Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will inaugurate PETROTECH-2016, the 12th edition of the International Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, on Monday 5th December 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Theme for the conference is “Hydrocarbons to fuel the future: Choices & Challenges.”
The three-day conference is being organized by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India and coordinated by Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
The Petrotech series of conferences and exhibitions is a biennial event which showcases the Indian hydrocarbon industry to the world and also what the world can offer to the Indian hydrocarbon industry. It will showcase the scope of the oil & gas industry: upstream, midstream and downstream, as well as related sectors such as alternative energy, engineering and technology.
Since its inception in 1995, it has acquired a high stature in the international energy community over the years, providing a vibrant platform for exchange of ideas, sharing of best practices and the latest developments across various segments of the industry which brings together all stake-holders in the energy sector – ministers, bureaucrats, industry leaders, professionals, academicians, technology licensors and domain experts on a common platform.
Features & facts about the event:
- Apart from invited ministers from over 70 countries, the conference is expected to attract participation from around 6000 business leaders, investors, corporations, strategic leaders, policy and opinion makers of the hydrocarbon industry.
- 49 energy ministers invited from global energy supply and demand countries
- Ministerial sessions focusing on the conference themes of inter-country co-operation and energy-security related policies
- Plenary and open-to-all session chaired by ministers and energy experts to deliberate on contemporary issues pertaining to the energy value chain: Oil price volatility: Challenges and opportunities; India rising: Resilience and reforms; India: Manufacturing hub for the hydrocarbon sector.
- Thematic and open-to-all sessions addressed by senior officials and industry captains to brain storm on industry challenges, technology and sustainability: Natural Gas: The road towards a cleaner and prosperous future; Beyond fossil fuels; Gearing for growth: Talent requirements and expectations; Future of upstream: A techno-managerial challenge; The growing prominence of Asian refining.
- Round-table discussions with the BRICS and CELAC ministerial delegations
- CEO Conclave: CEOs of energy companies, think tank and financial institutions will deliberate on the changes in the oil & gas sphere
- Exclusive forum on Women in the hydrocarbon industry and Youth Forum
- 39 technical and open-to-all sessions are expected on the latest technological development across the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors