Gastech, the world’s foremost exhibition and conference supporting the gas, LNG, hydrogen, and energy industry will open its doors in Dubai tomorrow, Tuesday 21 September, bringing together 15,000 global industry professionals live and in-person, for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Running until Thursday 23 September, Gastech 2021 will feature three days of influential strategic conference and technical sessions and an industry leading exhibition, enabling the gas, LNG, hydrogen, and energy industry to engage face-to-face with the challenges of environmental agendas, leveraging technology and new ways of working to match changing market requirements.
His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company will deliver the official Ministerial welcome address.
As part of Gastech 2021’s Opening Ceremony, a Ministerial Panel will share insights into the role of natural gas in the energy transition, the hydrogen economy and what actions are needed to meet the growing demand for energy and cleaner fuels. Participating in the panel session will be H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure; H.E. Eng Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Qatar’s Minister of State for Energy Affairs and President and Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Petroleum; H.E. Dr. Alparslan Bayraktar, Deputy Minister of Energy & Natural Resources, Turkey; H.E. Arifin Tasrif, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia and H.E. Mohammad Barkindo Sanusi, Secretary-General, OPEC.
Christopher Hudson, President, dmg events, organisers of Gastech, said: “Gastech 2021’s Strategic Conference will address the hard facts about the transition to net-zero carbon emissions and the enormous challenge the industry, regulators and end users will have to embrace to meet the commitments of the Paris Accord on climate change mitigation and support the industry leadership in drawing up the road map to a carbon neutral and sustainable future. At the same time, Gastech’s exhibition will showcase the latest digital technology and solutions that will positively impact gas, LNG, hydrogen, and energy industry operations for years to come.”
This year’s Gastech Strategic Conference will bring together over 300 government ministers, energy industry leaders, policymakers, and key customers to map out a future low-emission landscape. Key topics to be discussed include decarbonisation and emissions management; financing and project investment; adapting business models in a post-Covid world; integrated energy suppliers; gas and LNG supply and demand dynamics; the potential for hydrogen to play a key role during the energy transition; diversification of the future workforce; trading, contracting and pricing; EPC and project progress/updates and climate policies and the role for gas.
Among those speaking during the strategic conference programme will be H.E Chief Timipre Sylva, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources; H.E. Tawfiq e-Elahi Chowdhuri, Bangladesh’s Energy Minister; H.E. João Galamba, Portugal’s State Secretary for Energy; H.E. Udaya Gammanpila, Sri Lanka’s Minister of Energy and H.E. Parviz Shahbazov, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Energy.
Taking place simultaneously, the Gastech Technical Conference features five learning streams – Hydrogen; Marine; EPC and Project; Processing and AI and Technology. The programme will provide multiple opportunities for working professionals to learn from 150+ of the world’s leading energy engineers as they present the latest technological breakthroughs and market opportunities for the industry.
Gastech 2021, will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and is supported by the UAE’s Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure. Co-hosted by ADNOC, Shell, and Venture Global LNG, it will provide a platform for senior decision-makers and energy industry thought leaders to debate and share knowledge on the industry’s mission to provide a carbon neutral, affordable energy future, for all, by 2050.
Taking place alongside Gastech 2021 will be the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) enabling visitors to attend both events’ exhibitions without the need to register twice.