(MENAFN Editorial) With 56 per cent of the world's oil reserves and 26 per cent of natural gas deposits found in the Middle East, the upcoming Arab Oil and Gas show will create the opportunity for attendees to network with regional and international energy players and gain insights on the region's energy sector. The 18th edition of the biennial event will be held from March 17 to 19, 2014 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center, offering opportunities to international oil & gas experts, executives, and manufacturers to network with their Arab and Middle Eastern counterparts and clients in a dynamic, business-conducive environment
The 2014 edition of the Arab Oil and Gas show, which is one of the region's foremost trade exhibitions for the Onshore and Offshore Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industries, will showcase the products and technology from across 25 countries. The objective of the event is to promote trade and business alliances, facilitate meetings and the signing of contracts, introduce technical and recruitment teams from the region's national oil and gas companies and develop sales contacts. Some of the exhibition's focal areas will include training, professional development, and employment within the energy sector.
Anselm Godinho, Managing Director, International Conferences and Exhibitions (IC&E), commented: "A recent report by the Arab Petroleum Investment Corporation (APICORP) states tt the energy investment needs in the MENA region from 2012 to 2016 are expected to reach USD 525 billion, with most of the investments being centred in the Arabian Gulf. After 30 years of facilitating investment and trade within the region's industry, the Arab Oil and Gas show has established itself as a key networking and business-to-business event attended by industry experts. With expanding demand for energy across the globe, exhibitors and visitors of the upcoming Arab Oil & Gas Show will benefit from the exponential growth of business in Dubai that is creating new channels and opportunities for trade and business alliances".
A hands-on Arab Oil & Gas conference with a streamlined focus on the oil and gas sector will be conducted alongside the trade exhibition and will serve as a gateway for technicians, engineers and engineering graduates to interact and bridge the divide between education and industry. More than 300 exhibitors from over 25 countries are expected to display their products and services at the Arab Oil and Gas show. The exhibition will feature and engage representatives from related industries and business entities such as Laboratory & Instrumentation, Oil & Gas producers, Shipping, Research & Education, Petrochemicals, Refineries, Onshore and Offshore Drilling, Design & Engineering, and Environment & Alternative Energies, to name a few. For more information, log on to http://www.ogsonline.com.