As the Latin American business climate attracts increasing investor attention, interest in the forthcoming gasworld conference in Chile is also heating-up.

After the success of its inaugural conference in the Middle East last December and the authentic African experience of a probing conference in South Africa this summer, gasworld will be bringing the industrial gas fraternity together for an even bigger event in January.

And as the clock sits ticking, it seems there’s no better time to be holding such an eye-catching event.

The gasworld South & Central America Conference will be held in Santiago, Chile from the 13th – 14th January 2009, now just a mere few months away.

With a provisional agenda nearing completion and a number of companies already signing up for the event, interest has been reaching fervent levels, to the delight of Conference Manager Sharon Sandercock.

“It’s a busy and exciting time for gasworld as we look forward to 2009 and our South American Conference. This conference builds on the success of our previous two conferences; Middle East and South Africa, and has been designed to explore the growing demands of the industrial gases industry in South America.”

Opportunity insights
Titled ‘The Challenges Facing the Gas Industry in a Region of Opportunity’, the conference will address the current business demands and opportunities in the South and Central American regions.

These economies and business markers have been experiencing rapid growth of late, with the Latin Business Chronicle reporting increased interest from the German business community in recent years, while a report earlier this year from ICIS news cited demand from the steel and chemical sectors as driving the region’s industrial gas demand.

A number of the major gases companies are believed to be ready to make heavy investment in the South American market.

The gasworld conference in Chile will highlight the driving forces behind such gases demand, while also discussing the opportunities for growth.

Imperative global subjects such as best industry operating practices and safety standards will be addressed too, as well as raising a key question - does South America need a gas association of its own?

Sandercock explains the event’s probing agenda, “We hope that delegates will find our conference thought-provoking and challenging, as we explore the South America market and tackle the key issues our industry faces.”

Intensifying
Interest in the conference, which is to be staged in a dual language English and Spanish format, has been intensifying in recent weeks as those in the industry sign-up to either attend, sponsor or speak at the event.

A programme or agenda is nearing completion, outlining the key topics for discussion and a preliminary timetable for these, including a Pre-Conference registration evening scheduled for the 12th January and consisting of an informal BBQ and cocktail party.

Earlybird hopefuls are reminded that the book and pay offer of 25% off the full delegate fee ends on 14th November, while sponsorship opportunities are already attracting the confirmed attention of a number of parties.

For more information about the event, contact Conference Manager Sharon Sandercock at Sharon.sandecock@gasworld.com or call +44(0)1872 225031.