Bahrain to host top Mideast power expo
Manama, January 20, 2009
Final preparations are underway to receive industry experts and professionals from the Middle East for a top power and water expo to be held in Bahrain.
Power-Gen Middle East will be held at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre from February 17 to 19.
The event is the region's premier conference and exhibition for the power generation, transmission and distribution and water industries and is expected to be well attended by those wanting to update their knowledge and skills and see the latest industry developments and technologies.
The conference offers three tracks discussing strategic power, technical power and water industry related topics.
A special plenary panel session will bring together industry experts to take a look at the last decade of power and water privatisation in the region, and draw out lessons for the future.
'With demand levels for power and water rising steeply in the region and project financing availability contracting fast, there is likely to be some serious debate at Power-Gen Middle East about how the electricity and water sectors will keep pace with the Middle East's economic expansion,' said PennWell conference organiser director Nigel Blackaby.
The event also offers the opportunity to visit two of Bahrain's independent power plants - Al Hidd IWPP and Alba's onsite power plant.
With around 100 expected exhibitors from over 50 countries, Power-Gen Middle East has become the most important annual meeting place for international power executives and operators with interests in the Middle East and North Africa region.-TradeArabia News Service