gasworld’s MENA conference kicks off tomorrow, with industrial gas professionals already beginning to gather at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in beautiful Dubai, UAE.

The event, titled Partnerships – A Route to Success, will cover the most current issues and innovations within the Middle East industrial gas market.

This conference marks gasworld’s decennial year of hosting industrial gas conferences around the globe and invites industrial gas professional to come together to experience a cutting-edge conference agenda featuring prestigious speakers, dedicated exhibition time, and valuable networking opportunities.

When the pioneering first conference was held 10 years ago, it addressed the Middle East’s status as a fast-emerging industrial gas hub or ‘The New Industrial Gas Frontier’ as the event was appropriately themed. A decade on and, whilst this is still a relatively young and emerging market, the Middle East and North Africa is a regional market that has already demonstrated significant growth. The quest now, as this conference will address, is forging the right partnerships – from sourcing and supply partnerships to geographical collaborations – to realise the region’s next wave of expected growth.

With up to 6-7% p.a. growth rate projected by 2021. Partnerships are becoming an increasingly important factor for the industrial gas industry, as markets become global, product ranges expand, and applications develop. Sourcing the right supplies, technology and human capital is therefore paramount.

Coming up

Sessions will include engaging speeches on sourcing and supply partnerships, technological and safety partnerships, and geographical collaboration. Delegates can also expect presentations on topics such as mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and the importance of human capital.

Events Commercial Manager, Abbey Stones, enthused, “I am very excited to welcome our delegates, once again, to the incredible city of Dubai. We will be celebrating our decennial year in style at the luxury Jumeirah Beach resort and I hope our guests enjoy the hospitality over the next few days.”

“We are excited to present our attendees with some of the most esteemed speakers from the industrial gas industry, who will be sharing Invaluable insight into the latest industry innovations.”

Prior to conference kick-off tomorrow, delegates will be welcomed with canopies and drinks sponsored by Buzwair Industrial Gases and MEGA.

Follow the conference

Stay up-to-date with all the latest news, views and developments at the MENA conference via the gasworld website, updated throughout the event.

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.