WGC2022 FAQ

General Questions

The National Organizing Committee (NOC) in cooperation with the International Gas Union (IGU) has taken the decision to reschedule the 28th World Gas Conference to 23-27 May 2022 as one of the objectives is to create certainty for the participants of the World Gas Conference whilst protecting and enhancing WGC as the premier global event for natural gas. Most importantly, rescheduling to 2022 facilitates innovative opportunities with a goal to drive the energy conversation forward and will allow us to present an event that reflects the evolving learning and networking needs of the industry.

The 29th World Gas Conference, which was due to take place in 2024, has been rescheduled to 2025. It will take place in Beijing, China under the leadership of Chinese Presidency.

Rescheduling to 2022 facilitates pro-active planning and innovation opportunities with the goal of presenting an event that reflects the evolving needs of the industry. We are committed to ensuring every effort is made to deliver a better attendee experience and with a stronger position to connect in 2022, WGC will bring more networking opportunities as the first major natural gas event that year.

WGC Program

Following the challenges of 2020, our industry will face a new world. The WGC2022 program will reflect and discuss the ever-changing gas industry across the globe from the new normal, short- and long-term business transformations, market growth, the opportunities and challenges in technology and innovation, green finance, energy security, energy performance, clean air strategies and much more.

These developments will be reflected in the Plenary Sessions, Call for Papers and the already updated Current Debate topics.

Yes. As there will be an extension of the current IGU Presidency to 2022, the TWP will also be extended. This means that the IGU committees will continue to prepare for the WGC2022 program and will use this additional time to ensure that the program is innovative, dynamic and relevant to the energy discussion in 2022.

Call for Papers

Yes, we will a keep record of your submitted abstract in our system and it will be considered along with all other submissions. There is no need to register again. The login information you have entered originally will still work and allow you to access the Call for Papers portal.

If you have any questions, please contact papers@wgc2022.org

The new deadline to submit your Call for Papers Abstract is 27 September 2021. Authors will be notified whether they have been accepted, wait listed or not accepted via the email address provided as part of the submission on 12 January 2022.

Visit the submit page of the website here for instructions on how to submit your abstract. If you still have any questions please feel free to contact the conference team at papers@wgc2022.org

Yes – once your abstract has been submitted you may log back into your account to review and edit the abstract but if you want to resubmit your uploaded abstract please get in touch with us at papers@wgc2022.org. You may amend until the new closing date and after this dates no further edits will be accepted.

All abstracts must be submitted via our online portal.

All abstracts must be entered into the online portal in order for them to be reviewed and assessed by the IGU Committees.

Submissions must be in English only. The official language of the event is English and you will be required to submit your slides and present at the conference in English.

Your Abstract should be approximately 1,000 words in length.

Yes, we accept video submissions. Please read the How to Format an Abstract carefully before submitting a video.

To submit a video file click here, you will first need to upload a Microsoft Word Document. Please include the text “Video file Abstract submission”. Once this is completed, please email your video file as an attachment or in a web link to papers@wgc2022.org with the email heading “WGC2022 Video File Submission [Your Name]”. Once this has been completed, please return to the online portal, select “Continue” and complete the submission process.

There is no limit to the number of Abstracts you may submit, however you may only submit one Abstract per topic. You may not submit the same Abstract to multiple topics.

Although your abstract and paper may be written as a collective group you will need to nominate one contact person who will then be responsible for all contact and follow up purposes. You may name all authors as part of your 1,000 word abstract.

Yes – once your Abstract has been submitted you may log back into your account to review and edit the Abstract. You may do this until the closing date on 27 September 2021. After this date no further edits will be accepted.

The IGU has 11 Committees and 3 Task Forces who are working to advance the role of gas in a sustainable energy future whilst aligning with the International Gas Union’s role as the global voice of gas.

With over 900 committee members from over 49 countries the IGU Coordination Committees will draw on its members’ impressive global network of industry representatives to manage and lead this part of the conference program. For full information on the Committees and their Triennial Work Program please click here.

Each topic falls under the coordination of one of the IGU Committees.

Your Abstract will be reviewed by a select panel of Committee members who will review your Abstract based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance and degree of benefit to the gas industry
  • Originality
  • Relevance to the conference theme “A Sustainable Future – Powered by Gas
  • Content and presentation quality
  • Conformity to the respective topic

You will either be presenting in an Industry Insight session or in the Technology & Innovation sessions. When submitting your abstract, topics are clearly listed under the type of session you will be presenting at.

More information about these sessions can be found here.

Authors will be notified via the email address provided as part of the submission on 12 January 2022 if they have been accepted, wait listed or not accepted.

Yes – all speakers must register for the conference and pay 3,195 USD Early Bird fee or 3,595 USD General fee, depending on time of registration.

Speakers

We will contact you directly about the rescheduling of the event. In this communication, you will be asked to re-confirm your availability to participate.

If you have not received any communications, please contact the WGC Team at info@wgc2022.org

Exhibitors and Sponsors

We will contact you directly about your contract and any next actions. The venue, floorplan and sponsorship inclusions will remain substantially the same.

The EXCO Convention Centre’s Exhibition Hall will also be expanded to a total size of 30,000sqm and it will give exhibitors more opportunities to exhibit and to promote.

If you have not received any communications, please contact the WGC Team at exhibition@wgc2022.org or sponsorship@wgc2022.org

Venue

We will continue to monitor the situation and will be complying fully with the prevailing government advice on measures such as following the guidelines to social distancing to hygiene and face coverings, infrared cameras to detect fevers, to ensure the protection of all participants. Korea is one of the only countries in the world that has brought a major COVID-19 outbreak under control. We will also closely coordinate with the EXCO Convention Centre in order to ensure that all practical steps to ensure the health and safety of our attendees on-site will be taken.

Accommodation

Accommodation bookings for WGC2022 will begin when registration opens. Take advantage of the accommodation availability and start to plan your conference visit. If you plan to group book or have any further questions, please contact the WGC Team at hotels@wgc2022.org.

ANY QUESTIONS? For any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact the WGC Team at info@wgc2022.org. We are happy to assist to any of your queries.

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