The official opening ceremony of the 26th World Gas Conference (WGC) Paris was held today, June 2 in the large amphitheater in the Palais des Sports at the Porte de Versailles.
The ceremony was opened with a welcoming address by Jérôme Ferrier, President of the International Gas Union, the organizer of the World Gas Conference which is being held every three years.
After IGU’s president welcoming address, CEO’s of oil and gas giants Engie, formerly known as GDF Suez, and Total took the stage delivering their host speeches to the WGC audience in the Palais des Sports at the Porte de Versailles.
French Republican Guard orchestra also performed during the opening ceremony of the World Gas Conference which runs from June 1 to June 5.
According to IGU, the focus of the conference will be to highlight the crucial role that gas will play in the future world growth, especially given the growing demand for green sources of energy.
More than 3500 delegates from all over the world are registered to attend WGC this year from more than 600 organisations.
LNG World News Staff; Images: WGC 2015