dmg appoints VP for Middle East & Asia Energy Division


dmg has promoted Jean-Philippe Cossé to VP for its portfolio of oil and gas events in the Middle East & Asia Division.

Prior to his promotion, Cossé served as the event director for the company’s oil and gas event, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC).

Cossé will oversee ADIPEC, Middle East Heavy Oil Congress, and the Middle East Refining & Petrochemical Conference along with the region’s leading audited oil and gas publication Pipeline Middle East.

ADIPEC grew nearly 30 per cent in 2015 in gross area, with a 25 per cent increase in visitors, and a 10 per cent rise in exhibiting companies in comparison to 2014.

Cosse’s past experience includes working on large scale events such as GITEX Technology Week, World Travel Market and Arabian Travel Market. He worked as a senior manager – sales & sector development, GITEX Technology Week for the Dubai World Trade Centre and sales manager, Reed Travel Exhibitions for the World Travel Market and Arabian Travel Market.

Geoff Dickinson, CEO, dmg events – Middle East & Asia, said: “Jean-Philippe brings with him over 15 years of extensive professional experience which has helped him grow ADIPEC into one of the world’s most prominent and important meeting points for the oil & gas industry. He is an asset to the company and I congratulate him on a well-deserved promotion. We look forward to expanding the portfolio into new emerging and frontier markets to provide a critical platform for professionals to discuss matters impacting the industry and identify new and alternate opportunities.”