In little over three months the Middle Eastern industrial gas community and its international friends will congregate for the second conference of its kind. According to gasworld Marketing and Events Manager, Katie Hill, sponsorship slots are filling fast.

The Middle East Industrial Gas Conference 2011 entitled, ‘Balancing growth and investment,’ is scheduled to take place between 5th and 7th December at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. It marks gasworld’s third foray into the region, where in 2007 the firm witnessed unparalleled success at its debut Middle East event and again in 2009, when it set out to tackle pressing issues for our industry in Abu Dhabi.

The 2011 agenda promises to reflect the significant changes undergone in the region; from a wealth increase of $500m to the instigation of a plethora of new projects. “The main themes for our third conference in the middle east have been specifically tailored to mirror the most prescient issues in this flourishing region,” said Hill.

“Focus for the two conference days will be divided across four main themes. Delegates will consider drivers for growth in the region, as well as current and future gas markets, information about gas supply options, in addition to the gas operations that impact on profitability. In essence we aim to provide a ‘101’ of ways in which the sector might balance growth with investment in this most dynamic of economies.”

The Dubai fixture represents international industrial gas conference organiser, gasworld’s eighth event. The gasworld events are typically unlike any other conference, exhibition or expo. While gas associations offer an opportunity for those inside the industrial gas community to deliberate among themselves, gasworld conferences aim to bring together those involved in all dimensions of the industry; from distributors to producers and end users alike.

Having witnessed most of gasworld’s events first hand, Hill was well equipped to comment. She explained, “Whether you are representing a gas company, an equipment manufacturer, a distributor, an end-user of industrial gas, or simply have an interest in the industry, this conference has something valuable to offer you. Aside from two days of insightful presentations from a high calibre of speakers, the event provides delegates with a unique opportunity to discuss, debate and converse with some of the industry’s key decision makers.”

Industry backing
Evidently, the conference organisers are addressing key needs within the industrial gas community. Already, a swathe of entities has come forward to offer sponsorship. Indeed, 70% of booth spaces have already been sold, while the Middle East's Gulf Cryo has seized the opportunity for a raised profile by sponsoring the eagerly anticipated and prestigious event, The Gala Dinner.

Hill commented, “We have had an overwhelming support for this conference from a very early stage. With three months remaining I am delighted to reveal backing from a growing contingent including some of the most figurative players within the region. These include, Suzhou Xinglu Air Separation Plant Science and Technology Development Co., Cryolor, Union Engineering, The Industrial Gas Project House, Chart & DataOnline, Cryoquip, FIBA Technologies, TrackAbout, Hale Hamilton, Wessington Cryogenics, ISISAN, Herose, Calvera, VRV Group and not forgetting Gulf Cryo.”

Hill concluded, “The calibre of sponsorship is exceedingly high and fast-growing. I am delighted to say that delegate interest is equally substantial, representative of the breadth of the industrial gas spectrum – from Engineers, to Company Directors, from the largest end-user to the most specialty gas provider... the Middle East Industrial Gas Conference 2011 promises to deliver."