HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum
The upcoming Middle East Logistics: Oil & Gas Summit (MELOG) will highlight essential cost efficiency strategies and global best practices needed in the industry. Organised by The CWC Group, a leading London-based events company focused on energy and infrastructure issues, the inaugural edition of the event will take place 10-12 December 2012 at Atlantis, The Palm Hotel, Dubai, UAE. The event is held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum.
Key speakers include: Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region; Bob Wrigglesworth, Logistics Consultant, Majnoon Field Development, Shell; Rakesh Edavalath, Supply Chain & Contracts Manager, Crescent Petroleum UAE; Riyan Qirbi, Supply Chain & Logistics Manager- ME, BP; Alexander Borg, Regional Director, The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport UAE; Warith Kharusi, Logistics Manager, Shell/Petroleum Development Oman (PDO); Mohammed Taha, Head of Logistics, Kuwait Energy Company; Larry Parkos, Supply Chain Manager, OXY; Magsud Ibrahimov, Manager, State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic; Ali Egal, Logistics Manager, Borouge; Barry Vitou, Partner, Pinsent Masons; William Wakeham, CEO, AAIB; Vladimir Kostenko, Logistics Manager, Lukoil; Jason Hoey, Sales Manager, UAE, Pentagon Freight Services LLC and many others.
"The event’s inaugural edition in Dubai will be a rare opportunity for industry decision makers to meet and discuss the latest global trends," said H Frederic Ponton, The CWC Group's Director of Government Relations - Middle East. “The build up for the event is very encouraging with a speaker panel comprised of world renowned experts; we are looking forward to the event and hoping for a resounding success.”
Middle East Logistics: Oil & Gas (MELOG) will draw together key government and industry figures from across the GCC and the Middle East. It will provide a platform to understand the key industry drivers, reveal essential cost-efficiency strategies and formulate best practice to guarantee a successful future for your oil and gas upstream logistics.
“The program of the event is very rich with topics of interest to the attendees,” said Gurpreet Hayre, Producer of MELOG, The CWC Group. “Discussions with companies that are currently operating in Iraq, weighing up the risks and opportunities, reviewing the most efficient methods of supporting operations, best logistical services management practices, onshore and offshore rig movement and the compliance of a logistics company to HSSE standards, are some of the topics that will highlight the event among many others.”
“In addition to an array of interactive discussions, focus sessions and case studies, Summit delegates will have the chance to tour in Jebel Ali Port and get informed about the current and future developments undertaken by DP World. The site visit aims to inform delegates about DP World and its current and future developments for the port, which is recognised as a maritime link between the Far East and the western hemisphere and provides gateway access to a market of more than 2 billion people.” concluded Hayre.