Expo PetroTrans Becomes Fuel & Gas Logistics: International Trade Fair Starts Afresh in Leipzig From October 2024
Since it was launched in Kassel in 2004, expo PetroTrans has been presenting trends and developments in logistics, freight and handling within the petroleum industry. Due to the pandemic, the last edition was held in 2018. It has now undergone a transformation and from 22 to 24 October 2024 the trade fair will be relaunched in Leipzig under the name of Fuel & Gas Logistics – International Trade Fair for the Logistics of Energy Sources, Lubricants and Industrial Gases. With an expanded portfolio and additional visitor target groups, the trade fair content has been updated to focus more strongly on the ongoing market changes caused by the energy transition. Leipziger Messe is the organiser of this industry get-together, which will be held every two years from 2024 in parallel with the GGS – Trade Fair Dangerous Goods // Hazardous Substances.
"We are very pleased that the successful international trade fair expo PetroTrans will be taking off from next year under the new trade fair title Fuel & Gas Logistics and with a fine-tuned concept at our modern trade fair venue in Leipzig. As an important logistics hub with many chemical industry sites and the establishment of the HYPOS hydrogen network, our region offers the perfect environment to make Fuel & Gas Logistics the leading international trade fair for the logistics of energy sources, lubricants and industrial gases in Europe,” says Markus Geisenberger, Chief Executive Officer of Leipziger Messe. From June of this year, interested companies can visit the Fuel & Gas Logistics website to register as exhibitors for the trade fair premiere, which will take place from 22 to 24 October 2024.
Extended Portfolio, Additional Target Groups, Varied Conference Programme
Fuel & Gas Logistics covers the entire logistics chain for transporting, handling, storing and distributing fossil, renewable and synthetic energy sources as well as lubricants and industrial gases. The central theme is intermodal logistics for liquid, solid and gaseous substances. Exhibitor stands will cover topics such as road and rail freight equipment, transport containers and mobile tank systems, refuelling technology and accessories, maintenance and repair, handling and storage as well as freight and logistics services for energy sources, lubricants and industrial gases.
The products and services at the trade fair Fuel & Gas Logistics are aimed at a broad group of target visitors, particularly those in the petroleum, fuel and energy trading industries, large industrial customers, freight forwarding and transport companies across all modes of transport, handling and storage firms as well as any other manufacturers, dealers and users interested in the topics covered at the trade fair.
Preparations are underway for a varied conference programme. Practical demonstrations, lectures, seminars and energy policy discussions as well as a planned congress devoted to new areas of business will encourage the various industry players to share their knowledge and experience and help to promote dialogue on the energy transition. In addition to their trade fair stands, exhibitors will also be able to generate extra attention by contributing to the conference programme.
Powerful Trade Fair Duo is Created in Leipzig
From 2024, Fuel & Gas Logistics will be organised in parallel with GGS – Trade Fair Dangerous Goods // Hazardous Substances. Held at Leipziger Messe since 2017, GGS covers the logistics of dangerous goods and hazardous substances via an industry platform unlike any other in Europe. GGS showcases products and services focused on transporting dangerous goods, the storage and intralogistics of hazardous substances and ensuring that safety requirements are met for all processes in the corresponding logistics chains. The trade fairs GGS and Fuel & Gas Logistics will take place at the same time, creating a powerful trade fair duo held in the fourth quarter of even-numbered years.
"Pretty much every transport and logistics process surrounding energy sources, lubricants and industrial gases involves transporting dangerous goods and handling hazardous substances. The themes of the two trade fairs complement each other perfectly. This is true both with respect to their intermodal perspective on the entire logistics chain and when it comes to the international focus of both trade fairs. The newly created trade fair duo offers a great deal of added value and synergies, making the two events much more attractive for exhibitors and visitors," notes Project Director Matthias Kober. All visitor tickets entitle the holder to attend both trade fairs.
About the Fuel & Gas Logistics
Fuel & Gas Logistics (formerly expo PetroTrans), the international trade fair for the logistics of energy sources, lubricants and industrial gases, will take place for the first time at Leipziger Messe from 22 to 24 October 2024. In covering the entire logistics chain including intermodal freight and by promoting an open dialogue on the subject of fossil, synthetic and renewable fuels independently of material states, this international trade fair offers numerous unique selling points and provides a platform for innovative developments related to the energy transition. In parallel with Fuel & Gas Logistics, Leipziger Messe will also be organising the GGS – Trade Fair Dangerous Goods // Hazardous Substances. Launched in 2017, GGS focuses on products and services for transporting and storing dangerous goods, on the internal logistics surrounding hazardous substances and on maximising safety in the handling of hazardous goods and materials throughout the entire logistics chain. The new trade fair duo Fuel & Gas Logistics and GGS will be held every two years from 2024.
About the Leipziger Messe
The Leipziger Messe is one of the ten leading German trade fair companies and one of the top 50 worldwide. It organises events in Leipzig and at various locations all over Germany and abroad. With its five subsidiaries and the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL), Leipziger Messe is a comprehensive service provider covering the entire chain of the events business. It is due to this level of professionalism, that customers and visitors in 2022 voted the Leipziger Messe the service champion of the trade fair industry in Germany's largest service ranking for the ninth time in a row. The Leipzig fairgrounds comprise an exhibition area of 111,900 m² and an open-air exhibition area of 70,000 m². Every year, over 270 events take place – from trade fairs, exhibitions and congresses to events. Leipzig was the first German trade fair company to be certified according to the Green Globe standards. Sustainability is a recurring theme in the Leipziger Messe's corporate activities.