The Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel in Malaysia is the venue for gasworld’s fourth conference in the Asia-Pacific region this December, where the focus will be on new and existing industrial gas markets alike – and how companies can maximise the opportunities at their disposal.

To be held from 3rd to 5th December (2018), the conference will explore what’s driving growth, what structural changes are taking place following current mergers and acquisitions, and the emerging trends and opportunities they provide. 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.

The Asia-Pacific Industrial Gas Conference 2018 will, therefore, tackle many of the topics industrial gas professionals are talking about within their companies today – through a carefully crafted forum of pointed panel sessions, knowledgeable speakers, and engaging Q&A opportunities. All of which will provide the platform for insightful debate and unmissable networking opportunities.

Confirmed speakers and session chairs include:

  • John Raquet – CEO and Publisher, gasworld
  • Tim Evison – Messer Consulting Singapore, Messer Group
  • Bernard Dhainaut – Vice-President for South East Asia and Pacific, Air Liquide
  • Ravin Mirchandani – Director, Mack Valves
  • Doug O’Dell – Vice-President of Sales, TrackAbout
  • Henning Lyager – Sales Manager Distribution Channels Asia, Cold Jet
  • Ian Davies – Managing Director, Industrial Gas Project House (IGPH).


These speakers and their fellow participants will cover topics including:

  • Trading industrial gases in Asia
  • Industrial gas safety and security
  • Cylinder testing and operational safety
  • Digitisation of gases
  • Use of smartphones/tablets for running your business
  • Dry ice production and supply.

Other topics on the agenda in Kuala Lumpur this December will also include:

  • Building a sustainable industrial gas business
  • Global helium update and future impact
  • Hydrogen – mobile markets and solutions
  • Carbon dioxide – the untapped potential
  • Specialty gases – make vs buy
  • Smart logistics telematics
  • Micro/mini bulk uses and practices
  • Cylinders, bundles and pressures.

Such an agenda will therefore deliver a striking balance between the traditional growth drivers that are thriving in these younger economies in the Asia-Pacific region, and the newer, inescapable trends that are actively driving change globally. Presentations from key industry executives and thought leaders will help delegates to assess the impact of the important changes facing the South East Asian industrial gas business.

As well as the conference itself, the event will continue to inform and educate delegates through its dedicated Exhibition Booth Programme, in which companies will share their latest technologies and practices. The booth programme, which encompasses 40 promotional booths and is already almost sold out, also provides a platform to engage in further meaningful networking opportunities.

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Features and benefits

  • A 2.5 day program featuring a wide-ranging agenda
  • Senior speakers and participants from the biggest gas producers, distributors and equipment manufacturers – a who’s who of the global industry
  • More content than ever, covering key topics on operational and strategic issues in these fields
  • Dinner, drinks and networking with over 250 key players from around the world
  • Everyone you need to meet to get your business ahead – all in a single location.

For more information, including the promotional booth plan and ways to attend, visit