2013 Program

2013 Program 

The 8th Annual GPCA Forum

Innovation: The foundation for chemical value chain leadership

19th – 21st November 2013

Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE 

Pre-Conference – 19th November
     
09:00 – 19:00 Registration, welcome refreshments and exhibition Sponsored by Sipchem and Chemaweyaat
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch and business networking Sponsored by Sadara
14:00 – 17:30 Seminar: Innovation in the age of shale gas and coal Conducted by IHS
20:00 – 22:30 Welcome Dinner Sponsored by ExxonMobil
     
Day One – 20th November
     
08:00 – 09:00 Registration and Refreshments Sponsored by Sipchem and Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome Address Eng. Mohammed Al-Mady, Chairman, GPCA and Vice Chairman and CEO, SABIC
09:10 – 09:40 Plenary Address

HRH Prince Abdulaziz Bin Salman Al-Saud, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia

 

1st Session
09:40 – 10:00 Keynote Address – Feedstock innovation and its impact on the global chemical industry Stephen Pryor, President, ExxonMobil Chemical Co.
10:00 – 10:20 Shale gas expansion in the US – a Lyondell Basell perspective James Gallogly, CEO, LyondellBasell
10:20 – 10:40 Innovation to meet global social responsibility Mark Garrett, CEO, Borealis
10:40 – 11:00 Panel Discussion and Questions  
11:00 – 11:30 Morning Refreshments Sponsored by Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu
2nd Session
11:30 – 11:50 Innovation Excellence – Profitable Growth beyond Business Optimization Hariolf Kottman, CEO, Clariant
11:50 – 12:10 Innovation: A Teijin perspective Shigeo OhyagiPresident & CEOTeijin Ltd
12:10 – 12:30 Innovation – lifeline or buzz word for the industry? Florian Budde, Global Chair Chemicals Practice, McKinsey & Partners
12:30 – 12:50 Panel Discussion and Questions  
12:50 – 14:30 Lunch and Business Networking Sponsored by Saudi Aramco
14:30 – 17:30 Business Networking and Exhibition  
14:45 – 17:30 Seminar: Feedstock disruptions in Chemicals  – innovative business models in the Middle East to continue success Conducted by Booz & Co.
20:00 – 22:30 Gala Dinner Sponsored by SABIC
     

 

Day Two – 21st November
     
08:30 – 09:00 Registration and Refreshments Sponsored by Sipchem and Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome Address Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, Secretary General, GPCA
1st Session
09:10 – 9:30 Keynote Address –Dow Chemical: A vision for technology and innovation James R. Fitterling, Executive Vice President, Dow Chemical
09:30 – 9:50 GE Global Growth: Innovation in action John Rice, Vice Chairman & CEO, GE Global Growth
9:50-10:10 Innovation in performance chemicals – a Lanxess perspective Dr. Werner Breuers, Board Member, Lanxess AG
10:10 – 10:30 Innovation in partnerships: a foundation for the future of green chemicals Daniele Ferrari, CEO, Versalis, S.p.A
10:30  – 10:50 Panel Discussion and Questions  
10:50 – 11:00 Recognition of Ex-GPCA Board Members  
11:00 – 11:30 Morning Refreshments Sponsored by  Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu
2nd Session
11:30 – 11:50 Innovation in the value chain in Asia Aloke Lohia, Vice Chairman & CEO, Indorama Ventures
11:50 -12:10 Innovation in partnerships to move downstream and create value Han-Hong Bang, President & CEO, Hanwha Chemical Corporation
12:10 – 12:30 The growth of India on the world stage Ramakrishnan Mukundan, MD, Tata Chemicals 
12:30 -12:50 Panel Discussion and Questions  
12:50 – 13:00 Closing Address Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, Secretary General, GPCA
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch and Business Networking Sponsored by Borouge
14:30 – 17:30 Business Networking and Exhibition