PARIS, Sept. 27 /CNW/ - By choosing Africa and the theme "fuelling life"
for its 20th Forum (Cape Town, South Africa, October 24-26, 2007), the WLPGA
(World LP Gas Association) is asserting its commitment to proving the major
contribution that LP Gas can make towards improving global living conditions,
especially in disadvantaged areas.
The WLPGA, as voice of the worldwide LP Gas industry, has prepared an
especially rich program for its 20th annual meeting, with numerous conferences
and round table discussions conducted by top specialists from around the
world, such as Jacques Boudet (Geogas, Switzerland), Robert Schwartz (Chevron,
Singapore), Mourad Belguedj (World Bank), P. Raghavendran (Reliance
Industries, India), Roy Willis (PERC, USA), Pedro Jorge (Ultragaz, Brazil),
and Mehmet-Ali Neyzi (Aygaz, Turkey).
The discussions will allow the 700 participants, who come from more than
50 countries, to understand the evolution of the LP Gas market and to discover
best practices and new technologies that will make LP Gas one of the most
promising energy sources for the decades to come.
The Forum will hold an additional symposium, dedicated to "the role of LP
Gas in African development," sponsored by the United Nations Development
Program and the World Bank. The keynote speech will be given by Buyelwa
Sonjica, South African Minister of Minerals and Energy.
Lon Greenberg, President of the WLPGA, says that this additional
symposium will enable "the exploration of the benefits of LP Gas for the
people of Africa and to think about ways of developing its use in the
underdeveloped countries of the world."
As is customary, an exhibition of LP Gas equipment and services currently
available on the market will give participants the opportunity to learn about
the latest technological developments in a rapidly expanding sector.
WLPGA in brief
The World LP Gas Association is a professional non-profit organization
based in Paris. It has around 170 members, headquartered in about 50
countries, from the entire LP Gas value chain.
The WLPGA's mission is to promote LP Gas around the world. It regularly
publishes reports on the economic, social and environmental benefits of LP
Gas. It also carries out projects with non-government organizations such as
the United Nations and the World Bank.
For more information: http://www.wlpgasforum2007.com
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