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Issue 04/2016

Upcoming global events

Smart Cities and hydropower on the agenda

The IEC regularly supports key global and regional industry events, which can present the IEC endorsement on their website and materials.

Issue 04/2012

Successful beyond expectations

Dubai 2012 Conference marks launch of IECEx in the Gulf

The 2012 ‘IECEX International Conference: Equipment and Services in Explosive Atmospheres’ was held in Dubai, UAE (United Arab Emirates) on 20-21 March, marking the launch of the IECEx in the Gulf. The conference was organized by ESMA (Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology) in collaboration with IECEx and UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe).

This original article was published in Hazardous Area International, a media sponsor of the Dubai conference.

Issue 03/2012

Building on experience

IECEx International Conference in Dubai addresses safety issues in the Ex field

The 2012 IECEx International Conference on Equipment and Services in Explosive Atmospheres took place in Dubai, UAE (United Arab Emirates) on 20-21 March. Holding about 10% of the world oil reserves and 20% of natural gas resources, the United Arab Emirates was a natural location for this conference.

Issue 01/2012

A first for Dubai and the Middle East

IECEx international conference addresses overall safety in Ex field

The oil and gas industry makes a large contribution to the financial well-being of middle-eastern economies. All countries in the region have huge oil and gas resources. Oil producing and processing operations are well established, and the gas industry sector is expanding rapidly. This also means that a great number of people are employed by oil and gas companies, either directly on the production and processing side of the business or in repair and maintenance.

Issue 08/2011

Dubai to host major IECEx event

First IECEx International Conference in the Middle East

Middle Eastern countries that have a large number of oil producing and processing operations are expressing a strong interest in IECEx, the IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres. To help educate interested parties about the System and learn how the region can benefit from it, ESMA (Emirates Authority for Standardization & Metrology) has taken the initiative and approached IECEx to host a major event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.