Lake Charles hosting world LNG summit


Lake Charles will host for the first time the World LNG and Gas Series: 18th Americas Summit, set for Nov. 8-11, 2020, at the Golden Nugget.

Presented by the CWC group—an events and training producer for the oil, gas and infrastructure industries—the event brings together international government and LNG and gas decision makers.

“As the current epicenter of the LNG growth in the U.S.A., we are delighted to be the annual meeting place for international government and LNG decision makers and create longstanding partnerships,” Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter said in a statement on the CWC website. “We look forward to welcoming the industry to Lake Charles.”

Kyle Edmiston, president/CEO of the Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau, told the Lake Charles American Press the summit will reinforce the U.S. as the world’s largest gas exporter. The target audience is executive-level managers from LNG export projects, project developers, government representatives, investment banks and others.

“It’s going to promote U.S. LNG to the buyers from around the world … act as a catalyst for foreign investment and create a partnership between international firms and local companies,” Edmiston told the newspaper.

The event has been held in the U.S. four times—New Orleans, Houston, Austin and San Antonio.

The Lake Charles American Press has the full story.