Countdown to the 8th Gulf Intelligence Energy Markets Forum 2018
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Countdown to the 8th Gulf Intelligence Energy Markets Forum 2018

Countdown to the 8th Gulf Intelligence Energy Markets Forum 2018

Fujairah, UAE (Sept. 16, 2018) – The 8th Gulf Intelligence Energy Markets Forum will be held from September 17th to 18th at the Novotel in Fujairah, UAE. Hosted by the Government of Fujairah, the Forum is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Fujairah.

Themed ‘How to Navigate the New-Normal of Global Oil and Gas Trade Flows’, the Forum will gather leading figures from the worlds of energy trading, refining, storage and shipping, and will provide platforms for knowledge exchange with industry roundtables, breakfast briefings and leadership panels.

The Forum’s title sponsor Port of Fujairah is joined by other key partners Vitol, S&P Global Platts, and National Bank of Fujairah. Industry partners supporting the Forum include PETRONAS and Uniper.

Held in the presence H.H Sheikh Saleh Bin Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Chairman of the Department of Industry & Economy, Fujairah and Chairman of the Board of the Port of Fujairah, the Forum is also honored to welcome Special Guests: H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General, Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), H.E. Arjuna Ranatunga, Minister of Petroleum Resources Department Sri Lanka, and H.E. Dr. Matar Hamed Al Neyadi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy, United Arab Emirates.

“The 8th Gulf Intelligence Energy Markets Forum comes at a crucial time of transformation for the energy industry,” said Sean Evers, Managing Partner, Gulf Intelligence. “The nature of global competition is changing. The Belt-Road Initiative, or New Silk Road as it is also known, will reach more than 60 countries with a combined GDP of $21 trillion. The 2018 Forum promises to open up some crucial debate amongst some of the top global decision makers.”

The Forum will for the second consecutive year host the ‘New Silk Road CEO of the Year Awards’, which honor and celebrate pioneering industry leaders spearheading the transformation of energy across this once ancient trading route. The Awards’ four categories of ‘Trading’, ‘Refining’, ‘Storage’, and ‘Ports & Shipping’ reflect key pillars of the New Silk Road, which is set to again become the world’s largest platform of economic cooperation and integration.

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