gasworld’s North American Industrial Gas Conference 2012. Entitled: 2020 Vision: What does the future hold for our industry in 2013?

10-12 December 2012 | Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel

gasworld is delighted to announce that it is finally crossing the Atlantic to North America to host its celebratory 10th industrial gas conference in Miami, Florida.

The event will entice international and regional players to what is gasworld’s first North American gathering. The long awaited conference is set to be the largest yet and will provide a unique opportunity for regional and international key industrial gas players to discuss debate and converse about current and future industry needs and developments.


Entitled ‘2020 Vision: What does the future hold for our industry in 2013?’, the two day conference will focus on the North American market and our industry’s concerns over the changing dynamics in the close of 2012. From the looming Fiscal Cliff, concerns over the world’s Helium Shortage, Distributive LNG and the CO2 Supply Chain, all major concerns within our industry will be discussed, debated and conversed over in the carefully selected agenda.

Top speakers at the conference will address some of the key regional issues and an overall ‘20:20 Vision’ forecast focusing on growth, supply and demand, exporting and importing, LNG, and the region’s economic forecasts and concerns.


Hector Villarreal, Weldcoa

Eric Rottier, Taylor Wharton

Speaker Names

Jim Kissler – Norco; ‘Special Gases - Are they really special?’

Phil Kornbluth – Matheson; ‘North American Helium - Export or Import?’

Dick Betzendahl – BCG; ‘The Ever Changing Global Rare Gas Market’

Sam Rushing- Advanced Cryogenics; ‘CO2 Supply Issues’

Joseph Pak - Cryogenic Industries; ‘A future path for technology’

John Raquet - Spiritus Group; ‘The North American Gases Business’      

Industry Analyst - The Economist; The Fiscal Cliff and our industry’

Tom Carey - Chart Industries; ‘Mode Change - An Overview of the Evolution of Cryogenic Supply’

Jorge Herrera- Nopetro; ‘Natural gas in the transportation sector’         


‘Tips From The Top’ Session

‘What’s likely to happen in 2013’

Rick Kowey - Matheson

Rick Young - ACD

Hector Villarreal - Weldcoa

Jim Kissler - Norco

Eric Rottier - Taylor Wharton

More speakers will be announced over the forthcoming weeks, alongside presentation titles and day themes.  


Conference Schedule: December 10-12 2012

December 10- Welcome Evening

December 11- Conference Day One (presentations, exhibition time, Q&A)

December 11- Gala Dinner

December 12- Conference Day Two (presentations, exhibition time, Q&A)

December 12- Cultural Evening

As a celebratory 10th gasworld industrial gas conference, the opportunities to develop your business prospects, learn from industry leaders and enhance your position within the industry will be at their highest, at our largest conference to date.

The event will be at the stunning Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay in Florida, 10th-12th December 2012. To secure your place at the conference or to receive conference updates, simply contact us at