Ryan Harty, Division Lead, Sustainability Development, American Honda Motor Co., Inc
  • Hugo Wagner, Lead Strategic Technology Partnerships, Airbus
  • Urbano Troncoso Perez, VP of Structured Finance – Global Hydrogen Lead, Santander Bank
  • Crystal Farmer, Program Manager for Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs, U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) – Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED)
  • Frank Wolak, President & CEO, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA)
  • Dolf Gielen, Senior Energy Economist, World Bank
  • Elizabeth Kocs, Senior Manager, GTI Energy
  • Fanny Charrier, Director – Hydrogen Americas Coordinator, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Banking
  • Daniel Charette, Chief Operation Officer, Charbone

 The summit looks forward to welcoming attendees to a vibrant and industry-leading event in New Orleans next week to drive industry transformation, lasting business connections and collaborations to propel the global strive for decarbonisation.

Register for your delegate pass here.


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