Still optimistic – gases in Latin America


The sense of fervour and anticipation has once again filled the air of the San Cristobal convention room, as delegates returned refreshed from the coffee break to begin the second session of the gasworld conference.

Chaired by Cryolor’s Michael Blondin, the morning’s second session continues to explore the market opportunities afforded by the Latin America industrial gases business and opened with a presentation from Spiritus Consulting’s John Raquet.

As the leading independent industrial gas consultancy, Spiritus is well positioned to comment on the state of the gases business both around the world, and from a Latin American perspective. The presentation of Managing Director Raquet, titled Global & South American Gas Markets, was thought to have been one of the most keenly anticipated.

For those attending delegates, it certainly didn’t disappoint. Much has been made of the global economic downturn and its effect on industry, including the industrial gas business, and Raquet referred to this concern during his exploration of the market.

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