13th Annual GPCA Forum features first ever Sustainability Zone

13th Annual GPCA Forum features first ever Sustainability Zone As part of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association’s (GPCA) new Sustainability Initiative, which this year was sponsored by ExxonMobil, the 13th edition of the Annual GPCA Forum featured its first ever Sustainability Zone. Throughout the three days of the event, the zone offered delegates an…

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Four industry masterclasses were the highlight of day zero

Four industry masterclasses were the highlight of day zero For the first time since its launch, the forum featured exclusive industry masterclasses on hot topics such as gender diversity, trade, cyber security and digitalization Digitalization in the chemical industry Digitalization will unlock significant impact in the chemical and petroleum industries, said experts at the day…

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India looking for chemical investments

India looking for chemical investments India’s strong economic and industrial growth, along with a young, urbanizing population, offers many opportunities for collaboration as the country requires huge investments in new chemical capacity to meet growing demand, said Raghavendra Rao, Secretary, Chemicals and Petrochemicals, at India’s Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals at yesterday’s opening Annual GPCA…

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Aramco picks oil-to-chemicals as growth engine

Aramco picks oil-to-chemicals as growth engine Saudi Aramco is focusing on four key strategies to expand its chemicals business, in which it aims to convert about 2-3 million bbls/day of crude oil directly into petrochemical products, said Amin Nasser, President and CEO of the Saudi national energy company. “We are expanding our petrochemical business in…

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Circular economy key focus at this year’s Annual GPCA Forum

Circular economy key focus at this year’s Annual GPCA Forum A seminar addressing the circular economy on day one provided exclusive insights into the opportunities in the region and globally, with senior industry leaders from Versalis, Dow Chemical, ExxonMobil and Borealis sharing their experience with the audience Dave Andrew, Vice President of Sustainability, ExxonMobil Chemicals…

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GPCA Chairman urges industry to rethink strategies

GPCA Chairman urges industry to rethink strategies GPCA members will need to rethink their long-term business strategy in order stay relevant and prosper in a highly competitive environment, the association’s Chairman Yousef Al-Benyan said on Tuesday in his welcome address at the 13th Annual GPCA Forum. “I have to remind each one of us that in…

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Innovation is critical for region, says Oil Minister

Innovation is critical for region, says Oil Minister The use of plastics has grown exponentially in tandem with global economic growth, innovation in materials science and the continued use of the commodity in consumer goods, Bahrain’s Minister of Oil said on Tuesday in his keynote address at the 13th Annual GPCA Forum. “Innovation is really…

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GCC CHEMICAL INDUSTRY’S PERFORMANCE IMPROVES IN JOURNEY TOWARDS TRANSFORMATION

 GPCA’s Facts and Figures report highlights the industry’s transformation efforts and growth on the occasion of the 13th Annual GPCA Forum Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27.11.2018 – The GCC chemical industry’s performance has improved on all fronts including in revenue, employment, production capacity and export, marking a key step in its journey towards transformation. This…

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13th Annual GPCA Forum returns to Dubai with new speaker line-up

13th Annual GPCA Forum returns to Dubai with new speaker line-up Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01.08.2018 – The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association’s 13th Annual GPCA Forum is returning to the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, on 26–28 November 2018, with an exciting new line-up of speakers set to address the theme of “Executing transformation and investing in growth”.…

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Arabian Gulf chemical industry pioneers recognized at inaugural GPCA Legacy Award “Al Rowad”

Arabian Gulf chemical industry pioneers recognized at inaugural GPCA Legacy Award “Al Rowad” Regional pioneers bestowed posthumous honors for extraordinary contributions to petrochemicals industry Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 November 2017 – The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) honored pioneers of the chemicals and petrochemicals industry in the Arabian Gulf posthumously at the first-ever GPCA Legacy…

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Regional Chemical Industry Must Embrace Change as an Opportunity, Say Speakers at 12th Annual GPCA Forum

Regional Chemical Industry Must Embrace Change as an Opportunity, Say Speakers at 12th Annual GPCA Forum Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources  delivers inaugural address, urges industry-wide transformation and value creation   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2017 – The inaugural address at the 12th Annual GPCA Forum was delivered by H.E. Khalid A.…

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GCC chemical industry to sustain region’s non-oil economic growth

GCC chemical industry to sustain region’s non-oil economic growth Dubai, United Arab Emirates, xx November 2017 – Data released in a new report by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) has highlighted the role of the chemical industry in diversifying the regional economy and accelerating non-oil economic growth. According to the report, in 2016 the…

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Al-Benyan to inaugurate GPCA Annual Forum as Chairman

Al-Benyan to inaugurate GPCA Annual Forum as Chairman As the newly elected Chairman of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), Yousef Al-Benyan, SABIC Vice Chairman and CEO, will inaugurate the association’s Annual Forum to be held in Dubai from November 27 to 29. Al-Benyan will introduce the forum’s theme, “Competiveness, Riding New Waves,” and…

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