Show Preview: Gastech 2021 moves to Dubai for in-person exhibition and conference

Adrienne Blume, Managing Editor

Gastech 2021 highlights:

  • 21–23 September 2021 at Dubai World Trade Center (live, in-person event)
  • Safe and secure environment provided for attendees and delegates
  • More than 4 days of networking
  • Conference will host more than 300 speakers
  • Exhibition will host more than 400 companies
  • More than 25,000 attendees and 2,500 delegates expected to attend

From 21–23 September, the Gastech Exhibition & Conference will take place in Dubai, UAE as the first major energy event to be held live and in person in 2021. Gastech was originally set to take place in Singapore in mid-September; however, recent COVID-19 outbreaks across Southeast Asia have created uncertainty around accessibility and travel, prompting the decision in early June to move the conference and exhibition to Dubai.

Gastech was last held in person in Houston, Texas in September 2019 (FIG. 1) and was converted to an online event in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 event, to be held at the Dubai World Trade Center, will welcome an expected 25,000-plus attendees and 2,500 delegates from more than 100 countries, as well as 400 exhibiting companies.

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FIG. 1. Gastech was last held in person in Houston, Texas in September 2019. Image: Gastech/dmg events.

As the global gas and LNG industry looks toward the future, it must navigate the new energy landscape with a shared mandate to lower carbon emissions and provide affordable energy. Gastech 2021 will bring together the full energy value chain, with industry giants reconvening in a week of much-anticipated networking to share thought-provoking energy strategies, showcase unique innovations and reinforce bilateral trade relations.

In light of COVID-19 precautions, dmg events is working closely with all stakeholders and local partners to ensure that enhanced health and safety measures are in place to deliver a safe and secure environment for the event. More information on these measures is available at the event website.

Gastech Conference. The conference portion of Gastech will encompass 55 strategic and 29 technical sessions. It will host more than 300 high-level speakers including government ministers, company leaders, heads of industry organizations and other top leaders in the energy, policy, gas and LNG sectors.

The Gastech Conference will address the key issues and most promising opportunities for the gas, LNG and hydrogen sectors in the fourth industrial age. Technology innovation is occurring at an unprecedented pace and presents a significant advantage to those who embrace it. The energy industry can streamline business models and improve processes by embracing advanced digital technologies such as AI, IIoT, big data and analytics.

Conference presentations will set the tone for the future direction of the global gas and LNG industry in the post-COVID context, as the industry seeks to strike a balance between business priorities and the social license to operate. Impactful topics to be addressed include technology innovation, supply and demand dynamics, evolving partnerships, people and talent, and governance.

A number of high-level strategic conference sessions will be available this year to all attending delegates to enable conversations to take place to drive the global energy transition. Additionally, the open technical conference will address a number of topics including shipping, small-scale LNG, bunkering, hydrogen, upstream, gas processing, AI and energy end users.

New for 2021: Gastech Hydrogen. In line with the growing global energy transition, new at Gastech this year is the co-located Gastech Hydrogen event. Gastech Hydrogen is dedicated to positioning hydrogen as the clean energy solution by connecting policymakers, producers, consumers, scientists and suppliers to facilitate market development.

Key themes to be covered at the Gastech Hydrogen Conference include the harmonization of standards, key growth areas, demand creation, transmission and distribution, hydrogen use in transportation, green hydrogen, project development and building investor confidence.

For more information on the companies attending, exhibiting and speaking at the Gastech Hydrogen event, visit

Gastech Awards. The Gastech Awards program, to be held at an in-person VIP gala dinner at an exclusive location in Dubai, will recognize those companies and individuals who are responding in the most innovative and creative ways to address the continuous growth of global energy demand. GP


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