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Saudi Aramco has agreed to become the Titanium Sponsor for the ISA EMEA Automation Conference and Exhibition 2013. The five day event, which will be held in Saudi Arabia from 7-11 December 2013 at the Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Towers, will be the first full-scale conference and tradeshow in the Gulf region that will be dedicated for process automation. The event will focus on measurement and control latest technologies through a 5-day technical conference, product exhibition and training courses.

Saudi Aramco is a fully integrated, global petroleum, gas and chemicals enterprise and a world leader in exploration, production, refining, distribution, shipping and marketing for the hydrocarbon industry. Saudi Aramco’s sponsorship will provide added value opportunities and financial integrity to the event, and is a critical enabler to hold such event that will provide a forum for technical exchange and professional networking.

The event will be organized by the Saudi Arabian Section of ISA, International Society of Automation (, which is the leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation.  The technical credibility provided by ISA will feature a lineup of educational sessions led by industry leaders from around the globe, sharing their thoughts and views about the newest trends in equipment, practice, technology and research. It will also enable companies to demonstrate their products and services related to the Process Automation field. 

Commenting on Saudi Aramco’s decision to be the Prime Sponsor of this international event, Mr. Hussain Al-Qahtani, Manager of Process and Control Systems Department,  "Saudi Aramco’s sponsorship is a reflection of its strong commitment to the professional development of Saudi workforce and to the local content strategy." Mr. Al-Qahtani added "Saudi Aramco has always been a strong supporter to the various local chapters of international professional societies and to technical conferences like the ISA EMEA Automation Conference and Exhibition. We believe such events add value and help in the development of our workforce." 

The event seeks to create mutually beneficial partnerships with dedicated companies, organizations, and individuals who are aligned with and support the society’s corporate values and mission. It will be attended by regional and international experts and decision makers, who will share their experiences, visions and solutions to the challenges of measurement and control in complex industrial environments.

Luay Al Awami, President of the Saudi Arabian Section of ISA, commented on Saudi Aramco’s support as an example that other sponsors will follow:

"The ISA is confident that participating organizations will not only gain important recognition and distinction for their involvement in the conference, but will also enjoy a prime opportunity to interact face-to-face with clients, suppliers, key decisions-makers, influential leaders, industry experts, and potential business partners."

The event promises to attract hundreds of delegates from various end user companies and vendors across the Middle East and beyond. It also offers a unique opportunity for automation professionals, equipment manufacturers and service providers to build their business network, meet industry leaders, learn from the best in the profession and explore the latest products and most recent innovations and technologies.

Mohammed Loch, President & CEO of DMS Global

Mohammed Loch, President & CEO, of DMS Global, who are managing the exhibition as well as the marketing and logistics for the event, shared his thoughts on the benefits of Saudi Aramco’s involvement.

"The ISA is the leading body for Automation Standards which already gave the event huge technical credibility.  Saudi Aramco taking the lead as the Titanium Sponsor now gives the event the industry credibility it deserves and will no doubt inspire the whole automation sector to take part in this unique gathering."


Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation ( is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of the Automation Federation ( The Saudi Arabia Section of ISA (ISA-SAS) was officially formed on October 24, 1980  under Saudi Aramco support.

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