The CWC World LNG & Gas Series 16th Americas Summit

The Most Established LNG & Gas Event in the Americas

Dates: 19 - 23 March 2018
Houston, TX, USA

2017 Latin American Buyers Confirmed:

Guillermo Turrent
CEO, CFE Energía
Comisión Federal de Electricidad (Mexico)

Juan Oliva Vasquez
Head of Gas & Fuels LatAm
Enel (Chile)

Jose María Castro
General Manager
SPEC LNG (Colombia)

Eduardo Maranhão

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Thanks to all Attendees, Speakers & Sponsors of the 15th World LNG & Gas Series Americas Summit!

The 15th CWC LNG Americas Summit gathered an impressive group of international LNG buyers, North American project developers, investors and global gas experts. Here is a quick recap of the event highlights:


  • The event started with a Master Class where Galway Group and Baker Botts led an informative discussion on LNG import solutions and regasification projects
  • Rob Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary Office of Oil & Natural Gas, U.S. Department of Energy, opened the conference and provided an update on U.S. permitting on LNG export projects

  • The Networking Roundtables, hosted by King & Spalding at the end of day one, reviewed some of the summit key topics through a very dynamic and well attended conversation between delegates, speakers and sponsors

  • The second day was opened by three Latin American buyers that discussed the needs and opportunities in the region. A panel discussion with representatives from Brazil, El Salvador and Dominican Republic followed the presentations

  • More than 30 hours of dynamic conversation from across 11 countries, high-level networking and senior representatives and decision makers from the whole LNG value chain

“I thought the content, dialogue, audience, and format was thought-provoking, timely, and very applicable to the market.”

Chris Pedersen, North American LNG Analyst, S&P Global Platts

See the 2017 Speakers

Rob Smith - Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil & Natural Gas - U.S. Department of EnergyRob SmithDeputy Assistant Secretary for Oil & Natural GasU.S. Department of Energy
Juan Oliva Vasquez - Head of Gas & Fuels LatAm - Enel (Chile)Juan Oliva VasquezHead of Gas & Fuels LatAmEnel (Chile)
Guillermo Turrent - CEO - CFE Energía - Comisión Federal de Electricidad (Mexico)Guillermo TurrentCEO - CFE EnergíaComisión Federal de Electricidad (Mexico)
Alexandre Chiofetti - CEO - Gas Trading  - Grupo Leros (Brazil)Alexandre ChiofettiCEO - Gas Trading Grupo Leros (Brazil)
Michiko Hirose - General Manager, Gas Resources Department - Tokyo GasMichiko HiroseGeneral Manager, Gas Resources DepartmentTokyo Gas
Anatol Feygin - Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer - CheniereAnatol FeyginExecutive Vice President and Chief Commercial OfficerCheniere
Jimmy Straughan - Chief Commercial Officer - LNG Americas  - BPJimmy StraughanChief Commercial Officer - LNG Americas BP
Sam Sherman - Executive Director & Group Head, Latin America Project Finance - SMBCSam ShermanExecutive Director & Group Head, Latin America Project FinanceSMBC

With Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors


2017 Gold Sponsors

  • Baker Botts
  • Venture Capital

2017 Silver Sponsors

  • BP
  • King & Spalding

2017 Bronze Sponsors

  • Cheniere
  • GTT
  • Poten & Partners
  • AGDC
  • Galway Group
  • CME Group
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • S&P Global Platts

2017 Supporting Associations

  • American Gas Association
  • Center for Liquefied Natural Gas
  • NGSA

Principal Media Partner

  • Upstream

What Delegates Said in 2016:

“The program was outstanding and the participation was very diverse and well representative of all the LNG ecosystem with great insight on current challenges but also opportunities.”

Aziz Bamik, General ManagerGTT North America


“I want to thank…the excellent CWC team for organizing and conducting a most informative, relevant and well-attended LNG conference this week in Houston. You furthered the reputation that CWC has earned in the industry that distinguishes you among the competition.”

Terry Mitchell, LNG America


To Get Involved in the 2018 Edition of World LNG & Gas Americas Summit:

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tyler Forbes or Elliott McGinn on +44 20 7978 0000 or email

© The CWC Group 2017