Idea & History


The idea behind the first ‘East meets West’ Congress was to gather people from different parts of the world, from different universities, from different companies in one, common idea – the idea without any barriers – the idea of ‘East meets West’. The idea, which considers the Oilfield Industry as one, big family – no matter if you are a student or scientist, no matter if you come from the west or from the east – we are all part of the Oilfield Industry family and this idea is still the clue of this Congress.

History likes to repeat itself, just as we like to organize ‘East meets West’ every year. Bringing up to life next editions of ‘EmW’ was a great pleasure & great honor. The reasons are pretty obvious – making new friendships, meeting inspiring people, meeting the brightest minds from around the world – but the most important part, the one that brought the biggest smile to everybody’s faces was the fact, that together we could make a difference.

We have been doing it for the past six years and, when it comes to the next edition, all we can feel is pure enthusiasm and joy. The source of this joy is you, dear participants. It is you, who makes us do this every single year. Please, do not ever stop because history is in the making…