All eyes turn to South Korea as KOGAS hosts Gastech 2014

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

Hosted by the Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) 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.

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 3,000km span of nationwide transmission pipeline networks. The Incheon LNG regasification terminal, the largest in the world, is situated in close proximity to the KINTEX and will offer just one of several technical tour opportunities for delegates.

South Korea became the 8th country to join the ‘trillion dollar club’ for global import/export trade and, 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, and Korean shipyards have more than 70% of the world’s planned LNG and gas ships on their order books.

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.