(Manama) – His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has deputised Deputy Premier, HH Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa to open the fourth Middle East Process Engineering Conference and Exhibition (Mepec) 2017.
Held under the patronage of HRH the Prime Minister at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre, Mepec 2017 is organised by the Middle East Energy Events in collaboration with the National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA).
Deputy Premier conveyed greetings from HRH the Prime Minister to the event organisers, as well as his appreciation of the efforts they are exerting to ensure its success and prove anew the kingdom’s progress in the exhibitions and conferences industry.
HH Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa affirmed the Prime Minister’s unwavering support for the exhibitions and conferences industry, given its role in boosting the kingdom’s economic status.
The deputy premier asserted that Mepec, which has been patronised and supported by HRH Premier ever since it first began in 2011, has become a major international platform where knowledge, opinions and expertise in the fields of oil and gas are exchanged among experts and specialists from many national, regional and world oil companies.
HH Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa toured the exhibition, and expressed admiration for the showcased products which are related to latest products in the oil, gas and petrochemicals sector.
He lauded the outstanding organisation of the exhibition, stressing that its distinguished status has attracted mega world and regional companies to it.
The deputy premier affirmed that the oil industries sector is making quantum leaps thanks to the constant support of the leadership.
He extended sincere thanks and appreciation to Mepec 2017 organisers and participants, wishing them further success.
Themed “Sustainable Growth through Process Innovation & Downstream Integration”, Mepec 2017 hosts more 200 exhibiting companies on a total area of 8000 square metres. More than 5,000 visitors representing 250 companies and institutions from 35 countries are expected to attend the even.