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Annual GPCA Forum special episode: Innovation opportunities and challenges

Episode 33
13 min / Published

On the sidelines of the 17th Annual GPCA Forum, the GPCA Podcast hosted Dr. Bob Maughon, EVP, Sustainability, Technology & Innovation and Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer, SABIC, and Chairman, R&I Committee, GPCA, in conversation with Aseel Al Masoudi, Member, GPCA Youth Council, and Commercial & Downstream Business Partner, OQ. 

In this podcast, Dr. Maughon tells listeners: “You have significant opportunities for growth in this region, opportunity to leverage technologies around feedstocks, and an immense opportunity to invest in the development of talent in the region. But at the same time, you have a global environment where increased regulatory pressure and increased pressure to embrace sustainability exists.”

He also discusses:

  • The key challenges for the chemical industry on both a regional and global level
  • The SABIC Decarbonization Roadmap, what it involves and how it plans to achieve it
  • The role of innovation in driving impact on sustainability in the chemical industry
  • The top innovation priorities at SABIC 
  • The future of the plastic industry and the role of the World Plastics Council (WPC) in enabling a more sustainable tomorrow
  • His impressions from the forum 


For more podcasts and the latest insights on the regional chemical markets,  visit www.gpca.org.ae/thought-leadership

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