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Conference Programme

Monday, 5 March 2018

16:30 - 19:00

Conference Pre-registration ​

Date:

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

08:00 - 09:30

Registration and Morning Coffee Sponsored by Natpet-Schulman

Date:
09:30 - 12:00

Pre-conference Workshop 1

Date:

SMEs: Exploring Promising Industrial Manufacturing Opportunity and Revealing Encountered Obstacles and Challenging Situations

Designed to help audience to detect prosperous and successful business opportunities, and identify the available means to integrate major industrial projects, while avoiding the most common difficulties and face the various challenges throughout the creation and the operation of an SME, and learn more about:

•    Showcase of Natpet-Schulman (business, operation, logistics needs and administrative supports)
•    Developing clustering downstream industries
•    Local and regional support granted to SME entrepreneurs and take benefit from financial supports

Moderator:

Dr. Dirk Haensch, Member of the Board, Natpet-Schulman Specialty Plastic Compounds (L.L.C)

Speakers:

Matouq Jannah, Chairman of Board of Directors, Natpet-Schulman
Michael Blakemore, Senior Vice President, Advisian
Nawaf Al Sahhaf, CEO, Badir for Technology Incubators
Eng. Fuad M. Mosa, General Manager - Local Content & Business Development Unit, SABIC

12:00 - 13:00

Networking Lunch

Date:
13:00 - 15:30

Pre-conference Workshop 2

Date:

Lubricant Cluster Development Opportunities

15:30 - 17:00

Yanbu Tour by Saudi Aramco and Royal Commission

Date:

Tour of Yanbu Industrial City leaving from the Forum venue and will feature the following areas:

  • Light Industries
  • Industrial Port
  • Yanbu College
  • New City Center
  • Community + Commercial
  • Waterfront
  • End point - Flower Festival
19:30

Gala Dinner at Al Nawas Island Sponsored by SABIC

Date:

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

08:00 - 09:00

Delegate Registration and Welcome Coffee

Date:
09:00 - 09:30

OPENING CEREMONY

Date:
09:00 – 09:05 Holy Quran Recitation
09:05 –
09:15

Welcome Address

H.E. Dr. Alaa Nassif, CEO, Royal Commission at Yanbu and Jazan

09:15 –
09:25

The Role of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030

H.E. Dr. Mosleh Hamad Al-Otaibi, Acting President, Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu

09:25 –
09:30

The Pulse of Change: Ambition and Opportunities

 

 

09:30 - 10:00

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

Date:
09:30 – 09:40

Saudi National Industrial Strategy to Boost Economic Growth

H.E. Eng. Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih, Minister, Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources and  Chairman, Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu

09:40 – 09:50 Global Connectivity and Cooperation: China One Belt and One Road Initiative
09:50 – 10:00 China’s Industrial Strategy

 

10:00 - 10:10

MoUs Signing

Date:
10:10 - 10:20

Sponsors Acknowledgement

Date:
10:20 - 10:40

Official Exhibition Ribbon Cutting and VIP Tour and Networking Coffee Break

Date:
10:50 - 11:50

SESSION 1: DOWNSTREAM INDUSTRIES WITHIN THE NATIONAL STRATEGY CONTEXT

Date:
10:50 - 11:05 Industrial Integration, Products Diversification and Technology Transfer
11:05 - 11:20

Mechanism of Cooperation and the Private Sector’s Key Role in the Business Environment

Eng. Khalid Mohammed Al Salem, President, National Industrial Clusters Development Program (NICDP)

11:20 - 11:35

Tasnee’s Downstream Complex for Plastic Industries

Dr. Christian Günther, Executive Vice President SBU Titanium & Executive Vice President SBU Downstream (Acting), National Industrialization Company (TASNEE)

11:35 - 11:50 Human Resources Development and Industrial Skills Systems

 

11:50 - 12:50

SESSION 2: PARTNERSHIP SHOWCASE: JAZAN CITY FOR PRIMARY AND DOWNSTREAM INDUSTRIES

Date:
11:50 - 12:05 Strategic Partnership Challenges Resulting from International Changes
12:05 - 12:20 Saudi Silk Road Industrial Services Joint Venture
12:20 - 12:35

West Coast Initiative

H.E. Dr. Alaa Nassif, CEO, Royal Commission at Yanbu and Jazan

12:35 - 12:50 Industrial Logistic Solutions

 

12:50 - 13:50

Prayer and Networking Lunch Hosted by Saudi Aramco

Date:
13:50 - 15:20

SESSION 3: LOCAL CONTENT DEVELOPMENT & INTEGRATION PROCESSES

Date:
13:50 - 14:05 Bolstering Local Content Development to Support the Kingdom’s Growth
14:05 - 14:20 Military Industries’ Development and how it Supports Saudi Downstream
14:20 - 14:35

Integrated Oil-To-Chemicals Industrial Complex to Strengthen Competitiveness and Industrial Efficiency

Eng. Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan, Vice-Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, SABIC

14:35 - 14:50 Leveraging Energy Resources for Expanding Local Content Value
14:50 - 15:05 Empowering Localization with Downstream Support industries
15:05 - 15:20 Emerging Saudi Advanced Manufacturing to Consolidate Industries’ Synergy

 

15:20 - 16:05

SESSION 4: SME’S ROLE TO DEVELOP AND SUSTAIN MAJOR PROJECTS IN THE SHORT/MEDIUM TERM IN LINE WITH NATIONAL TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM 2020 AND VISION 2030

Date:
15:20 - 15:35 Enhance Cooperation and Promote Investment Opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
15:35 - 15:50 Entrepreneurship: Global TOP SMEs, Best Practices and Success Secrets
15:50 - 16:05 Showcase: Success Factors in SMEs Internationalisation Strategy

 

16:05 - 16:30

Networking Coffee Break

Date:
16:30 - 17:15

SESSION 5: FINANCIAL INVESTMENT INCENTIVES/INITIATIVES TO SUPPORT INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT

Date:
16:30 - 16:45 Fund of Funds Initiatives to Support Industrial Investment
16:45 - 17:00 Showcase: Saudi China Investment Fund, Joint Efforts for Common Success
17:00 - 17:15 Simplified Process and Attractive Incentive for Local and Foreign Investors

 

17:15 - 17:30

Conference Closing and Speakers Awards

Date:

Speaking Enquires

If you would like to enquire about speaking at Saudi Downstream 2018 or for more information on the conference, please contact:

Hejke Coetzee

Email – hejke@bme-global.com
Tel – 0044 203 328 6520