February 11, 2013 | Abu Dhabi, UAE: MetricStream, the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) solutions, will be hosting a roundtable for oil and gas organizations in the United Arab Emirates on the 12th of February, 2012 at the Le Royal Meridien, Abu Dhabi. The conference agenda features group discussions on some of the most important GRC issues faced in the Middle East region. Each session at the GRC roundtable will be anchored by a market leader and moderated by MetricStream. The event will remain exclusive to heads and senior executives from the Energy sector in UAE.
Given the volatile nature of the environment, global regulatory bodies like EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and local bodies like ANECE (Arab Region Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement), help in implementing Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) standards for safeguarding organizations against rampant health and safety risks.
With fast paced technological advancements, IT departments are required to protect sensitive customer data in times of cyber-attacks, as well as to ensure business continuity during natural calamities or man-made accidents.
To adhere to strict government regulations and manage risk, organizations need to undertake an effective internal audit program that addresses the scope of complex business processes across the company.
Last but not least, effective Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) processes allow compliance with country-specific regulations and regulate GRC processes across business and regions.
The roundtable will address the important audit, risk and compliance challenges faced by oil and gas companies in the Middle East region. Industry experts will share and compare best practices on improving compliance programs to address the management of today’s risks for safeguarding oil and gas businesses and reputations. The roundtable discussion topics are:
MetricStream is a market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management Solutions. MetricStream solutions are used by leading global corporations in diverse industries such as Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Energy and Utilities, Food, Retail, CPG, Government, Hi-tech and Manufacturing to manage their risk management programs, quality management processes, regulatory and industry-mandated compliance and other corporate governance initiatives. MetricStream’s customers include Procter & Gamble, UBS, Societe Generale, Pfizer, Philips, Cummins, Kellogg’s, Mondelez International, SanDisk, and NetApp. MetricStream also owns and operates the www.ComplianceOnline.com portal - the largest GRC advisory network and one of the largest GRC communities. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, USA (www.metricstream.com).