General Questions

WGC2022 will take place 23-27 May 2022 at the EXCO Convention Centre in Daegu, South Korea.

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.

Registration will open on 25 May 2021. 

WGC Program

The WGC2022 program will discuss perspectives and insights under the theme A Sustainable Future – Powered by Gas and reflect and discuss the ever-changing gas industry across the globeFrom 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.  

The WGC2022 conference format convenes a variety of speaker formats with 90 sessions across 4-days including Plenary Sessions and Luncheon Addresses, Current Debates, Industry Insights Sessions and Technology & Innovation Sessions.

  • Plenary Sessions and Luncheon Addresses will consist of the world’s most prominent energy and environmental leaders debating the most significant issues shaping the global energy. 
  • Current Debate sessions feature lively interactive discussions between audience members and speakers on the most commercial and strategic topics of the moment. 
  • Industry Insights sessions will bring together experienced commercial and technical speakers focussing on the latest technical innovations as well as relevant commercial and strategic issues. 
  • Technology & Innovation sessions will give experienced industry experts a chance to demonstrate and explain the latest gas industry innovations and technology, on the Exhibition floor. 

The Call for Papers are specifically designed as an opportunity for the experts to be able to join the WGC2022 programBy submitting a Call for Paper Abstract you will be able to share with our audience the newest developments, present innovations and talk about what’s currently being discussed in the industry. For more information on the Call for Papers, please visit here 

Call for Papers

The chosen authors will be given the opportunity to present at either an Industry Insight or a Technology and Innovation session. Please view the full list of topics you can submit here. 

The 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.

Exhibitors and Sponsors


We will continue to monitor the situation and will be complying fully with the prevailing government advice on measures such as following the guidelines on social distancinghygiene and face coverings and infrared cameras to detect fever, to ensure the protection of all participants. South Korea is one of the very few 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 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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