With Qatar poised to continue its trend of economic growth, POWER-GEN Middle East open doors to both local and international businesses that wish to access the local Qatar and wider Middle East market as well as exchange ideas about enterprising projects and the very latest developments in the energy sector.
Power challenges, trends and issues will be the essence of the upcoming POWER-GEN Middle East 2013 conference and exhibition which has launched the Pre-Show Guide in the lead up to the event taking place in Doha, Qatar from 4-6 February 2013 at Qatar National Convention Centre.
Under the Patronage of His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry, this will mark the 11th year and third year in Qatar following on from the event’s success in 2012 which saw more than 3,000 attendees partake from over 63 countries around the globe.
Renowned for being the region’s premier platform for the power generation, transmission and distribution industry, POWER-GEN Middle East has strong support from leading local and international partners - Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) as Platinum Sponsor, Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) as Technology Partner and Qatar Airways as Official Airline Partner. Further support comes from key industry associations such Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry (QCCI), Qatar Businessmen Association, US-Qatar Business Council, Independent Power Producers Forum (IPPF) and International Private Water Association (IPWA).
Mrs Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, International Events Director, PennWell Corporation who are the organizers of the event, said,
“We are excited to be returning to the thriving business hub of Qatar with a worldclass conference programme that will see more than 60 high-level speakers deliver engaging presentations and lively panel discussions across four tracks with topics focusing on vital power issues and challenges as well as the growth of the gas, renewable and alternate energy sectors”.
The event will begin on Monday 4 February with the Opening Ceremony and official Ribbon Cutting featuring keynote speakers from the Ministry of Energy and Industry, Qatar Electricity & Water Company, Ashghal, Qatar Chamber of Industry and Commerce and PennWell Corporation.
Under the theme “Serving the Market’s Essential Power Needs”, POWER-GEN Middle East will look to empower the future power industry by formulating strategic partnerships, new and innovative technologies and enterprising ventures amongst ministers, executive and senior management, consultants and industry professionals that cover the entire spectrum of the industry.
Topics that are expected to draw particular interest include Project Fuelling Generation: The Optimum Choices, Renewable Energy Technologies & Integration, The Challenges & Opportunities for Power Development, Leading GT Technologies & Concepts and Integrating Renewable Generation into the MENA Energy Mix.
As well as the conference, delegates will have the chance to take part in insightful technical tours which offer a rare behind the scenes exploration of Ras Abu Fontas, Qatar’s largest power and desalination plant and Qatar Science and Technology Park’s leading research centres.
Running alongside the conference, the POWER-GEN Middle East and combined WaterWorld Middle East exhibition will give delegates and visitors the unique opportunity to see first-hand innovative and cutting-edge products and technologies by over 135 leading regional and international companies including the likes of ABB, Ansaldo Energia, Bilfinger Berger Power Service GmbH, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, FATA EPC Division of FATA SpA, Northern Technical L.L.C. and SPX.
Attendees registering for POWER-GEN Middle East before the Friday 4 January 2013 will be entitled to the 10 per cent Early Bird Discount.
For further information about POWER-GEN Middle East 2013, visit www.powergen-middleeast.com