Dr Ahmed Al Sharayan, chairman, Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC), and secretary general, National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA), has applauded the GPIC's dedication in preparing for the upcoming Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) eighth annual fertiliser convention in Bahrain.
The eighth GPCA Fertiliser Convention will take place during 26-28 September 2017 at Ritz Carlton, Bahrain, under the theme, ‘New beginnings: Return to growth’.
The event is being held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, oil minister, Bahrain, in co-operation with 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 in ensuring the event’s success.
Dr Al Sharayan said that the event was 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,” Dr Al Sharayan commented. “The event would prove once again that Bahrain is well-experienced in hosting major conferences,” added Dr Al Sharayan.
Dr Al Sharayan said that the petrochemical industry, especially the fertiliser industry, took off in the region in the mid-1960s. “The $7bn regional production accounts for about a quarter of the world’s total production and sales of more than 38 million tons annually,” remarked Dr Al Sharayan.
According to him, the industry was considered the basis for sustainable development and support to the national economy in the GCC countries.
Dr Al Sharayan thanked GPIC for its efforts and professionalism and said it proved its leadership was a success at all levels.