In efforts to ‘go green’ and demonstrate the Forum’s staunch commitment to eco-friendly solutions, each participating delegate will receive a complimentary Apple iPad mini in order for them to use the device throughout all sessions, presentations, workshops and subsequent meetings instead of the traditional usage of papers, pens and other stationary. In addition, one of the events highlights-- the interactive event catalogue--will also be uploaded onto iPads with around-the-clock live streaming of the Forum.
To mark the occasion, Saeed Al Shaheen, MEALF’s chairman said, “Since our establishment, sustainability has always been a key component for MEALF as responsible corporate citizens who play an integral role in the international energy industry, and it has continually served as a driver that guides all our activities and endeavors. The exclusive use of iPads during our upcoming Forum in February is considered an ideal opportunity for us to reaffirm our commitment toward similar initiatives.”
He added, “Sustainability is particularly important for the global oil and gas industry as it is deeply ingrained in the corporate culture and practices of all our supporting sponsors, delegates and other participants. We are also proud that our plans of ‘going green’ this year have been met with extraordinary support and encouragement by all involved partners.”
MEALF 2013 is supported by a range of regional and international sponsors including Kuwait Oil Company, Qatar Petroleum, V-Monitor, Schlumberger, Al Khorayef Company, GE Oil & Gas, Weatherford oil Tool ME, Kudu Industries INC and NOV Mono Group. Expected delegates for MEALF 2013 cover the GCC, North Africa, East Asia, Europe and North America such as the UAE, Egypt, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Sudan, Yemen, China, UK, US, and Canada.
Organized by a highly experienced Technical Committee, MEALF is a specialized biennial Forum which focuses on the increasing use of artificial lift technologies in oil production across the Middle East region. MEALF 2013 will also feature a comprehensive exhibition on the sidelines of the forum which showcases the latest products, technologies and related services.
The 7th edition of MEALF will be once again be managed and organized by Oman-based pioneer and leading exhibitions and conferences organizer Omanexpo.