HOUSTON– The inaugural International Conference of the Rice Global Engineering & Construction (E&C) Forum is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at Total’s Paris headquarters.
Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian will be the featured speaker at the reception and banquet on Monday, March 18. Founding director of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, Djerejian is considered by many world leaders to be a preeminent authority on the complex political, security, economic, religious, and ethnic issues in the Middle East and South Asia.
He will headline a day-long program of world-class speakers addressing challenging and provocative issues confronting global E&C companies in 2013 and beyond. Senior executives who have agreed to join the program titled “The Changing Engineering & Construction Market” include:
Nabal Al-Dabal,Managing Director, Aramco Overseas Co.
Yves-Louis Darricarrère, President of Exploration & Production, Total
Loic des Deserts, Chairman & CEO, Doris Engineering
Dr. Michael Economides, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Houston
Alan Gelder, Head of Oils Research, Wood Mackenzie
Roy Oelking, Group President, Hydrocarbons, KBR
Mark Peters, Vice President, PennWell Publishing
Thierry Pilenko, Chairman and CEO, Technip
Umberto Vergine, CEO, Saipem SpA
Tevin Vongvanich, President and CEO, PTT Exploration and Production PCL.
For more information about the Rice Global E&C Forum’s inaugural International Conference, please visithttp://www.forum.rice.edu/upcoming-events/international-forum-2013/.