The iconic MPGC series will return Bahrain from March 23 – 24 2020, to be hosted by National Oil & Gas Authority (NOGA) and The Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO). 2020 will mark the 6th occasion that MPGC is being held in Bahrain and under the Patronage of His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed Bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain.
MPGC remains the region’s longest annual oil and gas industry gathering, a trusted brand and a hallmark of excellence in thought leadership.
The 28th annual event will see a convergence of the global oil market’s leading NOCs, IOCs, Traders, Refiners, Petrochemicals, Oil Storage, Financial Institutions and Technology companies, in a confluence of dialogue, debate and business interactions at the highest level.
MPGC 2020 will address the continuing uncertainty faced by the global oil markets, in the relationship between OPEC, US oil production and geopolitical fears in the Middle East. Refining margins, quality and pricing of HSFO, VLSFO and MGO in the wake of IMO 2020 implementation issues, and changes in global LNG market with Middle East countries looking for a large portfolio of both LNG imports and trade, will underscore discussion at MPGC 2020.
MPGC 2020 will take a deep dive into the challenges facing the oil and gas markets, in their path to manage the volatility and move towards stability.
Minister of Oil
Kingdom of Bahrain
Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki is the Founder and Chairman of FGE. His work is well-recognized worldwide for pioneering oil and gas market analysis and studies of the Asia Pacific/Middle East energy markets since the early 1980s.
Dr. Fesharaki received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Surrey in England and then completed a Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Joined the East-West Center in 1979 and was a Senior Fellow leading energy-related research till end 2013.
In 1989, Dr. Fesharaki was elected a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Since 1991, a member of the International Advisory Board of JX Holdings (and its predecessor companies)—Japan’s largest oil company. Dr. Fesharaki was the 1993 President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).
In 1995, elected a Senior Fellow of the US Association for Energy Economics for distinguished services in the field of energy economics. In 2002, appointed a Senior Associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. In 2008, Dr. Fesharaki was appointed to the National Petroleum Council by then US Secretary of Energy and re-appointed by Secretary Moniz in April 2016. Received the Outstanding Contributions to the IAEE Award in 2012. He was a member of the Advisory Board of VOPAK LNG from 2013 to 2015. In 2014, he was appointed as Honorary Advisor by CNPC Research Institute of Economics and Technologies in Beijing. Dr. Fesharaki is the recipient of the 2016 Adelman-Frankel Award from the US Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) for his unique and innovative contribution to the field of energy economics. In March 2017, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) appointed him as a Director of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited (DME). Since 2009, he has been a member of the DME Board of Directors.
Kingdom of Bahrain
Dr. Dawood Nassif serves as Board Director of The Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO), Chairman of the Bahrain Refinery Modernization Steering Committee and Board Director of Gulf Air. 37 years’ experience in the Oil Industry (BAPCO) in a number of locations mainly in Refining. A Chemical Engineer and fellow of The Institution of Chemical Engineers.
"It was a very informative conference, with meaningful debate and dialog"
"Both MPGC 2019 & BLM 2019 conferences in Dubai were very informative and nicely organized"
On this occasion I would like to share my congratulations and best wishes to the organizer and hosts of MPGC Week 2017 and I look forward to participating again in the future
The fact that this is the 25th anniversary of MPGC speaks volumes about its success and I know, without a doubt, that it will continue to be the most important Oil & Gas event for all ME countries
MPGC has been an inspirational meeting for many Oil & Gas Industry leaders over the years. It allowed many of us to meet, have open discussions and exchange views freely. It is hard to believe that it has been a 25 year journey which seems to have flown by! Congratulations on your achievements and looking forward to the next 25 years!
MPGC continues to provide valuable market analysis and business trends to the conference audience and its participants. Congratulations to the organizers on MPGC 25 years anniversary and wish you more success in the future
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