21-22 Feb, 2017 - Dubai
Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach


Programme Time Table
Day 1 - [21 Feb, 2017 - Tuesday]
Morning Registration & Coffee
Chairman’s Introduction and Welcome Remarks
Can Demand for PET Resin Grow Profitably - Outlook for 2017
  • Changes in the global market balance for PET
  • Will the regional industry prosper in 2017; a focus on A&ME
  • Inter-regional trade and the impact of duty changes
  • Global trends in PET pricing and margins
  • Sustainability and recycling
Mr. David Swift, Managing Director
PCI Wood Mackenzie
PTA Supply Demand Balance and Impact on PET Markets
  • Regional capacities and consumption
  • PET feedstock trends and evolution
India PET Market Trends and Demand Outlook


Mr. Rajesh Kumar Gera, AVP Business Development
Reliance Industries Limited
Discussion Followed by Networking Refreshments
Nigeria Breweries’ PET Packaging Plan
  • Challenges to extend packaging to PET
  • Shapes and design consideration
  • Future plan and production capacity
Mr. Johnson Ejemogo, Packaging Manager
Nigerian Breweries Plc
Leading Dairy Brand in Saudi Arabia: Yoghurt & Dessert Packaging Trends and Demand for PET
Mr. Kaunain Shahidi, R&D Manager (Packaging)
Almarai KSA
Combining Performance with Flexibility: The New IPS Injection Preform System
  • Technical specifications and advantages of the new platforms 
  • Moulds and hot runners solutions 
  • Innovation and product development
  • Control Vision System for preform: the possible solutions for a better product quality

Mr. Riccardo Rubini, Area Sales Manager - Closures & Containers
Sacmi Imola SC
Discussion Followed by Networking Lunch
Afternoon Chairman’s Introduction
Economic Outlook for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) amid Global Uncertainty
Mr. Thanos Tsetsonis, Senior Economist
Emirates NBD
Africa Beverage and Personal Care Market Expansion and Distribution
  • The different needs for PET packaging in Africa 
  • Investment and manufacturing plan in the continent
Mr. Tomasz Nowowiejski, Chief Executive
Mutalo Group
Panel Discussion: Strategy towards Sustainable Brand PET Packaging
  • Processing challenges & expectations
  • Achieving sustainable packaging
  • PET demand in the sector
  • New trends and design requirements from preform to filling technology
Mr. Rahul Avasthi, CEO
Intergulf Ltd (Empol)
Mr. Nicola Ayyash, Packaging & Commercialization Manager
The Coca-Cola Company Middle East
Mr. David Swift, Managing Director
PCI Wood Mackenzie
Discussion Followed by Networking Refreshments
Trends and Outlook of PET Packaging in Pharma Application
  • How PET conforms to pharma formulation packaging regulations
  • PET demand and growth rate in packing medicine
Mr. Ankit Kedia, Director
Manjushree Technopack Limited
Multi-Layer Barrier Technology is Enabling Growth in PET Packaging
Mr. Wassim Labban, Vice President (East Europe, Middle East and Africa, SAARC)
Husky Injection Molding Systems SA
Discussion Followed by End of Day One
Day 2 - [22 Feb, 2017 - Wednesday]
Chairman’s Introduction
Latest Innovation in PET Resins
  • New opportunities for barrier PET applications in MEA
  • M&G new developments in barrier PET
  • A performant CO2 shelf life evaluation model
  • A tailor-made O2 barrier solution
  • M&G's sustainability proposition
Ms. Cecile Bourland, Marketing Manager for PET Specialties
Mossi & Ghisolfi International S.a r.l. - London Branch
Market Drivers and Advancements in Sheet and Film Food Packaging
  • Growth and the use of sheet and film applications 
  • Changing landscape of consumer preference
Mr. Ayhan Kurt Kuruc, General Manager
Farmamak Ambalaj Maddeleri ve Ambalaj Makineleri San ve Tic AS
Discussion Followed by Networking Refreshment
North Africa PET Markets: Focus on Algeria, Morocco and Egypt
  • PET supply and demand projections
  • PET consumption by applications and by processing
  • Growth drivers & market trends
Mr. Tarek Sultan, General Manager
Bericap Egypt
Iran’s Rising PET Demand Outlook and Future Growth
  • Production output vs consumption
  • Overcoming quality issues and technological challenges
FIRST in Kuwait & the Gulf -Compact Industrial Scale Recycling Facility
  • Acquisition of industrial land, finances and complete collection system
  • Logistics support by sponsors
  • Coming February the washing line be set up to start production in Q2 of 2017
  • Methods of establishing operation; lessons for the region
Ms. Sanaa M Al Ghemlas, CEO
Omniya Recycling
Final Discussion Followed by Networking Lunch
End of Conference

Hotel Information

CMT has arranged special discounted room rate at AED 800 / 850 nett (Superior Single / Double) + AED 20 Tourism Fee nett per room per night inclusive of 01 / 02 buffet breakfast (subject to rate & room availability) for delegates at Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach. Please complete Hotel Reservation Form, which is emailed together with invoice, providing full credit card number & expiry date and fax/email completed form to:

Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach
Jumeirah Beach Residence, The Walk, P.O. Box 282825
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