gasworld’s Europe Industrial Gas Conference kick starts tomorrow in Düsseldorf, Germany, with more than 180 industry professionals beginning to gather at the prestigious Hilton Hotel for a cutting-edge agenda of discussion and debate.

Throughout the course of the next two days, these industry specialists will examine the latest hot topics in Europe’s industrial gas sector.

Whilst industrial growth in Europe remained modestly positive during 2015, the market did witness a slight contraction with industrial gas pricing marginally down on 2014 and weaknesses in some of the industry’s key end-users.

Despite this decline, industrial gas margins have remained stable and even slightly increased in some cases, as the sharp fall in energy prices have resulted in cheaper operating costs for larger gas producers.

Additionally, the looming EU referendum and ‘Brexit’ debates have left many in the industrial gases industry guessing as to where the next wave of growth will come from, and indeed what challenges it could bring. 


’Carving Out Growth’

Entitled ‘Carving Out Growth,’ the conference has fallen at an opportune moment to identify where opportunities exist within the European industrial gas sector and will discuss how companies can maximise these opportunities to generate future development in the market.

gasworld last visited Europe in May 2015, when its conference took place in Budapest, Hungary. Leading on from that event, this conference in Düsseldorf will delve deeper into the challenges and opportunities in the European gases market, and will seek to determine where the innovation lies to carve out further growth in the region.

gasworld CEO and Publisher, John Raquet, will officially commence proceedings tomorrow, accompanied by talks from representatives of The Linde Group, Chart Ferox and the European Industrial Gases Association (EIGA), amongst others.

Raquet enthused, “We have a top line-up of speakers to impart their experiences of working within the region, and discussing what is needed to stimulate growth. From financial analysts to consultants to past and present and industrial gas executives, these speakers will provide a valuable insight into the future shape of the European industrial gases market and the opportunities ahead.”

“I am thrilled to welcome our respected speakers taking the time out of their diaries to speak at this conference and I would like to say big thank you to all our sponsors and booth participants.” 

Follow the conference

Stay up-to-date with all the latest news, views and developments at the Europe 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 #GWEUROPE16.

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