Program

DAY ZERO – 7 APRIL 2014

Seminar 1 – Opportunities with Plastic Pipes

14.00   Introduction – Robert J Lawrence, Managing Director, GULF PLASTIC PIPE ACADEMY

Welcome Hazeem Al Suwaidi  SVP  Middle East Africa and Emerging Markets BOROUGE and Chairman GPPA

14:10   Fifteen successful years of promoting consistent high quality PE100

Pierre Belloir, Technical Manager Total Petrochemicals, President PE100+ Association

14.30   Plastic Pipes in the oil & gas sector

Mohamed Ali Jaber, Application Marketing Manager, Borouge

14.50   Trends and developments in polyethylene for pipes

Wes Long, Director of Sales & Marketing, PETROCHEMICAL CONVERSION COMPANY

15.10   Q & A Session

15.30   Refreshments & networking

16.00   Whole life costing of plastic pipe systems

Mike Shepherd, Director, M A SHEPHERD LTD, Formerly Head of Operations, Thames Water

16.20     Innovation in HDPE pipe beyond material development

Abdulaziz Al-Sayyari, Technical marketing, HDPE Pipe, SABIC

16.40   Advances in pipe extrusion

Ralf Mickley, Head of Processing

Rainer Kottmeir, MD Infrastructure, BATTENFELD-CINCINNATI AUSTRIA GMBH

17.00   Role of standardisation in the development and design of polyethylene pressure pipeline systems

Steve Beech, ISO Plastic Pipe Committee Convenor, SHB Consulting

17:20   Q+A session

17.40   Close of seminar

 

Seminar 2 – Product Improvements through Masterbatches and Additives
Sponsored by ASTRA POLYMERS

14.00   Welcome &  Introduction

14.10   Masterbatches in GCC

Speaker from ASTRA POLYMERS

14.40   Consumer colour perceptions and their influence on the first moment of truth at the PoS

Ulf Trabert, Unit Manager, Cosmetics Brand Packaging, GABRIEL CHEMIE GROUP

15.10   Q & A Session

15.30   Refreshments & networking

16.00   Maximizing value creation and product differentiation through innovative stabilization solutions

Dr. Hayder Zahalka, Global Technology Manager, ADDIVANT

16.25   Synthetic Silica-Based Anti-blocking additives for easy film conversion

Claudia Haug, Manager Technical Customer Service, EMEA, GRACE

16.50   Latest generation clarifiers to support polypropylene conversion industry trends for quality, productivity & sustainability

Cristina M Acevedo, Global Product Line Manager, MILLIKEN

17.10   Q+A session

17.30   Close of seminar

18.00   Welcome Dinner
Sponsored by BOROUGE

 

DAY ONE – 8 APRIL 2014

09.00   Opening Address

Mr. Abdulaziz  Alhajri, Chairman, GPCA Plastics Committee and CEO, Borouge

 

Markets and Developments for Converted Plastics – global and regional

09.10   Keynote speaker : Innovations in plastics applications: thinking outside the box

Willem De Vos, CEO, Society of Plastics Engineers

09.30   The Flexible Packaging Market in the Middle East and Africa – Current and Future Trends

Paul Gaster, Director Flexible Packaging, PCI FILMS CONSULTING LIMITED

 

Success Stories from Regional and International Plastic Converters

09.50   Poultry Packaging with high barrier shrink films

Stefan Steinmeier, Managing Director, MS HIGH TECHNOLOGY FILMS

10.10   SCHUETZ Packaging Systems – Global development and local activities in the GCC region

Veit Enders, Business Unit Manager EMEA Packaging Systems,
SCHUETZ PACKAGING SYSTEMS

10.30    Q+A Session

10.50   Refreshments & networking

 

Opportunities for GCC converters

11.20   Global PE analysis: trends and outlook

Max Yong, Senior Analyst, Petrochemicals, PLATTS

11.40   Conversion opportunities in Jubail PlasChem Park

Mohammed A. Alazzaz, Director Value Parks, Sadara Chemical Company

12.00   Nylon Polymerization and Plastics Conversion Plants

Dr. Raed AlZubi, Executive President, Petrochemical Conversion Company

12.20   Innovation centre – Total support to plastic convertors

Jan Roger Karlsson, Scientific Services Group Manager, BOROUGE

12.40   Q+A Session

13.00   LUNCH AND EXHIBITION
Sponsored by SIPCHEM

 

 18.00 GPCA Plastics Excellence Awards and Gala Dinner
Sponsored by SABIC

 

DAY TWO – 9 APRIL 2014

09.00   Welcome & Introduction

09.10   Applications for Plastic Products

Dr. Ulrich Reiners, Managing Director, EXECUTIVE PACKAGING

 09.30  Cleaning without water – Recycling of contaminated plastic

Gerhard Ossberger, Area Sales Manager, MAS MASCHINEN-UND ANLAGENBAU SCHULZ GMBH

 

Printing Technologies  – a quantum leap

09.50   Printed Electronics on Plastics

Dr Klaus Hecker, Managing Director, OE-A ORGANIC PRINTED ELECTORNICS ASSOCiATION

10.10   Digital Printing on Plastic – Technology and Market Overview

Sean Smyth, Consultant, PIRA

10.30   Q+A Session

10.50   Refreshments & networking

 

Plastics in Health Care Applications

11.20   Plastic Resins for Healthcare applications

Hery Randrianantoandro, Healthcare Segment Leader, SABIC

11.40   Safety and compliance measurements for the use of polyolefins in healthcare applications

Shahin Sandino, Marketing Manager Healthcare,  LYONDELLBASELL

12.00   Packaging Processes for Medical Products

Stefan Krakow, Product Manager, GEA FOOD SOLUTIONS

12.20   Q+A Session

12.40   Closing Remarks

13.00   LUNCH AND EXHIBITION