13-02-2018 / redazione watergas.it
ROYAL AND MINISTERIAL ENDORSEMENTS FOR GASTECH 2018
Gastech, the global exhibition and conference at the forefront of the international gas, LNG and energy industries, is delighted to have received the Presidency of Honour from His Majesty 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, The Honourable Minister Daniel Navia Simon. He quoted: “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 regarded as the most significant 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 per cent 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. Gastech 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 the best business critical content spanning the entire value chain.
Organisers are currently seeking submissions for the strategic and technical conference. Industry professionals who are interested in presenting at the 2018 conference can now submit their abstracts online:
About Gastech 2018
Gastech exhibition and conference; Spain, Fira Gran Via, Barcelona;
17-20 September 2018; www.gastechevent.com
For more than 45 years the Gastech exhibition and conference has been at the forefront of the international gas, LNG and energy industries. The world-renowned event is regarded as the most significant meeting place for upstream, midstream and downstream gas and LNG professionals to convene and do business.
Gastech 2018 will be co-located with the Global Power & Energy Exhibition (GPEX). Building a resilient and integrated energy market across Europe and beyond is a priority for energy producers and distributors. Natural gas and renewables will be the winners in power generation and this co-location will bring the two communities together, under one roof, to enhance the integrated energy dialogue and promote collaborative opportunities across the energy value chain.
Gastech 2018 will explore the new demand centres for gas focus, the challenges in the gas sector in Spain & beyond and many other issues including the burgeoning trading sector, project financing, the interplay between gas and renewable energy in power generation, project development, managing emissions and project financial risk management.
The event will also feature extended ministerial and global business leader dialogue, the Diversity in Energy programme, Young Gastech and the closed-door VIP Programme and LNG Procurement & Trading Forum.
The Gastech 2018 conference programme reflects the major strategic and technological developments currently taking place in the industry today. The programme is developed in consultation with the Gastech Governing Body – a senior, select group of around 70 industry professionals, representing the full global gas & LNG supply chains and features almost 100original and insightful sessions tailored to both the strategic and technical communities.
Central to the debate will be the future role of gas in the global energy mix as countries move to honour the commitments made in the Paris Agreement and in the context of a world impacted by disruptive events and technologies.
The conference includes an extensive range of strategic and technical sessions:
- Contracting, Pricing & Trading of Gas & LNG
- Emerging Customer Markets Spotlights
- Global Gas & LNG Projects – Progress & Updates
- Corporate Risk, CSR & Local Content
- Gas Policy, Markets & Regulation: On Shifting Sands
- The Emergence of the New Era Gas Customer
- Gas & LNG markets within the EU
- Gas & LNG as Transportation Fuels
- Consumer Spotlights: India & China’s Expanding Gas & LNG Markets
- Floating Storage & Regasification Units (FSRU)
- North American Shale to Export
- COP 21 & the Impact on Hydrocarbons Industries
- Future Financing of Gas & LNG Projects
- The Electricity Generation Revolution
- The Electricity Generation Revolution
- Natural Gas / LNG for Fuel
- Upstream Field Development, Exploration, Production & Planning
- LNG to Power
- Gas Processing Technology
- Small Scale LNG / LNG powered vehicles
- Advances in Equipment / Technology
- Health, Safety, Security & Environment
- Engineering, Procurement & Construction
- Carbon Capture and Storage
- Operations, Maintenance & Integrity Management
- Floating LNG – Liquefaction
- Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines & Storage
- Floating LNG – Regasification
- Gas to Liquids
A call for papers is currently underway and industry professionals who are interested in presenting at the 2018 conference can now submit their abstracts.
About GPEX 2018
Global Power & Energy Exhibition (GPEX); Spain, Fira Gran Via, Barcelona;
17-20 September 2018 www.gpexevent.com.
GPEX, which is co-located with Gastech in its inaugural year, will bring the global power and energy community together, to provide a platform to share expert knowledge, develop partnerships and showcase enabling and disruptive technologies, providing viable solutions for businesses adapting to the energy transition.
For more information visit www.dmgevents.com.