(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Saad Sharida al Kaabi, the director of oil and gas affairs at Qatar Petroleum QP and member of the organizing committee of the International Petroleum Technology Conference IPC said on Monday that QP is very proud to be home to the Middle East edition of IPTC- the largest multi-society, multi-disciplinary forum in the Eastern Hemisphere, bringing together oil and gas professionals form across the globe.
At a press conference of the organizing committee , he said "we are honored to have the patronage of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani for this important event and to have His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, prime Minister and Interior Minister inaugurate the conference this morning
IPTC began in Doha almost 10 years ago and we are very proud of its remarkable growth, progress and development"
Over the Years, IPTC has continuously grown not only in total number of delegates and exhibitors but also in its stature and significance to the vibrant oil and gas industry worldwide, he noted
There are 4255 registered attendees which is record for IPTC Doha, representing 655 organizations in 66 countries, he said
Ten corporations and companies have chosen to be a principal sponsor of IPTC Doha, which is record in the history of IPTC, Kaabi added
He said some 200 papers will be presented at the four-day conference.