HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) was recognized at the Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce’s (BUSACC) 14th Annual MENA Region Reception at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC 2011) in Houston, Texas, USA.
From left to right: Ali Khalifa Al Shamsi (ADNOC), Ali Rashed Al-Jarwan (ADMA-OPCO), Darwish Al-Qubaisi (ESNAAD), Robert Franklin (ExxonMobil), and Mohammed S.K. Al Qubaisi (ADNOC). (Photo: Vicky Pink)
Held under the theme 'Making Safe,' this year's edition of OTC attracted around 65,000 attendees and 2,500 exhibiting companies, representing more than 110 countries. Executive-led delegations from ADNOC, Kuwait Petroleum, Aramco, Qatar Petroleum, Sonatrach and the South Oil Company of Iraq were among the MENA region NOC’s that attended the conference and BUSACC’s reception at the kickoff of the week, Monday, May 2nd at the Intercontinental Hotel.
Over 800 attended BUSACC’s reception, including delegates from Algeria, Angola, Ghana, Iraq, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nigeria, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Also in attendance were U.S. Department of Commerce commercial officers from the MENA region and Washington D.C. and State of Texas officials from the Senate and Railroad Commission and the Mayor of the City of Houston’s Office.
BUSACC Board member, Rob Franklin, President ExxonMobil Upstream Ventures, asked ADNOC’s managers to join him on stage to receive the “Visionary Leadership Award” on behalf of Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi, ADNOC Deputy CEO. The award is given to companies that demonstrate a commitment to enhancing business and education ties between the United States and Arab world. Past recipients include Aramco, ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips.
“A company’s commitment to US-Arab trade isn’t only counted in monetary contribution. Support is most valuable when it is measured in access,” explained Aida Araissi, President of BUSACC.
The Bilateral US-Arab Chamber is a private non-profit business association of CEOs from the US and Middle East North Africa region. For more information visit our website www.bilateralchamber.org or contact Aida Araissi at 713-880-8168.
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