Gastech, the world’s most established gas industry event, to be hosted in Seoul by KOGAS in 2014

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The 27TH Gastech Conference and Exhibition, the global meeting place for energy industry professionals, will take place at the KINTEX Conference & Exhibition Centre in Seoul, South Korea, from 24th -27th March 2014.

Hosted by the Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) – the world’s largest buyer of LNG – Gastech 2014 will bring together thousands of conference delegates, visitors and VIPs, for what promises to be a landmark event for the global gas community as it visits South Korea for the first time.

Gastech is proud to serve the broad and diverse spectrum of the global gas industry. With its roots firmly in gas shipping, the event has evolved to encompass all aspects of the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors.

President and CEO, KOGAS, The Chairman of Korea Gas Union, Mr. Kang Soo Choo, comments:
“We are honoured to be hosting the 27th edition of the Gastech conference and exhibition in Seoul in 2014. As one of the world’s most important gas events, we look forward to welcoming all of the industry’s key players and decision-makers for a four-day event that promises to deliver significant business opportunities and networking at the highest level.

“KOGAS is the single largest LNG importer in the world, as well as the owner and operator of three world-scale LNG regasification terminals, and a 3000km span of nationwide transmission pipeline networks. The Incheon LNG regasification terminal, the largest in the world, is situated in close proximity to the Korea International Exhibition Centre (KINTEX) and will offer just one of several technical tour opportunities for delegates.”

When asked “why South Korea?”, Mark Carr, President of dmg::events, the organisers of Gastech 2014, notes:

“By holding the 27th Gastech in South Korea we will ensure that all of our exhibitors and delegates have an opportunity to forge strong, meaningful relationships and generate opportunities to do business together.

South Korea has just become the 8th country to join the ‘trillion dollar club’ for global import/export trade. In addition to the many major long-term contracts that exist with producing countries including Australia, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, USA, Russia and Yemen, South Korea’s buoyant economy and advanced manufacturing base means demand for gas and LNG continues to rise, KOGAS is actively investing in projects overseas in order to ensure a secure gas supply for the future.

Korean shipyards have more than 70% of the world’s planned LNG and gas ships on their order books, and subsequently award major contracts to suppliers from all around the globe. International EPCs and manufacturers are also involved in a number of new LNG re-gasification terminals and liquefaction plants that are planned or already under construction.”

KINTEX – the Capital’s award-winning conference and events venue
KINTEX is South Korea’s largest exhibition centre, and conveniently located close to the International Airport and the capital city, the venue offers in excess of 100,000m2 of flexible event space, making it Asia’s fifth largest venue.
The recently opened extension and conference facility offer Gastech a state of the art facility in a vibrant and commercially focused city.

For further details and to find out about exhibiting and attending visit www.gastechkorea.com or visit Gastech 2012 in London (8-12 October) to meet the event team and find out more about 2014.

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Notes to Editors:

About KOGAS
KOGAS, an abbreviation for Korea Gas Corporation, was incorporated by the Korean government in 1983. Since its founding, it has grown to become the world's largest LNG importer. As the nation's sole LNG provider, the Corporation is fully committed to providing clean, safe and convenient energy to the people of Korea. In keeping with this mission, KOGAS currently operates three of the world’s largest LNG terminals and a nationwide pipeline network spanning over 3,000km in order to ensure stable supply for the nation.

KOGAS imports LNG from around the world and supplies it to power generation plants, gas-utility companies and city gas companies throughout the country. It produces and supplies natural gas, builds and operates re-gasification facilities and transmission network, and explores, imports and exports natural gas for domestic and overseas markets.

KOGAS received the sovereign credit rating of A1 and A, the highest credit rating ever given to a Korean company by the Moody's and S&P. On the foundation of its accumulated experience and expertise, the Corporation is actively developing new technologies, expanding the scope of businesses, and participating in foreign projects in our efforts to realize our goal of becoming a leading integrated energy company in the world.

About dmg::events
dmg :: events is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.co.uk), one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom. dmg :: events was founded in 1989 and in 20 years has managed exhibitions, conferences and online platforms for many industries in up to 25 countries.

dmg’s Energy events include Gastech, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (APIDEC), the Global Petroleum Show, European Autumn Gas Conference, World Heavy Oil Congress, GO-Expo Gas and Oil Exposition, Oil Sands Tradeshow and Conference, International Pipeline Exhibition, and the Atlantic Canada Petroleum Show.