The forum is set to take place during December 3-5 at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, GPCA
said in a press statement.
The conference will begin on 16 April, with Ahmed Al-Shamsi, SVP, Regional MEAE, Borouge, and Chairman, GPCA
Supply Chain Committee, delivering the opening address, and Fayez Al Malki, VP, Global Supply Chain, SABIC, and Abdulla Bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer, DP World UAE Region, addressing the audience in two must-attend keynote presentations.
The winners received their awards from Oil Minister Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa during a gala dinner on day one of the 6th GPCA
R&I Summit at ART Rotana, Amwaj Islands.
A great number of senior personalities, specialists, technicians and academics from all over the world will take part in the week-long mega event, which is organised by Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA
), in cooperation with the National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) and support of local, regional and international companies.
The opening address will be presented by Ahmed Omar Abdulla, CEO, Borouge, and chairman, GPCA
Plastics Committee, while the keynote address will be delivered by Dr Maurits van Tol, SVP, Innovation and Technology, Borealis.
"This trend is an indication of the industry's continuous drive towards innovation and the need to create awareness about the importance and protection of Intellectual Property," stated Dr Al Sadoun while addressing the participants of a GPCA
IP Awareness workshop in Kuwait.
According to GPCA
, the fertiliser exports in the Gulf region have surged to historic levels of 20.4 million tonnes, up 5.3 per cent in 2017 compared to the previous year as rising market protectionism continues to dominate the international markets.
Al-Benyan was elected GPCA
chairman in May 2016, having previously served on GPCA
's executive committee.
Abu Dhabi: The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA
) announced on Tuesday the re-election of Yousuf Al Benyan as its chairman for another three-year term.
With the maturing of the Chinese market, it is unlikely to be a major destination for "GCC-produced fertilisers", although China may continue to import a small amount of speciality fertilisers, according to Dr Abdulwahab al-Sadoun, Secretary General, Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA
However, the slumping oil prices and the economic slowdown in China have had a direct negative impact on petrochemicals prices, with revenues declining from $89.4 billion in 2013, according to the GCC Petrochemicals and Chemicals Facts and Figures 2014, which will be released at the 10th Annual GPCA
Forum in November 2015.
Plastics Excellence Awards ceremony was held for the fifth consecutive year on the sidelines of GPCA
6th International Conference for Plastic Conversion (GPCA
PlastiCon 2015) which was sponsored by EQUATE in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.