Johns Hopkins SAIS to host “Natural Gas in Europe, Finding the Balance between Market and Geopolitical Challenges: A View by Snam” with Snam CEO Marco Alverà on Friday, September 29, 2017

“Natural Gas in Europe, Finding the Balance between Market and Geopolitical Challenges: A View by Snam” with Marco Alverà, CEO of the natural gas infrastructure company Snam, will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
The event will mark the launch of Snam’s inaugural Global Gas Report, prepared in collaboration with the BCG Center for Energy Impact. It is presented by the Dean’s Forum and the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins SAIS.
Marco Alverà
CEO of Snam
Vali Nasr
Dean of Johns Hopkins SAIS
Daniel Hamilton
The Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations
Time and Date
9:45 a.m.-11 a.m.
Friday, September 29, 2017
Johns Hopkins SAIS

Kenney Herter Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can request to cover the event by selecting “Media” on the online registration form. Final media access will be confirmed at least one day prior to the event. Due to limited space, please specify if you would like to record the event by emailing for camera approval. Pre-authorized camera setup will only be permitted from 8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
Mr. Alverà will be available for a limited number of pre-authorized media interviews during his U.S. trip. Please send requests for interviews to
Media Contacts
Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
+1 202.663.5620 office
+1 202.853.7983 mobile
Davide Ciullo
Press Office and Communication Specialist
+39 02.3703.7042 office
About the Speaker
Marco Alverà was named the Chief Executive Officer of Snam, a European leader in the construction and integrated management of natural gas infrastructure, in April 2016. He also serves as Managing Director of Snam Rete Gas and interim Chief Industrial Assets Officer of Snam. He has previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Snam from January to April 2016, and Chairman of the Board of Snam Rete Gas from April 2016 to April 2017.
Alverà began his career in London working in Private Equity and M&A, after earning a degree in Philosophy and Economics from the London School of Economics. In 2000, he founded Italy’s first broadband ADSL company, Netesi. Alverà has worked in the energy and gas industries in various senior roles for Enel, Wind Telecom, Eni, and EUROGAS. He currently serves as President of GasNaturally, board member for S&P Global, and member of the General Council of the Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venice.
About the Center for Transatlantic Relations
The Center for Transatlantic Relations engages international scholars, students, government officials, parliamentarians, journalists, business executives and other opinion leaders on contemporary challenges facing Europe and North America. The goal of the center is to strengthen and reorient transatlantic relations to the dynamics of a globalizing world. It is an integral part of the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), one of America’s leading graduate schools devoted to the study of international relations. Center activities include seminars, policy study groups and research projects, media programs and web-based educational and policy efforts.
For more information, visit or @CTR_SAIS
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For nearly 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
For more information, visit or @SAISHopkins

Monday, September 25, 2017