Preparations in full swing for oil expo
Manama, December 23, 2012
Preparations are in full swing for the 18th Middle East Oil and Gas Show and Conference (MEOS 2013) to be held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre from March 10 to 13.
Finance Minister and Minister in charge of Oil and Gas Affairs Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa met the chairman and members of the executive committee of MEOS 2013 and was briefed on preparations, the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication reported.
Shaikh Ahmed thanked the Premier for his keenness to patronise MEOS since 1979.
GCC, Arab and international oil companies and experts will take part in the forum, a key event aimed to benefit the national economy.
The minister hailed the kingdom's ability to host a biennial event for the 18th time in a row, which, he said, testifies to the facilities provided by the government for companies, exhibitors and participants, hailing the co-operation and co-ordination of ministries and state departments and the full support of GCC national oil companies.
He also pointed to the National Oil and Gas Authority's constant desire to achieve the goals of the kingdom's national strategy and the Economic Vision 2030, and promote its position as an international hub for oil conferences and exhibitions.
Inaugurated in 1979, MEOS is the most established showcase of oil and gas products and services in the Middle East.
Regular high-profile international exhibitors include Baker Hughes, Exxon Mobil, Halliburton, Schlumberger and Weatherford, in addition to smaller specialist suppliers, distributors and new entries to the Middle East market.-TradeArabia News Service