1. Entire industry under one banner

The Australian natural gas industry is enormous in proportion and diverse in its locality. Proponents, contractors, project managers, retail providers, maintenance crews, commercial analysts and many others work together across vast distances and within varying terrain to bring to life one of Australia’s most important resources.

FutureGAS provides the industry with a rare opportunity to come together to discuss a whole range of issues which will affect the future growth of the gas industry, in order to work toward a more efficient, cost-effective and world-class industry. Delegates will be able to attend one of two conference sessions streams, to hear from local and international industry experts on the following topics:

Commercial:

  • CSG projects;
  • Outlook/forecast supply and demand/LNG;
  • Shale/tight gas;
  • New projects: distribution, transmission, generation;
  • Innovative/new uses for gas;
  • Co-generation/tri-generation; and,
  • Project updates.

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Technical:

  • Facilities, process, measurement and metering;
  • Generation;
  • Corrosion, maintenance and managing ageing infrastructure;
  • CSG;
  • Unconventional gas, and bio and synthetic gas;
  • LNG; and,
  • New technologies for Australia, including gas-to-liquids, fuel cells, gas storage, and CO2 optimisation/abatement.

2. Networking opportunities

With five networking events across three days, FutureGAS will offer delegates valuable opportunities to network with prospective clients, suppliers, contractors, recruiters, senior management, international guests and captains of industry in a relaxed but professional setting. The Exhibition Hall will also be available for informal meetings and provide the opportunity to meet with product and service providers.

This year’s social program will incorporate the ever-popular Exhibition Opening Cocktail Party, and highly-enjoyable Gala Dinner, with two exciting new additions – the FutureGAS 2012 Awards and the Foreign Trade Business Lunch.

The FutureGAS 2012 Awards, proudly sponsored by Jemena, will occur for the first time this year. These awards, which will be announced at the Gala Dinner, promote and celebrate innovation, skills development and personal success in the industry.

The Foreign Trade Business Lunch on the second day will allow delegates and visitors to meet with officials from foreign trade departments and representatives from international organisations to discuss international opportunities and strengthen relationships.

3. Professional development

FutureGAS promotes professional development for delegates who seek to learn more about their industry, broaden their perspective, and stay up to date with major technical and project developments. The event propels industry issues to the fore and facilitates a forum to discuss them and to learn from the best and brightest of industry experts.

Not only will delegates be able to broaden their knowledge by listening to international and local expert speakers at the conference, but an increased exhibition space in 2012 will showcase even more of the latest products and technologies than in previous years.