The 18th international conference and exhibition on LNG is running throughout this week from 11th-15th April in Perth, Australia. Current and significant impacts on the world’s LNG industry are looming large, with the global event providing a stage for companies within the sector to shine.
Just two years ago the demand for LNG was almost unsustainable as new energy applications were being developed and the price against oil was favourable for this alternative energy source. This expansion of use led to liquefaction shortfalls in the Americas and other regions, while the equipment manufacturers were seeing vast increases in volumes. Continue reading
During a recent four-week visit to Asia I was able to identify many changes since first visiting mainland China over 10 years ago. Back then I was making my first foray to sell valves into the LNG business in the country. Continue reading
At the recent gasworld conference in Singapore I was given the honour of being asked to chair the final session with John Raquet in the Consultants Corner. As I was a little unsure on my qualification to be involved in such a prestige session of the event, I explained to the audience that as I was a person of integrity and that all who knew me would be aware that I was honest in all my dealings, I asked the audience how this qualified me as a consultant. After a few gulps for air, John put the audience correct and explained how integrity was a prerequisite in his day-to-day business. Continue reading
I will come back to the main topic of safety valves and their installation, but firstly for those that have just completed their calendar financial year, I am sure you will have found yourself in a similar predicament to myself with that strange article we in sales call ‘the accountant’. Continue reading
At the turn of the year I was able to attend the AIIGMA Annual Seminar in Dubai and was given the opportunity to make a presentation on valve technical developments. As usual, it was an exuberant event and you know that the attendees from the India market are taking their business forward as the local industry becomes a true global player. Continue reading
As most of us global sales guys spend so much of our time in the air, I thought I would mention how I see so many of the major airlines today as careless ventures that see the business traveller only as a gravy train for their bottom line. I experienced this on my last two continental trips, so much so that I thought it was worth sharing some of the issues I had first-hand. Continue reading