Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Oil & Gas(Energy and Industry)
Filter PR by
  
Region's first of its kind initiative to launch in November
 

The GPCA Legacy Initiative and GPCA Legacy Award “Al Rowad” )) will debut during the 12th Annual GPCA Forum in Dubai to recognize the pioneers of the Arabian Gulf chemical industry

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 November 2017:  The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) is proud to announce the launch of the GPCA Legacy Initiative and GPCA Legacy Award “Al Rowad” )) dedicated to the pioneers of the chemical and petrochemical industry in the Arabian Gulf. 

First of its kind in the region, the annual program will honor individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to foster and strengthen the development of the chemical and petrochemical industry in one or more of the GCC states. It will further aim to recognize, preserve, and make known the achievements of those individuals who set the foundations for a regional chemical industry, and played a pivotal role in establishing its position as an important global player.   

This year GPCA will be honoring the late Dr. Ghazi Al-Gosaibi (1940 – 2010), Yousif Al-Shirawi (1927 – 2012) and Abdulbaqi Al-Nouri (1929 – 2010), all of whom would be recognized as Arabian Gulf Chemical Pioneers and would be posthumously bestowed with the GPCA Legacy Award “Al Rowad” )).

Dr. Ghazi Al-Gosaibi, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Industry and Electricity (1976-1983) and first Chairman of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), will be recognized for his instrumental role in founding SABIC, and leading it into a path of great development and success.

Yousif Al-Shirawi, Minister of Development and Industry, Bahrain (1971 – 1995) will be awarded for the key role he played in establishing a petrochemical industry in the country, in addition to the formation of the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC), the first and only regional GCC joint venture.
The GPCA Legacy Award “Al Rowad” )) will also be bestowed upon Abdulbaqi Al-Nouri, former Chairman and Managing Director of Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), for spearheading the development of Kuwait’s chemical fertilizer industry and laying out the strategy that PIC followed to become an important manufacturer of aromatics and olefins.

Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, Secretary General, GPCA, commented, “These prominent individuals were the first to realize and explore the potential of setting up a chemical industry in the region by challenging the status quo, by overcoming any obstacle on the way and illuminating the road for the next generations to come. Through this initiative, GPCA seeks to pay tribute to their life and achievements, foster national pride and inspire current and future generations to emulate outstanding individuals from our industry’s past.”

“We believe that the history of the industry in our region is an important shared legacy that brings us together and encourages us to advance our industry even further. In addition, this initiative brings attention to a shared heritage, and thereby strives to strengthen the sense of community among GPCA member companies,” he added.

The official launch will take place during Day 1 of the 12th Annual GPCA Forum, 28 November at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. In future years, further pioneers will be recognized for their achievements and honored as part of the initiative.

Nominations for the GPCA Legacy Initiative and GPCA Legacy Award )) are currently made by members of a Nomination Committee, comprising long-time industry veterans, with each of the GCC states represented on the committee. Nominations can also be made by members of GPCA’s Board.

To qualify for the initiative, a candidate must be retired for three years from all involvement in the petrochemical industry and must have been based in the Arabian Gulf region when realizing the achievements for which they are being recognized.


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 9534 times
PR Category : Energy and Industry
Posted on : Thursday, November 9, 2017  10:29:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : 7% growth of oil and gas companies in Jafza
Next Story : Rock Wettability Research Breakthrough from Khalifa Universi...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Marchon Eyewear Summer 2018 Collections [9522-Views]
du Distributes Eid Gifts at Al Jalila Children's Hospital [9211-Views]
Al-Futtaim ACE celebrates Eid with exciting offers and activities [8589-Views]
24 hour Mega Sale at Dalma Mall! [8351-Views]
Filorga introduces two new additions to its UV-BRONZE range offering a comprehensive range... [7729-Views]
Purify Your Skin with Skin Republic [7534-Views]
A Sparkling Gift Guide for Eid al-Fitr by Mouawad [6930-Views]
Al Ghandi Auto brings the most Affordable Electric Vehicle - Chevrolet Bolt EV - to the UA... [6112-Views]
Rapid renewal of smartphone portfolio brings next generation Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 to fans ... [5704-Views]
Captivate Your Senses with Marks & Spencer's Exclusive Oud Collection [5490-Views]
Stylish men's watch - BU4018-11H - with rose gold case and black dial is a real beauty [5423-Views]
Splash's Life After Fashion' Campaign Breathes New Life into Old Garments [5398-Views]
Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center distributes Eidia on first day of Eid [5356-Views]
Crowe Horwath announces global rebrand to Crowe Sometimes a smart decision is a simple... [5350-Views]
iVOOMi Smartphones Enter the UAE Market Exclusively on SOUQ.com [5313-Views]
New open-air member of the AMG GT family [5295-Views]
The Summer Just Got Sweeter with the New Palm Candy Collection from Max [5264-Views]
Abu Dhabi Treats Eid Al Fitr Visitors to Shopping Bonanza with 90% Discounts Across 15 Sel... [5209-Views]
All Abroad Mobile Cinema Bus presented by Pert Plus [5148-Views]
Tissot Chrono XL Tour de France Special Edition Cycling just got big [4892-Views]
Skydance: The Sun shining amid the immensity of the galaxy [4801-Views]
Hair Rituel by Sisley Now available at Paris Gallery [4752-Views]
Great Moments Manero Flyback accompanies Swiss National Soccer Team To Russia [4673-Views]
The Lacoste Moon Collection [4648-Views]
Boss watches presents Master Collection [4630-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories