■ Establishment of Czechoslovak Gas and Hydro Association (Plynárenské a vodárenské združenie československé) (CSGaHA) in Prague. Mr. V. Vaigl became the first CSGaHA President.
■ Emerged the idea of establishing the International Gas Union (IGU) on the foundation of that time French Gas Association (l´Union Syndicale de l´Industrie du Gas), the event had been attended by the Czechoslovak representatives from CSGaHA.
■ May – establishment of a temporary IGU Committee with delegates from 23 countries. Mr. Tomáš Keclík was elected as a temporary IGU Vice-president.
■ June - 1st International Gas Conference in London, where IGU was founded officially.
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■ Union activities faded, only annual General Meetings were held.
■ Resumption of CSGaHA activities through the first General Meeting, after 2nd world war held in Prague.
■ Administrative cessation of CSGaHA activities and migration of a part of these activities in the Gas Association under the Czechoslovak Society of Science and Technology (CSSSaT).
■ Restoration of activities through establishment of an independent industry association, calling the Inauguration Congress of the Czechoslovak Gas Association.
■ 1st Congress of the Czechoslovak Gas Association held in Prague.
■ Czechoslovak Gas Association becomes IGU member as a representative of the Czecho-Slovak Federative Republic.
■ 2nd Congress of the Czechoslovak Gas and Oil Association held in Bratislava, CSGOA branches become active in existing gas companies (Mr. Tomáš Tichý had been elected as the President).
■ Split into two national associations – Czech and Slovak, foundation of the Slovak Gas and Oil Association, confirmed continuity of the membership.
■ SGOA became IGU member.
■ Extraordinary (Inauguration) SGOA Congress in Poprad.
On the photo from left Imrich Discantiny, Arpád Demko, Ján Prachár
■ 1st regular SGOA congress held in Bratislava.
■ SGOA representatives participated at the 19th World Gas Congress in Milan.
■ 2ndregular SGOA congress held in Liptovský Ján.
■ SGOA representatives participated at the 20th World Gas Congress in Copenhagen, and presented there the exposition of the Slovak Gas Industry.
■ 3rd regular SGOA congress held in Bratislava.
■ SGOA representatives participated at the 21st World Gas Congress in Nice.
■ SGOA becomes DVGW member, membership signed in Nice.
Signing the DVGW Membership Agreement in Nice – by P. Janočko, sixth from the right,
and by W. Hauenherm, DVGW President, fifth from the right
■ Foundation of a 100 % subsidiary – the Slovak Gas Agency (Slovenská plynárenská agentúra, s.r.o.) designed to organize common activities in gas sector.
■ 4th regular SGOA congress held in Bratislava.
■ SGOA representatives participated at the 22nd World Gas Congress in Tokyo.
■ 5th regular SGOA congress held in Vysoké Tatry near Štrbské Pleso.
■ SGOA representatives participated at the 23rdWorld Gas Congress in Amsterdam.
■ SGOA representatives met the Euro-commissioner, Mr. Ján Figeľ in the European Commission premises in Brussels.
Meeting with Euro-commissioner, from left Pavol Janočko, Ján Figeľ, Ján Klepáč
■ 1st official meeting of representatives from gas associations from V4 countries in Bratislava
Meeting of gas industry representatives from V4 countries in Bratislava – Ms. A. Stawinska, Mr. M. Dobrut (Poland), Mr. P. Janočko, Mr. M. Kebrdle (Czech Republic), Mr. G. Molnár (Hungary), Mr. J. Klepáč
■ 6th regular SGOA congress held in Bratislava.
■ SGOA representatives participated at the 24th World Gas Congress in Buenos Aires.
|From the SGOA Stand at Visit of a precious guest at the Gas Congress in Argentina||President Dr. Abdul Rahim Hashim and Slovak Ambassador, Mr. Pavol Šípka|
■7th regular SGOA congress held in Horný Smokovec.
■ SGOA representatives participated at the 25th World Gas Congress in Kuala Lumpur.
■ President of IGU Mr. Jerome Ferrier visited Slovakia
|At the SGOA Secretariat|
■8th regular SGOA congress held in Horný Smokovec.
■ SGOA representatives participated at the 26th World Gas Conference in Paris.
|Slovak Stand in Paris||
Mr. David C. Carroll - President of IGU at Slovak Stand
■ President of IGU Mr. David C. Carroll visited Slovakia in April 2016
|At the Headquarters of SGOA||Meeting of IGU leaders and V4 Countries||At the Central European Gas Congress|
■9th regular SGOA congress held in Horný Smokovec.
■ SGOA representatives participated at the 27th World Gas Congress in Washington D.C.
|Slovak Delegation in Washington D.C.|
1993 - 2000 Peter Bačo
2000 - 2015 Pavol Janočko
since October 2015 Tomáš Malatinský