(EnergyAsia, March 26, Wednesday) — The organisers of ‘Gastech 2008’ said the 23rd international conference and exhibition for the LNG, LPG and natural gas industries held in Bangkok, Thailand on March 10 to 13 achieved record participation with 300 exhibiting companies and more than11,500 delegates from over 50 countries.

‘Gastech 2008’, hosted by Thai state-owned PTT Group, attracted an unprecedented number of ministers and high ranking officials from overseas including Sheikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa (Advisor to the Prime Minister of Bahrain),  Yahya  (Minister of Energy, Brunei), Emmanuel Olatunde Odusina (Minister of State for Energy (Gas) for Nigeria), Mohammed Al Rumhy (Minister of Oil and Gas, Oman), Mohammad Saleh Al-Sada (Minister of State for Energy and Industry Affairs, Qatar), Khalid Mahfoudh Bahah (Minister of Oil and Minerals, Yemen) and Mohammad Hadi Nejad-Hosseinian (former deputy minister of petroleum, Iran).
‘Fuelling the Future’ a programme for graduating students, which included a sponsorship by ABS, funded students representatives of 11 countries from seven universities to attend a specially tailored Gastech programme.

The programme enabled the students to obtain an overview of the conference and the issues raised, experience the international exhibition, gain insights into the latest key projects, network with the industry players and find out how to become part of the gas industry. 

‘Gastech 2009’, which will be hosted by ADNOC & Group of Companies, will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from May 18 to 21 next year.

Highlights of this year’s event are available on GasTV at www.gastv.tv.