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Leading gas experts to gather in Croatia

The gas industry has an important positive role to play in the global energy markets, as well as in the energy transition. The cutting-edge program of the 36th International Gas Professionals Meeting aims to ensure understanding and acceptance of the key role of gas and the gas industry in the low-carbon future.

The leading gas conference and exhibition in South-Eastern Europe, organised by the Croatian Gas Centre and Croatian Gas Association (CGA), a member of the International Gas Union (IGU), will be held from 16 to 18 June at the Congress Centre of the Grand Hotel Adriatic in Opatija, Croatia, in accordance with the epidemiological measures which will be on force at that time.

During the three days of the event, the participation of numerous gas and energy experts, more than 60 distinguished lecturers and a significant number of exhibitors from more than 20 countries in Europe and the world is expected. This influential meeting of gas professionals will cover 10 current thematic units, several interactive panel discussions and a poster session. Among those, the organisers are pleased to announce an invited lecture by Mr Andrea Stegher, SVP of the Energy Transition Business Unit of SNAM and future President of the IGU in the mandate from 2025 to 2028 and the current VP of IGU (from 2021 to 2025), who will present the future of gas and gas infrastructure with reference to the European Union.

Ariel Cohen, Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council and Director of ITIC, Energy, Growth and Security Program and founder and CEO of International Market Analysis, will hold an invited lecture on the topic of stopping drilling on the US federal land, which will significantly reduce the amount of gas produced in the United States. Ariel Cohen will try to answer questions about whether this is the end of shale gas, what the consequences of this regulation for the North American, global and European gas industry could be and how it will affect gas prices both globally and in Europe.

There will also be some interesting lectures on the impact of the EU Methane Strategy on the natural gas sector, the future role of renewable gases and the readiness of existing gas systems for new gases. An important part of the upcoming conference will consist of presentations of several professional papers on the regulatory framework for gas exploration and production and new projects and incentives for investment in natural gas exploration and production.

The application of smart technologies in the gas and energy systems, innovations and transfer technologies and their role in the gas industry will also be presented. There will be several lectures and panel discussions on the current situation and trends on the natural gas market and future expectations as well. The development of sustainable transport powered by CNG, LNG and LPG will also be discussed at the conference. Within the eighth thematic unit, participants will gain an insight into the current status and potential development of biogas use in the energy, agricultural and transport sectors. Numerous domestic and foreign experts will present papers on issues related to transport, distribution, storage and consumption in terms of efficiency and safety of the gas system. The upcoming event will also include innovations in legislation, technical regulations and rules of the profession for safe and efficient use of gas and how they are applied in practice. Due to the great interest of energy entities, as a part of the conference program, a poster session will also be held this year, where the papers of numerous experts from various fields of the gas and energy industry will be presented.

Along with the conference, an exhibition of gas equipment and technology will be held, where a respectable number of exhibitors from Croatia and abroad will present advanced technical solutions for the gas and energy industry. The sponsorship of the event provides companies with a unique opportunity to strengthen their position, demonstrate their expertise and new technical solutions for overcoming the challenges of the gas industry.

Discover more than 60 inspiring sessions, round tables and debates on the topics which include the entire natural gas chain, application of new technologies, as well as the crucial challenges which will determine the development of the natural gas market in the near future. Secure your participation and register here!

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