The Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) sponsored the 18th World Productivity Conference hosted in Bahrain under the patronage of His Highness the Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, from April 2 to 4.
A Company delegation also took part in the event, which was held under the slogan "New ways of innovation and higher productivity".
Speaking at the opening ceremony, HH the Deputy Prime Minister presented the sponsorship shield to GPIC President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery in recognition of the Company's contribution.
In his comments, Dr. Jawahery thanked HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa for the honour and said GPIC had adopted a special approach to support and sponsor events and forums that enhance awareness and serve all sectors of society.
Dr. Jawahery stressed the importance of the Company's participation in such specialized conferences, which, he said, are an important platform for networking, exchange of knowledge, ideas and sharing of experiences to enhance participants’ ability to grow and flourish.
He said the event contributes greatly to the promotion of entrepreneurial culture and the development of institutions, creativity and productivity to set up efficient institutions that can reach the global market.
He said any institution seeking to compete in the global market must create an efficient management system that appreciates innovative and creative ideas in work performance to ensure the highest level of productivity.
The conference was organized by Jafcon Consulting for Productivity Improvement as part of a strategic partnership between Tamkeen and UNIDO. The Bahrain Society for Training and Development was also involved in the event, which was attended by about 600 businessmen, industry experts, scientists and decision makers, from 70 countries around the world.
The conference focused on three main themes - financial stability and economic growth through higher productivity, community development, productive stimuli and indicators and education reforms and innovative ecosystems.