(EnergyAsia, April 14, Monday) — The ‘Middle East Petrochemicals 2008’ conference will be held at the Sheraton Bahrain Hotel from June 15 to 17.

More than 40% of the global petrochemical capacity will be built in the Middle East by 2011. This would make the region the petrochemicals hub of the world offering the industry many opportunities.

The conference will gather international experts and decision makers to discuss ideas and share latest intelligence. Speakers will focus on the challenges faced by the industry and the opportunities available.

Topics addressed include feedstock availability and pricing, the region’s competitive advantages, managing in an overheated contracting market and distribution strategies.

Speakers at the event include Jim White (Abu Dhabi Industries Corporation), Nicholas Thevenot (Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation), Aamir Aka, Director (Argon Consulting Middle East), Filippo Fantechi (CONTAX), Andy Allen (Foster Wheeler International), Zahoor Khan, (Gulf Investment Corporation), Darren Davis (MENA), Martijn Vogelzang (Lyondell Basell Industries), Anthony Elwine (Maersk Logistics),

Edmund O’Sullivan (MEED Events), Mohammad Hadi Rahbari  (National Petrochemical Company), Theodore Theodoropoulos (Qatar Petrochemicals), Amit Chaturvedi (Reliance Industries), Phil Parker (Shell Chemicals Middle East), Abdullatif Bhairi  and Kevin Hayes (SIPCHEM), Saleh Al Nazha (TASNEE), Terry Newendorp (Taylor Dejongh), Graeme Burnett (TOTAL Petrochemicals), Malcolm Weaver (Zamil Group Corporate Finance).

‘Middle East Petrochemicals 2008’ is organised by MEED Events. For more information, please contact Admin@EnergyAsia.com.