China seminar

 Seminar: Partnering with China: New opportunities 

Conducted by CPCIF and GPCA

 

15.00     Opening remarks from the moderator

 

15.10     OPENING SPEECH:

 

  • China’s economic outlook – are we headed for slowdown?
  • Current and future industry production: moving to added value products in China.
  • How will this affect the Middle East?
  • What are the opportunities for partners as the industry structure changes?

 

MR LI SHOUSHENG, VICE-CHAIRMAN, CPCIF

 

15.35     MIDDLE EAST VIEW OF SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIPS

 

  • Factors Middle Eastern players see as essential to successful partnerships with China
  • Which partnerships have succeeded in the past and why?
  • What is the best way to align priorities for a partnership?
  • What lessons can be learned from the way partnerships have evolved in the past?
  • What are the main concerns of the Middle Eastern companies when it comes to a new round of partnerships?

 

ABDULAZIZ AL JUDAIMI, VICE PRESIDENT, SAUDI ARAMCO

 

15.55  PARTNERING WITH CHINA: NEW OPPORTUNITIES

 

  • The perspective of a GCC company with long history of partnership with China
  • The factors contributing to success
  • Overcoming cultural challenges to managing JVs and partnerships

 

YOUSEF AL-ZAMEL, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, SABIC

 

16.15 REFRESHMENT BREAK

 

16.35     PANEL DISCUSSION/ Q & A SESSION

 

Panel members:

 

  • Mr Li Shousheng, Vice- Chairman, CPCIF
  • Mr Yousef Al-Zamel, Executive Vice President, SABIC
  • Mr Wim Roels, BOROUGE
  • Mr Abdulaziz Al Judaimi, Vice President, SAUDI ARAMCO
  • Mr Jim McIlvenny, DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
  • Zhu Jianmin, Chairman & CEO, LIAONING OXIRANCHEM
  • Xi Weida, Vice Director General, NINGBO PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRIAL PARK

 

17.35 REVIEW & CLOSE