Preliminary programme announced for Gastech 2018
Source: Fifth Ring for Gastech 2018 , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Wed March 7, 2018 10:37 am

INTERNATIONAL. Gastech, the global exhibition and conference at the forefront of the international gas, LNG and energy industries, has announced its preliminary programme ahead of the conference taking place in Barcelona this September, 17-20.

Gastech was delighted to have received the Presidency of Honour from His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain that was further complemented by an official endorsement from the Spanish Secretary of State for Energy, Daniel Navia Simon.

The conference and exhibition, which will be opened by senior representatives from the host consortia, will include four days of panel discussions and presentations from the industry’s key global leaders, addressing the most current gas and LNG issues, whilst also looking into 2019 and beyond.

The multi streamed programme features ministerial and global business dialogue sessions and strategic panel sessions alongside 28 strategic sessions. The newly expanded technical conference, which includes 82 technical sessions, will address the complete value chain from exploration and production through to distribution. It will also highlight new technologies and industry developments.

Gastech conference director Jenny Kelly said: “Gastech has been held around the globe for the past 45 years and this is one of the strongest and most informative programmes to date. Speaking at the event will be some of the industry’s leading influencers and CEOs including Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, CEO, Qatar Petroleum, Luca de Meo, president, SEAT, Maarten Wetselaar, integrated gas and new energies director and member of the executive committee, Royal Dutch Shell, Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee, Gazprom, Lazlo Varro, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency and Steven L Edwards, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Black & Veatch.

“The programme will allow us to hear from government officials and industry bodies as well as looking into the financial aspects of gas and LNG. It will also look to answer some of the key questions raised around the future of gas.”

Gastech 2018 will be the most predominant global gas and LNG event, bringing together upstream, midstream and downstream professionals to convene and do business.

For the first time this year, Gastech will collaborate with the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE), running an upstream/E&P zone in the exhibition as well as contributing to the technical conference stream.

The global professional organisation for geoscientists and engineers will share key insights into various topics including ‘reservoir surveillance technologies applied to gas field production, CO2 sequestration and underground gas storage’, ‘acoustic measurements and laboratory experiments’ and the ‘role of gas in the current energy transition and future energy landscape’.

Jenny added: “We are delighted to be collaborating with EAGE. The new partnership allows us to further strengthen our strategic and technical offering – providing a wealth of knowledge from EAGE’s expert members who are professionally involved in a range of engineering disciplines.

“Alongside our co-location with GPEX 2018, we believe this collaboration will heighten Gastech’s reputation as the world’s leading gas, LNG and energy event and we look forward to a continued relationship with the professional body, EAGE.”

The event spans over 50,000sqm of exhibition space, showcasing over 700 international, regional and local exhibitors while gathering over 30,000 international professionals from across the global gas, LNG and energy industries. Over 3,500 delegates and 1,200 Ministers, government officials, presidents, managing directors, CEOs and chairmen will hear from 350 senior speakers from across all sectors of the industry.

Headline speakers have been released in the preliminary programme and organisers are currently seeking speakers for the strategic and technical conference. Industry professionals who are interested in presenting at the 2018 conference should submit their abstracts before 16 March 2018.

More information can be found on the Gastech 2018 website http://www.gastechevent.com/

 

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1. (above)  Gastech panel discussions
2. (inset)  For illustrative purposes only (File photo)

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 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 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 100 original and insightful sessions tailored to both the strategic and technical communities.

This year, Gastech will also be co-located with GPEX 2018 and is also collaborating with the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE).  Delivering a full programme that addresses the industry's move to a more integrated supply chain.

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.

About dmg :: events
A trusted brand for over 40 years, the Global Energy division of dmg :: events organises many of the world’s most important exhibitions and conferences including the Global Petroleum Show (GPS 12 - 14 June 2018 in Calgary, Canada www.globalpetroleumshow.com) and Gastech (17 - 20 September, 2018 http://www.gastechevent.com) and Abu Dhabi International Petroleum and Exhibition Conference (ADIPEC, 12 - 15 Nov 2018 in Abu Dhabi www.adipec.com).

From the global gas market to the oil sands of Alberta, dmg :: events provide conferences that provoke and educate, and exhibitions that showcase the best products and services that the industry has to offer.

Our events are organised from our offices in London, UK, Singapore and Calgary, Canada. Our staff of dedicated, experienced events professionals is complemented and supported by the large number of industry associations that endorse our events, and by Governing Bodies of industry leaders that guide and shape our conferences.

dmg :: events is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc, one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.

For more information visit www.dmgevents.com.

 

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