Tuesday 2 October 2018


Global Technology Conference


GTC was launched by the WLPGA in 2006. GTC is an integral part of the annual World LPG Forum and is the only global conference dedicated to technology and innovation in the LPG industry. GTC2018 will once again showcase the most innovative and original technological ideas from around the world.Access to GTC is completely free for exhibitors and provides an exceptional opportunity to hear about the latest LPG innovations. The prestigious WLPGA Innovation Award will be granted to the winner of the GTC2018 programme and will be chosen from papers presented in Houston.For more details contact Ms. Camille Pieron at


GTC2018 - Technology for Innovation & Growth Part 1

Chair: Ms. Caroline Pepe Leonard, Financial and Administrative Director, Ultragaz

• Mr Steve King, Owner/Engineer - Motive Ventures, LLC, Zenith Power Products
“Development of a Heavy-Duty, High-Output,Low-Emissions LPG Engine”

• Mr Dan Nadev, CEO, Enviro Power, LLC
“LPG Cogeneration Boiler providing low-costelectricity and backup power for residentialand light-commercial applications”

• Mr Arthur Sams, CEO, Polar Power Inc
“LPG opportunities in Solar Hybrid applications,a 10-year worldwide marketing experience”

• Mr Robert Panora, President and Chief Operating Officer, Tecogen, Inc.
“An LPG Near Zero Emission System for Forklifts”

• Mr Ross Ryskamp, Associate Director, Testingand Development, West Virginia University Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines, andEmissions
“In-Use Emissions and Performance Testingof Propane-Fueled Engines”

• Mr Pete Dwyer, VP Sales and Business Development LPG Division, Cavagna Group spa
“Introducing the evolution of the Relief Valvefor propane bulk storage tanks”

3:45pm-4:00pm Coffee Break 


GTC2018 - Technology for Innovation & Growth Part 2

Chair: Ms. Paige O'Dell, Vice President – Operations, Amerigas Propane

• Mr Michael Welch, Industry Marketing Manager, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd.
“Can LPG fuel sustainable energy developments?”

• Mr Fausto Marcigot, CTO, PayGo Energy
“Digital Transformation of LPG distribution: A case study on the use of IoT to accelerate market adoption and combat illegal practices.”

• Mr Andre Pimentel, Smartmeterq SRL
“Ultrasonic gas meter with 4G GSM generation”

• Mr Jai Prakash Pandey, Chief Manager LPG Operations, Indian Oil Corporation
“IntelliGreen LPG Bottling Plants”

• Mr Tim Bauer, Envirofit
“Bringing LPG Cooking to The Next Billion Through Envirofit’s PAY-AS-YOU-COOK™ Service"


Exhibition Opening Cocktail

Exhibition Area