08th January 2010

Dates and venues announced for EAGC 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 & Trading...

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

& Trading.

"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

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.