Kuwait’s fast and expanding energy and infrastructure project sectors took centre stage at the 7th Annual Kuwait Energy and Infrastructure Projects Conference 2012 held at Marriott Courtyard. The conference attracted the participation of 30+ high profile speakers and over 200 local and international industry professionals. In addition to highlighting opportunities in the $55bn projects that are in the country’s oil and gas, and power and water sectors, delegates were updated on the latest trends, challenges, strategies and technologies available.
The four-day conference includes indepth case studies, keynote presentations, panel discussions, one-to-one networking opportunities, and interactive workshops to find practical solutions to the most critical issues faced by the industry. With an array of industry leaders and government officials, the event promised unrivalled opportunities for developing new business partnerships and investments. The opening day focused on opportunities and progress developments in exploiting the hydrocarbons sector to optimize Kuwait’s energy resource.
Day two was dedicated to mega infrastructure projects, with a high profile panel of speakers discussing the challenges faced in the market. The third day was set aside for discussing the progress of Kuwait’s extensive planned Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) program. Edmund O’Sullivan, Chairman, MEED Events said: “This conference proved to be an invaluable opportunity for those at the cutting edge of Kuwait’s future to discuss its development. Away from the formality of the conference rooms, networking was another key benefit of the event allowing contacts to be made with CEOs, VPs and Chairmen from the key growth industries and Government departments.” “Building on last year’s event, Kuwait Projects 2012 has been expanded to include more client-led presentations and case study analysis, providing an in-depth look at the opportunities available.
Increased focus on market research data with detailed sector profiles and forecasts providing invaluable future projects information will add a new dimension to the debate with three days of interactive discussion. Meed Insight data revealed that KNPC and the PTB will become the top two future clients by value of work under execution. Major topics up for discussion include Kuwait Oil Company’s upcoming capital projects program and an update on the major roads and bridge initiatives being implemented by the Ministry of Public Works .
By: Kuwait Times
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