The 1st Middle East Process Engineering Conference and Exhibition (MEPEC) will be held on 23‐26 October 2011, under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, Minister of Energy. The event is organized by Saudi Arabian Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (SAS-AIChE) and the Bahrain Society of Engineers (BSE), supported by AIChE.
Mr. Mosaed Al Ohali, Executive Vice President, Saudi Manufacturing SABIC, Chairman of the Advisory Committee said: “The purpose of this event is to bridge the gap between the decision-makers and the aspirations of chemical and process engineers. There are a lot of projects in the pipeline, and we wish to see them during the exhibition which revolves around an idea floated by the Organizers that these projects should be in the knowledge of the industry’s professionals whose feedback will be then channeled back to the implementing process. I am sure the conferences will greatly benefit our region, international governments and authorities, construction industry, service providers and manufacturers.” Mr. Ohali added.
“I would like to extend my thanks to Mr. Mr. Abdulmohsen D. Almajnouni, Conference Chairman and Eng. Abdul Majeed Al Gassab, President, Bahrain Society of Engineers for recognizing the importance of Chemical and process engineering.” Mr. Ohali concluded.
Mr. A. Mohsen Almajnouni, Conference Chairman said: “holding this conference for the first time in Bahrain, reflects its importance as a vital component in the automated operation and monitoring of complex technical processes, and to highlight its significant role in equipping the project team with an efficient and lean development process.”
“In its first edition, MEPEC witnessed overwhelming response, with over 45 exhibitors from many local, regional, and international companies, suppliers, manufacturers participating in the exhibition held in parallel with the conference. MEPEC is sponsored by 33 companies, Saudi Aramco as the prime sponsor, “he added.
Elaborating, Eng. Almajnouni said “The conference significance stems from deepening communications and exchanging experiences among participants, through conducting an integrated technical program discussing important topics. The Conference and Exhibition serves as an excellent opportunity for sharing knowledge, experiences and lessons learned on contemporary issues affecting industries that are process engineering related.”
On behalf of the Bahrain Society of Engineers, President, Eng. Abdul Majeed Al Gassab said “Over the years, The Bahrain Society of Engineers have been a part of various memorable conferences and exhibitions, and let me share this with you all… we always have high expectations and we most certainly constantly achieve them, supported by a motivated voluntary members and reputable partners such as Saudi Aramco, SABIC, NOGA to mention a few, and it appears as if the momentum is continuing by hosting MEPEC this year.”
Key sponsors of MEPEC 2011, Saudi Aramco Oil Company as The Prime Sponsor. Platinum Sponsors are; SABIC, KBR, UOP (A Honey Well Company), Petroleum Chemicals and Mining Company Limited, Aspentech, Dupont and Lummus.
In addition, the Event has secured Twelve Gold sponsors; Advances Petrochemicals, SIPCHEM, SAMAREF, YOKOGAWA, ABB, AXENS, Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA), Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO), PALL Corporation, Petro Rabigh, Siemens, SAS Middle East. Silver sponsors; Linde, JACOBS, DLPS, SUZLER, Koch Glitsch, SASREF, Al Abdulkarim Co.,LUBEREF and Bahrain National Gas Co.
The Luncheon Sponsor is WorleyParsons, TASNEE for Conference Bag Sponsor and Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co. as other Sponsor.
Oil Review Middle East will be the official MEPEC 2011 media publication. The other media partners include; Hydrocarbon Processing, Gulf Oil & Gas, Your Oil and Gas News, Arabian Oil and Gas and Rigs World.
The Event has already secured Nine Keynote Speakers from Saudi Aramco, UOP‐Honewell, Axens, World Chemical Engineering Council, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Gulf Publishing Company, KBR, Dupont and Lummus.