Gastech, the global gas, LNG and energy exhibition and conference, has received the ‘Presidency of Honour’ from King Felipe VI of Spain as the event arrives in Barcelona for its 30th edition.
The ‘Presidency of Honour’ is complemented by an official endorsement from the Spanish Secretary of State for Energy, Daniel Navia Simon. He said: “This major international event will welcome thousands of energy professionals to Spain and will serve as an opportunity to create and encourage dialogues and partnerships between the leading international stakeholders.”
These two endorsements stand as testament to the value of Gastech to the energy community. The conference is well-regarded as a meeting place for upstream, midstream and downstream natural gas and LNG professionals to convene and do business. The 2018 event in Barcelona will bring these professionals together to exchange strategies for driving forward the ever-evolving gas industry.
With global gas demand forecast to surge by as much as 41% over the next two decades, LNG demand is being put at the forefront of this new global ‘dash for gas’ as governments seek cleaner energy solutions to meet national demand.
The investment required in driving such expansion of the global gas and LNG industry could reach a dizzying US$9 trillion, according to Wood Mackenzie, with most of that to be invested in major new infrastructure.
Advances in technology, efficiency and market fluidity and the competitiveness of natural gas is set to drive more customers towards this ‘future friendly’, cheap and clean energy solution. The organisers of Gastech believe the event is uniquely placed at the heart of the conversation, navigating the next steps the industry takes.
Nick Ornstien, Vice President Energy – UK, dmg Global Energy Events said: “As we celebrate the 45th year of Gastech we are extremely honoured to have received these accolades from His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain and the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda of Spain.”
The exhibition will bring together over 700 global exhibiting companies and 30 000 visitors from across the up, mid and downstream gas, LNG and energy industries worldwide.
The conference at Gastech 2018 will also feature extended ministerial and global business leader dialogue setting the scene for far reaching discussion along with the closed-door VIP Programme, LNG Procurement & Trading Forum, Diversity in Energy Programme and Young Gastech. Ministerial sessions include ‘The increasing importance of Gas & LNG in delivering low-carbon, low-cost energy for growth economies’ and CEO panel sessions, ‘The role of gas as a transition fuel & beyond’ and ‘How can EPCs deliver new projects in low-cost, low-margin times?’
Nick Ornstien explained: “Gastech 2018 and its carefully selected programme will reflect the major strategic and technological developments taking place in the industry today.” The conference plans to address many other issues including the burgeoning trading sector, project financing and the interplay between gas and renewable energy in power generation. Gastech 2018 will also address project development, managing emissions, work skills transference, diversity in the workplace and project financial risk management.”
The Gastech Technical Conference has been significantly expanded this year to include upstream exploration and field development, through processing, pipelines and shipping to downstream petrochemicals and power generation. Spanning over 82 technical sessions, the technical conference will offer attendees business critical content spanning the entire value chain.
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