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"A very well organised event addressing a wide range of important topics"
R Korivi
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement

LNG and CNG for Transport Forum Speakers Included

LNG and CNG for Transport Forum Speakers Included

Kaushik Burman Global Marketing Manager - LNG for Transport Shell

Masaki Ohtsu Senior Technical Adviser Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Japan


Paul Morter Business Line Manager - REMBRANDT BMT ARGOSS

Annette Berkhahn Principal Poyry

Annette Berkhahn Blyhammar, is a senior management consultant with long experience from working with the Nordic and European gas and electricity markets, focusing primarily on strategy and business development. In recent years, she has worked extensively with small scale LNG market developments in the Baltic and Nordic region. She has an MSc from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Gustaf Landahl Head of Department Planning & Environment at the Environment and Health Administration CITY OF STOCKHOLM

Gustaf is Head of Department Planning & Environment at the Environment and Health Administration, City of Stockholm. He co-ordinated the ZEUS (Zero and low Emission vehicles in Urban Society,the TRENDSETTER-project, a CIVITAS/DG TREN, project from 2002-2006. Mr Landahl also recently coordinated the project BEST Bioethanol for Sustainable, probably the largest demonstration project on alternative fuelled vehicles in Europe ever with more than 10.000 ethanol powered vehicles around Europe. His department is presently also responsible for the project management of the joint procurement of electrical vehicles in Sweden, a project done in cooperation with Vattenfall AB.

Michal Slizak Director Marketing & Export SOLBUS BUS FACTORY Ltd.

Michal Slizak has graduated from Warsaw School of Economics and holds executive MBA tittle from University of Minnesota. He has worked for financial institutions including Raiffeisen Bank and Pekao Faktoring. He has been working for Solbus and the associated companies, including Blue Line Leasing since 2001. His main fields of responsibilities are sales and marketing. He is a member of Polish Technological Platform for Ecological Transport, the advisory body to the Polish government that is responsible for the development of Poland’s policies with regard to alternative fuels and green transport.

Katy Simpson Analyst Wood Mackenzie

Katy joined Wood Mackenzie in 2011 as part of the Gas and Power research team with a main focus on European gas market fundamentals.  Specifically, Katy is responsible for the development of Wood Mackenzie's European gas and electricity demand views; incorporating the impacts of policy, pricing and new demand areas.  Recent research and consultancy projects have concentrated on the pricing economics and demand impacts of natural gas and electric vehicles. 

Katy has 7 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, spanning various elements of the value chain.  Previous roles have been held at British Gas, Infield Systems and Shell.  Katy graduated from University of Bath with a BSc in Natural Sciences.

Fred Smits Director DABBA ENERGY

Fred Smits is Director at Dabba Energy, a firm providing energy supply solutions. He has worked for Gazprom, Shell and BG Group in a variety of senior commercial, project finance and business development positions. Prior to Dabba Energy, Mr. Smits was the Head of Business Development and Strategy for Gazprom's global LNG division, developing some of Gazprom's largest and most strategic projects, but also responsible for small scale LNG. Mr. Smits' track record spans the entire energy value chain, from exploration down to the end customer. He has had leading roles with responsibility for the delivery of all aspects of the business and made sure they met all HSSE, technical, commercial and financial requirements. His negotiations with partners and clients have led to deals that are both profitable and sustainable. Mr. Smits was trained as a Production Technologist in Shell. He holds an MSc in Theoretical Physics and an MBA from London Business School.

Annaleena Mäkilä Managing Director and CEO Finnish Port Association, Finland

 Before starting at the Finnish Port Association in 2012 Annaleena Mäkilä worked at Confederation of Finnish Industries EK where she held the position of Deputy Director concentrating on strategy. She was also head of EK's regional offices in Finland.


In the end of 1990's she has served as a political adviser for Minister of Justice and Minister of Finance in Finland. Before working in the Prime Minister's Office Ms Mäkilä has worked as an expert at labour law issues in which she executed advocacy for ten year's period. Annaleena Mäkilä holds Master's degree in Law and has been trained on the Bench.



Caroline Sindrey
Group Distribution Environmental Manager

Antonio Tricas Aizpun
Administrator, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport
European Commission

Tony Owen
National Fleet Support Manager

Ben Wetherall
Editor – LNG Report

John Baldwin
Managing Director
CNG Services

Mathis Weller
Alternative Fuels and Energy Efficient Transport Team
German Energy Agency

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(updated 17 December 2014)


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