The Eastern Mediterranean Energy Conference and Exhibition or EMC, was held this year over the 10th-12th of November in Nicosia, Cyprus. After three days of unmissable discussions, we now know we can stay committed to delivering a cleaner energy future that is equitable and sustainable. EMC 2021 had support from the entire oil & gas and energy value chain, including Ministers from the region.
H.E. Natasa Pilides Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry inaugurated the event in presence welcoming all the stake holders and then walked across the exhibition area together with Prof. Toula Onoufriou, President, Cyprus Hydrocarbons Company, Professor Cyprus University of Technology, Chairman Advisory Board encountering the companies exhibiting.
During the conference key messages came from H.E. Costas Kadis, Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment of Cyprus, Republic of Cyprus, H.E. Mrs. Karine Elharrar, Minister of Energy, Republic of Israel and H.E. Dr. Saleh A. Al-Kharabsheh, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The leaders of the region reiterate their support to the Energy entrepreneurs.
The exhibition also attracted delegations from China, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Israel, Jordan, France, USA. and the Ministry of the Environment and Energy of Greece.
Informed insights from a range of influential professionals were presented at the Conference coming from John Charalambides, EVP-MENA Connector Subsea Solutions, Dr. Andreas Poullikkas, Chairman, Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority, Aristofanis Stefatos, CEO, Hellenic Hydrocarbon Resources Management, Demetris Fessas, Acting Director General, CHC, Romain de La Martinière, Country Chair, TotalEnergies Cyprus, Mr. George Polychroniou, Executive Director, Strategy, Development and Regulatory Affairs, DEPA, Dr Symeon Kassianides, Chairman, Natural Gas Public Company (DEFA/CyGas) just to name a few.
Final attendee numbers:
• 260 Delegates
• 1186 Visitors
• 94 Speakers
• 88 Sessions
• 4 Ministerial Keynotes
• 15 Plenary Sessions
• 6 Panel Debates
• 49 Technical Sessions
• 80 Exhibiting Companies from 15 countries
o Including Cyprus, Italy, UK, Belgium, Brazil, Egypt, Greece, U.A.E., Lebanon, Finland, South Africa, Singapore, India, USA, France
• 65 B2B Matchmaking Event hybrid event organised by the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce. Countries included Cyprus, Italy, Egypt, UK, UAE, Spain, Israel, Greece, Serbia, Lithuania, and Croatia.
EMC 2021 has been the first event of its scale to bring the industry of the Eastern Mediterranean to explore the commercial and technical development of the energy basin. Fueling both localised and wider region interest, leading stakeholders gathered to debate and assess the outlook for both upstream project development and downstream consumer markets.
It is no doubt that the Eastern Mediterranean is developing into a cleaner energy hub. Attendees of EMC enjoyed the perfect platform connecting with the region’s leading natural gas, renewables, and hydrocarbon stakeholders, and will be investing in the years to come.