Oil, gas to account for 83pc of Gulf energy investments


‘Arab Oil & Gas 2011’ to gather energy producers, service providers and technology vendors in Dubai

Arab Oil & Gas (AOGS) 2011, the premier biennial showcase for the region’s oil, gas and petrochemical industry, has so far confirmed attendance of over 150 suppliers of equipment, services and technology to support the growth and development within the energy sector in the Middle East.

With oil and gas estimated to account for 47 per cent and 36 per cent, respectively, of the USD 470 billion energy investments in the GCC from 2010 to 2014, AOGS is now poised to serve as the ideal networking platform for key players in the oil and gas industry to discuss fresh opportunities that have now emerged in the region.

AOGS 2011 will run from 18th to 20th September 2011, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, gathering over 300 exhibitors from more than 25 countries and thousands of trade visitors.

Anselm Godinho, Managing Director, International Conferences and Exhibitions (IC&E), the organisers of AOGS, said, “The oil and gas industry is expected to account for up to 83 per cent of the total energy investments in the region within the next few years. AOGS 2011 will thus serve as a suitable venue for key industry players such as investors, decision makers of oil and gas producing companies, contractors and even technical and procurement teams, to meet and discuss various issues, opportunities and challenges with potential business partners in the region and overseas. We have developed a full range of business facilities and interactive forums that will help boost the business and networking potential of all trade participants, particularly in light of the exciting long-term prospects in the GCC’s energy sector.”

AOGS will be attended by technology vendors and global suppliers in the oil and gas sector, who will be demonstrating their latest innovations and launching new products and technology, while seeking opportunities to sign contracts with regional distributors and agents. The event will also host in-depth discussions about market trends and provide a platform to learn about tender opportunities and network with industry players already trading in the region.

AOGS 2011 will also host the “Excellence in Engineering Forum”, an exclusive event that is organised to help bridge the gap between education and industry. The forum will feature high-profile speakers from the academe as well as prominent personalities from the oil and gas sector.

Yet another feature of AOGS 2011 is the Oil & Gas Job Fair where the focus is on Training, Professional Development and Employment within this sector. “The region’s energy producers and leading service providers are always on the look-out for skilled manpower and quality professional development programs”, the organisers added.


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