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Gastech picks Singapore as 2015 host, selects Hydrocarbon Processing for show daily

05.15.2014  |  HP News

The selection of Singapore as the Gastech 2015 site reflects the country’s growing strategic importance as a regional hub for the Asian gas market, according to Gastech officials.

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Gastech, known as one of the world’s largest and most prestigious LNG and natural gas conferences and exhibitions, is coming to Singapore in 2015, the group announced on Thursday.

The move reflects the country’s growing strategic importance as a regional hub for the Asian gas market, according to Gastech officials.

The build-up started with a launch event hosted by dmg :: events, BG Group and the Energy Market Authority. The launch attracted over 200 VIPs and stakeholders from the gas industry including representatives from Chevron, Eon, the High Commission of Canada, Pavilion Energy, Singapore LNG, UK Trade & Investment, IE Singapore, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Shell, Government of Western Australia, Keppel Energy, Gazprom Marketing & Trading, and many more.

At the announcement, officials also confirmed that Hydrocarbon Processing will once again produce the show daily newspaper for the four-day event.

“We are proud to be bringing Gastech 2015 to Singapore in October next year," said Matthew Meredith, executive vice president for dmg :: events (UK) Ltd, the organisers for Gastech. "After a successful partnership in London in 2012, we are pleased to be working once again with BG Group on what is already shaping up to be our biggest Gastech so far – 75% of the exhibit space has already been reserved.”

As Singapore celebrates its 50-year anniversary, it seeks to play an increasingly important role in the Asian gas industry, and with BG Group’s close affiliation with the region, Gastech 2015 arrives in Singapore at a pivotal time for the industry.

“As Singapore’s exclusive supplier and aggregator of LNG of up to 3 million tonnes per annum, BG Group is delighted to be hosting the Gastech Conference and Exhibition here in 2015," said Anthony Barker, general manager for BG Gas Marketing. "The long-term importance of Asia’s gas markets was one of the reasons why BG Group recently moved the centre of our global LNG and oil marketing business to Singapore, so it is particularly fitting that one of the most important LNG conferences in the world should take place here next year.

“We look forward to welcoming all of the industry’s key players to Gastech in October 2015 and participating in some interesting discussions and debates on the future of the global and regional LNG market," he added.

Held every 18 months, Gastech brings together the international gas community to discuss the key commercial and technical issues affecting the industry.

The event attracts over 20,000 international visitors, 2,000 conference delegates, 500 international, regional and local exhibitors and is firmly established as one the world’s leading LNG and natural gas events.

Gastech also brings the industry together through its conference program, international exhibition and other show features. The 2015 conference will feature 3 streams focusing on Commercial, Marine & Shipping and Gas & LNG Technology issues.

Additionally, its invite-only VIP program brings together over 250 C-Level executives and government ministers, while the Gastech student program and young engineers program gathers over 150 of the best international students and pre-qualified young professionals to learn and network with people working across all areas of the industry.

At the exhibition, visitors are offered free technical seminars at the Centres of Technical Excellence (CoTEs) – a platform for experts to present the latest technologies across three specific industry sectors.

For more information about Gastech, visit www.gastechsingapore.com.



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