gasworld’s South East Asia Industrial Gas Conference kick starts tomorrow in Bangkok, Thailand, with over 220 industry professionals beginning to gather at the distinguished Shangri-La Hotel in the heart of the exotic city.

Over the course of the next two days, these industry specialists will examine, explore and debate the hottest topics in South East Asia’s industrial gas sector at what will be gasworld’s 17th global industrial gas conference.

On the whole, industrial gas revenues declined slightly across South East Asia’s $2.6bn market in 2015 as currency rate fluctuations restricted growth. So, in the context of economic headwinds and a with number of end-user market challenges stifling opportunities for growth in the regional market, business intelligence and value creation is arguably more important than ever before.

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‘Opportunities to roar’

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

Disembarking in Thailand is a first for gasworld conferences, with two past events in the region held in Singapore in 2012 and 2014. Leading on from those events, the move to Bangkok will bring a welcome change for delegates and will delve deeper into the challenges and opportunities in the South East Asian market, determining where exactly these opportunities to ‘roar’ and evolve lie.

gasworld CEO and Publisher John Raquet will officially commence proceedings tomorrow accompanied by talks from representatives from Air Liquide, Messer, Cold Jet and Bangkok Industrial Gases (BIG), amongst others.

Raquet enthused, “We have a top line-up of speakers to impart their experiences of working within the region, and discussing the economies that are showing the potential to roar. These speakers will provide a valuable insight into the future shape of the South East Asia industrial gas market and the opportunities ahead.”

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.