From 1 to 4 October, the Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Centre is going to host the 9thSt. Petersburg International Gas Forum, one of the largest specialized convention and exhibition events in the oil and gas industry.
The 8th International Congress of Oil and Gas Industry Professionals, held as part of the Forum, will feature plenary sessions, specialized conferences, round tablediscussions, case contests, and scientific and technical meetings.The Forum invited representatives of federal and regional authorities, top managers of major international and Russian industrial corporations, global experts, heads of relevant universities and innovation centres.
The architecture of the convention program is based on twelve thematic areas:automation, informatization of the oil and gas industry; gas distribution and gas consumption; youth policy; petrochemistry and ecology; energy security; import substitution in the oil and gas industry; LNG, gas engine fuel, CNG, LPG, APG; investment and financing; social and HR policies; technological development; global gas market; design in the gas industry.
The central event of the Forum will be the Plenary session"Strategic priorities of international energy partnership" involving participation of representatives of the Government of the Russian Federation, leading Russian, international and foreign companies, educational and research organisations.
The Forum much will bring to the fore the issues of HR and social policies engaged in the industry-specific companies. At the Conference “HR and Social Policies of Companies in Development of the Russian Oil and Gas Complex” participants will focus on the requisites to preserve good health of employees
in the workplace, on the trendsof labour market, motivation and higher loyalty, the development
of the performance and personality potential of employees, the corporate culture modernization.
The business program will include the Technological Development Closed Session.The session will involve representatives of the administration of Gazprom PJSC, heads of subsidiary companies, employees of R&D and industry-specific organisations.
The Youth Day will be part of the SPIGF 2019, bringing together representatives of the sectoral business elite and students from leading universities in Russia and Europe to discuss the career opportunities
of would-be professionals and development of the industry as a whole.
The best solutions and pilot projects in the oil and gas industry from leading Russian and international companies will be presented in an extensive exposition: the 7thInternational Specialized Exhibition “InGAS Stream – Innovations in the Gas Industry”, the 4thCorporate Exposition “Import Substitution in the Gas Industry”, the 6thInternational Specialized Exhibition “Gas Engine Fuel”, and the 23rdInternational Specialized Exhibition of NaturalGas Industry and Technologies for Gas Facilities “ROS-GAS-EXPO”. Gazprom PJSC, Uniper SE, OMV AG, Wintershall Dea GmbH, Comita Group of Companies, Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., HMS Group,TMK PJSC and others have already confirmed their participation.
The Forum will involve participation of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation,
the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, the Government of St. Petersburg, the Russian Export Center JSC, Association of European business, European Gas Association, NGV Italy, the Russian Gas Society, as well as other international and Russian sector-wide associations.
In 2018, SPIGF once again proved its status of a high-profile event in the energy industry, acting
as an authoritative top rated international platform for discussing crucial issues of the gas industry. Over 4 days of work, the event had been attended by 16,500 people, including 5,000 delegates from 51 countries.