Day 1
8.30 – 9.30 Registration and coffee
9.30 – 11.00 Welcome, Context, LPG opportunity in rising Asia
  • Welcome Address: Mr Sanjiv Singh, Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation, India
  • Mr James Rockall, CEO, WLPGA
  • Mr Pedro Jorge Filho, President, WLPGA & CEO, Ultragaz, Brazil
  • Keynote address
    Dr M M Kutty, Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Inaugural Address
    Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Union Cabinet Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas; Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India
11.00 – 11.30 Exhibition Inauguration & Tea Break 
11.30 – 13.00 Round table discussion: The ‘Ujjwala’ Model : Journey, Success and Learnings for the emerging world
The Ujjwala Programme has been a standout success story, not just in terms of tremendously increasing LPG’s reach by 50 million, and thereby ensuring access to this clean energy for almost 88% of Indian population. This is an example of how government and industry can come together to truly transform lives. Ujjwala’s revised goal is now 80 million connections.
  • M K Surana, Chairman, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, India
  • Neel Ratan, Regional Managing Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • Farzana Afridi, Indian Statistical Institute
  • Sunita Narain, Director General, Centre for Science and Environment
  • Shreerupa Mitra, Executive Director, The Energy Forum
  • Nidhi Prabha Tewari, Social Sector Consultant, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
Ashutosh Jindal, Joint Secretary, Marketing, Government of India, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, India
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00 Round Table Discussion: Global Trends, Demand Drivers for the next decade
With US Shale Gas being a key disruptor of the decade, increased supply of LPG has been made available to the global markets, increasing product competitiveness. This is encouraging newer applications of the product, both on wholesale and retail chain. From petrochemicals to usage as a marine bunker fuel. The panel discusses new demand drivers.
  • D Raj Kumar, Chairman, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, India
  • Bram Graber, CEO, SHV Energy, The Netherlands
  • Markus Drier, Director Industrial Management, UGI International, USA
  • Martin Ackermann, CEO, BW LPG, Singapore
  • Rob Donaldson, Senior Vice President – NGL Logistics & Marketing Targa Resources, USA
Walt Hart, Vice President, NGL Research & Consulting, IHS Markit, USA  
16.00 – 16.30 Tea break
16.30 – 18.00 Autogas, the perfect fit.
Autogas has grown strongly in the last decade. Autogas the third most widely used automotive fuel, after Petrol and Diesel. What are the opportunities for Autogas to grow in developing countries, especially those in Asia? How successful has the adoption of Autogas been for some leading Asian countries. What can the industry do to increase Autogas adoption?
  • David Appleton, Lead Analyst, Argus Media Ltd, UK
  • Antonio Neves Costa, Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Liquid Gas Europe
  • Sakae Yoshida, Managing Director, Japan LP Gas Association, Japan
  • Sunil Mathur, Executive Director LPG, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, India
  • Suyash Gupta, Director General, Indian Auto LPG Coalition, India
Michael Kelly, Deputy Managing Director, WLPGA
19.00 – 20.00 Cocktail reception
20.00 - 23.00 Gala Dinner
11.00 – 11.30 Tea Break 
11.30 – 13.00 ‘Ujjwala rollout’ : Safety until the last mile...
Session Summary:
Safety perspectives from key stakeholders in context of the massive rollout of Ujjwala in India.
  • R A Gujar, Dy Chief Controller of Explosives, PESO
  • Ranjan Mehrotra, Director Marketing Operations, Oil Industry Safety Directorate
  • B S Girdhar, Safety until the last mile. (Executive Director (HSE), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd)
  • I S Rao, (Executive Director- LPG, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd)
  • Panel Discussions
S. Jeyakrishnan, Director Marketing, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00 Women in LPG. Catalysts for change!
Session Summary: WLPGA has recognized an opportunity for the LPG industry to take actions that can address the issue of improving diversity in the workforce. The session discusses the Indian success stories and the global body’s efforts to further the participation of women in the industry. The network’s mission is to support and help empower women in the LPG Industry by leadership, coaching, mentoring and promoting role models and case studies.
  • Rashmi Kaushal, Chief Manager (LPG-S), IOC
  • Shilpa Meshram, Chief Regional Manager, Mumbai LPG Region, HPC
  • Rachna Yadav, LPG Distributor
  • Dr Dev Nathan, ENERGIA
  • Neha Joshi, Social Sector Consultant, MoPNG
  • Preeti Arya, Manager, BPC
  • Panel Discussions
Alison Abbott, Communications Director, WLPGA
16:00 – 16.30 Tea break
16.30 – 18.00 Beyond Biomass, communicating the LPG case...
Session Summary: Fiscal provisions notwithstanding, adoption of LPG in the rural areas, was faced with several other challenges. These included the perception of the ‘biomass’ being free and an inherent skepticism to change. How did the government and industry work towards addressing the challenges? Perspectives from the Industry and experts.
  • Subodh Dakwale, Executive Director, Corporate Communications, IOC
  • Manish Grover, Chief General Manager, LPG Coordination, IOC
  • Rajeev Goel, General Manager, Corporate Communications, HPC
  • Mita Priyadarshini, CEO, Research & Development Initiative (RDI)
  • Purnamita Dasgupta, Professor, Institute of Economic Growth
  • Nori Prabhakar, Chief General Manager, Corporate Communications, BPC
  • Panel Discussions
Alok Tripathi, Executive Director, PCRA, India
8.30 – 9.30 Registration and coffee
9.30 – 9.45 Welcome to Summit Day Two & Theme Outline : ‘Beyond Domestic’
Rakesh Misri, Executive Director- LPG, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd
9.45 – 11.30 Looking beyond domestic, infrastructure to support.
Session Summary: While LPG growth in India has been driven primarily by household domestic sector, yet it has been endeavor of the industry to make available this clean gaseous fuel for applications beyond domestic as well. This includes several commercial usages as well as innovative solutions in many other applications including industrial. The session discusses many such usages. The session also discusses about the key role played by stakeholders to make LPG available through terminalling and distribution through subsequent pipeline infrastructure.
  • Akshay Kumar Singh, Director (Pipelines), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
  • I S Rao, (Executive Director- LPG), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd
  • V Satish Kumar, CEO, Indian Oil Petronas P Ltd
  • C Sasi, CEO LPG, Total Oil India Ltd
  • Udayan Jain, Sr. VP & Head LPG Business, Adani Ports and SEZ Ltd.
  • Rajiv Chohan, President (BD), Aegis Logistics Ltd
K Mahesh, Director LPG, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
11.30 – 11.45 Tea
11.45 – 13.00 LPG access and initiatives in the subcontinent.
Session Summary: Along with the huge strides in LPG access in India, the subcontinent has also seen significant progress on initiatives on increasing LPG access to the population of many countries in the region.
  • Surendra Kumar Poudel, Managing Director, Nepal Oil Company, Nepal
  • Mrinal Roy, CEO, Beximco Petroleum Ltd, Bangladesh
  • Ken Tun, Chairman & CEO, Parami Energy, Myanmar
  • DLN Sastri, Executive Director, IT, CO
  • Sadhna Khera Mittal, CGM-CC, IOC
Sunjay Sudhir, Joint Secretary (I/C), Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 LPG Panchayats/ Interaction with Beneficiaries/Ujjwala Didis:
Interaction with Beneficiaries
Moderators: Sadhna Khera Mittal (Chief General Manager - Corporate Communications, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd), Nidhi Prabha Tewari, Social Sector Consultant, MoPNG & Neha Joshi, Social Sector Consultant, MoPNG
15.00 – 15.30 Tea break
15.30 – 16.00 World LPG Association - Focus Areas, impact & its association with India
WLPGA is the authoritative voice of the global LPG industry representing the full LPG value chain. With over 285 members operating in more than 125 countries, the industry’s premier association plays a key role in facing current challenges and seizing future opportunities.
  • James Rockall, CEO, WLPGA
  • Michael Kelly, Deputy Managing Director & Director of Market Development, WLPGA
  • Alison Abbott, Communications Director, WLPGA
  • Nikos Xydas, Technical Director, WLPGA
16.00 – 16.45 The next growth chapter
With almost 23 million tonnes being consumed by India annually and almost a 90% penetration already done, the next drivers of growth shall certainly be areas beyond domestic. The panel discusses this and a quick round up of the two days of the event.
  • Arun Singh, Director Marketing, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd
  • Gurmeet Singh, Director Marketing, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd
  • S. Jeyakrishnan, Director Marketing, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd
  • James Rockall, CEO & MD, World LPG Association
Ashutosh Jindal, Joint Secretary, Marketing, Government of India, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, India
16.45 – 17.15 Valedictory Session & Closing Remarks
Dr M M Kutty, Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas in interaction with James Rockall, CEO & MD, WLPGA
17.15 – 17.30 Vote of Thanks
Sunil Mathur, (Executive Director- LPG), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd