Easyfairs, organiser of Tank World Expo, has announced that His Excellency Eng. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, the UAE Minister of Energy, will open the show and deliver its keynote address.
Taking place on 12 & 13 April 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Tank World Expo is the definitive tank storage event for the Middle East and North Africa regions and is officially supported by The UAE Ministry of Energy.
The UAE Minister of Energy has focused on sustainable development, coordinating and representing petroleum affairs and assuring that resources are utilised appropriately to support the national economy of the UAE. He has years of experience in various sectors, and is currently Chairman of the Federal Electricity and Water Authority, Chairman of Mubadala Petroleum Co. and of the Emirates Liquified Gas Co. He worked at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) for 10 years, where he specialised in reservoir engineering and production operations, remaining on as a member of the Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Higher Advisory Committee of the Supreme Petroleum Council and a Director of both the Petroleum Development Co and the Dolphin Energy Co. Most recently he was appointed Managing Director of International Petroleum Investment Company, making him the ideal keynote speaker and the person to open the show.
Nick Powell, StocExpo & Tank Storage Portfolio Event Manager comments: “When we acquired Tank World Expo and made the decision to merge it with Tank Storage Middle East, we established the largest bulk liquid event for the region. Having His Excellency Eng. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei opening the show and The UAE Ministry of Energy on board as a government supporter, is simply fantastic and really strengthens the position of our show.”
In addition to attracting The UAE Ministry of Energy, Tank World Expo can also boast many other major show supporters, including Horizon Terminals, ENOC, Fujirah, Gulf Petrochem and Star Energy Oil Tanking, as well as some of the world’s leading suppliers including Emerson Process Management, Kanon Loading Equipment, Ateco Tank Technology Engineering and Endress+Hauser, who will be launching products and services into the Middle Eastern and African markets. The show will also feature a two day conference programme led by industry experts.
Tank World Expo takes place on 12 & 13 April 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. For more information on exhibiting, visiting or becoming a media partner, please contact Event Manager Nick Powell on +44 (0)20 8843 8801 or at [email protected], or visit the event website for more information: www.tankworldexpo.com.
5 minutes with... Janthana Kaenprakhamroy, CEO, Tapoly
Founder and CEO of award-winning insurtech firm Tapoly, Janthana Kaenprakhamroy heads up Europe’s first on-demand insurance platform for the gig economy, winning industry awards, innovating in the digital insurance space, and leading with inclusivity.
Here, Business Chief talks to Janthana about her leadership style and skills.
What do you do, in a nutshell?
I’m founder and CEO of Tapoly, a digital MGA providing a full stack of commercial lines insurance specifically for SMEs and freelancers, as well as a SaaS solution to connect insurers with their distribution partners. We build bespoke, end-to-end platforms encompassing the whole customer journey, but can also integrate our APIs within existing systems. We were proud to win Insurance Provider of the Year at the British Small Business Awards 2018 and receive silver in the Insurtech category at the Efma & Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards 2019.
How would you describe your leadership style?
I try to be as inclusive a leader as possible. I’m committed to creating space for everyone to shine. Many of the roles at Tapoly are performed by women and I speak at industry events to encourage more people to get involved in insurance/insurtech. Similarly, I always try to maintain a growth mindset. I think it’s important to retain values to support learning and development, like reliability, working hard and punctuality.
What’s the best leadership advice you’ve received?
Build your network and seek advice. As a leader, you need smart people around you to help you grow your business. It’s not about personally being the best, but being able to find resources and get help where needed.
How do you see leadership changing in a COVID world?
I think the pandemic has proven the importance of inclusive leadership so that everyone feels supported and valued. It’s also shown the importance of being flexible as a leader. We’ve had to remain adaptable to continue delivering high levels of customer service. This flexibility has also been important when supporting employees as everyone has had individual pressures to deal with during this time. Leaders should continue to embed this flexibility within their organisations moving forward.
They say ‘from every crisis comes opportunity’, what opportunities do you see?
The past year has been challenging, but it has also proven the importance of digital transformation in insurance. When working from home was required, it was much harder for insurers to adjust who had not embedded technology within their operating processes because they did not have data stored in the cloud and it caused communication delays with concerned customers at a time when this communication should have been a priority, which ultimately impacts the level of customer satisfaction. This demonstrates the importance of what we are trying to achieve at Tapoly in driving digitalisation in insurance and making communication between insurers and distribution partners seamless.
What advice would you give to your younger self just starting out in the industry?
Start sooner, don’t be afraid to take (calculated) risks and make sure you raise enough money to get you through the initial seed stage.