The Petroleum Economist Kuwait Energy Strategy Forum: Global hydrocarbons – an industry disrupted?

26 January 2016
The Sheraton Hotel, Kuwait City

On 26 January 2016, Petroleum Economist will run the second in the series of Kuwait energy strategy forums, officially co-hosted by Kuwait Petroleum Corporation.

The forum will explore the contention that the hydrocarbons industry is facing a combination of disruptive forces, which have the potential to radically change the way the industry works.

Does the oil market face existential change in the same way as do the media, retail and financial industries?  We’ll consider new sources of supply and new demand scenarios, changes to how the industry works and implications for producers, for NOC and IOC corporate structures, for the supply of skills and expertise necessary and, of course, for the financial and investment strategies of market players. Over the course of one day we will provide differing views, debate and dialogue between participants from the Gulf and beyond. We may not find the answer – but we’ll certainly focus attention and provide an excellent opportunity for both stimulating thinking and valuable networking.

Confirmed Keynote Speaker:

Mr Nizar Al-Adsani, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KPC

Panellists include:

Tim Guinness, Chief Investment Officer, Guinness Asset Management

Massimiliano Leopardi, Chief Financial Officer, Sadara

Robin Mills, Head of Consulting, Manaar Energy Consulting

Nicolas Thévenot, Head of Corporate Finance, APICORP


“This inaugural conference productively coincided with the dramatic decline in commodity pricing, particularly oil.  It was helpful to hear the various perspectives of key players – particularly from the state-owned producers – on the implications of this current price environment on their strategies and plans, should weak commodity prices persist.”

Peter Bartlett, chief executive officer, Bapco

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The Euromoney GCC Financial Forum

23-24 February 2016,
The Four Seasons, Bahrain

Euromoney Conferences and our co-host, The Bahrain Economic Development Board, are delighted to announce that the annual GCC Financial Forum will return to Bahrain on 23-24 February 2016.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

- H.E. Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, Governor, Central Bank of Bahrain

- Mahmood Hashim Al Kooheji, Chief Executive Officer, Mumtalakat

- Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive Officer, Bahrain Economic Development Board

The GCC Financial Forum has grown to be one of the region’s leading financial services strategy events. Now in its fifth year, the Forum faces a market in the throes of a structural shift. Oil-driven fiscal surpluses have fed regional liquidity since 2008 – effectively immunising regional financial services from most of the impact of the global crisis. However, those surpluses are now deficits and if they will return is unknown.

Regional governments such as Saudi Arabia are now issuing debt on a regular basis, liquidity is tightening and financial services companies need to re-appraise their business strategies to face a different future. Behind this regional foreground, global financial services are also undergoing profound change. With one exception the global banks of the 2000s are gone but their regional replacements are now dealing with intense problems in their home economies and their bold expansion plans are questionable. This flux provides an incredible opportunity for well managed and nimble financial companies, investors and jurisdictions.

The 2016 GCC Financial Forum will focus on defining that opportunity and working with its participants to chart how it may be filled and by whom. In short, it will be an influential, insightful and unmissable event for all those involved in regional financial services strategy.

Join us and 450 C-level business leaders, policymakers, financiers and investors to debate and discuss the regional dynamics of GCC financial markets.

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18th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG 18)

11-15 April 2016
Perth, Western Australia

LNG 18, the world’s largest global LNG event, is proudly brought to you by the event owners: the International Gas Union (IGU), the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR). In April 2016 the Australian Gas Industry Trust (AGIT) supported by the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) will host the eighteenth event, LNG 18, in Perth, Western Australia, on behalf of Australia as an LNG exporting country.

Key facts and figure are:

➢    Over 5,000 participants are expected to attend from around the world including delegates, exhibitors, accompanying persons and trade visitors.

➢    Over 250 exhibitors from over 60 countries will be showcased.

➢    A 4-day program will include plenary sessions, workshops and a poster session with a remarkable line-up of plenary speakers.

➢    The conference program of the LNG X series is well-known and popular for its extensive technical sessions – LNG 18 will continue to provide this excellence. It promises to showcase global advances in the LNG sector including developments in floating LNG and unconventional gas to LNG technologies.

➢    A variety of social networking opportunities include a golf day, technical tours to world-leading LNG facilities, city tours, opening and closing ceremonies and receptions.

➢    LNG 18 will offer participants the chance to interact with industry leaders on the evolving technological, commercial, social and environmental challenges affecting the LNG industry.

➢    LNG 18 will draw attention from an extensive national and international media presence before, during and after the event.

For more information including how to register for this pre-eminent event please visit the official LNG 18 website at


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