The inaugural World GTL Congress is being held in Doha 13–15 January 2013 at the St Regis Hotel under the patronage of His Excellency Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry and Chairman & Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum (QP). It will witness one of the industry’s largest ever assemblies of international experts and government representatives.

Organised by the International Quality & Productivity Center and hosted by Qatar Petroleum, the event will take place in an era when gas-to-liquids (GTL) is set to become the fuel of the future. It will also underline Qatar’s premier position within the global GTL industry.

Mr Ali Ahmed Ali Thani Al Suwaidi, Head of Events at QP, said:

The fact that the first-ever edition of this event will be held here in Doha effectively highlights the State of Qatar’s preeminent position as the world’s GTL capital. This also underscores the country’s leading role in further promoting the development of the industry as GTL products continue to be widely used worldwide.

Leading GTL experts are offering their advice and expertise to the congress organisers: Dr Ramzi Salman Abdul Hussain, Senior Advisor, QP; Rob Overtoom, Technology Manager of Pearl GTL, Qatar Shell GTL Limited; Niels Fabricius, Senior Technical Advisor, Qatar Shell Service Company; and Abdulla Al Naemi, Marketing Director of Refined Products, Qatar International Marketing Company Ltd (Tasweeq).

Other leading local and international companies supporting the event include:

  • Shell Qatar (Host Sponsor)
  • Oryx GTL (Lead Sponsor)
  • Tasweeq (Diamond Sponsor)
  • Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) (Silver Sponsor)
  • Veolia Water Solutions and Gasal & Air Liquide (Associate Sponsors)
  • Gulf Warehousing Company (Official Logistics Sponsor)
  • Qatar University (Official Education Partner)
  • Endress+Hauser, Texas A&M at Qatar, and College of the North Atlantic – Qatar (CNAQ) (Exhibitors)

Keep up to date with developments by checking the World GTL’s website