DMCC, Dubai’s and the region’s global gateway for commodity trade and enterprise, announced the launch of the Energy Club (“Club”), a not-for-profit initiative with the aim of cultivating a network of energy professionals and creating a collaborative environment in which discussion, innovation, debate and knowledge sharing can flourish.
The Club is open to UAE-based individuals who play an active role in the energy industry. Regular gatherings where industry participants can share experiences, seek new business opportunities, form partnerships and discuss challenges and opportunities on a habitual basis, under Chatham House rules, will be organised. The club is co-founded by CMS, a leading global law firm, and supported by Thomson Reuters, Euro Petroleum Consultants, and Arabian Oil & Gas.
Gautam Sashittal, Chief Executive Officer of DMCC, commented on the launch: “At DMCC, we know that businesses and industry participants look for a place where they can enlarge their network, exchange ideas, access new markets and trade with confidence. We are home to 800 energy related companies and look forward to receiving them, alongside our co-founders CMS at these regular industry get-togethers.”
Members are encouraged to play an active role in shaping and contributing to the agenda, based on their expertise and requirements. DMCC will play the role of facilitator with the ultimate goal of improving transparency and fostering industry growth.
The launch event at Almas Tower was attended by representatives from leading energy companies such as Petrofac, Milio, Dubai Petroleum, Mercuira, Brunel, Standard & Poor’s and Foster Wheeler, to name a few. The next Energy Club event will be an oil & gas seminar focusing on Iraq in May 2014.