MUSCAT, Oman, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 sector.
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 Al-Mahrouqi, 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 Al-Zakwani, 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 Bahri, 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 Davies, 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 Sheedi, Chief Executive Officer, Oman Society of Contractors; Abdullah Al Hashimi, 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 Coombs, 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; and
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, http://www.omanpowerandwater.com. Interested participants may also register through the website to secure any of the last few available seats in the conference.
SOURCE IQPC Middle East