Social Programme

MONDAY 5 OCTOBER 2009

Opening Ceremony at the Luna Park Stadium

Don’t miss the Opening Ceremony at the legendary Luna Park…

The Luna Park is located in the heart of the city near Puerto Madero. It is known for hosting sporting events (mainly boxing) and music concerts. It was inaugurated in1931, the same year as the creation of the International Gas Union (IGU) and has hosted countless internationally famous personalities, including Pope John Paul II, Julio Iglesias, Frank Sinatra, Luciano Pavarotti, Oasis, and many more. It is also famous for being the place where Eva Duarte (Evita) and Juan Peron first met.

Expect more than just speeches in this grand ceremony that combines formality with performances from Argentine artists.

Following the Opening Ceremony, transportation will be provided to take you to the Gala Dinner at the nearby Hilton Hotel.

Gala Dinner at the Hilton Hotel

Join other delegates and accompanying persons at the Gala Dinner held at the Hilton Hotel. This will be your first social opportunity to meet your peers, network and be entertained! The Gala Dinner is being held in the Hilton Hotel which is renowned for its contemporary design and style. The hotel is situated on the riverfront, downtown in Puerto Madero.

At the end of the dinner, transportation will be provided to take you back to the main city centre hotels.

Dress code: Business attire

Closing Ceremony at La Rural Conference and Exhibition Centre

The Closing Ceremony will be a great opportunity to come together with the other participants to celebrate what will be an extremely topical, useful, successful and fun 24th World Gas Conference. Join other participants at the Farewell Party immediately after.

Farewell Party at Opera Pampa (La Rural)

Participants and accompanying persons are invited to a Farewell Party at La Rural. The evening will start with the Opera Pampa show, illustrating the history of Argentina through a unique performance where the beginning of a nation and its traditions are displayed like never before. A dazzling spectacle exclusively organised to celebrate the 24th World Gas Conference will bring together magic and epic history. Opera Pampa demonstrates the epic adventure of the Gauchos and their traditions since the arrival of the horse in the Americas through to the declaration of Argentina´s independence. Then we invite you to a cocktail where you will have the opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues while trying the famous, exquisite meats of the Argentine Pampas, roasted using traditional Gaucho methods.

The show will be a great memory of your visit to Buenos Aires.

Dress code: Smart casual