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  • Meeting #

    Meeting - Y2018

    GPCA Plastics Committee

    Thursday, 15th March, 2018

    14:00 – 17:00

    40

    1

    GPCA Offices, Business Bay, Dubai, UAE

  • Meeting OpeningChairman

  • New Member - Sameh Attalah

    Sales Director

    Middle East, Africa & Turkey

    Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics

    • Bachelor degree in Chemistry: American University in Cairo

    • MBA: ESLSCA Business School in Paris

    • Joined Dow (Egypt) in 2002: Account Manager, Polystyrene &

    Engineering Plastics

    • Relocated to Dubai in 2006: Basic and Performance Plastics Businesses

    (MEA)

    • In 2008, relocated to Houston: North America LDPE Product Director

    • In 2010, moved to Horgen, Switzerland: LDPE Product Director, EMEA

    • Member of EMEA Packaging & Specialty Plastics Leadership Team

    • Member of EMEAI Sadara Steering Team

    • Leads the interface between Dow and Sadara

  • Attendance Review

    3

    Total members 21

    Quorum needed 14

    Confirmed 18

    Regrets 2

    Tentative -

    Awaiting Response

    1

    # Name Company Status

    1 Ahmed Omar Abdullah (C) Borouge Confirmed

    2 Abdulwahab Al-Khaldi (VC) Sadara Confirmed

    3 Tilman Ehret Astra Polymer Confirmed

    4 Abdullah Al-Zahrani Al-Watania Plastics Confirmed

    5 Frank Fasdernes BASF Confirmed

    6 Craig Halgreen Borouge Confirmed

    7 Khalfan Almhairi Borouge Confirmed

    8 Walid Najjar Cosmoplast Confirmed

    9 Sameh Attalah DOW Chemical Confirmed

    10 Muayad Al Faresi EQUATE Petrochemicals Confirmed

    11 Manfred Klepacz Ingenia Polymers Confirmed

    12 Mohamed Azougagh LyondellBasell Confirmed

    13 Yousef Fakhro Muntajat Regret

    14 Issam Chaaya NAPCO Confirmed

    15 Hamed Al Rumhy ORPIC Confirmed

    16 Abdulaziz Bashraheel QAPCO Regret

    17 Mubarak Al-Mubarak RCJY Awaiting Response

    18 Ayoub Al Ghamdi S-Chem Confirmed

    19 Awadh Al-Waridah SABIC Confirmed

    20 Sultan Al Zahrani Tasnee Confirmed

    21 Roberto P. Ribeiro Townsend Solutions Confirmed

  • Meeting Protocol

    4

    Do Don’t

    Ensure strict compliance to the following steps to minimize the risk of violating competition laws

    Prior to meetings:

    • Draft detailed agenda that accurately reflects what is to be discussed. Agenda and meeting documents must not include issues relevant to competition law

    During meetings:

    • Limit discussions to topics included on the agenda• Take minutes of the full meeting• In case of spontaneous statements relevant to

    competition law, react immediately and actively dissociate yourself from the violation:

    o Point out to participants that this issue must not be discussed

    o If necessary, postpone the discussion until you have received relevant legal clarifications

    o If the discussion continues, notify your objection in the protocol, suspend the meeting or leave the meeting space

    o Inform the GPCA Secretary-General or your company about the incident

    After meetings:

    • Minutes of meetings should be short and straightforward

    Discuss, formally and informally, exchange information

    about or reach agreement with competitors about:

    Prices:

    • Pricing, price differentials, and pricing strategies

    • Individual sales and payment terms, individual discount, credits and credits conditions

    Production:

    • Production capacity, design plans, production rates, production methods and proposed changes thereto

    Transportation:

    • Rates or rate policies for shipments, including zone prices and freight charges

    Future Market Behavior, in particular:

    • Plans of individual companies concerning technology, investment, design, production, distribution and marketing of certain products

    • Agreement on market allocation either geographically or by costumers

    • Matters related to actual or potential suppliers or customers, particularly if this might have the effect of excluding them from any market or influencing the business conduct of other companies toward them

  • Agenda

    # Agenda Item Objective Time Presented byPre-reading required?

    1

    Meeting opening • Welcome Note• Attendance Review• Introduction of New Member• Agenda Review• Action Items Review

    • Opening • Alignment

    1400 – 1410Chairman &

    Sec. Gen. Actions Register

    2PlastiCon 2018• Highlights• Delegate Registrations

    • Review• Discussion

    1410 – 1450 Sec. Gen. -

    3Recycling Landscape Report• Detailed Scope• Proposals from Consultancies

    • Update• Discussion

    1450 – 1515Manfred

    Klepacz & Udit Arora

    Scope

    Coffee Break 1515 – 1530

    4 Waste Free Environment 2018 • Update 1530 – 1550 Dima Horani -

    5 Business Plan 2017 • Review 1550 – 1600 Udit Arora -

    5

  • Agenda (cont’d)

    # Agenda Item Objective Time Presented byPre-reading required?

    6 Business Plan 2018 • Update 1600 – 1645Sub-

    Committee Leaders

    -

    7

    Meeting Closing• Any Other Business• Meeting Review• 2018 Meetings Calendar • Closing Remarks

    • Closing• Alignment

    1650 – 1700Chairman,

    Sec. Gen. &Udit Arora

    -

    6

  • PlastiCON 2018: ReviewChairman

  • Session 1: Keynote SessionsSession 2: International polymer producer experience in the circular economySession 3: Regulating the plastics recycling industry in the GCCSession 4: Global brand owners and the circular economy GPCA Plastics Excellence Awards Ceremony & Gala dinner

    Session 5: Leadership with recycling in the global plastics industrySession 6: Export Opportunities for the GCC plastics processing

    Day 1

    Day 2

    9th PLASTICON Highlights

    • Dates - 14th-15th March 2018

    • Venue: The Oberoi, Business Bay, Dubai, UAE

    • Theme – “Sustainable Plastics Innovation: Closing the Loop”

    • Content Partner - Nexant

  • Stellar Speaker Line-up

    13

    5

    9

    7

    Regional International

    Speakers

    2017 2018

  • Leaders of Tomorrow

  • Leaders of Tomorrow

    12

    Dr. Fahad A Al-Sherehy, VP – Technology and

    Innovation, SABIC

    Dr. Moayyed I. Al-Qurtas, Chairman of Research & Innovation

    Committee, GPCA

    • Dates - 13th March 2018

    • Time – 1400 - 1700

    • Venue: The Oberoi, Business Bay, Dubai, UAE

    Students Sponsored by:• Borouge: 2• Natpet: 3• ORPIC: 11• SABIC: 10

  • Attendance Trends

    *As of 15th March 2018

    327

    299

    277

    222 227

    0

    50

    100

    150

    200

    250

    300

    350

    2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

  • Regional Breakdown and Attendee Types

    192

    1812

    195

    16 16

    0

    50

    100

    150

    200

    250

    Delegates Speakers Media

    2017 2018

    201

    414

    2 0 1

    205

    2

    143 3 0

    0

    50

    100

    150

    200

    250

    GCC N. America Europe Asia N. Africa South

    America

    2017 2018

    *As of 15th March 2018

  • Value Chain Breakdown

    14 12

    1

    11

    22

    107

    0 1

    122

    40

    4

    26

    14

    06

    29

    17 16

    1 1

    104

    5 5 3

    0

    20

    40

    60

    80

    100

    120

    140

    2017 2018

    *As of 15th March 2018

  • Member Company Attendance

    9

    2

    41

    5

    3

    1

    4

    01

    6

    22

    23

    4

    1

    3

    12

    1 1

    3

    1

    3 3 3

    12 2

    35

    2

    0

    7

    16

    1 10

    27

    12

    0 0

    5

    8

    1

    7

    2

    6

    34

    21

    0

    5

    10

    15

    20

    25

    30

    35

    40

    45

    2017 2018

  • Plastics Excellence Awards 2018• Dates - 14th March 2018

    • Time – 1900 - 2200

    • Venue: The Oberoi, Business Bay, Dubai, UAE

    7

    0

    2 2

    18

    10

    8

    0

    3

    1

    6

    11

    0

    2

    4

    6

    8

    10

    12

    14

    16

    18

    20

    Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4 Category 5 Category 6

    Nominations

    2017 2018

    Category 1: Joint Development & Improvement of a new product

    or application – risen producers and plastics converter.

    Category2: Joint Process Improvement projects from an

    international machinery manufacturer and local plastics converter.

    Category 3: Innovation and new plastics products and processes.

    Category 4: Best sustainability Initiatives in the plastics conversion

    Industry

    Category5: Best Researcher in plastics and plastics conversion

    Category 6: Fikra – Rising Stars of the plastics Industry

  • Recycling Landscape ReportUdit Arora

  • The first step towards this goal would be consolidation of waste

    data reporting – “if we can’t measure it, we can’t manage it”.

    Global GCC

    10% solid waste generated is Plastic 18% solid waste generated is Plastics

    14% Plastic Packaging Recycling 9% Plastics Packaging Recycling

    US$80-120 Billion loss to economy Business Opportunity

    Why Recycling?

    Reduce

    Landfill

    Diversion

    Recycling

    Facility

    3R

    Framework

  • Circular Economy: Business Opportunity

    Value creation:

    1) Direct & Indirect Job Creation

    2) Transformation in consumer perception and

    environment awareness

    3) Driving Research and Innovation by maximum

    utilization of available resources

    4) Developing recycling facility at minimal cost and

    boosting profit margin

    Trends & Drivers:

    1) Forthcoming Resources Shortage

    2) Increase rapidly commodity and

    energy prices

    3) Better Technology available

    (Disruptive Technology)

    4) Urbanization

    5) New Consumer notions of value and

    materialism

    http://transparentplanetllc.com/essentials/

  • Study Scope# Item Responsibility Support & Review

    1 Executive Summary Partner Sub-Committee

    2 Introduction, highlighting the issue Partner Sub-Committee

    3

    About the GCC waste generation and waste management infrastructure

    (Current waste management practices in the six countries), incl.

    stakeholder map

    Partner Sub-Committee

    4About the GCC Plastics Industry (production and captive consumption per

    application) with a focus on packagingSub-Committee Partner

    5Current state of the plastics recycling sector in the GCC (surveys, visits, etc.

    with recyclers and converters) - understand challenges and opportunitiesPartner Sub-Committee

    6Current regulations that support/ discourage the recycling sector in the

    GCCPartner Sub-Committee

    7 Benchmark against global best practices/ baselines (Austria, Belgium, etc.) Partner Sub-Committee

    8Changing global waste trade (e.g. China blockade, India, etc.) and it's

    impact on the GCCPartner Sub-Committee

    9

    Recommendations and call-for-action to regulators and industries that

    support the establishment of a sustainable recycling sector in the GCC

    (socio-enviro-economic benefits) - strategies and link to Circular Economy.

    Call for regulators and industry to join hands in this effort

    Partner Sub-Committee

    10 Conclusions Partner Sub-Committee

  • Project Timeline

    Recycling Landscape Study - Project PlanSelect a period to highlight at right. A legend describing the charting follows. Period Highlight: 1

    Plan Duration

    Actual Start

    % Complete Actual (beyond plan)% Complete (beyond plan)

    ACTIVITYPLAN START

    PLAN DURATIO

    N

    ACTUAL START

    ACTUAL DURATIO

    N

    PERCENT COMPLETE

    PERIODS

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536373839404142

    White Paper 1 2 1 2 100%

    Draft the scope (covers entire GCC) 3 1 3 1

    100%

    Finalise scope w/ Partner 4 20%

    Complete work on UAE data for presentation 6 7

    0%

    Presentation at PlastiCon (only UAE data) - 13-14 March 2018 13 1

    0%

    Complete work on remaining GCC countries 14 24

    0%

    Draft report for presentation to Plastics Committee 38 1

    0%

    Final report 39 4 0%

  • Proposals

    Proposal Comparison EY PWC Frost

    Mobilization

    Current State Assessment

    Primary Data Collection(Desk research only

    from available sources)

    Stakeholder Engagement

    Benchmarking and assessment

    of waste trade

    Recommendations and call for

    action

    Project Timeline 18-24 Weeks 18 Weeks for UAE only 18-24 Weeks

    Report Language English English English

    Proposed Cost:(Inclusion of 5% VAT)

    USD 80,850/-USD 390,000 – 485,000

    (UAE only)USD 81,650 -

  • Waste Free Environment 2018: ReviewDima Horani & Sophia-Lara Abdullah

    18- 22 February, 2018

  • Waste Free Environment – 2018

    • In numbers

    Countries: 10

    Regional: UAE, KSA, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait

    International: India, Germany, Morocco, Malaysia (New!)

    Members

    KSA: NATPET, Sahara, Sadara, S.A Talke, S-Chem, SABIC (TBC)

    UAE: Borouge, GPCA

    Bahrain: GPIC

    Kuwait: EQUATE

    Oman: ORPIC

    Qatar: QAPCO, Muntajat

    International: Borouge, Muntajat, OXEA

    • Activities

    Globally – Pending projects:

    USA, Canada, The Netherland and China (Sabic, Borouge, Dow and Equate)

    • School visits

    • Beach clean ups

    • Community events

    • Office activity

    • Community clean up

    • Walkathon

    • Competitions

  • WFE 2018 - Dubai

    • School visits • Community outreach

    • 18-21 February

    • 4 schools, 1,500 students in total

    • Conducted presentations, interactive

    sessions, competitions, edutainment

    • School plastic collection competition to

    encourage students to responsibly

    dispose their plastic

    • 22 February

    • Community mall – Mercato

    • Around 250 participants

    • Awareness sessions, recycling crafts for kids

    and adults to promote re-using plastic and

    all other material

    • Recycling partner Be’eah

    • RVM machine to push people to bring their

    plastic with the chance of winning a prize

    • Pledge wall

  • Benefits of Plastics booklet – fully

    Arabized

    For the first time, booklet that

    explains the recycling codes –

    identifying the codes and

    recyclability – also full Arabized

    Publications

  • Schools this year

  • Mall activities

  • Business Plan 2017: ReviewUdit Arora

  • Sub-Committee Structure

    Effective Networking Advocacy Thought Leadership

    Mohamed Azougagh (L) Craig Halgreen (L) Manfred Klepacz (L)

    Issam Chayya Hamed Al Rumhy Roberto Ribeiro

    Walid Najjar Awadh Al Waridah Yousef Fakhro

    Khalfan Al-Muhairi Mubarak Al-Mubarak Dr. Raed Al-Zubi

    Sultan Al-Zahrani Ali Al-Luqman

    Rami Al-Zahrani

    Hassan Mahmoud

    Shaima Al-Aufi

  • Business Plan 2017

    Effective Networking

    • PlastiCON 2017

    Advocacy

    • Advocacy with GCC Regulators

    • Benefits of Plastic Brochure (var. applications)

    • Image Survey Brochure (DROPPED)

    • PEA 2017

    • WFE 2017

    Specific Topics - SASO:

    • Plastic Pipes Specification

    • Plastic Bags

    Developing the Regional Plastics Processing Sector

    Thought Leadership

    • Report: Eco-Profile Study (TBC)

    • Report: Facts & Figures 2016

    • Report: Thermoplastic Elastomers Industry in the GCC Region

    • GCC Recycling Landscape Report

    • Plastics Perception Survey and Report

    Plastics Committee

    Legend: Not Started On-Track Some Concern Not Achieved Achieved Under Discussion

  • ACTION - 1

    Continue dialogue with SASO regarding pipes specifications and update the Committee at next meeting

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  • EFFORTS IN PIPE STANDARDIZATIONSESMA

    • Borouge provides ESMA with technical expertise in

    PE&PP Pipe & Fittings.

    • Continuous dialogues in reviewing standards.

    • Borouge represents the UAE in plastic pipe related

    technical committee TC138 through ESMA

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  • EFFORTS IN PIPE STANDARDIZATIONSSASO

    • There was an initiative under the umbrella of the GPPA with participation from Borouge, Sabic,

    Tasnee, and local producers in Saudi Arabia to bring up the quality of plastic pipes industry in

    Saudi Arabia.

    • This initiative was shifted to Sabic post-GPPA.

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    Item Status

    ISO 4427 – Part 1 (General) Approved

    ISO 4427 – Part 2 (Pipes) Approved

    ISO 4427 – Part 3 (Fittings)

    ISO 4437 – Part 1 (General) On-Going

    ISO 4437 – Part 2 (Pipes)

    ISO 4437 – Part 3 (Fittings)

    • Aim is for SASO to adopt International Standards

    (ISO 4427 & ISO 4437)

  • EFFORTS IN PIPE STANDARDIZATIONS

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  • WAY FORWARD

    Action-A: GPCA Plastics sub committee to lead the dialogue with SASO to schedule

    Technical Workshops on reaming Pipes & Fittings Specifications as part of sharing best

    practices and highlighting benefits of plastics pipes in utilities (Water & Gas)

    Action-B: Leverage on recent MoU between GPCA & GSO to ensure the adoption of

    ISO 4427 (Water) & ISO 4437 (Gas) standards.

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  • Business Plan 2018Sub-Committee Leaders

  • Business Plan 2018

    Effective Networking

    • PlastiCON 2018 & Review

    • PlastiCON 2019 Preparations

    • Workshop on Plastics Waste Management in collaboration with GCC regulators

    Advocacy

    • Advocacy with GCC Regulators:

    Plastics Standards RT with GSO

    UAE Plastics Working Group

    • SASO Plastics Specifications

    • Oxo position paper (Update)

    • Pipe specifications SASO

    • OpEds on behavioral change / better waste management infrastructure

    • Benefits of Plastic Brochure

    Developing the Regional Plastics Processing Sector

    Thought Leadership

    • GCC Recycling Landscape Report

    • Plastics & the Circular Economy Report

    • Plastics Indicators 2017 (T/F& GPCA)

    Plastics Committee

  • Advocacy: Strategic Priorities

    Increase and enhance relationshipsand briefings with GCC regulatorybodies prior to the UNEA 4 meeting inMarch 2019 on strategic key messages

    Improve communications from GPCAon the Circular Economy and how itbenefits society/industry – Recycle/Reuse

    Collaborating with WPC to engageglobal initiatives such as the MarineLitter Challenge

    Call for Action: Creating commonpresentation template for eachcountry focused on UNEA issues forRegulators RT

    Call for Action: To be addressed atnext WPC meeting. List and align withpotential global initiatives on MarineLittering

    Priority 1

    Priority 2

  • Engagement with NGOs such as EllenMacArthur Foundation

    Meeting the expectations of the GCCconversion industry to stimulategrowth.

    Call for Action: Prepare plan toincrease engagement

    Call for Action: Workshop withConvertors to identify issues,opinions, challenges.

    Priority 3

    Priority 4

    Advocacy: Strategic Priorities

  • Meeting ClosingSec. Gen.

  • 2018 Calendar

    # Events Date Venue

    1 9th Plastics Convention 201814th – 15th March 2018,

    Wednesday – Thursday Dubai, UAE

    2 Plastics Committee Meeting 1/Y2018 15th March 2018, Thursday Dubai, UAE

    3 Plastics Committee Meeting 2/Y2018 2nd September 2018, Sunday Dubai, UAE

    4 GPCA Annual Forum 26th – 28th November 2018,

    Monday – Wednesday Dubai, UAE

    5 Plastics Committee Meeting 3/Y201813th December 2018,

    Thursday Dubai, UAE