Power-Gen Middle East and WaterWorld Middle East 2012 to highlight the mounting demand, opportunities and challenges for power and water
- Qatar: Tuesday, January 24 - 2012 at 13:23
- PRESS RELEASE
Qatar continues to lead the Middle East as one of the fastest growing markets for power and water development, with estimates suggesting 44 power and water projects in the GCC worth $31.9bn are already underway or due to begin in 2012.
Organized by PennWell in partnership with local utility KAHRAMAA and Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) as Co-Host and Platinum Sponsor, Power-Gen Middle East and WaterWorld Middle East 2012 will host H.E.
Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry, Qatar for the opening keynote ceremony on Monday 6 February,
Other keynote presentations will include H.E. Eng. Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari, President, KAHRAMAA, Mr. Fahad Hamad Al-Mohannadi, General Manager, Qatar Electricity and Water Company to discuss the latest developments to Qatar's growing industry and Mr. Glenn Ensor, Director of Events, PennWell Corporation, UK.
The conference and exhibition will see more than 135 eminent chairs and speakers from 20 countries around the world deliver presentations and panel discussions in response to the opportunities and challenges in power, water supply and sanitation in the MENA region.
Qatar's success in managing its power and water demand through accurate forecasting and long-term planning makes it a good case study within the region. Development opportunities will also be discussed such as QEWC's developing projects elsewhere in the Middle East and potential to fund projects in Syria, Oman and Dubai.
Top speakers across a total of four conference tracks will include presentations by H.E. Karim Aftan El Jumaily, Minister of Electricity, Iraq, Ahmed Bin-Saleh Al Jandhami, Chief Operating Officer, Oman Power and Water Procurement Company, Sultanate of Oman and Fouad Alsherebi, Executive Vice-President, Generation, Saudi Electricity Company, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Key conference topics to be discussed at POWER-GEN Middle East include Emerging Trends in the IPP Market, Project Issues-Encouraging Successes and Avoiding Pitfalls, Trends in Finance, Risk & Investment and Technologies for Operational Flexiblity.
Nigel Blackaby, Conference Director of Power-Gen Middle East, said: "Over the years Power-Gen Middle East has grown in size and stature and I am delighted to say the event is now recognized as the principal meeting place for those interested in the strategic management and technical aspects of the power generation business in the GCC and wider Middle East region."
For the first time, WaterWorld Middle East will be held as a co-located annual event with POWER-GEN Middle East in response to growing water and wastewater challenges in the MENA region.
Key conference topics to be discussed at WaterWorld's Middle East include MENA Spotlights, Desalination: Future Trends, Utility Management, Tariffs, Metering and Smart Water Grids and Water Reuse.
Tom Freyberg, Conference Director of WaterWorld Middle East, said: "WWME will be different to other events in the region by providing a conference that comprises strategic and technical papers, as well as a technical exhibition for companies to exhibit their latest product offerings. We aim to show how technology is being applied in the region, as well as just strategic debate."
Alongside the conference, the dual water and power exhibition will showcase the very latest innovative design solutions and technologies serving the power and water industry by over 130 leading companies representing 23 countries around the world.
Exhibitors will include the likes of KAHRAMAA; Qatar Electricity & Water Company; MAPNA Group; SPX & Balcke Duerr GMBH; Siemens AG Energy Sector; Xylem; German Water Partnership; International Gulf Trading Company; Metito (Overseas) Ltd.
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