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Offshore Arabia Conference and Exhibition 2009 kicks off

United Arab Emirates: Monday, September 29 - 2008 @ 10:54

That’s why Index Holding in cooperation with RECSO and with the support of a number of Governmental Departments and co operations is organizing and launching for the third time “Offshore Arabia Conference and Exhibition 2009”.

Offshore Arabia 2009 is a scientific, social, and economic event that addresses a number of pressing and dividing issues from a scientific perspective to the best practices and solutions for the benefit of energy and environment.

It comes at a time when the International Community is actively engaged in extensive dialogue geared towards facilitating and managing energy for sustainable economic and social development, also finding solutions to existing and future environmental changes and challenges.

World population will reach 9 billion by the year 2050 against 6 billions today.

The world population increase will be mostly in developing countries. With per capita annual increase in the GDP at the rate of 2% in the developed countries and at the rate of 3.3% in the developing and less developing countries this will lead to an increase in the world income.

It might exceed us $135 trillion in the year 2050 against us $ 35 trillion today.

There are over 120 oil production development projects in OPEC (in spite of the high construction costs) the cost of which may exceed $160bn as cumulative investment up to the year 2012 just to add about 5 million b/d to the existing production capacity.

Thus, the burden on the global resources shall be further challenged.

Offshore Arabia 2009 is creating opportunities and enhancing the potentials of oil and gas industry, global market and researches on the planet’s environment.

It focuses on sharing industry knowledge, builds the momentum forward towards a secured global energy supply, drive environmental awareness, and manages climate challenges.

Welcome To Dubai
Mr. Abdul Salam Al Madani President of INDEX holding the organizer of Offshore Arabia declared that the third round of Offshore Arabia Conference and Exhibition will be staged under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President, Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The venue of this significant event will be Dubai International Conventions, Exhibitions Center, and it will run from 11 to 13 January 2009.

Al Madani also confirmed the participation of 72 speakers in the conference with the presence of 2300 professionals representing regional and International oil and gas companies, logistics services, oil and gas tankers, supply and chandlers, companies operating in sea cleaning, pollution control and environment protection from oil and chemical spills from the Gulf Region, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the United States.

It is a remarkable opportunity for highly knowledgeable and skilled professionals to meet under one roof and provide a wider range of environmental solutions.

It is the place where Leaders of Business, Energy and Environment Industry share their views on environment and the future prospects and impacts of oil and gas industry, and discuss Corporate Social Responsibility (CRS), which is an urgent regional and international socioeconomic issue of the conference.

Al Madani also declared that “The previous round of Offshore Arabia was extremely successful according the customer’s satisfaction survey organized by INDEX which showed that 83 percent of the participants are fully satisfied with the outcomes of the event and they will participate in the coming event”.

Conference
The conference will also contain visionary sessions where high profile speakers will discuss current issues within the environment and the oil and gas industry.

The tentative program of the conference incorporates major topics related to Energy Challenges, Climate Change, Sustainability, Offshore and Onshore Protections, managing Resources and the Environment, health, Safety, Security, and rescue beside Global Environment and the Role of Government.

The Gulf, Middle East, and North Africa are experiencing significant environmental changes and energy challenges; the organizers and speakers of the event are focusing on chartering the uneasy seas with ease and bringing all concerned together as unified leaders to help attain energy and environmental security for the entire region and the world.

Mr. Anas Al Madani Vice President of INDEX holding the organizer of Offshore Arabia 2009 said:

“The technical and logistic preparations for organizing this highly important event is running according to schedule and we target a wide and extensive participation from corporate and organizations engaged in energy industry , environmental organizations specialized in manufacturing , processing and services providers.”

Mr. Khamis Bu-Amim, Chairman of Offshore Arabia 2009 said “Offshore Arabia 2009 creates opportunities and enhances the potentials of oil and gas industry, global market and researches the planet’s environment. It focuses on sharing industry knowledge, builds the momentum forward towards a secured global energy supply drive environmental awareness and manages climate challenges”

Environmental Awards
H.E Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad – Minister of Environment and Water announced during a press conference held on the 20th of August 2008 at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, the launch of the Second Environmental Excellence Awards and Amateur Photography Contest in conjunction with Offshore Arabia Conference and Exhibition 2009 which is scheduled from 11 to 13 January 2009 at the Dubai Convention and Exhibition Center.

These Awards are of great importance and are geared towards enhancing, supporting, and encouraging the total environmental efforts to expedite economic development and growth for the benefit of Energy, Environment and sustainability.

The Awards are a live example of the vital role of Energy in the process of economic development.

The role of energy sector is fundamental in securing and protecting environment by introducing and employing the best international industry practices, quality standards, and quality for environment protection.

Energy and oil sector initiations and participation in these awards is a distinctive contribution that definitely boosts planning and substantiating the social responsibility for a secured and productive friendly environment.

Companies, corporations, and personalities engaged effectively and will be judged for their excellence, efforts, dedication, and sustainability of environment.

Offshore Arabia 2009 “Environmental Awards are classified into six Categories;
• Excellence in Environmental Applications
• Excellence in Environmental Technology
• Excellence in Capability & Response
• Excellence in Incident Command Structure
• Excellence in Environmental Projects and Products
• Regional Environmental Personality

The Amateur Photography awards will be judged on the following six categories namely Wildlife, Coastal, Arid, / Landscape, Aerial Landscape, Under Water, Above Water and Urban.

Special judging committee of specialized professional in photography and environment was set up to select the best photographs that meet the requirements of the AWARD.

We are confident that our region is capable of finding solutions for Energy and Environment constrains by involving all concerned and by supporting national, regional, and international initiatives in this field.

It is vitally important that economic and social development in our region should be based largely on environment for any sustainable development efforts.

Offshore Arabia 2009 is organized in cooperation with the Regional Clean Sea Organization RECSO and is supported by the Ministry of Environment and Water, Dubai Municipality, Organization of petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Regional Organization for the Protection of the Marine Environment (ROPME), International Association of the Drilling Contractors (IADC), The Regional Organization For The Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and the Gulf Of Aden (PERSGA), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Environment Protection (UNEP), UN University.

The platinum sponsor is En- Park Dubai and Kuwait Oil Company and the Silver Sponsor is National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA).

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