The WGC 2018 team is delighted to announce the first line-up of keynote speakers for the 27th World Gas Conference (WGC 2018), which will be held in Washington D.C., on 25-29 June 2018.
Among the growing list of keynote speakers are CEOs of international energy companies, global gas experts, distinguished energy officials, policy makers and government representatives from across the globe.
The theme for WGC 2018 is “Fueling the Future” and it communicates the important future role for natural gas as a critical source of energy that is clean, abundant, economical and sustainable.
“We are excited and pleased that so many CEOs and influential leaders from the global gas industry have already committed to speak at WGC 2018. Their experience and leadership in the international gas market will allow for critical and insightful discussions at the 27th World Gas Conference.” commented Jay Copan, Executive Director, WGC 2018. “WGC 2018 will be the culmination of our three-year USA Presidency of the International Gas Union (IGU) and will reflect the focus we have had during this triennium to raise the global voice of gas. Having WGC 2018 in Washington D.C., provides a unique opportunity for industry leaders and global policy makers to meet together and discuss and debate the future role for natural gas.”
With 16 months of exciting developments still to come, the event promises to be an unmissable opportunity.
Owned by the IGU and conducted for more than 85 years, the event is the largest gathering of individuals associated with the gas industry across the globe. It is the first time ever that the World Gas Conference will be held in a country that is both the largest producer and consumer of natural gas. With the American Gas Association (AGA) serving as the host industry association, the event is, expected to draw more than 12,000 representatives of the gas industry, policy makers, customers, NGOs, media, members of the financial community, and others will be in attendance. The conference will include some 500 speakers addressing the most topical strategic, commercial and technical issues facing the international gas industry. Over 350 energy and energy-related companies will host stands in the 40,000 square metre exhibition – the largest gas industry exhibition ever held.
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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 25-29 June 2018, Washington DC is expected to host 12,000 attendees, 500 speakers and 350 exhibitors, representing more than 600 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
About the Owners and Hosts of WGC 2018
International Gas Union (IGU)
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 97% of the global gas market. For more information: www.igu.org
American Gas Association (AGA)
The American Gas Association (AGA) was selected to hold the Presidency of the International Gas Union (IGU) from 2015-2018, culminating in hosting the 27th World Gas Conference (WGC2018) in Washington, D.C. in June 2018.
The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. There are more than 73 million residential, commercial and industrial natural gas customers in the U.S., of which 95 percent — more than 69 million customers — receive their gas from AGA members. Today, natural gas meets more than one-fourth of the United States’ energy needs.
WGC 2018 will be held in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the founding of AGA.
For more information: www.aga.org
Victoria J. Jolly
Head of Marketing
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