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Conference Connection expands Middle East events in the UAE

By Conference Connection

Oct 10, 2016

Upcoming Conference Connection Middle East events in 2016 and 2017.


Conference Connection, a leading organiser of B2B flagship events and executive training in in Asia and Middle East, is holding four of its signature annual, bi-annual as well as new international conferences for the coming twelve months in 2016/2017, in various Gulf and Middle East locations.



Focusing on the global oil and gas markets, the event portfolio covers diverse verticals in the downstream petroleum industries, targeted at NOCs, IOCs, crude and product producers, oil storage companies, traders, refiners, shipping, logistics groups as well as financial institutions. 


As the oil industry re-balances, the current oil price volatility, has created pockets of profitability in the petroleum products space and Conference Connection continues to provide its global client base with on-going opportunities to keep abreast of key developments and opportunities, an avenue to maintain existing business contacts and network with new players in emerging markets, through its conferences and courses.



The Annual Condensate and Naphtha Forum ( held annually since 1996, in Asia, the Middle East and Australia, will convene in Dubai, UAE from November 20-21 2016. The Forum is the only
global event of its kind, drawing the world largest
producers, buyers and sellers of natural gas liquids.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016, the Forum has grown over the years in terms of its stature, quality & attendance, with business interactions at the highest levels, underscored by the presence of market leaders in the condensate, naphtha and petrochemical industries. The 2016 conference will cover the latest analysis on condensate production volumes from Iran, the UAE and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Australia & the Americas.  Condensate splitter outlook for Iran, Korea & Japan, trading & pricing benchmarks, global naphtha outlook and scenarios for the petrochemical business will also be addressed.  More than 400 key players, over 3,200 delegates and nearly 350 speakers from 45 countries have been represented.


Forthcoming 2017 events in the UAE include, the iconic Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference (MPGC) now in its 25th year and the 10th Fujairah Bunkering and Fuel Oil Forum. Both events enjoy market supremacy with wide attendance from the UAE and GCC countries.


The Annual Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference - “MPGC” ( is the region’s longest running oil conference to be held on 30 April – 2 May 2017 in Dubai, UAE. The iconic 25th annual event will be held under the
Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE

and Ruler of Dubai, with strong support by the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), who will be hosting MPGC for the ninth occasion.  The MPGC 2017 theme “The Turbulent Path to an Oil Market Recovery:  The Challenge of Reaching a Balanced and Sustainable Price” will address and critique, the new and ongoing strategies for the oil and gas markets in their path to recovery and sustainability. Addressing OPEC Policy; the potential for a Middle East benchmark, refining and gas markets in the region,  the pricing landscape for crude and products and Iran as a new Middle East player, over forty oil industry leaders will address the event.  MPGC is the anchor event for the MPGC Week 2017 events.


Over 11,000 delegates from 100 international locations have participated in this annual series


Held in alternate years in the Emirate of Fujairah, UAE, Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum – FUJCON ( was first launched in 2000 and will next be held on March 25-29, 2017 as part of Fujairah Bunkering Week. Fujcon is the pre-eminent bunker forum for the

Middle East markets and takes its place with top worldwide bunker events.


FUJCON enjoys the continued patronage and support of H.H Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi,  Ruler of Fujairah, the Government of Fujairah & Port of Fujairah, international maritime organisations, BIMCO, IBIA, UAE Ship-owners Associations, Nautical Institute, Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association UAE, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers ME and The Mission to Seafarers. More than 650 companies are represented with over 3,400 delegates and 285 speakers from 50 countries. FUJCON has also received the support of more than 220 corporate and media sponsors.


Giving global clients and stakeholders the benefit of six to twelve months advance planning and lead-time, these flagship events, combine networking with intensive learning opportunities with technical and management courses held alongside.  New executive training courses launched for 2016 and 2017 will cover aviation fuels, finished lubricants and international oil trading for physical and paper (


“With a prolific subject spread to cater to successful product markets in crude, fuel oil, middle distillates, bitumen, LNG, natural gas liquids and other key industry verticals, these annual events provide with continuity and tremendous value add, with strong branding and visibility, knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities for all stakeholders to build sustainable business partnerships, said Conference Connection”.  


About Conference Connection

Conference Connection is dedicated to the provision of global business information through high-profile, premier and sector-focused business events, including international conferences, corporate events, and symposia, for the oil, gas, and energy industries, and other business sectors internationally. Dedicated to providing an independent platform for interaction and discussion for the latest business and industry strategies, it strives to combine excellence and professionalism through linkage with inter-governmental, professional, and industry groups worldwide.

The group organizes the annual Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference, Condensate & Naphtha Forum, LNG Supplies for Asian Markets, Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum and Global Bitumen Series conferences.

Conference Connection’s introductory and advanced two to four-day courses, executive briefings and country workshops organised with industry specialists, leading consultants and advisers, think-tanks as well as professional and policy groups, provide intensive learning opportunities and practical insights across key industry sectors, attracting a global audience. The group has an extensive record of successful events with more than 3,000 events attended by participants form 100 countries globally. 

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