World Refining Association to host 2011 Middle East Chemical Week Awards

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Published August 8th, 2011 - 11:39 GMT
MECW 2011 is an event that has been developed to provide a unique networking platform for leading professionals in the petrochemical and fertilizer industries
MECW 2011 is an event that has been developed to provide a unique networking platform for leading professionals in the petrochemical and fertilizer industries

Clarion Events Middle East FZ  (The World Refining Association) is proud to announce the Middle East Chemical Week (MECW) Awards 2011, which will recognise and reward organisations setting standards of excellence in the Petrochemical and Fertilizer industries across the Middle East region. The categories include Plant of the Year, Project of the Year and Technology of the Year. 

Held at the U.A.E’s Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) the 2011 MECW Awards will take place on 17 October 2011. Participants from both conferences will convene to celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of companies that are paving the future for these two lucrative industries. 

Three prestigious awards will be handed out at MECW 2011 to both petrochemical and fertilizer organisations. The first award is for Plant of the Year, which will recognise a plant that has displayed operational excellence or made significant contributions to the environment. Project of the Year will be the second award for a producer or Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor who has implemented a new build, revamp or capacity expansion project on time and within budget with a strong safety record. Lastly, the Technology of the Year award will be presented to a company for developing or improving upon an existing technology, which propels the industry forward. 

Dominica Andrews, Project Director, The World Refining Association, said: “We appreciate all the steps taken by companies to further progress in the petrochemical and fertilizer industries. The awards are symbols of excellence presented to companies that strive to be the best in these productive industries. They reinforce the notion that companies in the two industries are highly competitive, making the GCC region a key arena for the production of anything related to petrochemicals and fertilizers.”

Companies that wish to compete for these awards can visit the MECW 2011 website at and download a registration form. All entries must be submitted by August 31 2011 in order to be eligible to compete. 

MECW 2011 is an event that has been developed to provide a unique networking platform for leading professionals in the petrochemical and fertilizer industries. Key speakers will express their views on each of their respective industries, providing a comprehensive analysis on the current situation and future opportunities.

Background Information

Clarion Events Middle East

Clarion is one of the world’s leading events organisers, producing and delivering innovative and market-leading events since 1947.

In more recent times the firm has grown into a truly international business, with a portfolio of events and media brands across a range of vertical markets. Our 2,500 employees based in our 15 offices worldwide specialise in delivering first class marketing, networking, and information solutions in high value sectors, both in mature and emerging geographies.

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company Group

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company Group (ADNEC) is an international venue development and business management company. ADNEC Group's portfolio currently includes the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the Gulf's largest exhibition centre; ExCeL London, the UK capital's largest exhibition centre; the Al Ain Convention Centre, a brand new development in the historic city of Al Ain, Capital Gate, the UAE capital's iconic, gravity defying tower and a number of hotel projects. In addition ADNEC is master developer of the Capital Centre project, the world's first fully interconnected exhibition lifestyle destination.

ADNEC Group is developing its network both through acquisition and construction; the company's objective is to become the world's leading venue provider to the international exhibitions, conferences and live events industries by providing consistently high standards of venue facilities, management and client relationships and capitalising on the synergies which exist within a global venue network.

ADNEC Group's Executive Office is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. ADNEC Group is a Government organisation which functions as a private enterprise and operates within the principle core values of efficiency and effectiveness.

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