City Sup­ports LNG Con­fer­ence

Western Suburbs Weekly - - City of Perth News -

The City of Perth will play home to the world stage in April next year, with spon­sor­ship of a ma­jor in­ter­na­tional gas con­fer­ence. For the sec­ond time since 1968, Perth has been cho­sen to host the In­ter­na­tional Con­fer­ence and Ex­hi­bi­tion on Liqui­fied Nat­u­ral Gas (LNG 18), the first and only City to be granted host rights twice. The event is ex­pected to at­tract more than 5,000 par­tic­i­pants from 70 coun­tries, rep­re­sent­ing 700 of the world’s lead­ing LNG com­pa­nies. Lord Mayor, Lisa Scaf­fidi, said LNG18 would be the most sig­nif­i­cant event to be held in Perth since the Com­mon­wealth Heads of Gov­ern­ment Meet­ing in 2011. “It is a coup for Perth to be se­lected to host this im­por­tant con­fer­ence, the only City to be cho­sen for a sec­ond time, and for the City of Perth to be in­volved,” Ms Scaf­fidi said. “By 2017 Aus­tralia is ex­pected to pro­duce 87-mil­lion tonnes of LNG, rank­ing the na­tion above Qatar as the world’s lead­ing LNG ex­porter. “It makes sense to hold this con­fer­ence in Perth, as WA is home to more than 300 in­ter­na­tional com­pa­nies ser­vic­ing the oil and gas sec­tor, with more than $148 bil­lion worth of LNG projects un­der con­struc­tion or com­mit­ted to. “The City looks for­ward to work­ing in con­junc­tion with the State and Fed­eral Gov­ern­ments, to en­sure a suc­cess­ful con­fer­ence, which will gen­er­ate an ex­pected $45 mil­lion in del­e­gate, ex­hibitor and visi­tor ex­pen­di­ture.”

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