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ISA conducts first ever 2012 Automation Conference in the Middle East

The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced today that more than 300 corporate and government officials, manufacturing representatives and consultants across the world attended the association’s 2012 Automation Conference in Doha, Qatar, the first ever ISA conference held in the Middle East.

The two-day event, held 9-10 December 2012 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, was conducted through the support of His Excellency Dr. Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada, Qatar’s Minister of Energy and Industry, and the Chairman and Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum, which manages all phases of the oil and gas industry in Qatar.

“ISA is an international association, and this conference gave us the opportunity to increase awareness of our core strengths among government and industry leaders in this part of the world,” says ISA’s Executive Director and CEO Patrick Gouhin, who attended the conference along with Jean Pierre Hauet, ISA’s District 12 Vice President and France Section President, and Leo Staples, 2011 ISA President and Chairman of the Automation Federation, an ISA affiliate. “All facets of industry, from oil and gas and petrochemicals to power and instrumentation, are looking for ways to better capitalize on the value and potential of automated systems, obtain the skilled workforce needed to operate them, and ensure safe, reliable and efficient operations.”

The conference attracted attendees from within Qatar and across the world, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Russia, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Great Britain, and the US.

The local attendees represented a wide range of major companies, including QP, RasGas, Qatargas, Qatar Fertiliser Company (Qafco), Qatar Fuel Additives Company (Qafac), Qatar Chemical Company (Q-Chem), Oryx GTL, Qatar Petrochemical Company (Qapco), Qatar Vinyl Company (QVC), Dolphin Energy and Qatar Aluminium (Qatalum).


3rd Annual Safety Control Systems Conference

3rd Annual Safety Control Systems Conference will be held at Edmonton, AB - November 27, 2012, Four Points By Sheraton Edmonton South, 7230 Argyll Road, Edmonton, AB.

This conference will focus on the technology and application of safety-related control and instrumentation systems in the chemicals, energy, mining and manufacturing industries. It will give you the tools to help reduce the risk of cyber security threats on your industrial control systems as well as discuss the latest changes to the IEC 61508 standard and the implications this will have on your industry. It will examine the complex and challenging issues of using control systems technology to maintain and improve the safety of people and the plant while ensuring profitability.


  • Familiarize yourself with updates made to the IEC 61508 standard and consider the implications to your industry
  • Discover how these IEC functional safety standards are being successfully applied to manage safety projects
  • Assess and understand how to protect your industrial control systems from cyber security threats
  • Learn about the lifecycle approach to safety-instrumented systems through case studies and critical discussion
  • Update your knowledge on the latest trends and new developments in safety systems technology
  • Update your knowledge on safety technologies for process and machinery safety
  • Find practical solutions to your safety problems
  • Discover how optimal safety design can improve production and reduce costs
  • Network with experienced safety experts and your peers

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OPC Technology Summit 2012

Register now for the OPC Foundation's OPC Technology Summit 2012, scheduled for October 16-18, in Orlando, Florida, USA, at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. If you develop OPC products, use OPC solutions, or want to know more about OPC technology and its benefits, then you cannot miss this important opportunity to learn and network with the OPC experts. Open to OPC Foundation members and non-members, the multi-day event features presentations on OPC UA technology, solutions and value proposition. Hear from end users, OPC product developers and keynote presenters, including a cyber security expert and a noted industry author. Register now. For more information please visit www.opctechnologysummit.com. Dress Code for this event is Business Casual.

The OPC Foundation is the world’s leading community for interoperability solutions based on OPC communication specifications that deliver universal connectivity. OPC is the interoperability standard for secure, reliable and platform-independent information exchange. It provides open connectivity by defining an interface between clients and servers, as well as servers and servers, for different fields of applications. OPC technology is widely used for information integration in industrial automation and related domains.

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3rd Basra Oil & Gas International Conference and Exhibition

The 3rd Edition of Basra Oil & Gas International Conference and Exhibition takes place on 6th – 9th December 2012 at the Basra International Fairground. Basra Oil & Gas is officially supported by Ministry of Oil of Iraq. This Event, through its Conference, will enable the Explorationists, Geoscientists and Engineers from the Oil and Gas Industry, Service and Manufacturing Companies, Finance, Universities and R & D institutions, to share their expertise, exchange ideas and experiences, update their knowledge and skills and discuss the latest progress and challenges facing the Petroleum Industry as well as, of course, networking and relational development.

250 exhibitors and 10 Sponsors have confirmed their participation up-to-date and the show is the place where oil and gas industry companies gather to experience, discover, network, discuss and debate core industry issues as the event continues to be the largest oil & gas industry exhibition, ever staged in Iraq, offering clients unique access to the country's oil and gas sector.

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4th Annual World Refining Technology Summit 2012

Preparations for the 4th Annual World Refining Technology Summit 2012 are on target. The WRTS 2012 is scheduled on 22-23 October 2012 in Bedford Hotel & Congress Centre Brussels Belgium in association with European Petroleum Industry Association (EUROPIA), European Fuel Oxygenates Association (EFOA) and United Kingdom Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA), and is one of the best platform that unites the entire refining / petrochemical industry, downstream companies and is one of the most prestigious international forum which is being held at the highest level.

If you are a part of OIL & GAS / PETROLEUM / REFINING / REFINERY OPERATORS you can avail a free / complimentary pass to attend the summit. To register and reserve your complimentary seat, you are just one click away.

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