4th Lebanon International Oil & Gas Summit

24 April 2018

4th LIOG-2018 Summit: A Milestone in Developing Lebanon’s Petroleum Sector


With the awarding of two maritime blocks offshore Lebanon (4 and 9) and the signing of the first exploration and production (E&P) contracts with the consortium composed of TOTAL S.A, ENI International BV and JSC NOVATEK, the 4th Lebanon International Oil & Gas Summit (4th LIOG-2018) has been launched to consolidate its pivotal role in the development of the country’s promising petroleum sector.  


After the remarkable success of its three previous editions since 2012, LIOG 2018 will return to Beirut 24-25 April 2018 at the Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand Hotel.


Held under the patronage of the Lebanese Minister of Energy and Water, HE Eng. Cesar Abi Khalil, the summit gained unprecedented support by public and private organisations in Lebanon and around the world. It is designed to promote investment and business opportunities in the Lebanese oil and gas sector and across the associated service industry and supply chain.


4th LIOG 2018 coincides this year  with the great and successful progress in Lebanon’s first bidding round and will certainly provide all participants with the best possible platform for insightful information and debate, and dedicated networking opportunities for purposeful meetings and building partnerships.”


4th LIOG 2018 will highlight this important progress and showcase the highly advanced world-class regulatory and operational frameworks for this nascent industry. It is expected to attract over 500 delegates and 35 speakers from 25 countries representing over 200 local and international companies and organisations, and to become a milestone on the road of developing Lebanon’s petroleum industry. Centred around the theme, “Promoting Lebanon’s dynamic and inspiring opportunities”, it will cover important topics including: 


·        An industry and market update showcasing potentials and recent achievements

·        Investment opportunities and returns throughout the value chain

·        An in-depth understanding of the opportunities associated with possible facilities and infrastructure projects which will be needed for the development of the sector


The program and a full list of speakers can be found in the event website:


In addition to the awarded exploration and production (E&P) companies, participants are expected to include a wide range of service providers including; drilling and well service contractors, pipeline services and maintenance, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors, banks and insurers, specialised law firms, specialised IT and telecommunications companies, HSE consultants and suppliers, suppliers of work accessories; recruitment agencies and more.


The Lebanon International Oil & Gas Summit will also offer a dedicated networking area with reserved spaces for sponsoring and supporting companies and organisations, as well as an exclusive area for individual business-meetings available to all participants.


This year, the Summit has given the stage to ACAL to present the strengths of Lebanon’s insurance industry and its ability to meet the insurance needs of the emerging energy sector in Lebanon. The Summit will have a full plenary session on insurance and risk mitigation in its programme.


LIOG 2018 represents a unique chance for ACAL member to move forward in a practical manner to capture a sizable share in this market, through meeting and networking with industry leaders, and having a deeper understanding of the market dynamics and needs


The 4th LIOG-2018 Summit is jointly organized by UK-based Global Events Partners Ltd (GEP) and its Lebanese co-organizing partner, Planners and Partners sal. GEP is affiliated to the dmg::events network, which organizes some of the world’s largest oil and gas business events, and is a subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc, one of the largest media companies in the UK.