gasworld’s South East Asia Industrial Gas Conference is getting underway in Bangkok, Thailand, debating and discovering crucial growth opportunities across the region.

More than 220 delegates from 31 countries have gathered at the Shangri-La Hotel for the event, ready to explore and discuss emerging development trends under the theme of Tiger Economies and Opportunities to Roar.

In the context of economic headwinds and with a number of end-user market challenges stifling opportunities for growth, market intelligence and value creation is arguably more important than ever before.

Against this backdrop, gasworld’s South East Asia Industrial Gas Conference 2016 will explore the markets creating opportunities in the region – and how the industrial gas community can successfully do business in these emerging markets.

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gasworld CEO and Publisher, John Raquet, has kick-started proceedings with an official introduction, which will now be followed by a variety of keynote speakers, setting the scene and honing in on the hot topics within the South East Asian industry.

He opened the conference, stating, “Our informative agenda will see presentations from a variety of experts in their fields. We trust you will enjoy Bangkok and the surroundings of the Shangri-La Hotel, the friendliness of the people of Thailand, and the opportunity to meet new contacts.”


A variety of industry specialists will deliver engaging speeches throughout the first day of the conference, including:

  • Boon Hai, Vice-President of Southeast Asia and the Pacific – Air Liquide
  • Tim Evison, Director – Messer Consulting Singapore
  • Piyabut Charuphen, Managing Director – Bangkok Industrial Gas (BIG)
  • Sombat Lohkittivanich, Managing Director – Cryothai

Day two of the conference will focus on application drivers throughout the region, gas operations and safety and responsibility issues.

Follow the conference

Stay up-to-date with all the latest news, views and developments at the South East Asia Industrial Gas Conference 2016 via the gasworld website, updated throughout the two-day event.

gasworld will also be tweeting live updates during the conference, which you can follow on Twitter using the hashtag #GWSEAsia.

A full review of the conference will be published in the upcoming January edition of gasworld magazine.