Tasweeq to host the 8th LPG Trade Summit in Doha

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At a press conference today, Tasweeq announced that it is hosting CMT’s 8th LPG Trade Summit in Doha, Qatar on 18-20 November, 2013. The 2.5 day event will be officiated by His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy & Industry, State of Qatar and attended by major global and regional LPG stakeholders, who will delve into the key developments in the LPG markets of Africa, Asia, Europe, America, and the Middle East.

8th LPG Trade Summit

As the official host of the 8th LPG Trade Summit, Tasweeq confirms its commitment to the global LPG industry. In our leadership position, we are keen to contribute to the industry’s growth and development.

Qatar International Petroleum Marketing Company Ltd. (Tasweeq) is hosting the 8th LPG Trade Summit on November 18-20, 2013 under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry, and with Qatar Petroleum as the Platinum Sponsor.

Held in Qatar for the second time, the 8th LPG Trade Summit focuses on “Balancing Global LPG Trade & Shipping Market Dynamic Amidst Capacity Changes”. The event, which is organized by the Centre for Management Technology (CMT), will discuss an array of topics to highlight the growth of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) across the globe and the developmental challenges faced in the pursuit to encourage LPG consumption worldwide.

Mr. Saad Al-Kuwari, Chief Executive Officer of Tasweeq, said, “As the official host of the 8th LPG Trade Summit, Tasweeq confirms its commitment to the global LPG industry. In our leadership position, we are keen to contribute to the industry’s growth and development. We invite you to take part in this interesting conference in Doha. At the 8th LPG Trade Summit, you will meet and interact with top level participants worldwide, including LPG producers, petrochemical producers, end-users, global trading companies and marketers, international and national oil companies, as well as charterers, shipping companies and industry experts in the global LPG trade sector.”

H.E. Dr. Al-Sada will deliver the opening address of the summit on November 18, 2013 at 8.30 am in the presence of dignitaries from the energy industry. This will be followed by a plenary keynote session presented by Mr. Al-Kuwari, Mr. Ian Taylor, President and CEO of the VITOL Group, and Mr. Michael F. Conway, President of Shell Trading.

Mr. Abdulrahman Abdulla Al-Obaidly, Public Relations & Communications Manager of Qatar Petroleum, added, “QP is glad to support this renowned LPG summit as the Platinum Sponsor, thus highlighting the importance of LPG to Qatar’s marketing and export volumes. HE Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry and Chairman & Managing Director of QP, is very keen in further expanding Qatar’s energy portfolio and in finding new markets worldwide through the hosting of such international events, where current energy trends, challenges and solutions are discussed at length”.

The 8th LPG Trade Summit aims to provide an industry platform for commercial stakeholders and experts in the global LPG trade sector to meet and discuss on perspectives on the current state of the LPG industry. The summit expects a turn-out of at least 300 top-level participants from all over the world.

Mr. G. Seelan, Managing Director of the Centre for Management Technology (CMT), said, “Following the event’s huge success in 2009, CMT is excited to bring the LPG Trade Summit to Doha once again. With the importance that Qatar plays on the international LPG trade, we are very pleased to join hands with Tasweeq to bring to Qatar challenging yet lucrative topics and discussions with renowned energy leaders and speakers. We are also thankful to HE Dr. Al-Sada for supporting this summit and for agreeing to deliver the Opening Ministerial Address. We are delighted to have Qatar Petroleum as the Platinum Sponsor among other national oil & gas companies. We are certain that this summit will be highly beneficial to all participants and we welcome you to join us in Qatar on November 18-20.”

The 8th LPG Trade Summit will offer interesting sessions and discussions such as “World Macroeconomic & Energy Outlook 2013” by Ms Kristine Petrosyan, Senior Energy Analyst of the International Energy Agency (IAE); “Global LPG Supply/Demand Market Dynamics & Issues” by Mr. Michael Panas, Consultant of Poten & Partners; “LPG Shipping Market & Freight Rates(VLGC & Pressurized)” by Mr. Anders Lalim, Director – Gas Department of Lorentzen & Stemoco A/S; “Developments and Challenges in the US NGL Midstream Market” by Mr. Jim T Webster, General Manager, NGL of Phillips 66; “The Panama Canal Expansion & Impact on LPG Trade” by Mr. Rodolfo Sabonge, Executive Vice-President, Planning & Business Development of the Panama Canal Authority; “Global LPG Trade Flows & Pricing Dynamics” by Ms Diane Miller, Director, Global LPG/Feedstock Division of OPIS; “European LPG Market: Development & Challenges” by Mr. Ernst Brandstaetter, Managing Director of SHV; “The Growing Latin American Markets – Perspectives on Demand & Import Requirements” by Mr. Rodrigo Aranda, Independent NGL Trader, Mexico; “Demand growth in Asia’s Traditional Market – Japan” by Mr. Tsutomu Yagi, Deputy GM, Supply & Trading of Astomos Energy Corporation, among many others.

The summit will conclude with a panel discussion on “The Rise of the Unconventional – Impact on the LPG Market Dynamics,” with the panellists to be made up of Mr. Abdulla Al-Naemi, LPG Director of Tasweeq, Mr. Deacon Shorr, President of Libra Fearnley, and Mr. James Macgill, Manager, NGL Origination of Phillips 66.

The 8th LPG Trade Summit will be held at the St Regis Hotel and will stretch for over two days. It will be followed by a full day post-summit workshop entitled “LPG Pricing, Trading, Shipping & Risk Management” on November 19-20. Scholars and students are invited to register for this workshop.

In addition to QP as the Platinum Sponsor, the event is also supported by WOQOD and Shell Qatar as the Gold Sponsors. The other sponsors include Muntajat, Qatar Petroleum International, Qatargas, Bayegan (Turkey), NAKILAT and Dolphin Energy. Tasweeq will also host a gala dinner for all delegates on the first day of event. To encourage participation by Qatari companies, CMT has introduced special rates for delegates and groups. For registration, please email CMT representative Ms. Huiyan (huiyan(at)cmtsp(dot)com.sg) or visit: http://www.cmtevents.com

About Tasweeq
Tasweeq was incorporated in July 2007 as an independent company wholly-owned by the State of Qatar. It aims to be the world’s pre-eminent petroleum marketing company and delivers Regulated Products exported from Qatar, such as liquid petroleum gas (LPG), condensate products, Sulphur, refined products such as naphtha, motor gasoline jet fuel and GTL products such as Naphtha & blended Jet Fuel. Tasweeq also markets QP’s crude oil entitlements under an agency agreement with QP and are considered as Non-Regulated Products. For more information, visit http://www.tasweeq.com.qa.

About Qatar Petroleum
Qatar Petroleum (QP) is a state-owned public corporation established by Emiri Decree No. 10 in 1974. It is responsible for all phases of the oil and gas industry in the State of Qatar. The principal activities of QP, its subsidiaries and joint ventures are the exploration, production, local and international sale of crude oil, natural gas and gas liquids, refined products, synthetic fuels, petrochemicals, fuel additives, fertilizers, liquefied natural gas (LNG), steel and aluminium. For more information, visit http://www.qp.com.qa.

About CMT
Centre for Management Technology (CMT) offers market researched petrochemical and energy conferences globally. Into its 30th year CMT has established itself as a key player in the international arena with provision of latest business information for middle and senior executives...from focused Myanmar Oil, Gas & Power events in frontier markets to Biomass Trade & Power in exciting Seoul.

CMT leads in dedicated conferences on international LPG Trade as well as meetings of regional practitioners in the Olefins or Aromatics value chain. CMT hones its reputation on its series of PET packaging meetings across the globe from Asia to Middle East to Greater Europe and Mexico and recently Central America.

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Mr. Abdulla Al-Marri
Public Relations Manager
Tel: +974 4497 6248

Qatar Petroleum
Mohammed Ahmed Al-Rashid
Head of Media
Tel: +974 40133944

Ms. Huiyan Fu
Event Manager
Tel: +65 63469113

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