MEPEC returns to Bahrain in September
Event is the largest process engineering conference in the Gulf
The Middle East Process Engineering Conference & Exhibition will return for the third time to Bahrain between the 15th and 17th of September.
Already the largest process engineering conference in the Gulf region, this year the event is slated to be the biggest of its kind to date.
Since its debut in 2011, it has grown considerably in terms of both participants in the conference and the size of the exhibition.
With over 1,800 delegates and 200 exhibiting companies, MEPEC 2015 is expected to attract thousands of visitors over the three days.
The event will take place under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister of Bahrain, while the Kingdom’s Energy Minister H.E Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza will open the conference, together with H.E Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, chief executive of nogaholding. Mirza will also inaugurate the exhibition.
MEPEC will feature talks and discussions on a number of key industry topics, with the programme running under the moto: ‘Delivering process efficiency through innovation and value chain’.
Two of the keynote sessions due to take place on the first day of the conference will discuss the energy outlook for a growing world and look at technologies that can give operators a competitive advantage.
A panel discussion on the sustainability of resources such as water, energy and feedstock will also take palace. Another noteworthy session is ‘Driving Process Efficiency to Meet Key Business Objectives’.
Following the success of the workshop programme during MEPEC 2013, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the event organiser, will host a series of pre-conference workshops on the 14th of September from 8:00 to 17:30.
The workshops will take place in Bahrain’s Hotel Intercontinental Regency in Manama and cover the following subjects: managing process safety risks during organisational changes, spreadsheet problem solving for chemical engineers, keys to successful project management, the leader’s toolbox for process safety management and the basics of the chemical industry.
Audah A. Al Ahmadi, Chairman of MEPEC 2015, commented: “MEPEC 2015 will continue to create a first-class consumer and emotional experience through the event period, allowing regional and international operators and owners as well as technology, product and service providers to connect, network and discuss how to develop innovative ideas and feasible solutions that will address the growing needs of the oil, gas and petrochemical industries both upstream and downstream.
“The theme selected for MEPEC 2015 is Delivering Process Efficiency through Innovation and Value Creation, and its objective is to create a forum for facilitating the exchange of practical experiences in all aspects of process engineering in addition to seeking solutions to the various challenges that process engineers face. Some of the main topics that will be addressed during the technical program of the conference are Process Synthesis, Modeling and Optimization, Process and Equipment Design, Process Retrofitting, Debottlenecking and Constraint Management amongst others.
“MEPEC 2015 will attract hundreds of international companies, professionals and scientists taking part in the different facets of the conference as sponsors, exhibitors, presenters and speakers or simply as delegates. The technical program will feature specialized topics best suited to meet the needs of process engineers at this global event that is guaranteed to attract a widespread audience. I look forward to welcoming all of you at MEPEC 2015.”