Helium Super Summit 2020

From Shortage to Sufficiency – The Transition Begins

From shortage to balance, shortage to surplus, and now shortage to more plentiful again in 2020. That’s been the story of the helium business over the last decade or more, and where it could be heading in the year ahead.

The global helium markets are still in the grip of Helium Shortage 3.0, a market squeeze traced back to February 2018, but the expectation is that this latest tightening of supply could begin to ease by the end of the year. In fact, the pendulum of helium supply could be about to swing so much that a ‘much more favourable environment’ is in place for the period from 2021 onwards.

What the global helium business will look like by then is also expected to change. How and where helium is sourced is evolving, with new hotspots for production emerging and dynamic new players entering the marketplace; how and where it is used is shifting too, buoyed by rampant demand growth in Asia, a continued uptick in demand from the electronics sector and expected growth in the future from the space industry, airships and super-computing.

Our traditional view of the helium market is changing, requiring a forum for insight and knowledge-sharing, for discussion and debate. That forum is the Helium Super Summit 2020 from gasworld, coming to Houston, Texas from 27th– 29th October 2020.

To be held at the Westin Houston, Memorial City Hotel, the Super Summit will provide an expanded stage for helium markets discussion. A combination of esteemed speakers from on the ground in the helium business, with key new market entrants and industry analysts, will deliver everything you need to know about the ‘new normal’ helium business of tomorrow.

An expanded stage across 2.5 days also means even more invaluable networking opportunities between suppliers, end-users and equipment innovators alike. If helium is your business, your procured gas, or on your market’s radar, then the Helium Super Summit 2020 is the foremost forum for you.


Phil Kornbluth

Kornbluth Helium Consulting


John Raquet



Maura D. Garvey

Intelligas Consulting

Principal and Director of Market Research

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27th - 29th October 2020

Welcome – 27th October


18:00 - 19:00
19:00 - 22:00

Summit Day 1 – 28th October

08:30 - 08:45
08:45 - 09:15
09:15 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:15
10:15 - 10:30

Session 2
Sourcing and Supply, Part 1

John Raquet, gasworld
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:15
13:15 - 14:15
14:15 - 17:00

Summit Day 2 - 29th October

08:30 - 08:45
08:45 - 09:15
09:15 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:15
10:15 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:30

Session 4
Sourcing and Supply, Part 2

John Raquet, gasworld
11:30 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:15
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13:30 - 14:30
14:30 - 17:00


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The Westin, Memorial City

Venue Details

The Westin Houston, Memorial City is a contemporary haven brimming with thoughtful amenities. Once you’ve settled in, a wealth of curated amenities are at your disposal, including a rooftop infinity pool, inventive dining at 024 Grille, a 24-hour business centre and a state-of the-art WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio. Venture out to experience noteworthy attractions like CityCentre, The Houston Zoo and the Museum of Fine Arts; Houston’s famed Energy Corridor is also close by.

The Westin, Memorial City

945 Gessner Road, Houston, Texas, 77024, USA

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The Westin, Memorial City can be reached conveniently by car, train, bus, or plane. Check below to find out more.

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By Train/Bus

Bus Station

Gessner Rd @ Katy Freeway 0.2 km S from hotel

Greyhound Houston 20.9 km E from hotel

By Plane

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

Head east toward Interstate 10 Frontage Rd E for 125 ft. Turn left toward Interstate 10 Frontage Rd E for 331 ft. Turn right toward Interstate 10 Frontage Rd E for 92 ft. Turn right onto Interstate 10 Frontage Rd E for 135 ft. Use the left lane to turn left at the 1st cross street onto Gessner Rd for 492 ft. Use the left lane to turn left at the 1st cross street onto Interstate 10 Frontage Rd W/Old Katy Rd for 0.1 miles. Slight left to merge onto Sam Houston Tollway N Partial toll road for 19.0 miles. Continue onto TX-8 Beltway E/Sam Houston Tollway E for 2.0 miles. Take the Hardy Toll Rd N exit Toll road for 1.3 miles. Merge onto Hardy Toll Rd Toll road 0.5 miles. Take the Central Green Blvd exit toward Intercontinental Airport/Greens Rd Toll road for 0.2 miles. Keep left, follow signs for Airport Toll road 0.3 miles. Continue onto Hardy Toll Rd Toll road for 0.6 miles.


The hotel is in the heart of Houston’s bustling West Side.

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