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18 April 2024

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30 September 2024

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31 January 2025


19-23 May 2025

Featured Speakers

Dai Houliang READ MORE →

Chairman, China National Petroleum Corporation

Chairman, PetroChina

Mr. Dai is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. He previously served as Vice President of Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical Company; Director, Vice President, Vice Chairman, President and Chairman of Yangzi Petrochemical Co., Ltd.; Deputy CFO, Vice President, Director, Senior Vice President, CFO, Vice Chairman, President and Chairman of Sinopec Corp; President, Director and Chairman of Sinopec Group.
Ed Crooks READ MORE →

Vice-Chair for the Americas region, Wood Mackenzie

Ed Crooks joined Wood Mackenzie in 2019 as Vice-Chair for the Americas region, based in New York. He is one of the leaders of the firm’s research into commodities, companies and global trends.He hosts ‘The Energy Gang’, one of the world’s most popular energy podcasts, featuring a range of leading figures from academia, finance and business. He also writes Wood Mackenzie’s ‘Energy Pulse’, a weekly column on the latest developments in the industry. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council, an industry body that advises the US Secretary of Energy. Before joining Wood Mackenzie, he was an award-winning energy editor for the Financial Times, first in London and then in New York, where he wrote the popular ‘Energy Source’ newsletter. He joined the FT in 1999 as economics editor, and took over the energy team in 2006. From 1990-99 he worked for BBC News, starting as a researcher in the economics team and ending as a correspondent on radio and television. He began his career in journalism covering chemicals and oil companies for the Investors’ Chronicle, and also worked as an economic researcher at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. His other roles have included membership of the UK government’s Sustainable Development Commission. He has a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.
H.E. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi READ MORE →

Minister, State for Energy Affairs of the State of Qatar

President & CEO, Qatar Energy

H.E. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi is the Minister of State for Energy Affairs of the State of Qatar, and the Deputy Chairman of QatarEnergy (formerly Qatar Petroleum). He is also the President and CEO of QatarEnergy, a position he has held since 2014.   Mr. Al-Kaabi joined “Qatar Petroleum” in 1986 as a student studying Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering at Pennsylvania State University in the USA, from which he graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering. Since then, he held several key technical, commercial, and managerial positions before being appointed as the Director of the Oil & Gas Ventures Directorate in 2006, where he oversaw all of Qatar’s oil and gas field development, as well as all the exploration activities.   In September 2014, Mr. Al-Kaabi was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Petroleum, where he oversaw its gas, oil, and petrochemical operations and development in Qatar and internationally, as well as its transformation to become QatarEnergy in October 2021. His Excellency was appointed as the Minister of State for Energy Affairs of the State of Qatar in 2018.
Li Yalan READ MORE →

President, International Gas Union

Ms. Li Yalan has over thirty years’ experience in the gas industry. She is a well-known expert in the gas industry in China and in the world.   Ms. Li is current IGU President.  She is listed as 40 Energy Leaders in the 40 Years Reform and Opening Up, as a representative of the Chinese energy industry.   Li Yalan holds a bachelor’s degree of Gas Thermal Engineering from Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture,  and she holds an MBA degree from Renmin University of China.  Since 2001, she had worked as Chief Engineer, Deputy General Manager, General Manager and  chairperson of Beijing Gas Group. She  was  vice Chairperson of China Gas Association for long time.   Ms. Li has rich experiences working in the gas industry. She is a renowned expert in the Chinese gas industry, and contributed to the rapid development of the gas industry development in Beijing, with annual gas consumption volume increasing from 180 mcm to 18 bcm over the past two decades.  She  organized  the  study  and implementation of natural gas development plan for Beijing; carried out a large number of coal-to-gas conversion projects. Formulated Beijing gas development strategy; completed many town gas acquisition projects. The company acquired equity of major gas field overseas.   Ms. Li is  IGU President for 2022-2025 triennium and will be immediate past President of IGU for 2025-2028.
Fu Chengyu READ MORE →

Vice Chair, China International Council for Promotion of Multinational Corperations

Mr Fu Chengyu, professor of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and the Chairman of Cheung Kong CEO alliance is an Funding director  of International Academy for Carbon Neutrality. He is the member of China National Science and Technology Committee for Carbon Neutrality. He is also a member of UAE COP28 Advisory Committee and the  Member of  Integrity Council, Voluntary Carbon Market. He is also  member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Global Energy Policy, Columbia University and  member of Asia Advisory Board, Yale Business School, Yale University. He is the board member of the Shanghai Tech University. In addition, Mr. Fu is also the Vice Chair , China International Council for the Promotion of Multinational Corporations (CICPMC) and Vice Chairman for China Enterprise Federation (CEF) and for China Entrepreneur. Mr, Fu was Chairman and CEO of CNOOC( 2003 - 2011)and Chairman of SINOPEC (2011 - 2015)。He served as a member of the board of trustees, the University of Southern California and The Board Member of UNGC.   Mr.Fu was born in 1951 in Heilongjiang province ,China and graduated in 1975 from Northeastern Petroleum Institute,China and got MS degree in 1986 from the University of Southern California, USA.  
Michael D. Lewis READ MORE →

CEO, Uniper

Düsseldorf-based Uniper is an international energy company with activities in more than 40 countries. With around 7,000 employees, it makes an important contribution to security of supply in Europe. Uniper’s core businesses are power generation in Europe, global energy trading, and a broad gas portfolio. Uniper procures gas – including liquefied natural gas (LNG) – and other energy sources on global markets. The company owns and operates gas storage facilities with a capacity of more than 7 billion cubic meters. Uniper plans for its 22.5 GW of installed power-generating capacity in Europe to be carbon-neutral by 2035. The company already ranks among Europe’s largest operators of hydroelectric plants and intends to further expand solar and wind energy, which are essential for a more sustainable and autonomous future.  Uniper is a reliable partner for communities, municipal utilities, and industrial enterprises for planning and implementing innovative, lower-carbon solutions on their decarbonization journey. Uniper is a hydrogen pioneer, is active worldwide along the entire hydrogen value chain, and is conducting projects to make hydrogen a mainstay of the energy supply. Michael Lewis has been working in the energy industry since 1995. Prior to assuming his position as CEO of Uniper, he was the CEO of E.ON UK (2017-2023) as well as CEO (2015-2017) and COO (2007-2015) of E.ON Climate & Renewables. Apart from his position as CEO of Uniper, he is also Council Member of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and a Non-Executive Director of United Utilities plc. He holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Environmental Law.
Sun Xiansheng READ MORE →

Chairman, International Society for Energy Transition Studies

Former Secretary General, lEF

Chairman of the lnternational Society for Energy Transition Studies (ISETS) Former Secretary General of International Energy Forum Ph.D. in CPMLP, University of Dundee, UK Former President, CNPC. Economics and Technology Research Institute(ETRI) Senior Researcher, First Round Chinese National Advanced Think-tank of Chinese Government, Approved by President of China Secretary General, Asia Gas Market Forum (AGMF) Vice Chairman, the Northeast Asian Gas and Pipeline Forum (NAGPF) Executive Deputy Director, Economics Committee, Chinese Petroleum Society Board Director, Editorial Committee, International Petroleum Economics Magazine Chief Consultant, China-Russia Vice Premier-level Energy Dialogue  Expert,United Nations Economic and Social Council Professor-level Senior Economists DR. SUN used to be a team leader of over 370 staff, with research programs reporting to Chinese government for supporting energy policy decision making. He was deeply involved in the Chinese energy five-year plan and many other major policies. During his tenure as president of CNPC ETRI, the institute was selected as a National Energy Administration research and consulting base and as a pilot institution in the first round Chinese national advanced think-tank selection. With more than 30 years of oil & gas industry working experience, he accumulated practical industry experience in oil and gas production, trading and pipeline construction. He once worked as Chairman of CNPC subsidiary company in Sudan, South Sudan and the countries in Central Asia. He had participated in the negotiations with OPEC and the International Energy Agency Ministerial Conference for times. He also worked a chief coordinator in several CNPC foreign cooperation negotiation at domestic. He is frequently invited as a speaker in international big events, and has published many academic papers. 
Andrea Stegher READ MORE →

Senior Advisor, SNAM

Vice President, International Gas Union

Andrea has +25-years’ experience in the energy and gas sector in strategic, development, commercial, regulatory and transition matters. He started his career at Eni E&P and thereafter he actively promoted the liberalization process, leading Underground Gas Storage regulatory and business development. He was one of the founders of Gas Storage Europe and has served several years as GIE Board member. Since 2010, he moved to Snam where he has been leading infrastructure development and international M&A activities. Among these, he had a primary role in fostering the Southern Gas Corridor development. When heading Snam Strategy, he was the initial promoter of the Gas for Climate 2050 initiative and launched the CNG/SSLNG and biomethane activities. He then led the Snam Global Solutions business unit, founded to support gas markets development and optimization worldwide and, in specific, the set-up of Snam cooperation in China. He is currently a Senior Advisor to Snam and is serving as International Gas Union Vice President and incoming 2025-2028 President.
Li Junfeng READ MORE →

Standing Director, China Energy Research Society

First Director General, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation

Venture Partner of HongShan Capital Chairman of HongShan Institute for Carbon Neutrality Standing Director of China Energy Research Society (CERS) First Director General of National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC) Mr. Li Junfeng has long been engaged in energy economics and the theory of energy and environment research, successively organized and presided over the drafting work on China’s Renewable Energy Law and National Medium and Long-term Energy Plan, participated in research and drafting of The National Program for Medium and Long-term Scientific and Technological Development, National Strategic Emerging Industry Development Plan, Draft Energy Law, National Climate Change Plan and other important documents. He has organized major national development strategy research projects such as Research on China's Energy Development Strategy, China's Low-carbon Development Macro Strategy, and National Low Greenhouse Gas Emission Development Strategy, etc. Mr. Li Junfeng wins the Ninth Annual Zayed Future Energy Prize Lifetime Achievement Award in January of the year 2017. Before joining Sequoia China, Mr. Li Junfeng has served as the First Director General of National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC) and the Deputy Director General of Energy Research Institute of National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). He also served as a member of the National Energy Advisory Committee, the National High Technical Experts Committee and the National Expert Committee on Climate Change, a member of the National Expert Committee for Ecological and Environmental Protection, and the Specially Invited Advisor of China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development and the low carbon development consultant of Beijing, Shanghai and Shanxi Provincial People's Government. At present, he is still the Doctoral Supervisor of Renmin University of China, etc.
Sarah Bairstow READ MORE →

CEO, Mexico Pacific

Sarah Bairstow holds significant international LNG and energy leadership experience, including unique end-to-end commercial LNG project development experience. Sarah has successfully marketed and delivered LNG projects from concept through to operations and executed over US$140 billion of gas and LNG transactions.  Sarah joined Mexico Pacific in January 2019 as a formative executive team member, upon which she developed the company and project’s development strategy working with gas and LNG markets, governments, and capital markets to secure the requisite project support and development capital to move the project from an initial start-up phase into development and execution. The project will soon represent the largest foreign direct investment into Mexico to date.  Sarah previously held the position of President and Chief Commercial Officer of Mexico Pacific with wide responsibilities including business development and strategy, gas origination, LNG marketing, build out of the trade unit, contract negotiations, and corporate communications for both Saguaro Energía LNG and Sierra Madre pipeline, with a planned project spend of over USD$15 billion.  In 2024, Sarah was promoted to Chief Executive Officer. As Chief Executive Officer of Mexico Pacific, Sarah is responsible for the execution and delivery of the 14.1 mtpa Mexico Pacific LNG export project located at Puerto Libertad along with future company growth projects. Prior to joining Mexico Pacific in 2019, Sarah was Head of Strategic Projects and LNG Marketing (Commercial) for the 7.8 mtpa, $18.5bn Gladstone LNG Project, where she secured the long-term LNG SPAs underpinning financing before building and running the commercial LNG desk for close to a decade on behalf of project partners Santos, KOGAS, PETRONAS and Total.Sarah played an instrumental role throughout the project, from initial concept through to operations, with leading roles across the development and build out of permitting, EIS, joint ventures, gas markets, upstream E&P, pipeline, LNG terminal, port development, LNG markets, shipping, FID, operational readiness, and operations.  Earlier in her career, Sarah was an energy projects lawyer with Ashurst, working across multiple LNG projects, energy project development, mergers and acquisitions, and financing.  Sarah holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of International Business from Griffith University. She is a regular plenary speaker at keynote industry conferences and has been widely recognized across the industry as a judge and award recipient including the LNG industry’s Power Play judging panel sponsored by ExxonMobil, Power Play ‘Rainmaker Award’- Finalist, Managing Director’s Award, Resources Award for Women- Overall Award Nomination, and Queensland Emergent Woman Lawyer of the Year Award- Finalist.  About Mexico Pacific Mexico Pacific’s anchor project, the Saguaro Energia LNG Facility, is a 3 train, 15 mtpa West Coast North American LNG export facility located in Puerto Libertad, Sonora, Mexico. The Saguaro Energia LNG Facility achieves significant cost and logistical advantages, including the lowest landed price of North American LNG into Asia, leveraging low-cost natural gas sourced from the nearby Permian Basin, and providing a significantly shorter shipping route that avoids Panama Canal transit for Asian markets.
Huang Weihe READ MORE →

Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering

A professor-level senior engineer and holder of a doctorate degree. He has 40 years of working experience in China’s oil and gas industry. He was appointed as Chief Engineer and Vice President of PetroChina.
Akachukwu Adeyinka Nwokedi READ MORE →

President, The Nigeria Gas Association

Akachukwu Adeyinka Nwokedi is currently the President of the Nigeria Gas Association. He is the General Counsel and Company Secretary of Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG). He holds a first degree and a Master's degree in law from the prestigious University of Buckingham, United Kingdom. He is an accomplished legal professional with over 27 years of experience with active involvement in the Nigerian gas industry. Aka has held various management positions in Human Resources and Services in NLNG. He has also served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of NLNG Ship Management Limited (NSML), an NLNG subsidiary, repositioning the company from loss making to an organization delivering strong performance and sustained profit for the NLNG group. Aka has strong leadership and motivational attributes with a proven track record in change management and driving organizational efficiency. He has led and delivered several complex legal and gas supply related transactions for the NLNG group. He is also a dedicated coach and mentor and is an INSEAD alumnus.


Welcome Message

As the President of the International Gas Union (IGU), I sincerely invite you to the 29th World Gas Conference (WGC2025), which will happen from May 19 to 23 at the China National Convention Center, Beijing, China.

Founded in 1931, IGU is the world's largest and most influential international organisation for the gas industry, dedicated to promoting gas as a key contributor to a sustainable energy future. The World Gas Conference (WGC) is the most important flagship event of IGU, hailed as the premier event of the global gas community. In 2017, I was elected as the President of IGU for the 2022-2025 triennium, becoming the first Chinese President and the first female President in IGU’s history, and won the right for China to host the WGC2025.

For the first time in over 90 years, WGC is coming to Beijing. This event will draw attention of the whole world to China – the world’s third largest gas consumer and the largest importer; and to Beijing – the city of Dual Olympics. The event will bring together national leaders, government officials, presidents and CEOs of large energy companies, international delegates, think tanks, scholars, etc. Exhibitors will cover almost all of the top 50 oil and gas companies in energy technology and the entire gas value chain; as well as leading new energy companies.

WGC2025 conference and exhibition will be held at the China National Convention Center. The conference features 100+ sessions including keynote, current debates, industry insights and the technical & innovation centre. There will also be special sessions featuring finance, digitalisation, women and the young leadership programme. WGC2025 is expected to attract more than 3,500 delegates from 70 countries, with an exhibition covering an area of 50,000 square meters (the largest in WGC's history), 360 exhibitors and 30,000 trade visitors.

WGC2025 will provide a multi-level and multi-dimensional platform for sharing the world's energy governance experience and best practices. We will present a top-notch “feast for idea flow”, with the most forward-looking industry insights, the most authoritative forecasts, the best professionalism and the most influential brands.

I invite you to come to the China National Convention Center in Beijing, in May 2025, and rise to the very centre of global energy stage, together witnessing the historical moment for the world energy community!

Li Yalan

President, International Gas Union

I, as Chair of the WGC2025 National Organising Committee, am honoured to invite all friends from China and abroad to the 29th World Gas Conference on 19-23 May 2025, in China National Convention Centre, Beijing, China.

WGC2025 will feature a top-level event for the global gas industry. Gas, as a low-carbon clean energy, will play a key role in the global energy transition towards a low-carbon future, while managing climate change, carbon peaking and carbon neutrality. The conference will bring together hundreds of leaders and great minds from the government, multinational energy companies, international organisations, top-level think tanks and research institutions to share their insightful wisdom. There will be more than 100 technical & strategic sessions, showcasing cutting-edge technologies and insights, and networking activities to renew friendships and explore business opportunities.

WGC2025 will continue to carry forward the legacy of the IGU and open up the future. This event will seek to enrich the impact and profile of the exhibition by covering the whole gas industry chain, and expanding to relevant sectors such as electricity, new energy, finance, construction, energy equipment manufacturing, technology, Internet, etc. We will push for cross-sector integration, high-quality development, building the industry eco-system, and promoting the marketisation of gas.

WGC2025 will provide Chinese delegates with an opportunity to showcase China's energy transition efforts, scientific and technological strength, as well as the potential and capacity of Chinese companies. Through this event, we hope, more domestic experts, scholars and companies could be encouraged to engage in global energy governance and gas industry expansion; to promote the exchange of knowledge, experience, best practices and seek innovation solutions and direction for China's energy sector.

On behalf of the National Organising Committee of the 29th World Gas Conference, I invite you to this historical event, to expand the "circle of friends" at home and abroad, to enhance the influence of your brand, and create and a shared future for low-carbon growth.

I look forward to seeing you in Beijing at WGC2025!

Cao Yujun

Chair, WGC2025 National Organising Committee


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