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12 – 14 April ’10:5th annual HR Strategies in Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals 2010 in Doha, Qatar

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Given the overwhelming success on the signature event HR Strategies in Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals, Fleming Gulf will continue the glory of its 5th annual HR Strategies in Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals 2010 located in the same place- Doha, Qatar starting from 12-14 April 2010.

Taking place over 3 days, the event has proven itself to be the focal point for discussion on the best practices, innovative solutions and creative ideas on successful HR strategies.

The fifth in a series of successful annual forums, the event aims to emulate the success of its predecessors by strategically meeting the heavy demands on the HR industry today. Discussions varies from current challenges in recruiting new talent in the Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals Industry, how to developing local Talent to match International standards, Strategic Talent Management A challenge which requires continued attention of the business, how to build Learning Organization in the context of Human Resource Development and Organizational Change and many more discussions aimed to answer how does HR move from a traditional function to a modern strategic approach?

The meeting gathers in Doha some of the leading industrial figures, each a stakeholder in HR, to share their insights and valuable experiences on best practices on HR, just to name a few: Stephanie Cox- Schlumberger (France) , Dr. Axel Bode -Wintershall Group (Germany), Freddy Becker- Shell Upstream International (UAE), Abdulrahman Al Tuwaijri- Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia), Khalid M. Al-Buhairan -Saudi Arabian Chevron (Kuwait), Mundhir Al Barwani -Petroleum Development Oman, Shahzad Sadan- Al Hassan Group of Companies (Oman), Abdulkarim Yahya Hilal, Bahrain National Gas Company- Hussain Redha- Ministry of Labor, Bahrain.

Rudinov Vincent, Senior Conference Producer at Fleming Gulf and responsible for this event quotes, Human Resource issues are of growing importance in the Middle East as economies growing on petro-dollars restructure & localize their traditionally heavy expatriate workforce. The oil, gas & petrochemicals sector is no exception to this. Within the next 5 to 10 years, Oil, Gas &
Petrochemical companies will face a severe shortage of qualified staff. The average age of staff in this Industry is nearing retirement. The challenge here is not just to identify the right talent, but to identify & nurture local talent hence this year event will take HR to the boardroom, from just being a traditional function to now being a strategic function in the company’s bottom line. The strongest point of our events has been format of conference which allows good interaction between the participants. Moreover the event is a must not miss gathering of industry leaders and HR professionals.

For more information please, click here contact Fleming Gulf on tel: + 971 4 6091 575, e-mail: maria.luminita@fleminggulf.com

About Fleming Gulf

Fleming Gulf events are carefully designed to provide key strategic business information and the best networking opportunities for the participants. Our business to business conferences are highly interactive events with a limited number of delegates from specialized industry sectors. For each conference Fleming Gulf brings together selected senior level executives who become part of a premium community discussing the questions of the day and enjoying the value of a five star event.

BECA’s robust Q1 performance demonstrates event marketing can carry brands through the storm

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York

Manama, 27th April 2009 — Just as in football, where an interception can change a game’s momentum, three international business-to-business events held at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre (BIECC) during the first quarter of 2009 achieved their best performance ever, raising the game for professional exhibition and conference organizers in the region.

All three events were held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, The Prime Minster of the Kingdom of Bahrain. MEFTEC, the world’s leading dedicated financial technology event, opened its fifth annual edition in the country to a sell-out audience whilst the delegate and exhibitor attendance at the 16th Middle East Oil & Gas Show & Conference (MEOS), Bahrain’s premier petroleum event for 2009, was up 30 per cent on MEOS 2007.

HRH Prince Andrew, The Duke of York and UK’s Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, visited MEACO 2009 and met with the Senior Management of BECA.

 Delegate attendance at the 10th International Congress of the Middle East African Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) in Bahrain was the highest-ever for MEACO and exceeded its delegate numbers at its Dubai Congress in 2007. MEACO 2009 was the first-ever international Medical Association Congress won by Bahrain with more than 2,000 high spending medical professionals and over 500 international speakers visiting the destination.

 Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre (BIECC), the country’s largest, interconnected and most flexible trade show and convention facility is managed by Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA). BECA functions under the Industry and Commerce Ministry with His Excellency Dr. Hassan A. Fakhro, Minister of Industry & Commerce as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

 Face-to-face interaction

 One+, the official publication of Texas-based Meeting Professionals International (MPI), reports in its March/April 2009 issue that one of the top reasons executives say event marketing is so effective is because it brings customers and companies face-to-face. And that, in turn, helps foster relationships more effectively than any other form of interaction.

 According to preliminary findings from the EventView 2009 survey published by the MPI Foundation, Event Marketing Institute and marketing firm, George P. Johnson (GPJ), the numbers concur. Forty-four per cent said that event marketing is the marketing discipline  that best accelerates and deepens relationships, trailed by a wide margin by public relations at 23 per cent.

 EventView is the longest-running study of the event marketing industry and has been annually published since 2002. Respondents primarily consist of top-ranking marketingexecutives at companies in Western Europe and Asia with Euros 200 million to Euros 4 billion in revenue. Everything from trade and road shows to sponsored concerts to intimate client meetings are classified as events in the survey.

 Buoyed by encouraging policy measures including economic stimulus plans recently announced by governments in the Gulf in response to the challenges of the global credit crunch, Bahrain’s MICE industry is weathering the storm with a robust performance in the first quarter of 2009.

 It landed the World Academy for Laser Applications WALA-Laser2009 Universal Conference & Exhibition with Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Symposium account. Commencing 19th to 21st October 2009 at the BIECC, this three-day international medical event is expected to attract more than 1,000 delegates from all over the world particularly from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Iran, India and the GCC countries, of which 120 are speakers from the laser profession including a few Nobel Prize winners. WALA-Laser2009 is supported by the Arab League, GCC, ASLMS and King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSHRC) and will be attended by business experts from the global arena.

 Prof. Farouk A.H. Al-Watban, BSc, MSc, PhD, Consultant for Laser Medicine, and Laser Technology, President for the World Academy of Laser Applications 2009 (WALA), and past President (2006-2008) of the World Association for Laser Therapy (WALT) says,“This progressive multidisciplinary conference and exhibition is designed to bring an update on new laser, aesthetic and anti-aging technology and products in aver interactive format that will provide unparalleled educational experience.

 Elegant Training, the Bahrain-based organiser of the inaugural medical event, has booked 150 room nights for the speakers. With approximately 200 companies exhibiting, the WALA meeting and exhibition is forecast to generate an economic impact of US$1.37 million for Bahrain.

 BECA also converted a lead for the 21st Congress of the Arab Division of the International Academy of Pathology into a sale. This will run from the 6th till the 8th of December 2009 in BIECC’s Convention Centre.

 BECA’s robust Q1 performance demonstrates event marketing can carry Several other potential new businesses are being explored by BECA, of which three are based in the U.S., two in Germany, one in the UAE and another in Bahrain.

 Icing on the cake

 Winning recognition from three globally-renowned organisers for delivering exceptional customer experiences during the first quarter of 2009 was the icing on the cake for BECA.

 BECA won praises from U.K.-based Media Generation Group plc and PennWell Corporation as well as Saudi-based MEACO for going the extra mile in the delivery of its services during each of the three events that were hosted at between February and March 2009.

 Media Generation Group plc and PennWell Corporation organised MEFTEC 2009 and Power-Gen Middle East 2009, respectively, whilst MEACO is the association behind the region’s largest ophthalmic biennial meeting that attracts eye care professionals and exhibiting companies from the Middle East and Africa, Europe, the Americas, South and Far East Asia and Australia.

This reflects BECA’s commitment to building a culture that places our customers at the heart of everything we do, says Hassan Jaffar Mohamed, Acting CEO of BECA. It demonstrates that customers needs and aspirations genuinely form the basis for the design and delivery of our services.

 In separate letters addressed to the Management of the Authority, the two British organisers praised the quality of the service they have received from Bahrain’s forerunner business tourism organization. MEACO conferred an award on BECA for exemplary service at the inauguration of its five-day International Congress in Bahrain.

 Ms. Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, Deputy CEO of BECA, received the award from Dr. Ebtisam Al-Alawi, FRCS, MRCOphth, DO and Chairperson MEACO ‘s Organising Committee in Bahrain.

Our goal is to challenge the expectations of people who may have preconceptions about Bahrain by doing everything possible to ensure the country is at the top of the list when it comes to organisations choosing their destinations,â€? says Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, Deputy CEO of BECA. Providing exceptional value through customer service does not only work to BECA’s advantage, it also ensures that our stakeholders and the community benefit.

Suppliers are becoming more and more aware of the value of business-to-business events and business-to-consumer exhibitions in these challenging times, says Ms. Stanford-Kristiansen. “They are realising the importance of face-to-face interaction ininstilling confidence in their customers and marketing their company’s products or services in the current economic crisis. Amongst peers, you are more conspicuous by your absence.

 ”In support of its recommendation to diversify and include a strong international associationelement in BECA’s events mix, the Authority earlier this year became a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). ASAE is an individual membership organization of more than 22,000 association executives and industry partners representing nearly 11,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in 50 countries around the globe, as well as provide products and services to the association community.

ASAE is the key medium to reach buyers from North America, explains Ms. Stanford-Kristiansen. This move complements BECA’s membership in Singapore-based Asian Federation of Exhibition & Convention Associations (AFECA), Brussels-based International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC), Paris-headquartered Union des Foires Internationales (UFI), Amsterdam-based International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA), Dallas-based Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Chicago-headquartered Society of Incentive Travel Executives (SITE) and Hertfordshire-based Association of Event Venues Limited (AEV).

 Ms. Stanford-Kristiansen also initiated the holding of the Team Bahrain MICE Conference at the BIECC earlier this month with Paul Flackett, Managing Director of IMEX – the biggest MICE conference in the world – as the guest speaker. More than 50 decisionmakers and representatives from Bahrain’s MICE industry including the media attended the first of many events BECA will be organizing with industry stakeholders. More than 30 companies and organizations were represented at the event.

 According to Mr. Flackett who has spent 25 years in the meetings and incentives industry, the MICE industry is robust, “The Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) industry in the region has survived two Gulf Wars, the Sars outbreak, terrorism and a tsunami, so it will certainly survive the credit crunch.

 Ms. Stanford-Kristiansen says, “The next session will be more interactive working session or round table discussions with a panel of speakers so that we get everyone actively involved.

 Representatives from George P. Johnson (U.K.), the world’s premier experience marketing agency, visited BIECC last month. BECA organized their two-day site inspection of the destination’s meeting facilities and other venues.

 According to Ms. Stanford-Kristiansen, the Authority’s long-term, harmonised alliances with industry stakeholders such as Tourism Affairs, the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), Gulf Air, Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry and others from the leisure and hospitality sectors is valuable. We need their active involvement in order to extend Bahrain’s marketing reach and generate demand for the destination well into the future, she emphasises.

 About Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA) :

Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA) is the forerunner organization with a mandate to market the Kingdom of Bahrain as a preferred, all year-round business destination and cultivate partnerships with key Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) industry stakeholders by pursuing market development work in the international business sector. Its MICE, Destination Marketing & PR Department seeks to achieve this mandate by nurturing a healthy business environment for the exhibition, convention, meetings and incentive travel community in partnership with the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre (BIEC), the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), Gulf Air, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Tourism Affairs and the hospitality and leisure tourism industry.

 Press Contact :

Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen

 Deputy Chief Executive Officer

 Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority (BECA)

 P.: 17558808 | @ : Debbie@bahrainexhibitions.com

 BECAGulf Air

 

 

6th AFRICAN PETROLEUM WEEK 2009, An annual deal-driven networking event

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

 Join us at the 6th African Petroleum Week 2009!!!

Event Dates: 26-28 May 2009, Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Includes: Separately Bookable Events:

26th May :  State of Africa: Strategy Briefing  - Registration: GBP 995 less 10% for bookings prior 10 May

27th May :  African Petroleum Frontiers   -   Registration GBP 995 less 10% for bookings prior 10 May

28 May :  West African Oil, Gas & Energy   - Registration  GBP 995 less 10% for bookings prior 10 May

27th May:  PetroAfricanus Dinner – Registration Fees GBP 250 – non-conference attendees

 

COMBINED FEES: GBP 1,250

(African Petroleum Forum + West Africa Oil, Gas & Energy + PetroAfricanus Dinner)

 

Organised & Hosted By: Global Pacific & Partners

Website:  www.petro21.com

Book Online: http://www.petro21.com/events/index.cfm?id=386

Contact: Babette van Gessel: babette@glopac.com or sonika@glopac.com

Registration Fees: All fees exclude UK Vat at 15%

Dinner Guest Speaker:  HE Angelina Teny, Minister of Mining & Energy, Sudan – DINNER PLACEMENTS LIMITED

Sponsor & Display Opportunities:  Contact sonika@glopc.com

 With Focus On

·        Established  Competitors & New Entrants

·        New Vistas for  Companies & Investors

·        Exploration  Frontier Landscapes

·        Acreage, Leasing & Open Blocks

·        Undeveloped  Discoveries

·        Political, Security & Legal Environment

·        Sovereignty & Boundary Issues

·        Local Content in Nigeria

·        West African Gas  & LNG

·        Independents In West  Africa

·        Portfolio Maturity  & Renewal

·        Financing &  Investment

·        Building Deepwater Portfolio

 Speakers Include

·        Dr Justin Wilkinson, Principle Scientist, Jacobs Engineering, NASA (HOUSTON)

·        Dr Duncan Clarke, Chairman & CEO, Global Pacific & Partners

·        HE Angelina Teny, Minister of Mining & Energy, Sudan

·        Eddy Belle, Managing Director, Seychelles Petroleum Company

·        Ron Barmby, Director E&P, Buried Hill Energy

·        Roger Welch, Manager, Africa, TGS-NOPEC

·        Robin Sutherland, Exploration Manager, Tullow Oil

·        Jeff Greenblum, Chairman of the Board, Energulf

·        Richard Schmitt, President, Africa Oil Corporation

·        Phil Heilberg, Chairman & CEO, Jarch Capital LLC

·        Rogers Beall, CEO & Senegal Project Manager, Fortesa Intl

·        Djibril Amadou Kanoute General Manager, Petrosen, Senegal

·        Fafa Sanyang, Commissioner for Petroleum, E&P, The Gambia

·        Chris Matchette-Downes, Business Development Manager, Black Marlin Energy

·        Ricardo Silva, Attorney, Miranda Correia Amendoeira

·        William Divine, Managing Director, CI Global

·        Adesina Salawu, Legal Counsel (Litigation), Total E&P Nigeria Ltd

·        Andrew Kain, CEO, AKE Ltd

·        Keith Hughes, Partner, Energy Corporate, Dewey & LeBoeuf

·        George Mingay, Solicitor, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge UK LLP

·        Lukoki Sebastiao, Vice President, Angola, StatoilHydro

·        Theo Ahwireng, Manager, Geophysics, GNPC, Ghana

·        Mamadou Simpara, Director General, AUREP, Mali

·        Muntaqha Rabe Darma, Executive Secretary, PTDF

·        Joseph PILI-PILI Mawezi, Directeur Chef des Services des Projects, Ministere, DRC

·        Dr Alan Stein, Managing Director, Ophir Energy

·        Paul Franck, New Ventures Project Manager, Addax Petroleum

·        Darran Lucas, Vice President, New Ventures Kosmos Energy

·        Bjorn Inge Tonnessen, Executive VP, Svenska Petroleum Exploration AB

·        Galib Virani, Head of Acquisitions & Investor Relations, Afren, London, UK

·        Emma De Borchgrave, Director, Luba Freeport

·        David Lyons, Founding Partner, Capital Partners Worldwide

·        Malcolm Francis, Geophysical Manager Africa, Westerngeco

·        Kamal Dorabawila, Africa Sector Lead: Oil & Gas, IFC

·        Soumo Bose, Chief Executive Officer, Gasol Plc

·        Alec Robinson, President & CEO, Centric Energy

·        Peter Mikkelsen, Technical Advisor, Simco Petroleum

·        Osamede Okhomina, Managing Director, Energy Equity Resources

MARK IN YOUR DIARY:

16TH AFRICA UPSTREAM 2009,  2-6 NOVEMBER 2009, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

 We hope to see you there,

 Gayle Meikle

Global Pacific & Partners

gayle@glopac-partners.com

 

2009 China International Petroleum and Petrochemical Equipment & Technolgoy Exhibition 2009

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Date: October 18-20, 2009

Venue Dongying Huanghe International Exhibition & Conference Certer , Dongying,Shandong Province, P.R.China

Opening Hours: October 18, 2009 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
October 19, 2009 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
October 20, 2009 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sponsorss:
China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
Shandong Chamber of Commerce for Petroleum Equipment of China Int’l Chamber of Commerce

Organizers:
Beijng CEW International Fair Co.,Ltd.

Overseas Supporters:
Center for the Promotion of API Certification Programs
Supporters South African Petroleum Industry Association
Norwegian Oil Industry Association
International Conferences & Exhibitions LLC
Brazilian Institute of Petroleum

The market
Owns China’s 2nd largest oilfield—Shengli Oilfield, Dongying locates in the economic center of Shandong province, contributes a lot in the course of Shandong’s economic construction. By the end of 2007, Dongying’s total output value of enterprises engaged in oil equipment was up to 1.62 billion USD, and net profit has reached nearly 1.461 million USD, accounting for 31.3%, and 21.7% of China respectively.

Besides, Dongying city gathers majority of large and famous oil and gas production companies, equipment manufactures and energy-related engineering and consulting firms, China University of Petroleum is also situated in the City having 25 research centers for petroleum exploration.

Top 5 reasons to CIPEE
Strong Support— Recognized as one of China’s 6 important developed exhibition industries, the government will invest 10 Million RMB to the development of CIPEE & CIOGC 2009

Scale— Covering 40,000sqm area and exhibitors are expected to arrive 500 over the world.

Location— China’s only professional and international oil & gas show held in core oilfield –SHENGLI OILFIELD.

Organized by experts —- Beijing CEW international Fair Co., Ltd as one of the top oil& gas event organizers in China, expertise in organizing in local and international shows.

Massive Promotion Campaign—With the in-depth cooperation of various worldwide top media, and over 20 global shows promotion ensure CIPEE able to pass to every corner of the petroleum industry.

Contact:
Name: Angie Tang (Overseas Project Manager)
Tel: 8610- 5165 4222 ext 823
Fax: 8610- 51654222 ext 820
E-mail: info@cipee.com.cn
Web: www.cipee.com.cn

Monster Worldwide to sponsor 4th Annual HR Strategies in Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals 2009

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Monster Worldwide, the premier global online employment solution for more than a decade, strives to inspire people to improve their lives. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe and Asia, Monster Worldwide works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster Worldwide delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. To learn more about Monster’s Worldwide industry-leading products and services, visit one of Eastern European sites www.monsterpolska.pl, www.monster.cz or www.monster.hu. More information about Monster Worldwide, Inc. is available at www.monsterworldwide.com.

The 4th Annual HR Strategies in Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals 2009 is being held in Qatar, one of the fastest growing centres for the oil and gas industry worldwide. The forum aims to bring together important discussion topics and issues on how to reinvent the Human Resources function to meet the stressful challenges arising in resourcing, retention, organization and leadership development, employee engagement and branding. It will bring together a vibrant community of HR practitioners at the forefront of change and business leaders that are dedicated to driving changes to prepare their organizations for the key trends shaping the future under the global financial situation and the pressure of merger and acquisition.

The fourth in a series of successful annual forums, the 2009 edition aims to emulate the success of its predecessors by strategically meeting the heavy demands on the HR industry today.

“We gratefully appreciate Monster Worldwide sponsorship. Since they are one of the largest resourcing solutions providers, the calibre of the event has definitely increased by their involvement�, says Mrs. Annemarie Morgan, Business Development Manager, Jacob Fleming.

For more information please visit, click here contact Fleming Gulf on tel: + 971 4 6091 575, e-mail: maria.luminita@fleminggulf.com

About Jacob Fleming

Jacob Fleming Group, one of the world’s leading business intelligence companies that provide business-to-business conferences, consultancy services and market research. Jacob Fleming Group offices in Bratislava (Slovakia), Prague (Czech Republic), Budapest (Hungary), Barcelona (Spain), Dubai (UAE) and Cleveland (USA), specialize in organizing prestigious international conferences for Europe and GCC region that provide groundbreaking strategies and proven technical expertise in business functional areas and vertical markets, which include the real estate, energy, finance, media, pharmaceutical and telecom sectors.

 

Monster Worldwide announces its sponsorship for the 4th Annual HR Strategies in Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals 2009 organized by Jacob Fleming

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Monster Worldwide, the premier global online employment solution for more than a decade, strives to inspire people to improve their lives. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe and Asia, Monster Worldwide works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster Worldwide delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. To learn more about Monster’s Worldwide industry-leading products and services, visit one of Eastern European sites www.monsterpolska.pl, www.monster.cz or www.monster.hu. More information about Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) is available at www.monsterworldwide.com.

The 4th Annual HR Strategies in Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals 2009 is being held in Qatar, one of the fastest growing centres for the oil and gas industry worldwide. The forum aims to bring together important discussion topics and issues on how to reinvent the Human Resources function to meet the stressful challenges arising in resourcing, retention, organization and leadership development, employee engagement and branding. It will bring together a vibrant community of HR practitioners at the forefront of change and business leaders that are dedicated to driving changes to prepare their organizations for the key trends shaping the future under the global financial situation and the pressure of merger and acquisition. The fourth in a series of successful annual forums, the 2009 edition aims to emulate the success of its predecessors by strategically meeting the heavy demands on the HR industry today.

“We gratefully appreciate Monster Worldwide sponsorship. Since they are one of the largest resourcing solutions providers, the calibre of the event has definitely increased by their involvement�, says Mrs. Annemarie Morgan, Business Development Manager, Jacob Fleming.

For more information please visit, click here contact

Fleming Gulf on tel: + 971 4 6091 575, e-mail: maria.luminita@fleminggulf.com

About Jacob Fleming

Jacob Fleming Group, one of the world’s leading business intelligence companies that provide business-to-business conferences, consultancy services and market research. Jacob Fleming Group offices in Bratislava (Slovakia), Prague (CzechRepublic), Budapest (Hungary), Barcelona (Spain), Dubai (UAE) and Cleveland (USA), specialize in organizing prestigious international conferences for Europe and GCC region that provide groundbreaking strategies and proven technical expertise in business functional areas and vertical markets, which include the real estate, energy, finance, media, pharmaceutical and telecom sectors. 

 

SpenglerFox to sponsor 4th Annual HR Strategies in Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals 2009

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

SpenglerFox announces its sponsorship for the 4th Annual HR Strategies in Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals 2009 organized by Jacob Fleming.

SpenglerFox is part of the International Grafton Group which was founded in Ireland in 1982 and is now one of the largest resourcing solutions providers of European origin. SpenglerFox offers International Executive Search and Human Resources consultancy services worldwide, having 19 offices throughout the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and
South America.

SpenglerFox Middle East and Africa opened offices in Dubai during the summer of 2002, with the founder-directors having been operating in the region for the last 9 years. Recently they have opened four new offices in Asia, which are also supported by their MEA team. An ISO 9002 accredited company, they were awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, in International Trade in 2002 for an unprecedented second time in 2005.

The 4th Annual HR Strategies in Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals 2009 is being held in Qatar, one of the fastest growing centres for the oil and gas industry worldwide. The forum aims to bring together important discussion topics and issues on how to reinvent the Human Resources function to meet the stressful challenges arising in resourcing, retention, organization and leadership development, employee engagement and branding. It will bring together a vibrant community of HR practitioners at the forefront of change and business leaders that are dedicated to driving changes to prepare their organizations for the key trends shaping the future under the global financial situation and the pressure of merger and acquisition.

The fourth in a series of successful annual forums, the 2009 edition aims to emulate the success of its predecessors by strategically meeting the heavy demands on the HR industry today.

Lukas Nosek, Head of Energy Practice for SpenglerFox will participate as a panelist addressing the Greatest Challenge Facing Human Resources and the Skills Shortage:

How to develop human capital and technological competence

Improving expertise in unconventional resources: enhanced oilrecovery, deep drilling and tight gas extraction

Staff training and recruitment of expertise – how to deal with theskills shortage

Integrating new skills, approaches and behaviours

We gratefully appreciate SpenglerFox, sponsorship. Since they are one of the largest resourcing solutions providers, the calibre of the event has definitely increased by their involvement, says Mr. Kevin Mohan, Sales Director, Jacob Fleming.

For more information please visit, http://www.fleminggulf.com/conferences/hr/4th-hr-strategies-oil-gas-petrochemicals?partner=press%20release contact

Fleming
Gulf on tel: + 971 4 6091 575, e-mail: maria.luminita@fleminggulf.com

About Jacob Fleming

Jacob Fleming Group, one of the world’s leading business intelligence companies that provide business-to-business conferences, consultancy services and market research. Jacob Fleming Group offices in Bratislava (Slovakia), Prague (CzechRepublic), Budapest (Hungary), Barcelona (Spain), Dubai (UAE) and Cleveland (USA), specialize in organizing prestigious international conferences for Europe and GCC region that provide groundbreaking strategies and proven technical expertise in business functional areas and vertical markets, which include the real estate, energy, finance, media, pharmaceutical and telecom sectors.

SALVO GLOBAL announces ADVANCED FLUID CATALYTIC CRACKING UNIT (FCCU)

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

A two day workshop evaluating refinery operations to achieve optimum performance and yield.�

Salvo’s Advanced Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) Masterclass has been organized to provide the Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) operating and engineering personnel with an understanding of current and typical operation, control, design, and troubleshooting of FCC Units during startup, normal operation, shutdown and emergencies. This will provide a detailed knowledge and understanding of the important parameters to achieve improved yield performance, increased equipment reliability, and reduced operating costs.

Date: 15th- 16th March 2009

Venue: Renaissance Dubai Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Participants will have an opportunity to obtain a broad working knowledge of FCC process and mechanical systems, to stay abreast of constantly changing procedures and technology, and to interact with others currently working in this field.

This course has been developed to meet the needs of unit operators as well as engineers associated with the FCC unit:

Learn about the operations, technology components, process and mechanical design

Be able to optimise, control and troubleshooting the FCC Unit

Learn how to increase equipment reliability and reduce operating costs

Discover a broad working knowledge of the FCCU process technology

Be able to operate start-up, shutdown and emergencies smoothly

Leading the workshop session is a professional engineer specialized in Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) technical service, engineering, operations, startup, trouble shooting and environmental functions for petroleum refineries worldwide. He has previously worked in technical service and process engineering design positions for both FCC Licensing companies and major operating companies. In his 30 years experience, he has provided on-site support for the commissioning of 17 grassroots units, 15 revamps and conducted numerous troubleshooting, engineering and technology evaluation efforts for most major FCC unit designs.

More information on the program can be found at: http://www.salvoglobal.com/fccu.asp

About the Company:

Salvo Global provides cutting edge business knowledge and strategic networking through events like training and conferences. We organize mainly public corporate event, the attendees are generally senior decision-maker (C-Level, Directors, GMs, Senior Managers, etc) from the larger companies (MNCs or local companies) in the Asia Pacific.


For information contact:
Rebecca Louis-Jean
Telephone: +65 6297 8545
Facsimile: +65 6336 1716
Email rebecca@salvoglobal.com

Oil and gas is a dangerous industry: Organisations simply must step-up the standards

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Aberdeen, UK There has been no shortage of headlines in the last few months detailing the hazards to personnel of working in the Oil and Gas industry.  From increased reports of piracy to damaging fires, the impact of these news-making events is putting pressure on the industry to raise the standards and protect its people.  

These incidents cost organizations dearly in both human and financial terms. Case in point was the ruling back in November that saw both Shell and AMEC fined £150,000 each for a fatality at an offshore gas platform.  

Major incidents can have far reaching impacts that last well beyond the incident itself. Take for example the fallout from the Buncefield explosion in 2003; the millions in litigation is still being spent and it was announced just last month that criminal charges will be laid against the five companies involved.  

Finding practical solutions to avoid these types of devastating incidents is what will be on the table at an industry conference taking place in Aberdeen in February. HSE, Risk Management and Process Safety, will bring together leaders in the field to offer practical solutions that will help organizations save lives and limit downtime.

Co-Chaired by Prof. Dr. Christian Jochum, Director of the European Process Safety Centre and Lisabeth Froemling, Global Q/HSE Manager for Maersk, the conference will bring together over 16 industry experts including:

  Roald Gunnar Riise, Vice President HSE, StatoilHydro

  Andrew Smith,  Safety Engineer, SHELL

Martin Carter, Head of Engineering Governance, E.ON UK

Andrew Easterbrook, Head of Regulatory Compliance and Performance, Magnox

  Ken Brown, HSE Manager, OMV 

The conference runs 24 & 25 February 2009 in Aberdeen. Visit www.iqpc.com/uk/hse for more information. 

AboutIQPC

With offices in 12 countries over 6 continents, IQPC is the world’s leading provider of strategic business intelligence delivered through senior-level, networking conferences. Together with our sister company, WBR, we have educated and trained over two million executives at over 40,000 conferences and training courses worldwide since 1973. IQPC’s Oil and Gas division, Oil & Gas IQ, provides over 100 technical and strategic events across Europe, Asia, the US and the Middle East every year, educating almost 5,000 high-level executives annually. Through our website, e-newsletter and conferences we seek to keep the industry in the know about the latest issues that affect your bottom line. Our members and delegates benefit from a culmination of 100% industry research and practical information and tools that solve critical everyday business problems. 

Media Inquiries, please contact:   

Saleem Ali

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Launch of 2nd UEMOA Min-Tel Conference & Showcase

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Following a successful debut in 2006, the Chamber of Commerce of Niger and ITE Group plc announces the launch of the second UEMOA Min-Tel Conference & Showcase to take place on 24-26 February 2009 in the Palais de Congress of Niamey, Niger.

The aim of the conference is to allow participants to gain extensive knowledge about the investment opportunities within the UEMOA region, regional cooperation, the regulatory environment surrounding the telecoms market, oil and gas investments and the recent developments in the mining industry.

Located at the crossroads between North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the UEMOA is a hub of trans-Saharan exchanges. In recent years, the region has undergone progressive economic liberalization and given the private sector a larger role in economic and social development. New investment codes have been established to attract foreign direct investment.

The 2006 event proved a great success, attracting 375 delegates from 36 countries. 47 speakers participated in the conference, including 5 government ministers. Post-show analysis indicates that over 90% of delegates considered the programme good and made useful contacts during the event.

ITE Business Development Director for Africa, Ana Jonic-White, comments on the launch, We were delighted at the success of the 2006 event. UEMOA Min-Tel is highly effective in providing valuable information and interest in the event was even higher than we’d imagined. A lot has happened since the first edition and delegates to the 2009 event will discover just how much the telecoms, mining and petroleum industries have developed, enabling them to identify new opportunities. UEMOA Min-Tel is extremely worthwhile for anyone operating in the West African market or interested in West Africa as a strategic growth market.

UEMOA Min-Tel is supported by the West African Monetary Union, the UEMOA, whose members include Benin, Burkina Faso, C´te Ivoire, Mali, Togo, Guin©e Bissau, Sangal and Niger. It is also supported by the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Niger, the Ministry of Telecommunications of Niger, ARM, NTIC and the Ministry of Commerce.

ABOUT:
ITE Group plc
, the co-organizer of UEMOA Min-Tel 2009, is a leading organizer of trade exhibitions and conferences, with 150 events held annually in 14 countries. The company specializes in organizing events in emerging and developing markets, in particular Russia, CIS, Eastern Europe, Turkey, China and Africa. ITE has a large network of local offices throughout these regions.

ITE’s portfolio of African energy events includes UNCTAD’s 11th Africa Oil & Gas, Trade & Finance Conference & Exhibition (Kenya), ALOGE (Algeria), the Third Algeria Energy Week (SEA3) and the 18th World Petroleum Congress (South Africa).

For further information about ITE, please visit the website: www.ite-exhibitions.com

For further information about this news release, please contact:
Nadine Sanderson
ITE Group plc
105 Salusbury Road
London
NW6 6RG
Tel: +44 (0)20 7596 5000
Fax: +44 (0)20 7596 5111
Email: nadine.sanderson@ite-exhibitions.com
Website: www.ite-exhibitions.com