As the fifth and most eagerly awaited conference yet, delegates from across the globe assembled over the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains and into the heart of Eastern Europe.

Our objective was to bring people together from all areas of the industrial gases industry and cover all aspects of our Discuss, Debate, Converse motto – we hope that we have succeeded.

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.

The conference has now come to an end, but you can access news items and more at the gasworld Blog where the latest breaking news and industry headlines were comprehensively covered.

Presentations and videos from the event will soon be available for download from the gasworld website too, so stay tuned!

Regarded as one of the most promising industrial gas markets in the world, the vast geography of Eastern Europe is plentiful in natural resources. This gasworld Conference offered an insight into the existing business demands and opportunities in Eastern Europe, a region which is sure to experience rapid expansion in the coming years. With wealthy reserves of iron ore, nickel ore, oil and gas, and many other assets, the region offers great opportunity for the industrial gas community. Such prospects are compounded by a need to modernise. Economic transformation has driven the region forward, yet ageing equipment remains and the need exists to implement modern, energy-efficient technologies.