Gastech 2020 has been postponed until next year in response to the current global coronavirus pandemic, organiser dmg events said today.

The three-day event was originally due to take place in Singapore this September but concerns over accessibility and the wellbeing of speakers, delegates, exhibitors and visitors has seen dmg events postpone it until September 2021.

In a statement, dmg events said the 2020 conference programme will, however, take place virtually.

“The Gastech 2020 conferences will now take place virtually, in September, with strategic and technical conference content streamed online, enabling the gas, LNG and energy industries the opportunity to engage with a series of interactive conference sessions, as it adapts and responds to the collective challenges and opportunities the industry faces,” the statement said. 

“In addition to September’s virtual conference and to ensure Gastech continues to play a crucial role at the heart of the global gas industry, Gastech will produce a series of webinars, industry newsletters and unique networking opportunities to deliver insightful and relevant content to connect the industry with the challenges and opportunities shaping the carbon neutral agenda.”

dmg events said the postponement of Gastech gives the gas, LNG and wider energy industries the opportunity to assess the impact of Covid-19 on energy demand and identify market growth opportunities. 

“As the world moves towards a carbon neutral energy landscape, the pressure is increasing to solve the technical and engineering challenges of emissions reduction and decarbonisation,” the statement continued.

“Gastech 2021 will help shape a roadmap for collective and individual responses to these challenges through its strategic and technical conferences and exhibition floor.”