Experts to attend Power-Gen Middle East
Manama, January 20, 2009
With just a few weeks before the opening of Power-Gen Middle East, final preparations are being made to receive the power and water industry experts and professionals of the Middle East.
The event will be held at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre from February 17 to 19, 2009.
Power-Gen Middle East 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.
An excellent line up of speakers and industry professionals will deliver presentations on a range of topics and subjects covering the power and water industries, including spotlights on countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran and Bahrain, said an official spokesman.
A keynote presentation will be given by chief economist of the Paris-based International Energy Agency Dr Fatih Birol.
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 director of conferences at organisers, PennWell Nigel Blackaby.
Power-Gen Middle East also offers the opportunity to visit two of Bahrain’s independent power plants. Al Hidd IWPP and the large aluminium producer 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 MENA region. – TradeArabia News Service
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