On 1-4 October, the Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Centre will host the 9th St. Petersburg International Gas Forum (SPIGF), one of the largest specialized conference and exhibition events in the oil and gas industry. The 8th International Congress of Oil and Gas Industry Professionals, held as part of the Forum, will feature plenary sessions, specialized conferences, round table discussions, case contests, and scientific and technical meetings.
The Forum will be attended by representatives of Russian federal and regional authorities, top managers of major international and Russian industrial corporations, global experts, and heads of relevant universities and innovation centers.
The conference program is based on 12 thematic areas: automation, informatization of the oil and gas industry; gas distribution and gas consumption; youth policy; petrochemistry and ecology; energy security; import substitution in the oil and gas industry; LNG, gas as vehicle fuel, CNG, LPG, APG; investment and financing; social and HR policies; technological development; global gas market; and design in the gas industry. The central event of the Forum will be the plenary session “Strategic priorities of international energy partnership.”
The best solutions and pilot projects in the oil and gas industry from leading Russian and international companies will be also presented in an extensive exposition: the 7th International Specialized Exhibition “InGAS Stream – Innovations in the Gas Industry”, the 4th Corporate Exposition “Import Substitution in the Gas Industry”, the 6th International Specialized Exhibition “Gas Engine Fuel”, and the 23rd International Specialized Exhibition of Natural Gas Industry and Technologies for Gas Facilities “ROS-GAS-EXPO”. Gazprom PJSC, Uniper SE, OMV AG, Wintershall Dea GmbH, Comita Group of Companies, Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., HMS Group, TMK PJSC and others have already confirmed their participation.
The Forum will involve participation of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, the Government of St. Petersburg, the Russian Export Center JSC, NGV Italy, the Russian Gas Society, as well as other international and Russian sector-wide associations.
In 2018, SPIGF once again proved its status of a high-profile event in the energy industry, acting as an authoritative top rated international platform for discussing crucial issues of the gas industry. Over 4 days of work, the event had been attended by 16,500 people, including 5,000 delegates from 51 countries.