Program

08:00 - 09:00

Registration opens

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Welcome coffee

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09:00 - 10:10

Session 1: Keynotes

09:00 - 09:10

Opening remarks

Dr. Mohammad Al Mulla Managing Director and CEO, QAPCO - and Chairman Plastics Committee, GPCA
09:10 - 09:30

Keynote address: GCC Polymer Industry- What lies ahead?

Mohammad Husain President and CEO, EQUATE
09:30 - 09:50

Keynote address: GCC Plastics Convertor Industry- Perspectives for the Future

Dr. Raed AlZubi Incoming President- SPE Global, Middle East section President
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
10:30 - 10:50

International Trends in Plastic Packaging and Processing

Dr. Ulrich Reiners Managing Director, Executive Packaging
10:50 - 11:10

Panel discussion and Q&A session

11:10 - 11:40

Networking break

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11:40 - 12:40

Session 3: Thermoplastic 3-D printing

11:40 - 12:00

3D printing- Medium scale production

Roberto Ribeiro President, Townsend Solutions
12:00 - 12:20

3D Printing Materials Overview

Klaus Gargitter Director, Gargitter Advanced Polymers
12:20 - 12:40

Panel discussion and Q&A session

12:40 - 14:00

Networking lunch

14:00 - 15:00

Session 4: Thermoplastic elastomers in the GCC

14:00 - 14:20

Elastomers – Construction and Tire Opportunities in GCC

Abdulnizar Kakkuzhi Technical Marketing Manager-Elastomers, Polymers SBU, SABIC
14:20 - 14:40

Driving the Future of Transportation

Ramzi Qannati Regional Commercial Manager - EMEA Dow Elastomers, Electrical and Telecommunications, Dow Chemical IMEA GmbH
14:40 - 15:00

Testing and properties of TPE/TPO

Abdullah Mohammed Ramadan Elastomer and Tire Technology Engineer, High Institute for Elastomer Industries
15:00 - 15:20

Panel discussion and Q&A session

19:00 - 21:00

GPCA Plastic Excellence Awards ceremony and gala dinner

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08:00 - 09:00

Registration

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08:00 - 09:00

Welcome coffee

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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 - 11:00

Session 5: Sustainability within the GCC plastics industry

09:20 - 09:40

Plastics Image survey

Craig Halgreen VP - Corporate Sustainability, Borouge
09:40 - 10:00

Recycling value chain

Daker El Rabaya MD - Waste Recovery and Processing, Bee’ah
10:00 - 10:20

Rethinking the future of plastics in the GCC

Theo Jan Simons Partner, McKinsey & Company
10:20 - 10:40

Overview of the solar power market in the GCC

Dr. Raed Bkayrat VP Business Development – Middle East First Solar
10:40 - 11:00

Panel discussion and Q&A session

11:00 - 11:30

Networking break

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Session 6: Export opportunities for the GCC plastics processing industries

11:30 - 11:50

Opportunities in India

Tilman F. Ehret CEO, Astra Polymers
11:50 - 12:10

Opportunities in Africa (including Egypt)

Mirza Kadic Business Development Director, Chemorbis (HQ)
12:10 - 12:30

Panel discussion and Q&A session

12:30 - 14:00

Networking lunch

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14:00 - 15:20

Session 7: Plastics in the GCC construction industry

14:00 - 14:20

Home of innovation

Hisham Alfouzan Lead Engineer, SABIC
14:20 - 14:40

Hot/cold water pipes

Dr. Ahmad Wassim Al Gendy Supply Chain Director, Corys Building Materials LLC
Dinesh Itty Production Manager, Corys Building Materials LLC
14:40 - 15:00

Artificial wood

Enrico Balugani Technical Manager, QPPC
15:00 - 15:20

Panel discussion and Q&A session

15:20 - 15:35

Closing address

Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun Secretary General, GPCA

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