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AGM History

24th Annual General Meeting

September 14-17, 2021 | St. Petersburg, Singapore, online

The 24th Annual General Meeting was organized in a hybrid format for the first time in the Congress’s history. The attendees either took part in the events of the General Meeting in studios in St. Petersburg and Singapore or watched the live broadcasting online.

Over 500 IBC members and invited guests joined the meetings of the IBC Working Committees held on 14-16 September as well as the AGM Plenary session and the IBC international conference dedicated to “Challenges and Opportunities of Growing Energy Markets in Asia” held on 17 September 2021.

In his welcome address to the participants of the 24th AGM the Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom and IBC President Dr. A. Miller noted that despite the ongoing pandemic, the Congress had managed to gather a wide audience representing 25 countries.

Participants of the 24th Annual General Meeting discussed the IBC activities in 2021, listened to the reports of the IBC Board of Executive Directors and chairmen of eight Working Committees of the Congress. The trends in the global economy during the pandemic, digitalization issues and climate goals on agenda of the IBC member-companies remained in focus of meetings’ discussions of the Working Committees in 2020-2021.

The participants of the General Meeting were also informed about the absentee voting results on the agenda items of the 44th Presiding Committee meeting and the 24th Annual General Meeting.

In course of the voting, among other issues, the 24th AGM has elected Dr. B. Frei, Executive Vice president Industrial Automation, Schneider Electric Industries SAS as Chairlady of the “Information and Communication” Working Committee upon resignation of Mr. L. Mukhamedov, Schneider Electric Industries SAS from his position.

Speakers from Russia, Germany, France, Singapore, China, and Malaysia participated in the panel discussion and addressed promising development of Asian energy markets.

23rd Annual General Meeting

September 21 – October 5, 2020 | online

Due to the spread of the novel corona virus and the associated restrictions, IBC President and IBC Board of Executive Directors have decided to abstain from holding a traditional face-to-face Annual General Meeting in 2020 in accordance with the German Act to Mitigate the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The necessary voting for resolutions in lieu of the 23rd Annual General Meeting was conducted remotely in written form.

By a vote of the IBC members Dr. Alexey Miller, Gazprom PJSC has been re-elected as President of the Congress and Dr. Rainer Seele, OMV Aktiengesellschaft as Vice President – both for a term of two years (2020-2022). Given the received resignations and introduction of the candidacies new members of the IBC Presiding Committee have been elected and the work of the IBC bodies over the past year (2019) has been approved.

22nd Annual General Meeting

May 30-31, 2019 | Bonn, Germany

For the first time since IBC founding conference in 1997, Bonn welcomed guests and participants of IBC Annual General Meeting. Hosted by Linde AG, Uniper SE and Wintershall Dea GmbH the flagship event gathered representatives of 88 IBC member-companies and was dedicated to “Natural Gas – Paving the Way to Ecological Economy”. During the opening ceremony the guest of honor, ex-Minister for Foreign Affairs and ex-Vice Chancellor of Germany, Mr. Sigmar Gabriel emphasized that over the past 10 years Europe has successfully liberalized its gas market.

Upon the resignation of Dr. Klaus Schaefer, Uniper SE, from his position as IBC Vise President, the AGM elected Dr. Rainer Seele, OMV Aktiengesellschaft as his successor. The forum has also approved the decision of IBC Presidium to create a new position of Chairman of IBC Board of Executives Directors and elected Dr. Alexander Medvedev, Gazprom Export LLC to hold this position. New members of IBC Presidium and Board of Executives Directors have been also elected during the meeting.

21st Annual General Meeting

April 26-27, 2018 | New Delhi, India

For the first time in the history of our association, the Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place in Asia. On the invitation by the Indian company SREI Infrastructure Finance Limited, the 21st AGM was held in New Delhi, India. It brought together over 270 delegates and guests and was focused on the topic «Natural Gas as a Clean Fuel for India and the World». Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO National Institution for Transforming India “Aayog” and Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry of the Republic of India took part in the opening ceremony of the AGM.

The AGM re-elected Dr. A. B. Miller, Chairman of the Management Committee, PJSC Gazprom, as the IBC President, and Mr. Klaus Schaefer, CEO, Uniper SE, was elected as the IBC Vice President. The forum also re-elected the membership of the IBC Presiding Committee and the Board of Directors.

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