The flagship 28th World Gas Conference has been rescheduled to 2022 following a risk assessment relating to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The conference, owned by the International Gas Union (IGU) and hosted by the Korea Gas Union, will now take place from 23 to 27 May 2022 in the same location — Daegu, South Korea — as had been the intended venue for the event that was originally set to take place next year.

The IGU Council, in its November meeting, confirmed the decision to reschedule by one year following a risk assessment around the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“As we have one more year to prepare, we are committed to ensuring every effort to deliver a hugely successful World Gas Conference,” said Bong Kyu Park, chairman of the WGC2022 National Organising Committee.

“We will enhance the programme to be more dynamic and innovative, featuring key themes around the ever-changing gas industry. We look forward to welcoming you,” he said.

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WGC2022 is set to be the first major gas conference and exhibition in 2022 and is expected to attract more than 12,000 attendees and have 350 exhibitors representing 500 companies from upwards of 90 nations.