The build-up to Gastech 2015, which will take place in Singapore, has begun 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 Corp., UK Trade & Investment, IE Singapore, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Shell, Government of Western Australia, Keppel Energy, Gazprom Marketing & Trading, and many more.
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.
Anthony Barker, General Manager for BG Gas Marketing Singapore, said: “As Singapore’s exclusive supplier and aggregator of LNG of up to 3 million tpa, BG Group is delighted to be hosting the Gastech Conference and Exhibition here in 2015. 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.”
Jonathan Goh, Director (External Relations) for the EMA, organisers of the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW), said: “We are pleased Gastech will be held in association with SIEW 2015. As one of the leading gas events in the industry, it complements SIEW’s line up of existing programmes which range from upstream oil and gas, renewable energy, technology and financing.”
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, 2000 conference delegates, 500 international, regional and local exhibitors and is firmly established as one the world’s leading LNG and natural gas events.
The 2015 Conference will feature three streams focusing on ‘Commercial’, ‘Marine and Shipping’ and ‘Gas and LNG Technology’ issues. Its invite-only VIP programme brings together over 250 C-Level executives and government ministers, while the Gastech Student Programme and Young Engineers Programme 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.
The 2015 Exhibition will feature zones dedicated to Offshore Technology, LNG Facilities and Infrastructure, and Ports and Marine. Companies confirmed to participate next year include BG Group, ADNOC, Qatar Petroleum, Cheniere Energy Inc, INPEX Corporation, BW Shipping Pte Ltd, Iberdrola, SKK Migas, ExxonMobil, Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd and more. The 2015 event is also supported by the International Enterprise Singapore (IE) and Singapore Tourist Board (STB).
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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