Organisers of Arab Oil & Gas (AOGS) 2011, the premier biennial showcase for the region's oil, gas and petrochemical industry, has announced a spin-off to the Trade section of the show with the introduction of the Energy Job Fair 2011 – an event that is gaining strong support from industry members who are looking to attract qualified manpower in the regional job market. Exhibitors confirmed they will be leveraging the networking potential of Energy Job Fair 2011 to scout for skilled energy professionals as well as young graduates who are looking to build a career in the oil and gas industry.
The Energy Job Fair 2011 will attract a large pool of professionals and engineers in the Middle East, while providing exhibitors the opportunity to host presentations, seminars or contribute to a forum that highlights their organizational needs to an audience selected specifically by the criteria they set. Exhibitors can conduct one-on-one interviews on the floor and they can likewise list job vacancies and training profiles on “The Energy Job Fair” website.
Anselm Godinho, Managing Director, International Conferences and Exhibitions (IC&E), organisers of the event, said: “The Energy Job Fair 2011 creates multiple layers of benefits for all stakeholders of the regional job market. It will feature the region’s premier gathering of regional employers and energy professionals from across the world would use this event to get into the Middle East job market.
The oil and gas industry remains a key economic growth driver in the Middle East and it is therefore crucially important to attract the best talent who will support the sustainable growth of the energy sector.”
Commenting on their participation at the Energy Job Fair 2011, Gilbert Mendoza, Marketing Specialist at Fitok GmbH, developer and manufacturer of high-quality instrument valves and fittings as well as instrumentation components and accessories, said: “The Energy Job Fair 2011 will provide a great opportunity to meet skilled professionals and support our company’s employment initiatives.”
Hadi Shukir, Business Development – General Manager at Dolphin Heat Transfer, a leading specialist in the design and manufacturing of high-performance Heat Exchangers, Industrial and Automotive thermal products, said: “The event will be a good platform to meet young professionals and graduates specialising in the energy field who may be of interest to the company.”
Designed to address prevailing HR and training challenges in the Middle East’s energy industry, Energy Job Fair 2011 will provide the opportunity for participating energy companies to access an exclusive database of all professional visitors of the event. The Energy Job Fair 2011 will also provide visitors access to organisations offering education and training specifically for the energy sector, as well as the region’s vocational education and training authorities. Likewise, it serves as a gateway for top-performing graduates to join the regional job market.
The Energy Job Fair 2011 will serve as one of the key segments of AOGS 2011 with organisers employing a specialist vetting service to ensure that exhibitors meet qualified candidates and achieve a high return on investment.
AOGS 2011 will run from September 18 to 20, 2011, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, gathering over 200 exhibitors from more than 20 countries and thousands of trade visitors. AOGS will also be attended by technology vendors and global suppliers in the oil and gas sector, who will be demonstrating their latest innovations and launching new products and technology, while seeking opportunities to sign contracts with regional distributors and agents.
AOGS 2011 will also host the "Sustainability, Energy & Environment Conference", an exclusive event that is organised in conjunction with the UAE Society of Engineers and features some of the region’s mainstream Energy Producers.