Tuesday 12th April 2016
07:00 - 08:00 Registration & Welcome Breakfast 08:00 - 09:15 Session 4: Economic Diversification and Growth of the Private Sector
Latest steps being taken in economic reform and diversification
How do we put the mechanisms and legislation in place to improve the investment climate and facilitate private sector participation?
SME development as key to promoting long-term economic diversification
The role of the private sector in the transformation of the energy industry, where do the opportunities lie? What do the renewable energy options mean for national economic diversification?
The best models of public-private cooperation.
09:15 - 11:00 Session 5: The Long-term Vision for Downstream: Capitalising on the Opportunities
The roadmap for downstream development: how do the projects fit into the overall strategy for Kuwait? What role does downstream play in Kuwait’s path to economic diversification?
Routes to successful integration of the downstream value chain
Driving forward domestic refinery projects through collaboration and innovation. Solutions to increase productivity whilst complying with the latest environmental standards
What do service companies have to offer projects in terms of innovation, competitiveness and affordability?
How can Kuwait take advantage of downstream expansion opportunities in Asia and Europe?
11:00 - 11:30 Networking Coffee 11:30 - 12:45 Session 6: Investing in the Next Generation
Boosting performance and local capacity through knowledge transfer. What progress has been made in creating and sustaining a world-class workforce development programme
What more needs to be done to bridge the skills gap? How do we prepare for the future today and bring on the next generation of oil sector workers?
Experience investing in human resources and skills: Best practice in workforce development and transferring knowledge
12:45 - 13:00 Concluding Remarks 13:00 - 14:30 Networking Lunch 14:30 Close of Summit
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