Boasting gleaming skyscrapers, colonial architecture, charming locals and a myriad of natural attractions, Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur is one of the top ten most visited cities in the world, last year attracting 12.3 million visitors.

This month it will play host to gasworld’s fourth industrial gas conference in the Asia Pacific region.

Nearly 300 industry professionals from local countries such as Vietnam, Philippines and South Korea, to wider participation from regions such as Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Finland, are beginning to arrive at the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel.

Over the course of the next two days, the conference will explore the emerging trends and opportunities they provide, what’s driving growth and what structural changes are taking place following current mergers and acquisitions.

Under the theme Business Models & Tools for Success, a wide-ranging agenda will provide additional insight into the way technology and business models are shifting in our industry, such as the use of digitisation and automation, and the emergence of the clean energy transition in which industrial gas companies and equipment suppliers can be central to driving a successful development.

Holding a conference in Malaysia is first for gasworld conferences, with three past events in the region held in Singapore in 2012 and 2014 and Thailand in 2016.

The conference informally begins this evening with a welcome reception and first look at the exhibition area with 39 promotional booths.

gasworld CEO and Publisher John Raquet will officially commence proceedings tomorrow accompanied by talks from representatives from Linde, Messer Group, Shanghai Boasteel Gas and AIGA (Asia Industrial Gases Association).

Raquet enthused, “We’re delighted to have nearly 300 representatives from the industrial gas community joining us here at the Renaissance.”

“The next two days aim to take stock of the regional industry, before explaining best practice applications and future trends for growth.”

Conference underway in Kuala Lumpur

Follow the conference

Stay up-to-date with all the latest news, views and developments at the Asia-Pacific 2018 conference via the gasworld website, updated throughout the two-day event.

gasworld will also be tweeting live updates during the conference, which you can follow on Twitter using the hashtag #GWAsia2018.

A full review of the conference will be published in the first print edition of gasworld Global’s 2019 magazine.