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IBC Committees hold joint meeting

January 27, 2017, 17:25

Paris hosted today a joint meeting of two Working Committees (the Modern Technologies and Prospective Oil and Gas Industry Projects Working Committee and the Information and Communications Working Committee) of the International Business Congress (IBC). The meeting was moderated by Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Clemens Blum, Executive Vice President of Industry Business of Schneider Electric.

The meeting, which was focused on developing efficient management systems for operational and technological processes in the oil and gas sector, brought together representatives of over 50 global industry leaders: Gazprom, Emerson, Honeywell, Kerui Group, Linde, Schneider Electric, Schlumberger, Siemens, Total, Uniper, Yokogawa, and others.

Particular attention was paid to technological developments in the field of LNG, as well as hydrocarbon production, transportation and processing in the context of process control systems automation. The meeting explored the possibilities of introducing smart technologies into oil and gas production and discussed the quality of management systems regulation and the use of aerospace technologies. In addition, the meeting addressed the issue of creating high-tech production management systems for large-scale LNG projects.

The next meeting of the Modern Technologies and Prospective Oil and Gas Industry Projects Working Committee will take place as part of the 22nd IBC General Meeting to be held on May 25–26, 2017, in Vienna. The central theme of the upcoming meeting is “Reliability as the main criterion of the development of new technologies for transporting gas from Yamal to Europe.”


The International Business Congress (IBC) is an international non-governmental and non-profit organization. The IBC consists of 126 members, including Gazprom, Sakhalin Energy, Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan Bank International, Mitsubishi, Mizuho Bank, Siemens, Shell, Statoil, Schneider Electric, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and others. The IBC membership comprises 28 countries.

The Congress deals with the practical aspects of economic cooperation and brings forward proposals on how to remove barriers and establish a favorable environment for safe and efficient entrepreneurial activities. The IBC operates through eight Working Committees: Energy; Industry, Innovations and Prospective Development; Law, Banking and Finance; Information and Communications; Ecology and Healthcare; Human Resources, Education and Science; Business Security; and Modern Technologies and Prospective Oil and Gas Industry Projects.


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