The BCGA Virtual Conference - 22 - 23 April 2021
British Compressed Gases Association are pleased to announce it's first-ever all-digital Conference to take place in April 2021.
With the continued uncertainty around the Covid-19 pandemic, local lockdowns and travel as well as so many unknown factors that may impact the way in which the Annual Conference can be held, BCGA have made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone its physical conference until Thursday 28 April 2022.In its place will be BCGA's first Digital Conference - taking place over Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd April 2021.
The BCGA Digital Conference will be free to attend and we hope to have registration open in the New Year, so for now put the dates in your diary and more information will be available soon.
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The BCGA Annual Conference brings professionals together from the compressed gases industry, to be updated on the latest developments, current issues and association news. Our full programme reviews the BCGA Technical Committees publications and achievements, along with other speakers presenting on industry matters.
Future Conference dates for your diary
2022 - Thursday 28 April at the Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, Manchester, M28 2QT
BCGA Conference 2019Our BCGA Conference 2019 event was held at the Marriott Hotel, Worsley Park in Manchester on Thursday 11 April 2019 and brought together around 150 delegates for a packed schedule of presentations including Cyber security and how to hack a smart home by Tony Gee and security threats and the gases sector from NaCTSO. The day was concluded with a truly motivational talk from Claire Lomas who became a paraplegic as a result of a horse riding accident in 2007. The conference was followed by a drinks reception and evening meal with entertainment from comedian Robbie Glen. The conference was supported by Gasworld Magazine who were present at the event and provided a full write up of the conference.To read the review, download the article here.
BCGA Conference 2018The 2018 conference was held on Thursday 19 April 2018 at Oulton Hall, Rothwell Lane, Oulton, Leeds. 130+ delegates attended another packed schedule of presentations including talks on Brexit, Biomethane, Whole-body cryotherapy, Powering the future with Hydrogen and closing the conference with keynote speaker Dr Pixie McKenna delivering an interesting and educational talk. The day was followed by a drinks reception and evening meal with entertainment supplied by John Simonett - Professional corporate speaker well known for his astonishing feats of memory!.The conference was supported by Gasworld magazine who were present at the conference. To read the review, download the article here
BCGA Conference 2017The 2017 annual conference was held on Thursday 6 April 2017 at The Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, Manchester. Over 130 delegates attended an exciting and varied programme of industry news which included inspiring key note speaker Brian Jones talking about his non-stop trip around the world in a balloon.This was followed by a dinner reception including evening entertainment from The Black Sheikhs Band. The conference was supported by Gasworld Magazine who were present at the event and provided a full write up of the conference.To read the review, download the article here.
BCGA Conference 2016The 2016 annual conference was held on Thursday 21 April at Oulton Hall, Leeds. Another 130+ delegates attended a full and varied programme of industry and key note speakers. The full schedule can be viewed here
Supporters of the event GasWorld were present and provide their review of the day's programme. See here.
BCGA Conference 2015Our 2015 event was held at the Marriott Hotel, Worsley Park in Manchester on Thursday 23 April 2015,and brought together around 140 delegates for a packed schedule of presentations throughout the day, followed by a drinks reception and evening meal with entertainment from David Gunson.The conference was supported by Gasworld Magazine who were present at the event and provided a full write up of the conference.To read the review, download the article here.
A copy of the 2015 programme is available to download here.
BCGA Conference 2014
The Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, Manchester hosted the 2014 BCGA conference on 10 April 2014. The conference featured a wide-ranging programme of speakers and papers covering progress in the areas of environment, alternative fuels, food and beverages, misuse of drugs.
BCGA Conference 2013
The conference was held at Oulton Hall, Leeds on 18 April 2013 and was perhaps best summed up by three words: safety, energy and enthusiasm. 135 delegates attended a full programme with topics such as Dangerous Goods Security, Cylinders in Fires and an informed and high-profile presentation from the Right Honourable Michael Portillo.
BCGA Conference 2012
The BCGA annual conference was held at Oulton Hall, Leeds on 19 April 2012. The conference focused on many aspects of safe working practices within the gas industry and included a talk from Stephen Carver titled 'The Battle of Britain'. The conference was followed by a drinks reception and dinner. The following morning a golf event was organised.
BCGA Conference 2011
The BCGA 2011 conference took place on 7 April 2011 at The Marriot Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, Manchester. The programme of speakers included talks on EIGA developments, Acetylene in Fires, Gas Cylinders and Regulation and a key note talk from David Bunting.
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