Abu Dhabi – MENA Herald: dmg events, an international exhibitions company, has promoted Jean-Philippe Cossé to the position of Vice President for the company’s Middle East and Asia Energy Division. Prior to his promotion, he served as the Event Director for the company’s leading oil and gas event, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) and has led it to a remarkable success in the past three years. As the head of the region’s Energy portfolio, Cossé will oversee ADIPEC, Middle East Heavy Oil Congress, and the Middle East Refining & Petrochemical Conference along with the region’s leading audited oil and gas publication ‘Pipeline Middle East.’  

As ADIPEC’s Event Director, Cossé ensured the growth of the event while remaining relevant to the changing demands of the industry. Under his leadership, ADIPEC grew nearly 30 per cent in 2015 in gross area, 25 per cent increase in visitors, and 9.7 per cent in exhibiting companies in comparison to 2014. Cosse’s past experience include working on large scale events such as GITEX Technology Week, World Travel Market and Arabian Travel Market. He worked as a Senior Manager – Sales & Sector Development, GITEX Technology Week for the Dubai World Trade Centre and Sales Manager, Reed Travel Exhibitions for the World Travel Market and Arabian Travel Market. He has also worked with Standard & Poors’ Insurance Rating Division as the Key Account Manager. Cossé has a Master’s Degree in International Politics with Specialization in Chinese Foreign Policy from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies.

Geoff Dickinson, CEO, dmg events – Middle East & Asia, said: “Jean-Philippe brings with him over 15 years of extensive professional experience which has helped him grow ADIPEC into one of the world’s most prominent and important meeting points for the oil & gas industry. He is an asset to the company and I congratulate him on a well-deserved promotion. We look forward to expanding the portfolio into new emerging and frontier markets to provide a critical platform for professionals to discuss matters impacting the industry and identify new and alternate opportunities.”

dmg events owns and operates one of the largest portfolio’s of oil & gas events across the world, covering the UAE, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Columbia, Singapore, Kenya, Switzerland, China, and Chile. ADIPEC, one of the world’s most significant oil & gas gatherings, recently became an annual event and a must-attend show in the Middle East. It now attracts over 90,000 attendees, more than 6,300 delegates, and nearly 600 speakers in 42,000 net meters of event space.  

“With continuing fluctuation surrounding the oil and gas industry, the Middle East region remains one of the most attractive markets where business can still be done.  As one of the world’s most important oil and gas events, ADIPEC 2015 welcomed over 94,000 attendees and reinforced the opportunities that exist within the region. Looking ahead to 2016, we will build on our portfolio of energy events such as the Women in Industry Forum that is set to take place in Abu Dhabi in May 2016, whilst at the same time, ensure that ADIPEC continues to evolve and address the needs and requirements of the industry that we serve,” concluded Cossé.