Middle East Bitumen/Asphalt 2017

The Eighth & Only Event on Middle East Bitumen/Asphalt!

Location: Dubai, UAE

Venue: Grand Hyatt Dubai (Check The Map)

Starts: 30 Apr 2017

Ends: 02 May 2017

Type: Conference

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The Conference Connection Inc is pleased to announce the 8TH MIDDLE EAST BITUMEN/ASPHALT CONFERENCE 2017 (8th MEB 2017) will be held in Dubai , UAE from 30 April-2 May 2017 as part of MPGC Week 2017. Following the success of MEB 2010 to 2016 which attracted 1000 senior decision and key players in the bitumen/asphalt industry from more than 25 countries worldwide, MEB 2017 will continue to provide a platform for thought-provoking debate on current issues and challenges facing the industry.

Held Under the Patronage of
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Host & Organiser

Emirates National Oil Company Group (ENOC) is a leading integrated global oil and gas player operating across the energy sector value chain. A wholly owned company of the Government of Dubai, ENOC Group offers a diverse portfolio of
assets servicing thousands of customers across 60 markets. With a workforce of over 9,000 employees, ENOC is deploying its world-class customer service, latest innovations and technologies and best practices towards the UAE’s social and economic development. For further information, please visit: www.enoc.com

Conference Connection provides a global B2B platform for knowledge exchange, business interaction and networking through high profile flagship conferences, executive briefings, courses and professional training. Its industry verticals include oil and gas, maritime, aviation, legal and financial sectors, with leading edge business content and strategies delivered through linkage with commercial, professional and policy groups worldwide.The group has delivered iconic and specialised events for the global oil and gas markets and has organised the Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference annually since 1993.

For full list of its conferences, courses and activities, visit www.cconnection.org or email info@cconnection.org



MPGC Week 2017 News Release


The Middle East Petroleum & Gas Week (MPGC Week) 2017 organised by The Conference Connection Inc. will take place from April 29 to May 4 at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, UAE, with Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC Group) as hosts.

The Annual MPGC Week, now in its 25th year has an integrated umbrella of activities held in conjunction with the its anchor event, the annual Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference (MPGC), well-recognised as the longest running annual oil & gas conference in the Middle East which is an established platform for both knowledge sharing and networking for senior executive, policymakers, industry specialists, and professional advisers.

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mpgcweek2017_logo       Held during the Middle East Petroleum & Gas                            Week, 29 April – 4 May 2017

MPGC Week Events

Event 1

Middle East Petroleum Insiders

Anchor Event

Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference

Event 3

Global Finished Lubricants Value Chain

Event 4

Base Oil & Lubes Middle East 2017

Event 5

Middle East Retail & Downstream Conference

Event 6

Middle East Gas Insiders


Official Opening By

Distinguished Panel of Speakers Include

Mr Burhan Al Hashemi

Managing Director, ENOC Marketing, Emirates National Oil Company Limited (ENOC) LLC, UAE

Opening Remarks

Khalid Saad Al Fuhaid

Senior Manager, ENOC Industrial Products Marketing, UAE

Dr. Daniel Llort

Consultant, Roads Department, Ministry of Infrastructure Development United Arab Emirates

Abdullatif Mohamed

Trader International Sales, International Marketing, The Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO), Bahrain

Bapco’s Asphalt Market (1 May 2017)

Abu Obaida Amir-Koubaisy

Technical Director, Al Jaber Transport & General Contracting, UAE

A Contractor’s Perspective on the Changing Bitumen/Asphalt Market (2 May 2017)

Dr. Hussain Bahia

Director, Modified Asphalt Research Center (MARC), University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Meeting the Vision of ENOC for Sustainable Development Using Cold and Warm Mix Asphalt (2 May 2017)

Ashoka Siriwardena

Chairman & Managing Director, Bitumix (Private) Ltd, Sri Lanka

Bitumen Market Development & Outlook in Sri Lanka (1 May 2017)

Dr. Mohamed El-Basyouny

Project Manager/Pavement Specialist, Parsons International LLC, UAE

Asphalt Performance Over Rigid Pavements (2 May 2017)

Conference Agenda Highlights

  • Session I : Overview & Global Perspectives
  • Session II : Bitumen Supply & Refiners’ Producers’ Forum
  • Session III : Bitumen Shipping & Logistics
  • Session IV : Bitumen Markets & Traders’ Forum
  • Session V : Technology, Health, Safety & Environment Issues
  • Session VI : Stakeholders’ Panel (Clients Contractors/ Consultants)

Pre Conference Workshop: 30 April 2017, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm: 

Asphalt Mixture Design Methods in the Middle East – Marshall to Superpave and Influence of Modified Bitumen
By: Dr. Hussain U. Bahia, Director, Modified Asphalt Research Center (MARC)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA



Key sponsorship opportunities include:

  • For the first time, MEB 2017 will be co-located with the region’s longest running annual oil and gas conference – 25th Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference (MPGC) with expected attendance of over 400 participants from 50 countries
  • Recognition as the one & only premier Bitumen/Asphalt event in the region
  • Showcase your latest products and services and be seen and associated with the best in the business
  • Access to senior decision makers in the oil & gas and bitumen/asphalt industry
  • High visibility, brand recognition and premium networking opportunities

Please fax the MEB 2017 Secretariat at (65) 6338 4090 or email abby@cconnection.org / alycia@cconnection.org for a sponsorship kit and full information on sponsorship & exhibition opportunities, value and benefts.

MEB - MPGC 2017 Exhibition

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Maximise your profile at the conference and contact MEB 2017 Secretariat for details on sponsorship & exhibition at Tel: +65 6338 0064 or Email: info@cconnection.org


  1. High Level support from the Dubai government, including the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai as well as Official Opening by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Energy, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, and Chairman & Chief Executive of Emirates Group.
  2. Cross networking opportunities and access to a wider pool of contacts for both MPGC and MEB delegates.
  3. Common attendance of the official opening and dinner hosted by ENOC on May 1.
  4. Joint lunches, official receptions and networking breaks on both May 1 and May 2.
  5. Shared exhibition space and conference foyer area to facilitate extended networking opportunities, interact with key decision makers, expand connections, acquire new contacts, forge new alliances and enter new profitable partnerships.
  6. The advantage of day registration options (on optional basis) for both MPGC and MEB, with the opportunity to “cross attend” sessions for each respective conference, thus widening your knowledge base over a shorter period of time.

Who Should Attend

This conference is crucial to all key decision makers and senior management in the bitumen/asphalt industry including:

Bitumen Refiners * Bitumen Buyers/Resellers * Bitumen/Fuel Oil Traders * Bitumen Shippers/Ship brokers * Asphalt/Bitumen Terminal Operators * Bitumen Polymer/Additive Manufacturers * Asphalt/Bitumen Consultants * Highway Construction Contractors * Roads, Highways & Infrastructure Consultants * Corporate Planning Managers/Analysts * Business Development Managers * Bitumen Sales Executives/Sales Staff * Government Policy Planners * Highway Authorities * Municipal Construction Authorities * Paving, Design & Materials Manager * Public Works/Department of Transportation Officials * Oil Executives * Technical Advisors/Managers * Multilateral Agencies

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