EQUATE Sponsors 15th Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association Forum in Dubai. Redefine. Reshape. Reinvent’ – delegates discuss the chemical industry in a post-pandemic reality

KUWAIT, December 09, 2021 — The EQUATE Group, a global producer of petrochemicals and the world’s leading supplier of Ethylene Glycol, is an official sponsor of the 15th Annual Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA) Forum in Dubai.

The forum addresses the theme “Redefine. Reshape. Reinvent: the chemical industry in a post-pandemic reality” from December 7th to 9th, with the goal of redefining the challenges, reinventing strategies to capitalize on market opportunities, and reshaping a renewed future for the chemical industry.

This year, Naser Aldousari, President and CEO of EQUATE Group, led a panel discussion titled “Beyond the Pandemic – The GCC Perspective to Creating Resilient, Purpose-Driven, and High-Performing Organizations,” in which industry leaders shared their thoughts, knowledge, and insights on developing trends that are shaping the industry, as well as future strategic plans for potential disruptions.

President and CEO Naser Aldousari commented on EQUATE Group’s participation, saying, “The petrochemical industry is a significant contributor to economic diversification and a leading job-creation industry.” The last two years have been turbulent, focusing attention on critical issues such as sustainability, digitalization, and self-sufficiency.”

“As we emerge into a post-pandemic world with new learnings, there is no better time for business leaders to come together to share knowledge and embrace innovation, so that together, we can continue to provide value for our customers, and develop sustainable solutions that adhere to global standards.”

EQUATE Group is also participating in a youth program ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’, where industry stakeholders and youth will collaborate in shaping skills and preparing the future industry leaders with the required skills set.

Speaking at the opening of ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’, Aldousari said: “EQUATE Group is dedicated to inspiring and empowering the younger generations to join the industry and support its development. The youth are society’s most valuable resource, with the ability to contribute to sustainable economic growth.

“The ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’ initiative provides a platform for students and young professionals to engage in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects; as well as learn and connect with leading industry experts at GPCA’s networking events.”

As one of the founding members of the GPCA, EQUATE Group has been dedicated to supporting the region’s petrochemical and chemical industry through advocacy, networking and thought leadership initiatives that help member companies to connect, share and advance knowledge, contribute to international dialogue, and become prime influencers in shaping the future.


The EQUATE Group is a global producer of petrochemicals and the world’s leading supplier of ethylene glycol (EG). The EQUATE Group owns and operates industrial complexes in Kuwait, North America and Europe that annually produce over 6 million tons of ethylene, EG, polyethylene (PE), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), styrene monomer (SM), paraxylene (PX), heavy aromatics (HA) and benzene (BZ). The EQUATE Group includes EQUATE Petrochemical Company (EQUATE), The Kuwait Olefins Company (TKOC), as well as a number of subsidiaries such as MEGlobal and Equipolymers. Their products are marketed throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The EQUATE Group’s shareholders are Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC), The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) and Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company (QPIC). Employing more than 1,500 people worldwide, the EQUATE Group is a leading enterprise that pursues sustainability wherever it operates through partnerships in fields that include the environment, economy and society.

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