On behalf of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime
Minister, H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, the Minister of Oil,
inaugurated the 11th edition of the International Conference and Exhibition on
Chemistry in Industry on Tuesday morning, 29 October 2019, at the Gulf Hotel,
hosted by the Kingdom of Bahrain under the theme of ‘Breakthrough Solutions
Through Innovative Materials’. This important event is organized by the
American Chemical Society, represented by the Saudi branch of International
Chemistry, in coordination with the National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) and
supported by Saudi Aramco and a number of local and international companies.
H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, expressed his deep thanks and appreciation to H.R.H. the Prime Minister, for patronaging this international event, which is one of the most important conferences and exhibitions in the oil and chemical industry, and for the continuous support by the government. As this conference has a high-level platform for sharing knowledge, opinions and experiences among specialists, engineers, technicians and VIPs from national, regional and international oil companies.
H.E. pointed out that this conference is one of the conferences where a number of large international companies specialized in the industry are sharing the latest experiences and are providing the best management and technical practices and reviewing the best innovative solutions to promote the development and prosperity in this industry.
H.E. also commended the keenness of the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain to provide the utmost support to this type of specialized events that benefit the economic, knowledge and development system and consecrate the principle of exchange of information, experiences and expertise and participate in capacity-building and skills. In addition to refining the skills and expertise of the human element, which is a fundamental pillar of the development process.
H.E. the Minister said that the chemical industry at present is considered one of the many industries with a wide range that serve mankind in various fields. H.E. also stated that we need to work hard to study these challenges and move forward to overcome these challenges through the optimal use of energy and benefit from the expertise and modern technology and the great potential of these technologies to address current and future challenges.
H.E. the Minister pointed out that innovation and creativity to the latest technologies and the exchange of information and expertise and training of human cadres, are capable of making a promising industrial future, which is one of the most important tools that we must seriously think to reach the highest standards of progress, development and prosperity in this vital industry. H.E. stated that the performance of the Bahraini oil companies affiliated to the National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) are using the best practices and advanced technologies to improve its work in various fields, using environmentally friendly technologies such as advanced trends in getting carbon and enhance oil recovery in the field of petrochemicals and refining. H.E. highly appreciated the Bahraini's and especially the youths, that contributed in achieving many national achievements in this field.
At the end of his speech, H.E. the Minister of Oil expressed his great thanks and appreciation to the leadership for the support to the oil and gas sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain, which has achieved positive results in ensuring the sustainability of economic growth in the Kingdom. Also H.E. thanked Fahad Al-Muhaish, President of the conference, for his excellent efforts in preparing and organizing this great event, as well as for the keynote speakers, chairpersons, participating delegations and exhibitors, wishing them every success.
The conference included five main themes that were attended by a number of international speakers from around the world: the role of innovative materials and their applications in future industries, the circular economy and achieving the concept of sustainability, the role of artificial intelligence and technology in the discovery of materials, and the creation of catalysts in the chemical industry and refining innovative solutions to the challenges of oil exploration and extraction.
H.E. the Minister of Oil and a number of senior officials, inaugurated the accompanying exhibition, where H.E. was briefed on the products and services that represent the latest technologies in the oil, gas and petrochemicals industry. The 956-square-meter exhibition had attracted more than 30 national and international oil and gas and refining companies, including Saudi Aramco, German Metals, SABIC, SASREF Refinery, Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO), GCI Group, Halliburton company and other companies specialized in this vital field.