Helium Summit 2018

Transitioning To Life Beyond The BLM

Marriot Marquis, Houston, Texas, 3rd October - 4th October

With the theme “Transitioning To Life Beyond The BLM”, gasworld’s Global Helium Summit 2018 will provide insight into the major issues facing the global Helium business including the declining capacity of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s  (BLM) Helium Pipeline, the coming privatization of the BLM’s helium assets and the anticipated emergence of Gazprom as a major player in helium markets.

A wide ranging agenda will feature presentations from key industry executives and thought leaders that will help participants assess the impact of the important changes facing the Helium Business.

The event, which will take place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Houston, Texas from October 3 – 4, 2018, will also provide an unrivalled opportunity to network with a veritable “Who’s Who” in the global Helium Business.




Phil Kornbluth President Kornbluth Helium Consulting
John Raquet CEO gasworld
Sam Burton Field Manager for Helium Operations Bureau of Land Management’s Federal Helium Program
Wally Nelson General Manager, Global Helium Air Products
Michael A. Corbett Managing Partner Linx Consulting
Jerome Christin General Manager - Global Helium and Rare Gases (Worldwide) Air Liquide
Nick Snyder Chairman and CEO North American Helium, Inc.
Rex Canon Chief Executive Officer IACX Energy LLC
Claus Nussgruber President, Global Helium and Rare Gases Linde
Ken Kelley Chief Executive Officer Kelley/GTM
Steve Eckhardt Vice President, Global Helium Matheson Tri-Gas
Todd Newman General Manager Gardner Cryogenics and CryoMachinery
Nick Haines Head Global Helium Source Development Linde Global Helium


Welcome - Wednesday, 3rd October 2018
Welcome Reception
  • Time: 6:00pm
Welcome - Thursday, 4th October 2018
Registration and Exhibition Time
  • Time: 07:30 am
John Raquet gasworld
Official Welcome and Introduction
  • Time: 08:45 am
Session 1 - Market Conditions & Future Supply
Phil Kornbluth, Kornbluth Helium Consulting
Wally Nelson Air Products
Helium Market Overview - The Big Picture
  • Time: 09:00 am
Sam Burton Bureau of Land Management’s Federal Helium Program
BLM Operations & Privatization
  • Time: 09:30 am
Claus Nussgruber Linde
Gazprom's Amur Project
  • Time: 10:10 am
  • Time: 10:40 am
Coffee Break
  • Time: 10:50 am
Jerome Christin Air Liquide
Qatar - Status & New Normal Logistics
  • Time: 11:20 am
Rex Canon IACX Energy LLC
Supply from Non-Hydrocarbon Sources
  • Time: 11:50 am
Nick Snyder North American Helium, Inc.
Helium Production in SK
  • Time: 12:20 pm
  • Time: 12:50 pm
Lunch and Exhibition Time
  • Time: 1:00 pm
Session 2 - Helium Marketing, Markets & Applications
John Raquet, gasworld
Phil Kornbluth Kornbluth Helium Consulting
Impact of the Praxair/Linde Merger
  • Time: 2:00 pm
Steve Eckhardt Matheson Tri-Gas
Overview of the Chinese Market
  • Time: 2:30 pm
Michael A. Corbett Linx Consulting
Helium use in the Electronics Industry
  • Time: 3:00 pm
Ken Kelley Kelley/GTM
High Capacity Tube Trailers
  • Time: 3:30 pm
Todd Newman Gardner Cryogenics and CryoMachinery
State of the Art - 11,000 Ga. Containers
  • Time: 4:00 pm
  • Time: 4:30 pm
Phil Kornbluth Kornbluth Helium Consulting
Concluding Thoughts
  • Time: 4:45 pm
Exhibition Time
  • Time: 5:00 pm
Summit Close


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What can you expect this year?

  • A full 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 Helium Business.
  • Senior speakers and participants from the biggest Helium 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 200 key players from around the world. Everyone you need to meet to get your business ahead – all in a single location.

Marriott Marquis Houston

1777 Walker Street, Houston, Texas 77010 USA

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