Continuing its commitment to the global exchange of knowledge, news, views and intelligence, gasworld has announced the launch of its Africa Virtual Event this September.

Having already held successful virtual events for the Asia-Pacific and Europe regions, respectively, as well a virtual CO2 Summit in the past seven months, the focus now turns to the African Continent.

To be held on 2nd September (2021), the event will mark the return of the gasworld stage to the Africa region for the first time since 2012, albeit in a virtual format this time.

Since then, discussion around Africa’s industrial gas markets has taken place via four separate MENA (Middle East & North Africa) Industrial Gas Conferences, held in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.

With significant change in the market, the convergence of megatrends in digitisation and decarbonisation and challenges emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic, coupled with a hiatus in dedicated African events, what better time to provide a forum for discussion and debate devoted to the region.

A more connected future

For an African Continent so fragmented in its supply chains, technologies and even power networks, a more connected future awaits.

This is a region so rich in resources, and yet so often crippled by its energy infrastructure. A region so often at the forefront of talk surrounding emerging markets, yet tempered by economics and geopolitics. A vast geography for which the transport of product is no mean feat.

The question is then, can those advancing megatrends like clean energies, decarbonisation and digitisation drive the step change required in Africa?

gasworld’s Africa Industrial Gas Virtual Event this September will explore these topics under the theme, A More Connected Future. It will address how a more connected future awaits with data and digitisation, with new technologies and supply chains, and the emergence of new energies that offer the platform to decouple from the intermittent power networks of today.

A wide-ranging agenda will question:

  • Where are the hotspots and areas of interest for industrial gases in Africa?
  • Where and why are companies looking to do business in Africa?
  • Can advances in technologies and business models generate new levels of efficiency in product distribution across Africa’s vast geographies?
  • Can this quest be aided by the revolution in asset management technologies?
  • And how prepared is Africa’s medical oxygen infrastructure for any critical new wave of Covid-19?

Speakers already confirmed include the African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP), Renergen and gasworld Business Intelligence, while the announcement of an exciting media and speaking partnership is expected in the coming days as the focus turns to unlocking Africa’s undoubted potential.

More information

For more information on the Africa Virtual Event, speaker updates and how to attend, visit