Getenergy VTEC MENA 2016 Agenda – 5th December
12:30 - 16:30

Exhibitors set-up in the Learning Arena

13:00 - 15:00

Iraq Study Group – opportunities in education & training

Despite the impact of security challenges, governing complexities and the price of oil, there are significant education and training opportunities in Iraq and the KRI as the recruitment, training and development of locals remains a major priority.
Drawing upon experiences from oil and gas companies, government and the education/training community we discuss:
- How different companies are approaching local capacity development
- Opportunities for training organisations to support the upstream industry
- How public education institutions can form partnerships and better align with industry needs
- Current training and education priorities in Iraq and the KRI
- How curriculum, standards and assessments can aid companies in quality assurance
- Government approaches to supporting the alignment between industry, education & training
- Quantifying the skills needs faced by the E&P sector in Iraq and the KRI
- How shortfalls in STEM, HSE and English language should be addressed

15:00 - 17:00

Iran Study Group – the opening of a market

Since the removal of sanctions, Iran has increased production by more than 25%, creating an enormous opportunity for growth, modernisation and workforce development, both within the government, national and international companies.
NIOC (National Iranian Oil Company) has over 100,000 employees and some 30 affiliated companies. Whilst there are a significant number of education & training institutions in Iran, the country requires modern training, technology and practices to meet advances within the international oil & gas sector.
The upgrade of training to international standards will require significant international input and new partnerships to be formed, drawing on international expertise in accreditation & certification, learning technologies, experiences and pedagogical approaches. Areas to develop modern E&P practices of focus include, management training, human resources, competency assurance, HSE, language and soft skills, simulation technologies, technical training and many others.

17:00 - 19:00

Exhibitor, Sponsor and Speaker Exchange

The exhibitor exchange – a fun networking opportunity for all exhibiting companies to meet each other and pick up some tips on how to make the most of their participation.