World's longest running gas and LNG exhibition starts today

Today, oil and gas Supermajors, senior policymakers and key industry executives will gather at the Gastech Exhibition and Conference in Tokyo, Japan. The four-day event will assist attendees from the up, mid and downstream natural gas and LNG (liquified natural gas) sector to discover new solutions, ideas and business connections.

Hosted by 10 of Japan’s major companies, whose disciplines span the energy value chain, the Gastech 2017 Consortium Members consist of senior executives from Tokyo Gas, JERA, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsui & Co., INPEX Corporation, ITOCHU Corporation, Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd (JAPEX), JX Nippon Oil & Energy, Marubeni Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation.

The summit has attracted heavyweight global energy companies such as Shell, BP and ExxonMobil, Government ministers and business leaders. The exhibition will feature over 600 exhibitors from all sectors of the energy industry, and is expecting 25,000 attendees over four days.

Emerging Markets and Health & Safety among conference topics

The conference will be separated into technical and commercial disciplines and will feature 200 speakers from companies including JERA, ENI, Shell, Mitsubishi and Chevron. The multi-streamed conference programme consists of sessions led by industry experts and will explore topics such as: ‘The Global LNG Market in 2025,’ ‘Gas Market Reform,’ ‘Emerging Markets’ and ‘Health, Safety & Environment: Asset Infrastructure.’

The four-day conference will also play host to four specialist events: VIP Programme, Gastech Women in Energy, LNG Procurement Forum and Young Gastech. The programmes will feature tailored content and networking opportunities for the specific industry groups.

Nobuo Tanaka, Japan Gastech Consortium Chairman commented: “We look forward to hosting this prestigious international event and bringing the international energy industry to Japan. Gastech’s diverse programme is shaped by energy professionals to deliver outstanding insight, and create exceptional networking and new business opportunities, whilst ensuring a robust return-on-investment.”

This year’s edition of Gastech will bring together the key players from various sectors and will provide opportunities to discuss the key trends and policies that will affect the gas market and LNG industry during what the organisers call a "pivotal time".