The 17th International Oil and Gas Exhibition (POGEE) held at Karachi Expo Centre. Chief Guest and President, Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), Junaid Makda inaugurated the event. He said that the present government should resolve energy crisis prevailing in the country otherwise all efforts to lift the ailing economy could prove to be futile
He emphasised on the fact that imposition of 5 per cent tax on LNG would even cause gas crisis and prices to go up further. Speaking on the occasion, the Managing Director Pegasus Consultancy, Aamer Khanzada said that POGEE has become the country’s only premier show on oil and gas sector and providing many solutions to the energy crisis prevailing for the last many years.
He said that over 250 foreign and local exhibitors displayed their state of the art equipment of oil, gas and power solutions in the mega event while the international conference held on the side-line of the exhibition wherein a number of international and local experts on energy sector delivered their papers on the new technologies, inventions and solution to the emerging issues.
The exhibitors displayed state-of-the-art equipment, machinery, technological advancement and innovative services to attract approximately eight to ten thousand visitors related to oil, gas and energy sectors from cities like, Rawalpindi Islamabad, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Peshawar, Hyderabad, Ghotki, Muzzafargarh, Shakohpura, Multan, Lahore and Karachi. More than 250 companies from around 25 countries set up their state of the art stalls in the show including China, Germany, Italy, Canada, Austria, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, Bahrain, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland, Japan, U.A.E, U.K, U.S.A, Australia, Korea, Denmark, Belgium, Malaysia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Sweden, Netherlands, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Slovakia and South Korea.
The exhibition provided an opportunity to bring together the international business professionals and the leading local industry players to exchange their technical and business expertise in a highly focused B2B environment to acquaint the local industry with the latest developments in the worldwide oil gas and energy sector. The highly focused 15th POGEE Energy Conference was an excellent platform for exchange of views and information to the highly targeted audience from oil, gas and energy industry.
The conference was held on 22nd, June 2019 at the Convention Centre of Karachi Expo Centre. Theme of the international conference was based on “Energy Transformation, Past, Present & Future”. The conference had exclusive sessions on “Transforming Indigenous Resources into Energy Sources”, along with other session on “Optimizing Past Practices to Save Future”.
Foreign exhibitors offered many solutions for the energy problems in Pakistan at the 17th Pakistan oil, gas and energy exhibition 2019. Many trade visitors showed their interest to acquire ready solution for alternate energy system mostly solar panels for commercial, industrial as well as domestic consumers. The exhibitors from other countries were of the opinion that they were having good business at the POGEE -2019. International group marketing head, Dr. Nodirjon Rasulov, representing Camfil Middle East, A Swiss based company, which are the global leaders in air filters and clean air solutions, said that ,” he sees lot of potential in Pakistani market for the technology his company is offering”. ” We were in Pakistani market for last 30 years and now we are here again in Pakistan, we see lots of potential in the local market as huge international investment in expected in coming years”
On 2nd day of the exhibition a large number of business professionals diplomats, foreign and commercial attaches, delegates, government officials, and industry leaders witnessed the technologies & product at display.
In concurrence of this three day event happening in Karachi at the expo centre, POGEE-2019 also featured a day long highly focused conference program that was aimed to bringing in South Asia’s energy industry into the limelight. POGEE conference offered an excellent platform for the exchange of views & information to the highly targeted audience from oil, gas and energy Industry.