2013 London

The 26th World LPG Forum & 2013 AEGPL Congress

The 26th World LPG Forum & 2013 AEGPL Congress was a combined event covering the World LPG Forum, the AEGPL Congress and also the UKLPG Annual Conference. The series of events provided not only unparalleled networking opportunities, a stellar speaker lineup of international dignitaries and industry leaders but also a major global exhibition. Attracting 2,466 participants from 64 countries.

The event
Proceedings and Photographs are online for delegates.


If you missed the opening speeches of HRH The Princess Royal, The RT Hon. Lord Deben and Dr Kandeh K. Yumkella during the 26th World LPG Forum & 2013 AEGPL Congress in London you can now see these online here.

LPG Making a World of Difference – Conference Highlights

Official opening by HRH The Princess Royal
The event organisers were honoured to welcome Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal who launched this exceptional event with an extremely knowledgeable presentation.

Keynotes by The Rt Hon The Lord Deben and Dr Kandeh K. Yumkella
Lord Deben is Chairman of the UK Government’s Committee on Climate Change and his keynote focused on how energy represents a continuous battle between absolutism and diversity and that 66 states are now dealing with climate change in a serious manner.

Dr Kandeh K. Yumkella the Director General of the United Nations initiative Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) delivered a rousing keynote speech at the Forum Opening. Speaking about the urgent need to address the crises brought on by a lack of access to modern energy by approximately three billion people today, LPG, pointed out Dr Yumkella, is one of the best possible solutions available to address this development challenges.

Dr Yumkella and WLPGA President Kimball Chen signed a letter of intent to cooperate between SE4ALL and WLPGA. The letter acknowledged that both institutions are committed to contribute their efforts to end both the daily degradation of the health and safety of billions of people and to use their respective resources as part of a global multi-stakeholder partnership to produce the systemic changes necessary to support the growth of LPG markets and the delivery of clean LPG to one billion people in developing countries by 2030.

Other Highlights

Global Technology Conference
The event also incorporated the Global Technology Conference (GTC). Over 300 delegates attended GTC during the opening session of the World Forum. David Tyler, WLPGA Director, welcomed the audience and explained the background to GTC and how the ten papers being presented at GTC London were screened from 22 abstracts submitted from 15 countries.

A Wide Range of Sessions and Panels
Other sessions focussed on UK markets, the impact of LPG on a worldwide scale, an Autogas roundtable and a specific session on LPG in Africa ensuring that delegates had the opportunity to see at first hand the impact of LPG globally.