Gastech Future Leaders


Conference delegates


Ministers & CEOs speakers


Strategic sessions


Technical and commercial speakers


Technical and commercial sessions


Countries represented

Where talent meets opportunity

The Future Leaders programme is a comprehensive, MBA-level four-day series of sessions aimed at bolstering the next generation of energy pioneers.Limited to 60 recent graduates, executives with up to three years of experience, and MBA professionals, the application-based programme will highlight leadership opportunities across the value chain, the skillsets needed to support tomorrow’s global energy needs, and expert insight into career paths throughout the industry - from marketing and engineering to economics and HR.All participants will receive a Gastech Energy Certificate on completion of the hands-on programme.

The programme

In groups of 10, Future Leaders will participate in a series of six 30-minute modules across four days. Hosted by energy majors on their exhibition stand, each session will focus on a specialist area or field to demonstrate how academic learnings are applied across the industry whilst equipping them with practical skills to navigate the future energy landscape. In addition, the Future Leaders programme includes access to selected Strategic and Technical Conference content, delegate lounge, and networking parties.

Certificate modules

Module 1:

Energy Strategy: Corporate, Economics, Competitive

Module 2:


Module 3:

Project Financing 

Module 4:

Human Resource and Organisational Culture

Module 5:

Project Management 

Module 6:

Operational Risk Management

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Terminals need to be adapted, pipelines shored up and storage capacity vastly increased. Alongside this, changes in shipping will need to be considered in terms of routes, the fuels powering the ships and the fuels the ships are transporting. Whilst the Ukraine crisis is top of mind, any adaptation of energy infrastructure for the long-term must still take into account the need for a rapid energy transition.</p>\n<p>An expectation of rising Russian supply had driven many of Europe’s gas infrastructure investments over the last decade. Markets comfortable with increasing reliance on gas have built new pipelines whilst others have pursued new pipeline corridors and LNG terminals in an effort to diversify. The future utilisation and value of all these assets has changed.</p>\n<p>Gas infrastructure in Europe and beyond must consider how value can be maximised long-term as the energy transition continues apace. Owners and operators must weigh up the possible benefits of a more rapid and permanent shift to hydrogen versus a more gradual approach. The resources – geography, demand, and decarbonisation objectives of markets – will define the optimal approach, with many new and divergent business models emerging.</p>", "subDescription": "<p><strong>Attendee insights</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>Where are the best opportunities for European markets to build, expand and re-purpose infrastructure to strengthen supply security?</li>\n<li>How much gas and LNG capacity will the demise of Russian gas supply to Europe offer other gas resource holders?</li>\n<li>What are the options to future-proof infrastructure for other molecules such as hydrogen, and how will governments and investors drive strategies?</li>\n<li>How will the maritime sector accelerate its decarbonisation agenda? 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But natural gas is coming under increasing scrutiny from policy makers, regulators, and consumers with regards to its carbon emissions footprint and the need to reduce it.</p>\n<p>Financial regulators are putting increasing pressure on energy companies to disclose the emissions associated with their product value chains and to demonstrate their future resilience within the energy transition through reporting frameworks such as the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD).</p>\n<p>When combined with other key uncertainties like fugitive methane emissions, responsibly sourced gas accreditation programmes, and the emergence of carbon border adjustment mechanisms (CBAMs), companies must evaluate the potential impact on the cost structure and competitiveness of gas supplies along with the implications to reporting, operations and project development.</p>", "subDescription": "<p><strong>Attendee insights</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>Natural gas and LNG have been touted as playing a pivotal role in what we call the energy transition. But is there such a thing? Are we transitioning or are we  simply evolving?</li>\n<li>With growing focus on emissions from the gas and LNG value chain, how can companies transparently report and reduce them?</li>\n<li>With a rapidly changing energy landscape, what influence will multiple stakeholders have over how the gas and LNG industry responds?</li>\n</ul>", "sessionSpeakers": [ { "key": "9e45c548-a0c2-40ea-a95c-8644bf869046", "name": "Confirmed participants", "ncContentTypeAlias": "nCConferenceSpeaakers", "title": "Confirmed participants ", "selectSpeakers": "umb://document/be75b1c98c044618a3870ad45703e7a7,umb://document/81ebfb88297442d3aef43780336c846f,umb://document/741c6b4f63c740468663fa8c11032b84,umb://document/3cb543eb24224312b6477ba865897726" }, { "key": "3746034d-2467-4743-988f-644a4181a99a", "name": "Moderators", "ncContentTypeAlias": "nCConferenceSpeaakers", "title": "Moderators", "selectSpeakers": "umb://document/7950765269574c34b96efcb1051c9e1f,umb://document/f97da6cd55874531836e3e877f2a33d5" }, { "key": "d24c95b4-fb72-4863-a489-15f1f21aaf36", "name": "Moderator", "ncContentTypeAlias": "nCConferenceSpeaakers", "title": "Moderator ", "selectSpeakers": "umb://document/1686b6b15a2b42cb98ae364df23fa355" } ], "scrollToId": "roubdtable3" }, { "key": "4739d6fa-7c57-48e9-b710-63e711fdda61", "name": "Leadership Roundtable 5", "ncContentTypeAlias": "nCContentListing", "sessionTitle": "Leadership Roundtable 5", "date": "Tuesday 6 September", "time": "15:30 – 16:15 CET", "venue": "Executive Boardroom,\nGastech Energy Club", "addSponsor": "", "description": "<h3>Enabling new LNG supplies</h3>\n<p>A number of factors around the world have converged to place pressure on the LNG market and supply chain. In particular:</p>\n<ul>\n<li>With the effects of the pandemic easing in late 2021, China’s economic recovery has been partly dependent on renewed supplies of LNG.</li>\n<li>The Ukraine crisis has amplified Europe’s need to diversify away from Russian gas.</li>\n</ul>\n<p>With these two markets creating urgent demand, where will the LNG come from?</p>\n<p>Chinese buyers have supported new LNG supply developments in the US, Qatar, and Russia with over 100 mmtpa of new LNG supply and the joint US-EU task force created a market opportunity for up to 35 mmtpa of new US LNG developments. New FLNG, backfill and greenfield LNG supply opportunities are also being reconsidered across Africa, the East Mediterranean, the Middle East, and Asia.</p>\n<p>With pricing tight and supply growth over the next three to four years set to be slow, speed to market will be the key success factor for new supply. Being agile in this market will be vital for success. Smaller companies have delivered or are set to deliver new liquefaction facilities in under 30 months. This could be game-changing. To achieve this, these companies have employed new liquefaction development approaches and taken on more development risk themselves. But with supply chain inflation setting in, and LNG sector activity ramping up, particularly on the US gulf coast, can this speed of development become the norm?</p>", "subDescription": "<p><strong>Attendee insights</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>Can the LNG sector meet the pace of development needed to supply a demanding market?</li>\n<li>Can the supply chain sustain these needs?</li>\n<li>How will European buyers structure their contracts and what impact will this have on future investment?</li>\n</ul>", "sessionSpeakers": [ { "key": "e2a7be6e-3e27-4221-933a-1a7990414849", "name": "Confirmed participants", "ncContentTypeAlias": "nCConferenceSpeaakers", "title": "Confirmed participants", "selectSpeakers": "umb://document/08e20389670e475498a20bfd341406e7" }, { "key": "2eb784db-6ca7-4a47-82c1-3a7e69f0ce9c", "name": "Moderators", "ncContentTypeAlias": "nCConferenceSpeaakers", "title": "Moderators ", "selectSpeakers": "umb://document/ccf828a3848540efa9a51e3b71731264,umb://document/6c1fed8ce7c849d09ff792352d369149" }, { "key": "13126733-9a4f-4eb4-b337-89a1b5df90d9", "name": "Item 3", "ncContentTypeAlias": "nCConferenceSpeaakers", "title": "Facilitator ", "selectSpeakers": "umb://document/1686b6b15a2b42cb98ae364df23fa355" } ], "scrollToId": "roubdtable6" }, { "key": "e8a47ef1-25c3-4259-980a-ed512462de09", "name": "Leadership Roundtable 6", "ncContentTypeAlias": "nCContentListing", "sessionTitle": "Leadership Roundtable 6", "date": "Wednesday 7 September", "time": "10:00 – 11:15 CET", "venue": "Executive Boardroom,\nGastech Energy Club", "addSponsor": "", "description": "<h3>Enabling hydrogen growth in Europe</h3>\n<p>The role of hydrogen in Europe needs to accelerate in response to the changing geopolitical landscape. New low carbon hydrogen supply needs to be encouraged just as European gas and electricity prices have risen dramatically. What needs to be done to unlock both domestic production and imports of low carbon hydrogen being developed at scale?</p>\n<p>The combination of decarbonisation and Europe’s pivot from Russian energy imports are accelerating the promotion of low carbon hydrogen. The European Commission has set a new target of over 20 Mt of hydrogen to be incorporated into the energy mix by 2030, using a combination of domestic production and imports.</p>\n<p>But progress on developing the low carbon hydrogen market in Europe has been slow and higher European gas and electricity prices have increased the cost of domestic blue and green hydrogen.</p>\n<p>Biohydrogen is being promoted as a niche low-cost option, whilst the opportunity for large scale hydrogen imports looks compelling.</p>\n<p>North Africa could be a key import route for low carbon hydrogen via pipelines now that Russian routes are unavailable. Ammonia looks set to dominate the first wave of marine imports, supported by its relatively high energy density; its proven synthesis technology and existing supply chains and its potential to drive decarbonisation as a fuel in its own right.</p>", "subDescription": "<p><strong>Attendee insights</strong></p>\n<ul>\n<li>What must happen to achieve the European Commission’s hydrogen targets?</li>\n<li>What political decisions need to be taken? What incentives will facilitate progress? Is there more the energy industry can do to enable demand growth and offtake agreement signatures?</li>\n<li>What technological advances are essential? Which regulatory, safety and emission issues need to be addressed? 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