Wednesday 13 March 2019 | Day 1

08:00 – 08:30

Registration and welcome coffee

Conference session

08:30 – 08:40

Welcome, agenda and technical information

Conference session

08:50 – 09:15

Opening remarks – Vision and context of the summit

Keynote session: Oil-to-chemicals – Breakthrough in production of petrochemicals

09:15 – 09:35

Driving downstream through research and innovation

Conference session

11:00 – 11:30

Networking break

Social networking

Session 2: Transforming R&I through technology

11:30 – 12:00

Digitalization of R&I in the petrochemical industry

Conference session

12:00 – 12:30

Artificial intelligence innovations for chemicals

Conference session

12:30 – 13:00

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

13:00 – 14:30

Networking lunch and prayer

Social networking

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Session 3: Case studies of digitalization in the chemical industry in participative format

14:30 – 15:00

Gamification of R&D in the digital age

Conference session

15:00 – 16:30

Workshop 1: Gamification of R&D in the digital age

Conference session

Workshop 2: Opportunity for improved quality and cost

Conference session

Workshop 3: Next generation process modelling – utilizing digital twins

Conference session

16:30 – 16:45

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

16:45 – 17:00

Summary of day one and outlook on day two’s program

Conference session

19:00 – 21:00

Gala dinner and awards

Social networking

Sponsored by:
SABIC

Thursday 14 March 2019 | Day 2

08:00 – 08:30

Registration and welcome coffee

Sponsored by:
SipChem

08:30 – 08:50

Opening remarks: Technology and innovation as key enablers of petrochemicals growth in the gulf

Conference session

Session 4: Performance chemicals

08:50 – 09:20

Keynote: Performance chemicals – Key enablers for value creation and sustainable societal process

Conference session

09:20 – 09:50

Keynote: Innovative solution in agriculture applications based on polyacrylate

Conference session

09:50 – 10:20

The debate on plastic: New paradigms in the chemical industry

Conference session

10:20 – 10:50

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

10:50 – 11:20

Networking break

Social networking

Session 5: Case studies on technology implementation relevant for the
Gulf region

11:20 – 11:40

PE differentiation using gas phase m-LLDPE and Nexlene products

Conference session

11:40 – 12:00

Borlink – a versatile technology platform enabling efficient energy transfer

Conference session

12:00 – 12:20

Application of solid oxide fuel cell technology for power generation in KSA

Conference session

12:20 – 12:40

Hydro-dearylation: Upgrading low-value aromatics

Conference session

12:40 – 13:00

Developing local solutions to support the downstream industry

Conference session

13:00 – 13:20

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

13:20 – 13:30

Closing address

Conference session

13:30 – 15:00

Networking lunch and prayer

Social networking

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13 March 2019

Wednesday 13 March 2019 | Day 1

08:00 – 08:30

Registration and welcome coffee

Conference session

08:30 – 08:40

Welcome, agenda and technical information

Conference session

08:50 – 09:15

Opening remarks – Vision and context of the summit

Keynote session: Oil-to-chemicals – Breakthrough in production of petrochemicals

09:15 – 09:35

Driving downstream through research and innovation

Conference session

11:00 – 11:30

Networking break

Social networking

Session 2: Transforming R&I through technology

11:30 – 12:00

Digitalization of R&I in the petrochemical industry

Conference session

12:00 – 12:30

Artificial intelligence innovations for chemicals

Conference session

12:30 – 13:00

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

13:00 – 14:30

Networking lunch and prayer

Social networking

Sponsored by:

Session 3: Case studies of digitalization in the chemical industry in participative format

14:30 – 15:00

Gamification of R&D in the digital age

Conference session

15:00 – 16:30

Workshop 1: Gamification of R&D in the digital age

Conference session

Workshop 2: Opportunity for improved quality and cost

Conference session

Workshop 3: Next generation process modelling – utilizing digital twins

Conference session

16:30 – 16:45

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

16:45 – 17:00

Summary of day one and outlook on day two’s program

Conference session

19:00 – 21:00

Gala dinner and awards

Social networking

Sponsored by:
SABIC
14 March 2019

Thursday 14 March 2019 | Day 2

08:00 – 08:30

Registration and welcome coffee

Sponsored by:
SipChem

08:30 – 08:50

Opening remarks: Technology and innovation as key enablers of petrochemicals growth in the gulf

Conference session

Session 4: Performance chemicals

08:50 – 09:20

Keynote: Performance chemicals – Key enablers for value creation and sustainable societal process

Conference session

09:20 – 09:50

Keynote: Innovative solution in agriculture applications based on polyacrylate

Conference session

09:50 – 10:20

The debate on plastic: New paradigms in the chemical industry

Conference session

10:20 – 10:50

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

10:50 – 11:20

Networking break

Social networking

Session 5: Case studies on technology implementation relevant for the
Gulf region

11:20 – 11:40

PE differentiation using gas phase m-LLDPE and Nexlene products

Conference session

11:40 – 12:00

Borlink – a versatile technology platform enabling efficient energy transfer

Conference session

12:00 – 12:20

Application of solid oxide fuel cell technology for power generation in KSA

Conference session

12:20 – 12:40

Hydro-dearylation: Upgrading low-value aromatics

Conference session

12:40 – 13:00

Developing local solutions to support the downstream industry

Conference session

13:00 – 13:20

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

13:20 – 13:30

Closing address

Conference session

13:30 – 15:00

Networking lunch and prayer

Social networking

Sponsored by: