Bookings are now being taken for the British Compressed Gases Association’s annual conference.

The key industry event takes place in Manchester on Thursday, April 28, at The Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park.

Supported by Gasworld, the conference brings together professionals from the compressed gases industry to hear the latest developments, current issues and association news.

A wide variety of speakers will offer a broad perspective of key matters, including discussion over BREXIT challenges and medical gases post Covid-19.

Sustainability, the environment and STEM are also given prominence in the agenda, as well as technology, while panel discussions will centre around youth and the future of the industry, and hydrogen.

Included in the speaker line-up is Lord Karan Bilimoria, of the CBI, who will reflect on the impact of Covid-19 and set out a vision for the future of the UK economy.

Acclaimed intelligent leader specialist David Harman, followed by keynote speaker, the former SAS soldier Colin Maclachlan – of Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins and Channel 5’s Secrets of the SAS – will conclude the event with a focus on leadership and inspiration.

Ellen Daniels, BCGA CEO, said: “We have an exciting agenda for 2022 and, after a break of two years from meeting in person, hope to see as many people as possible in Manchester for the event.

“The compressed gases sector has had a hugely significant role to play in the UK during Covid-19 and we look forward to seeing how we move forward in this new era with the challenges and opportunities presented.

“We’d strongly urge people to book their place as soon as possible, to ensure they are guaranteed a place.”

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

The weblink also includes details of the BCGA Member Awards, which were launched last year at the Association’s first ever digital conference.

Recognising those who have excelled throughout the last year, the categories for 2022 include Outstanding Team of the Year, Consultant of the Year, Rising Star of the Year, and STEM Outreach Award.

Free to enter for all BCGA members, the deadline for submissions is 1st March.


Notes To Editors – About BCGA

The ‘enabling 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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