Oil & Gas Show ends on a successful note
Dubai, March 26, 2014
The Oil & Gas Show 2014 ended on a high note with more than 300 companies & brands from over 25 countries showcasing their products and services at the three-day event held in Dubai.
The show was inaugurated by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the vice chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and the managing director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) last week.
The exhibition featured representatives from various related sub-sectors such as oil & gas producers, shipping, research & education, petrochemicals, refineries, onshore and offshore drilling, design & engineering, general traders, agents and distributors, and environment and alternative energies who drew about 7,200 visitors during the event.
The exhibitors commended the strategic importance of the event for the oil and gas industry and acknowledged the exhibition’s unique business-conducive platform in connecting them to energy stakeholders from within UAE, other Arab states and around the world.
Moving forward from 2014, Arab Oil & Gas promises to return in an improved format from March 24 to 26 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Anselm Godinho, the managing director at International Conferences and Exhibitions (IC&E), the organising company of the show, said: "Following three days of back to back industry networking, trade opportunities and industry training & recruitment features, we are proud to have hosted a very successful edition of the Arab Oil & Gas Show which also featured an extremely well-received Conference by the UAE Society of Engineers."
"We are overwhelmed and pleased by the positive response received from visitors, with many of them interested in the possibility of showcasing their own companies at the next show edition," he noted.
"On the flip side, the positive response from our exhibitors has indicated to us the importance of the event within the global context and its significance in cementing this region as a key energy-focused marketplace," stated Godinho.
"The success has also motivated us to return with improved offerings and enhanced features for the next edition so we are able to serve the industry better,” he added.
The 18th edition of the show proved rewarding for the global exhibitors, leading international oil and gas experts, top industry executives and key decision makers who are increasingly eyeing the Middle East as a promising trading and networking market.
Several of the exhibiting companies showcased new products, technologies and solutions to the visitors from the oil and gas industry. The event also provided an ideal platform for the exhibitors and visitors to network with each other in a dynamic business environment.
“As a first time exhibitor, Bin Quraya was impressed by the quality of both the exhibitors and visitors at the Arab Oil & Gas Show. The venue and facilities were superb, and several promising results have materialized as a direct result of our participation,” remarked Shadi N. Saber, the IT & branding manager, from Bin Quraya Group of Saudi Arabia.
Commenting on their participation, Ali Teeb, the technical sales engineer of Master Tech Company, said: “Arab Oil & Gas helped us to promote our company to a wider audience from the Middle East and the rest of the world. It also provided us with an opportunity to meet industry experts from all over the region."
"It was a great networking event for us, as we were able to develop substantial contacts in a span of only three days," he noted.
Ness Sanli, the VP of the Energy Systems Engineering, said: “The Arab Oil and Gas show was very beneficial for us and our partner – Toshiba – as it offered us a gateway to introduce ourselves to the Middle East and increase awareness on our offerings here. We were able to express and extend our innovative ideas such as the ways of controlling emissions and improving the overall quality of life by helping clean the air, to the regional audience.”
"At the show, we came across quite a diverse number of visitors from the Middle East which has helped us chart out some good prospects for moving forward," said John Lever, the product marketing manager, Jacobi Carbons of Sweden.
"Our participation has allowed us to gain valuable exposure in the region and build a strong network of contacts especially in the Middle East, which will help us in establishing our presence in the region," he added.-TradeArabia News Service