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Conference Programme Unveiled for Tank World Expo 2016

19 January 2016

Tank World Expo, the tank storage event for the Middle East and North Africa regions, which will take place on 12 & 13 April 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, has announced its two day conference programme featuring 18 leading industry figures from organisations such as The UAE Ministry of Energy, OTTCO, Oiltanking Odfjell Terminals Oman, Dubai Mercantile Exchange, Burgan Cape Terminals and CITAC Africa.

In 2015 there was a specialised focus on Fujairah, but the 2016 conference programme reflects the changing market place, with an increased focus on the UAE and Greater GCC region which is currently developing the world’s largest terminal. With this in mind, Said Al Mawaali, Project Director at OTTCO, will be presenting ‘Latest developments at the region’s largest storage facility in Oman’.

Maintaining this focus will be Roderick de Rooij, Commercial Manger at Oiltanking Odfjell Terminals Oman, who will be looking at the future outlook for the storage market in Oman. He will discuss how to capitalise on the trade routes between Asia and Europe, whilst analysing the region’s demand for storage capacity. He will also explain how best to increase the terminal’s efficiency and explore Oman’s future growth ambitions.

The growth of Fujairah is still a key driver in the Middle East’s continued rise. It is the second most productive region in terms of bunkering capacity and the third largest oil storage and products trading centre in the world. In light of this, Malek Azizeh, Commercial Director at Fujairah Oil Terminal will discuss the region’s crude oil storage position as a strategic regional hub for products and crude.

The recent merging of Tank World Expo and Tank Storage Middle East, creating one ultimate show, has also allowed a greater focus on the African sector, with Muziwandile Mseleku, CEO of Burgan Cape Terminals looking into the opportunities within the African bulk liquid storage sector.

Following the African theme will be Gary Still, Executive Director at CITAC Africa, who will be presenting ‘Assessing storage capacity and infrastructure across Africa in relation to product flow’. He will analyse the African supply challenge, cover the regional demand growth and discuss the investment in infrastructure.

For those looking for a more general overview, Paul Young, Head of Energy Products at Dubai Mercantile Exchange will be looking at the impact of oil prices on the storage sector, predict how long contango will last, and delve into crude supply and demand drivers in the Middle East. In a similar vein, Amrita Sen, Chief Oil Analyst at Energy Aspects will present ‘Regional supply, demand, trade flows, and downstream capacity across the Middle East and North Africa’.

Tank World Expo 2016 not only features a strong conference programme, but also a packed exhibition hall, with suppliers from across the region using the show to launch products and services into the Middle East and African markets.

For more information on exhibiting, visiting or becoming a media partner, please contact Event Manager Nick Powell on +44 (0)20 8843 8801 or at nick@stocexpo.com, or visit the event website for more information: www.tankworldexpo.com.

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