The Arab Cable Manufacturing Association (Arabcab) held its 9th convention jointly with Borouge, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, on 26-28 October 2013 in Abu Dhabi under the theme of “Public housing in the Arab world”.
The conference was opened by H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, and attended Rashed Saud Al Shamsi, Chairman of Borouge’s Marketing & Sales Company, Hamid Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary General of Executive Committee of Arabcab, and other senior representatives of Arab cable manufacturing companies, experts and dignitaries.
The convention brought together top wire and cable industry leaders and experts from the Arab world to intervene and discuss the advanced trends of public housing in the Arab countries and the ways to enhance cooperation between the leading cable manufacturers in the Arab countries to provide the mark with the best products that ensure the sustainable development of civic infrastructure.
Public housing was the major topic that was discussed by the participants in terms of looking for the best sustainable solutions that ensure better and safer infrastructure including power cables.
Participating as the main sponsor of the conference, Borouge highlighted the importance of this conference for the leading cable manufacturers in the Arab World to find sustainable and innovative wire and cable solutions that enhance the quality of their products.
“Arabcab conference provides Borouge with a significant opportunity to meet the leaders of the industry and enhance our business relations with the leading cable manufacturers in the Arab world,” said Hazeem Al Suwaidi, Senior Vice president Middle East, Africa and Exports (MEAE). “The event offers a proactive platform for Borouge to underline its strong commitment to the wire and cable industry by continuing to produce new innovative, advanced and sustainable solutions that ensure high quality products for our customers.”
“Participating as a main sponsor in the Arabcab conference reflects Borouge’s keen interest to continue supporting our customers and preparing them for the big volumes of the best innovative wire and cable plastics solutions after starting up our Borouge 3 plant. This event also gives us a chance to introduce our new products, technologies and expansion projects that aim to enhance and diversify our solutions portfolio dedicated mainly for the wire and cable industry.”
The convention featured speeches from prominent personalities in the Arab World such as housing ministers and members of the Arab Economic Unity Council. H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, delivered a speech during the opening ceremony of the event, followed by two speeches by Hamid Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary General of Executive Committee of Arabcab, and Rashed Saud Al Shamsi, Chairman of Borouge’s Marketing & Sales Company.
A press conference was hosted by Borouge and Arabcab to highlight the significant cooperation between the two organisations. Sightseeing visits in Abu Dhabi and dinners were hosted by the conference sponsors who included the Dubai-based Ducab, Midal Cables Ltd from Bahrain, Middle East Specialized cables Company from Saudi Arabic, in addition to Borouge.
Arabcab was established in 2004 and is currently headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain. It is an association of companies engaged in the manufacturing and trading of electrical and telephone cables, machinery, heavy equipment and relative products across the Arab World. Arabcab is also associated to the Arab Federation for Engineering Industries. Over the past 9 years since its inception, Arabcab members have grown to more than 70 Arab companies and it currently has a total worth of 10 billion US dollars, 8 previous conventions were held around the Arab world and Europe.
H.E. Sheikh Nayhan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, delivering his speech at the Borouge and Arabcab joint conference in Abu Dhabi.
H.E. Sheikh Nayhan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, Rashed Saud Al Shamsi, Chairman of Borouge’s Marketing & Sales Company, Hamid Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary General of Executive Committee of Arabcab, and dignitaries during the conference.
Hazeem Al Suwaidi, Senior Vice President Middle East, Africa & Exports (MEAE) at Borouge, and Hamid Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary General of Executive Committee of Arabcab, at the press conference held aside the Borouge/Arabcab convention.