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The Industrialists’ Conferences Series:

One of GOIC’s key accomplishments is the dissemination of awareness and information, for the industrial development of the GCC region. In order to successfully complete this task, GOIC frequently holds symposiums and conferences that facilitate the development process.

The most important series of conferences through the years has been the Industrialists’ Conference. Industrialists’ Conferences have been organized every two years in one of the GCC states and are regularly attended by the Ministers of Industry of all GCC states. A wide range of businessmen and industrialists from around the world also participate to these high caliber events.

Every conference is held around a particular theme that is related to GCC industrial development. Specialized papers are presented for deliberation in open sessions and published after the event together with the recommendations of the conference.

There is no doubt that the Petrochemical Industry represents the main economic pillar in the entire GCC Region, witnessing substantial development during the last two decades, whilst the potential for more growth remains steadfast and unyielding within the foreseeable future. As such, GOIC has selected the Petrochemical Sector - A Vision for 2020, as the theme for the upcoming Industrialists’ Conference.

For such a high caliber Conference, GOIC is bringing together top level experts from across the globe to contribute with their know-how and share their vision on the industry. It will be the opportunity to hear about the latest on the regional Petrochemical Industry trend and growth, as well as meet and interact with respective ministers and senior policy makers from the GCC, along with decision makers, industrialists, investors and key industry players, both regional and international.

Table of Industrialists' Conferences organized so far by GOIC:

Conf. #





Petrochemical Sector – A Vision for 2020

Abu Dhabi

January, 2008


The Competitiveness of the GCC Industry in the New Economy


3 – 4 December, 2005


The Future of IT Industry in GCC


28-29 December, 2003


Openness Towards Direct Foreign Investment & The Expected Effects on the Industrial Sector in GCC


2-3 October, 2001


National Workforce & its Effect in Industrial Growth in GCC


19 – 20 October, 1999


The Industrial Structure of GCC: Reality & Future Challenges

Abu Dhabi

13 – 14 May, 1997


Industrialization Future in GCC in View of the New System of International Trade


15 – 16 May, 1995


Industrial Growth in GCC in the 90s: Challenges & Opportunities


12 – 13 January, 1993


The Role of the Private Sector in Industrial Growth


26 – 27 January, 1989


Towards Best Utilization of Production Capabilities Through Industrial Coordination


6-7 December, 1987


Market & Competition


8-9 December, 1985





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