Tamilnadu Engineers Forum (TEF) organized its 7th Technological Innovations Conference & Exhibition (TICE), and 1st Engineering Excellence award ceremony on the 2 and 3 November at the Radisson Blu Hotel under the theme ‘Challenges – Challenge with Innovations’. The event was patronized by Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) and EQUATE.
KNPC CEO Mohammad Ghazi Al Mutairi inaugurated the exhibition on 2 November and visited the exhibition booths, during which he was informed about the technology innovations by the exhibitors.
Speaking on the occasion, Al Mutairi called the Engineering Award ceremony and exhibition an important engineering forum in the country. He pointed out that Indian engineers were making significant contribution to the oil sector here and Kuwait was proud of their engagement in the sector. He also noted such events were a good example of voluntary social contributions by TEF members and wished them all the luck in their future endeavors.
TEF’s 1st Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) recognized projects, firms and professionals that demonstrated an exceptional degree of engineering excellence in terms of innovation, complexity, achievement and value, contributing to the development and growth of the industry. Awards were given to companies in different categories and it was the first ever recognition by an association to engineering firms in the country.
On 3 November, KNPC Deputy CEO of Shuaiba Refinery Muthlaq Al Azmi inaugurated the exhibition, and in his speech applauded the efforts of the organizing committee and commended in particular the contribution of Indian community for assisting in the growth of Kuwait.
National Petroleum Services Company (NAPESCO) Deputy Chairman and Managing Director Khalid Hamadhan Al Saif gave the keynote address to a gathering of VIP’s, delegates, special invitees, guests from the Ministries, Corporate companies and Engineering organizations.
During the two-day conference, 22 technical presentations were made by presenters who outlined various innovative technologies, highlighted pioneering solutions to technical and management challenges in addition to providing inventive answers to queries raised by the participants. Twenty six exhibitors displayed a variety of products in their booths and held discussions with visitors on various pertinent subjects.
The EEA event witnessed visits by several important guests, including KPC CEO Nizar M. Al – Adsani, who was joined by senior management from KOC, KNPC, EQUATE and other major service providers. On the second day, KNPC CEO Mohammad Ghazi Al-Mutairi graced the occasion accompanied by Indian Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission and Councilor Shubashis Goldar, who presented his felicitations for the event to the large gathering.