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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will host 13th Asia Oil and Gas Conference (AOGC) from June 8 10 this year, the organizers said here on Thursday.

The annual conference is being organized by Malaysia's state run oil company Petronas and other Malaysian thinking tank institutes to discuss issues and challenges in the oil and gas industry.

With the theme Growth through New Solutions , participants to the conference are expected to discuss the topics like global shift of energy, alternative fuels and clean development mechanism, and the related technology innovation, Petronas said.

The annual regional conference was first held in 1996 and now becomes Asia's premier oil and gas gathering, which attracts oil business executives, economists, bankers, investment analysts, traders and services providers and government officials.

This year, the conference is expected to attract more than 1,000 participants, Petronas said.