gasworld’s flagship event has been and remains our MENA Industrial Gas Conference, which has been held in the UAE since our first ever conference in 2007. Twelve years on and the region has experienced huge change in both supply models and actual demand for industrial, medical and special gases.
We have seen the significant entry of the major gas companies such as Air Products, Air Liquide, Linde, Messer and Praxair. These companies have not only focused on the major onsite projects that have arisen across the region but have acquired positions in the merchant market as well.
There are now changes happening at the customer level, with the large energy companies focusing on downstream oil and natural gas – giving rise to more investment projects at tonnage gas consumption levels, but also impacting on the demand for merchant industrial gases.
As such, gasworld believes it is right to address the business models and the applications that are right for gas companies and for their customers, and believe the theme Business Models Fit for Purpose, will attract both small and medium-sized enterprises across the region but also the major gas companies and end-users to learn, question and debate the future drivers for the region.
We will address the questions being asked of us, such as:
The MENA Industrial Gas Conference 2019 will tackle the above topics through a series of progressive speaker sessions, insightful debate, and engaging networking opportunities.
The MENA region is somewhat polarised in that the medium to large onsite projects are the domain of the major gas companies, but the merchant gases business and growth applications are important to the independent operators. We will strike the right balance by addressing the differing business models that should deliver benefits for all stakeholders.
During the afternoon sessions we also provide an exhibition booth programme, where attendees can visit technology and service providers to discuss the solutions that will support their company’s business model and strategy in this region of real opportunity. We will also for the first time introduce a closing keynote talk to conclude the event, from eminent helium expert Phil Kornbluth, who will leave delegates richer in knowledge and insight about the future direction of the global helium business – one of the hottest topics today for the gases industry and helium end-users.
Soaring 44 floors above the city, Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City offers an upscale oasis on the banks of the Dubai Water Canal, near Downtown Dubai and World Trade Centre. The hotel is directly connected to La Perle by Dragone water theatre, Dubai’s number one show. Our location off Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai Metro station, puts you just minutes from things to do.
Discounted hotel rates are available for paying attendees. You will receive a link once we have confirmed booking.
Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
We celebrate our 29th global Industrial Gas event by returning to where it all began in 2007 – to the beautiful city of Dubai.Read More >
Take a short 15-minute walk and spend the day exploring the unique beauty and wonders of Downtown Dubai. You can’t miss the glittering beauty of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building and free-standing structure in the world, soaring 160 stories above the city. Stroll over to The Dubai Mall for a prime shopping experience. Or relax just outside by The Dubai Fountain, the world’s largest choreographed fountain system set on the 30-acre manmade Burj Khalifa Lake. For the ultimate cultural experience, catch a play, ballet, opera or concert at Dubai Opera.
Want some fun in the sun? The hotels complimentary shuttle bus offers service to various beach locations and complimentary beach club access is available at Habtoor Grand Resort
The Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City can be reached conveniently by car, train, bus, or plane. Check below to find out more.Read More >
DIRECTIONS TO HOTEL
From South (Dubai Marina): Get on Sheikh Zayed Road/E11, direction Sharjah. Follow Sheikh Zayed Road/E11 and take exit 47 for Al Hadiqa St/D69 W. Follow the signs to the hotel.
From North (Deira): Get on Sheikh Zayed Road/E11, direction Abu Dhabi. Follow Sheikh Zayed Road/E11 and take exit 47 for Al Hadiqa St/D69 W. Follow signs to the hotel.
From East: Follow D69 Meydan Road towards Jumeirah and keep right towards Sheikh Zayed Road/E11 direction to Sharjah and keep right towards Al Habtoor City. Drive straight until the hotel.
From West: Drive on D69 Meydan Road towards Sheikh Zayed Road and take the exit towards Sharjah. Take the lane to Al Habtoor City and drive straight until the hotel.
The Business Bay metro station is a 10 minutes’ walk or 5 minutes taxi drive away.
Dubai International Airport
Distance from Hotel: 18 km.
Drive Time: 16 minutes
Follow E11/Sheikh Zayed Road to Dubai and take the exit 47 onto D69/Meydan Road. Keep left towards Jumeirah and after the loop take the first exit on the right. Drive straight until the hotel.
Abu Dhabi International Airport
Distance from Hotel: 120 km.
Drive Time: 70 minutes
We’ve selected this luxury hotel so delegates can emerge themselves and enjoy the ultimate cultural experience.Read More >
Situated off vibrant Sheikh Zayed Road, the Dubai hotel offers a tranquil location near the banks of Dubai Water Canal, near Downtown Dubai, World Trade Centre, The Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and Dubai Opera. The proximity to Dubai Metro Station makes navigating your way through the city a breeze.