Bahrain set for process engineering conference

MANAMA: Bahrain will host the fifth edition of the Middle East Process Engineering Conference and Exhibition (MEPEC 2019) and the first edition of the World Petroleum Council Conference between October 14 and 16, under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.

Held at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre, the events will be themed “Transformation of Process Engineering Through Innovation”.

The Middle East Energy Events and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers have been organising the event since 2011 in collaboration with the National Oil and Gas Authority (Noga), Saudi Aramco and a number of local, regional and international companies in order to take advantage of opportunities in the region and increase the demand for the use of modern technology, for efficiency and performance in oil, gas and petrochemicals.

Oil Minister Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa thanked the Prime Minister for patronising the global event, which is one of the main conferences and exhibitions in the oil, gas and petrochemicals sector. The event has earned a good reputation in the Middle East.

The minister pointed out that the event is a great platform for large international companies specialised in the field of process engineering techniques to exchange information about the latest experiences, provide the best administrative and technical practices and review the best modern technologies and engineering solutions in raising the efficiency of work.

“Bahrain strives to attract modern technologies to contribute to the development of various projects, such as the Bahrain refinery modernisation project, the third gas plant, the liquefied gas project and the oil pipelines.

MEPEC will witness a series of specialised strategic initiatives and stimulating content with the participation of industry leaders in the oil sector to develop innovative solutions for development, Shaikh Mohammed said.

The most important of these initiatives is the angle of innovation and creativity of industrial enterprises with the participation of a number of companies from around the world to discuss various global economic issues, the Middle East competition for cars powered by chemical and to promote the participation of young people in the process engineering sector.

“MEPEC this year will feature the launch of the first edition of the World Petroleum Council Conference, which is one of the largest international conferences specialised in the field of petroleum. It will address a number of important topics in the strategy of refining, petrochemical leadership and changes to national visions, business models, customer requirements, environment, sustainability and security.

More than 3,500 researchers, executives, engineers, specialists, businessmen and investors in the process engineering and oil and gas technology sector, and universities from Bahrain and across the world are expected to attend the event.



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