gasworld’s MENA Conference is getting underway with around 270 delegates set to take to the stage to discuss the latest industry innovations.

This year, gasworld celebrates its decennial year of hosting industrial gas conferences around the globe and is thrilled to invite industrial gas professional to come together, once again, in the beautiful city of Dubai where it all began back in 2007.

Hosted at the luxury beach resort the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the conference titled Partnerships – A Route to Success will discuss, debate and explore the most current issues and innovations within the Middle East industrial gas market.

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.

This is particularly true of industrial gas markets such as the Middle East and North Africa, where relative market infancy lends itself to partnerships that can avoid market missteps and realise the many growth opportunities ahead – both quickly and more effectively.

gasworld’s MENA Industrial Gas Conference will explore key trends and opportunities in corporate partnerships – from sourcing and supply partnerships to geographical collaborations.

gasworld Publisher and CEO John Raquet has kick-started proceedings with an official introduction, which will now be followed by a variety of keynote speakers, setting the scene and homing in on the hot topics in the Middle East industrial gas market.


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.

A variety of industry specialists will deliver engaging speeches throughout the day, including:

  • Richard Boocock, President of Middle East, Egpyt, Turkey and India – Air Products– Keynote Speaker
  • Chris Street, Director of Global Strategy for Air Liquide-CalgazSpecial Gases- Make vs. Buy
  • Mike Huggon, Gulf Cryo/MEGA Improving Safety Culture and Limits
  • Kareem Afzal, PDC Machines ­– Strategic Partnerships to Advance Innovation in Small Business
  • James Barr, gasworldPraxair/Linde: Global Impact
  • John Raquet, gasworld Publisher and CEOShare vs. Compete

Follow the conference

Stay up-to-date with all the latest news, views and developments at 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.