The 19th Arab Oil and Gas Show (OGS) will focus on promoting innovative solutions and technologies at this year’s event, according to Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dewa, president and founder of Wetex.

OGS is the international trade exhibition for onshore and offshore oil, gas and petrochemical Industries which offers participants the platform to discuss prospects, forge new partnerships, foster relationship with existing clients, and highlight new products, said a statement.

The event will take place from April 21 to 23, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, in Dubai, UAE.

The event will be held under the patronage of the Supreme Council of Energy, the show takes place alongside Water, Energy, Environment Technology Exhibition (Wetex), organised by Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (Dewa), the region’s leading event focused on Water, Energy, Technology and Environment.

Wetex and OGS 2015 are organised under the theme ‘Synergy in Energy, at the Forefront of Sustainability.’ Together, the exhibitions will debate on the challenges of energy conservation for the UAE’s sustainable development, it added.

Al Tayer said: “The Arab Oil and Gas Show is an intrinsic part of our focus on the energy sector.”

“Over the past 16 exhibitions, it has made a significant contribution to the development of the water, environment, oil and gas, and conventional and renewable energy sectors. It has also succeeded in supporting the national economy significantly through agreements and deals signed during the exhibition,” he added.

The region’s dedicated energy events will offer exhibitors a favourable business environment where they can have access to a more focused profile of trade buyers and industry specialists from around the region. In addition, it will empower exhibiting companies to generate higher quality leads that benefit their investment in this region, for years to come.

Anselm Godinho, managing director, International Conferences and Exhibitions (IC&E), organiser of OGS, said: “OGS is a networking and business-to-business event where current and potential international hydrocarbon operators and industry professionals will get an opportunity to meet key government executives and decision makers from the Arab World.”

“It will facilitate discussion on new developments in the region’s oil and gas industry, including operational and market challenges, new opportunities and technological advancement in the hydrocarbon sector,” he said.

OGS 2014 was a highly successful event which registered a footfall of over 8,000 industry visitors over three-days and generated mass exposure through both regional and international media. From the total visitor turnout, nearly 46% either placed an order with the exhibiting companies or planned to do business with them, it stated.

Source: Trade Arabia