Akira Kono is currently a corporate officer at the NYK Line headquarters in Tokyo. He joined NYK Line in 1984 and has since worked in a number of the company’s shipping divisions in Tokyo, Osaka, Hamburg, New York, and London. In 2006, he was assigned as manager of NYK’s LNG Division, where he was responsible for the company’s LNG business in the Atlantic and Pacific markets. In 2009, he became managing director of NYK LNG (Atlantic) Ltd. in London. And in 2012, he was appointed senior general manager of NYK Line, rising to his current position of corporate officer in 2015.


Deputy chief engineer

 of SEI , Sinopec

-Final approver for Tianjing LNG receiving terminal, storage & transportation process for Chongqing LNG liquefaction tank farm, Shandong LNG receiving terminal tank farm and etc.

-Project manager for refinery and petrochemical as well as oil depot & transportation system.

-Lead process and piping engineer of LPG tank farm and distribution.

-Project manager for CDU unit revamping in petrochemical projects.


John F. Hatley PE, Americas Vice President Ship Power for Wartsila North America, has over 30 years of combined marine experience spanning business development, project management of domestic and overseas vessel construction, owner’s

Mr. Hirotatsu Fujiwara is Managing Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Energy Business Unit Ⅱ in Mitsui & Co., Ltd. He has over 25 years of experience in the oil & gas industry where he has covered a wide range of areas, including petroleum trading and operation/implementation of LNG Projects such as Qatargas and Cameron LNG. Currently, he is responsible for management of Mitsui’s investment activities in 11 existing and new LNG projects worldwide, and development of next-generation energy and environmental business. He graduated with a B.A.

Matt Turns is the Strategy and Planning Manager for Chevron Gas and Midstream located in San Ramon, California.  Matt has been with Chevron for fifteen years, initially working as a naval architect in Chevron’s Marine Services Group before moving into more commercial roles including LNG Shipping Regional Manager in Houston.  Prior to his current role, Matt was Commercial Manager for North West Shelf Shipping Service Company where he was accountable for the day to day scheduling of the NWS fleet, LNG vessel chartering, operational assurance, setting strategy and information technology servic

Debbie is currently the Senior Shipping Adviser to Simpson, Spence and Young, one of the largest privately owned shipbroking firms in the world.

With over 30 years of LNG and LPG experience she began her career with Burbank Marine which became part of the Braemar Seascope group in 1999. She established the current LNG desk in Braemar which has grown in stature and worked closely with the successful technical arm of the company, Braemar Engineering (formerly Wavespec).

Roger leads a global team responsible for market access for Shell’s LNG production, entry to new markets, the provision of commercial advice and communications strategy. He was formerly Vice President New Business Development for the Asia Pacific LNG market and Director, Shell CSG (2008 – 2010). In his time with Shell, Roger has been a key player in building Shell’s leading global LNG production, marketing and trading positions.

Daniel Purba, graduated from Petroleum Engineering in 1985, and master degree in Engineering Management in 1998. Starting his career in PT Pertamina (Persero), an Indonesian State Energy Company, in 1991 as market analyst for international oil trading. He was appointed as VP Marketing of PETRAL (Pertamina Energy Trading Limited)-based in Singapore in 2003.

Mr Darius Lim is Head of Strategic Relations and Head of Corporate Affairs of Pavilion Energy Pte Ltd, where he oversees the strategic management of key stakeholder relationships; as well as external and internal communications and management of the Pavilion Energy brand, respectively. Prior to joining Pavilion Energy, he was a Senior Director at the Singapore Ministry of Law. Mr Lim was also the Director of Public Affairs at the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), where he was involved in developing communications strategies for MINDEF and the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).

Mr. Hiroki Sato is Chief Fuel Transactions Officer, Senior Executive Vice President of JERA Co., Inc. He graduated from Keio University, specializing in Marketing Management and has a career as a diplomat in Middle East for a certain terms.

He has over 20 years of experience in LNG procurement and trading.

He made several innovative deals such as joint purchasing, time swap, tripartite SPA, liquefaction tolling agreements with FLNG Liquefaction, LLC which is an affiliate of Freeport LNG Expansion etc., in Chubu.