2014 Miami

The 27th World LPG Forum & 29th AIGLP Congress

Thank you for making the 27th World LPG Forum & 29th AIGLP Congress a success. Registered delegates can now access the proceedings here using the login details that were sent by email.  The Photo Gallery is live on Flick: www.flickr.com/photos/wlpga.

 

WLPGA and AIGLP thank all our sponsors:

Platinum sponsors: Ferrellgas, PERC and UGI/AmeriGas

Gold sponsors: Ecopetrol, Copagaz, Fogas, Liquigas, Nacionalgas, Repsol, Supergasbras and Ultragaz

Silver sponsors: BlossmanGas, Crestwood, ETG, Hexagon Ragasco, Keyera and NPGA

Bronze sponsors: Base Engineering, Cavagna Group, Fisher, JJ&T Oil and Gas International Ltd, Kosan Crisplant, Marshall Excelsior, Mauria Udyog, RegO, Rochester Gauges, SA Lito Gonella, Targa Resources, Trammo Gas International and Xact Tank Monitoring

 

Key Facts and Figures: Main overview

Around 2,000 total attendees with 88 countries represented and 97 exhibiting companies bringing 535 staff members.  43 high level international speakers for the Forum with 10 speakers for the Global Technology Conference and 9 speakers for the Global Autogas Summit.

Top five countries represented

  1. USA 661
  2. India 132
  3. Brazil 77
  4. Japan 73
  5. Nigeria 52

The Future Starts Now! Conference Higlights

With a packed two-day conference there were many highlights, but most notably from Celebrity Chef and global advocate for clean cooking José Andrés. José gave a rousing keynote speech noting that many high-end chefs like himself spend their careers feeding the privileged few, while he now wants to focus on feeding the impoverished many. José spoke passionately about the work that his NGO World Central Kitchen is doing in Haiti by converting the kitchens of schools from using biomass to using LPG for cooking. He spoke about how access to clean energy and cooking was changing the lives of students and families and guaranteeing a brighter future for Haiti. He noted that LPG was the catalyst behind this change. WLPGA President Kimball Chen and José Andrés signed an agreement whereby WLPGA and World Central Kitchen will work together to create Good Practices Guidelines for the conversion of institutional kitchens (schools, hospitals, orphanages, barracks, etc.) from biomass to LPG.

Other main sessions included an opening round table addressing the continued gap between global LPG supply and demand, and the much anticipated launch of the LPG Applications database (http://lpg-apps.org/). Further sessions focused on the fundamental changes the global LPG market is currently experiencing and how understanding these will be key to survival. Another panel focused on smart marketing and communications techniques, discussing the best methods to shift perception and usage of LPG.

Other Highlights

A new and exciting initiative from WLPGA, the first Global World Women in Propane session, was chaired by Nikki Brown of Cavagna Group. Following on the success of the U.S. Women in Propane Council, this session took a fascinating, in-depth look at the very real need to provide female models for leadership in the industry.

As well as the Conference, the week-long event also had two half-day sessions for the Global Technology Conference (GTC) and Global Autogas Summit.

The GTC, an annual event organised by WLPGA alongside the Forum, is the opportunity for companies to showcase the very latest technological innovation impacting the global LPG industry. With a look at general innovation and a focus on applications, this is always a unique opportunity to explore the latest technology the industry has to offer.

The Global Autogas Summit, also organised by the WLPGA, is a half-day event addressing the engine fuel sector. This year’s Summit looked at fuel metering technology for modern vehicles and fleet management.