Refining & Petrochemical Leaders at Middle East Petrotech 2012
Manama, Bahrain: Over 3,000 downstream oil and gas professionals are set to converge in Bahrain from 20 – 23 May for the 8th edition of the Middle East Refining and Petrochemicals Conference & Exhibition (Middle East Petrotech 2012).
Set against a backdrop of ongoing refining and petrochemical expansion projects in the region, the exhibition and conference has attracted highly respected individuals and companies from around the world, united in a common drive to exchange knowledge, transfer technology and seize business opportunities.
“In order to continue to benefit from previous high oil prices, GCC countries are currently focussed on expanding output by adding various new products to their offerings. As a result, greater emphasis is being placed on investing in the downstream oil and gas sector both at home and abroad. According to Global Investment House, there are 147 upcoming projects in Saudi Arabia alone, worth an estimated US$ 215 billion, with the main bulk destined for petrochemical projects. Petrotech 2012 represents a timely opportunity for participants to initiate business, and at the same time, serve the needs of the industry as it seeks to progress through strategic collaborations, healthy competition and technological innovations,” Arabian Exhibition Management’s Director of Sales and Marketing Fawzi Al Shehabi said.
The 5,400 square metre exhibition of products and services at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre showcases over 100 companies from 20 countries.
Amongst them is high profile participation from the natural resource rich areas of the Gulf. Regional giants including Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), Qatar Petroleum (QP), Petro Rabigh, Sadara Chemical Company, Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (YASREF), Industrialization & Energy Services Company (TAQA) and TASNEE (National Industrialization Company) are taking flagship stands.
International service industry majors also maintain a strong presence at Petrotech 2012, with Baker Hughes, Dow, Foster Wheeler, UOP and Yokogawa occupying significant exhibition space. A host of smaller specialist companies consolidate this line up.
More than 90 technical and poster presentations will be delivered during the course of the parallel conference by leading professionals under this year’s theme: Creating Value: Technology, Investment & People. These presentations will share successful case studies and innovative solutions for common challenges allied to refining and petrochemical technologies, plants of the future, human resources and HSE.
“Petrotech 2012 is one of the few dedicated events of its kind in the region. The high quality of the technical programme, speakers and exhibition represent an excellent opportunity to network with key players in the industry, including professionals, researchers, experts, key dignitaries, government officials and leading corporations,” Fawzi Al Shehabi said.
Middle East Petrotech 2012 is organised by Arabian Exhibition Management of Bahrain in conjunction with London-based Overseas Exhibition Services, both members of Allworld Exhibitions.
Notes to Editors
Since it’s inception in 1996, the Middle East Petrotech series has played a significant role in the development and transfer of downstream hydrocarbon technology in the Middle East. Middle East Petrotech 2012 features an outstanding exhibition of hardware and services coupled with a comprehensive technical conference programme which ensures a valuable exchange of refining, gas and petrochemical field knowledge among managing, operating and supplying companies.
In 2010, Petrotech was attended by a total of 3,150 conference delegates and exhibition visitors.
The 5,400 square metre exhibition of refining and petrochemical products and services features over 100 exhibitors from 20 countries. The Petrotech 2012 conference features more than 90 technical and poster presentations. The conference agenda comprises a high level keynote session, and 3 special guest sessions featuring technical leaders sharing their views on issues of paramount importance to the industry.
The event is organised by Arabian Exhibition Management and is supported and developed by a committee of national and international oil company representatives and market leaders. In 2012, the committee is chaired by Abdulaziz M. Al-Judaimi, Vice President, Chemicals, Saudi Aramco.
For more information, visit www.mepetrotech.com