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February 2010 – LP Gas: Exceptional Energy for Asia

The proposed Asian LP Gas Regional Summit would broadly follow a similar structure to the African summit focusing on issues that are pertinent to the region including sessions on the development of the LP Gas business in Asia.

 

WLPGA Asian LP Gas Regional Summit “LP Gas: Exceptional Energy for Asia” Kuala Lumpur Conference Centre, Malaysia, 23 February  0830hrs – 1730hrs Media Partners: WLPGA recognizes that not everyone can easily attend the World Forum and so we have also developed more focused, one day regional Summits where global subjects as well as local issues are covered The WLPGA has held similar Summits in other parts of the world (Click here to read about the Africa Summit:  http://www.worldlpgas.com/news-and-events/news/africa-summit/)  but this is the first to be planned in Asia. The proposed Asian LP Gas Regional Summit would broadly follow a similar structure to the African summit focusing on issues that are pertinent to the region including sessions on the development of the LP Gas business in Asia. The application of good safety practices and good business practices in Asia will also be very important. Over 130 people attended the African LP Gas Summit which resulted in a joint memorandum being signed with the Nigerian LP Gas Association and the Nigerian Ministry of Energy that set out an agreed way forward to develop the LP Gas industry in the region over the next 5 years. There were opportunities for engaging the media and a press conference was held that generated a significant amount of publicity. The Asian LP Gas Summit would target countries with LP Gas markets under development and especially those where populations are struggling to gain access to any form of affordable modern energy. The main theme will focus on how populations in remote locations, away from modern energy, can gain access to LP Gas in a safe, efficient and affordable way. The Asian Development Bank has already expressed a wish to become involved through their recently launched Energy For All (E4 All) partnership which the WLPGA is actively involved in. E4 All aims to bring business, governments and NGO’s together in a bid to increase access to energy in the Asia Pacific region. The partnership has set a target of providing access to modern energy services for 100 million people in the region by 2015. Many of the active stakeholders in E4 All are likely to attend the Summit. The Summit is expected to attract around 150 participants from both Malaysia and surrounding countries, from Pakistan… to Japan… to Australia. The majority of participants are expected to be representatives from LP Gas businesses – including LP Gas companies and Associations from other Asian countries – government representatives, NGO’s and donor organizations and other many stakeholders. Please click here to download the program. Please note that it is still a working document and could change.
For additional information, please contact David Tyler on: E:    dtyler@worldlpgas.com M:    +33 671 45 65 92

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