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Forging a new energy future

Kuala Lumpur, 23 June, 2019 — Disruptive forces and the rapid changes in technology breakthroughs are driving fundamental structural changes within the global energy industry. How does the oil and gas business prepare for what will be a new energy future?

The 20th Asia Oil and Gas Conference (AOGC) which is due to open at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on June 24th will address this very issue by featuring a number of topics which will help companies reassess their own strategies for the challenging years ahead.

This most anticipated conference which is once again hosted by PETRONAS, has become one of the “go to” event for executives within the international Oil and Gas industry, underlining the importance of Malaysia as the energy hub for Asia.

The theme of AOGC 2019 is “Forging A New Energy Future” and “the subjects for discussion will be significantly different this year compared to previous events. Reflecting current industry concerns, the conference will direct its attention to the shift in the global energy landscape, especially the increase in cleaner sources of energy including renewable energy sources, said the AOGC 2019 Conference Chairman Mohd Yusri Mohamed Yusof, who is also the Vice President of Refining & Trading, PETRONAS.

“There will also be a focus on the use of technology and how the industry can be decarbonised together with maximising the value of oil and gas output. With high level discussions between the speakers, industry leaders and policymakers and an abundance of networking opportunities at the exhibition and social events, AOGC 2019 promises to be one event that you will not want to miss,” added Mohd Yusri.

In the usual tradition, the Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will officially open AOGC 2019, at 9am on June 24th at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, where he will deliver his keynote address.

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will be accompanied at the opening of AOGC by Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, President & Group Chief Executive Officer, PETRONAS.

Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Bin Ali, Minister of Economic Affairs of Malaysia, will also be giving a special address at the AOGC 2019.

“For the past 19 editions, AOGC has been an effective avenue to facilitate valuable information exchanges and high-level business networking platforms for industry professionals. This year’s AOGC will deliver even more quality networking opportunities through our signature social events such as the Network Reception, the PETRONAS Welcome Reception and the AOGC golf event. On the exhibition front we now have more than 80 companies from around the world participating and AOGC hopes to get brilliant minds together to generate conversations to spur innovation that will last into the future,” Mohd Yusri said.

About Asia Oil and Gas Conference

The Asia Oil and Gas Conference (AOGC) was first held in 1996 and has since become a biennial gathering and platform for networking opportunities and forging business partnerships amongst the oil and gas fraternity in the Asia-Pacific region.

Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), the national oil and gas corporation of Malaysia, has taken the lead to host this premier event.

Over the years the conference has evolved into an important gathering for key industry leaders, industry experts and specialists, along with key decision-makers, to reflect on current issues, exchange ideas and opinions, discuss and deliberate challenges and solutions confronting the oil and gas industry. The conference has also become a platform for key industry players to strategically and effectively positions themselves in the wake of daunting challenges.

AOGC 2019 is sponsored by Saudi Aramco, Sapura Energy Berhad, Shell, Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad, Synergy Energy, Zen Rock, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mubadala Petroleum, ConocoPhillips, JXTG Group, PTT Group, S&P Global Platts, TechnipFMC and Total, among others.

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