World’s Largest Gas & LNG Event Announces Return to Europe in 2018

Lisbon, Portugal,
31 October 2016

CERN has a significant upgrade programme, the High Luminosity (HiLumi) LHC project which is taking place over the next decade.

CERN are organising industry events to promote the HiLumi project. The 2nd HiLumi Industry Day will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on the 31 October 2016, jointly organised by CERN and FCT. Following on from this the 3rd HL-LHC Industry Day, jointly organised by CERN and STFC, will take place in Warrington, UK on 30 March 2017. 

These events follow on from the previous industrial workshop “HiLumi LHC goes to Industry” held at CERN in June 2015. At the event companies will meet with HiLumi Project Engineers and learn about the upcoming challenges and future procurement opportunities. The day is structured with presentations in the morning and business to business meetings in the afternoon.

CERN are looking for companies in the fields of:

  • Superconductivity
  • Cryogenics
  • Power electronics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Ultra-high vacuum
  • Radiofrequency
  • Civil engineering

Registration for the Portugal HiLumi Industry Day is now open and the deadline to register is Friday 30 September 2016. For more information about the event and to register, please visit the HiLumi Industry Day website here: https://indico.cern.ch/event/557233/

Please note CERN reserves the right to accept or not your registration. Only companies from CERN member states will be eligible to attend and a maximum of two representatives per company will be accepted as places are limited. Companies who register will receive confirmation of their participation by Friday 7 October 2016.

The registration for the UK event is not yet open.  It will take place in Warrington on Thursday 30 March 2017 and more information will be available in due course. 

You can find more information about the HiLumi Project on the HiLumi Industry page and the HiLumi LinkedIn page.


PRESS RELEASE: World’s Largest Gas & LNG Event Announces Return to Europe in 2018

Gastech Exhibition & Conference 2018, 17-20 September 2018, Fira Barcelona, Gran Via Venue

Barcelona, Spain has been announced as host city to the world’s largest natural gas & liquefied natural gas (LNG) event – the Gastech Exhibition & Conference – when it will return to Europe between 17-20 September 2018, at the Fira Barcelona, Gran Via Venue.

Hosted by a Consortium of Spain’s leading energy stakeholders including Enágas, Gas Natural Fenosa, Repsol – and endorsed by the national gas association, Sedigas – the event (now in its 45th year) returns to Europe after the last three editions were hosted in Asia, reflecting the importance that Gastech places on representing the global gas & LNG industries.

Global LNG demand outlook has revived and forecasts estimate that by 2026 global demand will grow by 50%, to around 430 million tonnes (source: Wood Mackenzie). Further robust growth in Asia, keenly propped up by Indian and Chinese demand, will continue to see increased requirements and improved flexibility across the LNG business. Gastech arrives in Spain at a time of considerable resurgence for the European gas & LNG sectors. Antoni Peris, the President of the Spanish national gas association, Sedigas, comments: “It will be a great pleasure for us to host the 30th edition of the Gastech Exhibition & Conference in Spain. This event has proven to be of great relevance when addressing issues around the global gas and LNG industry. Furthermore, the recent creation of an organized gas market in Spain, Mibgas – and its aim to become an LNG European hub – attests the promising future the Spanish Gas Industry has”.

European LNG imports are poised for a second year of growth following years of decline from 2011 to 2015, buoying the LNG market. Marcelino Oreja, the Chief Executive Officer of Enagás states: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome the world’s largest meeting place for the global gas and LNG industry to Barcelona in 2018. With almost 50 years’ experience in the industry since the construction of Barcelona LNG terminal, pioneer in Europe, Enagás is one of the companies with the most LNG terminals in the world. In the Europe-led transition towards a low-carbon energy model, natural gas plays an essential role as a low emissions source. This fact is a perfect opportunity for our sector.”

Rafael Villaseca, the Chief Executive Officer of Gas Natural Fenosa, also notes: “Gas Natural Fenosa, as pioneer multinational founded in 1843, is keen to host such a prestigious event next year. It is important primarily for companies across the world to share experiences, innovate and move the gas industry forward. We also believe this is a unique opportunity for Barcelona and for Spain to be at the forefront of our sector.”

Gastech will bring a multitude of markets together to discuss business. The Chairman of Repsol, Antonio Brufau, remarks: “We are honoured to host the 30th edition of the Gastech Exhibition & Conference in Barcelona in 2018; a platform that will provide companies who operate across the up, mid and downstream sectors of the gas and LNG supply chain with the opportunity to meet with and influence highly-focused international decision-makers and buyers.”

Contact the Gastech 2018 team today for further details.

About Gastech:
Gastech is the world’s leading gas and LNG conference and exhibition, enabling over 25,000 commercial experts and technical innovators from the up, mid and downstream sectors of the supply chain to discover business-changing insights, explore innovative solutions and build profitable business connections.

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