Asia-Pacific Conference 2018

Business models & tools for success

Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3rd - 5th December

gasworld’s 4th conference in the region will focus on the industrial gas markets, what is driving growth, what structural changes are taking place following current mergers and acquisitions, explore emerging trends and the opportunities they provide.

We will provide additional insight on the way technology and business models are shifting in our industry, such as the use of digitisation and automation, the emergence of clean energy transition in which industrial gas companies and equipment suppliers can be central to driving a successful development.

This year our conference will be held in Malaysia on 3-5 December.  The Asia-Pacific Industrial Gas Conference 2018 will tackle many of the topics you are talking about within your company these days.  We aim to address the issues and subjects through a selection of experienced and very knowledgeable speakers and by running a series of pointed panel sessions, allowing insightful debate and engaging networking opportunities.

The event will provide a striking balance between the traditional growth drivers that are thriving in these younger economies, and the newer, inescapable trends that are driving change globally.

As well as holding the conference – we continue to inform and educate delegates through our Exhibition Booth Programme in which companies will share with you their latest technologies and practices which also provides a platform to engage in meaningful networking opportunities.


Ravin Mirchandani Director Mack Valves
Saket Tiku President AIIGMA
John Raquet CEO gasworld
Martyn Hammond Director gasworld
Ian Davies Managing Director IGPH
Doug O’Dell Vice-President of Sales TrackAbout
Bernard Dhainaut Vice-President for South East Asia and Pacific region Air Liquide
Tim Evison Messer Consulting Messer Group
Edgar Hotard Venture Partner, Senior Advisor ARCH Venture Partners, Shanghai Baosteel Gases Co., Ltd. and SIAD S.p.A.
Milan Sarkar General Secretary AIGA
Rob Cockerill Global Managing Editor gasworld
Jonny Dearden Business Analyst gasworld
Nizam Ismail Sales Director, Asia Pacific of Cryogenic Division VRV
Shashidhara Siddamallapa Board of Directors Bhuruka Gases Ltd
Andy Lao International Business Sales Manager Guangdong Huate Gas
Henning Lyager Sales Manager Distribution Channels Asia Cold Jet
Sheng Zhongke CEO Shanghai Baosteel Gas
Rachmat Harsono President Director PT. Aneka Gas Industri
Dr. Mathias Kranz Global Head of Application Technology The Linde Group
Mark McKechnie SE Asia Industrial Gas Business Manager Chart Inc.
Alan Kneisz Head for Fuel Cells in Asia Hydrogenics


Welcome, Monday, 3rd December
Welcome Reception
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Location: TBA
Day 1, Tuesday, 4th December
Gas Markets and Safety
Registration and Welcome Refreshments
  • Time: 08:00
John Raquet gasworld
Welcome and Introductory Speech
  • Time: 08:45
Panel Session 1 – Industrial Gas Business Models
Edgar Hotard, ARCH Venture Partners, Shanghai Baosteel Gases Co., Ltd. and SIAD S.p.A.
Rachmat Harsono PT. Aneka Gas Industri
Building a Sustainable Industrial Gas Business - A Traditional Route
  • Time: 09:30
  • Duration: 20 Minutes
Tim Evison Messer Group
Trade and Industrial Gases in ASEAN
  • Duration: 20 Minutes
Sheng Zhongke Shanghai Baosteel Gas
Building a Sustainable Industrial Gas Business in China
  • Duration: 20 Minutes
John Raquet gasworld
"Small is not just Beautiful"
  • Duration: 20 Minutes
  • Duration: 10 Minutes
Coffee Break
  • Time: 11:00
Session 2 – Spotlight on Trending Gases
Saket Tiku, AIIGMA
Jonny Dearden gasworld
Global Helium Update and Future Impact on Asia
  • Time: 11:45
  • Duration: 20 Minutes
Alan Kneisz Hydrogenics
Hydrogen – Mobile Solutions and Markets
  • Duration: 20 Minutes
Dr. Mathias Kranz The Linde Group
Additive Manufacturing
  • Duration: 20 Minutes
Andy Lao Guangdong Huate Gas
Special Gases - Make v Buy
  • Duration: 20 Minutes
  • Duration: 10 Minutes
  • Time: 13:15
Session 3 – Safety and Security
Ravin Mirchandani, Mack Valves
Milan Sarkar AIGA
Regional Safety and AIGA update
  • Time: 14:30
  • Duration: 20 Minutes
SSA Vincent Lucero FBI
Security for Industrial Gases
  • Duration: 20 Minutes
Ian Davies IGPH
Safety within Cylinder Filling
  • Duration: 20 Minutes
  • Duration: 10 Minutes
John Raquet gasworld
Conference Day One Closure
  • Time: 16:15
Booth Time
  • Time: 16:30
  • Duration: 120 Minutes
Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception
  • Time: 18:30
Conference Dinner
  • Time: 19:30
Day 2, Wednesday, 5th December
Digitisation and Shifts in Technology
Morning Refreshments
  • Time: 08:15
Martyn Hammond gasworld
Welcome Day 2
  • Time: 08:45
Session 4 –Digitisation in the Gases Industry
Shashidhara Siddamallapa, Bhuruka Gases Ltd
Bernard Dhainaut Air Liquide
Digitisation of gases - Overview
  • Time: 09:00
  • Duration: 30 Minutes
Rob Cockerill gasworld
e-Commerce and Industrial Gases
  • Duration: 30 Minutes
Doug O’Dell TrackAbout
Use of Smart Phones/Tablets for Running Your Business: Global Trends in Serialized Cylinder Tracking
  • Duration: 30 Minutes
  • Duration: 10 Minutes
Coffee Break
  • Time: 10:45
Session 5 – Technology shifts in gases and applications
Nizam Ismail, VRV
Henning Lyager Cold Jet
Dry Ice – production and supply
  • Time: 11:30
  • Duration: 20 Minutes
Mark McKechnie Chart Inc.
What’s driving growth in micro bulk
  • Duration: 20 Minutes
  • Time: 12:45
  • Duration: 15 Minutes
Martyn Hammond gasworld
Conference Wrap Up
  • Time: 13:00
  • Duration: 15 Minutes
  • Time: 13:15
Afternoon Networking Programme
  • Time: 14:15
Martyn Hammond gasworld
Booth Programme Closed
  • Time: 17:00
  • Time: 18:00


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  • Booths with this colour cost $7000

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What can you expect this year?

  • A 2.5 day program featuring a wide ranging agenda, will showcase presentations from key industry executives and thought leaders that will help participants assess the impact of the important changes facing the South East Asian Industrial Gas Business.
  • Senior speakers and participants from the biggest gas producers, distributors and equipment manufactures – representing a who’s who of the global industry
  • More content than ever, covering key topics on operational and strategic issues in these fields
  • Dinner, drinks and networking with over 250 key players from around the world. Everyone you need to meet to get your business ahead – all in a single location.

Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Kuala Lumpur 50450 Malaysia

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