World LPG Forum draws about 1,500 to Singapore

October 16, 2015 By    
WLPGA President Kimball Chen speaks at World LPG Forum

Kimball Chen, president of the World LPG Association (WLPGA), speaks at the event. This is his last year as WLPGA president.

About 1,500 propane industry representatives attended the 28th World LPG Forum Sept. 28-Oct. 2 at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre in Singapore.

According to the World LPG Association (WLPGA), the top five countries represented at the event were Singapore, India, Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia. The association says 81 companies exhibited at the event.

The senior minister of the state of Singapore and B. Ashok, chairman of Indian Oil Corp., presented keynote speeches at the event. David Carroll, president of the International Gas Union, led a panel on the synergies between LP gas and natural gas. WLPGA says attendees also participated in a roundtable discussion on world trends in converting vehicles to propane autogas.

Exhibition at the 28th World LPG Forum

About 80 companies exhibited at the 28th World LPG Forum from Sept. 28-Oct. 2 in Singapore.

The Women in LPG (WINLPG) Global Network, which formed in June, met for the first time during the two-day event. Chaired by Nikki Brown, managing director of Cavagna Group, the network discussed its priorities within the WLPGA.

Additionally, the Global Technology Conference (GTC) allowed companies to showcase new propane-related technologies. WLPGA says 10 papers were presented at this year’s GTC.

During the GTC, the association awarded Mark Walls of the Southwest Research Institute with the 2015 WLPGA Innovation award for his paper on direct liquid propane injection on modern GDI engines that he presented at last year’s GTC of the World LPG Forum. Anne Feudner of Kohler Power Systems, who presented her paper on the application of propane to the mobile rental generator market, was runner-up.

The association adds it plans to award one of the presenters from this year’s GTC at the 2016 World LPG Forum & 2016 AEGPL Congress in Istanbul, Turkey.

Photos: LP Gas Magazine

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