US LNG Exports and European Energy Security Conference 

The conference – taking place shortly after the inauguration ceremony of Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG export terminal in Louisiana – will discuss the implications of US LNG exports on European energy security in the context of climate action post Paris COP21 and changing global energy markets. 


1.45 – 3.00 p.m.
Challenges to European Energy Security and the European Energy Union 
Welcome by:
Richard Morningstar
Founding Director and Chairman, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council
David Koranyi
Director, Eurasian Energy Futures Initiative
Atlantic Council 

Moderated by:
Keith Johnson
Senior Reporter
Foreign Policy

Vaclav Bartuska, Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic
Mihnea Constantinescu, Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Romania 
Robin Dunnigan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Diplomacy, US Department of State 
Adam Janczak, Deputy Director of EU Economic Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland 
Jan Kuderjavy, Director of Department of Economic Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Slovak Republic
Pál Ságvári, Ambassador-at-Large for Energy Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary 

3.00 – 3.15 p.m.
Coffee Break

3.15 – 4.30 p.m.
Global Gas Market Developments and US LNG exports

Moderated by:
Amy Harder
Energy and Environment Correspondent
Wall Street Journal 

Bud Coote, Resident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council 
Andrew Walker,Vice President, Strategy, Cheniere Energy
Martin J. Durbin, Executive Vice President, American Petroleum Institute 
Paula Gant, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of International Affairs, US Department of Energy 
Gulmira Rzayeva, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan 

4.30 – 4.45 p.m.
Coffee Break

4.45 – 6.00 p.m.
Energy Infrastructure Integration and Supply Diversification Challenges in Europe 

Moderated by:
John Roberts
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

Panel Participants:
András Bácsi-Nagy, Head of International Public Affairs, MOL Group
Dario Mihelin, Foreign Policy Advisor to President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Republic of Croatia
Piotr Naimski, Secretary of State in Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Plenipotentiary of the Government for Strategic Energy Infrastructure, Republic of Poland
Denis Simonneau, Member of the Executive Committee in Charge of European and International Relations, ENGIE

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Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record. 

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