We live in ‘exceptional times’ and we should acknowledge not only how the industrial gases industry has shone during the Covid-19 pandemic but also has so many heroes within its ranks, says Linde plc COO-elect, Sanjiv Lamba.
Lamba was speaking at the gasworld Virtual Event 2020 earlier this week, where he provided the official Opening Keynote and took the opportunity to not just pay homage to the tireless workers in the gases industry that have essentially been on the frontline of the pandemic all year, but to look ahead to positive new challenges and opportunities in the future.
Titled Asia-Pacific: Realising New Market Opportunities & Supply Chains, the event represented gasworld’s first foray into virtual events and a strong and wide-ranging agenda of industrial gas talking points and top speakers to match.
Lamba, recently appointed COO of Linde plc from 1st January (2021) headed that agenda, and delivered a typically charismatic, enlightening keynote to officially get the proceedings underway.
He began, “I want to start off by acknowledging that we live in exceptional times. We live in exceptional times where the world is seeing challenges beyond what we would have imagined when we started off this year.”
“In many parts of Asia we started off the year as the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rat, with a great deal of expectation for what was likely to happen around us; the reality unfortunately was, that it all came to a grinding halt. This pandemic in many ways, has brought out the best and the worst in our world.”
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