MEPEC 2024

Aramco highlights importance of innovation and investment in people at MEPEC 2024

Wail A. al Jaafari urges continued investment in human resources to keep pace with advanced technologies.

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Wail A. Al Jaafari, Aramco’s executive vice president of Technical Services, stressed the importance of innovation in the field of process engineering during his speech at the sixth edition of the Middle East Process Engineering Conference and Exhibition (MEPEC 2024).


Jaafari said continued investment in human resources is needed to support the innovation of advanced technologies to keep pace with rapid changes in the business environment.


"At Aramco, we believe that there are outstanding innovators behind great innovations, and therefore we continue to provide training and educational programs throughout the course of careers, developing our engineers and employees to meet the challenges of rapid changes in the field of process engineering,” Jaafari said. 


“We look forward to the growth and prosperity of our business, while at the same time aspiring to achieve greater sustainability, and in light of the challenges, we need more efforts to re-engineer processes with the latest technologies to achieve safety and enhance the reliability we aspire to,” he added.


Aramco was the official sponsor and exclusive host of MEPEC 2024, which took part in the Kingdom for the first time.


MEPEC closed with 8,058 attendees from 1,500 organizations, 155 exhibitors from 26 countries, 92 sponsors and partners, and 240 speakers, culminating in over 2,600 learning hours.


The high-profile event brings together leaders in the fields of energy, petrochemicals, and public utilities to exchange ideas, experiences, and best practices, as well as to explore technical innovations. The conference is also an opportunity to connect industry leaders with academic experts and research centers.


Caption for top photo: Wail A. Al Jaafari highlights how digital transformation and investing in people’s skills are key to achieving excellence in process engineering at last week’s Middle East Process Engineering Conference and Exhibition. 


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