Over 5,000 world energy leaders, stakeholders, and executives will converge in Kuwait for the third Society of Petroleum Engineers Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference (KOGS 2017) in October for 4 days of strategic dialogue and business opportunities
The event will take place from 15-18 October 2017 at the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre and the Kuwait International Fair in Mishref, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait, with official support from Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Convening under the theme ‘Shaping the Energy Future: Integration and Diversification,’ the conference programme features over 200 expert speakers and covers topics across the full value chain focusing on today’s industry trends and challenges. Key features include a minister-to-minister panel session, an executive plenary session led by chief executives, 4 panel sessions, and over 100 technical presentations.
More than 200 companies from 24 countries will be in attendance at the parallel exhibition that takes place from 16–18 October 2017. The 14,000 sqm international showcase features flagship participation from NOCs and IOCs, state-of-the-art equipment, machinery, technological advancements and innovative services in the oil, gas, refining and petrochemical sectors.
“The stature of this major international oil and gas exhibition and conference befits Kuwait’s international standing as one of the world’s leading oil producing nations, and mirrors the great strides we have made both upstream, downstream and in our overseas activities,” said His Excellency Issam A. Almarzooq, Kuwait Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity & Water, State of Kuwait, and Chairman of the Board, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation.
“The current growth witnessed in Kuwait’s oil and gas industry holds much promise for domestic and foreign oil and gas companies. KOGS 2017 will facilitate an important technological exchange between industry leaders, professionals and government officials,” he continued.