Modern advances in gas technology take centre stage at key trade body event

New applications for compressed gases in areas including green transport and healthcare, as well as a view on the implications of BREXIT from an EU perspective, are all on the agenda at the British Compressed Gases Association's 2018 annual conference.

Taking place at Oulton Hall, near Leeds, on Thursday, April 19, the event includes a discussion of the opportunities for hydrogen fuel celled vehicles (FCEV) with delegates able to hear more about this technology from Jon Hunt, Fleet Marketing Manager for Toyota.

There will also be an opportunity to see a FCEV vehicle first hand, with a Toyota Mirai at the venue.

Other topics include an insight into safety issues surrounding gas cylinders in the hospitality industry with Amanda Cockton of HSE, while Pat Viroux of ProCcare discusses whole-body cryotherapy and whole-body-simulation treatments, which are growing in popularity across the UK.

Matt Hinde, Director of Energy for FleishmanHillard Brussels will also discuss the Brexit situation from an EU perspective.

Dr Pixie McKenna, best known as the presenter of the TV medical series ‘Embarrassing Bodies' is the event's keynote speaker.

Doug Thornton, Chief Executive of BCGA, said: Each year we set out to provide a wide-ranging, thought-provoking agenda, which appeals to a broad range of delegates.
"This year is no exception and the event promises to offer an engaging day, which reflects the scope and scale of our industry and its proactive, innovative and collaborative approach.
"We've have designed the event to be of appeal to members of BCGA and to also offer an informative experience for those in organisations with a wider interest in our industry."

An area dedicated to the conference is available on the BCGA website at which includes more information about the event, the speakers and booking information.


Notes To Editors - About BCGA

The ‘invisible industry' underpinning a safe, successful and healthy nation - industrial and medical gases are essential to the existence and wellbeing of thousands of people in the UK every day.

Industrial gases perform a wide-ranging role, supporting the manufacture of information technology, as well as key UK industrial sectors including steelmaking, refining, welding, chemical processing and electronics. They also help keep homes warm, water clean and food nutritious, appealing and affordable - while medical gases play a critical role in applications including respiratory care, pain therapies and anaesthesia.

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) is the UK membership body for this critical industry. With a commitment to stringent quality, safety and environmental measures, BCGA members employ 19,000 people directly and account for an annual turnover of £2.7 billion.

Members of BCGA operate in a highly-regulated industry and work together on technical, safety, health and environmental issues to achieve high standards of integrity and environmental care, both within their own and customers' working environments.

BCGA promotes safety practice through its publications and also participates in the preparation and revision of National, European and International Standards.

Press release issued by Jane Shepherd, Shepherd PR - 01335 368020

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30 November 2017


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