MANAMA: Bahrain is set to host the 8th Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Fertiliser Convention from September 26 to 28 at The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain.
The convention will be patronised by Oil Minister Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa.
Under the theme “New Beginnings: Return to Growth”, the convention aims to attract key figures in from the region and beyond to connect and exchange thoughts and expertise and to share latest technologies and trends driving development in the fertiliser industry. It will also focus on issues pertaining to food security, long-term strategies of manufacturing fertilisers and enhance competitiveness as well as protect the environment.
The convention is organised by the Arab Fertiliser Association and GPCA’s certiliser committee with the co-operation of the National Oil and Gas Authority (Noga).
Key speakers include Shaikh Mohammed, GPIC president Dr Abdulrahman Jawahery, Ma’aden president and chief executive Khalid Al Mudaifer, CEO of China National Chemical Information Centre Consulting Peter Huang, International Fertiliser Association director general Charlotte Hebebrand and Maire Tecnimont Innovation Centre vice-president Robert Smulders.
Dr Jawahery, who is also the chair of the GPCA Fertiliser Committee, praised the important role played by GPIC in preparing the conference sessions and providing the appropriate environment for the success of its meetings. He also expressed the hope that the conference will achieve its objectives and aims to invite all guests and participants to take advantage of the event, and to explore the latest industry strategy around the world, and to learn more about the challenges and solutions faced by the fertiliser industry regionally and globally.
He added that GPIC will do its best to provide all the conditions for the success of the upcoming conference, which he described as an annual great gathering that is reinforced by the presence of industry elites in the Arab world and the world.
GPCA Fertiliser Convention is an annual event that creates a platform for key industry figures, consumers and government representatives to exchange information and discuss key issues regarding food security and long-term strategies regarding fertiliser manufacture and application.