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Fifth Annual GPCA Forum Program

The Fifth Annual GPCA Forum “Driving value and growth through innovation” will allow you to hear first-hand from the industry’s top executives about growing your business in 2011 and beyond. You will learn the latest thinking on the critical issues facing the Gulf region, meet face-to-face with global leaders and network with your peers at top caliber events. 

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Conference Overview

Tuesday, December 7
Start Time End Time Information
12:00 PM 7:00 PM
Registration




2:00 PM 5:30 PM
Chemicals Market Outlook Seminar
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8:00 PM 10:00 PM
Welcome Dinner
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Wednesday, December 8
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8:15 AM 9:00 AM
Registration/Welcome Coffee and Tea/Exhibits




9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Master of Ceremony


Moderator:
  Eithne Treanor, Master of Ceremony, E.Treanor Media



9:00 AM 9:10 AM
Official Opening and GPCA Chairman's Address


Speaker:
  Mohamed Al-Mady, VC & CEO, SABIC



9:10 AM 9:40 AM
The Role of Petrochemicals in the Economic Developmet of the GCC


Speakers:
  H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade, UAE



9:40 AM 10:00 AM
Forging Innovative Partnership to Further Globalization


Speakers:
  Khalid Al-Falih, President & CEO, Saudi Aramco



10:00 AM 10:20 AM
Chemical Industry Innovation as a Solution to Environmental/Social Challenges


Speakers:
  Christian Jourquin, CEO, Solvay



10:20 AM 10:40 AM
Morning Coffee/Tea Break
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10:40 AM 11:00 AM
The Innovation Payoff


Speakers:
  Axel Heitmann, Chairman of the Board of Management, Lanxess AG



11:00 AM 11:20 AM
Innovation in Petrochemicals: Total's View


Speakers:
  Fran├žois Cornelis, Vice Chairman & President/Chemical, Total



11:20 AM 12:00 PM
Panel Discussion of Day One Speakers


Moderator/Chair:
  Eithne Treanor, Master of Ceremony, E.Treanor Media



12:00 PM 12:30 PM
Business Networking
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12:30 PM 2:00 PM
Luncheon
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2:00 PM 5:30 PM
Business Networking
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7:00 PM 8:00 PM
Gala Reception
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8:00 PM 10:30 PM
Gala Dinner
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Thursday, December 9
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8:30 AM 9:00 AM
Registration/Welcome Coffee and Tea/Exhibits
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9:00 AM 9:20 AM
Welcoming Address


Speakers:
  Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, Secretary General GPCA, Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association



9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Master of Ceremony


Moderator:
  Eithne Treanor, Master of Ceremony, E.Treanor Media



9:20 AM 9:50 AM
Innovative Strategies for Competing in a New Chemical Order


Speakers:
  David Weidman, President and CEO, Celanese



9:50 AM 10:10 AM
The Role of Finance in Driving and Supporting Growth in the Chemical Industry


Speakers:
  Victor L.L. Chu, Chairman, First Eastern Investment Group



10:10 AM 10:30 AM
Fostering Growth and Innovation with Middle East-Asia Alliances


Speakers:
  Ki- Joon Hong, President and CEO, Hanwha Chemical Corp.



10:30 AM 10:50 AM
Morning Coffee/Tea Break
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10:50 AM 11:10 AM
Strategies for Emerging Players in a New Chemical World


Speakers:
  Dmitry Konov, President, Sibur LLC



11:10 AM 11:30 AM
From Science to Innovation: Chemistry Shapes the Future


Speakers:
  Rainer Diercks, President Petrochemcials Division, BASF SE



11:30 AM 12:00 PM
Panel Discussion of Day Two Speakers


Moderator/Chair:
  Eithne Treanor, Master of Ceremony, E.Treanor Media



12:00 PM 12:15 PM
Closing Address


Speakers:
  Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, Secretary General GPCA, Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association



12:15 PM 1:00 PM
Business Networking




1:00 PM 2:30 PM
Luncheon
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2:30 PM 5:30 PM
Business Networking/Refreshments
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5:30 PM 5:30 PM
Forum Concludes




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Fifth Annual GPCA Forum: Driving Value and Growth Through Innovation

December 7-9, 2010
Intercontinental Festival City
Dubai, UAE

World Class Speakers. The Hottest Issues. Unparalleled Networking.

Join the world’s chemical industry leaders and decision makers seeking new business opportunities, insight, and information to grow business at the largest petrochemicals gathering in the Middle East.

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