Oil and Gas

SABIC highlights local content initiative at PPPP expo

RIYADH — SABIC is participating in the Saudi Plastics and Petrochem exhibition at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center, which opened Sunday, as the Diamond Sponsor, at a time when Saudi Arabia is accelerating its drive toward economic diversification under its ambitious Vision 2030 program.

SABIC’s pavilion is showcasing the company’s high-performance polymer products and innovative solutions that cater to key market segments such as healthcare, construction, packaging, transportation, and consumer goods. SABIC also highlighted its Local Content and Business Development initiative in support of the national industrial sector.

SABIC will conduct a series of interactive seminars at the exhibition where customers will be briefed on the company’s well-differentiated material solutions that could give them a competitive advantage.

Speaking at a customer dinner hosted by SABIC on the sidelines of the exhibition, Sami Al-Osaimi, vice president, polyethylene & sales, emphasized the commitment of the company to the strategic business relationships with its customers. “We are constantly seeking to further build on our strong relationships with customers and take them to new levels.”

Highlighting SABIC’s strong support to further strengthening the national economy, Al-Osaimi said the company has just launched a new initiative, NUSANED, to facilitate the development of local content and business. The pioneering program has been established in partnership with the public and private sectors.

Al-Osaimi stressed SABIC’s determination to maintain the spirit of cooperation with its customers and to keep all communication channels open with them. “Our pavilion reflects our strong determination to provide the best possible services to customers, and outlines our committed efforts to help meet the key objectives of Saudi Vision 2030, delivering ‘Chemistry that Matters’.

The Saudi Plastics and Petrochemical Industries Exhibition is considered the most important event of its kind in Saudi Arabia. It brings together top players in the industry and offers them an opportunity to contribute towards advancing the growth and development of these sectors and increase their contribution to the national economy.

The 15th edition of the Saudi Plastics and Petrochemicals and the Saudi Printing & Packaging Exhibitions (Saudi PPPP), will continue till Jan. 24.

With the participation of 426 local and international exhibitors from over 26 countries, the Saudi PPPP 2018 Exhibition will set its stage for the presentation of the latest industry innovations, equipment, services and solutions by experts and pioneers of the petrochemical and chemical industry.

The exhibition has brought together highly skilled engineers, industrialists, and businessmen to view the latest technologies, services, products, machinery, equipment and supplies within the petrochemicals, plastics, printing and packaging sectors. The exhibition is an opportunity for exhibitors to highlight the latest technologies, services, products, machinery, equipment and supplies within the petrochemicals, plastics, printing and packaging sectors.

“The participation of exhibitors from 26 countries reflects the importance of the event and its global visibility,” said Mohammed Bin Sulaiman Al AlSheikh, marketing manager of Riyadh Exhibitions Company. He added: “This exhibition comes at a time when the petrochemical industry is witnessing remarkable growth. The exports of chemical and plastic products account for more than two-thirds of the total Saudi industrial exports and 10% of the Kingdom’s total exports. The plastic sector in the Kingdom is expected to grow at an average rate equaling 2.3% per year until 2020. This is due to the Kingdom’s innovative vision, business-friendly policies and regulations and many benefits to foreign investors.”

Al-AlSheikh said: “This exhibition is considered a direct entry into the Saudi market, which holds billions of dollars’ worth of opportunities in various sectors, and represents the premiere destination for all those who are looking for new business opportunities, as it brings together hundreds of local, international and regional exhibitors, and thousands of specialized visitors under one roof.”

The exhibition highlights a range of pre-printed products, pre-printing machines, stitching machines, polishing machines, cutting machines, printing techniques, As well as packaging machinery, design services, manufacturing and packaging materials.

it also offers a variety of new products and innovative techniques in injection molds, packaging, chemicals, semi-finished goods, engineering plastics, plastic products as well as raw materials, such as additives and polymers.‏

The current edition of the Saudi Plastics, Petrochemicals, Printing and Packaging Exhibition is sponsored by Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), National Manufacturing Company (Tasnee) as Diamond Sponsors, Saudi Polymers Company (Saudi Polymers), Platinum Sponsor, Saudi Exports, Gold Sponsor, and Industry Partner Cities.

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