Autogas Day 2021 - ‘Rediscovering Autogas’
Sheikh Maktoum Hall, World Trade Center
Introduction and Welcome 9:00am - 9:10am
Mr. James Rockall, CEO and Managing Director, WLPGA
Keynote Address: Combating Climate Change and Air Pollution 9:10am - 9:40am
Renault is a great ambassador for Autogas with a vision that includes LPG as one of the alternative fuels to gasoline and diesel. Hear why Renault sees LPG as an important offering in their portfolio as the world tackles climate change and urban air quality.
Mr. Philippe Prevel, Vice President, Alternative Fuels Project, Renault, France
Global Trends in the Global Autogas Markets 9:40am - 10am
What is happening in the world of Autogas nowadays? Where are the significant markets and where is growth potential? This session will highlight some of the global trends and opportunities.
Mr. David Appleton, Vice President LPG, Argus Media, Singapore
Panel Discussion: Kickstarting Autogas Markets 10am - 10:45am
COVID-19 has impacted established and nascent Autogas markets around the world. Discover from some experienced Autogas champions, representing a group of different countries with markets in different stages of development, what challenges they faced, how they continue to strive for growth, and what advice they have for starting new Autogas markets.
Ms. Paula Frigerio, Innovation and Development Officer, Abastible, Chile - Colombia - Peru
Mr. Ridvan Ucar, Marketing and Innovation Assistant General Manager, Aygaz, Turkey
Ms. Gulem Kaya Ozden, Marketing Manager, Aygaz, Bangladesh
Mr. W.K.H Wegapitiya, CEO, Laugfs Gas, Sri Lanka
Mr. Steve Whaley, Director - Autogas, Propane Education & Research Centre (PERC), USA
Mr. Suyash Gupta, Director General, Indian Auto LPG Coalition, India
Networking Coffee Break 10:45am -11am
Panel Discussion: The Role of Autogas in a Net Zero Carbon Future 11am - 11:45am
Can Autogas markets flourish in a time of decarbonisation and what is its role in the coming energy transition? What should the industry be doing to educate policy makers and the general public to (re)discover this technology as a clean and viable alternative for today and tomorrow?
Ms. Joy Alafia, President/CEO, Western Propane Gas Association, USA
Dr.-Ing Werner Willems, Technical Specialist for Sustainable Fuels Research, Ford Research and Innovation Center, Germany
Mr. Uwe Thomsen, CEO, Propan Rheingas GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
Mr. Eric Johnson, Owner, Atlantic Consulting, Switzerland
Panel Discussion: Latest Developments and Innovations 11:45am - 12:30pm
Technology is the life blood of Autogas. Come hear about the latest innovations and technological breakthroughs as the Autogas industry races to keep pace with its competitors. What will you be seeing soon in Autogas markets around the world?
Mr. Arek Kubasik, General Manager, Stako Sp. z o.o., Poland
Mr. Cinch Munson, Vice President, Commercial Development, Oberon Fuels, USA
Ms Ewa Abramiuk-Lete, General Manager, Liquid Gas Europe, Belgium
Closing 12:30pm -12:45pm
Sharing the highlights of International Autogas Day.
Ms. Angelique Berden, Corporate Marketing and Communications Director, Westport Fuel Systems, Netherlands
Networking Lunch 12:45pm - 14pm