Events - 29 Sep 17

Natural Gas in Europe – Finding the Balance Between Market & Geopolitical Challenges

Please join for a discussion with Marco Alverà, CEO at Snam in conversation with Dean Vali Nasr.

Introductory remarks will be given by Daniel Hamilton, Executive Director of Johns Hopkins SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations.

Marco Alverà has been the Chief Executive Officer of Snam, a European leader in the construction and integrated management of natural gas infrastructure, since April 2016. He also serves as Managing Director of Snam Rete Gas and as ad interim Chief Industrial Assets Officer of Snam. Previously, from January to April 2016, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Snam. From April 2016 to April 2017 he was Chairman of the Board of Snam Rete Gas, a Snam subsidiary. With a degree in Philosophy and Economics from the London School of Economics, Mr. Alverà began his career in London working in Private Equity and M&A. In 2000 he founded Netesi, Italy’s first broadband ADSL company. Since then, he has worked in the Energy and Gas industries in various senior roles for Enel, Wind Telecom, Eni, GasNaturally, and EUROGAS. He currently serves as a board member for S&P Global and is a member of the General Council of the Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venice.

Snam operates and develops Europe’s largest, most accessible pipeline network, the largest storage infrastructure, and one of the first LNG terminals built in Europe. The company has an enterprise value of €25 billion, a market capitalization of €14.7 billion and a net profit of €861 million in 2016. The enterprise is active in natural gas transportation, storage, and regasification. It also operates, through associated companies, in Austria (TAG and Gas Connect Austria, GCA), France (TIGF), and the United Kingdom (Interconnector UK), and is one of the leading shareholders of the TAP pipeline. At the European level, Snam fully supports the creation of the Internal Energy Market and strongly promotes the integration of the European networks through strategic partnerships with other EU players. Snam investments aim at facilitating the European Energy Union integration and promoting natural gas as a long-term key pillar of a sustainable energy mix. Over the 2017-2021 period Snam will invest 5 billion Euro for further developing the interconnection of gas networks within the European infrastructure system, and in new projects as TAP, thus enhancing the security, flexibility, and liquidity of the overall gas system.

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Arctic Environmental Futures – Nexus of Science, Policy & Operations

Rapid climate and environmental change in the Arctic is shaping this critical region in unprecedented ways, while increasing attention toward global connections. How do Arctic environmental futures affect science, policy, and operations in this region and beyond? How can scientists and policymakers work together to define and answer the most pressing questions?

Leading Arctic scientists, policymakers, and emergency response officials will present and discuss the most recent research on Arctic change, extreme weather, indigenous communities, and emergency response operations.

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A Vision for American Energy Dominance

Please join us for a major policy address by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke.

Secretary Zinke will discuss President Donald Trump’s American energy dominance agenda, focusing specifically on the importance of American energy production and how the federal government can be a better business partner.

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