Day two of the MENA Industrial Gas Conference 2015 begins in Dubai (UAE) this morning, with growth drivers for the region’s merchant markets in the spotlight.

More than 275 delegates from 25 countries have gathered at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel for the event, highlighting the significance of the region to local and international companies alike.

The first day of the conference set the scene yesterday with an exploration of the economic and investment climate in the region, the drivers for growth, and the key opportunities ahead, including the Middle East homecare market. There was also a strong emphasis on safety courtesy of a dedicated session from the Middle East Gases Association (MEGA).

Day two focuses on merchant markets, as well as giving the platform for a number of insightful commercial sessions in the afternoon. The event’s theme of ‘Today’s Vision – Tomorrow’s Reality’ will continue to be discussed and debated through keynote presentations from:

  • Omar Germouni, Middle East Business Director – Air Liquide (pictured)
  • Dr. Fatemeh Didehvar, Global Sales Support – Mack Valves
  • Jan Vansant, Independent Consultant – Cold Jet
  • Marcus Creaven, Managing Director – AGC Instruments

Dr. Didehvar will be focusing on a particularly hot topic for the industrial gas and wider chemicals sector alike – Iran.

Recent news of Iran’s UN sanctions being lifted has caused much interest from industrial gas companies across Europe, interested in reviving or launchingtheir presence in Iran’s petrochemicals sector, while there is also speculation of a boom in LNG deliveries to Europe from Iran over the next five to ten years.

Dr. Didehvar will reflect on all this and more as she discusses ‘The Iranian Industrial Gas Opportunity’.


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Keep abreast of all the latest news, views and developments at the MENA Industrial Gas Conference 2015 via the gasworld website, updated throughout the day.

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