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17 September 2017

Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) Chairman and National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) Secretary General Dr. Ahmed Al Sharayan has applauded the company’s dedication in preparing for the upcoming Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association (GPCA) Eighth Annual Conference in Bahrain.

The event is being held under the patronage of Oil Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, in co-operation with the GPIC and NOGA.

Dr. Al Sharayan noted the professionalism of the company management and its working team in taking care of all logistics to ensure the success of the event, which attracts top personalities from the region and around the world.

Dr. Al Sharayan praised the Oil Minister’s interest and follow-up to details of preparations and ensure the event’s success.

The Chairman said the event is of great importance to the fertiliser industry since heads of the region’s largest companies and government representatives would meet to exchange information and discuss issues related to global food security.

"There is no doubt that this event would enhance Bahrain’s reputation and excellence in hosting large forums and conferences,” he said. “The event would prove once again that Bahrain is well-experienced in hosting major conferences.”

The Chairman said the petrochemical industry, especially the fertiliser industry, took off in the region in the mid-60s. “The $7 billion regional production accounts for about a quarter of the world’s total production and sales of more than 38 million tons annually.”

He said the industry is considered the basis for sustainable development and support to the national economy in GCC countries.

The Chairman thanked the GPIC for its efforts and professionalism and said it proved its leadership was a success at all levels.