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NOCs, Governments & IOCs Convene to Discuss Strategies for Growth

05-21-2012 06:54 PM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

Press release from: The CWC Group

Held under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the CWC NOCs & Governments Summit will take place on 17-19 September 2012 in Dubai, UAE. The Summit will bring together senior representatives from governments of resource-holding nations and the energy industry to explore the opportunities for collaboration to ensure mutual benefit.

International participants will include: H.E. Thamir Ghadhban, Chairman of the Advisory Committee to the Prime Minister, Iraq; Dr Ibrahim Al-Muhanna, Advisor to the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia; Sami Al-Rushaid, Chairman & Managing Director, Kuwait Oil Company; Hashim Al-Rifaai, Chairman, Kuwait Gulf Oil Company; Andrew Gould, Chairman (designate), BG Group; Aldo Flores-Quiroga, Secretary General, International Energy Forum; Manuel Ferreira De Oliveira, President, Galp Energia; Arnaud Breuillac, SVP Exploration and Production Middle East, Total; Hon Emmanuel A Kofi Buah, Deputy Minister of Energy, Ministry of Energy, Ghana; Eng Ernest Nwapa, Executive Secretary & CEO, Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board; Dr Levi Ajuonuma, GGM Public Affairs Division, NNPC; Paul Groves, Managing Director, Petrofac Training; Mohamed S Al Harthy, Chief Executive Officer, Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL).

The Summit Director, Hannah Lawrence, remarks that the meeting “offers a platform for governments and industry to work together for the mutual benefit of foreign investors and resource-rich host nations. The early confirmed participation of key players from the likes of Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Nigeria, Kuwait, and Iraq is testament to the importance of these issues and the pressing need for dialogue to ensure enduring growth on both sides.”

The oil and gas industry leaders, governments and regulators will meet to discuss strategies to enhance in-country value through job creation and skills development; local content and capacity building; and innovation and technology transfer to foster growth and development within resource holding nations.

The CWC Group is an award-winning company which specialises in energy and infrastructure, developing knowledge, creating commercial opportunities and strategic solutions for government and industry by offering professional training, conferences and exhibitions.
For the second time, The CWC Group has been awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade; the first time in 2007 and the second in 2011. This is made on the advice of the Prime Minister and awarded by HM The Queen.

Naya World is a leading business development company working closely within the telecoms and industrial sectors of Saudi Arabia. Naya World is a major supporter of educational reforms in the Kingdom for both men and women and actively promotes the engagement of entrepreneurs across its networks.

Esha Sofat
Marketing Manager
CWC Group Ltd, Regent House, 16-18 Lombard Road, London, SW11 3RB, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 20 7978 0020

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