Ghana’s Energy Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, joined leaders from industry, government, finance and technology in Italy for this year’s Gastech 2022 Strategic exhibition and Conference.
The event was meant to share insights and perspectives, discuss crucial industry topics, including changing gas demand dynamics, the impact of new technology, shifts in government policy, and the different solutions required to succeed in the face of growing global ambitions for sustainable integrated energy value chains and net-zero emissions.
This year’s conference seeks to foster honest and pragmatic dialogue, positioning the natural gas industry as a key component in the solution for the short to mid-term supply of energy, as well as the broad net-zero ambitions.
In the discussions were energy ministers from other countries, including, H.E. Chief Timpre Sylva from Nigeria, H.E. Hardeep Singh Puri, India and H.E. Dwi Soetjipto the chairman for SKK Migas, in a ministerial panel which was moderated by John Defterios, Professor Of Business NYU. Abu Dhabi.
In the view of Dr. Prempeh, Ghana stands to benefit a great deal from the event as government seeks to grow its energy sector.
About Gastech 2022
A landmark event in the industry’s calendar, Gastech 2022 will shape the future of energy by bringing the industry together to discuss the global energy agenda.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in Milan, an international centre of business with a thriving gas industry, the four-day exhibition and conference will gather Ministers, CEOs, policy makers, business leaders, engineers, innovators, and disruptors. They will convey their unique perspectives on the current state of the energy industry and ambitions for how it will evolve over the coming decades.
Gastech 2022 took place in the post COP-26 environment already marked by an emergence from a pandemic, an economic recovery, and more pressure for increased emissions reductions. The world expects the energy industry to respond.
The industry itself is faced with the challenges of increasing global demand for energy alongside calls for urgent action on emissions management.
Energy demand fundamentals indicate that natural gas will continue to play a key role in the future energy mix, whilst hydrogen presents a new dimension to the energy system, creating huge opportunities across the value chain.
Ideally timed ten months post COP-26 Gastech Milan will provide a forum for exhibitors, sponsors, and speakers, to showcase to a global audience, their solutions to the challenges faced on the journey to net-zero.