Exhibition Report - Oil & Gas Libya & Infrastructure 2013

May-2013

The exhibition attracted 3,326 registered attendees during the four day event which ran from 22nd to 25th April 2013 at the Tripoli International Fairground, Libya.

The event was officially opened by Libya's Minister of Oil, Dr Abdulbari Al - Arusi, who gave an inaugural address followed by a tour of the exhibition. It was then a great honour when Dr Abdulbari Al-Arusi was able to stop and have a brief conversation about Trouvay & Cauvin and how long we had been supporting the Libya market.

120 exhibitors from 18 countries participated in the event including UK, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Libya, Malta, Netherlands, Qatar, Romania, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, USA and China,

The exhibition demonstrated how companies can support and provide solutions to assist with the expansion and upgrading of both the upstream and downstream sectors of the country's petroleum sector - Libya's most important economic activity. lib iii

The oil and gas exhibition was supported by a high level conference with the theme 'Focus on the Future for Libya's Oil and Gas sector' which stated that Libya was determined to boost its current 1.5 million barrels a day to 1.7 million by the end of this year.

 

T&C UK’s Commercial Manager, Gary Lumley commented "We are very committed to the Libyan market and enjoyed a successful exhibition, we havelib i participated in this exhibition for the last 5 years and look forward to reinforcing our market presence in 2014."  This committment is supported by our colleagues from the TC Libya office in Tripoli.

On Libya Infrastructure we also received a visit from Mr Lutfi Layas, Chairman of the General Gas Transmission and Distribution Company. It was confirmed that the Government expected to invest $140 billion in projects over the next decade with the housing sector a critical part of the investment focus. The Housing & Infrastructure Board (HIB) has been tasked to deliver 200,000 new homes, with supporting infrastructure in the next seven years.