Master Class Gas Sales & Purchase Strategies in Liquid Markets (GSPS)

Venue: Hampshire Hotel Plaza

Location: Groningen, Netherlands

Event Date/Time: Apr 12, 2010 End Date/Time: Apr 14, 2010
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Programme focus
The Master Class Gas Sales & Purchase Strategies in Liquid Markets focuses on the market structure and the traditional framework for gas transactions, including pricing concepts within Europe. This includes a broad understanding of the various transportation systems, conditions for access to these systems and the balancing structures across Europe that are all important requirements for successful gas trading.

Another key issue is the trading place itself: what are the prime requirements for a functional and liquid hub, and what does the situation at the various currently operational European market hubs look like? In this context, also the role of gas storage and LNG will play an important role. Part of the Master Class will be aimed at current mechanisms of gas trading, the types of contracts, and the financial instruments to support trading activities.

It seems hard to predict how the gas trading market will develop and at what pace. However, we all have to face the changes towards a free market and should have a sharp vision on gas trading and the consequences of a free market. With EDI's Master Class Gas Sales & Purchase Strategies in Liquid Markets you will understand the gas trading market and learn how to develop a strategy to benefit from market developments.

Throughout the programme, you will develop an in-depth knowledge of gas trading and an understanding of:
 The key aspects of trading markets.
 The roles of the different parties involved in gas trading.
 Key drivers of developments regarding a free trading exchange.
 Possible conflicts between energy security of supply and trading markets.
 The process of change that the gas industry will have to face.

You will furthermore be challenged to translate the acquired information into scenarios for the developments with respect to the gas exchanges for your company. Group dialogues with experts on gas trading will strengthen your decision-making ability for the coming years. These experts will show you their experiences with gas trading in the Anglo-Saxon world and you will be able to create a vision of the developments on the European continent.

Who are you?
Although you are not necessarily a gas trader, you are a manager in the gas industry with extensive knowledge of the gas value chain. You aim for an in-depth knowledge of the developments of gas trading in order to enhance your decision making capabilities in gas trading. You furthermore want to play an active role in the process of formulating opinions by participating in discussions.

You have an academic level of working and thinking and experience in management or staff positions (dealing with strategic issues). It is also important for you to have an understanding of the gas industry and to master the key concepts of economics and business administration. In addition:
 A working command of both business and technical English is required.
 Team spirit is an important quality.


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