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Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference (MPGC) 2018

By Conference Connection

Mar 12, 2018

Debate and business interactions at the highest level as the global and Middle East oil and gas markets re-emerge from the recent turbulence.


The Iconic annual Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference (MPGC) celebrates its 26th Anniversary in 2018. After 26 years, MPGC remains the region’s longest running annual oil and gas conference for the global energy markets, organised by Conference Connection, a trusted brand and a hallmark of excellence in the thought leadership.


MPGC 2018 will see a convergence of the global oil markets’ leading NOCs, IOCs, Traders, Refiners, Petrochemical, Storage, Financial Institutions and Technology companies, in a confluence of dialogue, debate and business interactions at the highest level as the global and Middle East upstream and downstream oil and gas markets re-emergence from the recent turbulence.


MPGC enjoys the highest political support since in its inception in 1993. MPGC has been held in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman. National oil company hosts in its 25 year history, include Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Emirates National Oil Company, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, Qatar Petroleum, The Bahrain Petroleum Company, and Ministry of Oil & Gas Oman.

More than 2,350 companies are represented with over 11,550 delegates and 1,090 speakers from 150 countries.  MPGC has also received the support of more than 330 corporate sponsors and 320 media sponsors. 


The 26th Annual Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference (MPGC 2018) will be held on 22 April – 24 April 2018 in Abu Dhabi, with the support of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).


The following distinguished personalities from the Middle East & the international energy industry are expected to chair and address MPGC 2018:


Conference Co-Chairmen

  • Mr. Abdulla Salem Al Dhaheri, Director, Marketing, Sales and Trading Directorate, Adnoc, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki, Chairman, FGE


Session Chairs

  • Mr. Hashem Al Refaei, Manager, Marketing Strategy & Performance Unit, Marketing & Sales  Directorate, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Mr. Adel K. Almoayyed, Member of the Board, The Bahrain Petroleum Company B.S.C., Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Dr Jeffrey Brown,  President, FGE, Singapore
  • Mr. John Roper, Head of Middle East, Uniper Global Commodities SE, Dubai, UAE
  • Mr Dave Ernsberger, Global Head of Energy Pricing, S& P Global Platts, London, UK


Confirmed Speakers

  • Mr Nizar Al Adsani,  CEO, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, Safat, Kuwait
  • Mr. Sanjiv Singh, Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation,  New Delhi, India
  • Mr. Pedro Miró Roig, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Compañía Española de Petróleos, S.A.U. (CEPSA)
  • Mr. Alan Haywood,   CEO, BP Global Energy Trading, UK London
  • Mr. Christopher Bake, Executive Committee and Head of Origination, Vitol Group, UK
  • Dr Bakheet Al Katheeri,  Chief Executive Officer, Mubadala Petroleum,  Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Mr. Thomas Waymel, President Trading and Shipping, TOTSA Total Oil Trading SA, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Mr. Yuji Saita, Director, Senior Vice President, Division Manager-Supply & Trading, JXTG Nippon          Oil & Energy Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
  • Mr. Kiyoshi Homma, Director & General Manager of Overseas Petroleum & Gas Department, Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd, Japan
  • Dr. Andrew Walker,  VP Strategy and Communication,  Cheniere Marketing Ltd, UK
  • Dr. Edward L. Morse, Global Head of Commodities, Citi Research, New York, USA
  • Dr Jeffrey Currie, Global Head of Commodities Research, Goldman Sachs, New York, USA
  • Mr Hari Dattatreya, Global Oil Director, Royal Vopak, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Mr. David Fyfe, Chief Economist, Gunvor Group, Switzerland
  • Dr. Paul Horsnell, Head of Commodities Research, Standard Chartered Bank, UK
  • Dr. Dawood Nassif, Board Director of The Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) and Advisor to the Minister of Oil, Bahrain.
  • Mrs. Fatema Al Nuaimi, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain –  Borouge, Adnoc   Group, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Mr Olivier Denappe, Managing Director, Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME), UAE
  • Mr Geir Mjelde, Chief Executive Office, SKS (Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Group), Norway
  • Mr Cuneyt Kazocoglu, Head of Oil Demand Forecasting and Long-Term Service, FGE London, UK
  • Mr. Alp Ercil, Founder and CIO, ARCM, Hong Kong
  • Mrs. Ruya Bayegan, Group CEO, Bayegan, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Mr. Mehdi Chennoufi, General Manager, LNG Origination & Business Development East of Suez, Shell Eastern Trading, Singapore
  • Mr. Shasha Fesharaki, Executive Vice Chairman & Managing Director, FGE
  • Mr Rashid Al Mazrouei,  Marketing Manager, ADNOC LNG 
  • Mr. Ali Nazar Faeq Al-Shatari, Deputy Director General, State Oil Marketing Organisation
  • Mr. Burhan Al Hashemi, Managing Director, International Marketing, Emirates National Oil Company, Dubai, (SOMO), National
  • Mr. Rashid Al Mazrouei,  Marketing Manager (LNG), ADNOC, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Mr. Rizwan Sheikh, Manager, Strategy & Business Development Unit, ADNOC, Abu Dhabi, UAE



For regular updates on the speakers, please visit www.mpgc.cc




Co-located with MPGC 2018, the Middle East Petroleum & Gas Week (MPGC Week 2018) will be held back to back from April 22 – April 26 2018. MPGC Week 2018 will bring together four (4) optional events and will feature product conferences, executive briefings, and workshops. All are individually priced and bookable separately with Joint Attendance (JA) discounts.



Please contact The Conference Connection Inc. for further details:

Tel: +65 6338 0064                                

Email: info@cconnection.org


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