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 Bilateral Chamber Advisory Board News

Welcoming New Board Member

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The Bilateral Chamber leadership and team are pleased to welcome Daniel Wieczynski, Vice President - Europe/Caspian/Middle East, ExxonMobil Production Company. We look forward to Daniel's participation on our distinguished Board of Advisors and invite you to click here to view his bio.

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Marathon President and CEO,
Lee Tillman, Appointed Chairman

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On behalf of the entire leadership and team at the Bilateral Chamber, we offer our heartfelt congratulations to our esteemed Advisory Board Member, Lee M. Tillman, on his recent promotion as Marathon Oil Chairman. Click here to read the official press release.

Upcoming Programs

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February 13, 2019 | Cairo, Egypt

Women in Energy Panel: Why the Time is Right for Egypt, North Africa and the Mediterranean to Capitalize on its Biggest Assets


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 Aida Araissi
Bilateral Chamber
  Pakinam Kafafi
TAQA Arabia

  Iman Hill
Oil & Gas

  Colby Fuser
Vice President
Egypt & Libya

The Women in Energy Conference, taking place during EGYPS 2019 Week
(February 11-13), will convene global women leaders, executives, and forward-thinking innovators to champion for workplace diversity and inclusion. This full-day conference will be marked with engaging panel discussions on timely topics that include the following, among many others:

  • Empowering women in the Egypt, North Africa and Mediterranean oil and gas sector: quotas, training programs, graduate hires – understanding the right way forward
  • The role of men in advancing women within the oil and gas sector: why it is time to share responsibility and create change
  • How are digital fluency and gender parity in the workforce interconnected, and why should this interconnection matter to oil and gas companies and oil producing and consuming countries?
  • Analyzing the impact of digital fluency for SMEs and female entrepreneurs: from awareness to running the business to hard-hitting bottom lines
For more information on how you can be involved in the annual EGYPS conference, please contact us at

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Leadership Insight Series: Libya
February 21, 2019 | Houston, Texas

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The Libyan government has earmarked $50 billion in this year’s budget to upgrade outdated facilities and improve its oil and gas production and downstream operations. With better infrastructure, Libya could achieve its plan to expand oil output to 2mb/d by 2022. To that end, the Libyan House of Representatives has issued a decree to send high-level decision-makers to discuss current and upcoming commercial opportunities in Libya’s oil sector, infrastructure projects, and much more.

The Bilateral Chamber is pleased to invite you to join us for a roundtable discussion on the current state of affairs in Libya from the perspective of a member of the Libyan Parliament and from the Libyan Governor representative to OPEC.

Guest Speakers:​
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 Mohamed Bin Kialeel
Member of Libyan Parliament & Deputy Chairman of the Finance Committee in the House of Representatives
  Mohamed Oun
Libyan Governor

Program Agenda
  8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
 Program:   9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
 Opportunity for 1:1 Meetings:
  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

To request an official invitation to join this timely dialogue and/or become a sponsor, please email Ms. Sukejna Kovacevic at

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2019 U.S.- Algeria Energy Forum
March 7, 2019 | Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston

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The Bilateral Chamber is pleased to invite you to join us, along with the Minister of Energy, the Algerian Ambassador to the United States and the CEO of Sonatrach for the 12th Annual 2019 US-Algeria Energy Forum

Honored Speakers:

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H.E. Mustapha Guitouni
Minister of Energy
The People's Democratic Republic
of Algeria

  Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour
   H.E. Madjid Bouguerra
Ambassador to the U.S.
The People's Democratic Republic
of Algeria

Additional Speakers:
  • Mohamed Arkab, President & CEO, Sonelgaz
  • Arzeki Hocini, President, Alnaft
  • CEOs of ENSP, ENTP and ENAFOR  

Program Agenda
 Registration:   8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
 Forum:   9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Networking Reception:
  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Space is limited, pre-registration is required.

Registration Fees

Platinum Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

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Sponsorship opportunities are still available and, among other benefits, include the opportunity to host the delegation for a private meeting. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Mrs. Lucy Graham at

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Healthcare Technology & Health Services Trade Mission
to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Qatar

April 6-11, 2019

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The Bilateral Chamber is pleased to support the U.S. Department of Commerce and the  International Trade Administration (ITA) as they lead a Healthcare Technology & Health Services Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar on April 6-11, 2019. These three countries share many similarities, including growing populations and increasing rates of chronic disease. Each government has committed significant resources to modernize their respective healthcare systems, and U.S. companies are well suited to help implement the next generation of healthcare delivery solutions needed in these markets.

This trade mission will introduce U.S. firms to the rapidly expanding healthcare sectors in these three countries and will assist them in pursuing opportunities in this sector. 

Mission participants will have the opportunity to: 
  • Gain access to first-hand market information, and one-on-one meetings with business contacts, including potential partners, as well as government officials.
  • Position themselves to enter or expand their presence in the Saudi, Kuwaiti, and Qatari markets.
  • Learn about new healthcare policies and how they can be translated to U.S. export opportunities.
  • Access government decision makers and key private-sector industry contacts.

Registration Fees
  Small and medium- sized enterprises
  Large companies
  One additional company/association representative

Registration Deadline: February 15, 2019

For more information on how your company can register, please contact Mrs. Lucy Graham at

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The China Midstream Gas Infrastructure RTM itinerary will focus on U.S. equipment and services for development of China's midstream gas sector, including processing, storage, marketing and transportation of gas, with a focus on NGL and liquified natural gas (LNG) related midstream infrastructure.

For more information on how your company can participate in, or become a sponsor, for the China Midstream Gas Infrastructure RTM, please contact Mrs. Eliza Chon at

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We invite you to stay tuned for more information on how you can reserve your place at our 22nd annual flagship series of OTC-week VIP events.

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For more information on sponsorship opportunities that afford direct access to decision-makers and global leaders, please email Mrs. Lucy Graham at 

Program Highlights
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January 28-30, 2019 | Dubai, UAE

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In Partnership With:
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