30 March –1 April 2021


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Welcome to OPEX MENA Virtual 2021!

OPEX MENA was launched in 2013 and is a high-level and interactive annual forum that provides organisations in the MENA region with access to current thought leadership and advanced methodologies for improving performance through strategies related to operational excellence and safety.

Supported by NOGA

For organisations involved in highly complex operations including oil, gas, chemicals and aluminium, the goals of attaining a high level of operational excellence and reaching a target of zero accidents, have always been closely intertwined.

OPEX MENA was launched in 2013 and is a high-level and interactive annual forum that provides organisations in the MENA region with access to current thought leadership and advanced methodologies for improving performance through strategies related to operational excellence.

In 2021, we will take a close look at safety leadership and management culture, as well as the very latest strategies, systems, tools and digital innovations that are available to support organisations on their OE journey.

Key Topics

The Link between Safety Excellence and Operational Excellence:

  • How safety culture, leadership and EHS initiatives drive Operational Excellence
  • Establishing a unified operational risk strategy
  • Management of Change to improve safety & uptime. Management of Organisational Change
  • Employee empowerment and the importance of proper training
  • Accomplishing Process Safety Excellence
  • Performance management/Performance improvement
  • Mergers and Acquisitions: How to navigate the merging of EHS cultures and achieve efficiencies
  • Business Excellence: Customer satisfaction, employee engagement and improving the long term sustainability of your business
  • Capacity Building: competency assurance

Harnessing Digital Innovation:

  • Why Digital Transformation matters and the role that culture plays in establishing a successful Digital Transformation framework
  • Disruptive Technologies: what is coming next?
  • The Data Revolution: machine learning, predictive maintenance, supply chain optimization, cost optimization, production stability
  • Make better use of digital capabilities aimed at improving business processes
  • Cybersecurity for process systems and data

Improve the Safety, Performance and Profitability of your Asset:

  • Making reliability your business strategy
  • Are best maintenance practices critical to success?
  • The challenges of implementing Total Productive Maintenance
  • How to drive predictive asset management
  • Asset Integrity from a safety perspective
  • Lower costs, reduce downtime, increase production and asset utilization, and drive efficiency with intelligent asset management (IAM)
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Who Should Attend

OPEX MENA is designed for C-Level and Senior Management in all disciplines from the oil, gas, petrochemicals and complex manufacturing sectors.

The event is also highly beneficial for manufacturing and technical personnel: Operational Excellence personnel, Operations Managers, Turnaround and Maintenance Managers, HSE Leaders and Department Heads, Production, Process and Reliability Engineers, Shift Supervisors and Operational Support Staff and indeed all personnel who drive Safety and Operational Excellence in their function.

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Virtual Platform

Virtual Is Easier to Attend



  • Schedule your OWN AGENDA
  • View the presentations in REAL-TIME and get involved in the discussions
  • Watch ON-DEMAND at any time
  • Schedule meetings in time that fits you
  • Connections


  • View the full list of attendees
  • Request 1-2-1 video meetings
  • Interact at the virtual stands


  • Reduced virtual registration fees
  • Costs of travel and accommodation are eliminated
  • Attractive prices for Exhibiting
EPC Event Platform


  • Video Wall - opens your welcome video, other videos can also be uploaded to view
  • Avatar or photo of a stand representative is clickable and open private chat window
  • Open public chat at your virtual stand
  • Products/Services Wall - downloadable PDFs, brochures, presentations, photos
  • Logo with link to the exhibitor's website
  • Group telecom presented as a Sponsored Break-Out Room available for Sponsors
  • Attractive incentives for those who visit all stands

Past Conferences

On 25th and 26th March 2019, representatives from diverse industry sectors including oil, gas, petrochemicals, construction and manufacturing gathered at the Gulf Safety Forum to discuss strategies for continuous improvement of safety procedures as well as share successful case studies and roadmaps towards achieving the goal of zero accidents. The forum kicked off with the third edition of the GSF Safety Award which was presented by H.E. Shaikh Mohammed to this year’s winner – Saudi Aramco Power Systems.
On the 27th and 28th March, participants discussed best practices for creating competitive advantage and maximizing profitability of their assets. The sixth edition of the OPEX MENA conference included presentations by leading operators: ADNOC Refining, Bapco, ENOC, GPIC, MOL Group, Orpic, KIPIC, Saudi Aramco, Satorp, Sipchem as well as cutting-edge consultants and service providers such as Dekra, DuPont Sustainable Solutions, Honeywell and Solomon Associates.

Media Partners

Research Partner

Oxford Business Group

Contact the Organisers

+971 (0)4 421 4642      svetlana@europetro-me.com