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GE Gas Power has organised the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) Partnership Summit 2021 to continue its commitment to strengthen collaborations with regional suppliers
Representatives of up to 220 organisations from over 30 countries attended the event, which was held under the theme “Grow Global Reach, Drive Regional Impact”.
Joseph Anis, president and CEO of GE Gas Power Europe, Middle East and Africa said, “At GE, we are driven by the vision of a world that works better, and our suppliers are critical partners in helping us realise this goal. We remain committed to growing local entrepreneurship and strengthening the regional supplier ecosystem across the power sector because by cooperating closely, we can find better, faster, and more economical solutions to address our customers’ needs. In doing so, we can all grow faster together, while contributing towards economic diversification, job creation, and national development objectives.”
The Partnership Summit is held annually and enables participants to identify the opportunities and address the challenges of delivering cleaner, more accessible energy that people depend on across the region. This year’s event had a special focus on adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic and a rapidly evolving energy landscape focused on addressing the need for more sustainable, affordable, and reliable power. It was organised as a week-long virtual forum that included broadcasts, online trainings, an interactive question and answer session, as well as one-on-one meetings between various suppliers and GE’s leadership teams. The agenda encompassed sessions on safety and compliance; the future of energy across MEASA; regional market dynamics; deep dives on key products, services, and projects; supply chain and sourcing overviews; the benefits of inclusion and diversity at the workplace; and cyber-security.
In 2020, GE Gas Power worked with over 650 suppliers within region as well as globally, to support various services and projects across MEASA. Additionally, GE Gas Power actively developed over 125 regional companies for worldwide requirements, to meet global standards of safety, quality, delivery, and competitiveness. Today, GE-built power generation technologies are installed in up to 350 sites across the region, generating up to half of the GCC’s power.