Mepec: bringing together industry leaders, students and professionals

Mepec: bringing together industry leaders, students and professionals

Celebrating youth and innovation

The region’s definitive event for process engineers, anticipates reaching over 2,500 participants, 200 exhibiting companies and thousands of visitors over the three-day show

October 2017

With an exciting lineup of industry initiatives and thought provoking content, industry leaders and participating process engineers will engage in technical conversations and find solutions to current challenges at MEPEC 2017, the Middle East’s definitive event for process engineers, taking place from October 9 to 11th at the Bahrain International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Since it debuted in 2011, MEPEC has grown considerably, both in terms of participation to the conferences and the size of the exhibition. This year, the show anticipates reaching over 2,500 participants, 200 exhibiting companies and thousands of visitors over the three-day event.

Keeping in line with global issues, this edition of MEPEC will focus on “Sustainable Growth through Process Innovation & Downstream Integration”.

MEPEC’s technical sessions will feature four main topics - Process Design and Development, Process Excellence, Sustainability and Downstream Integration for Value Creation. The programme focuses on key priorities for the region, whilst bringing synergy and collaboration between industries. There will be 48 technical presentations delivered by leading players including Sabic, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Bapco, Tasnee, Honeywell, Sadara Chemical Company, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Rexa Inc, AspenTech, ExxonMobil Chemical amongst many others.

Also a staple at the show and one of the key attractions at MEPEC are the workshops facilitated by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Academy. The workshops titled ‘The Keys to Managing a Capital Project Successfully’ and ‘Spreadsheet Problem-Solving for Chemical Engineers’ are run concurrently from 09:00 am to 5:00 pm on October 10 and 11. Special emphasis will be placed on detail planning, monitoring and controlling a capital project, and the use of quantitative risk analysis as the basis of cost and schedule contingency. Participants can join chemical engineer and Excel expert David Clough and learn tips and techniques unknown to many engineers that will help solve chemical engineering problems faster and accurately.

Additionally, MEPEC aims to bring together industry leaders, students and professionals alike for a scientific exchange during the iPoster sessions. There will be 42 digital posters displayed, providing an interactive platform to engage and transfer knowledge.

Also not to be missed is the second AIChE Middle East Regional Chem-E-Car Competition, the only competition of its kind in the region, which challenges undergraduate students to develop and construct a car powered by a chemical or a biochemical energy source, which will safely transport a specified weight over a given distance and then stop. Five universities from the region will compete on October 10. ChemME another key initiative of MEPEC gives graduates, undergraduates and young professionals in the region a chance to learn from leaders in their industry, attend technical debates and join in a plant tour of Bapco.

MEPEC’s ICZ – Innovation & Commercialisation Zone gives startups a platform to showcase their creative solution, proof of concept designs and working prototypes to the region’s premier audience of process engineers. With over 27 exhibitors coming from Portugal, Saudi Arabia, the UAE to name a few, the 2017 ICZ is restricted to new companies with limited revenues and a promising idea.

And perhaps the most crucial initiative of MEPEC, LEWAS (The Leadership Excellence for Women Awards), is an award programme dedicated to recognising professional excellence in women from the oil and gas industry. The award programme honours achievements in academics, corporate excellence, women in achievement and a male corporate champion who’s made a significant contribution in promoting women diversity in the workplace.

Also, for the very first time alongside MEPEC three other co-located events will take place; The Leadership Excellence for Women Awards and Symposium, The Middle East Fine and Specialty Chemicals Conference and Exhibition and the Middle East Process Safety Conference.

Combining, these four shows makes for an un-missable, world class networking event for visitors, delegates, investors, and government related organisations.

Over 103 expert speakers and moderators, high-level dignitaries, CEO’s and process-engineering professionals are expected to attend the event.

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