The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) 2016 Annual Conference is getting underway in Leeds, UK, with more than 120 industrial gas professionals in attendance for the event.

On the same day that sees grand celebrations across the country for Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday, it is perhaps fitting that the BCGA conference is held in the stately 18th century mansion, Oulton Hall.

The event will also rise to the occasion with the participation of Olympic athlete Derek Redmond, who will take centre stage with his concluding talk at the end of day. The world-class runner will be part of a thought-provoking and engaging programme at the event, offering a blend of industry updates and speakers from associated sectors, in keeping with the BCGA’s position as the go-to body for the region’s compressed gases industry.

Topics on the agenda today include clean energy vehicles, the management of incidents involving hazardous materials, developments in arc welding processes and the role of shielding gases, the ‘shifting sands’ of energy and carbon policy and taxation, and an insight into the current global gases business and its future.



gasworld wll provide a review of the event’s proceedings later today, while a full review of the event will be published in the June 2016 edition of gasworld magazine.