PRESS RELEASE: Agenda launched for British Compressed Gases Association’s industry conference

The British Compressed Gases Association (BCGA) has pulled together a comprehensive range of topics of appeal to a broad audience for its 2020 annual conference.

Bookings are now been taken for the event, taking place in Manchester on Thursday, April 23, at The Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park.

Year-on-year, the conference attracts significant interest and organisers are urging those with an interest in attending to book soon to avoid disappointment.

The event, which is supported by Gasworld, brings together a wide variety of speakers, covering different areas of the industry including modified atmosphere packaging gases, food and plastics and a helium market update.

Insight into the transportation of goods from the Department for Transport is also included - and the conference concludes with keynote speaker Colin Maclachlan, a former SAS soldier with over 25 years of security and risk related experiences, who has appeared on Channel 4's SAS: 'Who Dares Wins' and Channel 5's 'Secrets of the SAS.'

Mr Thornton said: "We are looking forward to an insightful and informative conference in Manchester 2020.
"The event continues to go from strength-to-strength, with excellent feedback from delegates.
"The BCGA conference committee has once again put together a highly-engaging and interesting event, of broad appeal to those in the gas industry and related sectors.
"We'd strongly urge people to book their place as soon as possible, to ensure they are guaranteed a place."

This is also the final conference for Doug Thornton, as retiring Chief Executive of BCGA, and a chance to meet his successor, Ellen Daniels.
For more information about the full speaker line-up, as well as booking details - including the Early Bird deal, which runs until the end of January - please visit


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 well-being 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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