The Conference will be addressed by J. Keith Elliott, Senior Vice President – Eastern Mediterranean Region from Noble Energy and Cypriot Finance Minister Harris Georgiades, among others. Noble Energy is the main sponsor of the event.
The Conference includes a morning workshop that will cover the challenges oil and gas companies will face as they establish operations in the Cyprus environment, including direct taxation, indirect taxation (VAT), human capital and other related operational matters. Workshop attendees will learn how to manage these issues and optimize operational efficiency and cost.
During the two-day conference, attendees will have many opportunities to network with executives and government officials, who are actively involved in developing the region’s natural gas industry, and learn how their company can establish business operations in the area.
“With this year’s event we will explore the potential uses of the Cyprus discovered natural gas resources of 4.5 Tcf, including regional distribution and transportation issues, as well as downstream applications,” said John Royall, President and CEO of Gulf Publishing Company.
EMGC provides a special focus on the latest geopolitical, market and technology trends related to the exploration, drilling, production, processing and marketing of natural gas in the area. The conference will cover critical issues such as resource potential, leasing/permitting, development plans, infrastructure requirements, governmental plans and regulations and more.
Other speakers include: Adi Karev, Global Head Oil & Gas and Regional Head (AP) Energy & Resources of Deloitte; Elfride Covarrubias Villegas, Business Development Manager Italy & Med Area of DNV GL – Oil & Gas; Gina Cohen, Gas Consultant, Eastern Mediterranean; Symeon Kassianides, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hyperion Systems Engineering Group; Antonis Paschalides, Senior Partner: Head of Energy Law Department at Antonis Paschalides & Co LLC; Bill R. Alashqar, Managing Director, US Independents of GE Oil & Gas; and Geoff Hill, Partner, National Oil and Gas Leader of Deloitte, Canada.