One of the leading international energy conglomerates, Sahara Group will join world leaders and other stakeholders to underpin the importance of collaboration in safeguarding the future of the oil sector at the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) seventh international seminar scheduled to take place from June 21 -22, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

A statement yesterday, explained that Sahara Group is one of the frontline participants at the OPEC Seminar, a position it said reinforces the company’s thought leadership role and its commitment to facilitating conversations that will bolster the sector with key considerations for transparency, market balance, safety and environmental protection.

This year’s theme: “Petroleum – Cooperation for a Sustainable Future,” will be discussed by over 800 delegates, including 100 ministers, chief executives, leading scientists and energy experts.

Speaking ahead of the event, the Executive Director and co-founder, Sahara Group, Tope Shonubi, said: “Sustainability may be more crucial to the future of energy than any other field. Since OPEC was formed in 1960, we have continued to witness the impact of energy sector market forces on global socio-economic and political outlook.”

Shonubi said it was imperative for all stakeholders in the sector to embrace the quest for delivering petroleum products in a manner that aligns with global best practice for safety.

“At Sahara Group, it is always safety first for us, safety for consumers and of course, the environment. This is what provides the foundation for the sector’s sustainability as we continue to seek new frontiers for expansion and alternative energy sources.”

OPEC’s Secretary General, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, said the organisation was delighted to receive the support of Sahara Group and other stakeholders.

“The support of our valued sponsors such as the Sahara Group is absolutely vital to the success of OPEC’s 7th International Seminar,” he said.

Head of Corporate Communications, Sahara Group, Bethel Obioma said the OPEC seminar “is virtually unparalleled in its capacity to invoke the most pertinent and pressing conversations concerning the subject of oil.”