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H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Bahrain, and Raghavendra Rao, Secretary, Chemicals and Petrochemicals, India, will address the forum on day one

1.11. 2018, Dubai, UAE – The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) is pleased to announce that two high-ranking ministerial officials have been confirmed as speakers at 13th Annual GPCA Forum taking place on 26-28 November, at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.

His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Bahrain, and Raghavendra Rao, Secretary, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India, will address the audience during the opening session on day one, 27 November.

India’s Secretary of Chemicals and Petrochemicals is the latest confirmed senior government official to join the impressive line-up of speakers who will address the theme of “Executing Transformation and Investing in Growth”. In his presentation Mr. Rao will provide exclusive insight into the global industry scenario; opportunities in India; regional growth prospective and the shift in customer preferences.

The forum will be inaugurated by H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Bahrain, for the first time, with Yousef Al-Benyan, Vice Chairman and CEO, SABIC and Chairman, GPCA, set to deliver the welcome address, followed by Amin Nasser, President and CEO, Saudi Aramco, who will address the audience in a keynote address on day one.

Other distinguished speakers include Musabbeh Al-Kaabi, CEO, Petroleum and Petrochemicals, Mubadala; Mutlaq H. Al-Morished, CEO, TASNEE, and global chemical CEOs – Mark Lashier, President and CEO, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company; Daniele Ferrari, CEO, Versalis and Steven Demetriou, Chairman and CEO, Jacobs Engineering.

To prepare for the next wave of global growth and the challenges of a changing business environment, senior industry leaders will converge at the 13th Annual GPCA Forum to network, exchange best practices and examine strategies, case studies and the steps required to enhance their transformational journeys.

A seminar on the Circular Economy and four masterclass sessions dedicated to Digitization – opportunities and challenges from introducing new technologies; Cybersecurity; Women in Industry; and ‘The global chemical industry in an era of protectionism’ will provide delegates with an exclusive opportunity to gain insight into the latest challenges and trends facing the industry and what is the best way to address them.