Gastech, the world’s largest exhibition and conference supporting the gas, LNG, hydrogen, and energy industry, will take place in Dubai, from 21 to 23 September 2021, the event’s organisers, DMG Events, announced this week.
Gastech, a key global energy platform with the power to convene world leaders annually in their mission to provide low carbon, affordable energy for all by 2050, will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, supported by the United Arab Emirate’s (UAE) Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, and co-hosted by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Shell and Venture Global LNG.
His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Managing Director and Group CEO of ADNOC, explained that Gastech 2021 is taking place at a crucial time for the energy industry as we begin to navigate the energy transition.
"In this transition, natural gas as well as new zero carbon energy sources such as hydrogen will play important roles in meeting the world’s need for more energy with fewer emissions. ADNOC is already a major producer of hydrogen and we are aiming to drive the UAE’s leadership in creating local and international hydrogen value chains," he said.
Adding: “The UAE, as a major producer and reserves holder of natural gas and a pioneer in Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage, is well-placed to extend its energy leadership in emerging low-carbon fuels. Hosting this year’s edition of Gastech underscores our role in shaping the global energy dialogue and we look forward to advancing the conversation on these topics with our friends and partners.”
Explaining the decision to hold Gastech 2021 in Dubai, Christopher Hudson, President, dmg events, said: “Thanks to its robust, world-leading vaccination programme and well organised testing and travel measures, Dubai is one of the safest and most accessible places in the world to travel to. It is a world-class location with a long and strong track record of successfully hosting major events, making it ideal for the global energy industry, partners, exhibitors and attendees to conduct business.”
DMG Events said it had held multiple conversations with important Gastech stakeholders, the Gastech Governing Body, and participating companies before today’s announcement. Those conversations underlined the need to meet face-to-face, to address both the challenges and opportunities the energy industry faces, including the clear necessity for the industry to respond to the climate challenge, as well as the rapid acceleration of hydrogen as a possible clean source of future energy, and the adoption of CCUS technology as a decarbonisation tool.
Hudson said: “Gastech 2021 will provide the leadership that will enable the gas, LNG, hydrogen, and energy industry to thrive in future energy markets. Alongside the disruptive forces accelerating the transition to cleaner energy, Gastech provides unparalleled opportunities to build the long-term sustainable business relationships required to address climate change issues, and the decarbonisation of energy.”
Gastech 2021 will be attended by more than 25,000 energy industry professionals, including senior decision-makers and thought leaders, and over 400 exhibiting companies, who will set the agenda for the global gas, LNG, hydrogen, and energy industry for decades to come.
The event will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and is supported by the UAE’s Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure.
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