A first look at what’s in store at StocExpo Middle East Africa

Etisalat Tower 2 Dubai World Trade Centre and Dubai World Trade Centre Residence on 2 March 2007Dubai World Trade Centre during construction in 2007. (Image source: Imre Solt/Commons)StocExpo Middle East Africa takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre on 26 and 27 April 2017

StockExpo is to take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre in April 2017. The show was recently rebranded in line with the globally recognised StocExpo portfolio, to reflect the event’s rapid expansion and its prime role as the place where tank terminal operators, oil companies, traders and regulators in the Middle East and African regions can gather, network, learn and do business.  

The Middle East and African storage sector is experiencing an almost unparalleled growth and has already established itself as one of the most important regions in the world for the oil and gas industry. The two-day exhibition and conference will showcase over 100 major international and local suppliers, displaying new storage equipment, innovative technology and launching new products to the market. Exhibitors include Emerson Automation Solutions, Emco Wheaton, Loadtec Engineered Systems, Mascoat, CTS, Verwater Shanfari International LLC, Protego and Kanon Loading Equipment to name just a few. These span the entire supply chain, from tank design, construction & maintenance, through to innovations in metering & measuring, pumps & valves, automation & loading equipment and inspection & certification services. 

The two-day conference runs alongside the exhibition every year, hosting an expert line up of leading industry speakers, providing greater understanding of market dynamics, new ideas, inspiration and growth plans for your business. The 2016 show saw Eng. Ahmed Mohamed Alkaabi, Assistant Undersecretary for the UAE Ministry of Energy open the show and provide the conference’s opening address. It also featured experts from Gulf Petrochem, Fujairah Oil Terminal, Oiltanking Odfjell Terminals Oman, VOTOB and Saudi Aramco, who talked about the current challenges, opportunities for growth and detailed analysis from the past year in the tank storage industry and anticipated the year to come.

This year, topics include; growth & expansion opportunities across the middle east, innovating terminals successfully, safety and sustainably, oil market stability and the effect on downstream business, challenges for fuel storage & distribution in Africa, Fujairah's role as a trading hub, trade flows & storage market outlook, and regulation compliance. This is just a taster of what there is to come on the conference agenda, the full programme will be announced later this year.

Networking is always an essential element of StocExpo Middle East Africa and face-to-face meetings continue to be the most effective way to do business.

Placed at the heart of the show floor is the Networking Lounge where visitors can meet with clients or take a break from their business day. The official exhibition networking drinks take place on Wednesday 26 April in the Networking Lounge from 5pm.

To register your interest in attending the show as a visitor, delegate or exhibitor, visit the event website: www.stocexpomiddleeastafrica.com 

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