SAOGE 09 kicks off

The 2nd edition of SAOGE is now underway in Saudi Arabia

Zareb bin Sa'eed Al Qahtani, deputy governor of the Eastern Province
Zareb bin Sa'eed Al Qahtani, deputy governor of the Eastern Province

The 2nd Saudi Arabian Oil & Gas Exhibition and Conference (SAOGE) is underway in Dhahran after being inaugurated by Zareb bin Sa’eed Al Qahtani, deputy governor of the Eastern Province.

A total of 273 companies from 31 countries will be attending the conference, which is co-organised by International Exhibition Services (IES).

“We strongly believed in the validity of an Oil and Gas show based in Saudi Arabia, and the increased demand for the 2009 show proves that given its prominent position in the oil and gas sector, Saudi Arabia is the perfect location, said Piero Zipoli, President, IES.

“We are extremely encouraged by this global participation and feel it is a great achievement to have reached in just two years, and to be building an Oil and Gas show in the Eastern Province,” he added.

The three day conference running alongside the event will cover an expanded agenda with an international panel of speakers discussing alternative energy and sustainability, the challenge of fluctuating oil prices, exploration potential and future opportunities and the role of technology.

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