LNG 18 Take aways and what to expect at LNG 2019
LNG 18 stirred up topical discussions, created ideal opportunities for business, and attracted high-level participation.
The event highlights included the Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, presenting during the Welcome Reception, the Opening Plenary Session with the three CEOs from Chevron, Shell and Woodside, the Thought Leadership Lunches where Australian Ministers and renowned industry professionals made inspiring speeches, a Closing Ceremony including thought-provoking reflections on the weeklong event, and a fantastic exhibition.
Mr Grant King, Chairman of the LNG 18 National Organising Committee, said: “It has been a truly amazing and wonderful week ﬁlled with insightful discussion in the programme sessions and ample opportunities to network with thousands of industry colleagues during the superb social events.”
The baton has now officially been handed over to the LNG 2019 team and the Shanghai event will follow the well-established model of this long running LNG conference.
“It’s a great honour to have been selected to host the conference,” commented Prof An-Zhong Gu, Chairman of the LNG 2019 National Organising Committee, “and we are very happy that is it also being supported by the Shanghai Municipal government.”
Shanghai plays a very important role in China’s LNG industry because of its LNG terminals and its large ship-building capacity. As China’s economic centre and LNG industry pioneer, the City has been engaged in constant efforts to complete LNG development systems and become a major LNG hub. Shanghai Municipal government attaches great importance to the development of clean energy, with many polices being introduced and financial subsidies providing support to the LNG industry.
The emphasis on reducing pollution is driving the demand for LNG in China. The timing is ideal given the environmental, legal and political developments. For example China’s Ministry of Transport released its Ship and Port Pollution Prevention Special Action Plan (2015-2020), the aim being to reduce sulphur and nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 65 percent in some of China’s major ports. A regulation that has been recently introduced in emission control areas (ECAs) places a cap on the sulphur content of fuel oil in the ECAs at 0.5 percent in order to help achieve this goal.
Long-haul transport is also starting to change from diesel to natural gas for trucks and buses; China is leading the way in the transportation sector and rapidly increasing the number of LNG fuelling stations.
Although the LNG 2019 event programme is still in the early planning stages, the aim is to attract over 11,000 attendees, not only senior LNG industry decision-makers but also a large number of Chinese LNG customer groups.
At LNG 18’s closing ceremony, Dr Nirmal Chatterjee, the event’s Programme Committee Chairman, said “Three years from now we will meet in Shanghai, I know and you know that we will have many scenarios and most of them will be wrong, but we also know this — it will be different and it will be exciting.”
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About LNG 2019
The 19th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas is presented by the IGU, GTI and IIR and is the only LNG event conducted by the industry for the industry.
Supported by the Shanghai Government and hosted by China LNG Association (CLNGA), China Gas Society (CGS), The Chinese Association of Refrigeration (CAR) and China Gas Association (CGA), it will be the biggest LNG event ever to be held in China.
LNG 2019 features the largest number and highest level of LNG industry leaders. From 1-5 April 2019 Shanghai will host over 11,000 attendees and 350 exhibitors representing 550 companies from more than 80 countries.
About the Owners
The International Gas Union (IGU) was founded in 1931 and is a worldwide non-profit organisation. The members of the IGU are associations and corporations which represent over 95% of the global gas market. www.igu.org
Gas Technology Institute (GTI) is a leading research, development and training organisation addressing energy and environmental challenges to enable a secure, abundant, and affordable energy future. www.gastechnology.org
The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) is an independent intergovernmental science and technology based organisation which promotes knowledge of refrigeration and associated technologies that improve quality of life in a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable manner. www.iifiir.org
Useful links and information
Visit our website – www.lng2019.org
Download the brochure – http://bit.ly/1VC9YGN
Victoria J. Jolly Head of Marketing, CWC Solutions,