Conference Day One: Tuesday 9 November 2010

08:30 Registration, Refreshments And Networking

09:00 Chair’s Welcome And Opening Remarks

NGD Turkey - an industry insight

09:10 Discussing The Region’s Natural Gas Demand And Supply Situation

  • Brief description of Turkey’s role as an East-West energy corridor
  • The natural gas pipeline system in Turkey and BOTAŞ’s role within it
  • Natural gas storage capabilities in Turkey focusing on the Tuzgölü Underground Gas Storage Project

Mehmet Gazi Dülger
Head of Natural Gas Underground Storage

09:50 Investment Opportunities For National And International Companies In Turkey

  • Evaluating natural gas investment opportunities in Turkey
  • Understanding the investment management cycle
  • Conducting SWOT Analysis for investments in Turkey

Veysel Türkel
Deputy General Manager

10:30 Morning Break, Networking And Refreshments

11:00 Providing An Update On Turkey’s NGD Projects And Strategies

  • Discussing Turkey's energy profile and the role of natural gas
  • Turkey: a bridge, a hub or an "obstacle" between the suppliers and consumers (technical, economical, geopolitical dimensions)
  • Existing and proposed transportation projects: a recent analysis

Necdet Pamir
Board Member
World Energy Council Turkish

National Committee
Bilkent & İstanbul Kültür

Universities Chief Editor

11:40 Evaluating NGD Developments And Dynamics In Turkey

  • An overview of NGD history in Turkey - from past to present
  • Discussing future developments of Turkey’s NGD sector
  • Understanding NGD dynamics and environmental concern

Kuddusi Atalay
Chief Market Analysis

12:20 City Gas Distribution In India

  • Discussing CGD growth so far - evolution and experience
  • Evaluating commercial and regulatory aspects
  • Providing a future outlook for CGD business

Suresh P Manglani
Vice President (Gas Business)
Reliance Industries limited

13:00 Lunch Break And Networking Opportunity

14:00 Developing The City Gas Distribution Market

  • Outlining constraints and challenges for domestic CGD business
  • Highlighting pricing and consumer issues for domestic CGD business
  • Differentiating from customer service

Dr. Pramod Paliwal
Chairperson - Petroleum Management Executive Programme, School of Petroleum Management
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, India

14:40 CASE STUDY:Technological Applications Used By A Natural Gas Distribution Company: Kayserigaz

  • Outlining Kayserigaz’s technological infrastructure
  • Discussing compatibility issues in order to integrate different technologies
  • Highlighting advantages gained by Kayserigaz through implementation of different technologies

Hasan Yasir Bora
General Manager

Natural gas supply & demand

15:20 Afternoon Break, Networking And Refreshments

15:50 Creating Awareness Of Natural Gas To Increase Demand

  • Communicating the advantages of natural gas through various channels
  • Implementing educational sessions on NGD
  • Discussing successful marketing strategies

Khaled Abubakr
Regional Coordinator for Middle East and Africa, IGU and Managing Director
TAQA Egypt

16:30 Forecasting Demand And Tariffs

  • Outlining alternative approaches to forecasting population and demand growth
  • Perspectives for the evolution of the eligible customer limit
  • Discussing the different regulatory approaches to establishing tariffs and resulting legal challenges

David Tonge
Managing Director
IBS Research and Consultancy

17:10 Final Comments From Chair And End Of Conference Day One