gasworld’s 3rd African Industrial Gas Conference. Entitled: Future Investment And The Supply Chain

May 20-22, 2013 | Indaba Hotel & Conference Centre, Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa

gasworld was thrilled to host its first conference of 2013 in the beautiful African Continent.

Since 2007 gasworld has visited the African region on two separate occasions, each time bringing together a successful gathering of African and international industrial gas and equipment companies.  As an emerging region previous agendas provided our industry decision makers with great knowledge and expertise regarding the challenges and prospects across the continent:

‘The African Continent: Meeting the Challenges of Supply’ - December 2008; Johannesburg, South Africa

‘African Gases Conference: Realising the Growth Opportunity’ - December 2010; Nairobi, Kenya

As gasworld’s third African conference we returned to support the regions’ industrial gas community through providing a unique platform to discuss, debate and converse about the region’s changing dynamics and future investments.

Agenda Topics included:

  • General Industry Trends
  • Bulk Liquid Supply
  • Product Supply Dynamics
  • Market Trends and Investment
  • Production Optimisation and Cylinder Operations
  • Technology & Applications


  • Phil Kornbluth - Global Gases; Helium Market Outlook
  • Graham Hunter -  CryoGas Express; Bulk Liquid Distribution
  • Albert Spencer - SACGA; The SACGA - an Update on Activities
  • Helmet Reichenauer - Worthington Cylinders; Recent Developments in Cylinder Designs and Handling
  • Michael Peine – Filltech (IGPH); Optimise Supply Chain Through Technology
  • Peter Toftegaard Hansen – Union; CO2 Optimising Source Versus Location
  • Pierre Fiat – Air Flow; Sea Freight Transport of Industrial Gases; Safety & Regulation Rules
  • John Raquet – gasworld; African Market
  • Keith Stewart – Herose; LNG Potential
  • Peter Cromberge - Mergermarket; Current and Future M&A Trends in Africa
  • Angelo Barbaric - Airsep Corporation; Medical Oxygen Supply
  • Philippe Fauvel - Cryostar; LNG Supply Chain
  • Michael Blondin - VRV; Maximising Distribution & Design Safety to South African Rules
  • Andy Gouws - Afrox; Industrial Gases in Africa
  • Marcus Jakt - gasworld; The Industrial Gas Sector in Africa - A Regional Breakdown
  • EconomistStandard Bank
  • Sasol

Each Delegate Ticket Includes:

  • Pre-Conference Cocktail Evening – drinks and light buffet (20 May)
  • Two days of presentations (21and 22 May)
  • Unlimited entry to to 30 promotional booths (21and 22 May)
  • Cocktail Party and Conference Dinner (21 May)
  • Informal Dinner with keynote speaker (22 May)
  • Delegate Manual with delegate listings (name, position, email address)
  • Lunch and refreshments on conference days (21and 22 May)
  • Free access to meeting rooms

Since recent international investments in the continent’s renowned mineral resources, market growth has seen a predicted surge and consequently equipment developments have increased, exportation has seen a growth of opportunities and complexities, and overall supply and demand has increased in relation to the world’s economy and manufacturing abilities.

With continual developments within the region, and with specific focus given to South Africa, gasworld addressed future investment plans, business opportunities and the complexities of the supply chain, all while assessing the direction of the economy as a consequence.   



 John Raquet; African Gases Conference 2010

“I think it’s been a very positive meeting, people seem to have met new people, new contacts, and new friends. The aim of the gasworld conference is very simply to bring the gases community together in each region that we bring the gases conference to. I think we have been very successful and achieved this, and believe that our motto ‘discuss, debate, converse’ stands.”