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Jonathan to speak at OTC



Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, is expected to discuss the role of local content in preventing conflicts in the Niger Delta region at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) coming in Houston, Texas next month.

According to Marak Alliance, United States, the opening address of the Conference will be delivered by a representative of Secretary Rick Perry, United States Secretary of Energy.

The keynote speaker, SABIC’s Vice President of local content, Fuad Mosa, will discuss the NUSANED (meaning support) initiative launched in 2017 to achieve SABIC’s first integrated localization agenda and local industry development.

SABIC, a diamond sponsor of the Conference, is a global leader in diversified chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and manufactures commodity and high-performance plastics, agri-nutrients and metals on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific.

NUSANED, SABIC’s national initiative to support Saudi vision 2030, aims to enable and support new investment, private sector growth, develop local workforce capabilities, transfer and localize opportunities, technology transformation and attract foreign investment to Saudi Arabia with emphasis on SME’s development.

SABIC is well positioned to provide support to investors by leveraging its extensive knowledge of industry and team of experts and advice investors on the best way to achieve mandated local content targets.

Chairman/Chief Execitive Officer, (the National Oil Company, Republic of Mozambique), Mr. Omar Mitha, will present a keynote speech on how local content will encourage foreign investment as well as develop local capabilities and industries in Mozambique.

Papers and panel sessions will involve speakers including Roger Tissot; Nelson Narciso Filho, President at NNF Energy Consultancy (former director of ANP); Prof. Engobo Emeseh, Head of Law School at University of Bradford; AFDB representative, Charles Nyirahuku; Dr. Miriam Grunstein, scholar at the Mexico Center, Baker’s Institute of Public Policy; Luis Miranda, Director of Miranda Alliance Business Development LLC, Prof. Marcelo Neuman (Argentina), Gosia Nowakowska-Miller of the International Finance Corporation and Jorge Aviles of TransAlta. Please visit event’s website for more details on speakers.

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