Chamber in Focus
OffShore Asia 2012 Attracts Thousands Offshore Asia, came to Malaysian shores – Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre specifically, in April for a three day event that encompassed both exhibition and conference. With over 4000 attendees from 49 countries, the event was held on the 21st -23 rd February. Both exhibition and conference were supported by The Malaysia Oil & Gas Services Council (MOGSC), Sabah Oil & Gas Contractors Association, Malaysian Society for Engineering & Technology and MATRADE. The exhibition saw over 60 exhibitors including Lima Bintang Shipping and Fowarding Sdn Bhd, Technip, Cameron and Maps & Globe Specialist Distributor Sdn. Bhd (partner for the EUMCCI Key Logistics Spots in Malaysia Map). The two-day conference opened with keynote addresses by Chen Kah Seong, Head of Petroleum Engineering Division at
PETRONAS Development & Production, Will Rowley of Acteon Group and Atsunori Takeuchi from Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd. The focus of the conference was divided into two tracks – E&P and LNG with more than 30 international speakers from contributing to provide a comprehensive and in depth overview of the sector’s pertinent issues. Presentations coveried all aspects of offshore technology exploration and production issues and challenge, including oil & gas exploration and production as well as the rapidly expanding LNG industry.
Clearly whilst the Oil and Gas industry is one of the most lucrative in the world, the problems faced by other sectors in regards to human capital and risk are still evident. The keynote speech given by Mr. Will Rowley of Acteon Group highlighted the biggest challenges of the sector – access to reserves, operational challenges and the human capital deficit. Despite this and the environmental and economic issues associated with Oil and Gas, the offshore oil industry is in an upward trend and this is foreseen to continue well into the next decade. Given the positive indications for the sector, OffShore Asia will be back in Kuala Lumpur in 19-21st February 2013. For information on participating visit: www.offshoreasiaevent.com
EUMCCI Now Available in Print and Online
This quarter sees the release of a number of EUMCCI publications, namely the 2012 EUMalaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry Trade Issues and Recommendations book, the EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry Key Logistics Spots in Malaysia map and the EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Directory 2012/2013. Available in both hard copy and digital formats, details for all three publications can be found at www.eumcci.com.
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Coverage of the EUMCCI Quarterly Financial Panel Discussion and a main feature from IFBIM.