In continuation of its commitment to further strengthen collaboration with regional suppliers, GE Gas Power organized the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) Partnership Summit 2021. Representatives of up to220 organizations from over 30 countries attended the event, which was held under the theme ‘Grow Global Reach, Drive Regional Impact’.
Deepesh Nanda, CEO, GE Gas PowerSouth Asia said,“GE has a strong focus to enhance its suppliers’ ecosystem, as suppliers play a critical role in helping us to meet customer needs and deliver better results. They act as strategic partners to us in moving up in the value chain. In order to enable our suppliers to achieve scale, we constantly work and invest to equip them with necessary knowledge, training and technology. It helps us to achieve operational excellence and streamline sourcing activities within the region, while contributing towards economic development and job creation aligned to national development goals.”
The Partnership Summit is held annually and enables participants to identify the opportunities and address the challenges of delivering cleaner, more accessible energy that people depend on across the region. This year’s event had a special focus on adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic and a rapidly evolving energy landscape focused on addressing the need for more sustainable, affordable, and reliable power. It was organized as a week-long virtual forum that included broadcasts, online trainings, an interactive question and answer session, as well as one-on-one meetings between various suppliers and GE’s leadership teams. The agenda encompassed sessions on safety and compliance; the future of energy across MEASA;regional market dynamics; deep dives on key products, services, and projects; supply chain and sourcing overviews; the benefits of inclusion and diversity at the workplace; and cyber-security.