The jubilee 35th edition of the International Scientific & Expert Meeting of Gas Professionals will open its doors on the 21st of October, 2020 traditionally in Opatija, Croatia, Energetski Portal reports.
During three days of the event 600 delegates, representing more than 200 companies and institutions, 60 respected speakers, and 45 exhibitors from more than 20 countries will attend the event. Prominent gas event organized by Croatian Gas Association, member of the International Gas Union (IGU) and Croatian Gas Center Ltd. is under the high auspices of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning, the Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship, and Crafts, the Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency.
The Conference will cover 12 thematic sessions, several interactive panel discussions, and a poster session on topics covering the entire natural gas chain, the application of new technologies, as well as key challenges that will determine the development of the natural gas market in the near future. The invited lecturers will present the key environmental and economic role of natural gas as an integral part of a sustainable global energy system. The importance of natural gas as a geopolitical factor in the energy transition, the significance of strategic gas projects and the potential of natural gas to become the leading energy source in consumption in the world by 2050 will be emphasized.
In the second topic of the conference, the emphasis will be on the key policy recommendations to ensure a modern regulatory framework that is fit for the purpose to support the transition to a cost-efficient and carbon-neutral energy system. An important part of the upcoming event will be the presentation of several professional papers about the history, current development, and prospects of the future development of natural gas exploration and production projects in the Republic of Croatia.
The conference will show the current development and prospects of the future course of the strategic gas infrastructure development in Croatia and Europe, such as the construction of Zlobin-Omisalj, the new main gas pipeline that will provide the shipment of natural gas from the planned LNG terminal on the island of Krk to the transport system of the Republic of Croatia. More interesting presentations will present the application of smart technologies in gas and energy systems, innovations, and transfer of technologies and their role in the gas and energy industry. An interesting panel discussion on the current situation and trends of the natural gas market and future challenges will be held.
Due to the great interest of energy entities, an interesting workshop on the current topic of energy efficiency obligation scheme will be held as a part of the jubilee conference and will include an introductory presentation by an expert from the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy and a panel discussion on the same topic.