Central Asia

Ashgabat hosts the XXII International Exhibition and Conference «Oil and Gas of Turkmenistan-2017» in November

The Turkmen Ministry of Oil and Gas Industry and Mineral Resources will organize, along with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan and Turkmennebit State Concern (a state oil company), the XXII International Exhibition and Conference «Oil and Gas of Turkmenistan-2017». The event will be held on 2-4 November 2017 in Ashgabat, the capital city of Turkmenistan, in the building of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan. It will host exhibitors from various domains of the industry, such as geophysics and geology, drilling and oil and gas fields equipment and services; an extended list of targeted activity areas is available on the website of the exhibition.

The most recent post-show report mentions that, in 2016, the event brought together 87 companies from 21 countries. Apart from Turkmen exhibitors, which constituted 35% of the total number, the main countries represented by the share of participants were Russia (15%), China (14%) and Germany (7%). Moreover, 1560 international visitors and Turkmen government officials were also present. This year, the organizers estimate that 150 exhibitors will come to show their products and services.

The conference of the event will take place on 2-3 November 2017, in the same location. The post-show report mentions that in 2016 the conference was followed by an average number of 620 attendees. According to the official website, 9 speakers from the oil and gas industry will be present at this year’s edition and the registration fee is 1,895 British pounds.

The conference aims to encourage international investment and cooperation for the development of the oil and gas industry in Turkmenistan and to create a platform through which all participants can establish mutually beneficial business contacts. At the same time, the exhibition’s website mentions that development of the oil and gas industry represents a policy priority in Turkmenistan, its efficient implementation being correlated with both regional and international cooperation, as well as with the development of mutually beneficial public-private partnerships.

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