World's Leading Gas Industry Event hits Korea in 2014

Top Quote Featuring a Korean Pavilion highlighting national participation and providing free seminars on innovations in gas technologies, space at the exhibition is nearly sold out. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 06, 2013 - SEOUL, Korea - The Korea Gas Corporation ('KOGAS') will next year host Gastech 2014, the world's largest natural gas & liquefied natural gas (LNG) event, at the KINTEX international centre in Seoul, Korea between 24-27 March. The Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and Minister of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE) have also confirmed their support of the event.

    More than 15,000 visitors are expected to visit the 300 major international and Korean energy industry companies exhibiting - representing engineering and technology leaders from across the up, mid and downstream supply spectrum. The only international gas & LNG event to be supported by all six 'supermajor' international oil companies (Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Total and ConocoPhillips), Gastech also welcomes the leading international suppliers and consumers of gas & LNG, with major engineering contractors, services companies and technology innovators all present in support. Other global leaders supporting Gastech include: Qatargas, Rasgas, Gazprom, Rosneft, BG Group, GDF SUEZ, Bechtel, KBR, Chiyoda, GAIL India, PTT, Petrobras, Pertamina, ENI and many more.

    There will be a major Korean presence in the exhibition with all of Korea's most prominent companies in the energy and shipping space represented at the highest levels. Leaders include Gastech 2014 hosts, KOGAS, plus Samsung Heavy Industries, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Hanjin Heavy Industries, STX, SK Engineering, GS Energy, GS Power and more.

    Also of major interest to international companies will be the 'Korean Pavillion', an innovative central space dedicated to showcasing the best Korean technology and manufacturing firms to the international visitors. 19 companies will be present to showcase the very best that Korea has to offer, with companies such as Gastron Co. Ltd, Wonil T&I Co. Ltd, Daeyang Electric Co. Ltd, Youngkook Electronics, Korea Unicom Valve and more. Additional small and midscale Korean companies such Korval, Hyunwoo, KangRim Insulation and Young Tech have also confirmed their attendance at the event.

    Another special element to the Gastech Exhibition is the unique offering it provides visitors; over 60 free-to-attend seminar theatres that deliver presentations on the very latest international technology in the gas & LNG industry. The 'Centres of Technical Excellence' will welcome knowledge sharing from key companies involved in: Offshore & Subsea Technology, Pipeline Infrastructure, Health Safety Security & Environment, Natural Gas Vehicles, LNG & Gas Carrier Ship Technology, Power Generation, LNG Fuel Technology, Liquefaction and GTL/NGL Technology. Experts from global technology leaders that are presenting at the seminar theatres include KOGAS, Worley Parsons, Baker Hughes, Air Products, Woodside Energy, and Wartsila, among others.

    Gastech's Event Director, Mr Paul Sinclair, remarks, "We are delighted with the overwhelming exhibitor response to Gastech 2014. This reflects the record that Gastech has established in its 42-year history of attracting executive visitors from around the world. The hosting of Gastech in Korea provides our international exhibitors with the platform to connect with leading buying and procurement teams from some of Korea's and Asia's leading energy companies, while providing an opportunity for Korean businesses to meet global gas industry players."

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