Major energy conference announces return to Houston
In one year, a global energy industry event will make its return to Houston.
Gastech, billed as the world’s largest exhibition and conference for the natural gas, LNG, hydrogen, low carbon solutions, and climate technologies, will take place in Houston September 17 to 20, 2024, according to the organizer, dmg events. It'll be the first time the event takes place in Houston since 2019.
“Gastech is a global event that draws tens of thousands of attendees and millions of dollars in economic impact to its host city, and we are incredibly excited to have in Houston," Michael Heckman, president and CEO of Houston First Corp., says in a press release.
"The conversation around the future of the energy industry is a different one today than it was just five years ago when Gastech was last here," he continues. "We believe the role Houston is playing in leading the energy transition to a low carbon future makes this an ideal place to host this important global event and we look forward to expanding on the success we had in 2019 when Gastech returns next year.”
Gastech 2023 concluded in Singapore last week. According to the organization, the event attracted 750 exhibiting companies and 44,957 attendees.
"Houston used to be known as an oil and gas capital. But we realised early on that it was important to be the energy capital," Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, says in the release. "On behalf of everyone in the city of Houston, we want you to know that everything really is bigger in Texas. Singapore has set a high bar, but we are going to raise the bar even higher in Houston – it will be a great conference.”
Expecting a similar crowd of over 40,000 attendees and 800 exhibitors, the conference, supported by Houston First and the Bilateral Chamber, will take place at George R Brown Convention Center and will set up 20 country pavilions showcasing international companies, per the release. While the agenda for the event has not been announced, programming will focus on the biggest energy industry trends, net zero strategy, next-generation energy solutions, project funding, energy transition, and more.
“Energy has been the foundation of what the city of Houston has stood for," Andy Icken, chief development officer for Houston, says in the release. "We have in Houston over 300 energy companies today and they will welcome you to our city.”