The world’s largest gas, LNG and energy event, Gastech, is set to return to Singapore this September.
Singapore’s major influence as a gas, LNG and energy hub reflects the excitement and positivity driving growth in the region. Gastech 2020 will be held from 8 – 10 September 2020 at the Singapore EXPO and marks 5 years since the event was last in Singapore in 2015.
Conversations at the event last year in September in Houston, revolved around the industry’s commitment and journey towards decarbonisation while delivering energy security across economies. Experts from across the global gas, LNG and energy industries see 2020 as a pivotal year for gas and LNG, and three core themes that arose from discussions included:
- New centres of demands and marked changes in how gas will be utilised by end users.
- Key developments in supply sources and changing market dynamics.
- An increased role for its use in creating a hydrogen economy.
All these underpinned by the rise of new technologies and the fourth industrial age. With Gastech taking place in Asia in 2020, it is apt that that these resonate across the core energy agendas for Asia: energy security, clean energy and opening emerging economies.
The IEA forecasts that demand from Asia is set to power the growth of the industry over the next five years and South East Asia, particularly will contribute to a strong growth in consumption. With Asia driving the demand for energy, Singapore represents a prime opportunity for energy players to convene and drive growth in the region.
“We are thrilled to bring the event back to Asia,” said Nick Ornstien, Vice President Energy for dmg events. “Singapore is one of the most important energy and financial hubs in the world and an epicentre for important players in the gas, LNG and energy space to engage the emerging, buoyant economies of Asia with the rest of the world.”
Gastech, which takes place annually in a different location, is the world’s largest gas, LNG and energy event and draws 35 000 international visitors from across the gas, LNG and energy value chains. Attendees range from heads of states, government officials, ministerial and executive-level people through to management and operational level people as well as students.
“Hosting Gastech for the second time is testament to Singapore’s reputation as a leading business events destination where event planners can draw on our ecosystem of opportunities, networks and ideas. Our strategic location, coupled with a supportive pro-business environment, continues to bring together people and ideas from around the world. We also expect Gastech to strengthen our efforts to position Singapore as a top-of-mind LNG Trading Hub. We look forward to welcoming the event and delegates to Singapore,” said Andrew Phua, Director of Exhibitions and Conferences, Singapore Tourism Board.
Gastech will take place in the Singapore EXPO, across halls 1 to 6. It features an international exhibition alongside its acclaimed conference, with 55 000 m2 of exhibition showcasing innovations and services from 700 exhibitors. Dedicated industry zones will create a focus on key industry sectors and country pavilions will showcase regional companies as well as SMEs.
Reflecting the growth in the region and the increase in interest from exhibitors, the floorplan represents a significant increase in size from previous years and 75% of the exhibition is already sold.
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