Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, chaired the first meeting of the Supreme Committee of the Egypt Petroleum Show and Exhibition “EGYPS 2022” to follow up the preparations for the fifth edition of the conference, the ministry said in a statement.

EGYPS 2022 will be held under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi from 14-16 February 2022 under the slogan “North Africa and the Mediterranean: Delivering  Energy Today.”

During the meeting, El Molla stressed that the coming period will witness an improvement in the climate for holding conferences and events around the world, which had been completely halted due to the challenges imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic, thanks to the expansion on vaccination programs.

The next edition of the conference will witness full commitment and application of all precautionary measures and social distancing rules, El Molla pointed out.

The conference is witnessing increasing global interest in light of the successes it achieved in the past four editions as it provides a platform for exchanging expertise and reviewing the latest technologies in various fields of the petroleum industry, El Molla noted. He added that the conference is opening new horizons to attract Arab and foreign investments, especially in light of the challenges that faced the industry during the pandemic.

The coming edition is set to witness the participation of  over 26,000 guests and more than 260 speakers including officials, experts and heads of companies in the scope of 5 main themes, namely the strategic conference, the technical conference, the financing and investment conference, the occupational safety and health conference, environmental protection and the energy equality conference.

The fifth edition is dedicating, for the first time, several sessions to hydrogen and compressed natural gas (CNG), where participants can review the latest technologies used globally in the field of clean energy. The accompanying exhibition will witness the participation of more than 450 exhibitors from international and local oil companies.