International Chemical Forum Bolshaya Khimiya will be held in Ufa

The 5th International Chemical Forum Bolshaya Khimiya will traditionally be held in Ufa (Bashkortostan, Russia Federation) on May, 21-22, 2015. The Forum has already become a brand identity of the Republic of Bashkortostan and the principal industrial plot for creating a constructive dialogue between power, business and scientific society in the field of petrochemical industry.

Bolshaya Khimiya is one of the events of The Week of Petrochemistry in Bashkortostan which is held on May, 20-23, 2015. The 23rd International Specialized Exhibition Gas. Oil. Technologies. is also a part of the event. The Forum and the Exhibition will be held in Ufa under the Presidency of Russia in Shanghai Cooperation Organization in 2014-2015 and the BRICS Alliance in 2015. Alongside with other huge business events and meetings of national delegations, the Bolshaya Khimiya Forum and the Gas. Oil. Technologies Exhibition are included in the Action Plan of the Presidency of Russia in Shanghai Cooperation Organization in 2014-2015 approved by the Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation.

“There is no surprise that the Bolshaya Khimiya Forum is held in Ufa, the centre of oil-extracting and oil-refining industry of Russia”, told Dmitry Sharonov, the Chairman of the Organizing Committee on arrangements for the Fifth International Forum Bolshaya Khimiya, Deputy Prime Minister of the government of the Republic of Bashkortostan. “The challenge of Russia today requires necessity to establish integrated oil-refining enterprises in regions to speed up the transition from crude oil export to production and sale of high quality products. It is common knowledge that the manufactured products range does not meet demands of the market. We have to buy final products abroad losing profits and putting breaks on internal oil-refinery industry. The Forum will give start to discussions about trans-regional cooperation, joint development of high technologies and attraction of foreign long-term investments into Russian petrochemical industry. So the importance of cooperation between Russia and SCO and BRICS countries can hardly be overestimated. We also plan to present the latest achievements of Russian enterprises in the sphere of oil refinery and chemical production to our foreign partners in order to form joint enterprises and increase competitiveness of Russian oil service on foreign markets”.

The organizing committee has already received confirmation of attendance from the representatives of top Russian petrochemical corporations (LUKOIL, Rosneft, Gasprom-neft, ROSNANO, etc), the Heads of regions (the Republic of Tatarstan, the Samara region, the Tyumen region, the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District and other regions), official delegations and companies from neighbor and distant foreign countries (the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of Armenia, Germany, Switzerland, China), the representatives of Scientific Associations (National Agrochemical Association, Institute of Catalysis named after G.Boreskov SB RAS, Research and Development Engineering Centre Sintez, Russian Plastic Recycling Corporation, National Research Centre ‘Kurchatov Institute’, Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas) and other participants.

Every year top holding companies, such as SIBUR Holding, JSC United Petrochemical Company, JSC Bashneft, JSC Bashkir Soda Company, JSC Sberbank, become partners of the Forum.

The participants are planning to discuss the following questions:

  • the strategy of the developing chemical industry under new economic and political conditions;
  • strategic investment projects in the chemical industry;
  • modernization of tax and legal regulations in the oil and gas sector;
  • cooperation of BRICS and SCO countries in the chemical industry;
  • technological priorities in developing petrochemical industry;
  • ways of improving human resources of the Russian petrochemical complex and other questions.

The suggestions accepted during the Forum will contribute to formation of the petrochemistry developing strategy in Russia, improving the investment policy of the industry and applying innovative technologies.

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