It’s day two of gasworld’s MENA conference in Dubai and in focus will be Helium, geographic partnerships and cross border logistics.

The first day of the conference, under the theme of Partnerships – A Route to Success, began yesterday, exploring Sourcing and Supply Partnerships and the Make vs. Buy debate in specialty gases.

Economic modernisation, the arrival of the multinationals, and the emergence of new industrial gas applications are driving change in the Middle East market. The region is attracting increased interest and investment in the core industrial sectors, while emerging end-users in healthcare, water treatment and food processing are driving a second wave of growth across the Middle East. Coupled with the recent re-engagement of the Iranian market in international business, and a bright gases future is in prospect for this geography.

Day two of the event now turns its attention to some of the Middle East’s hottest topics in the industrial gas industry, it will provide general market updates and give advice on accelerating performance.


More industry professionals will take to the stage today to shed light on the key trends and opportunities in partnering for success in the region, including,

  • Phil Kornbluth, Helium Consultant, Kornbluth Helium Consulting ­– Qatar: Helium Supply Update
  • Laila Benali, Financial and Administration Director, Maghreb Oxygène ­– Morocco & North Africa
  • Matthieu Giard, Executive Vice-President Africa, Middle East and India, Air LiquideGCC+- Geographic Partnerships and Development
  • Naji Skaf, and Dr. Markus Wiesner, Partners in Heidrick & Struggles Middle East and North AfricaAccelerating Performance
  • John Raquet, gasworld Publisher and CEO ­­– M&A Activity- Correct Route to Success
  • John Gould, Consultant (Independent)Cross-border Logistics

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gasworld will also be tweeting live updates during the conference, which you can follow on Twitter using the hashtag #GWMENA17.

A full review of the conference will be published in the upcoming November edition of the gasworld magazine.