PMI Arab chapter to discuss key energy issues
Manama, July 1, 2014
The Project Management Institute Arabian Gulf Chapter (PMI-AGC), in co-operation with DMS Global, is organising the third PMI AGC/DMS Global Energy Forum Debates in Bahrain.
The event, to be held on September 2 and 3 at the Gulf Hotel, aims at tackling the problems and finding the best solutions for the projects within the energy sector, the main driving power of the Gulf's economy.
The PMI AGC/DMS Global Energy Forum Debates is an open platform where key personalities from engineering and construction, financial and legislative sector meet yearly in different GCC countries.
"We wanted to create an event that would bring together heads of major projects from both NOCs and EPCs to discuss project management challenges the energy industry in the region faces day by day," said DMS Global president and chief executive Mohammed Loch.
"Who carries the responsibility for environmental pollution? Who should provide insurance for the project: the owner or the constructor? Is the cost plus approach better the lump sum turnkey? These are only a few examples of questions that the energy companies have to solve on a daily basis.
"The Project Management Institute is the world's leading professional authority in the project management field and its technical expertise on general project management issues is impeccable.
"This is why we have teamed up in support of PMI-AGC," said Mr Loch.
The debates came to Bahrain in the right time as the country is managing a large number of strategically important projects. Among them are, for instance the Bapco modernisation programme and the Bapco pipeline.
The success of these projects is crucial for the economic growth of the country.
"With every challenge there is always more than one solution which is why we chose the debate format for this event," said PMI-AGC Bahrain region president Abdul Majeed Al Gassab.
"We did not want to have a one-way dialogue typically present at the conferences," he said.
This year, the organisers secured commitment from highly experienced participants representing project owners, engineering and construction companies as well as service providers.-TradeArabia News Service