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Insight to MENA at OTC: 19th Annual OTC Middle East/North Africa Welcome Reception

Connecting with Global Energy Leadership

19th Annual Insight to MENA at OTC Welcome Reception

Connecting with Global Energy Leadership

2016 Visionary Leadership Award Recipient - Edward A. (Sandy) Lowe

T.H. Ambassador Barbara Leaf and T.H. Ambassador Douglas Silliman Welcome Attendees

2016 Bilateral Brigade

Now in its 19th year, Insight to MENA at OTC, the welcome reception that hosts energy leadership from the Middle East and North Africa at the largest energy conference in the world, has become known as fertile ground for fostering relationships and facilitating international deals between companies across the globe. On Monday, May 2nd, the event welcomed nearly 1000 dignitaries including Ambassadors, Ministers, Fortune 500 executives and a host of other public and private sector leaders who came together for one night to nurture current relationships, establish new partnerships and honor the inbound Middle East and Africa delegations as they arrived in Houston for the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC).

Originally created by the Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce to promote partnerships between the U.S. and the Middle East/North Africa region, Insight to MENA at OTC has grown to include dozens of companies from Asia, including Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia, in addition to delegates representing Kuwait, Algeria, Angola, Ghana, Nigeria, Norway, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

“Our annual event has fostered hundreds of business relationships between U.S. and MENA region companies over the last two decades, and has become an intraregional meeting point between delegates from all across the Middle East, Asia and Africa,“ said Aida Araissi, Founder and President of  The Bilateral US-Arab Chamber of Commerce. “We are proud to serve as official hosts, providing the insight and opportunity to make connections that produce results for the increasing number of companies represented at our events.”

Every year at Insight to MENA, the Bilateral Chamber honors one company with their Visionary Leadership Award, chosen for their significant contributions to the vision of mutually beneficial economic partnerships between participating countries. This year’s award recipient was Edward A. (Sandy) Lowe, Executive Vice President, Occidental Petroleum Corporation & President, Oxy Oil & Gas – International Production. 


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