The Middle East Gas Insiders Briefing is a premier briefing to help executives build successful strategies in the LNG and natural gas business. MGI will share the latest insights on key developments in the global natural gas and LNG business with an in-depth review of the Asia and Middle East markets.
The intensive two-day briefing will provide a great level of detail on regional and intra-regional gas/LNG trades and highlight key issues on how LNG/gas markets are evolving over the longer term. Participants with background of business development, corporate strategies, investment, market analysis, gas/LNG marketing and sales will benefit from this briefing.
MGI will be taking place during the Middle East Petroleum and Gas Conference 2019 week of events. FGE’s 26th Middle East Petroleum Insiders (MPI) Briefing will be taking place on April 6-7, 2018.
Held in conjunction with the MPGC Week Events 2019
- Setting the Scene—Oil & Gas/LNG Markets
- Global LNG Market Outlook: New FIDs to take Center Stage in 2019
- Round Table Session: The Evolving LNG Market: What Does the Future Hold?
- MENA Gas Market: Feast or Famine?
- LNG Market Outlook in Asia: Where is the New Demand?
- Gas Trade in the MENA Region: Will There be a Breakthrough on Regional Trade?
- LNG Short-Term Trading
- Natural Gas Liquids: Looking Ahead
- LNG Shipping, Floating Regasification, and Liquefaction
Meet Our Speakers
Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki
Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki is the Founder and Chairman of FGE. His work is well-recognized worldwide for pioneering oil and gas market analysis and studies of the Asia Pacific/Middle East energy markets since the early 1980s.
Dr. Fesharaki received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Surrey in England and then completed a Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Joined the East-West Center in 1979 and was a Senior Fellow leading energy-related research till end 2013.
In 1989, Dr. Fesharaki was elected a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Since 1991, a member of the International Advisory Board of JX Holdings (and its predecessor companies)—Japan’s largest oil company. Dr. Fesharaki was the 1993 President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).
In 1995, elected a Senior Fellow of the US Association for Energy Economics for distinguished services in the field of energy economics. In 2002, appointed a Senior Associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. In 2008, Dr. Fesharaki was appointed to the National Petroleum Council by then US Secretary of Energy and re-appointed by Secretary Moniz in April 2016. Received the Outstanding Contributions to the IAEE Award in 2012. He was a member of the Advisory Board of VOPAK LNG from 2013 to 2015. In 2014, he was appointed as Honorary Advisor by CNPC Research Institute of Economics and Technologies in Beijing. Dr. Fesharaki is the recipient of the 2016 Adelman-Frankel Award from the US Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) for his unique and innovative contribution to the field of energy economics. In March 2017, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) appointed him as a Director of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited (DME). Since 2009, he has been a member of the DME Board of Directors.
Mr. Shasha Fesharaki
Executive Vice Chairman & Managing Director, FGE, USA
Shasha Fesharaki holds an MBA with an emphasis on International Business. He specializes in LNG marketing, and is responsible for providing buyers and sellers with sourcing and placement strategies for LNG and overseas gas consulting activities at FGE.
In addition, he specializes in the Korean market and LNG pricing. Shasha has spoken at a number of natural gas conferences as well as authored numerous reports and studies with respect to the Asia-Pacific LNG market. He also focuses on business development, specifically looking at new growth opportunities for FGE.
Mr. Siamak Adibi
Principal Consultant &
Head of Middle East Gas Team
- Medium & Long Term LNG Outlook - Role of the Middle East (Panel 4)
Topic: Saudi Arabia Gas Market Outlook: Feast or Famine
Siamak, born in Iran, specializes in the natural gas/LNG business with a focus on the Middle East, North Africa, and CIS countries. He has extensive analytical experience and insights as well as practical experience in the Iranian oil and gas sector for over a decade. Mr. Adibi served for a number of years with the National Iranian Gas Export Company (NIGEC). At NIGEC, Siamak was involved with several commercial negotiations in marketing and sales of gas by pipeline to Europe, the Persian Gulf, and CIS regions.
He is a specialist in energy modeling and long-term supply/demand forecasts. Siamak has extensive knowledge about the upstream oil and gas and infrastructure in Iran. He is an internationally recognized expert on Iran and Middle East oil and gas sector. Siamak holds an MBA from Victoria University, Australia, an MA in Energy Economics from Islamic Azad University in Iran, and a BA in Economics from Allameh University in Iran.
Why You Should Attend
- Gain a clear understanding of the complexities that exist within the East of Suez oil and gas markets.
- Identify key drivers shaping future developments—where are the sensitivities and uncertainties?
- Understand how the trading relationship between Asia and the Middle East is changing.
- Recognize the key role played by the East of Suez region in shaping the future evolution of global LNG and LPG trade.
- Engage with FGE’s team of regional experts.
- Network with executives from leading international companies.
These Briefings are Relevant for Industry Executives Responsible for:
Corporate/Strategic Planning and Government Relations
Research, Economics, and Market Analysis
Projects, Operations, and Resources
Crude, Feedstocks, Fuel, Petrochemicals, Gas, and LNG
New Ventures/Markets, Commercial, and Business Development
Negotiations and Investments
Trading, Shipping, and Chartering
Gas/LNG and Power Project Managers/Directors
Gas/LNG E&P Managers
Marketing and Business Development Managers
Economists, Policy Makers, Corporate Planners, and Analysts
Contracts and Legal Managers
MPGC 2018 Week Events
6 – 11 April 2019
All events are optional, individually priced and bookable separately with Joint Attendance Discounts.