About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) 

The LNG market is developing from a market based fully on long-term contracts, to a more flexible market based on a portfolio of contracts of different durations. The changes in the market, combined with increased demand are creating a base for a more flexible market, where the LNG spot market will be playing a role. The changes in the market can be identified in the following areas: development of terminals and plant sizes, increased integration throughout the supply chain, diversification of supply sources, increased contractual flexibility and increased geographical distance.

The changes in the LNG markets are creating the foundation for the development of the LNG spot market right here in Asia today. This 5-half day virtual instructor led training will give you cutting-edge knowledge needed in today’s complex LNG market.  Increase your knowledge and understanding of the LNG market and spot trading aspects by attending this training course.

  • Track and leverage on the current and global drivers of the world Natural gas and LNG markets
  • Appreciate the trading structures of LNG and how to structure its risk management
  • Understand the workings and future outlook of the Asian LNG Spot market
  • Discover and exploit the arbitrage trading opportunities between the different markets
  • Learn what LNG derivatives are and how it will become available for hedging and proprietary trading purposes

LNG market development executives are drawn from both technical and non-technical (commercial, finance and legal) backgrounds. Participants who have recently joined an LNG market development team, perhaps with expertise in one area of gas development, will benefit from the course by obtaining a good grounding of all other areas.

You will meet the following professionals from the Gas, Power and LNG industry:

Sales & Marketing, Economist, Risk Management, Finance & Accounting, Project Financiers, Investment Analyst, Energy Lawyers, Strategic Planners,  Business Development, Commercial  and Asset Managers

The VILT course will be delivered online in a total of 5 half-day sessions comprising 4 hours per day, with 2 breaks of 10 minutes per day.

Course Duration: 5 half-day sessions, 4 hours per session (20 hours in total).

Your expert course leader has 25 years of experience and extensive knowledge on a practical and theoretical level about all the aspects related to trading, derivatives and risk management in the commodity industry. He received his Masters degree in Law from the University of Utrecht in 1987. He started his career at the NLKKAS, the Clearing House of the Commodity Futures Exchange in Amsterdam.

After working for the NLKKAS for five years, he was appointed as Member of the Management Board of the Agricultural Futures Exchange (ATA) in Amsterdam at the age of 31. While working for the Clearing House and exchange, he became an expert in all the aspects of trading and risk management of commodities. In 1997 he founded his own specialist-consulting firm that provides strategic advice about (energy) commodity trading and risk management. He has advised government agencies such as the European Commission, investment banks, major utilities and commodity trading companies and various exchanges in Europe, CEE countries, North America and Asia. Some of the issues he has advised on are the development and implementation of a Risk Management Framework, investment strategies, trading and hedging strategies, initiation of Power Exchanges (APX) and other trading platforms, the set-up of (OTC) Clearing facilities, and feasibility and market studies like for the LNG and the Carbon Market.

He has presented workshop sessions about both the physical and financial trading and risk management aspects of commodity and carbon products. These courses were provided to companies across the world, in countries like Japan, Singapore, Thailand, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Malaysia, China, India, Belgium and the Netherlands. In the area of LNG in particular, he provided consultancy and training services to LNG and gas companies like Malaysia LNG, and other energy companies and investment banks. He also completed an extensive feasibility study for a European exchange for the possibility to list LNG derivative contracts.

He has published several articles in specialist magazines such as Commodities Now and Energy Risk and he is the co-author of a book called A Guide to Emissions Trading: Risk Management and Business Implications, published by Risk Books in 2004. Kasper will become a lecturer at the Hult International Business School in 2011.