Nabil SMIDA, a graduate of the ENA Tunis, is a senior civil servant, former state controller and former CEO of a large national company in the oil field.
He is also a former auditor of the National Defense Institute and researcher at the Center for Studies and Research on Diplomacy, Public Administration, and Politics CERDAP2, Sciences-Po Grenoble where he is preparing a thesis in security and defense.
Aged 62, Mr. Mohamed Ben Hadj Kacem is an engineer (1983) in Tunisia and graduated from a doctorate in a French school of Nantes (ISHmer) in 1987 through a specialization diploma in marine cultures at the University of Caen in Normandy in 1984
Having worked at the Agency for the Promotion of Agricultural Investments, he masters the technical and economic assessment and monitoring of projects in several sectors including fishing, aquaculture and agrifood.
In this capacity, he contributed to the establishment of several sectoral development policies and contributed to their implementation.
He has also mastered the field of promotional actions (participation and organization of trade shows) in Tunisia or abroad; having participated and overseen the organization of the SIAT show for 4 editions,
Led delegations of businessmen in France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Greece, Mauritania, Algeria and Moscow.
He participated in the management committee and then chaired the APIA Staff Association for 10 years.
He left the public service with the grade of general engineer and the function of central director of the Central Administration
This gave him experience of associative work. Retired in 2018, he set up with two partners the company Xtrade For Events specialized organizing economic promotional events aimed at contributing to the development of Tunisia.
He also acquired the status of court expert and consultant in the fields of fisheries and aquaculture.
Mr. Naoufel Khabthani is a petroleum engineer and hold an Executive Master of Business Administration.
He’s General Manager of SMIP ( Société de Maintenance d’Installations Pétrolières ), a service company in the oil and gas operating in Tunisia and North Africa; and a General Manager of ITC ( International Training Center ) a safety training center providing HSE training for offshore and onshore in the oil and gas activities.
Mr. Naoufel Khabthani started his career in 1989 with SEREPT ( Société de Recheches et d’Explotation des Pétroles en Tunisie ) as a process engineer and then as OIM ( Offshore Installation manager ) of Ashtart Platforms.
In 1996 he integrated the Tunisian National Oil Company ( ETAP ) as area Manager in charge of the management of the offshore oilfields in Tunisia.
In 2004, Mr. Naoufel Khabthani has been appointed as technical manager with SMIP ( Société de Maintenance d’Installations Pétrolières ).
Since 2012, Mr. Naoufel Khabthani has been appointed Deputy General Manager of SMIP.
Technical Director ETAP Advisor / General Management
Dr. Troudi, Senior Expert Geoscientist, with up to 30 years of demonstrated experience in oil and gas upstream industry. Skilled in Petroleum Exploration & Business Development with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) focused in Petroleum Geology from Tunisia University.
Has held several management positions at national and International oil companies such as ETAP NOC Tunisia, OMV, Pioneer Natural Resources, Petrocanada and Numhyd arl; the last two position were Exploration Geoscience Team Leader with OMV and Exploration Advisor with ETAP NOC Tunisia. Leading with international experts of many new venture projects to evaluate new exploration and near field opportunities in Middle-east and North Africa basins.
Author and co-author of more than 50 papers dealing with all exploration topics dealing with carbonate and clastic reservoirs, tight gas and unconventional plays. Leader of numerous fieldtrips for the account of international oil companies and conferences.
Mongi Besbes, Professor of Automation and Industrial Computing, holds a Doctorate in Automation and Industrial Computing, a master’s degree in electrical engineering and an Engineering Diploma in Electronics from the National School Engineers from Tunis.
He held several academic positions at the Tunisian University as Director of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the National School of Engineers of Carthage (from 2004 to 2011) and Director of the Department of Virtual Education at the University of Carthage (from 2011 to 2014). Director of the Higher Institute of Information and Communication Technologies (2014-2020).
Since 2020, he is Vice President at University of Carthage. His research focuses on Robotics, Optimization, LPV nonlinear systems and observers, fuzzy logic, multi-level inverters and renewable energies.
Dr. Elmahboub A. Edreder holds a Ph.D. from university of Bradford-UK in 2010. He has interest in process, oil refinery and petrochemical design, optimization chemical process, simulation and optimizations processes, Laboratory safety, control chart analysis (statistical analysis using software’s) numerical techniques.
Dr. Edreder has many publications (more than 25 papers and conferences presentations). He was a Manager of industrial department in LPI-Libya. Dr. Edreder supervised of many projects related chemical and process design and operation equipment.
He has good experience in chemical and refinery labs (more than 15 years). He is teaching many topics in university of Tripoli, Academy of Libya.
Head od department at Research and Development in Waha Expo. I am an eternal Afro-optimist who is deeply passionate about the growth, development, and opportunities of our continent. As a leader, I have experience in driving the growth of businesses and ensuring their dynamism and progress. My commercial and communication skills enable me to establish sustainable and profitable relationships with customers, suppliers, and stakeholders globally.
Here are key aspects for R&D in Waha Expo :
1. Market Research: We conduct extensive market research to identify industry trends, market demands, and emerging sectors. This research helps us understand the needs and preferences of exhibitors and attendees, enabling them to tailor their events accordingly.
2. Technology Integration: We are focus on leveraging technology to improve various aspects of exhibition management. This includes implementing advanced registration systems, mobile apps for event navigation and engagement, virtual and augmented reality experiences, and data analytics to gather insights on attendee behavior and preferences.
3. Venue and Layout Design: We invest in research and development to optimize venue selection and design layouts that maximize exhibitor visibility and attendee flow. We consider factors such as space utilization, traffic management, and creating immersive and interactive environments.
4. Content Development: We collaborate with industry experts to curate relevant and engaging content for conferences, seminars, and workshops held alongside exhibitions. We identify key topics, invite influential speakers, and design educational programs that address the evolving needs of the target audience.
In conclusion, research and development are integral to the continuous improvement and innovation in exhibition organizing companies. By staying at the forefront of industry trends, leveraging technology, and engaging stakeholders, these companies strive to deliver exceptional experiences and drive the growth of the exhibition industry.