Program

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Note: The program is regularly updated and can be subject to change

10:30 - 12:30

Students plant visit to GPIC

Sponsored by
11:00 - 17:00

Registration opens

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 16:30

Leaders of Tomorrow Seminar– How to build a career in Research and Innovation?

13:30 - 13:40

Opening Address:

Dr. Moayyed I. Al-Qurtas Chairman of Research and Innovation Committee, GPCA
13:40 - 14:10

Keynote Address:

Dr. Sahel N. Abduljauwad Vice Rector for Applied Research, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)
14:10 - 14:30

Keynote Address:

Dr. Ammar Al Nahwi Manager, Saudi Aramco R&D Center, Saudi Aramco
14:30 - 14:50

Keynote Address:

Dr. Osman M. Bakr Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
14:50 - 15:00

Break

15:00 - 16:30

Interaction session

08:00 - 09:00

Registration

 

Welcome coffee

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome remarks and housekeeping remarks

Dr. Joachim von Heimburg Innovation Architect
09:10 - 09:40

Welcome and plenary address

Dr. Moayyed I. Al-Qurtas Chairman of Research and Innovation Committee, GPCA
09:40 - 10:10

Keynote address:

Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin Director General, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences
10:10 - 10:40

Keynote address: Bringing Technology to the Market Successfully

Dr. Kais As-Sultany EVP, Technology and Innovation, TASNEE
10:40 - 11:00

Panel discussion and Q&A

11:00 - 11:30

Networking break

Sponsored by
11:30 - 13:00

Session two: How to integrate technology and business management

11:30 - 11:50

How to practically integrate disruptive technologies?

Bader Abdulaziz Kanoo Managing director, Houston Technology Center – Middle East
11:50 - 12:10

Transforming technology into business solutions

Dr. Sascha Wenzel Head of Sales Department-Dehydrogenation Division, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions
12:10 - 12:30

Corporate venturing: A business strategy

Majid Mufti CEO, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures
12:30 - 12:50

Technology venturing, knowledge transfer and fuelling innovation in the state of Oman

Constantine Demetriou Advisor to Sovereign Wealth Fund, Oman
12:50 - 13:10

Panel discussion and Q&A

13:10 - 13:20

Recognition of past committee members

13:10 - 14:30

Networking lunch

Sponsored by
14:30 - 16:20

Session three: Business success through technology management: Case studies from the Gulf

14:30 - 14:50

Case Study: Borstar® Technology transfer and management to Borouge

Thorsten Loehl VP Innovation, Borouge
14:50 - 15:10

Case Study: CAN-15 development and commercialisation

Dr. Omer Koseoglu Principal Professional, Research and Development Center, Saudi Aramco
Dr Suheil Abdo Senior Fellow, Honeywell UOP
15:10 - 15:30

Creating new business models by developing new technological solutions

Bernard van den Wouwer Managing Director, Gulf Interchem
15:30 - 15:50

Case study: about acetic acid technology development and commercialization

Dr. Abdullah Al-Dughaither Lead Scientist Performance Chemical, SABIC
15:50 - 16:10

Panel discussion and Q&A

19:00 - 21:30

Gala dinner

Sponsored by
Adel Abdullah Ali Group CEO, Air Arabia
08:00 - 09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

Sponsored by
09:00 - 09:05

Review of day one

Dr. Joachim von Heimburg Innovation Architect
09:05 - 11:05

Session four: Keynote session

09:05 - 09:35

Keynote address: Integrating R&D, innovation and technology management

Dr. Ulrich Kuesthardt Chief Innovation Officer, Evonik Industries AG
09:35 - 10:05

Keynote Address: Sustaining a Leading Technology Portfolio through Innovation

Dr.Massimo Covezzi SVP – R&D, LyondellBasell
10:05 - 10:30

Keynote Address: R&D, innovation and technology management: Bringing in the supply chain

Dr. Jim Rekoske CTO & VP – R&D, Honeywell UOP
10:30 - 11:00

Panel discussion and Q&A

 

Moderated by: Dr. Joachim von Heimburg, Innovation Architect

11:00 - 11:30

Networking break

Sponsored by
11:30 - 12:45

Session five: Technology obsolescence and Sustainability

11:30 - 12:00

The Paradox of Autonomy and Discipline – Ensuring Alignment (across the Value Chain) by Letting Go

John Metselaar Professor of Management Practice, Solvay Brussels School for Economics and Management
12:00 - 12:30

New Sustainable Polymer – CO2 Based Polyol for Performance Materials

Dr. Musaed M. Al-Thubaiti Head of Technology and Process Development - Specialty and Intermediate Chemicals, Saudi Aramco
12:30 - 13:00

Impact of sustainability, environmental factors and market discontinuities technology obsolescence

Dr. Jeffery Bricker Senior Director of Research, UOP
13:00 - 13:20

Panel discussion and Q&A

 

Moderated by: Dr Joachim von Heimburg, Innovation Architect

13:20 - 13:30

Closing address

Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun Secretary General, GPCA
13:30 - 15:00

Networking lunch


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