Gastech and GPEX: Two international events to lead the global transition to a lower carbon economy by co-locating next year.
Gastech, the leading global exhibition and conference for the international gas, LNG and energy industries, and GPEX (Global Power & Energy Exhibition), the new hub for the international power and energy community, will share the same location in Barcelona next year.
The co-location of the events, which will be held in adjoining halls in the Fira Gran Via from September 17-20, 2018, supports the public-private drive towards a lower carbon environment with the synergies between the two creating further opportunities for exhibitors, delegates and visitors.
Gastech is regarded as the most significant meeting place for upstream, midstream and downstream gas and LNG professionals to convene and do business, and for more than 45 years it has been at the forefront of the international gas and LNG markets. The 2018 edition will see bigger, bolder and more innovative conference themes, ensuring the event remains at the forefront of the ever-evolving gas industry.
The GPEX exhibition and conference will focus on the transition of the electricity network, looking at the changing utility business model, as new technologies disrupt the centralised approach to power generation, transmission and distribution, with residential consumers and industrial and commercial energy users taking more control of their own energy production and consumption.
It will bring together the global power and energy community including governments, commercial and industrial power users, integrated energy companies, power producers and distributors, energy retailers and renewables, providing solutions for businesses adapting to the energy transition.
Gastech governing body and programme director Gavin Sutcliffe said: “As the international energy focus moves towards lower carbon energy we are seeing a greater alignment between the gas and power industries. Gastech has a tradition of being the place where gas conversations are made, and the co-location of GPEX with Gastech facilitates an extension of that important energy transition debate.
“Holding both events at the same location will allow 30,000 global energy professionals to access both Gastech and GPEX. This will bring together the gas and power communities who form the central core of the energy transition.”
Stewart Bundock, GPEX event director, added: “Building a resilient and integrated energy market across Europe and beyond is a priority for energy producers and distributors. Natural gas and renewables will be the winners in power generation and GPEX 2018, co-located with Gastech, will join the two communities under one roof to enhance the integrated energy dialogue and promote collaborative opportunities across the energy value chain.