Middle East Retail & Downstream Conference

Marketing: Challenges & Opportunities

Location: Dubai, UAE

Venue: Grand Hyatt Dubai (Check The Map)

Starts: 03 May 2017

Ends: 04 May 2017

Type: Conference

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The FIRST Middle East Retail & Downstream Conference (MRDC 2017) will bring together industry executives and specialists to examine emerging market and pricing trends, post liberalization, in the retail & downstream sector. Transformed by technology, digitalization and the movement towards alternative fuels, this two-day event is the first of its kind in the region, with a dual focus on the evolution of retail design, facilities and services, advances in RFID technology, payment systems and the advent and role of non-fuel activities in the business model.

A distinguished faculty from GCC will address the retail and downstream marketing in the post price liberalization era. Leading industry players and experts from Africa, Middle East, Asia and Europe will also look at the entire retail fuel industry supply chain challenges and opportunities.  They will provide topic coverage ranging from internationalization of fuel retail, product supply, technology for payment systems, alternative fuels, and evolution of retail facilities.

This conference is expected to be attended by regional operators, retailers and distributors from National & International Oil Companies, municipal corporations, operators of equipment, technology and point of service providers as well high volume franchise owners/operators. It should be of interest to supporting organisations specialising in the downstream retail and transportation and as well as those specialising in payment systems, fleet cards and customer loyalty programmes.

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

MPGC Week 2017 GETS TOP LEVEL UAE GOVERNMENT SUPPORT & GLOBAL ATTENDANCE

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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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

Conference Chairman & Distinguished Panel of Speakers

Mr. Zaid Alqufaidi

Managing Director- Retail
Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), Dubai, UAE

Conference Chairman & Keynote : ENOC’s Initiative and Vision in Retail (3 May2017)

Mr. Hussain Bin Jama Al Ishaqi

Acting Chief Executive Officer
Oman Oil Marketing Company, Oman

Programme Committee

Mr. Taher Diab

Senior Director – Strategy & Planning, Supreme Council of Energy, Dubai, UAE

SESSION 2: GREEN, ELECTRIC & AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS
Dubai Green Mobility Initiative: Government Approach to Foster Penetration of Hybrid & EV Vehicles (3 May 2017)

Mr. Ali Abdul Aziz Al Ali

Vice President-Information Technology, ADNOC Distribution, Abu Dhabi, UAE

SESSION 4: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF THE RETAIL FORECOURT II
Panel Discussion: Innovative Shift In Digital Payment Systems In Service Stations (3 May 2017)

Mr. Mirko Rubeis

Partner & Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group, Dubai, UAE

SESSION 1: SUCCESS STORIES & CASE STUDIES ON EXPANSION AND INTERNATIONALIZATION OF FUEL RETAIL IN THE GCC
Fuel Retail Industry: Global Trends and Middle-Eastern Dynamics (3 May 2017)

Mr. Nooruddin Ebrahim Nooruddin

Senior Manager-Special Project, Marketing Division, The Bahrain Petroleum Company B.S.C., Kingdom of Bahrain

SESSION 4: THE EVOLUTION & FUTURE TRENDS IN RETAIL FACILITIES
BAPCO Retail Transformation Journey (4 MAY 2017)

Mr. Omar Saleh

Director, Manufacturing & Resources, Microsoft Middle East & Africa, Dubai, UAE

SESSION 3: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF THE RETAIL FORECOURT
Empowering Digital Transformation for Forecourt and Retail Operations (3 MAY 2017)

Mr. Walid Fakih

General Manager, Emirates Fast Food Company LLC-McDonald’s UAE

SESSION 2: GREEN, ELECTRIC & AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES AND ALTERNATIVE FUELS
McDonald’s and Fuel: A Symbiotic Relationship (3 May 2017)

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 2

Middle East Bitumen/Asphalt 2017

Event 3

Global Finished Lubricants Value Chain

Event 4

Base Oil & Lubes Middle East 2017

Event 6

Middle East Gas Insiders

Agenda Key Issues

DAY 1: KEY TRENDS AND INNOVATION IN FUEL RETAIL

  • The GCC Retail and Downstream Marketing Sectors in the Post-Price Liberalization Era
  • Success Stories & Case Studies On Expansion And Internationalization Of Fuel Retail In The GCC
  • The Innovative Shift in Digital Payment of the Future
  • Digital Transformation of the Retail Forecourt to Enhance the Customer Experience
  • Smart Forecourts: Innovative Operational Management & Control
  • Green, Electric & Autonomous Vehicles and Alternative Fuels: Opportunities & Challenges for Fuel Retailers.

DAY 2: THE EVOLVING NON-FUEL BUSINESS

  • The Evolving Forecourt Retail Facility
  • The Evolution of the C-Store and the Future Trends
  • Expanding the F&B Offer on Service Stations
  • Customer Patterns and Behaviors in Relation to the Forecourt

Benefits of Attending this Conference

  • Listen to the fuel retail and downstream industry executives and market specialists from GCC, Africa, Asia, and Europe.
  • Be part of the MRDC Community by connecting and engaging with the downstream and retail fuel industry supply chain.
  • Expand your connections and network with MPGC Week 2017 partner events, with nearly 40 hours of continuous networking time in one location over one week.
  • Opportunity to visit the UAE’s only GREEN Petrol Station

Who Should Attend

This conference is targeted to Heads/General Managers of Fuel Retail, Retail Sales & Operation Managers,  Sales Directors/Managers, Marketing Managers, Strategy & Planning Directors, Local and International Marketing Managers, Manufacturing & Resources Directors, Business Development Managers, Marketing & Communications Managers, Retail Automation Services Managers, CNG Marketing Heads and Teams, F&B Franchise Owners, Convenience Store Managers, Restaurant Division Managers, and Merchant Heads from the following organisations specializing in fuel retail and downstream supply chain including:

  • Retail Fuel Operators from NOCs and IOCs
  • Product Suppliers & Distributors
  • Service Station Designers
  • Fuel Cards, Fleet Cards & Payment Gateway Specialists
  • Technology & Retail Fuel Solution Providers
  • Equipment Suppliers & Manufacturers
  • Franchise Owners, Licensees & Operators
  • F&B and Convenience Store Operators
  • Fast Food Chains
  • Consultants & Retail Fuel Industry Advisors

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Supporting organisations in downstream retail & transportation as well as payment systems, fleet cards, and customer loyalty programmes are invited to take a higher profile at the Inaugural MRDC 2017. This provides your organisation premium networking opportunity, worldwide brand visibility, and potential business through direct exposure to an audience of high-level in retail downstream industry.  Key sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Corporate (Cash) Sponsorships
  • Hosting of Networking Functions
  • Delegate Handbooks
  • Mobile App
  • Conference Bags / Lanyards
  • Advertisement in the Delegate Handbooks
  • Exhibition Table-top

For speaking & sponsorship opportunities, registration, and more information please contact Conference Connection

News Release

Retail Fuel Business To Be Focus Of New Conference Being Hosted By ENOC During MPGC Week 2017.

A new one and half day conference on the retail fuel and downstream industry will be launched during MPGC Week 2017 by Conference Connection and ENOC. To be addressed by leading retail fuel and downstream specialists, the Inaugural Middle East Retail & Downstream Conference (MRDC 2017) will be held on 3-4 May 2017 in Dubai, under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Read more…

Click here for News Release in Arabic

Book Your Spot for Site Visit!

UAE’S FIRST SOLAR-POWERED PETROL STATION VISIT ON 4 MAY 2017

MRDC 2017 includes a half-day (afternoon) visit on 4th May 2017 to ENOC’s latest Petrol Station, located in Sheikh Zayed Road, E11, Internet City, Dubai.

On an average day, the solar-powered station generated 30% more energy than required for its daily operation, giving access back to the city grid. With state-of-the-art technology, digital wall displays, and many sustainable initiatives, ENOC is fuelling change towards a smarter and greener world!

The site visit is limited to 50 seats for MRDC 2017 speakers and registered delegates. Reservation is accepted on first come first served basis. Please book your seat upon your registration for the conference. Transportation will be provided.

Please contact MRDC 2017 Secretariat for further details at Tel: +65 6338 0064 or email: info@cconnection.org

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