30.05.2023 - 31.05.2023

WLPGA Asia Regional Summit 2023

The WLPGA Asia Regional Summit – Bangladesh 2023, is the biggest gathering of LPG industry leaders from across the Asia region, who come together to discuss pressing issues affecting their businesses in today’s volatile economy. The summit will be held on 30th-31st May 2023 at The International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB), Dhaka. We will also hold the WLPGA Board and Industry Council meetings during this week, on Thursday 1st June.

The event will provide ample opportunities for networking and business matchmaking through exhibitions, conference programme and interactive workshops. It is a global platform for the LPG industry to showcase its latest innovations and technologies to more than 5,000 participants from all over the region.

WLPGA Asia Regional Summit Programme (Dhaka time)
The event is free for WLPGA's Industry Council members, but it is essential that you register in advance, by sending your request to Audrey Ginsz at aginsz@wlpga.org

Day 1: Workshops on Tuesday 30th May 2023 at International Convention City Bashundhara

  • 8:30am – 9:00am     Registration
  • 9:00am – 9:05am     Introduction, Welcome & Safety Moment – James Rockall – CEO & MD, WLPGA
  • 9:05am - 9:20am      Keynote: Representative from the Bangladesh Government

Part One – Good Industry Practices & Cooking for Life - led by David Tyler and Michael Kelly, WLPGA

  • 9:20am - 9:40am     Introducing WLPGA and LPG David Tyler – WLPGA
  • 9:40am - 10:00am   The Proposition for LPG as a Cooking Fuel Discussion led by Michael Kelly – WLPGA
  • 10:00am - 10:20am  WLPGA Good Industry Practice Programme David Tyler – WLPGA
  • 10:20pm - 10:40am  Tea Break
  • 10:40am - 11:00am   The Importance of Well Designed and well-constructed LPG Installations Presentation by SCG, Thailand
  • 11:00am - 11:30am   Why do we need a Level Playing Field? Discussion led by David Tyler, WLPGA
  • 11:30am - 12:15pm   Case Study – The LPG Distribution Channel Discussion led by David Tyler, WLPGA

Part Two – Why Diversity is Critical for the LPG Business - led by Alison Abbott, WLPGA

  • 12:15pm – 1:00pm  WLPGA’s Key Initiatives to develop Diversity in the global LPG Industry Presentation by Alison Abbott, WLPGA followed by a panel discussion including Alison Abbott, WLPGA (moderator) Rayeesa Jameel, Aygaz United Kartheek Appala, MAKEEN ENERGY and WLPGA Youth Council Member
  • 1:00pm - 1:30pm    Prayer Break
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm   Networking Lunch

Part Three – Autogas - led by David Tyler, WLPGA

  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm  Overview of the Global and Regional Autogas Industry David Tyler, WLPGA
  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm   The Bangladesh Autogas Market Today and Tomorrow Presentation by Md Serajul Mawla, President – Bangladesh LPG Autogas Station & Conversion Workshop Owner’s Association
  • 3:30pm - 3:50pm   Tea Break
  • 3:50pm - 4:10pm    Key components of a Sustainable Autogas Business David Tyler WLPGA
  • 4:10pm - 4:30pm    Key Challenges and Opportunities for Autogas in Bangladesh Discussion led by David Tyler, WLPGA
  • 4:30pm - 4:45pm   Summary and Closure David Tyler, WLPGA
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm   WLPGA Board meeting (Open to Board Members ONLY)

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Day 2: Conference on Wednesday 31st May 2023 at International Convention City Bashundhara

  • 8:00am - 10:00am    Registration and Tea and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • 10:00am - 11:30am   Welcome, Opening Remarks, Safety Moment, Keynote
  • 11:30am - 12:00pm   Tea Break
  • 12:00pm - 1:15pm     Opportunities and Challenges for Investment in South Asia LPG Market
  • 1:15pm - 2:30pm      Prayer Break and Networking Lunch Courtesy of Gold Sponsor - SHV Energy
  • 2:30pm - 3:30pm     Importance of LPG Safety for Long term Sustainable Growth in Asia
  • 3:30pm - 3:30pm      LPG as Essential Energy for Cooking in South Asia
  • 4:30pm – 5:00pm     Networking Tea Break
  • 5:00pm – 5:45pm     Beyond Domestic: Commercial, Industrial and Automotive Opportunities in Asia
  • 5:45pm - 6:00pm      Closing Remarks

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For WLPGA Members ONLY on Thursday 1st June 2023 at International Convention City Bashundhara (timing TBC)

  • 9:30am – 12:30pm   WLPGA Industry Council meeting (Open to Industry Council Members ONLY)
  • 12:30pm –2:00pm    Lunch for Board and Industry Council members
  • 2:00pm – 6:00pm    Site Visit (Open to Board and Industry Council Members ONLY)

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