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The CWC Group welcomes a PNG Delegation to the 6th World LNG Series: Asia Pacific Summit

11 July 2014 – SINGAPORE – One of the latest developments in the LNG industry today will be discussed at the CWC Group’s 6th World LNG Series: Asia Pacific Summit (LNG Asia), which will take place 23-26 September 2014 in Singapore. Papua New Guinea (PNG) recently exported its first LNG cargo to the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) in Japan. It is estimated that the PNG LNG project will produce more than 9 trillion cubic feet of gas over the next 30 years.

The first keynote session at LNG Asia will be delivered by the Honourable Nixon Philip Duban, MP – Minister for Petroleum and Energy for Papua New Guinea. He brings with him a delegation representing the PNG government. Decie Autin, the Project Executive for the PNG LNG Project for ExxonMobil is also confirmed to speak. Decie currently oversees the planning, development and execution of all aspects of the PNG LNG Project. Prior to this role she was the upstream project manager responsible for the construction, procurement and engineering portions of the PNG LNG project.

Representing Japan, Ryo Minami, Director of the Petroleum & Natural Gas Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry, Japan (METI) will also speak at the event. Other speakers from Japan include:

  • Masahiro Nakamura, Manager of Planning-Fuels Department, Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. 
  • Yasushi Sakakibara, Chief Representative, Asia Pacific Regional Office, Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd 
  • Eiji Yanagawa, General Manager, Global Gas Trading Department, Natural Gas Division, Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

The largest buyers of LNG in Asia are represented at the conference, along with investors, distributors and suppliers. Details about speakers, the program or registration for LNG Asia is available at

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Notes to Editors 

  1. More information about speakers can be found at
  2. CWC welcomes inquiries pertaining to Media Partnerships
    Media are welcome to attend the conference. 
  3. Please register with the press contact.
    Images from the 2013 LNG Asia are available here


The CWC Group

Roshan Jan-Mahomed
Senior Marketing Manager, LNG & Gas Portfolio
CWC Group
+ 44 207 978 0018

Press Contact
Illka Gobius
PINPOINT Public Relations
+65 9769 8370

All-star cast of founders and top brands assembled for WIT Dubai

A cast of top speakers, blending global and local expertise, has been
assembled for the inaugural Web In Travel Middle
to be held at the Sofitel The Palm
Resort and Spa
in Dubai on March 26-27.

The all-star cast includes
founders of some of the top online travel companies in the world namely
Trivago’s co-founder and CEO Rolf Schromgens, MakeMyTrip’s co-founder Keyur
Joshi, South Africa-based Travelstart’s founder Stephan Ekbergh and’s
co-founder & CEO, Kei Shibata.

Leading brands such as Google, Expedia, Skyscanner, Accor,
hotelscombined and Singapore’s Wego are also represented.

With a WIT signature being a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation,
the first WIT Middle East will also blend the global insights of top
entrepreneurs from around the world with leading players in the region’s
burgeoning start-up scene.

Fritz Demopoulos, a co-founder of Qunar, China’s leading travel search
engine and one of Asia’s biggest start-up success stories, will share a global
bird’s eye view of start-up trends. Since exiting Qunar after selling to Baidu,
Demopoulos is an active investor and advisor in start-ups around the world.

Giving his take on the start-up scene in the Middle East is Paul Kenny, founder
and CEO of e-commerce website Cobone, and travel website Triperna. Kenny, along
with Arya Bolurfrushan, recently set up Emerge Ventures, a fund for early-stage
investments in the region’s technology companies.

Ventures recently closed its first investment fund MENA Fund I and has made its
first three investments within the UAE – The Impact Hub – a collaborative
incubator and co-working space to open in Souk al Bahar, Dubai; Lumba – a
Silicon Valley-based mobile gaming company focused on the Arabic-speaking
world; and Elevision – a new digital media network that broadcasts news,
information and advertisements from screens inside the lifts of premier towers
in the UAE.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to learn from the mistakes made
and lessons learnt from local start-ups such as Albert Dias, co-founder,
marketing & technology Director,, Girma Wossenseged, managing
director, by Kuoni Travel and Pieter Sleeboom, co-founder and

“A key signature of WIT events is the blending
of global knowledge and local insights to create a true exchange of learning
for both overseas and local delegates,” said Yeoh Siew Hoon, editor and
founder of the Singapore-based WIT, which also
holds events in Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia and across the

Visit Britain, Tourism Queensland and the Singapore Tourism Board will be
represented in a session about “The Outbound Promise: Understanding the Middle
East traveler” alongside local experts including Nasiruddin Mohammed Shafiq,
general manager, Regency Travel and Tours, Francis Dharmai, head of tourism, Al
Tayyar Travel Group and Mohamed Jassim Al Rais, deputy managing director, Al
Rais Tours and Holidays.

Hospitality brands with specialist knowledge such as Trust
International, a leading name in hotel distribution and Circos Brand Karma,
social media analytics and digital marketing firm, will bring their unique
insights to the first event in the Middle East to focus on travel marketing,
distribution and technology.

And with aviation playing such a vital role in the Middle East travel
promise, airlines and airports will be a key part of the agenda. Confirmed thus
far are Abdul
Wahab Teffaha, Secretary General, Arab Air Carriers Organization, Sameer Poonja,
Head of Digital Technologies, Emirates, Lewis Naim, head of marketing and brand
management, Dubai Airports and Cengiz Dirgimenci, online sales and marketing
manager for Turkish Airlines.

This is WIT’s first Middle East edition in recognition of the booming
online and ecommerce opportunity in travel.

“More speakers are being confirmed as we enter the new Year and we are excited
about kicking off WIT’s 10th anniversary with our first conference
in one of the world’s most exciting and untapped regions when it comes to
online travel,” said Siew Hoon.

Click here for
the programme

Register here

About Web In Travel (WIT)

Web In Travel is a community for anyone passionate about travel technology, distribution and marketing. This basically means if you love travel, and if you are a bit of a technology freak in terms of wanting to understand how technology is changing travel, you are one of us.

We provide news through our website and social feeds, and run events that are strong in content and different in style and delivery. We launched our first event in 2005 and have been spreading learning through events in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Australia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Our events include the flagship WIT Conference, WIT Japan, WIT Indonesia, WITX – Women Redefining Travel, WIT Bootcamp for start-ups and investors and WIT Summercamp, our coaching event for young professionals and entrepreneurs.

Our purpose is to take your mind to new places so that together, we can accelerate travel innovation.

To get in touch with us, please contact:

Gerry Pang         +65 979 77730 / +66 87 887 6623

Angeline Rivera  +971 4 298 1775

The CWC Group Announces Shortlisted Nominees for the 3rd Annual World Shale Awards 2013

18 October 2013 – Singapore – The CWC Group has announced the shortlisted nominees for the 3rd Annual World
Shale Awards
. The winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner hosted at the 4th Annual World Shale Oil
& Gas Summit & Exhibition
, which takes place in Houston, Texas from 4
to 7 November 2013. 

The shortlisted nominees
for each award category are as follows.

The International Pioneer Award,
which recognizes a company that is making the most significant progress in
shale gas/oil development outside of the United States. The 2013 shortlisted
nominees for this award are San Leon Energy, ConocoPhillips and Chevron.

The Technological Innovator Award, distinguishes the technological breakthrough of the year in
shale gas/oil exploration and production. The companies shortlisted for this
award include Wärtsilä, Halliburton and INFRA Technology.

Community Engagement
Leader Award
is awarded to a company engaged
in the shale gas/oil production value chain that best represents leadership in
a community context. This year’s nominees include ANGA (America’s Natural Gas
Alliance), Cemig and Consol Energy.

The 3rd Annual World Shale Awards also include a Lifetime
Achievement Award
, which honours a recipient in
recognition of his or her exceptional impact on the shale oil or gas industry.

Winners will be announced on the night of the awards ceremony and gala

The World Shale Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner will take place on
Tuesday, November 5th and are an integral part of the World Shale Oil & Gas
Summit and Exhibition taking place between November 4th and 7th at the Hilton
Americas Hotel in Houston.

Attendance to the awards ceremony and gala dinner is strictly restricted
to the delegates of the World Shale Oil & Gas Summit and Exhibition 2013.

For more information about About the 4th Annual World Shale Oil &
Gas Summit & Exhibition, the Awards and Gala Dinner, please visit

About the 4th Annual World Shale Oil & Gas Summit & Exhibition

The the 4th Annual World Shale Oil & Gas Summit & Exhibition is organized by The CWC Group, twice winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. CWC has a 15-year track-record in delivering energy events and training globally, focused on Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, LNG, GTL, Shale Gas, Local Content, O&G Logistics & Technology, Infrastructure and Water Management.

The company has organized over 600 events in the past 15 years, to which they attribute their unparalleled wealth and depth of experience. CWC is the acknowledged market leader for events and training in the oil and gas industry. With representative offices and agents in Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East and the Americas, CWC is supported by a team of 140 employees based at their headquarters in London, England.