November 23, 2021 13:37
The city of Daegu is gearing up to host the World Gas Conference in May next year which it hopes to position itself on the international map as an energy hub.
The WGC has 90 years of history and is the world's largest and most important gas industry event. Korea lost two bids to host it in Seoul in 2002 and in Busan in 2011 but finally clinched the WGC for Daegu in 2014.
From May 23-27, the city welcomes some 12,000 visitors from 350 companies in more than 90 countries. Numbers could grow as COVID travel restrictions are scrapped. Over 80 percent of exhibition spaces have already sold out.
Top energy companies like Chevron, ExxonMobil, Gazprom, Qatargas, Cheniere Energy are signed up to take part and will discuss topics like supply-chain issues that have driven energy prices sky-high.
"The WGC will be a great opportunity to intensively nurture the energy industry," Daegu Mayor Kwon Young-jin said.
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