By Mimi Brasseur… (September 19, 2019) — The World LPG Association (WLPGA) and Liquid Gas Europe are joining together September 24-27 to bring the largest LPG event in the world, the 32nd World LPG Forum & 2019 European Congress, to Amsterdam. This influential event combines a high-level conference, a major exhibition, and a choice of dedicated small summits and dynamic side events that cover the entire industry.
WORLD LPG FORUM SESSIONS AND EXHIBITION
During the event, delegates will have access to five key sessions that follow the theme of the event and the roundtable session, “Energy in Transition.” “Session 1: Supply in Transition” will look at the supply growth for LPG worldwide. Demand for LPG is also growing at an impressive rate, which will be analyzed during “Session 2: Demand in Transition.” “Session 3: LPG in a Digital World” will discuss the need for the LPG industry to increase its use of the latest digital technologies. In “Session 4: Communications: From Reactive to Proactive,” hear from communications specialists on how the LPG industry can improve its outreach and strengthen its voice throughout the world. Finally, “Session 5: From Transition to Destination: What Does the Future Hold?”, will gather the current and incoming presidents and vice presidents of WLPGA and Liquid Gas Europe to offer their views on the future of LPG.
Between sessions, delegates also have the option to explore the biggest exhibition ever, which will host over 200 exhibiting companies and their booths, including the Autogas Village at the entrance of the venue, which will display LPG cars and tanks.
GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Successful marketing and implementation of new technologies, equipment, and ideas from around the world will be showcased at this global conference dedicated to technology and innovation in the LPG industry. The 12th Global Technology Conference (GTC) will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24.
LPG FOR DEVELOPMENT
The role of LPG in improving health outcomes, in accordance with World Health Organization Guidelines for Emissions Reductions for Health, will be the focus of this event. The third LPG for Development Summit (LPG4Dev), co-organized with the Global LPG Partnership, will take place Sept. 24.
Opportunities for autogas at a global level will be highlighted during the first international Autogas Day. It will provide an exceptional opportunity to hear and share the latest autogas innovations, marketing situations, experiences, as well as networking opportunities. Autogas Day is set for Friday, Sept. 27.
WOMEN IN LPG (WINLPG) KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE
An exceptional opportunity to network with your global peers and a chance to learn more about the positive impact and influence women have on the LPG industry will be offered during this vibrant exchange of best practices. The Women in LPG (WINLPG) Knowledge Exchange will be held Thursday, Sept. 26.
WORLD LPG CHALLENGE ’19
The LPG industry will be engaged in order to solve the proposed challenge for this year: Safety & Training. The World LPG Challenge ’19, a first for the World LPG Forum & European Congress, is a call to companies and startups. The winners will be announced Thursday, Sept. 26, during “Session 3: LPG in the Digital World.”
These are intensive roundtable discussions, separate from the regular sessions, that delegates can register for on a first-come, first-served basis. On Thursday, September 26, three parallel Power Plays are scheduled: “Making LPG the New Marine Alternative Fuel,” “Making Safety Interesting,” and “Taking BioLPG to the Next Level.”
CYBERSECURITY LPG WORKSHOP
This two-part workshop is designed to increase awareness of cyber risk and fill in the knowledge gaps for executive and non-executive and information and non-information technology staff. Delivered and facilitated by HudsonCyber, along with AON, the workshop includes a general cyber risk awareness briefing followed by an interactive exercise.
EXCEPTIONAL ENERGY STAGE
On this stage in the middle of the exhibition area, companies and individuals will present on various subjects on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 25-26. The stage will also host the Snapshots presentations dedicated to LPG in Humanitarian settings, LPG’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals, and the potential for LPG in heating.
A number of outstanding social and networking gatherings will also be held throughout the week. On Sunday, Sept. 22, WLPGA associations can attend the Associations Executive Cocktail. The following day, Monday, Sept. 23, WLPGA and Liquid Gas Europe members are invited to the Members’ Dinner. Tuesday, Sept. 24, is the official opening of the exhibition. Here, delegates can gather together in the exhibition hall for drinks and snacks during the Exhibition Opening Cocktail. Finally, the official event Gala Dinner is being held on Wednesday, Sept. 25, where registered guests are invited to enjoy an elegant dinner in the Concertgebouw.
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Mimi Brasseur is communications assistant for the World LPG Association (WLPGA).