The CWC 19th Annual World LNG Summit & Awards Evening

The Meeting Place for the World's LNG Leaders

Dates: 27-30 November 2018
Lisbon, Portugal

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CWC World LNG Award Winners Announced at Ceremony in Lisbon

CWC Group today announced the winners for the 13th Annual CWC LNG Awards presented on Wednesday 29 November 2017 at the CWC World LNG Summit Awards Evening at the Museu Nacional dos Coches, Praca Afonso de Albuquerque, Portugal.

The winners are:

CWC/World Gas Intelligence Annual LNG Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry 2017

The joint winners of the CWC/World Gas Intelligence Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry 2017 are:

Eni and the Area 4 partners (CNPC, ENH, Kogas and Galp) for the FID of the Coral South FLNG project – the first project in Mozambique – and BP as the single buyer of the entire LNG production of the project. 

The award was received by the following representatives: Alessandro Della Zoppa, EVP LNG in the Gas and LNG Marketing & Power Division, Eni and Stefano Maione, EVP Mozambique Programme in the Development Operations and Technology Division, Eni; Pedro Ricardo, Executive Director (COO), Galp; and Jonty Shepard, Head of Global LNG, BP.

The award was presented by last year’s winner – Cheniere, represented by Anatol Feygin, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.

CWC Award for LNG Technological Innovation 2017

The winner of the CWC LNG Technological Innovation Award 2017 is: CNOOC Gas and Power Group for introducing its innovative “Terminal Activation Project” through its own R & D Center with a team of 150 engineers to activate and improve the operation optimization of the terminal.

The award was received by Rongwang Zhang, President of CNOOC Gas & Power, Trading & Marketing Branch. The award was presented by Oliver Simpson, VP Commercial, Excelerate Energy

CWC LNG Lifetime Achievement Award of 2017

The winner of the CWC LNG Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 is Richard Guerrant, Senior Executive Advisor, ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing

Last year’s award was won by Bill Dudley, Former Vice Chairman, Bechtel Global Corporation. Mr Dudley was represented by Darren Mort, General Manager LNG, Bechtel to present the award.

The End of Year Gathering for the LNG Industry Comes to Lisbon, Portugal

The CWC World LNG Summit & Awards Evening is recognised as the premier end of year gathering for the global LNG industry. Now in its 18th year, the Summit moves to the vibrant city of Lisbon, Portugal on 28 November – 1 December 2017.

The CWC World LNG Summit will continue to give you access to premium networking opportunities as it brings together the who’s who of the global LNG industry for 4 days of unparalleled networking and intensive discussion. 

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Your Four Day Networking Guide

Pre-Summit Masterclasses

Tuesday 28 November 2017: 09:00 – 18:00

Maximise your time out of the office at the bespoke pre-summit Masterclasses. Take advantage of additional focused learning ahead of the Summit.



Welcome Drinks

Tuesday 28 November 2017 – Time: 18:00 – 20:00 – Epic Sana Lisboa Hotel, Ground Floor

Join us at this official opening of the Summit to register and enjoy a drink at an informal welcome drinks reception – the perfect way to make the most of your time out of the office and start networking.


CWC World LNG Summit: Conference

Wednesday 29 November – Friday 1 December 2017

Epic Sana Lisboa Hotel

This years CWC World LNG Summit will bring together over 450 LNG leaders under one roof to discuss the topics that matter in the LNG industry. With an unrivalled speaker line-up across the 3 days, representing the who’s who of the global LNG industry, this is an unmissable opportunity to hear directly from key players in the business.


13th Annual LNG Awards Evening

Wednesday 29 November 2017 – Museu Nacional dos Coches, Praca Afonso de Albuquerque

  • Buses will leave at 6.30pm. Please meet in the lobby of the Epic Sana Lisboa Hotel
  • Buses available from 22.00 onwards back to hotel
  • Time: 19:00 – 20:00 – Drinks Reception
  • Time: 20:00 – 22:00 – 13th Annual Awards Dinner

The most prestigious highlight of the CWC World LNG Summit and the LNG calendar. The Awards Evening promises to be a glittering occasion with a great venue, food, entertainment and where the much anticipated CWC LNG Awards will be presented.

This year, we are excited to announce comedian Rory Bremner will be the MC for the evening. 


Drinks Reception

Thursday 30 November 2017 – Eleven Restaurant, Rua Marques da Fronteira – 18:30 – 20:30

  • Buses will leave at 18:20 and will be running until 18.40. Please meet in the Epic Sana Hotel Lobby
  • Return buses available from 20.30 until 20:50 back to hotel

An informal evening where you are invited to network in a relaxed atmosphere and enjoy some superb Portuguese hospitality. Enjoy a drink and catch up with friends and colleagues, old and new. Overlooking the city, Eleven Restaurant is considered one Lisbon’s top address thanks to its modern style and Michelin Star cuisine.



Luncheons & Coffee Breaks

Wednesday 28 November – Friday 1 December 2017: Epic Sana Lisboa Hotel

Throughout the Summit programme there are extended coffee breaks and lunches to maximise your networking time without missing out on any key sessions.


Announcing the anticipated CWC World LNG Awards Shortlist

CWC/WGI Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry 2017

  • Bechtel Oil Gas and Chemicals Inc
  • ENI and the Area 4 partners (ENH, Galp, KOGAS, CNPC) and BP
  • Gazprom Marketing & Trading
  • Pakistan LNG Limited


CWC LNG Technological Innovation Award 2017

  • BP
  • CNOOC Gas and Power Group
  • Golar
  • Grupo Sousa
  • Okra Energy
  • Shell


“We regard the World LNG Summit as the premier annual gathering of the industry participants. It provides us with an opportunity to get together with everyone at the end of each year and make an assessment of where we are and the challenges ahead.”

Octávio M. C. Simões, President, Sempra LNG

Global LNG Leaders Spearheading the 2017 CWC World LNG Summit

Martin Houston - Vice Chairman - Tellurian Inc.Martin HoustonVice ChairmanTellurian Inc.
Laurent Vivier - Senior VP, Gas Division - TotalLaurent VivierSenior VP, Gas DivisionTotal
Jonty Shepard - Global Head of LNG - BPJonty ShepardGlobal Head of LNGBP
Eric Bensaude - Managing Director, Commercial Operations & Asset Optimisation - Cheniere MarketingEric BensaudeManaging Director, Commercial Operations & Asset OptimisationCheniere Marketing
Darren Mort - General Manager - LNG - BechtelDarren MortGeneral Manager - LNGBechtel
Maciej Woźniak - Deputy CEO - Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG)Maciej WoźniakDeputy CEOPolish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG)
Josh Zhao - Global Head of Oil & Gas Finance - ICBC Financial Leasing Co., LtdJosh ZhaoGlobal Head of Oil & Gas FinanceICBC Financial Leasing Co., Ltd
Jose Maria Castro - General Manager - SPEC LNG - ColombiaJose Maria CastroGeneral ManagerSPEC LNG - Colombia

The 2017 Sponsors


Host Sponsor

  • galp

Platinum Sponsors

  • Ras Gas
  • Cheniere

Gold Sponsors

  • Tellurian
  • Gazprom
  • Venture Global
  • Next Decade

Silver Sponsors

  • BP
  • Total
  • Vopak
  • ExxonMobil

Bronze Sponsors

  • Sempra LNG
  • Nigeria LNG
  • Uniper
  • GTT
  • Baker Botts
  • Poten & Partners
  • Berkeley Research Group (BRG)
  • King & Spalding
  • ABS
  • Galway Group
  • Gasport
  • Gasunie
  • Gas Strategies
  • S&P Global Platts
  • RWE
  • Bechtel

2017 Principal Media Partner

  • Upstream

Ensure your company is part of the global LNG Event of the year, for more information how to get involved please contact Tyler Forbes or Elliott McGinn on +44 20 7978 0000 or email

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