Program

08:00 - 09:00

Registration Opens

 

Welcome coffee

09:00 - 10:10

Session 1: Key notes

09:00 - 09:10

Opening remarks

Dr. Mohammad Al Mulla Managing Director and CEO, QAPCO - and Chairman Plastics Committee, GPCA
09:30 - 09:50

Key note session: GCC plastics convertor industry update

09:50 - 10:10

Panel discussion and Q&A session

10:10 - 11:10

Session 2: International trends in plastics processing

10:10 - 10:30

Foam – Walled packaging

Mark Lindenfelzer President, MuCell Extrusion LLC
10:30 - 10:40

The opportunities, challenges and outlook for the commodity conversion industry in the GCC

Mark L. Hardaker President, Triomada Plastic International Co. Ltd.
10:50 - 11:10

Panel discussion and Q&A session

11:10 - 11:30

Networking break

11:30 - 12:50

Session 3: Thermoplastic 3-D printing

11:30 - 11:50

3D printing medium- Scale production

11:50 - 12:10

Industry trends in large scale 3-D printing

12:10 - 12:30

Thermoplastics for 3-D printing

12:30 - 12:50

Panel discussion and Q&A session

12:50 - 14:00

Networking lunch

14:00 - 15:20

Session 4: Thermoplastic elastomers in the GCC

14:00 - 14:20

Thermoplastic elastomers (packaging applications)

14:20 - 14:40

Thermoplastic elastomers (construction applications)

14:40 - 15:00

Thermoplastic elastomers (consumer goods applications)

15:00 - 15:20

Panel discussion and Q&A session

15:20 - 15:40

Networking break

15:40 - 16:00

Medical, cosmetics and pharmaceutical applications

16:00 - 16:20

Oil and gas field applications

16:20 - 16:40

Testing and properties of TPE/TPO

16:40 - 17:00

Panel discussion and Q&A session

19:00 - 21:00

GPCA Plastic Excellence Awards ceremony and gala dinner

08:00 - 09:00

Registration Opens

 

Welcome coffee

09:00 - 10:20

Session 5: International supply trends – Effecting the GCC plastics processing industry

09:00 - 09:20

Impact of a changing global landscape

David Lines Principal – Energy and Chemicals Advisory -Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Nexant
09:20 - 09:40

Key note: Cleaning up in appliances

09:40 - 10:00

Supplying GAFTA and beyond from the GCC

10:00 - 10:20

Panel discussion and Q&A session

10:20 - 10:40

Networking break

10:40 - 12:00

Session 6: Export opportunities for the GCC plastics processing industries

10:40 - 11:00

Opportunities in Africa (including Egypt)

11:00 - 11:20

Opportunities in India

Tilman Ehret CEO, Astra Polymers
11:20 - 11:40

Trade barriers and trade flows

11:40 - 12:00

Panel discussion and Q&A session

12:00 - 13:30

Networking lunch

13:30 - 14:50

Session 7: Plastics in the GCC construction industry

13:30 - 13:50

Home of innovation

13:50 - 14:10

Hot/cold water pipes

14:10 - 14:30

Artificial wood

14:30 - 14:50

Panel discussion and Q&A session

14:50 - 16:30

Session 8: Sustainability with the GCC plastics industry

14:50 - 15:10

Rethinking the Future of Plastics in the GCC

Helga Vanthounout Senior Expert, McKinsey and Company
15:10 - 15:30

PS foam insulation

15:30 - 15:50

Solar power

15:50 - 16:10

Recycling value chain

Daker El Rabaya MD - Waste Recovery and Processing, Bee’ah
16:10 - 16:30

Panel discussion and Q&A session

16:30 - 16:45

Closing address

Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun Secretary General, GPCA

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