StockExpo Middle East Africa puts the tank terminal industry in focus

StockExpo Middle East Africa puts the tank terminal industry in focus

Top storage industry experts join show

01 June 2017

Leading experts and storage industry professionals from over 40 countries took part in the StocExpo Middle East Africa, a major event for the regional oil and gas storage industry, which was held in Dubai, UAE recently.

The event witnessed CEOs, managing directors, terminal managers, senior engineers and investors, representing key global and regional storage companies including Saudi Aramco, BP Middle East, Adnoc, Enoc, GPS Chemoil, Oman Tank Terminal, Fujairah Oil Terminal, Port of Salalah and the National Bank of Abu Dhabi discuss key issues related to the energy sector, said the organisers.

Many of the suppliers used the event to launch new products to the region’s bulk liquid storage sector. This undoubtedly played an important part in attracting the many senior decision-makers and buyers to the show, they stated.

Karteek Rao, deputy manager and business development – terminals, Gulf Petrochem, said: “The conference provides valuable information on market trends and how to adapt to changes, which are vital for our company success.”

“As a supporter of the show, it also gives us a platform to increase brand awareness, maintain our market share and understand our neighbouring terminals,” he said.


Faizanul Haque, marketing executive, Fujairah Freezone, said: “This is one of the best events with regards to the tank farming and oil stocks in the GCC and African regions.”

Khurram Khan, head of sales oil and gas, Siemens, said: “The show represents all solutions related to tank farm and related products available under one roof.”

Abdirazak Saeed, business development consultant – chemicals, oil and gas, BiLFinger, said:  “Attending the show saves us a lot of time, by being able to meet all our business partners under one roof. We’ve come across many new contractors, services producers and suppliers that will be useful to our business.”

Officials and visitors at the exhibition

Officials and visitors at the exhibition

Mohit Agarwal, regional sales manager at Pentair, said: “The exhibition has been a useful event as it caters to a niche market and hence attracts visitors that are specific to the trade. We look forward to being part of this event next year!”

Riza Altunergil, VP business development at ERGIL, who was also the winner of the ‘Best Marketing Campaign’ award, remarked: “The show is one of the most important events of the tank terminal industry, and is a great place to meet with existing and new clients and to learn about the market trends.”

The conference drew senior speakers from top regional oil companies, tank terminal operators, traders, financiers and regulators, with conference sessions focusing on the most significant trends, challenges and opportunities facing the tank storage industry in the Middle East and Africa.

Satush VP, managing director at Neuro Technology Middle East, commented: “One of the most informative conferences in the industry sector.”

Ashok Masand, head of sales at Global Engg Solutions FZCO, said: “Wonderful conference with particularly interesting topics relevant to the storage industry.”

Nick Powell, divisional director of Easyfairs’ StocExpo and Tank Storage Events Portfolio, said: “I am delighted by the amount of positive feedback we had from our attendees. The new initiatives we launched this year including the Gold Club Scheme ensured we had the highest level of attendees from the region’s most highly regarded oil companies.”

“I would also like to thank our show supporters; ENOC, Fujairah Oil Terminal, GPS Chemoil, Gulf Petrochem, Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA), Siddco Group, Star Energy Oiltanking and Socar Aurora for their continued support,” he added.

“As we look to 2018, we can already see new areas of growth for the show and look forward to delivering the region’s leading oil and gas event,” he concluded.

The next edition of StocExpo Middle East Africa will take place on April 17 and 18 in Dubai, UAE.

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