The Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce announced yesterday that it facilitated a private forum yesterday morning among the world’s top leaders in the Oil & Gas industry to discuss new ventures, challenges, opportunities, and other pertinent issues facing the Middle East Gulf region that will affect the global energy market.
The Bilateral Chamber was pleased to welcome Qatar’s Minister of Energy and Industry, His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, who provided the keynote address. The Minister was joined by top leadership of Qatar Petroleum including Hamad Rashid Al-Mohannadi, Managing Director, RasGas and Vice Chairman, Qatar Petroleum; Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Chief Executive Officer, QatarGas; Nasser Khalil Al-Jaidah, Chief Executive Officer, Qatar Petroleum International; and Saad Sharida Al-Kaabi, Director, Oil & Gas Ventures, Qatar Petroleum.
The forum also featured leadership perspectives from key top international oil company executives, including ExxonMobil Production Company, Chevron Corporation, ConocoPhillips, Occidental Oil & Gas International, and GDF Suez Energy North America.
“We were thrilled to once again host this important “meeting of the minds”, representing the power center of top producers and players in the global energy market,” said Aida Araissi, Founder and President of the Bilateral US-Arab Chamber. “The unique insight and opportunity that comes from these Executive Roundtables and the front row seat that our members enjoy is what gives those who conduct business in the Gulf region their competitive edge.”
A major producer in the global energy sector, Qatar holds the world’s 12th largest oil reserves, is the #1 exporter of liquefied natural gas, and ranks second in the Gulf region only to Saudi Arabia in the quest to invest in and build the oil and gas industry. H.E. Dr. Mohammed Saleh Abdulla Al-Sada has served as Qatar’s Minister of Energy and Industry since 2011, as well as Chairman & Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum. With his vast knowledge of the industry, The Minister is spearheading the country’s transition to a thriving and stable, production, refining and finished products-based economy for the Energy industry.
The Bilateral US-Arab Chamber is an exclusive membership-based network of international business leadership that works to establish strategic connections between the United States and Middle East/North Africa (MENA) for the purpose of fostering economic growth, educational advancement and cultural understanding.
Founded in 1997 by Aida Araissi, the Bilateral Chamber creates access, strategic options and positive results for its members by facilitating relationships with key decision-makers, helping to navigate through the complex field of international trade, and producing effective programming including trade missions, conferences, seminars, workshops, and educational exchange initiatives. The not-for-profit Bilateral Chamber membership includes Fortune 500 companies, private sector enterprises, thought leaders, and academic institutions from a wide range of industry sectors across the US and MENA regions. For more information about the Bilateral Chamber, visit www.bilateralchamber.org.
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