Doha, Qatar, November 20, 2012
- HE Minister of Culture Dr. Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari accompanied by Salem Al Halbadi, ConocoPhillips HR Director, Qatar, inaugurated today the third “Colored Tales” exhibition, hosted by the Girls Creativity Center. This year’s event exhibits works by 44 of female artists.
In comment, ConocoPhillips HR Director Salem Al Halbadi stated: “ConocoPhillips is happy to maintain its sponsorship of the Girls Creativity Center’s “Colored Tales” exhibitions and related activities. Although this is my first visit to the Center, I am impressed with the creativity and talent displayed in the various exhibits by the GCC artists, young and younger.”
He added: “At ConocoPhillips, we have every faith that empowering women in any community will foster national development and growth – a belief that we share in Qatar, with HH the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad Al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, and his consort, HH Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Misned, the Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF).
“We also cherish our partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage, represented today by HE Minister Al-Kuwari, a staunch supporter of culture, arts and heritage in Qatar in general, and GCC activities in particular.
I would also like to commend and thank the management of the Girls Creativity Center for its excellent and recurrent efforts to host such exhibitions of fine arts.”
“ConocoPhillips’ SPIRIT values set the tone of our behavior with internal and external stakeholders, and in the communities in which we operate. Our “SPIRIT” values are: Safety, People, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation and Team Work. They are at the foundation of our corporate commitment to dedicate our resources to sustainable development, both as the world’s leading exploration and production (E&P) company, and as a responsible corporate citizen. It is this Spirit that we bring to our association with the Girls Creativity Center; a core belief that joins ConocoPhillips to GCC’s mission and activities.
Shedding light on the Company’s patronage of the arts globally, he elaborated: “Since 1999, ConocoPhillips has worked with the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo and the OK Mozart music festival, in Bartlesville, Okla, featuring world-renowned musicians. We also contribute to a number of traditional cultural and artistic events in Alaska and Australia and support many museums, foundations and exhibits worldwide, including the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, the Museum of Natural Science and the Children’s Museum of Houston, the Farmington Museum in New Mexico and the National Oil Museum in Stavanger, Norway,” he concluded.
In conclusion, Salem Al Halbadi stated: “For the ladies displaying their artworks in this exhibition, young and younger, I would like to say that you make our world so much more beautiful and richer. Thank you for taking the time to gift us so generously.”
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Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 30 countries, $115 billion of assets, and approximately 16,700 employees as of Sept. 30, 2012. Production averaged 1.57 million BOE per day for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2012, and proved reserves were 8.4 billion BOE as of Dec. 31, 2011.
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