The 19th World LNG & Gas Series: Americas LNG & Gas Summit & Exhibition will be held at Golden Nugget, Tuesday – Thursday, Nov. 1-3, which is the area’s first international conference to be held in Southwest Louisiana. This year marks the second year that the conference has been held in Lake Charles, but last year was only limited to domestic attendees due to international inbound travel restrictions.
“Southwest Louisiana is the epicenter for US LNG, so it is only fitting for the Americas LNG & Gas Summit & Exhibition to be held in the Lake Area,” Kyle Edmiston, President/CEO. “We are looking forward to hosting this impactful conference with its worldwide energy significance all while showcasing the culture, food and music found in Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes.”
Last year, the conference brought nearly 400 room nights with an economic impact of over $800,000 for the area. However, the expectation for the 2022 conference is even greater as boarders were not completely open during the conference held in the fall of 2021.
“We are looking forward to welcoming this high-level summit to Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana for the second year in a row,” said Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter. “The 2021 Summit was hugely successful, attracting CEOs of major corporations and garnering positive media attention at the state, regional and national level. We expect an even larger turnout this year and look forward to continuing the conversation about the future of energy on a global scale.”
“Southwest Louisiana is home to a global industry that positively impacts the world’s economy, environment and geopolitics. Each LNG facility built in our region has created 6,000 – 10,000 construction jobs, 300-500 good-paying permanent jobs, and created countless opportunities for regional businesses – all while strengthening our allies overseas. Our region looks forward to continuing to grow with this important industry in the years to come,” said Jason French, executive director, LNG Center for Excellence at McNeese State University.
“As the energy crisis continues to take grip globally, the Summit this year will feature highly significant discussions that will reinforce the role of LNG and gas in providing energy security to nations around the world. Taking place in Lake Charles, Louisiana – the epicenter of LNG – the location couldn’t be more relevant as a meeting place for decision makers from across the value chain to address the challenges that the industry whilst the exhibition will showcase the latest technologies being adopted by the industry in its mission to reduce carbon emissions along the supply chain,” said Tayna Crossick, vice president of energy for DMG Events, representing the Americas LNG & Gas Summit & Exhibition. “We are looking forward to a very robust and productive conversation that will help chart the course for the future of the industry.”
The number of LNG companies in SWLA operating today include Cheniere Sabine Pass, Cameron LNG, and Venture Global Calcasieu Pass. These companies invested a total of 34.5 billion dollars in the facilities which also supports employment opportunities and enhances the local economy.