Gas Strategy Development Course

Scenario planning and decision making for the gas business

Highlights of the Gas Strategy Development Course: 

  • 5 days - Madrid, Spain
  • In cooperation with Gas Natural Fenosa
  • Learn more about gas strategy development, risk management tools, politics and their impact on business strategies

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Key benefits of this Gas Strategy training

What's in it for you?

Upon completion of this gas training, the participants will be able to:

  • Explain and apply the process of scenario making and strategy development to the gas business
  • Assess the role of scenarios for the identification of opportunities and risks
  • Recognise risk management options as part of strategy implementation
  • Analyse industries and the competitors and their effect on the participants’ company


Which topics are addressed during this gas strategy training?

  • Essentials of strategy development in the business context
  • Strategic value and risk management tools
  • Changing business models
  • Geopolitics, government policies and their strategy implications
  • The role of strategies in a dynamic LNG market
  • Competitive strategies in the global gas market


Participant's profile

At whom is this gas strategy training targeted?

The Gas Strategy Development Course is highly recommended for individuals working along the gas value chain:

  • New business development managers
  • Operational, portfolio and risk managers
  • Strategy analyst, business analysts and energy analysts
  • Professionals involved in strategy development and execution


Prof. Dr. Alexander Van de Putte is Senior Director and Head of Scenario Processes and Applications at PFC Energy International. Before his current position, he worked as Director and Head of Global Practices with World Economic Forum.. Other positions Van de Putte held were Senior Strategy and Portoflio Advisor to the Committee of Managing Directors at Shell International. Prior to his positions at Shell, he was Director and co-leader of the shareholder value practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Simon Blakey, a leading authority on the European energy industry, acted  as Special Envoy for Eurogas, the association of European gas companies, from 2010 to 2014. Before joining Eurogas, Mr. Blakey worked for almost twenty years for CERA (Cambridge Energy Research Associates), now IHS Energy. He was the founder of CERA's European natural gas and power research practices. During that time, his research and consulting assignments covered a broad range of strategic issues for companies in the European energy business.

Jean Vermeire joined Distrigas, the Belgian-based natural gas company, in 1989 as Commercial Director, responsible for sales, supply and transit of natural gas. Appointed General Director and CEO of the new gas merchant company Distrigas as of 1st December 2001 after the unbundling of the former Distrigas. Now active as independent consultant on commercial matters in the gas industry. Member of the Supervisory Board of the Nederlandse Gasunie N.V. and Honorary President of the Paris-based International Group of LNG Importers (GIIGNL).

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Gas Strategy Development Course

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€4.750,- (accommodation costs and VAT excluded)
Madrid, Spain
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The programme fee is € 4.750,- (accommodation costs and VAT excluded).


Participants of the Gas Strategy Development Course will receive a certificate on behalf of the University of Groningen.


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