2020 / e-LPG Week

World LPG Challenge

The World LPG Challenge is a new start-up competition launched by the World LPG Association (WLPGA) in 2019. The start-up Challenge is a competition designed to seek fresh solutions to industry challenges from people who work in the start-up community, outside of the LPG industry.

Traditionally the LPG industry has relied on expertise from within the industry to tackle their challenges.


Many of the future challenges that the industry will face will demand new thinking from people with fresh, smart minds who are perhaps outside of the LPG industry. The success of the first competition in 2019 resulted in a decision by the WLPGA to run the Challenge in future as an annual event. The World LPG Challenge ’20 will continue to aim to encourage the start-up community to bring innovative solutions to help solve one of the biggest challenges facing the LPG industry.


World LPG Challenge'20

What to Expect?

The World LPG Challenge’20 is launched and focuses on a new challenge facing the LPG industry. LPG is a by-product of the fossil fuel industry and although it is one of the cleanest and versatile energies around, the fossil fuel tag does not help it find its true place in the world’s energy future. The challenge in 2020 is ‘Responsible Energy Future’ and the task for the start-up community is to come up with new and innovative solutions to this challenge facing the industry.

Why Attend?

Taking up the Challenge is an opportunity for start-up companies to engage with the LPG industry and present new solutions to the presented challenge. All the finalists will be offered a complimentary pass to LPG Week in Dubai including access to the World LPG Forum. In addition the finalists will be provided with a complimentary pop-up booth within the exhibition hall. The winners of the World LPG Challenge will receive a financial prize from a total prize pool in excess of $20,000.

Who Should Attend?

Members of the global start-up community, and other stakeholders who are outside of the LPG industry, with innovative solutions to the challenge topic.


How to Apply?

The World LPG Challenge’20 is launched. Get all details to take part in the competition here: www.f6s.com/worldlpgchallenge20

Submissions will be screened during the second quarter of 2020 when the finalists will be selected. Each finalist will be advised to prepare a short presentation in preparation of the pitch off during LPG Week in Dubai.



Important Dates

  • Applications Open: 2nd March – 31st August 2020
  • Finalists Screening and Selection: 1st September – 31st September 2020
  • Finals in Dubai: week of the 1st November 2020

World LPG Challenge'19

The international start-up community were asked to address the following challenge:

As technologies continue to advance, and new training and education solutions emerge, there will be opportunities for the LPG industry to launch new safety solutions and new safety training opportunities supported by a refreshed safety culture. Enter the World LPG Challenge ’19 and present your ideas on how the LPG industry can achieve this!’

Three finalists were selected by the international steering committee from the numerous submissions received and they were asked to pitch off against each other during the World LPG Forum in Amsterdam during September 2019. All three finalists took the opportunity after the pitch off to engage with delegates at the World LPG Forum to have deeper discussions about their initiatives to explore new opportunities within the industry.

Want to Support & Sponsor the World LPG Challenge'20?

David Tyler: dtyler@wlpga.org or
André Pimentel: andre.pimentel@anova.com