Participant Journey Map 

The multi-award winning Gas Fest is a unique ‘for industry, by industry’ platform that convenes leaders, policymakers, experts, stakeholders and influencers across the fuel value system to explore the role of gas as a marine fuel in the transition towards a carbon neutral future.


With 100% of previous participants agreeing it's "not just another Gas event", this 'by-invitation-only' industry gathering engages participants on a unique journey of discovery and collaboration. 

In the context of 2020, Gas Fest will be an important platform to explore drivers, enablers and issues impacting the marine fuel mix at large, as well as defining and articulating the role of gas as a a marine fuel in achieving the IMO 2050 targets. 


FOR 2020

2020 Keynotes and Plenary Sessions

The History of the Future

This plenary gives participants a chance to create a common view of the events and trends in the past that have resulted in our current state and then predict future trends and events which might affect the topic/challenge at hand. 

Energising the future

A speech framing the future (short, medium and long term) fuel scenarios for decarbonising shipping

I wish I knew

Participants ponder the question “What I wish I knew in order to make the necessary fuel related decisions for my immediate future” / ”The knowledge I have that can help others navigate this uncertain landscape”

Simplifying complexity

In plenary, participants are introduced to the art of modeling as a framework for simplifying complexity. 

The dilemmas we are facing

What are the key dilemmas we are facing in decarbonising shipping? Through this conversation we start building a collective understanding of some of the dilemmas we would have to navigate without getting paralyzed.

Keynote Speech - Damned if you do, damned if you don't

An engaging and humoristic speech on dilemmas and how to deal with them.

Ignite talk

How do successful teams shape their own mission possible?

Amplifying opportunities

The solutions we recommend, and what we collectively will do to pursue the opportunities for decarbonisation.


Acknowledging the combined value of experience and diversity of views that make up Gas Fest participants, we will employ a uniquely engaging methodology to get the most out of our two days together. With a combination of keynotes, working groups, chat rooms and solution teams we will use graphical scribing and moving walls to ensure everyone has the possibility to contribute to a more sustainable maritime future. The 'Fest' in Gas Fest also means we plan to have fun while we solve the most complex challenges facing our industry! 

"Gas Fest 2019 was an experience rather than a conference"

VP, Spliethoff

Previous years' journey maps

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Sustainability + Transparency

Gas Fest is about gathering the right industry stakeholders to collectively lead the way toward a greener future. As industry experts, all attendees are in pivotal positions to do something about the state of our planet.


Gas Fest 2020 will be planned and produced with sustainability as a core value. We will actively employ new ways to decrease the carbon footprint of the event.


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We strongly believe that sustainable events are better events.

By embedding sustainability thinking we can improve efficiency, quality, the participants’ experience and accelerate innovation. 


This holistic approach to sustainable event management can reduce costs, improve environmental impact, build stronger brand reputation and leave a powerful social legacy in the community and for future generations.

At Gas Fest 2020 we will:



  • Rethink event design

  • Collaborate with partners and suppliers to maximise impact


  • Food consumption and event waste through recycling

  • Resource intensive substances


  • Certified suppliers

  • FSC and recycled papers

  • Fresh, local, seasonal produce (organic when possible)

  • Fair trade and cruelty-free options

  • Energy efficient alternatives


  • Disposables, bottled water and single-use items

  • Hazardous chemicals

  • Unethical business practices


  • Local communities

  • Leave educational legacy

  • Donate time, materials and resources

  • Offset emissions to support development​

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6-7 JULY 2021

Maritime Museum of




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