GPCA firms to look for sustainable growth
Dubai, August 28, 2011
Member companies of Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) will be challenged to capture sustainable value creating opportunities in the coming decade, said the organisers of an upcoming petrochemicals forum in Dubai.
The sixth annual GPCA Forum will take place from December 13 to 15at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai.
The challenges lie downstream and are linked to the development of industrial clusters across the region, particularly those being established to provide materials for the automotive, flexible packaging and appliances sectors, according to industry experts.
“The GPCA Annual Forum remains a key date in the industry diary, providing attendees with a fantastic opportunity to access and network with industry leaders and decision-makers, and gain the latest market intelligence,” said Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general, GPCA.
“At this early stage the program has already attracted top-level speakers from leading chemical companies and we expect the 2011 forum to be the most successful yet,” he added.
Prince Faisal Bin Turki, Advisor, Ministry of Petroleum & Mineral Resources, will be the keynote speaker at the forum this year.
Prince Faisal is the Gas Regulator in Saudi Arabia and is distinguished for his role in advancing the development of the petrochemical industry, both upstream and downstream. Prince Turki is also the vice chairman of National Program for Industrial Clusters.
The petrochemical industry continues to recover from the global recession and following on from last year’s successful event, which attracted over 1,300 delegates, this year’s theme will be ‘Moving Downstream – Creating Added Value and Sustainable Growth’.
Delegates attending the forum will benefit from unparalleled networking opportunities and hear from top-level speakers discussing aspects of the conference theme. – TradeArabia News Service