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Saudi Energy Minister to inaugurate the 16th Annual GPCA Forum in Riyadh

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 7 November 2022

H.R.H. Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, will deliver the inaugural address at the 16th Annual Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Forum, which will be held in Riyadh for the first time from December 6-8, 2022. Hosted by SABIC, this year’s forum will be held under the theme ‘Chemistry in Action: Shaping a Sustainable Future.’ H.R.H. the Minister of Energy will also lead the inaugural panel discussion with Gulf energy ministers.

“The Annual GPCA Forum arrives at an important time, as the chemical industry contends with some of its most critical challenges and opportunities yet,” said Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, Secretary General, GPCA. “Climate change, food insecurity, and economic upheaval are converging to create a future that looks increasingly uncertain. With a fantastic speaker line-up, we hope to shed light on how the chemical industry can continue to provide solutions to global challenges, the role of innovation and digitalization in helping to achieve this, and what plans companies have got in place to meet their commitment towards sustainability and decarbonization, .....

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5th - 6th September 2022, Mumbai, India

Flexible Packaging ~ moving to a “Sustainable Reincarnation”

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The much awaited -9th Speciality Film and Flexible Packaging Global Summit by ElitePlus Business Services held on 5th, 6th September 2022 at Mumbai has been veritably a truly historic event, as it not only marked the enthusiastic and power-packed return of the Physical Conferences after the pandemic in true sense. The Summit has been widely acclaimed and acknowledged as a grand success, with wholehearted participation of the entire cross section of the worldwide Flexible Packaging and Speciality Plastic Films fraternity, on the extremely popular ElitePlus platform.

This prestigious Summit attracted over 1600 delegates representing 680 companies from 18 countries, making it the Largest Packaging Summit of the World.

Plastindia Foundation launches Visitor Registration App for the 11th edition of the Plastindia exhibition 2023

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The exhibition will work towards developing India into a preferred sourcing hub for plastics globally

New Delhi, Sep 2nd , 2022: Plastindia Foundation, an apex body of the major association, organizations, and institutions connected with Plastics, has launched Visitor Registration App for the Plastindia exhibition 2023. The 11th edition of the international plastics exhibition, conference & convention, will be held from 01st to 05th February 2023, at the newly revamped Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. PLASTINDIA 2023 will focus on innovation, sustainability, and growth, facilitating modern techniques that will help to maintain a cleaner environment and lead to sustainable economic growth.

12th GPCA Agri-Nutrients Conference to focus on the twin goals of food security and net-zero next month

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Building on the success of its 2021 edition, the conference will return to the UAE on 28-29 September 2022 at the Address Sky View Hotel, Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 August 2022 – Regional policymakers and the agri-nutrient industry will come together at the 12th annual edition of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Agri-Nutrients Conference to address the twin goals of food security and net-zero from 28-29 September 2022 at the Address Sky View Hotel, Dubai, UAE.

Global Oil & Gas Community Convene at EGYPS 2022Next February To Advance A Global Sustainable Energy Ecosystem : 

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Cairo, Egypt, 22 December 2021 –

TheEgypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS) returns to Cairounder the patronage of His Excellency President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, President of the Republic of Egypt,and with the support of the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, from 14 to 16 February 2022, at the Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC). In its fifth edition, EGYPS marks the beginning of anambitious strategic energy dialogue to shape the shift towards a more sustainable Oil and Gas industry. Experts will exchange ideas and visions to achieve a more inclusive ecosystem on both social and environmental levels.

EGYPS is a focal point in 2022. Shifting regional dynamics have prompted Egypt to step up its role as an energy hub.  Recently Egypt established the East Mediterranean Gas Forum “EMGF,” to progresstechnical cooperation and commercial integration to develop a sustainable regional gas market. EGYPS 2022 offers an opportunity to reflect on national efforts to position Egypt as a regional trade hub. EGYPS 2022 will be held at a vital time before the launch of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change “COP27” in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, to discuss the strategic challenges and opportunities facing the energy sector. EGYPS sessions will analyse the shift in policies, change in demand dynamics, and the role of technology in reducing carbon emissions, including carbon capture and storage and hydrogen production.

Salman Abou Hamzeh, Vice President Energy, dmg events, said: EGYPS has shown steady growth since its inception in 2017 and is now the leading oil, gas and energyexhibition and conference across Egypt, North Africa, and the Mediterranean region, reflecting on the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources ambitious strategic efforts to unlock the sector’s value chain potential and drive growth and sustainable development across Egypt and the whole region.

EGYPS is the most prominent event in North Africa and the Mediterranean region. The event is considered the primary gateway to one of the most promising oil and gas markets around the world, the Egyptian market. It offers unparalleled networking opportunities with key decision-makers and tracks the latest industry developments.

The fifth edition of EGYPS 2022 upholds the highest precautionary and preventative measures to protect the health and safety of all participants and to foster upon previous successes in gathering the oil and gas industry experts, especially at this vital time for Egypt, as well as the North African and Mediterranean regions.

This year, theshow brings an expanded agenda across its conferences, including the Strategic Conference, Technical Conference, Finance and Investment Summit, Equality in Energy Conference, and the HSE In Energy Conference. Confirmed in-person speakers include 4 Ministers His Excellency Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Arab Republic of Egypt;His Excellency Zafer Melhem, Chairman, Palestinian Energy & Natural Resources Authority; Her Excellency Dr Aissatou Sophie Gladima, Minister of Petroleum and Energies, Senegal; His Excellency Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Republic of Equatorial Guinea; 8 Secretary Generals Dr FatihBirol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA); His Excellency Mohammad Barkindo, Secretary-General, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC); His Excellency Ali SabtBenSabt, Secretary-General, Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC); Osama Mobarez, Secretary-General, EMGF; Nasser Kamel, Secretary General, Union for the Mediterranean (UfM); Omar Farouk Ibrahim, Secretary General, African Petroleum Producers' Organization (APPO); Joseph McMonigle, Secretary-General, International Energy Forum (IEF); Dr Houda Ben JannetAllal, General Director, ObservatoireMéditerranéen de l'Energie (OME) and over 16 CEOs and globalenergy leadersto include Bernard Looney, CEO, BP; Claudio Descalzi, CEO, ENI; John Christmann, CEO and President, Apache Corporation; ToufikHakkar, CEO, Sonatrach; De la Rey Venter, Executive Vice President LNG West & CCUS, Shell; John Ardill, Vice President Exploration, ExxonMobil; Lorenzo Simonelli, Chairman and CEO, Baker Hughes; Jean Sentenac, President and CEO, Axens, Ali Al Jarwan, CEO Dragon oil, MathiosRigas, CEO, Energean, Vimal Kapur, CEO & President, Honeywell andAndreas Shiamishis, CEO, Hellenic Petroleum.


The event will also feature awards ceremonies that celebrate outstanding achievements, namely: the HSE Excellence in Energy Awards, Global Equality in Energy Awards, and Global Finance & Investment Awards. The awards committees selected 42finalistsin total for 2022.

For the first time, the EGYPS exhibition will host special on-ground sessions on hydrogen as part of the transition to clean energy. The sessions will address the role of green, grey and bluehydrogen in facilitating the integration of renewable energy sources into the energy ecosystem and will tackle hard-to-decarbonize sectors. EGYPS 2022 allocates a dedicated space on the exhibition hallsto keep pace with the latest technological developments in the energy sector. The Digitalisation zone is sponsored by Enppi and ESRI.

EGYPS 2022 will feature the third edition of the Youth Engagement Programme, supported by headline sponsor ExxonMobil. An edutainment agenda providing an onsite learning platform, engaging with high school students within the framework of STEM Education focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, to ultimately encourage them to pursue careers in the oil and gas industry.The programme will feature two trip fields to Exxon blending plants.

EGYPS will unite the international Oil and Gas community over 3 days, with more than 450 exhibitors, and recent international country pavilions confirmed, including Germany, Italy, Cyprus, Russia, and the UAE. Participating NOCs include EGPC, EGAS, ECHEM, Ganope, CHC, Hellenic, ENOC, Sudapet,Zarubezhneft. Participating IOCs include Apache, bp, Chevron, Eni, Kuwait Energy, Total Energies, Capricorn Energy, ExxonMobil, Mubadala Petroleum, Cherion, INA, Wintershell, Dragon Oil, Shell, and TransGlobe Energy.  Technology and Service providers include Axens, AspenTech, Baker Hughes, Enppi, Halliburton, Huawei, NESR, Petrojet, Siemens Energy, Schlumberger, Schneider Electric, Technip Energies, ESRI

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GPCA Conference to spotlight
role of Responsible Care® in
‘New NormalThe 4 th GPCA Responsible Care Conference will take place on 31 October – 2 November 2021 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 October 2021 – ‘Seizing the ‘new normal’ opportunities
through Responsible Care’ is the theme of the upcoming 4 th GPCA Responsible Care
Conference which will take place on 31 October – 2 November 2021 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,
the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association, the voice of the chemical industry in the
Arabian Gulf, announced today.   “Rising to the new normal challenges and
opportunities” .        Register for the conference here: https://gpcaresponsiblecare.com/



WTO Reform Paper Comes Ahead of Highly Anticipated WTO Public Forum 2021 and Twelfth WTO Ministerial Conference

(13 September 2021) – The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), the global voice of the chemicals industry, released its consensus paper outlining a progressive set of recommendations for modernizing the World Trade Organization (WTO). The paper is a seminal achievement for the ICCA, bringing together a common agenda from geographically diverse, developed and developing economy members, and representing trading partners both large and small. Through this paper, ICCA is defining a path forward for reforming the WTO and restoring functionality to the rules-based trade system as well as advancing substantive multilateral negotiations.

“ICCA’s 164 members account for more than 98 percent of all global chemicals trade, contributing nearly $2 trillion to the global economy,” said Lisa Schroeter, global director of trade and investment policy at Dow, and chair of ICCA’s Trade Policy Network. “No one has seen an entire global industry coalesce around clear actions

for the WTO membership quite like this before. We’re proud of the work we’ve done and we look forward to discussing our recommendations at the WTO Public Forum later this month.”

In developing the paper, ICCA sought input from across the full spectrum of economies, including Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. The result, ICCA believes, is a series of recommendations that are worker-centric, focused on protecting human health and the environment, and designed to support a more sustainable economy.

“Around the globe, manufacturers are still reeling from one of the most volatile trading environments in recent memory,” said Ed Brzytwa, director international affairs at the American Chemistry Council (ACC). “ICCA analyzed the myriad challenges our members have faced firsthand over the past five years, and put that experience to work developing a comprehensive, detailed, and actionable set of recommendations for WTO reform. Our joint paper is a guide for leveraging trade and chemistry to reinvigorate global economic growth and to address pressing challenges like climate change. We look forward to partnering with the WTO to help reaffirm its position as the cornerstone of the multilateral, rules-based trading system and help leverage

trade to create a safer, healthier, and more sustainable world.”

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To support the launch of the new paper, ICCA partnered with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) for a virtual panel discussion featuring delegates from ICCA and other trade experts that endorse the ICCA’s recommendations.

“Chemistry drives economic growth, which is a key element of sustainable development,” said Alejandra Acosta, former regulatory official with the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Argentina. “But in my experience, the lack of environmental policy or the existence of conflicting regulations between countries that are trade partners, can exacerbate environmental threats and make it difficult for safer and innovative products of chemistry to reach the countries that need them the most. ICCA has identified regulatory cooperation on chemicals as one way the WTO can promote achieving high levels of protection for human health and the environment through high-quality science and risk-based regulatory instruments while also reducing trade barriers. It’s a win-win”.

“In Africa, a rules-based, multilateral trading system remains critical for smaller countries that do not have the strength of massive commercial power behind them,” said Catherine Grant Makokera, director of Tutwa Consulting Group and trade consultant to the South African Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA). “African countries have strong representation in the WTO, which is an attractive club for the remaining accession candidates to join. For example, by fully implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, trade leaders can begin to help address the high transport costs and connectivity challenges of the continent.”

“Ensuring the uninterrupted supply of chemicals to the world is a key imperative for global and regional leaders, as chemicals serve as key building blocks to scores of products and materials we use every day, and cater to many end-user industries,” said Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), based in Dubai. “Earlier this year, GPCA joined peer associations to develop a position paper which highlights the importance of a modernized and fully functioning WTO. I am pleased to see ICCA’s recommendations come at just the right time as global free trade faces a growing threat in countries across the world, and trade protectionism is on the rise.

ICCA encourages anyone who is interested in WTO reform to participate in the upcoming WTO Public Forum and 12th WTO Ministerial Conference. Stakeholders can also engage alongside ICCA on Twitter using the hashtags #WTOPublicForum and #MC12.


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American Chemistry Council [email protected]

Irene van Luijken

European Chemical Industry Council [email protected]

American Chemistry Council awards Solvay-partner for Indian sustainable guar initiative.

Brussels, BELGIUM, June 9, 2021

Solvay’s partner in the Sustainable Guar Initiative, non-profit organization TechnoServe, has received the External Collaborator Award from the American Chemistry Council (ACC), for its commitment to working collaboratively with ACC members and others throughout the guar supply chain to drive sustainability and innovation.

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Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Associationand Oxford Business Group to team up

                                    for new Covid-19 Response Report.

Regional Plastic Community Re-affirms Commitment to Circular Economy

Leading players from the entire plastic value chain will converge for the 11th GPCA PlastiCon on 18-19 March at Park Hyatt Dubai, UAE to reaffirm their commitment to the circular economy and address the plastic waste challenge enabled through cross-industry collaboration, value chain integration and investment in innovative technologies.

Regional Plastic Community Re-affirms Commitment to Circular Economy

Leading players from the entire plastic value chain will converge for the 11th GPCA PlastiCon on 18-19 March at Park Hyatt Dubai, UAE to reaffirm their commitment to the circular economy and address the plastic waste challenge enabled through cross-industry collaboration, value chain integration and investment in innovative technologies.


Plast Eurasia Istanbul 2019, 29th International Istanbul Plastics Industry Fair, organized by TUYAP in cooperation with PAGEV (Turkish Plastics Industry Foundation), brought together 1.085 companies and company representatives from 40 countries and 52.361 professional visitors from 106 countries on the 4-7 December, 2019 in Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul.

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‘GPCA Pulse of the Chemical Industry Report’ featuring the key achievements of the region’s chemical industry was released at the 14th Annual GPCA Forum.

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the voice of the chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf, has highlighted the growth and success of the chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf following the release of ‘GPCA Pulse of the Chemical Industry Report’ today at the 14th Annual GPCA Forum, which took place from December 3-5, 2019 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.

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ArabPlast, Middle East’s Premium International Trade Fair for Plastics, Petrochemicals, Packaging & Rubber Industry will attract global industry players with an aim to reinforce brand image & forge international alliances.

The 15th Edition of the event in 2021 will offer international & regional exhibitors a common ground to showcase their products, revolutionary innovations, processes & practical solutions, advanced analytics & cutting edge technologies as well as commercial & operational capabilities.

Expected to be attended by over 900 exhibitors from 35 worldwide country, it is the right place to network with industry peers and share intelligence.

For the very first time ArabPlast, will present to its exhibitors and visitors, alike, a systemized and technically advanced conference as an extension to the trade fair with an aim to create a spark in many minds!

Through an electric mix of speakers, exhibitors and visitors will be introduced to new ideas that will inspire them into action. Furthermore, companies and professionals will be able to engage in complex and controversial discussions aimed to shape the future of related industries. 

The conference will open into the world of: Sustainability, Biodegradable Plastics, Reinforced Plastics, Industry 4.0, 3D Printing, Medical Plastics……. & more!

Be a part of this Mega Event!

Organizer: Al Fajer Information & Services

Venue: Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Phone: +97143406888 Ext: 240/224

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Website: www.arabplast.info

NPE 2018, Orlando ,USA. Press Releases:

Media Contact: Lorenzo Fernandez

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For Immediate Release

NPE 2018, Booth #S37015


ORLANDO, Fla. May 7, 2018 – At NPE2018, Orion Engineered Carbons (NYSE: OEC) is introducing its newest conductive Specialty Carbon Black XPB 633 BEADS. XPB 633 BEADS are specifically developed for thermoplastics requiring conductivity and anti-static properties. In addition, Orion is showcasing PRINTEX® zeta A BEADS for pressure pipe; AROSPERSE® 5-183A BEADS for wire and cable applications; and PRINTEX® kappa 10 for applications requiring electrostatic dissipation. NPE2018, the International Plastics Showcase, will takes place today through May 11 in Orlando, Florida.

XPB 633 BEADS are ideally suited for plastic auto body parts that require conductivity to ensure trouble-free coating. They also are appropriate for electronics packaging and for blown films for a range of packaging applications.

“XPB 633 BEADS exhibit excellent dispersion quality,” said Bhuvanesh Yerigeri, Ph.D., Senior Technical Market Manager, Polymers, Americas. “Plus, they improve compound melt flow rates and mechanical properties compared to our predecessor grade.”

Orion continues to expand its portfolio of Specialty Carbon Black grades. “We are always fine-tuning our offerings to respond to the evolving requirements of a broad range of polymeric applications and to improve finished-product performance," said Joey LeBlanc, Marketing Manager, Polymers, Americas.

Purity, Cleanliness, Dispersibility

PRINTEX® zeta A BEADS are designed especially for use in PE 100 and PE 4710 pipe for gas and water distribution. The high chemical purity and physical cleanliness of PRINTEX® zeta A BEADS minimize taste and odor effects. Low compound moisture absorption and excellent microscopic dispersion performance ensure a smooth, defect-free pipe. In addition, PRINTEX® zeta A BEADS provide superb UV protection for long-term stability.

AROSPERSE® 5-183A BEADS, a soft-beaded Furnace Black for use in semi-conductive insulation shields for medium-voltage cables, is a very clean product with excellent dispersion properties. With low sulfur impurities and low sieve residues, AROSPERSE® 5-183A BEADS also make an excellent choice for potable water pipe, where high purity, cleanliness and excellent dispersion extend service life.

PRINTEX® kappa 10 provides electrostatic dissipation for applications such as high-end electronic packaging. A non-treated Furnace Black, PRINTEX® kappa 10 features low levels of ions and sulfur.

“The high physical cleanliness and smooth pellet quality of PRINTEX® kappa 10 results in excellent dispersion and surface smoothness,” said Dr. Yerigeri.

For more information about these and other Specialty Carbon Blacks from Orion Engineered Carbons, contact Joey LeBlanc, Marketing Manager, Polymers, Americas, ([email protected]) or Bhuvanesh Yerigeri, Ph.D, Senior Technical Market Manager, Polymers, Americas, (bhuvanesh.yerigeri@orioncarbons.com).

About Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. (NYSE: OEC)

Orion is a worldwide supplier of Carbon Black. We produce a broad range of Carbon Blacks that include high-performance Specialty Gas Blacks, Furnace Blacks, Lamp Blacks, Thermal Blacks and other Carbon Blacks that tint, colorize and enhance the performance of polymers, plastics, paints and coatings, inks and toners, textile fibers, adhesives and sealants, tires, and mechanical rubber goods such as automotive belts and hoses. Orion runs 14 global production sites and four Applied Technology Centers. The group has approximately 1,437 employees worldwide. For more information visit our website www.orioncarbons.com.