Program

08:00 - 09:00

Registration opens and welcome coffee

09:00 - 09:50

Session one: Keynote session

09:00 - 09:10

Opening remarks

Ahmad Omar Abdulla CEO, Borouge and Chairman, Plastics Committee, GPCA
09:10 - 09:30

Keynote address: Plastics in a circular economy – key concepts

Abdulrahman Al-Fageeh EVP – Petrochemicals, SABIC
09:30 - 09:50

Keynote address: Redefining plastics production: Disrupting the traditional polymer industry

Javier Constante Commercial VP, Packaging and Specialty Plastics - Europe, Middle East, Africa, DOW Europe GmbH
09:50 - 10:10

Panel discussion and Q&A

10:10 - 10:50

Session two: International polymer producer experience in the circular economy

10:10 - 10:30

Preparing for regenerative feedstock for polyolefin

Paula Sanabria Luque Product Manager Circular Economy Global Sustainability, Lyondell Basell
10:30 - 11:00

Circular economy – keep it smart and close the loops

Talke Schaffrannek Director Applied Sustainability, BASF SE
Andreas Thuermer Head, CSB Technology Group
11:00 - 11:15

Panel discussion and Q&A

11:15 - 11:40

Networking break

Sponsored by
11:40 - 12:20

Session three: Creating an environment for plastics recycling industry in the GCC

11:40 - 12:00

Establishing the UAE plastic waste management strategy

Eng. Othaiba Al Qaydi Assistant Expert in UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, U.A.E
12:00 - 12:20

The KSA vision and experience

12:20 - 12:40

Panel discussion and Q&A

12:40 - 14:00

Networking lunch

14:00 - 15:20

Session four :Global brand owners and the plastics circular economy

14:00 - 14:20

Topic one

 

Henkel

14:20 - 14:40

Topic two

 

TBC

14:40 - 15:00

Panel discussion and Q&A

19:00 - 22:00

GPCA Plastics Excellence Awards ceremony and gala dinner

08:00 - 09:00

Registration opens and welcome coffee

09:00 - 09:20

Opening address: Impact of a changing global landscape

David Lines Principal – Energy and Chemicals Advisory -Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Nexant
09:20 - 10:40

Session five: Leadership with recycling in the global plastics industry

09:40 - 10:00

Excellence through innovation

Adrian Griffiths Founder and CEO, Recycling Technologies Ltd
10:00 - 10:20

Twin approaches to environmentally friendly plastics: Recycling and raising Bio-Content

Roger Lee Managing Director, Tecnon OrbiChem
10:20 - 10:40

The plastic recycling market in the GCC: A converter’s perspective

Wouter Boomsma Group Executive Director, Cosmoplast
10:40 - 11:10

Panel discussion and Q&A

11:10 - 11:30

Networking break

Sponsored by
11:30 - 12:10

Session six: Export opportunities for the GCC plastics processing

11:30 - 11:50

Export opportunities in Africa (including Egypt)

Mohamed Awadalla Commercial Manager, Lasheen Group Egypt
11:50 - 12:10

Export opportunities in Asia

Rakesh Singh Director Corporate Strategy and Operations Development, Srithai Superware Public Co.,Ltd.
12:10 - 12:30

Panel discussion and Q&A

12:30 - 12:45

Closing address

Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun Secretary General, GPCA
12:45 - 14:00

Networking lunch


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