Gastech 2023 concludes, announces Houston as 2024 conference location
(WO) – Gastech 2023 concluded after four days at Singapore EXPO, where delegates, exhibitors, and attendees debated the issues driving the global energy industry and shaping its future. More than 750 exhibiting companies displayed their latest products and innovations to 44,957 energy industry professionals.
From ways to achieve energy security, the potential of hydrogen and multinational collaboration on net zero goals, panelists in Gastech 2023’s program explored the topics making headlines around the world. Attendees aligned on the way forward for the energy transition, including the need to prioritize greenhouse gas emissions reductions, fund vital research and development programs, and give voice to industry priorities in global policy discussions.
During the Strategic Conference sessions, attendees heard from a range of world-renowned speakers, including:
- E. Dr Tan See Leng, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore
- E. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources, Egypt
- Ekperikpe Ekpo, Minister of State Gas, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria
- E. George Papanastasiou, Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry, Cyprus
- E. Bapak Tutuka Ariadji, Deputy Minister, Director General of Oil and Gas, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Indonesia
- Joseph McMonigle, Secretary General, International Energy Forum (IEF)
- Willie L. Phillips, Chairman, U.S. Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC)
Following these critical debates, Governing Body co-chairs commended the strength of this year’s event and its success in creating consensus around the critical role of natural gas, LNG, and hydrogen as key enablers of future energy security and accelerators of the energy transition.
Anne-Sophie Corbeau, Global Research Scholar, Columbia Center for Global Energy Policy, Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, said, “We need coordination and collaboration between the different parts of the industry. This is essential.”
Next year, Gastech will return to Houston from September 17-20, 2024, for the first time since 2019. Known as the Energy Capital of the World, the city is home to companies right across the energy value chain, and some of the world’s largest LNG export facilities, as well as being a hub for innovation and technology.
Michael Heckman, President and CEO of Houston First Corporation, said, “Gastech is a global event that draws tens of thousands of attendees and millions of dollars in economic impact to its host city, and we are incredibly excited to have it in Houston. The conversation around the future of the energy industry is a different one today than it was just five years ago when Gastech was last here. We believe the role Houston is playing in leading the energy transition to a low carbon future makes this an ideal place to host this important global event and we look forward to expanding on the success we had in 2019 when Gastech returns next year.”