Top firms back Doha power event
Doha, October 11, 2010
Key government and private sector companies in the power sector have confirmed their participation as sponsors of an upcoming major power event in Doha.
GCC Power 2010, the eighth regional conference for national committees of CIGRE (International Council on Large Electric Systems) in the Arab countries and the 15th Exhibition for Electrical Equipment, was officially launched yesterday (October 10) during a press conference at the Ritz-Carlton, Doha hotel, which will also be the venue for the event running from October 18 to 20.
GCC Power 2010 will cover all aspects of the production, transportation and distribution of electricity and will provide leading industry professionals, manufacturers, suppliers, contractors and specialists a direct access to project directors, GCC ministries, government bodies and a variety of high-level decision makers involved in the electricity sector, a statement said.
Alstom, Siemens, Kahramaa, Hyosung, SEL, Jaidah Industrial Supply, Doha Cables, Trausco, ABB and GE confirmed their sponsorship for the high-profile event.
"The impressive line-up of sponsors underlines the importance of GCC Power 2010 as a consolidating platform for the region's power sector,” said Thani Al Khusaibi, chairman, GCC CIGRE.
“We will leverage the support we have gathered from leading institutions in the private and government sectors to ensure the success of GCC Power 2010 in helping address the present and future needs of the region's power industry,” he added.
George Ayache, general manager, IFP Qatar, organisers of the event, said: "I believe that Qatar is such an exciting venue for an event of this magnitude; the country has invested huge sums to fund some of the largest power projects in the region, so the country currently enjoys considerable global attention."
GCC Power 2010 is owned by GCC CIGRE, the GCC regional committee for large electricity systems.
GCC Power 2010 opens a direct access to the GCC's rapidly expanding electricity market, while creating an information gateway about exciting developments and the latest research in the region's electricity industry.
Some of the most prominent personalities and organisations in the global power industry will be attending the event, including government decision-makers, leading regional and international power companies and respected industry advisors, as well as regional experts and thousands of trade visitors from the GCC, Europe and the US. – TradeArabia News Service