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The convention will take place on 18 – 19 March at Park Hyatt Dubai and address the theme ‘Circular Economy: The New Engine for Value Creation’

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association’s Plastics Convention (PlastiCon) will return to Dubai on 18-19 March for its 11th edition, attracting senior industry leaders from across the polymer value chain, leading brand owners and policymakers from the GCC region and the globe to discuss and debate the issues most crucial to the plastics industry under the theme ‘Circular Economy: The New Engine for Value Creation’.

As part of this year’s engaging conference program, speakers will share their inspiring case studies and expertise in innovation and recycling aimed at minimizing plastic waste and promoting a circular economy both within the plastics industry and in the wider regional and global economy.

The convention will open on 18 March with a presentation by Ahmed Omar Abdulla, CEO, Borouge, and Chairman, GPCA Plastics Committee, and continue with a presentation on ‘Transforming the plastics downstream industry through digitalization’ by Eng. Abdallah AlObeikan, CEO, Obeikan Investment Group on day one, and a keynote address on day two entitled ‘A new dawn for waste management in KSA’ by Jeroen Vincent, CEO, Saudi Investment Recycling Company.

Other distinguished speakers from the recycling, technology and manufacturing sectors, such as Veolia, Henkel Adhesives Technology, INEOS, KIZAD and more, along with some of the world’s leading brand owners, including Coca-Cola, Nestle, and Unilever, will converge for two days of knowledge sharing, networking and discussions revolving around innovations in plastic design, chemical recycling, circular economy in plastics, regional regulatory updates and other key industry topics.

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