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ICIS Steps Up Market Engagement in the Middle East

SINGAPORE, February 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

ICIS, the world's largest petrochemical market information provider, has lined-up a series of market engagement activities in the Middle East region.

In January, ICIS confirmed involvement and partnerships with a number of important events in the region, as well as scheduled face-to-face meetings between ICIS representatives and key industry participants in the Middle East. In addition, ICIS has now based Polymers Editor, Muhamad Fadhil, in the UAE to further enhance its market reach-out program.

Amongst the events ICIS will be attending in the first half of the year are:

1. The Middle East Plastics Market Seminar hosted by the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) on 26 February in Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. ICIS Consultant, Fabrizio Galiè, and ICIS Chief Middle East Correspondent, Muhamad Fadhil, are main speakers at the event. They will be discussing key developments in the polypropylene (PP) markets, the outlook for supply and demand, prices, and how the key trading regions affect the Middle East markets. Complimentary passes to attend the event are available.


2. The Saudi Downstream Forum to be held on 4-5 March, supported by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, and hosted by the Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This major event covers various topics including developments in downstream and cluster industries in Saudi Arabia and opportunities in value-added derivatives.


3. The annual GPCA Plastic Conversion conference in Dubai on 7-9 April, which is co-located this year with PlastiVision Arabia. Having an exhibition booth at this joint event allows ICIS to have more time to meet with industry players and gain deeper insights on the market dynamics and enhanced understanding of how ICIS can better serve the market's information needs. 


"ICIS is expanding its presence in the Middle East to better serve the needs of this important market. Numerous petrochemical companies are based in the region and production capacity and consumption are set to increase significantly in the coming years. Now with one of our key editors based in Dubai, ICIS is able to deliver an even expanded reporting on this fast-growing region and enhance our coverage of Middle East markets," said Steve Tan, Editorial Director at ICIS.


"With our series of planned market initiatives, ICIS hopes to build on our benchmark positions in the region and deepen our customer relationships further," he added.

To find out more about the forthcoming ICIS activities in the Middle East, please email jeniffer.sy@icis.com.

About ICIS

ICIS is the world's largest petrochemical market information provider and has fast-growing energy and fertilizer divisions. Our aim is to give companies in global commodities markets a competitive advantage by delivering trusted pricing data, high-value news, analysis and independent consulting, enabling our customers to make better-informed trading and planning decisions. We have more than 30 years' experience in providing pricing information, news, analysis and consulting to buyers, sellers and analysts.

With a global staff of more than 800, ICIS has employees based in Houston, Washington, New York, London, Montpellier, Dusseldorf, Karlsruhe, Milan, Mumbai, Singapore, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Yantai, Tokyo and Perth.

ICIS is a division of Reed Business Information, part of Reed Elsevier Plc.

About Reed Business Information

Reed Business Information brings market leading brands to an audience of millions of decision makers worldwide through its multi-platform media of data services, online lead generation services, community websites, magazines and events. Reed Business Information is part of Reed Elsevier, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors.

For further information about this release, please contact:
Jeniffer Sy
jeniffer.sy@icis.com 
Direct line: +65-6780-4352

SOURCE ICIS and Reed Business Information

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