Following a 13 hour flight from London’s Heathrow Airport, the gasworld team are proud to announce they have landed in Singapore and are eagerly preparing for the ninth gasworld conference – and the first industrial gas conference to be held in the blossoming South East Asia area.

The three-day forum for discussion and debate will be held this week in the sophisticated and stylish Orchard Hotel, with over 200 delegates expected to attend.

Since gasworld’s first conference, held in Dubai back in December 2007, the events continue to be widely recognised by all as a chance for everyone to come together and share knowledge to ensure the gas industry continues to grow.

This is still true today and the gasworld team is very excited to be in South East Asia, for the first time, and to have brought together the gases community in a way that has never been done before in South East Asia.

This region is bursting with opportunity, amid high growth and burgeoning industries – many of which rely heavily on industrial gases. As the region’s focus on energy efficiency grows, different avenues open up for our business.

This will be one of the many facts that are sure to be highlighted by the variety of expert speakers who will take to the stage to discuss topics ranging from regional and global forecasts, to securing success in a developing economy.

An exclusive video interview with The Linde Group’s Sanjiv Lamba will be shown for the first time on the morning of the first day at 10.45am – which is sure to be insightful and extremely popular with the delegates.

As previously mentioned, gasworld’s first conference was held in Dubai – at a time when the region was described as The New Industrial Gas Frontier. The team returned, four years later, when the region had achieved an industrial gas revenue growth of around $500m.

With a change in growth in the past decade for the South East Asia region, from $1.5bn in 2000 to £3.8bn in 2010, growth has continued strongly in 2011.

Who knows, in four years time the gasworld team could be making a return to Singapore where even bigger growth could have been achieved in comparison to Dubai.

What can be predicted, and certainly guaranteed, is that the first gasworld South East Asia conference will definitely invoke plenty of the following three words - discussion, debate and converse.