Conferences and events in 2012
To be inaugurated by Qatar’s Energy & Industry Minister Mohammed al-Sada, the conference will feature presentations from leading figures in government and business.
Saudi Roads & Bridges
The first MEED conference to focus on the challenges and opportunities of building roads and bridges in Saudi Arabia.
Middle East Project Finance
Clients, financiers and advisers review likely trends in the structured finance market for 2012 and beyond.
Middle East Aluminium Conference
Developments in downstream aluminium processing and fabrication will be the focus of the event. It will feature the presentation of the annual MEED Aluminium Leadership Award.
Arabian Power & Water Summit
Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Company will present its revised annual long-term power and water demand forecast here.
Middle East Petrochemicals
The shift towards integrated refining-petrochemical complexes will be one of the main talking points at this event.
27-28 March Istanbul
Officials from Iraq’s oil and gas sector will review progress in Iraq’s plans to become one of the largest oil exporters.
16-17 April Doha
This conference will review the construction and operation of regional sports stadiums and draw on experiences from other countries.
Saudi Energy EPC
23-24 April Al-Khobar
Top speakers from the energy industry of Saudi Arabia and their international peers will discuss Riyadh’s increasing investment in its gas sector and plans to expand the refining industry.
Arabian Hotel Investment Conference
The event will celebrate the achievements of the Middle East hospitality industry.
Kurdish Infrastructure Development
The event will focus on economic prospects and infrastructure across northern Iraq. Speakers will include leaders from government and business involved with delivering major projects.
Arabian World Construction Summit
21-22 May Abu Dhabi
Speakers from across the region will address the major issues facing the industry and the challenges that need to be overcome as more than $1 trillion worth of projects are constructed in the years to 2020. The conference will also feature the presentation of the coveted annual MEED Quality Awards for Projects, which will take place at a gala dinner on the evening of 21 May.
Qatar Transport (Roads & Rail)
29-30 May Doha
Qatar plans to invest more than $50bn in major transport infrastructure in the run-up to the 2022 World Cup.
5-6 June Istanbul
The conference will review progress in Iraq’s plans to invest up to $20bn in major electricity and water projects.
Saudi Housing Forum
The conference will focus on delivering 600,000 new homes in Saudi Arabia as part of the government’s plan provide affordable housing to a new generation.
12-13 June Abu Dhabi
Technology will be the key talking point at this event, which will focus on the rapid progress being made in bringing the latest systems for managing oil fields to the Middle East.
19-20 June London
Qatar government officials will present on how Qatar will continue to be the world’s fastest-growing economy.
July The Gulf
A panel of expert speakers will outline the plans to rapidly rebuild and modernise the economy of Libya.
Egypt Infrastructure and Investment
Opportunities emerging in Egypt will be reviewed in a two-day event featuring speakers from Egypt’s government.
18-19 September Abu Dhabi
The conference will feature presentations from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company firms, international oil corporations and major contractors.
Mena Rail Projects
25-26 September Abu Dhabi
Progress in major railway projects across the region will be reviewed.
Projects for review will include the new terminal at Kuwait International airport; Boubiyan Port and the power, water desalination and water reuse sectors.
Saudi Arabia Infrastructure Projects
30 September-1 October Riyadh
Sectors to be reviewed will include oil and gas; petrochemicals; metals; power and water and transport.
Saudi Green Buildings Forum
The event will report on the latest developments in the kingdom’s campaign to promote sustainability in the built environment.
Middle East Renewables
The event will highlight opportunities in solar power and wind energy.
Middle East Project Opportunities in China
MEED will bring details of major project opportunities in the Middle East to an audience of key Chinese business leaders in Beijing.
Mena Brownfield Forum
16-17 October Riyadh
Middle East oil producing nations are increasing investment in upgrading existing oil and gas facilities.
6-7 November Muscat
Speakers from government and businesses will highlight opportunities in the oil and gas sector, industry, transport and power and water.
Abu Dhabi Conference
13-14 November Abu Dhabi
The event will feature presentations on opportunities in key sectors of the Abu Dhabi economy.
20-21 November Abu Dhabi
MEED’s annual wastewater conference is recognised as being the best event of the year for all those involved in the water and wastewater sectors.
Middle East Tunnels
27-28 November Doha
Unprecedented amounts of tunnelling work are now underway across the Middle East to address the challenge of developing high-speed transport and wastewater networks through established built-up areas.
November Kuwait City
Working with Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, MEED will organise a world-class event for all those involved with oil and gas in Kuwait.
4-5 December Istanbul
The conference will review challenges and opportunities in the Iraqi government’s multibillion infrastructure development programme.
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