Pacific and Middle East Gas Insiders (PMGI) 2020 by FGE

An industry-leading annual two-day forum for gas executives to assess options for building successful..

Location: Online Virtual Briefing

Venue: N.A.

Starts: 08 Dec 2020

Ends: 09 Dec 2020

Type: Course

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An industry-leading annual forum for gas executives to assess options for building successful strategies for investment in LNG, pipelines, downstream natural gas, and power markets in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions.

PMGI 2020 will provide the opportunity to discuss key topics surrounding the ever-changing gas and LNG business. Major developments in new and existing markets for natural gas in Asia and the Middle East will be covered, particularly in light of recent developments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of new LNG supplies on trade flows will be discussed. Recent trends in LNG pricing and contract terms will be reviewed. Detailed demand outlook for the key consumers in Asia and the Middle East as well as gas trade flows will also be discussed.

Key Topics Covered

  • Setting the Scene—Oil & Gas/LNG Markets
  • LNG Pricing and Contractual Trends
  • LNG Supply: A Bumpy Ride to a Changing World
  • China’s Gas Market and LNG Imports
  • MENA Gas Market: Feast or Famine
  • LNG Market Outlook in Asia: Where is New Demand?
  • The MENA Gas Trade Outlook
  • LNG Market Outlook in the West
  • LNG Short-Term Trading
  • LNG Shipping, Floating Regasification, and Liquefaction

Briefing Leaders/Speakers

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki

Chairman, FGE

CNF 2020 Speaker
LNG Supplies for Asian Markets 2020 Advisory Committee Chairman
MPGC 2020 Conference Co-Chairman


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.

He 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. He joined the East-West Center in 1979 where he led the energy program as a Director and Senior Fellow till 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). He was the 1993 President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).

In 1995, he was 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. He 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. Dr.
Fesharaki has been appointed to the National Petroleum Council beginning in 2008 and most recently re-appointed by the US Secretary of Energy, Dan Brouillette in April 2020.

Mr. Shasha Fesharaki

Executive Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, FGE USA

  • MPGC 2020 Speaker
  • LNG Supplies for Asian Markets 2020 Conference Co-Chairman
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    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.

    Ms. Alexis Aik

    Managing Director, Global Gas/LNG, FGE

    LNGA 2020 Speaker


    Alexis Aik heads the group’s gas/LNG research and consulting practice from the Singapore office. She also manages the group’s commercial practice (Commercial Advisory Service) with a team of experienced LNG experts.

    At FGE, Alexis’ research centers on the developments in the natural gas and LNG sector, including demand-supply scenarios and pricing issues. She takes a special interest in Asian gas/LNG market dynamics and LNG contract pricing. Her past experience spans both the natural gas/LNG and downstream oil business, where she analyzed the relationships between these two sectors—regional focus on Southeast and Northeast Asia. Previously, Alexis also tracked Asia Pacific oil product specifications.

    In addition to leading studies dealing with LNG procurement and pricing analysis, country specific natural gas and oil markets, Middle East & Caspian Sea oil demand, and trade & pricing East of Suez, Alexis has also presented at several oil and gas briefing/conferences in Asia, the Middle East, and the US. She has advised on the negotiations/structure of several LNG SPA and HOA deals for several National and International Oil Companies in both Asia and Europe. Her work has been published in numerous international publications and research journals and has also been filed in US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proceedings. Alexis
    has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

    Mr. Siamak Adibi

    Principal Consultant & Head of Middle East Gas Team, FGE London

    MPGC 2020 Speaker


    Siamak 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 modelling and long-term supply/demand forecasts. Siamak has an extensive knowledge about the upstream oil and gas and infrastructure in Iran. Siamak’s most recent FGE multi-client study focused on the Middle East domestic gas market. He is an internationally recognized expert on Iran and Middle East oil and gas sector. Siamak holds an MBA from Victoria University, Australia, an M.A. in Energy Economics from Islamic Azad University in Iran, and a B.A. in Economics from Allameh University in Iran.

    2011-2012 MBA, Victoria University, Australia
    2001-2003 M.A. Energy Economics, Tehran Azad University, Iran
    1995-2001 B.A. Economics, Allameh Tabatabayee University, Iran

    Work History
    2017 - Present Principal Consultant, FGE
    2006 - 2017 Senior Consultant, FGE
    2006 - Economic evaluation of LNG projects, a detailed study for Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), Iran
    2006 - Gas pricing in export projects and strategic recommendations for regional gas export players, a consultancy project for Ministry of Electricity and Water, Iran
    2003-2006 - Marketing and Sales of Natural Gas and LNG for NIOC, National Iranian Gas Export Company (NIGEC)

    Languages Spoken
    Farsi – Native
    English - Fluent

    Reasons To 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 oil market.
    • Engage with FGE’s team of regional experts.
    • Network with executives from leading international companies.

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