|03 October, 2018

OAPEC to highlight Arab region's global petroleum industry as an exhibitor at the 24th World energy Congress

The Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries will use the world's largest and most influential energy event to further the interests of representatives.

OAPEC to highlight Arab region's global petroleum industry as an exhibitor at the 24th World energy Congress

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE):– The UAE Organising Committee of the 24th World Energy Congress has announced today the Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) will exhibit at the 2019 Congress taking place from the 9th to 12th of September in Abu Dhabi - under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE.

For over fifty years OAPEC has represented the interests of the top 11 leading Arab oil-exporting nations. At the 24th World Energy Congress, OAPEC will emphasise cooperation among its oil exporting members. OAPEC is also focused on further establishing international relations to help cultivate new innovations and technological developments within the energy industry.

The collaboration between the 2019 Congress and OAPEC is another step towards the Congress reaching its goal of tackling global energy challenges and furthering the energy debate. By bringing together energy leaders from across the Middle East and North Africa alongside global stakeholders, the Congress will be an opportunity to address the key issues affecting the entire energy spectrum.


Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary at the UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry and Chairman of the UAE Organising Committee for the 24th World Energy Congress, said: “It will be an honour to welcome OAPEC at the 24th World Energy Congress as they take their place as one of our most valuable exhibitors. Working with them, we look forward to addressing the critical role stability and global investment can have in achieving future global energy prosperity. OAPEC’s exhibition stand will showcase Abu Dhabi and the UAE, positioning it at the epicentre of the global energy industry. Alongside OAPEC and our partners, we are excited by the standard of exhibitors and contributors we have already revealed and look forward to announcing further supporters as we progress towards next year’s Congress.”

H.E.Abbas Ali Al-Naqi, Secretary-General of OAPEC said : “OAPEC is delighted to be part of the 24th World Energy Congress, bringing Arab energy leaders and experts to Abu Dhabi next September”.

The 24th World Energy Congress will be the longest-running and most influential energy gathering in the world. The four-day event will allow public and private actors from across the entire energy spectrum to showcase the world’s most innovative initiatives to drive global energy transition. Under the theme “Energy for Prosperity”, the Congress will bring together 2,500 exhibitors, 500 CEO’s, 70 ministers, and 4,000 delegates from across the world to pioneer new ways of thinking and crystalize action around energy to deliver an equitable and sustainable future. 


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About the World Energy Congress

The World Energy Congress is the world’s largest and most influential energy event covering all aspects of the energy agenda. Running since 1924, the triennial World Energy Congress enables dialogue among Ministers, CEOs and industry experts on important developments in the energy sector. As the world’s premier energy gathering, the Congress offers a unique opportunity for participants to better understand energy issues and solutions from a global perspective. Over the 90-year history of the World Energy Council the Congress has been key to the value of the organisation. The Congress has been staged in over 20 cities across the world. 


The Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) is a regional inter-governmental organization established by an agreement signed in 1968 by Kuwait, Libya and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The three founding members chose the state of Kuwait for the Organisation’s domicile and headquarters.

Recognising the role of petroleum as a principal and basic source of its members' income, OAPEC is concerned with the development and prosperity of the world petroleum industry by fostering close and fruitful cooperation among its members.

It is guided by the belief in the importance of building an integrated petroleum industry as a cornerstone for future economic integration amongst Arab countries and contributes to the effective use of the resources of member countries through sponsoring joint ventures.

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