Welcome Message from
IES Chairman, Exhibition Organizer
Mr. Piero A. Zipoli
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 6th MOC Mediterranean Offshore Conference & Exhibition, the last of a successful series of events that in the last decade have joined under the same roof the Mediterranean and International oil industry.
Since its first edition in 2000 MOC has gained the attention of the international oil & gas industry becoming one of the more important event in the Mediterranean region.
MOC event was born as a result of the common strategy of OMC Offshore Mediterranean Conference Italy and the Egyptian Petroleum Sector aimed to establish a twinship between the Northern and the Southern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, by creating a direct link and a professional exchange between Ravenna and Alexandria, respectively the hosting cities of OMC and MOC.
Through the years MOC has become an international meeting for the oil & gas industry attracting several of the industry’s major players to Egypt, showing an unexpected growth, increasing every year: 1433 attendees and 56 exhibiting companies in 2000 compared to over 5200 attendees in 2008, and 226 exhibiting companies in the current edition witness this growth in the relevance and recognition of the value of MOC. The figure of 226 companies participating to MOC 2010 increases by 12% the number of exhibitors on 2008 and for the first time in MOC history, 3 national groups are exhibiting: the Chinese, the Italian and the Scottish national groups. Exhibiting companies come from 20 nations worldwide : Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, China, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Italy, Norway, Republic Ireland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, U.A.E., U.S.A., United Kingdom.
So far we can proudly say that given the challenges currently facing the industry, MOC is able to offer every two years this platform for key industry professionals, specialists and decision makers, from across the Mediterranean region and beyond, an event where they can meet, network, learn and strengthen relationships.
The MOC 2010 Exhibition Organizer wishes our valued delegates, visitors, speakers and exhibitors a very successful event.
Mr. Piero A. Zipoli
MOC 2010 Exhibition Organizer