China to Host World's Largest LNG Conference in 2019

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Nov 15, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)


China to Host World’s Largest LNG Conference
in 2019

04/18/13 Houston, TX

The world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) conference will be held in
Beijing, China in 2019.

The co
organizers of the LNG International Conference


Exhibition, Gas
Technology Institute (GTI), International Gas Union (IGU), and International
Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) announced at LNG17 in Houston, TX that

world’s largest liquefied natural gas conference will be held in Beijing, China
in 209

at the China National Convention Center (CNCC).

David Carroll, GTI President & CEO, IGU Vice President, and LNG17
Steering Committee Chairman, says the international gas industry’s decision
to host LNG19 in China reflects the importance of China as a grow
ing natural
gas market and LNG importer, and the tremendous growth that has occurred
throughout Asia. Notes David, “This is the first time in the history of the LNG
conference series that China has been chosen as a host. The conference win
is a very exciti
ng opportunity and victory for China, and will truly be an
attractive event to the global energy community.”

IGU President, Jerome Ferrier, says with China’s plans to import more LNG to
help support rising domestic demand, LNG19 provides a great opportunit
y to
showcase the country’s LNG industry and applications and share its
enthusiasm and achievements with the rest of the world.

Didier Coulomb, Director of IIR, added that China is active in developing new
uses for LNG as well as having a large scientific
community that has been
working for many years in refrigeration and cryogenics.

The bid to host LNG19 was put forward by Professor An
zhong Gu, Secretary
General of the China LNG Association, who started LNG research in China in
1978. China was selected fr
om among a number of strong candidates.

The LNG conference is held every three years and alternates between
producing and consuming countries. The next LNG conference is scheduled
for Perth, Australia in April 2016.


Gas Technology Institute (GTI)


is a leading research, development and training organization that has
been addressing the nation’s energy and environmental challenges by
developing technology
based solutions for consumers, industry, and
government for over 70 years.

International Gas Union (IGU)

The International Gas Union (IGU) was founded in 1931 and is a worldwide
profit organization aimed at promoting the technical and economic
progress of the gas industry. The U
nion has more than 120 members
worldwide on all continents, representing approximately 95% of the world gas
market. The members of the IGU are national associations and corporations
of the gas industry worldwide. The IGU's working organization covers all
spects of the gas industry from exploration and production, storage, LNG,
distribution and natural gas utilization in all market segments.

International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR)

The International Inst
itute Of Refrigeration (IIR) is the only independent
intergovernmental science and technology based organization which
promotes knowledge of all refrigeration fields from cryogenics to air
conditioning, including liquefied gas, the cold chain, refrigeratio
n processes
and equipment, refrigerants and heat pumps. Key issues addressed by the IIR
include food safety, h-ealth, energy saving and energy efficiency, global
warming and ozone depletion.