• 4 - 6 October 2010 | Qatar International Exhibition Centre, Doha, Qatar
Aug. 23, 2010 -- POWER-GEN Middle East 2010, the region's premier conference and exhibition for the power and water industries, will deliver a high quality conference programme, complete with around 80 leading industry speakers.
Demand for electricity and water continues to grow at a pace across the entire region and in the GCC in particular and many projects are proceeding despite the tough world economic climate.
To ensure stability in power and water supplies, Qatar continues to invest heavily in power and desalination capacity, as well as transmission and distribution facilities.
It is anticipated that Qatar will invest more than $20 billion in the coming decade in the field of power generation and water desalination, in addition to expanding transmission and distribution of electricity and the water network. It will also consider creating alternatives to power and water desalination plants fuelled by oil and gas and building other power plants using solar and nuclear energy.
All such options are being studied to meet increased future demand of power and water in Qatar and other countries in the region. These solutions and the issues surrounding them will be discussed and debated at POWER-GEN Middle East, which sees an excellent line up of high quality speakers during the 3 day conference, with 21 sessions and around 80 speakers and plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues and industry contacts.
The POWER-GEN Middle East conference speakers include:
• Yousuf Ahmed Janahi, Manager Corporate Planning & Business Development, Kahramaa, Qatar
• Frank Wouters, Chief Executive, Masdar Power, UAE
• Dr. Abdulmajeed Ali Al-Awadhi, Chief Executive, Bahrain Electricity & Water Authority, Bahrain
• Dr. Mohammed Dawood, Manager of Natural Resources Policy Dept, Abu Dhabi Environment Agency, UAE
For full conference programme and list of speakers and visit www.power-gen-middleeast.com.
Technical Plant Tours
POWER-GEN Middle East is offering delegates a unique opportunity to gain a rare insight to the state of the art facilities at the Ras Laffan B & Ras Girtas Power Co. and the Mesaieed power complexes.
Conference Director, Nigel Blackaby, said, "The technical plant tours are a real highlight for the industry professional, as they gain a greater insight into the workings of two leading power and water plants in Qatar. We are grateful to Qatar Power, Ras Girtas Power Company and Mesaieed Power Company for opening their doors to POWER-GEN Middle East and sharing their facilities and future ideas."
The technical plant tours take place on Monday 4 October and with limited spaces available, those wishing to attend are encouraged to register early at www.power-gen-middleeast.com.
Conference Encourages Student Participation
In affiliation with Qatar University, POWER-GEN Middle East is offering exceptional delegate rates for students to attend the conference in Doha in October.
With a conference delegates pass for just €200, students can benefit from excellent educational opportunities the conference offers, enhancing future prospects and complimenting their course programme.
From 4-6 October 2010, POWER-GEN Middle East will receive over 3000 industry professionals, who will gather for 3 days to enjoy the industry's leading conference and experience the latest developments and ideas for the future of the Middle East power and water sectors.
POWER-GEN Middle East, being held under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy & Industry, is a key forum for senior executives and industry leaders to meet and discuss a range of topics, from the region's energy markets, latest technologies and issues relating to power generation, transmission & distribution and water, in order to meet the challenge of the rapid growth in demand for power and water to the theme of "New Solutions for the Region's Power & Water Challenges."
For further information on POWER-GEN Middle East Conference & Exhibition 2010 visit www.power-gen-middleeast.com.
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