ISA And DMS Global Signs Agreement To Host Automation Conference And Exhibition In Saudi Arabia Sponsored By Saudi Aramco
The Saudi Arabian section of ISA (International Society of Automation), in partnership with DMS Global, are organizing the ISA Europe, Middle East and Africa Automation Conference and Exhibition from 8 - 12 December 2013, at the Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Towers, Saudi Arabia.
National oil giants Saudi Aramco have agreed to become the Titanium Sponsor for the five day event, which will be hosted under the theme "Experience the Future". Saudi Aramco’s sponsorship is an important aspect in conducting the event as it will offer significant prospects and financial stability to the event. On the other hand, the technical authority provided by ISA will feature a schedule of informative and enlightening sessions led by cream of the crop industry leaders from around the globe, who will share their thoughts and views about the newest trends in equipment, practice, technology and research.
Commenting on Saudi Aramco’s decision to be the Prime Sponsor of this international event, Mr. Hussain Al-Qahtani, Manager of Process and Control Systems Department, "Saudi Aramco’s sponsorship is a reflection of its strong commitment to the professional development of Saudi workforce and to the local content strategy." Mr. Al-Qahtani added "Saudi Aramco has always been a strong supporter to the various local chapters of international professional societies and to technical conferences like the ISA EMEA Automation Conference and Exhibition. We believe such events add value and help in the development of our workforce. The event seeks to create mutually beneficial partnerships with dedicated companies, organizations, and individuals who are aligned with and support the society’s corporate values and mission."
Luay Al Awami, President of the Saudi Arabian Section of ISA, commented on Saudi Aramco’s support as an example that other sponsors will follow:
"The ISA is confident that participating organizations will not only gain important recognition and distinction for their involvement in the conference, but will also enjoy a prime opportunity to interact face-to-face with clients, suppliers, key decisions-makers, influential leaders, industry experts, and potential business partners."
Mohammed Loch, President & CEO, of DMS Global, who are managing the exhibition as well as the marketing and logistics for the event, shared his thoughts on the benefits of Saudi Aramco’s involvement.
"The ISA is the leading body for Automation Standards which already gave the event huge technical credibility. Saudi Aramco taking the lead as the Titanium Sponsor now gives the event the industry credibility it deserves and will no doubt inspire the whole automation sector to take part in this unique gathering."
The event promises to be the first full-scale conference and tradeshow in the Gulf region that will be dedicated for process automation. It will also focus on measurement and control latest technologies through a 5-day technical conference, product exhibition and training courses. The event will also enable companies to demonstrate all their products and services related to the Process Automation field.
Along with the technical conferences, exhibitions and training, the programme also includes Workshops and technology debates where regional and international industry heads, professionals and specialists will share their capabilities, ideas, visions and solution to the challenges of measurement and control in multifaceted industrial environments.
Several envoys and representatives from numerous end user companies and vendors across the Middle East are expected to participate in the event, which offers an exclusive occasion for automation specialists, equipment manufacturers and service providers to share and exchange, experience and explore the latest products and most contemporary innovations and technologies.
NOTE TO EDITORS
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of the Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org). The Saudi Arabia Section of ISA (ISA-SAS) was officially formed on October 24, 1980Â under Saudi Aramco support.
Data Media Systems (DMS) is a global marketing specialist for the energy sector. It has various divisions, namely the DMS Projects, DMS Publishing, DMS Events, DMS Cybernation and DMS Promostation. DMS operates globally through its operations in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, India, China, Singapore, Russia, UK, Italy, Spain, Canada & USA. For more information please look at www.dmsglobal.net
Saudi Aramco is a fully integrated, global petroleum, gas and chemicals enterprise and a world leader in exploration, production, refining, distribution, shipping and marketing for the hydrocarbon industry.