Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the kingdom will host the 11th International Conference and Exhibition on Chemistry in Industry (ChemIndex 2019), at the Gulf Hotel’s Gulf Convention Centre from October 29 to 31.

Themed "Breakthrough Solutions through Innovative Materials", the key event will be organised by the American Society of Chemistry (ASC), represented by ASC’s International Chemical Sciences Chapter, the Saudi Arabian International Chemical Sciences Chapter (SAICSC), in coordination with the National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA), and sponsored by the Saudi Aramco companies, in addition to a number of local and international companies.

The mega international event will be attended by a large number of senior specialised officials, technicians, chemists and academics who will discuss a number of issues related to the challenges facing the oil and chemical industry and energy products.

Oil Minister, Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa extended sincere thanks and gratitude to HRH the Prime Minister for patronising the global event which has gained a prestigious reputation across the Middle East region.

The minister valued highly the dedicated efforts exerted by Bahraini creative youth competencies who, he said, have contributed to attaining numerous national achievements in the oil and gas sector, citing the Refinery Project Development, the launch of the Bahrain-Saudi AB-4 oil pipeline, the Third Gas Plant and the Bahrain's liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, among others.

The minister said that the conference will cover topics like innovative materials, solutions in refining and chemicals, digital transformation, solutions in exploration and production, circular economy and sustainability.

The event is expected to attract more than 500 participants from Bahrain, GCC and the countries of the world, including researchers, officials, CEOs, engineers, chemists, specialists, businessmen and investors in the oil and gas sector.

The accompanying 956-square-metre exhibition is expected to attract more than 30 national and international oil, gas and refining companies, including Saudi Aramco, German Metals, SABIC, SASREF, Bahrain Oil Company (Bapco), GCI Group Halliburton and other companies specialising in this vital sector.