Kuwait Petroleum Corporation Becomes the First Regional Sponsor of the 2019 Abu Dhabi World Energy Congress

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Published July 3rd, 2018 - 07:50 GMT
During the signing ceremony.
During the signing ceremony.

The UAE Organising Committee of the 24th World Energy Congress has announced today that Kuwait Petroleum Corporation will be a Silver Sponsor for the Congress, taking place in Abu Dhabi from 9 to 12 September 2019.

The announcement sees Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) become the first regional company to endorse the Congress. It will join UAE based companies Mubadala, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) which will be the Host Sponsors.

Kuwait Petroleum Corporation’s business activities range from discovering new hydrocarbon reservoirs to delivering clean and safe fuel for motor vehicles, aircraft, ships, agriculture and power stations. KPC also provides several base petrochemical products that are essential for the industrial manufacturing of many basic modern-day necessities.

During the signing ceremony, Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary at the UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry and Chairman of the UAE Organising Committee for the 24th World Energy Congress, said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, and honoured that they are the first regional company to become a sponsor at the Congress. KPC is widely recognised as one of the top ten oil companies, and a leader in providing safe, secure and clean energy to the global market. They are therefore well placed to provide their knowledge of the industry and share their insights into future trends in the oil and gas industry. Their participation is testament to our ambition in bring leading companies and investors, industry experts and entrepreneurs to Abu Dhabi next year, and we hope their participation will be the spur for other regional companies to come on board.”

“We are proud to take part in this influential energy event that attracts decision makers from around the world. The 2019 World Energy Congress will provide a unique opportunity to discuss the challenges the industry face and how we can find optimum ways to transform those challenges into valuable opportunities to invest in sustainable solutions whilst ensuring energy security for all”, said KPC CEO Mr. Nizar Al-Adsani. He added: “The event held in Abu Dhabi and hosted by the UAE Government will ensure additional value for all participants at the conference."

Held every three years in select international cities, the World Energy Congress is the world’s largest, longest-running and most influential energy gathering. Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the 24th edition will take place from 9 to 12 September 2019 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). This will mark the first time the Congress has been hosted in a Middle Eastern city, and by an OPEC member country, in the event’s 94-year history.

The World Energy Congress sets itself apart from other energy and energy-related conferences by covering the entire energy spectrum, from oil and gas to renewables and nuclear as well as power, providing a forum for the industry’s largest and most diverse conversation.

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Kuwait Petroleum Corporation

​Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) is universally recognized as one of today's top ten oil energy conglomerates, and a leader in providing safe, clean energy to the global markets.
KPC was first established in 1980 in order to bring together all state-owned elements of the Kuwait oil sector under one corporate umbrella. Today, KPC overseas a fully-integrated industry with operations spanning six continents. We bring hydrocarbon energy from our own domestic reservoirs and our upstream interests abroad direct to the consumer through a series of specialized subsidiary operating companies.

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