Get ahead – get to FutureGAS 2011!

The business program will be expanded in 2011 to include a technical stream; networking at the Opening Cocktails; a new, larger exhibition space will allow for over 50 booths.

The business program will be expanded in 2011 to include a technical stream; networking at the Opening Cocktails; a new, larger exhibition space will allow for over 50 booths.

Australia’s whole-of-industry gas conference and exhibition, FutureGAS 2011, is returning to Brisbane in March with an expanded program, larger exhibition and the ever-popular networking events.

FutureGAS, Australia’s premier gas industry event, is returning in 2011 from 22–24 March, bigger and better than ever before.

Following on from the success of the 2010 event, FutureGAS 2011 is moving to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre to accommodate the rapidly growing number of exhibitors, delegates and trade visitors.

Event Partner MWM Energy, a leading provider of high-efficiency gas engines in Australia, is returning for the third year as Event Partner.

Being involved in multiple segments of the gas industry in Australia, and as one of the largest independent engine manufacturers in the world, MWM well recognises the need to share knowledge across sectors.

MWM’s continued support demonstrates the benefits reaped from sponsorship and attendance at FutureGAS.

The event brings together all sectors of the industry, from exploration, production, transmission, power generation, distribution, and end users.

It’s an exciting time for every sector of the industry. Interest in unconventional gas is heating up, while a number of major LNG developments are entering the final approval stages, and construction on major gas projects pushes ahead. The short-term trading market has been launched in Sydney and Adelaide, with Brisbane to join in 2011.

All of this adds up to a need to keep informed about issues and developments in the industry. FutureGAS provides this unparalleled opportunity.

Expanded program

In addition to the two-day business stream, this year’s event will feature a one-day technical stream. While the business stream will feature key industry figures from government, business and industry associations, the new technical stream is tailored to the specific needs and interests of engineering professionals.

Special registrations will be available for delegates wishing to attend the technical stream.

The business stream features speakers providing invaluable experience and insight, including the recently-appointed Queensland Gas Commissioner, Kay Gardiner, and DomGas Chairman and Western Australian Director for ERM Power Tony Peterson.

The technical stream will hear from –among others – CSIRO Theme Leader Gas and Geothermal Research Dr Jim Underschultz on research in coal seam gas.

The full program is soon to be released – keep an eye on Gas Today and www.futuregas.com.au for all the details.

Meet the industry

Returning this year are the extremely popular networking functions, which include the Opening Cocktails and the industry highlight networking event of the year, the Gala Dinner.

Delegates from the 2010 event particularly noted the opportunities these events provided to expand their professional networks. With even more attendees anticipated for the 2011 events, this is a networking opportunity not to be missed.

Having moved to accommodate a greater number of exhibitors, the exhibition hall will host over 50 booths, allowing even greater opportunities for engineers, procurement leaders and other industry members to speak directly with suppliers.

In addition, the free-to-attend exhibition will be open until 7 pm on one of the conference days to allow trade visitors to drop by after work to meet the industry.

As the industry pushes forward, FutureGAS grows with it, an unmissable forum for members of every sector of the Australian gas industry.

Opportunities are still available for interested exhibitors and sponsors – for more information or to book a booth, call 03 9248 5100 or visit the event website.

Earlybird special registrations will be available until 21 January 2011, offering exceptional value for money. Visit the FutureGAS website for more information or to register.

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