8th January 2010
The 25th anniversary of Europe's longest running annual gas
conference, the European Autumn Gas Conference (EAGC), is to be held 9-10
November 2010 at the Andel's Hotel Berlin. It will be hosted by RWE Supply
"Together with RWE we have chosen a
spectacular venue for this milestone event," explains Jason Franks,
Managing Director, dmg world media (uk) ltd. "With interior design by the
award winning team of Jestico & Whiles, the Andel's Hotel Berlin, which
opened just in 2009, will be enjoyed by those who appreciate modern design and
architecture. With over 550 rooms and a spacious conference area - amongst the
largest in Berlin - it really is tailor-made for EAGC 2010.
"Comfortable and inspiring surroundings are
conducive to good discussion and we are certainly assured of that during EAGC
2010, with networking opportunities abounding too." The EAGC Governing
Body, drawn from the highest levels of the European gas industry, will be
meeting in the coming months to plan what will be a memorable and highly
relevant conference, held shortly after the start of the 'gas year'.
"The choice of Germany reflects the country's
relevance among the European gas markets," says Jason Franks. "With a
2008 consumption of around 86 bcm, Germany is the second-largest gas market in
Europe after the UK. It is also at the centre of many of the most important
developments in the Continental European gas market as trading activity in
Germany is increasing impressively. In 2008 the market saw some 35 bcm traded
at the two main hubs - up from less than 1 bcm in 2005.
"It is not surprising that Germany has been a
regular host of EAGC. We are looking forward to working with the RWE Supply
& Trading team to ensure great success for our 'silver anniversary'
That is RWE's view too: "We are excited that
the EAGC is coming back to Germany and are proud to be host sponsor of the 25th
Anniversary event," says Stefan Judisch, CEO of RWE Supply & Trading.
"The Andel's Hotel is a splendid venue for the conference and we look
forward to planning a highly memorable Gala Dinner at an exciting venue - the
Gala Dinners have always played an important networking role at EAGC, and 2010
delegates will not be disappointed by our choice of venue. We're keeping it
firmly under wraps until much closer to conference time."
"RWE and its growing gas business have strong
roots to Germany, but at the same time our pan-European activities provide us
with a strong position also in the UK, the Netherlands and Central Eastern
Europe," he adds. "The 2010 EAGC will be the ideal platform to
continue the dialogue on Europe's energy future. We will be able to share views
and news on such important topics as the Nabucco and other pipeline projects or
the development of the LNG business in North-Western Europe. 2010 will most
certainly be a very important year for Europe's gas future and RWE Supply &
Trading is proud to not only work on Europe's energy future but to also be able
to host one of the major conferences during the year - the EAGC 2010 in
More about Andel's Hotel Berlin The deluxe hotel
is located in the eastern part of the German capital, near the famous
Alexanderplatz square, one of Germany's most monumental city squares, and is
conveniently located near the city's most fashionable and tourist districts, indeed,
all of Berlin's most important sights and attractions can be reached in just 30
minutes or less (and many can be seen from the Andel's Sky Bar with its 360
degree views of the city).
Most importantly it is quickly and easily reached
from the main train station as well as the city's two airports Tegel and
Schönefeld. For guests arriving by car, 550 parking spaces are available in the
hotel's underground car park.
EAGC 2009, held in Bilbao, Spain hosted by
Naturgas Energía and EDP Gás – both members of the EDP Group - with Eni and
Galp Energia as Associate Sponsors, attracted some 300 of the senior members of
the gas industry from all over Europe and further afield.
The 2009 event saw the introduction of new
features including technical tours, a pre-event workshop from Gas Strategies,
and the wrap-up 'LNG in the Round – an LNG Roundtable' to an already highly
successful annual event including a compelling conference with the theme
"Independence and Interconnection in European Gas", and the
all-important and traditional networking events such as the Welcome Reception
hosted by Diputación Foral de Bizkaia (Regional Government of Biscay) and the
Gala Dinner at the Guggenheim Museum hosted by Naturgas Energía and EDP Gás.