PRESS RELEASE: Agenda Set and Entries Open for Virtual BCGA Conference and Awards
A Government Minister from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is joining the line-up of speakers for the British Compressed Gases Association's (BCGA) digital conference, taking place next month.
Lord Callanan will be speaking at the virtual event, which takes place on the 22 and 23 April.
Appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in February, Lord Callan's responsibilities include climate science and innovation, as well as chemicals, which will be key for BCGA members now the UK has officially left the Brexit Transition Period.
He joins a range of other speakers at the event, which will update delegates on the latest developments in the industry from around the world, current issues and share association news.
Other subjects for discussion include Brexit, hydrogen transport and the helium marketplace, as well as diversity, inclusion and mental health.
A perspective from across the Atlantic is also being delivered, with the American Compressed Gases Association talking about its work in areas including the pandemic response.
And, for the first time, the BCGA Industry Recognition Awards are also taking place. The awards will celebrate members' contributions to their industry and communities, and entries will be judged by an independent panel of experts. The deadline for nominations is 31 March, and entry is free to these accolades.
Ellen Daniels, CEO of the BCGA, said: "Although we've had to move to a digital format, we've been able to attract a great range of speakers, who will be able to share experiences and insight gained over one of the most challenging 12 months in history.
"The event will provide an opportunity for the industry to reconnect, reflect on the last year, and focus on the future.
"I'm also incredibly excited for our first ever BCGA Awards. I'm really proud of the contributions the industry has made over the last year to fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, and what better way to recognise members' excellent work than having Industry Recognition Awards".
Supported by industry title, gasworld, the 2021 BCGA Digital Conference is free to attend and registration is now open.
More details on how to attend and the full event schedule can be found at http://www.bcga.co.uk/pages/index.cfm?page_id=132&title=conference
Information on the BCGA Industry Recognition Awards can be found at http://www.bcga.co.uk/pages/index.cfm?page_id=134&title=bcga_member_awards
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.