With just under a month to go until the Tank World Congress and Expo, Tank World News gains an exclusive sneak preview of the event which is set to bring two days of expert insight, practical case studies, in-depth discussion, technology launches and networking to Dubai on April 14th & 15th 2014.
With over 85 speakers delivering keynotes, case studies and workshops across the two days its impossible to cover all the highlights but we are honoured to have an introduction from H.E Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary of Ministry of Energy of United Arab Emirates who are also officially endorsing the event. Once H.E Dr. Matar Al Neyadi has opened the Executive Congress, a leading figure within the industry and region as a whole, Dr. Rashid Alleem, Director General Department of Seaports & Customs and Sharjah Free Zones Authority delivers a powerful presentation asking the key question – Sustainability: Fact or Fiction? Next up in the opening session sees high-level insights from industry giants Saudi Aramco and leading European facilities Ports of Zeeland and Amsterdam.
After networking lunch the Congress returns with Port of Salalah, Sohar Port & Freezone and Alexandria Chemicals Terminal in Egypt all offering their thoughts on latest trends and developments. But whilst the Congress is in full flow the Expo hall is buzzing with 34 free to attend case studies taking place on the first day alone featuring contributions from GPS Chemoil Terminal, Rosemount Tank Gauging, Endress + Hauser, Adani Hazira Ports and more.
The first day of Tank World 2014 finishes with the Congress looking at regulatory planning and sessions with experts offering viewpoints from the legal, HSE, fire safety, and cultural perspectives delivered by international experts. Two leading speakers in this crucial part of the programme include renowned British expert Dr. Mark Scanlon from the Energy Institute and Waddah Ghanem of ENOC before a busy day finishes with a networking reception for our executive delegates.
Day Two opens with a powerful hour-long executive keynote panel addressing how technological innovation is driving the terminal of the future in the main Congress with business leaders including Solvochem and Delta Rubis. Whilst at the same time an interactive workshop, offering five hours of CPD accreditation focusing on safety and efficiency is delivered by C Mist. We then gain an exclusive insight into one of the most exciting developments within the region – the Basra International Oil & Gas Freezone – and a look at the emerging developments in Africa from Galana and more. Whilst day two also offers 25 further free to attend case studies from industry leaders such as Emerson, Colfax, Verwater, Silverwing, ADCO amongst many others.
At lunch in addition to the networking opportunities, a unique interactive live session – where delegates can build a ‘virtual’ terminal with Systems Navigator is offered to all delegates.
The final afternoon of Tank World 2014, sees the executive congress look at terminal operations and profitability with practical solutions and best practice from those who deliver it including Stolthaven, Socar Aurora Fujairah Terminal, Adani Hazira Ports plus leading suppliers ensures a busy end to a packed two days.
One thing that really stands out when writing this brief preview is that Tank World Expo and Congress is the truly international event for the tank storage industry. It’s a global business matched by the events host of global speakers representing facilities, terminals and ports in the UAE, Oman, Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, the Netherlands, India, East Africa plus exhibitors based in 14 different countries across three continents.
For more on Tank World Expo and Congress (April 14-15th April 2014, Dubai, UAE) visit www.tankworldexpo.com