2nd MENA Polymers & Processing Markets

Dubai - This event explores the latest trends and what are the developments that lie ahead, among others - in the polymers and processing markets.

According to research company Proleads, the total value of all non-oil and gas industrial projects in the GCC region exceeds $115 billion currently. The first industrial city of Abu Dhabi includes economic zones for plastics manufacturing, base metals, building and construction products, electronics and automotive industries and that alone has already attracted $2.99 billion in investment. (Source: Zawya, 23 Oct 2007) Elsewhere in the Middle East, similar investments in setting up plastics conversion industry clusters are also taking root for eg. the new King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) and the Rabigh Conversion Industrial Park. How will these initiatives further shape the polymer and the downstream industry? What are the business opportunities present for polymer producers, traders and investors?

The region continues to witness increased growth in infrastructure which is estimated to reach $150 billion over the next 3 years. Some of these sectors include construction, real estate and manufacturing sectors. This signals good news for players as domestic demand for plastic pipes, profiles, packaging etc is also expected to increase. What is the growth potential for these products and what are the developments that lie ahead?

Even as domestic demand is expected to increase over the next few years, export markets still remain an attractive option for players. Freight cost and efficient supply chain are important concerns. What are the areas to look out for and are there any strategies to manage supply chain costs better?

Can local processors compete with other players from China, India and the rest of Asia? What is the current level of processing know-how in the region and what lessons
can they draw from other processors in mature markets?

Explore these and more at CMT’s 2nd MENA Polymers & Processing Markets Conference :

• Update on ‘Plastics Valley’ Projects
• Growth outlook of the compounding and masterbatch industry
• Regional Market Reviews of the Middle East
• Can the current Plastics Processing Technology match global standards?
• Applications driving polymer demand in :
- Plastic pipes & fittings
- Profiles
- Wire & Cable
- Packaging
• Logistics, Warehousing & Distribution Issues

You will network with
• CEOs
• Managing Directors
• Vice Presidents
• Sales & Marketing Directors
• Regional Directors
• General Managers
• Commercial & Technical Directors/Managers
• Business Development Directors/Managers
• Product Directors/ Managers
• Plant/Operation Managers
• Technology Licensing Managers from polymer producers,
traders, Catalyst and additive companies, plastics compounders,
plastics converters, Machinery suppliers, Banks & financial Institutions,
End-users (Plastic Pipes, Wire & Cable, Building and Construction,
Auto Parts, Geo Membrane, Packaging, etc), logistics &
warehousing companies, consulting firms and many more.


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Dr. R. Rajagopal
Knowgenix c/o Chemical Weekly
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Sion East Mumbai 400022, India
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From 15 Jan 2008
Until 16 Jan 2008
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