Wednesday, 20 Nov 2019

Saudi Aramco Sponsors GCC Member States’ Refining Conference, in Bahrain

Dhahran, Saudi Aramco participated in the International Conference and Exhibition of the 2018 Gulf Refining Federation, which is organized, under the patronage of ARAMCO, and held at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Center, in Manama and will last for 4-day, under the patronage Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Premier of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The conference will coincide with the launching of the Excellence for Leading Women's Forum, which will be held on Thursday and sponsored by Saudi Aramco, too.

Saudi Aramco is participating with a delegation led by Saudi Aramco's Vice President for Refining and Liquidation of Natural Gas Liquids Sulaiman Al-Barqan, who chairs the conference and runs a number of meetings.

In his keynote address during the conference, Al-Barqan stressed the importance of this forum and its long-term commitment to bring together largest number of experts and specialists in the refining industry and tackled important topics, in the fields of innovation, cooperation and technology, which brings together a number of stakeholders with local

and international partners that contribute to adding more value to the gathering.

Al-Barqan noted that the conference is an opportunity to evaluate the industry and look at its current status and future direction, expressing pride in the ongoing association of the Gulf Refining Federation and Saudi Aramco's commitment to boosting our refining capacity to maximize the Kingdom's oil and human resources.

He pointed out that our strategy of refining, processing and marketing aims to attract billions of dollars of investments and provide direct and indirect employment opportunities for national cadres, in line with the aspirations of the vision of the Kingdom 2030, and the company's strategy to localize supply chain through a softening program.

The conference is attended by about 2,000 people representing 300 companies from 35 countries. It covers a number of industry-related topics through seminars, panel discussions and presentations that offer common approaches to innovation, in industry, cooperation and technical development.

Saudi Aramco is the largest founding member of the Gulf Refining Federation, established in 2016 along with Kuwait International Petroleum Company, Bahrain Petroleum Company, Kuwait National Petroleum Company and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. The conference provides a forum for refiners, regulators, licensors, investors, academics,

specialists to share technical and industrial ideas and collaborate, in finding and innovating solutions.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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