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$quot;We’ve now come to the conclusion of the conference and East meets West. Our objective is to bring people together from all areas of the industrial gases industry and cover all aspects of our Discuss, Debate, Converse theme – we hope that we have succeeded.$quot;

Those are the words of gasworld’s Kevin Murphy, who has now officially closed the Eastern European Conference 2010 to widespread applause.

Titled Industrial Gases: East meets West, the conference has provided a plethora of thought-provoking presentations which explored the trends, dynamics, challenges and above all, potential of the Eastern Europe industrial gas business.

With more than 120 delegates, of which around 45% were natives of the region, the conference has also achieved its fundamental objective – to unite the East and West points of the global industrial gas compass.

Mutual benefit
It was a concept executed extremely well, as key figures from throughout the global gases business came together here in Kiev, Ukraine for the benefit of the region’s flourishing gases scene.

A wealth of opportunities to meet and converse, coupled with strong promotional booth interaction and an insightful, progressive agenda of presentations, has ensured the event was mutually beneficial for all.

After the success and perspicacity of Day One, delegates and speakers alike gathered early this morning for the enterprise and elucidation of Day Two at the Rus Hotel.

Technex’s Igor Voronin, Chairman of Session 4, opened proceeding’s with a smile and said, “I hope everyone is enjoying their stay in Kiev and this will remain in your memory as a good stay in our country.$quot;

Pertinent presentations
CryoGo’s Hannes Rucker then took to the stage to enlighten the audience on the topic of payloads and exactly why making the right decision is so crucial.

He explained, “The theme today is of course, payload. Why is payload important? In the past it has not always been as accurate as it could have been, but it really is.”

“It’s a key decision to invest in an ASU or plant, because once you go for that plant, it is going to be there for a long time. It is a long-term investment. What we do in-between the plant and the customer site is very important.”

Rucker acknowledged the tough financial and economic climate of late and noted how maximising payload can prove so valuable.

“The air gas industry has always been very forward looking, with a great deal of research and development and investment in developing & going forward. But the message is very clear: we need to save costs, we need to become more efficient. And maximising payload is important in achieving that goal.”

“Cryogenic tankers are investment heavy, but will be in your fleet for a long time, so it is crucial to get your investment right. Choosing the right design and the optimum software is part of that decision making.”

Presentations from Roland Wagner of Chart Ferox, Cryostar’s Laurent Reichenshammer, Bruce Holman of Rexarc, Andrey Ruban of Worthington Cylinders GmbH, and Leon Kaelin of Swiss TS all followed, while Weldcoa’s Don Renner concluded the day’s presentations.

Murphy closed the conference and declared, $quot;We’ve now come to the conclusion of the conference and East meets west. We at gasworld sincerely hope that you’ve enjoyed the experience as much as we have. We hope that you have all made many, many friends and met your objectives.$quot;

$quot;Our objective at gasworld conference’s is to bring people together from all areas of the industrial gases industry and we try to cover all aspects of our Discuss, Debate, Converse theme – we hope that we have succeeded.$quot;

$quot;Finally, our thanks go to you – our delegates, for taking the time out to attend and contribute to this thoroughly successful event. Special thanks too, to our East European friends and colleagues, we sincerely hope that we will enjoy your company on many more occasions to come.$quot;

Strong booth participation and interaction has been a key factor to have emerged from the conference, with a distinct sense of cooperation and collaboration in the air throughout the event.

Read a full review of the Eastern Europe Conference 2010 in the upcoming July issue of gasworld magazine. Alternatively, more information can be found vai the dynamic blog and live update section of our website.

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