Middle East and North Africa Industrial Gas Conference 2015

Conference speakers

 

Conference agenda

Titled Today’s Vision – Tomorrow’s Reality, the conference will look at emerging trends within the Middle East and North Africa industrial gases business, exploring the opportunities and growth drivers ahead – and the technologies required to realise this potential. Particular emphasis will be given to the merchant gases business in the region.

Delegates are invited to participate in three days of dynamic activity, including a cutting-edge conference featuring prestigious speakers, dedicated exhibition time, and valuable networking opportunities.

Confirmed details of speakers are to follow in the coming weeks. Be sure to keep checking back to see our latest news and developments on the event. Until then, see below for a taster of what is taking place at the event.

 
  • Welcome

    15:00 – Registration opens
    18:00 – Pre-Conference Welcome Reception and Exhibition Opens – Sponsored by MEGA

  • Today’s Vision – Tomorrows Reality

    08:00 – Registration – Coffee & Pastries Contact Booth
    09:30 – Welcome and Introduction – John Raquet, CEO – gasworld
    09:45 – Official Opening – Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, Secretary General – Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association

  • The MENA Gases Business

    Chair: Naji Skaf, CEO – Gulf Cryo
    10:05 – Middle East Homecare Markets – Tom Blades, Member of the Executive Board – The Linde Group
    10:30 – The Middle East Opportunity – Richard Boocock, President of Middle East, Turkey, India and North Africa – Air Products
    11:00 – The Middle East Chemicals Business – Dr Andrew Spiers, Senior Vice President – Nexant Asia
    11:30 – The MENA Merchant Gases Markets and Growth Potential – John Raquet, CEO – gasworld
    12:00 – Q&A Session
    12:15 – Lunch & Promotional Booth Time – Sponsored by Global Gas Services

  • Safety – Raising Standards Together

    Chair: Frank Finger, The General Secretary Middle East Industrial Gases Association
    14:05 – GPCA´s Safety Journey – Alan Izzard, Responsible Care Manager, Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association
    14:15 – Advantages of Having, and Being Part of, a Gases Association – Case Study – Vincent Moreau, Director – V3 Consulting
    14:30 – Your Safety Challenges – MEGA’s Solutions – Pradeep Nair, Group HSE Manager Gulf Cryo
    14:45 – Cylinder Standardisation: Is it a Necessity? – Natarajan Suresh, Group Operations Manager – Gulf Cryo, Dubai
    15:00 – Transportation of Dangerous Goods (Compressed Gas Cylinders & Bulk) – Paul Vincent, Industrial Director – Air Liquide Emirates for Industrial Gases LLC
    15:15 – Environmental Challenges – Shahid Zuberi – Air Liquide
    15:30 – Gas Supply for the Food & Beverage Industries – Elie Adaimy, Head of Technology Centre, MEA Zone – Air Liquide
    15:45 – Medical Gases: Patient Safety – Mike Bee, Commercial General Manager – Buzwair Group
    16:00 – Q&A Session
    16:15 – Conference Day 1 Close / Promotional Booth Time
    18:30 – Conference Reception – Sponsored by Transafe Logistics
    19:30 – Conferemce Dinner – Sponsored by Buzwair Group

  • Today’s Vision – Tomorrows Reality

    08:30 – Coffee & Pastries Booth Programme
    09:45 – Welcome to Day Two – John Raquet, CEO – gasworld

  • Growth Drivers for Merchant Markets

    Chair: Parag Kulkani – CEO, INOXCVA
    10:00 – Bringing Innovation to Developing Economies, a Must for our Industry – Omar Germouni, Middle East Business Director – Air Liquide
    10:30 – The Iranian Industrial Gas Opportunity – Dr. Fatemeh Didehvar, Global Sales Support – Mack Valves
    11:00 – Merchant CO2 Applications – Jan Vansant, Independent Consultant – Cold Jet
    11:30 – Quality Control of Industrial/SpecGas – Marcus Creaven, Managing Director – AGC Instruments
    12:00 – Q&A Session
    12:15 – Lunch Break – Sponsored by Dohmeyer

  • Commercial Sessions

    Chair: Ravin Mirchandani – CEO, Mack Valves
    14:00 – Maximising Distribution in the Middle East: A Case Study of the Trend – Michael Blondin, Global Sales Director, Cryogenic Division – VRV
    14:20 – New Applications and a Safer Industry - Keith Stewart, Global Sales – Herose
    14:40 – Bridging the Gap with Microbulk – Savir Julka, Vice President Marketing – INOXCVA
    15:00 – Technology of a Cylinder Filling Plan – IGPH Group
    15:20 – Package Gases – Productivity of the Filling Plant and the Benefit of Implementing a Production Reporting System – Philippe Fauvel, Commercial Manager – Cryostar SAS
    15:40 – Control Technologies – Focus Application – Industrial – Tony Melhuish, Business Development Executive Applications – Hale Hamilton
    16:00 – Q&A Session
    16:15 – Conference Close – Booth Programme Finale