Saudi Downstream Forum

Al-Fanateer Cultural Center, Jubail Industrial City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, February 14, 2016

Location: Al-Fanateer Cultural Center, Jubail Industrial City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Date: 8th March, 2016 - 10th March, 2016

Description: The forum attracts expert speakers from around the Globe to talk about the most topical issues facing the downstream industry and is attended by high level delegates from the public and private sectors. The programme will focus on developing and diversifying the Kingdom's downstream industries and attracting new investment.

Speakers:

H.H. Prince Saud Bin Abdullah Bin Thunayyan Al-Saud
Chairman, Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu and SABIC

H.E. Dr. Mosleh Al Otaibi
Chief Executive Officer (Jubail), Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu

Amin H. Nasser
Chief Executive Officer, Saudi Aramco

Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan
Acting Vice-Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, SABIC

Warren Wilder
Vice President, Chemicals, Saudi Aramco

Prof. Dr. Siegfried Russwurm
Member of the Managing Board and Chief Technology Officer, Siemens AG

James D. McIlvenny
Senior Vice President, The Dow Chemical Co.

Ulrich Bartel
Vice President Compounding and Extrusion and Executive Board Member, Coperion

Ziad S. Al-Labban
Chief Executive Officer, Sadara

Dr. Raed AlZubi
PCC Executive President, Petrochemical Conversion Co. (PCC)

Tariq Bakhsh
Vice President, Special Project, National Industrial Clusters Development Programme

Eng. Abdullah Yassin Al-Eid
Director of Industrial Cluster Department (Jubail), Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu

Mark Hardaker
President, Triomada Plastic International Co.

Dr. Samir A. Al-Baiyat
Supervisor Technology Transfer, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (TTIE) Supervisor, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Sanjay Sharma
Vice President Chemical Consulting Middle East/India, IHS Global FZ LLC

Topics/workshops:

SESSION 1: THE STRATEGIC DIRECTION OF THE SAUDI ARABIAN DOWNSTREAM MARKET IN A VOLATILE OIL PRICE ENVIRONMENT
Date: 9 March 2016

  • The direction of the market for downstream industry in a volatile oil price environment
  • What polices are needed to achieve economic sustainability in an environment of unstable commodity prices
  • Opportunities for the development of the manufacturing sector in Saudi Arabia
  • Primary industries and their contribution to downstream industry formation
  • Encouraging the private sector to develop and setup viable downstream industries

SESSION 2: PANEL DISCUSSION – THE FACILITATION OF INVESTMENT INTO THE KINGDOM’S DOWNSTREAM SECTOR
Date: 9 March 2016

  • What actions need to be taken by local authorities to ease the experience of investors?
  • The need for an integrated and adaptive system where planners and operators have end-to-end visibility that improves decision making
  • The enablers’ role in coordinating the flow of investment into the kingdom’s downstream sector
  • Key stakeholders’ role in providing support services for the growth of local and regional investment
  • Project investment, support and financial appraisal – What are the prerequisites?

SESSION 3: DOWNSTREAM OPPORTUNITIES IN THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA
Date: 9 March 2016

  • The establishment of a world-class industrial park for the chemical and conversion industries – RCJY’s Plaschem Park
  • Product and application opportunities
  • Downstream opportunities throughout KSA including Jizan Economic City

SESSION 4: THE CONVERSION INDUSTRY – PLASTICS, PACKAGING AND SPECIALITY PRODUCTS
Date: 9 March 2016

  • Identifying the challenges faced by the conversion sector
  • Supporting local market growth, import substitution and international distribution
  • The need to maximise efficiency, lower costs and continuously innovate
  • Establishing the demand from cross-industries

SESSION 5: GLOBAL TRENDS IN NEW DOWNSTREAM TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION
Date: 10 March 2016

  • Emerging products and new manufacturing techniques for downstream

o Film and sheet extrusion
o Injection molding
o Masterbatch compounding
o Advanced 3D printing
o Automation

SESSION 6: PANEL DISCUSSION – SUPPORT FOR INDUSTRIAL R&D: PROCESS IMPROVEMENTS AND NEW MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS
Date: 10 March 2016

  • R&D and innovation centers - understanding the prospects for technical cooperation
  • Support mechanisms such as research universities, innovation parks, finance, regulation and government support
  • Enabling new and innovative industry creation unique to the Kingdom
  • Progress in the development of focused technology incubation centres
  • Aligning R&D efforts with the future strategic needs of the Kingdom and transitioning public R&D results to production and service sectors

Contacts: Mamdouh Elgohary m.elgohary@bme-global.com / +44 203 463 1022

Organizer/Sponsors: Under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two holy Mosques. Organised by the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu. Sponsored by SABIC, Aramco, Sadara, Marafiq, Air Liquire, Reda, Sherbiny, NGDC, Linde, Satorp

Event URL: http://www.saudidownstream.com

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