Gulf Petroleum Conference and Exhibition



9 Apr 2012
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The ‘Gulf Petroleum Conference & Exhibition’ GPCE 2012 which will be held under the patronage of The Kuwait Minister of Oil, H. E. HANI ABDULAZIZ HUSSEIN during the period of 9 – 10 April 2012 organized by the ’Investors Group’, coincides with the launch of the development program for the oil and petrochemical sector in the State of Kuwait. This step requires the consolidation of local and regional expertise and efforts in order to realize the set goals.

In light of the region’s growing role in the world energy arena, the GPCE 2012 will discuss the status and the future of the region’s petroleum and petrochemical sector and the challenges that it faces. The participation of local and regional decision-makers and specialists will add value to the oil and gas industry in the region.

The companies participating affirmed the importance of scientific conferences as being a major method in providing a platform that encourages and enhances communication between oil market experts which helps to exchange opinions and information that help to develop work opportunities among the participants for the benefit of the oil industry with the added benefit of presenting a good image of Kuwait’s oil sector. The participation of experts and institutions from Kuwait and abroad will contribute to highlighting the latest developments in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industry with the benefit of specialists participating in the conference to exchange local and global views, experiences and expertise. The sponsorship also expresses the interest in the oil sector and the latest development plan that was approved by the concerned authorities in Kuwait which will enable them to make a quantum leap for the country in terms of major projects in all fields with emphasis on the major projects in the oil sector.

Some of the noted speakers at the conference will be:


  • H.E. HANI ABDULAZIZ HUSSEIN -Minister of Oil
  • Ambassador Abdullah Bishara -The former Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
  • H.E. Abbas Ali Naqi - General Secretary at Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (O.A.P.E.C)
  • Mr. Farouk Hussain Al-Zanki - Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC)
  • Mr. Sami Fahed Al-Rushaid - Chairman and Managing Director of Kuwait Oil Company. KOC
  • Dr. Mohammed Y. Al-Qahtani - Vice President, Petroleum Engineering & Development Saudi Aramco
  • Mr. Hashim M. Al-Rifaai - Chairman & Managing Director of The Kuwait Gulf Oil Company
  • Dr. A. Hamid Majid - Special Advisor to the President at Canadian Natural Resources Limited
  • Mr. Khalifa A. Al-Sowaidi - Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO)
  • Dr. Bharat Srinivasan - Managing Director of Chevron Lummus Global
  • Mr. Hussain E. Esmaiel - President of Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI)
  • Dr. Ali F. Al-Modhaf - General Manager of Public Authority for Industry (PAI)
  • Mr. Hussain Ali Al-Khurafy - President of The Kuwaiti Industries Union
  • Mr. Riadh Al Saleh - Managing Director of Petroleum Coke Industries Company (PCIC)
  • Mr. Bader Al-Khashti - MD Research & Development & HSE of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC)
  • Dr. Salah Mudhi Al Mudhi - Director General of the Public Authority for Environment (EPA)
  • Dr. Mustafa Al Sayed - Secretary General of The Royal Charity Organization – Bahrain

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