Oman Power & Water Summit to Feature Strong Lineup of Speakers

By Iqpc Middle East, PRNE
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

MUSCAT, Oman, April 27, 2011 - Next month's Oman Power & Water Summit will feature a highly impressive
lineup of speakers with the confirmed participation of top government
officials, the senior management of private companies, industry experts and
other prominent personalities in the Sultanate's vibrant power and water

The roster of high-profile speakers will be led by the Chairman of the
Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW), H.E. Mohammed Abdullah
, who will preside over the official inauguration and deliver the
keynote address during the event.

To be held on May 22-25 at the Grand Hyatt Muscat, the Oman Power & Water
Summit will also feature the participation of John Cunneen and Qais
, Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director, respectively,
of the Authority for Electricity Regulation, Oman (AER); Bob Whitelaw, Chief
Executive Officer, Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP); Ahmed Bin
Saif Al-Mazrouy
, General Manager, Majan Electricity Company (MJEC); Zahir Al
, General Manager, Wadi Al Jizzi Power Company (WAJPCO); and Abdullah
Said Al Badri
, General Manager, Mazoon Electricity Company (MZEC).

"The Oman Power & Water Summit will bring together policymakers, decision
makers, senior executives and influential professionals in the Sultanate's
power and water sector, thus setting the stage for a highly informative and
enlightening discussion of the industry's current state and future growth
prospects," said CJ Paul, Chief Executive Officer of Global Exhibitions &
Conferences LLC (GEC), which is co-organising the executive-level event in
partnership with IQPC Middle East.

Other speakers from the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW)
include Eng. Zaher Khaled Sulaiman Al-Sulaimani, Director General of Projects
and Christophe Doublet, General Manager of Planning and Asset Management.

Additional speakers from the Authority for Electricity Regulation, Oman
(AER) are Hilal Al Ghaithi, Senior Regulatory Engineer; Salma Al-Ismaily,
Regulatory Economist; and Richard Fairbairn, Director of Technical
Regulation; while the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) will
also be further represented by Andrew Rackham, Projects Adviser, and Alan
, Manager for Strategic Studies.

Also among the speakers at the event are Ahmed Said Al Harthy, Regulatory
Compliance Manager, Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO); Salim Talib Al
, Chief Executive Officer, Oman Society of Contractors; Abdullah Al
, General Manager of Projects, HAYA Water; Marthinus Joubert, Waste
Management Expert, Oman Environmental Services Holding Company (OESHC); Dr.
Syham Bentouati, Technology Adviser, Petroleum Development of Oman (PDO); and
Saif Sumry, Infrastructure Power System Manager at PDO.

With the event shaping up as the most important one this year for Oman's
power and water industries, conference delegates will also get the
opportunity to attend exclusive workshops led of Syd Mcdowell, Senior Manager
of Planning and Asset Management, Majan Electricity Company (MJEC); Jonathan
, Senior Manager Asset Management, Muscat Electricity Distribution
Company (MEDC); Richard Fairbairn, Director of Technical Regulation (AER);
John Cunneen, Executive Director and Member, AER and Bob Whitelaw, CEO, OPWP.

The list of confirmed speakers at the Oman Power and Water Summit also
includes Dr. Alwin Fahrer, Product Development Manager, Future Pipe
Industries; Predrag Mokric, Head of Infrastructure, Engineering and
Operation, HBK Contracting Qatar; Karl Kuebitz, Branch Manager - Qatar, DYK
Incorporated; Prof. Adel Gastli, Chairman, Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Research Group (RASERG) and Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, College of Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU); Dr. Slim
Zekri, Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resource Economics, SQU;

Dr. Nabeel Al-Rawahi, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and
Industrial Engineering at SQU's College of Engineering.

"The large number of high-profile speakers as well as delegates who have
already confirmed their participation in the first-ever Oman Power & Water
Summit clearly reflects the strong interest in the Sultanate's power and
water industry as this sector maintains its unprecedented growth over the
years," said Rozenn Cornec, Conference Director at IQPC Middle East.

Ms. Cornec pointed out that the full conference programme, which provides
details on the range of topics that will be discussed by the speakers, can be
downloaded for free from the event's website, Interested participants may also register
through the website to secure any of the last few available seats in the

For delegate registration or for more information, send an e-mail to /, or directly contact GEC on
+968-24783800 or IQPC on +971-4-3642975.


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