As the President of the International Gas Union (IGU), I sincerely invite you to the 29th World Gas Conference (WGC2025), which will happen from May 19 to 23 at the China National Convention Center, Beijing, China.

Founded in 1931, IGU is the world's largest and most influential international organisation for the gas industry, dedicated to promoting gas as a key contributor to a sustainable energy future. The World Gas Conference (WGC) is the most important flagship event of IGU, hailed as the premier event of the global gas industry
. In 2017, I was elected as the President of IGU for the 2022-2025 triennium, becoming the first Chinese President and the first female President in IGU’s history, and won the right for China to host the WGC2025.

For the first time in over 90 years, WGC is coming to Beijing. This event will draw attention of the whole world to China – the world’s third largest gas consumer and the largest importer; and to Beijing – the city of Dual Olympics. The event will bring together national leaders, government officials, presidents and CEOs of large energy companies, international delegates, think tanks, scholars, etc. Exhibitors will cover almost all of the top 50 oil and gas companies in energy technology and the entire gas value chain; as well as leading new energy companies.

WGC2025 conference and exhibition will be held at the China National Convention Center. The conference features 100+ sessions including keynote, current debates, industry insights and the technical & innovation centre. There will also be special sessions featuring finance, digitalisation, women and the young leadership programme. WGC2025 is expected to attract more than 3,500 delegates from 70 countries, with an exhibition covering an area of 50,000 square meters (the largest in WGC's history), 300 exhibitors and 30,000 trade visitors.

WGC2025 will provide a multi-level and multi-dimensional platform for sharing the world's energy governance experience and best practices. We will present a top-notch “feast for idea flow”

Li Yalan

President, International Gas Union

I, as Chair of the WGC2025 National Organising Committee, am honoured to invite all friends from China and abroad to the 29th World Gas Conference on 19-23 May 2025, in China National Convention Centre, Beijing, China.

WGC2025 will feature a top-level event for the global gas industry. Gas, as a low-carbon clean energy, will play a key role in the global energy transition towards a low-carbon future, while managing climate change, carbon peaking and carbon neutrality. The conference will bring together hundreds of leaders and great minds from the government, multinational energy companies, international organisations, top-level think tanks and research institutions to share their insightful wisdom. There will be more than 100 technical & strategic sessions, showcasing cutting-edge technologies and insights, and networking activities to renew friendships and explore business opportunities.

WGC2025 will continue to carry forward the legacy of the IGU and open up the future. This event will seek to enrich the impact and profile of the exhibition by covering the whole gas industry chain, and expanding to relevant sectors such as electricity, new energy, finance, construction, energy equipment manufacturing, technology, Internet, etc. We will push for cross-sector integration, high-quality development, building the industry eco-system, and promoting the marketisation of gas.

WGC2025 will provide Chinese delegates with an opportunity to showcase China's energy transition efforts, scientific and technological strength, as well as the potential and capacity of Chinese companies. Through this event, we hope, more domestic experts, scholars and companies could be encouraged to engage in global energy governance and gas industry expansion; to promote the exchange of knowledge, experience, best practices and seek innovation solutions and direction for China's energy sector.

On behalf of the National Organising Committee of the 29th World Gas Conference, I invite you to this historical event, to expand the "circle of friends" at home and abroad, to enhance the influence of your brand, and create a shared future for low-carbon growth.

I look forward to seeing you in Beijing at WGC2025!

Cao Yujun

Chair, WGC2025 National Organising Committee

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