GPCA plastics summit draws key executives
Dubai, April 1, 2012
Top industry executives will address critical business and environmental issues, while highlighting how the plastics industry has achieved sustainable growth at an upcoming summit in Dubai.
The third Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA) Plastics Summit will be held at the Grand Hyatt Dubai from April 3 to 5.
The line-up of speakers includes CEOs of leading Gulf plastics producers such as Sabic, Tasnee, Borouge, PetroRabigh and EQUATE.
The summit will comprise a half-day market seminar on April 3, followed by two full-day conference sessions.
Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general of GPCA, said: “The Gulf has witnessed significant expansion in plastics production in a short period of time. The challenge in the region moving forward is converting the production of plastics raw materials into more high-value downstream industries manufacturing components and finished goods.”
“That will lead to further industrial diversification in the region, more profitably and more jobs. And that is why growth opportunities for plastics conversion will be the central theme of our third GPCA Plastics Summit.”
Dr Al-Sadoun added: “The overwhelming success of previous summits has shown the high interest in plastics conversion in the Middle East. The GPCA is excited to be able to present speakers of such high caliber at this year’s event, and the attendees will definitely benefit from their considerable insights and expertise.”
Examining innovation within the sector, the morning session on April 4 will receive presentations from a variety of global authorities.
The final day’s programme will spotlight the building and construction sector as another driver of plastics conversion.
Sustainability, quality and hygiene will be the focus of the concluding session on April 5. – TradeArabia News Service