Today, oil and gas Supermajors, senior policymakers and key industry executives will gather at the Gastech Exhibition and Conference in Tokyo, Japan.

The four-day event will assist attendees from the up, mid and downstream natural gas and LNG sector to discover new solutions, ideas and business connections.

Hosted by 10 of Japan’s leading companies, whose disciplines span the energy value chain, the Gastech 2017 Consortium Members consist of senior executives from Tokyo Gas, JERA, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsui & Co., INPEX Corporation, ITOCHU Corporation, Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd (JAPEX), JX Nippon Oil & Energy, Marubeni Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation. The prestigious summit has attracted heavyweight global energy companies such as Shell, BP and ExxonMobil, Government ministers and business leaders. The exhibition will feature over 600 exhibitors from all sectors of the energy industry, and is expecting 25,000 attendees over four days.

The conference will be separated into technical and commercial disciplines and will feature 200 speakers from companies including JERA, ENI, Shell, Mitsubishi and Chevron. The multi-streamed conference programme consists of insightful sessions lead by industry experts and will explore topics such as: ‘The Global LNG Market in 2025,’ ‘Gas Market Reform,’ ‘Emerging Markets’ and ‘Health, Safety & Environment: Asset Infrastructure.’

The four-day conference will also play host to four specialist events: VIP Programme, Gastech Women in Energy, LNG Procurement Forum and Young Gastech. The programmes will feature tailored content and networking opportunities for the specific industry groups.

Nobuo Tanaka, Japan Gastech consortium chairman, comments: “We look forward to hosting this prestigious international event and bringing the international energy industry to Japan. Gastech’s diverse programme is shaped by energy professionals to deliver outstanding insight, and create exceptional networking and new business opportunities, whilst ensuring a robust return-on-investment.”

Christopher Hudson, president of energy, DMG Events Global Energy, states: “Gastech 2017 in Japan is shaping up to be the biggest and best instalment of the world’s leading global gas and LNG event. It has been very exciting to have Gastech take place in the world’s biggest LNG buying market, with Japan having imported more LNG than any other country. Gastech has become the gathering for professionals in the gas and LNG industry and this year’s event in Japan will see speakers representing the full global and Japanese gas and LNG value chains over the course of four days.”

This year’s edition of Gastech will bring together the key players from various sectors and will provide opportunities to discuss the key trends and policies that will affect the gas market and LNG industry during this pivotal time.