Carbon Offset Partner







08:30 - 10:00 Registration & coffee
10:00 - 10:05 Welcome Address
10:05 - 10:30


Willie Walsh, CEO, International Airlines Group (IAG) (holding company of British Airways and Iberia)

10:30 - 12:15

The EU ETS and the implications of 'stopping the clock' (panel) 

Philip Good, DG Climate Action, European Commission (EC)
John Hanlon, Secretary General, European Low Fares Airline Association (ELFAA)
Bill Hemmings, Programme Manager Aviation and Shipping, Transport & Environment
Simon McNamara, Director General, European Regions Airline Association (ERA)
Abdul Wahab Teffaha, Secretary General, Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO)

12:15 - 13:35 Buffet lunch & networking
13:35 - 14:45

Update on carbon markets (panel)

• What are the current carbon market prices dynamics and forecasts? (EUAs and CERs)
• What are the dynamics of EUAAs in the context of 'stopping the clock'?
• How will political intervention proposals (stronger targets and backloading) impact on the price of carbon?
• What has been the impact of aviation’s inclusion in the EU ETS on carbon trading?

Andreas Arvanitakis, Director, Advisory Services, Thomson Reuters Point Carbon
Matthew Cowie, Carbon Market Research Manager, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Dirk Forrister, President and CEO, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA)
Moderator: James Atkins, Chairman, Vertis  

14:45 - 15:15

Refreshment break & networking

15:15 - 16:15

Carbon offsetting (panel)

• Challenges facing CDM market despite voluntary market resilience
• How are airline passenger carbon offset schemes performing and what are their prospects in the face of the EU ETS and possibly a global scheme?
• Innovations in carbon and journey offsetting

Stefan Baumeister, Managing Director, myclimate
Leigh Hudson, Environmental Affairs Manager – Carbon Management, British Airways
Michael Schneider, Assistant Director, Carbon Offset Business Development, IATA
Dr. Louise Twining-Ward, Chief Technical Officer, Sustainable Travel International (STI)

16:15 - 17:30

Prospects at ICAO for a global MBM scheme (panel)

• What is the process taking place at ICAO and how is it progressing?
• What are the MBM options under consideration and how would they work?
• What are the timelines towards reaching and implementing a scheme?
• What will it take for the EU to amend the EU ETS legislation?
• What are the obstacles to reaching an agreement?

Philip Good, DG Climate Action, European Commission (EC)
Andrew Herdman, Director General, Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA)
Tim Johnson, Director, International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation (ICSA)
Robin Smale, Director, Vivid Economics
Paul Steele, Executive Director, ATAG & Director Aviation Environment, IATA
Niclas Svenningsen, Manager for strategy and policy development, market mechanisms, UNFCCC

17:30 - 20:00 Cocktail & networking - Sponsored by BP

Note: content and timings subject to change at any time.

08:00 - 09:00 Welcome coffee
09:00 - 09:10 Welcome Address
09:10 - 09:40

Best carbon strategies for small emitters

• What are the basics of spot trading?
• Key issues for small emitters

David Baranyay, Sales trader, Vertis

09:40 - 10:50

Best carbon strategies for airlines (panel)

• Carbon portfolio management: How to minimize the cost of compliance?
• How to raise working capital from free allowances?
• How to use EUAA for collateral on fuel hedges?
• Considerations for embedding carbon into physical supply
• How to minimize exposure at minimal cost through the use of options and forwards?

Enric Arderiu, Carbon Originator, BP
James Atkins, Chairman, Vertis
Jo Deketelaere, Business Developer, Global Carbon, Statkraft

10:50 - 11:20 Refreshment break & networking
11:20 - 12:30

Carbon trading experience from the operators (panel)

• Experience from aircraft operators of different types

Martina Becher, Fuel Manager Europe, TAG Aviation Europe
Valdimar Bjornsson, CFO, Primera Air
Hubert Corpechot, Fuel & Carbon trading, Air France
S. Eyup Ozbay, Purchasing Manager, Turkish Airlines

12:30 - 14:00 Buffet lunch & networking - Sponsored by Aviaso Inc.
13:15 - 13:45 Lunchtime seminar on IT Solutions by Aviaso Inc: How to achieve ETS Compliance and save Fuel Costs
14:00 - 14:30

KYC & credit risk

• What are the basic KYC checks for carbon trading and why are they more stringent than for physical fuel sales?
• Specific risks in the carbon market that KYC checks protect you against
• Future regulation of carbon markets and likely implications

Jamie Wallace, Originator, BP

14:30 - 15:30

Updates and perspectives of the Competent Authorities (panel)

• 'Stop the clock' proposal: status, consequences and impact on aircraft operators
• Full update of the Monitoring-Reporting-Verification-Registry process
• New Phase 3 regulations: changes for aircraft operators
• Small emitters tool and ETS Support Facility update

Rachel Burbidge, Aviation Environment Analyst, EUROCONTROL
Jérôme Lesourd, Head of the ETS unit, Direction Générale de l'Aviation Civile (DGAC)
Mladen Vukovic, Senior Advisor – EU ETS, United Kingdom Environment Agency

15:30 - 15:50

Refreshment break & networking

15:50 - 17:00

Free Consultation Workshop

General Q&A session with authorities, consultants and verifiers

Jason Bailey, UK National Registry Administrator
Rachel Burbidge, Aviation Environment Analyst, EUROCONTROL
Gary Cleven, EU ETS Lead Auditor, VerifAvia SARL & VerifAvia (UK) Ltd
Philip Good, DG Climate Action, European Commission (EC)
Jérôme Lesourd, Head of the ETS unit, Direction Générale de l'Aviation Civile (DGAC)
Barry Moss, Director, Avocet
Andrew Pozniak, Director, GreenAviation
Mark Sinton, Senior Advisor – EU ETS, United Kingdom Environment Agency
Mladen Vukovic, Senior Advisor – EU ETS, United Kingdom Environment Agency

Note: content and timings subject to change at any time.