In step with the dynamic changes in the energy sector, the expo PetroTrans is continuing to develop and thus always keeping abreast of events as the central industry venue for exhibitors and professional visitors from both home and abroad. The expo GasTrans next year will provide for the first time a separate forum for transhipment and transport of liquid gases in tank wagons as part of the leading trade fair for logistics in Kassel.

On 1st October 2020, the 9th expo PetroTrans will be opening, featuring a genuine trade fair premiere: the expo GasTrans. A separate specialist exhibition as part of the expo PetroTrans will thus be devoted specifically to the subject of liquid gas. All facets of this market segment will be represented here – ranging from tankers, including logistics and transhipment, to management of sensitive customer data.

Almost all floor space at the new “fair inside a fair” is now already reserved, as was anticipated by the team of the event organisers AVR and planetfair. “This goes to show that we have struck the right chord with this concept”, Thomas Klocke, the managing director of AVR, says delightedly.

An all-time first in 2018 at the expo PetroTrans: a liquid gas tanker

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Synergies for specialists

Indeed: The expo GasTrans will result in a whole range of exciting synergies for professional visitors and exhibitors alike. The promising intersection with the internationally recognised expo PetroTrans platform is the foundation for the new expo GasTrans specialist trade fair. Holding both at the same time allows the industry specialists who come to Kassel for the trade fair to experience an even broader range of topics concentrated at a single location. Many companies carry liquid and solid fuels such as wood pellets in their range as well as lubricants and liquid gas.

A look into the future

The expo GasTrans is therefore a logical complement to the existing range of trade fairs and at the same time points to the future of the energy business. For implementation of the German Federal Government’s climate policy programme will also bring a step-by-step change in business orientation in the medium-sized energy trade. Gaseous energy sources such as conventional liquid gas and biogas, but also hydrogen, are increasing in importance. This places new demands on logistics, which will be the focus of attention at the expo GasTrans from next year onwards with emphasis on operational technologies and their use for safe handling of liquefied gases on the roads.

Specific implementation of an idea

The idea above all emerged from the highly positive feedback from the eighth edition of the PetroTrans. Here, for the first time, there was a separate special area and a designated “path” dedicated to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) transport. This created the basis for the new trade fair concept in consultation with leading companies in the logistics and tanker sector, in addition to liquid gas suppliers. Thirteen exhibitors devoted themselves to this topic at the last industry show. Among other aspects, professional visitors were able to take a closer look at the joint project by Transgas, Eurotank and the system supplier Alfons Haar – ranging from the control technology for optimised liquid gas transport, the further developed “PreciGAS” system from Haar, to the complete tanker from Transgas.

A benefit for trade fair and visitors

The leading trade fair for logistics, the PetroTrans, has always been oriented towards the most diverse target groups – from family-run businesses to major corporations, domestic medium-sized companies to international guests from many different countries. The expo GasTrans aims to address decision-makers even more individually and generate new contacts. The temporal and spatial proximity to the IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover also offers advantages for the liquid gas sector.

planetfair managing director Ingo Klöver is already looking forward to the coming year: “We can see an interesting potential for growth: expo PetroTrans and expo GasTrans jointly cover an even broader spectrum of specialist fields. This benefits exhibitors and visitors to an equal extent and shows how the trade fair can develop as a whole”.