Egypt to host global oil and gas executives at EGYPS 2020

North Africa, Med’s largest oil and gas show returns to Egypt in Feb.

The Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS), the largest oil and gas conference and exhibition in North Africa and the Mediterranean, will take place at the Egypt International Exhibition and Conference Centre on February 11-13.

The event is held under the patronage of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al- Sisi and with the support of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, EGPC, EGAS, EHCEM and GANOPE.

EGYPS 2020 is set to build on the success of previous editions, expecting more than 30,000 attendees from more than 60 countries convening for three days to engage in dialogue, build partnerships, and do business with local and international participants.

Growing in importance year after year, EGYPS 2020 will reflect growing global interest in the oil and gas industry’s prospects across the North African and Mediterranean region. EGYPS will host 37 national and international oil and service companies exhibiting at the Show.

Under the theme “Delivering the Energy Needs of Tomorrow”, the fourth edition of EGYPS will see industry leaders discussing developments and trends that will influence the strategies of companies investing in and operating in the region. It will showcase oil and gas innovations and technologies that will change the way these same companies operate their assets.

Petroleum Minister Tarek el-Molla, when asked about his aspirations for EGYPS 2020 said: ‘’EGYPS will continue as an Egyptian gateway to the world, to be acknowledged for the distinguished results and success stories witnessed by the oil and gas industry in Egypt during the recent period, opening new horizons to attract Arab and foreign investments.”

“The conference, as well, represents a good opportunity to review the measures that Egypt has taken in order to turn into a regional energy hub for trading oil and gas.’’

This year, the exhibition will span over 33,000 sqm of floor space with more than 450 exhibitors. The exhibition acts as a key enabler for bilateral trade, and features 14 official international country pavilions from Bahrain, Canada, Cyprus, China, France, Italy, Norway, Scotland, Spain, United Arab Emirates, UK, and USA. In addition, pavilions from Germany and India will participate this year for the first time.

The exhibition will also feature the global meetings programme, providing delegates and exhibitors a networking platform to arrange unlimited business meetings with the attendees. The attendees are from major NOCs, IOCs, EPCs, service and technology providers, consultants, manufacturers, and distributors in a dedicated and purpose built meeting area on the exhibition floor with full support from the onsite meetings concierge service.

“As the oil and gas market in Egypt and North Africa continues to progress we continue to receive overwhelming international interest enabling the Egypt Petroleum Show to remain relevant and central to providing high-level knowledge exchange to discuss commercial opportunities across the region and facilitate business partnerships and collaboration between leading NOCs and IOCs and industry stakeholders,” said Salman Abou Hamzeh, Vice President of dmg events, organiser of EGYPS.

This year’s Show has expanded bringing with it a highly-anticipated and enhanced programme. EGYPS hosts a number of key conferences including a Strategic Programme, Technical Programme, Finance and Investment Summit, Women in Energy Conference and Awards, and the HSE in Energy Conference and Awards.  With enhanced global content, covering the full energy value chain, EGYPS strategic conference will feature 10 sessions that will discuss variant topics. The sessions will include the impact of geopolitics and foreign trade policies on crude oil pricing, supply and demand, also new geopolitical power dynamics and trade alliances, and partnerships expected to dominate the industry in the years ahead.

Another session will tackle the importance of having strategic formation and building of new oil and gas partnerships given the new regional gas discoveries. There will be also a session designed to the transition to create a sustainable oil and gas industry that delivers lower Carbon dioxide and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions across the value chain. In addition, there will be strategic roundtables running simultaneously to highlight Egypt’s desire and vision to become a regional energy trading hub. They will discuss the importance of bolstering oil and gas infrastructure as the backbone for the security of energy supply and product delivery to market, as well as new technologies being introduced to replace fuels with natural gas.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Egypt’s Petroleum Minster Tarek el-Molla;
  • Oman Oil and Gas Minister Mohammed Hamad Al Rumhy;
  • Musabbeh Al Kaabi, CEO of Petroleum and Petrochemicals at Mubadala Investment Company;
  • Jean Sentenac, President and CEO of Axens;
  • Lorenzo Simonelli, Chairman and CEO of Baker Hughes;
  • Olivier Le Peuch, CEO of Schlumberger;
  • Amina Benkhadra, Director General, National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mines (ONHYM);
  • Seifi Ghasemi, Chairman, President, and CEO, of Air Products;
  • Ibrahim Al-Buainain, CEO of Aramco Trading;
  • Toula Onoufriou, President of Cyprus Hydrocarbons Company (CHC);
  • Zhu Junfeng, CEO of Kuwait Energy Company;
  • Andreas Shiamishis; Chief Executive Officer and Executive Member of the Board of Directors at Hellenic Petroleum

EGYPS 2020 offers a platform for leaders of today to discuss new discoveries, investments, downstream diversification and integration, data-driven operations, and digital innovations through to human capital and talent management.

The event is sponsored by Apache, BP, Chevron, Dragon Oil, ENI, Exxon Mobil, Kuwait Energy Egypt, Total, Shell, Wintershall dea, ArcellorMittal, Baker Hughes, Cheiron, Petronas, Schlumberger, Schneider, Air Products, Energean, Halliburton, McDermott, Subsea 7, Bechtel, Petrojet, TechnipFMC, and TMK.