Singapore’s Minister for Trade & Industry, Chan Chun Sing, will open the Gastech Virtual Summit 2020, taking place digitally from 7th to 11th September.

Featuring 200+ industry leaders who will outline and share strategies and visions for confronting the new and changed energy markets, attendees will have access to exclusive critical insights from ministers, policy makers, business leaders, disrupters and innovators.

Issues impacting the future of the industry; energy security of supply; affordability and sustainability; the prospects for demand and investment recovery; and changes to supply in a post Covid-19 world, being top of the agenda.

Lorenzo Simonelli, Chairman, President and CEO of Baker Hughes is confirmed to deliver a Keynote Address.

Other topics set to be discussed include the role of natural gas in the energy transition, the criticality of IoT and data security in the future of the energy industry, the impact of deregulation on markets and investment; opportunities and challenges to the energy sector posed by Industry 4.0, hydrogen’s ability to deliver on decarbonisation commitments and what impact environmental activism will have on the emerging growth opportunities for the industry.

The Gastech Virtual Summit 2020 is being held in place of the Gastech exhibition and conference, which is scheduled to take place in Singapore next year.

dmg events and the Gastech Governing Body, in consultation with Enterprise Singapore and the Singapore Tourism Board, collectively took the decision to postpone the event to 13th to 16th September 2021, due to concerns around the global pandemic, accessibility and the wellbeing of speakers, delegates, exhibitors and visitors.

Asia remains firmly at the heart of global energy demand growth, with gas and LNG continuing to underpin the needs of millions for sustainable, low carbon affordable energy.

Singapore, home to Gastech 2021, retains its global position as a strategic hub for the growing Asian Market, with its major influence as a gas and LNG hub reflecting the excitement and positivity driving growth in the region.