Now in its 16th year, Insight to MENA at OTC, the welcome reception that kicks off 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.
The event, scheduled for May 6th in Texas, USA, welcomes over 1000 energy executives who network with their global counterparts to gain insight into business opportunities, make personal introductions, and pave the way for mutual economic partnerships.
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.
“With recent reports indicating that the pattern of global trade is increasingly influenced by the rapidly growing Asian economies, we are thrilled to welcome delegations from Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam to this year’s event, and look forward to exploring trade opportunities with them.”
The Bilateral US-Arab Chamber is an exclusive membership-based network of international business leadership that works to establish strategic connections between the United States and Middle East/North Africa (MENA) for the purpose of fostering economic growth, educational advancement and cultural understanding. Founded in 1997 by Aida Araissi, the not-for-profit Bilateral Chamber creates access, strategic options and positive results for its members by facilitating relationships with key decision-makers, helping to navigate through the complex field of international trade, and producing effective programming including trade missions, conferences, and educational exchange initiatives.
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