The iconic MPGC series, will be held in Dubai from 8-9 April 2019, hosted by the Emirates National Oil Company. After 26 years, MPGC remains the region’s longest running annual oil and gas conference, a trusted brand and a hallmark of excellence in thought leadership.
The 27th annual event will gather the global oil markets’ leading NOCs, IOCs, Traders, Refiners, Petrochemical, Storage, Financial Institutions and Technology companies, in a confluence of dialogue, debate and business interactions at the highest level, as the global and Middle East upstream and downstream oil and gas markets gear up to new challenges and opportunities created by strengthening prices.
Under the Patronage of His Highness
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Official Opening by
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Chairman of the Dubai
Supreme Council of Energy
President of Dubai Civil
Chairman & Chief Executive
of Emirates Group
Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki
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. He joined the East-West Center in 1979 and led the energy program for some two decades.
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. He was the 1993 President of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).
In 1995, he was 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, he was appointed to the National Petroleum Council by then US Secretary of Energy and re-appointed by Secretary Moniz in April 2016. He 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, appointed as Honorary Advisor by CNPC Research Institute of Economics and Technologies in Beijing. He 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.
His Excellency Saif Al Falasi
Group Chief Executive Officer,
Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC)
Group Chief Executive Officer, Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC)
In his role as Chief Executive Officer of ENOC Group, Saif Humaid Al Falasi spearheads the Group’s business strategy and operational excellence locally and internationally in alignment with the vision and plans of the Government of Dubai. A 37-year veteran in the energy industry, Al Falasi’s wealth of experience and in-depth industry knowledge spans a wide range of specialties, including project management and petroleum asset evaluation operations.
Al Falasi joined ENOC in 2008 as Group General Manager. In 2011, he was appointed as Executive Director for Environment, Health, Safety and Quality (EHSQ) and Corporate Affairs Directorate overseeing the functions of key divisions within the Group including Group Legal and Group Communications in addition to EHSQ.
In 2014, Al Falasi was awarded the Fellowship of the Energy Institute in the United Kingdom by the Institute’s former president Ian Merchant, in recognition of his continued leadership efforts with the ENOC Energy & Resource Management Programme.
Before joining ENOC, Al Falasi worked with ZADCO as Deputy General Manager and served as a member of the National Marine Service (NMS) Board of Directors. Prior to that, Al Falasi worked with the ADNOC Group of companies where he successfully executed multiple full field development plans for the largest oil fields in Abu Dhabi.
Al Falasi is the CEO of Dragon Oil, Chairman of Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM), as well as a board member of Supreme Council of Energy and the Green Energy Council. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Louisiana Tech, USA.
Early Confirmed Speakers
Mr. John Roper
Head of Middle East
Uniper Global Commodities SE
Mr. Dave Ernsberger
Global Head of Energy Pricing
and Co-Head of Content
S&P Global Platts
Mr. Hashem Al Refaei
& Performance Unit
Marketing & Sales Directorate
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Mr. Hesham Ali Mustafa
Group Strategy & New Business Development
Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC)
MPGC 2018 Video Highlights
Key Issues Addressed at MPGC 2018
MPGC 2018 addressed the challenges faced by the oil and gas markets in a period of continuing uncertainty in the relationship between OPEC production cuts, US Oil production and crude oil prices. Simultaneously the markets are seeing healthy refining margins, a dramatic rise in Middle East product trade and flows, lower LNG spot and more attractive contract prices. The impact of the 2020 global sulphur cap, the impact of electric cars and and new trading partnership models between NOCs, IOCs and international trading companies, provided opportunities for debate and discussion at a high level.
Events co-located with Middle East Petroleum & Gas Week Events
6 – 11 April 2019
Event 1 – 26th Middle East Petroleum Insiders Briefing (MPI), 6 – 7 April 2019
Event 2 – 3-day Course on Production Sharing Contracts (PSC), 6 – 8 April 2019
Event 3 – 27th Annual Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference (MPGC), 8 – 9 April 2019
Event 4 – 8th Annual Base Oils and Lubes Middle East Conference (BLM), 10-11 April 2019
Event 5 – Middle East Retail & Downstream Conference (MRDC), 10-11 April 2019
Event 6 – 13th Middle East Gas Insiders Briefing (MGI), 10 – 11 April 2019
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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
- Mr. Hashem Al Refaei
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
- Dr. Ali Al Yabhouni
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!
- Dr. Dawood Nassif
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