GCC Energy Transition Market webinar: Opportunities & market entry for Dutch businesses

Online Webinars

With a special focus on new developments in the sector
An exclusive market briefing for Dutch businesses


The Dutch Missions in the Gulf region in partnership with the Association of Dutch Suppliers in the Offshore Energy Industry (IRO) and Middle East business intelligence experts, MEED, will be hosting the first briefing in the GCC Energy Transition Webinar Series.

The webinar will be on Thursday 24 September at 10:00 am CET (12:00 pm-1:30 pm Dubai time).
We would be delighted if you could join us for this exclusive gathering of Dutch businesses and to hear some expert market insights and data from the MEED team.


The world is undoubtedly in a period of transition. Governments, industries and organizations across the globe are reflecting on how to ‘build back better’ from the COVID-19 pandemic with resilience, equity and sustainability in mind. The current low oil and gas prices have fueled discussions about the need to accelerate the energy transition. Despite their abundant oil and gas resources, many Gulf states have taken proactive steps towards energy diversification.

This briefing, the first of 3 webinars in the series, looks at general and macro trends in the Gulf energy market and how it is adapting to a sector going through a period of substantial change. It will look at the key opportunities in the market and assess how Dutch companies can benefit from the $100 billion-plus current and future pipeline of oil and gas projects.

Who should attend

Dutch businesses and SMEs with an interest in doing business in and with the Gulf energy sector.


10:00 – Introduction and welcome – Ed James, briefing moderator, and Tjerk Suurenbroek, Business Development Manager IRO

10:05 – Presentation on the Gulf Energy Market  – Ed James, Director of Content, MEED Projects.
The Gulf energy sector in facts and figures, including:

  • Macro-level overview of the Gulf oil and gas projects market; key drivers, players, facts and figures
  • How the market is changing and adapting to the global energy transition
  • Identification and description of key project opportunities in the market covering major current and future projects onshore and offshore
  • Overview of the top 10 contractors, consultants and clients in each market in terms of work planned or under way
  • Current and future market sizing
  • Challenges facing international businesses entering and doing business in the region and how to overcome them

10:40 – Q&A on presentation and attendee poll

10:45 – Introducing the Netherlands Energy Technology Platform – Roeland Kollen, Head of Regional Business Development team at Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Gulf region and Erik Nijveld, Managing Partner & Cofounder at Technology Catalogue

10:55 – Interview discussion with successful international contractor – Barry Grant, IMEA Hub Sales Manager for Automation & Chemicals & Refining Business, ABB, moderated by Ed James

  • Discussion and Q&A with international engineering and technology company ABB on its experience on doing business in the Gulf energy market and learning about its key success factors

11:10 – How Dutch businesses can be supported – Gazizah Bahmany, Middle East Business Development Manager at RVO

11:15 – Q&A Session: a chance for attendees to ask questions of the speakers – moderated by Ed James

11:30 – Close event


Please click on this link.
Virtual Platform: Zoom.
If you would like to confirm a place for yourself or a colleague, we request you to register by 20 September.

We look forward to seeing you at the briefing.