GPCA fer­tiliser con­ven­tion to take place in Oman from Sept 18

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The 9th Gulf Petro­chem­i­cals & Chem­i­cals As­so­ci­a­tion (GPCA) Fer­tilis­ers Con­ven­tion will be held un­der the pa­tron­age of HE Dr. Mo­hammed Bin Ha­mad Al Rumhy, Min­is­ter of Oil and Gas, Oman, from Septem­ber 18 to 20, in Mus­cat. The event will open with a wel­come ad­dress from HE Dr. Mo­hammed Al Rumhy and open­ing re­marks from Dr. Ab­dul­rah­man Jawa­h­ery, Pres­i­dent, GPIC and Chair­man, GPCA Fer­tiliser Com­mit­tee. The key­note ad­dress on day one will be pre­sented by Rakesh Ka­pur, the Pres­i­dent of the In­ter­na­tional Fer­tiliser As­so­ci­a­tion (IFA), and Joint Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of In­dian Farm­ers Fer­tiliser Co­op­er­a­tive (IFFCO), while Char­lotte He­be­brand, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral, In­ter­na­tional Fer­tiliser As­so­ci­a­tion (IFA), will de­liver day two key­note ad­dress.

Other dis­tin­guished speak­ers in­clude John Baffes, Se­nior Econ­o­mist, World Bank (De­vel­op­ment Prospects Group); Seta Tu­tund­jian, Di­rec­tor of Part­ner­ships and Knowl­edge

Man­age­ment, In­ter­na­tional Cen­ter for Bio sa­line Agri­cul­ture (ICBA); Dr. P. S. Gahlaut, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, In­dian Potash Lim­ited (IPL); Thomas Rings, Part­ner, A.T. Kear­ney; and

Dr. Khalid Hus­sain Al-As­saf, Di­rec­tor, Esti­damah Cen­ter, among oth­ers. In line with the GCC’s na­tional vi­sions, trans­for­ma­tion strate­gies and eco­nomic di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion drive, the re­gional fer­tilis­ers in­dus­try is un­der­go­ing a pe­riod of change. Feed­stock prices, con­straints in the sup­ply of gas within the re­gion and in­creas­ing com­pe­ti­tion in mar­kets abroad are forc­ing the in­dus­try to look for new ways to re­main com­pet­i­tive by cap­i­tal­is­ing on its strengths and seek­ing new op­por­tu­ni­ties for col­lab­o­ra­tion and in­no­va­tion through­out its value chain.

Re­flect­ing on these changes, the con­ven­tion will be held un­der the theme “New fron­tiers and op­por­tu­ni­ties”. A con­tent-rich agenda will high­light the key role of fer­tilis­ers in en­sur­ing food se­cu­rity in a world with rapidly grow­ing pop­u­la­tion and ris­ing de­mand for nu­tri­tion, pro­mote re­gional in­no­va­tions in agri­cul­ture and dis­cuss key trade trends from across the globe.

Tech­ni­cal ses­sions ded­i­cated to op­er­a­tional ef­fi­ciency and en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity along with a work­shop on cus­tomer value man­age­ment will pro­vide fur­ther op­por­tu­ni­ties to share knowl­edge and best prac­tice on this im­por­tant in­dus­try plat­form.

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