Saudi minister warns of uncertainty as he addresses sustainable future

Saudi minister warns of uncertainty and addresses sustainable future

RIYADH, November 9, 2022 – Saudi Arabia is set to launch the 16th annual Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) forum in Riyadh, the Middle Eastern downstream sector organiser announced on Monday.

The conference will be held on December 6-8, 2022, hosted by Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, which is 70% owned by NOC Saudi Aramco.

The inaugural address will be delivered by the Kingdom’s Minister of Energy Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud.


This year’s theme is Chemistry in Action: Shaping a Sustainable Future.

The event will include a ministerial panel with regional energy ministers, one plenary address, two keynote sessions, two inaugural sessions and four leadership dialogues.

“Climate change, food insecurity, and economic upheaval are converging to create a future that looks increasingly uncertain,” said Abdulwahab Al Sadoun, secretary general of GPCA.

“With a fantastic speaker line-up, we hope to shed light on how the chemical industry can continue to provide solutions to global challenges, the role of innovation and digitalisation in helping to achieve this and what plans companies have got in place to meet their commitment towards sustainability and decarbonization.”

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