The LDC Forum, producers of four regional natural gas conferences in the US, and the Industrial Gas Users Association (IGUA) have announced an agreement to host a ‘mega’ natural gas conference in October in Toronto, Canada.

The ‘IGUA/LDC Forum Canada’ conference will replace IGUA’s regular autumn conference, with up to 400 people expected to attend between the event dates of 22nd – 24th October.

The LDC Forum Series is currently made up of 4 annual conferences held regionally in the Southeast, Northeast, Mid-Continent and Rockies & West areas of the US, while each forum is the largest gas industry event in each of the four regions, boasting 600-plus attendees. The conferences highlight current regional topics that are relevant to buyers and sellers of natural gas, in an atmosphere designed for maximum exposure and networking.

IGUA is a Canadian industry trade association that represents the interests of industrial natural gas consumers that have significant operations in eastern and central Canada. Each year, the Association holds a spring invitation-only seminar, and an autumn conference for its members and those interested in the Canadian gas industry.

The two organisations have now agreed to merge their events this autumn and Murray Newton, President of IGUA, commented on the new format, “This new format will present our members with an increased opportunity to meet and share perspectives with more of the key industry players, hopefully from both sides of the border.”

“The LDC Forum is respected for having high quality speakers and great attendance at its events and IGUA is delighted to have formed a business relationship with them. IGUA brings a large group of industrial end-users that are trying to maintain and grow their business operations in this climate of dramatically increasing energy prices. This should be a mutually beneficial partnership for many years to come.”