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A Call for Abstracts: World Gas Conference 2018

Blog Post created by katie.mehnert Champion on Aug 1, 2017

The World Gas Conference, the largest and most prestigious global gas event, will be held in Washington, DC June 2018. WGC has been held throughout the world since 1931 and garners unrivaled industry support and exceptional participation.  

 

This will be the first time in 30 years that the conference is coming to the United States.  It is also the first time it will be held in a country that is simultaneously the largest producer and consumer of natural gas. The American Gas Association is serving as the host industry association and the event is expected to draw more than 12,000 representatives from the gas industry including business leaders, policy makers, customers, NGOs, media and members of the global financial community.

 

Under the theme "Fueling the Future," the event aims to solidify the pivotal role of natural gas as a critical source of energy that is clean, abundant, economical and sustainable. Through business-critical gas industry content, delivered by 500 high-level speakers, the conference will address the latest developments in policy, strategy and technology challenges and opportunities in the global gas industry. More than 1,000 industry specialists from the International Gas Union’s (IGU) 11 committees and two task forces work to prepare a program that is unique amongst global gas event. 

 

With one year to go, more than 40 global energy industry leaders are confirmed as keynote speakers. The Call for Abstracts presents an opportunity for industry professionals worldwide to be part of the official four-day conference program and showcase their expertise to the global gas industry. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the IGU committees and selected for presentation at the conference. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is September 1, 2017.

 

With five female keynote speakers already confirmed, WGC 2018 is focusing on the engagement of women throughout the conference at every level, as well as featuring sessions solely dedicated to furthering women’s advancement in leadership in the gas industry.

 

“Your voice is needed to help shape the future of natural gas. The World Gas Conference is the premier conversation about our industry and the time to bring new ideas and different perspectives to the forefront,” said Kimberly Harris, President and CEO of Puget Sound Energy and 2018 Chair of the American Gas Association.

 

About WGC 2018

 

The 27th World Gas Conference is the leading global gas industry event and is the definitive gathering of influential leaders, buyers and sellers, policy-makers and experts from around the world.  You will hear critical business insights and lively debates on the most topical issues facing the global gas industry today and in the future.

 

From June 25-29, 2018, Washington DC is expected to host 12,000 attendees, 500 speakers and 350 exhibiting companies from 100 countries.

 

Presented by the International Gas Union (IGU), this is the largest and most high-profile gas event that is conducted by the industry for the industry.

 

For more information: www.wgc2018.com

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