Gastech 2021, which is set to feature a brand-new hydrogen exhibition and conference element, will now take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre on September 21-23.

Event organisers dmg events on Monday (June 7) said that due to recent coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreaks across South East Asia, Gastech 2021 had to relocate.

Regarded as the world’s leading event for the gas, LNG and energy industry, Gastech will this year introduce its Inaugural Gastech Hydrogen Exhibition and Conference which will take place alongside Gastech 2021.

As a result of the relocation, the event is now to be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.

Gastech 2021 is supported by the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure of the United Arab Emirates.

H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, commented, “The UAE is delighted to be hosting Gastech, one of the world’s leading events for the gas, LNG, hydrogen, and energy industry.

“Gastech comes at an important time for the energy industry with a shared global mandate to lower carbon emissions and provide clean affordable energy for all. Gastech is a key enabler of conversations and connections that drive the energy transition agenda.”

Further explaining the decision to move Gastech 2021, Christopher Hudson, President, dmg events, said, “Singapore and its stakeholders have provided us with great support and commitment. However, the uncertainty created by the rising rate of infection across the region have made it challenging for our industry to plan its participation in Singapore, and we had to look for an alternative location. When the time is right, we look forward to returning to Singapore.

“Thanks to its robust, world-leading vaccination programme and well organised testing and travel measures, Dubai is one of the safest and most accessible places in the world to travel to.”

“It is a world-class location with a long and strong track record of successfully hosting major events, making it an ideal location for the global energy industry, partners, exhibitors and attendees to conduct business.”

More than 25,000 attendees, including senior decision-makers and energy industry though leads, and over 400 exhibiting companies, who will set the agenda for the global gas, LNG, hydrogen and energy industry are set to attend Gastech 2021.