From Thursday 8th to Saturday 10, NGV Global 2012 attendees will have the opportunity to explore 5,000 square foot dedicated to the exhibition at Pavilion A of the Banamex Center.
The official inauguration gathered public and press. Claudio Kohan, Director of NGV Communications Group was the master of ceremonies and shared the stage with Gabriele Gozzi, outgoing Chairperson, NGV Global; Alicia Milner, Vice Chairperson and Chairperson-elect, NGV Global; Ivonne Hernández, Assistant Manager of Market Intelligence, Pemex; Joaquín de la Garza, Marketing Manager, Mercedes-Benz buses; Daniel Gutiérrez Topete, BOD Chairman, Hyundai Truck & Bus Mexico; Rolando Madrazo Martín, Bussiness manager, Gazo, Martín Meléndez Romero, General Director, Dina, México; Claudia Gutiérrez, director of Sustainable Transport from the same company; René Sánchez Medina, Head of Industrial Market and Energy Solution, Gas Natural Fenosa, Mexico; Mariarosa Baroni, Chairperson, NGV System Italia and Manuel Lage, General Manager, NGVA Europe.
Daniel Gutierrez Topete thanked NGV Global for choosing Mexico as venue of the event and said that after the first NGV fleet , this fuel turned into a regular fuel in Mexico Valley for urban passenger transport. “We believe that next year will be very successful in consumption terms. Let’s work together to bring economy and ecology to the population”, proposed the executive of Hyundai Truck & Bus, Mexico.
Rene Sanchez Medina said that the company he works for “is proud to be representing the natural gas distributors in the area.” “The Mexican market is emerging. Gas Natural Fenosa is committed in several countries by developing infrastructure and refueling “, he added.
Claudia Gutierrez said Dina CNG sold 50 units to be delivered in 2013 to a major carrier.
Rolando Madrazo Martin, from Gazo, referred to the event as “a dream come true.” “As pioneers of CNG conversions in Mexico, we expect a strong support to this industry, which will benefit our country. Let’s keep an eye on this alternative fuel”, he expressed.
Then, Alicia Milner, who was in charge of the ribbon cutting together with Gabriele Gozzi, said: “It is an honor to be in this fast-growing market and to work for economy and ecology.”
Finally, all the participants were invited to walk around the pavilion of the exhibition and then to enjoy a welcome cocktail.