Conference Day One: Monday, 12 February 2018

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Registration, welcome refreshments and networking

8:45 AM - 8:50 AM IQPC welcome remarks

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Opening remarks from the conference Chairman

Dimitris Anagnostopoulos, EPC Projects Director, Kharafi National

Dimitris Anagnostopoulos

EPC Projects Director
Kharafi National

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM KEYNOTE SPEECH -

Senior representative, , KIPIC

Senior representative


KIPIC

MARKET OUTLOOK OF OIL & GAS AND POWER & UTILITIES SECTOR

9:10 AM - 9:40 AM Exploring and understanding where Kuwait is in relation to their development plan for the oil, gas and petrochemical sector

Dr. Dawoud Bahzad, Division Director - Science & Technology, Petroleum Research Centre (PRC), Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)
  • Identifying the key business opportunities in the oil, gas and petrochemical sector in Kuwait
  • Identifying the latest EPC project complexities including the needs and requirements for the next 18 months

Dr. Dawoud Bahzad

Division Director - Science & Technology, Petroleum Research Centre (PRC)
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)

9:40 AM - 10:10 AM Mega project showcase: Case study – New Refinery Project (NRP)

Khalid Jassem Abul, Team Leader Major Project 1, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
  • Discussing KIPIC’s initiatives on plans and development of Al Zour Refinery Project
  • Understanding the future project demands and evaluating the specific segments to procure the required services

Khalid Jassem Abul

Team Leader Major Project 1
Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)

KUWAIT PPP INVESTMENTS AND EPC PROJECTS

  • Analysing Kuwait’s market trends, the successes and challenges of existing PPP projects and the role of the government in successfully delivering them
  • Insights into the requirements for foreign and local companies to win more business in PPP projects
  • Evaluating the government tendering process and the criteria of selecting partnerships for mega projects


Panellists:

Eng. Suhaila Marafi

Director of Studies & Research
Ministry of Electricity and Water, Kuwait

Dr. Dawoud Bahzad

Division Director - Science & Technology, Petroleum Research Centre (PRC)
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)

Ravi Kashyap

Regional Vice President
Petrofac

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: Debating the role of the Ministry, consultants and EPC contractors in meeting the needs of Kuwait’s mega projects

Khalid Jassem Abul, Team Leader Major Project 1, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) Dimitris Anagnostopoulos, EPC Projects Director, Kharafi National Namjin Huh, Country Manager, Hanwha Engineering and Construction
  • Streamlining tendering processes across jurisdictions to increase the effectiveness
  • Removing imprecise contract terms and creating greater transparency in contracts
  • Working with local subcontractors and suppliers to meet project deadlines


Panellists:

Khalid Jassem Abul

Team Leader Major Project 1
Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)

Dimitris Anagnostopoulos

EPC Projects Director
Kharafi National

Namjin Huh

Country Manager
Hanwha Engineering and Construction

11:10 AM - 11:20 AM Structured Networking Session

This unique facilitated session will give you the opportunity to shake hands with your procurement and supply chain peers from companies representing different sectors in the region. Don’t forget your business cards.

11:20 AM - 11:45 AM Networking break


ROLE OF EPC PROJECTS FOR KUWAIT’S VISION 2020

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS

Join us for roundtable sessions which will offer you an opportunity to engage in lively informal discussion about key topics related to how to grow the EPC market in Kuwait. Each roundtable will begin with a brief (5-10 minute) introduction by each leader where attendees will have the opportunity to pick one of three topics to be discussed. Following this will be lively questioning and dialogue by all participants in the roundtable for 15 minutes. Then the groups will move round to the next station and so on.

Strategies for establishing a collaborative environment between the public and private sector to meet Kuwait’s development plan

  • Identifying the key benefits of the private sector participation in the development of Kuwait EPC projects
  • Developing goals and resources early on in the project planning phase
  • Allocate risk and create a roadmap for decision making

Dimitris Anagnostopoulos

EPC Projects Director
Kharafi National
Discussing the future of EPC in the energy sector

  • Understanding the global economic downturn to forecast the profitability of EPC projects
  • Identifying commodities constraints and pricing which affects the budget and delivery of the EPC project
  • Anticipating market volatility and ensuring robust plans to meet the needs of the EPC project

Eng. Suhaila Marafi

Director of Studies & Research
Ministry of Electricity and Water, Kuwait
Discussing strategies about how to manage mega-projects in the oil & gas industry

  • Achieving high standards for safety, quality, scheduling and costs in a mega-project
  • Defining the scope of mega-projects to ensure all entities work together to achieve success
  • Analysing common causes of capital project issues and preventing them

Namjin Huh

Country Manager
Hanwha Engineering and Construction

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM Networking lunch break

2:00 PM - 2:00 PM End of conference day one