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24 April 2017

Several employees of the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) Youth Committee took part in a special event organized by the Bahrain British Business Forum.

Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism H.E. Mr. Zayed Zayani, who spoke at the event, highlighted Bahrain’s current economic conditions and expert predictions for the rest of the year.

H.E. the Minister urged young professionals and entrepreneurs to take advantage of opportunities to establish their business and make an effort to grow beyond Bahrain’s borders. He also called on them to take part in promising investment opportunities and said the Ministry is setting up an organizational framework and an environment that encourages the launching of start-ups.

GPIC President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery stressed the importance of the event in enhancing communication among young people. He said members of the Youth Committee must take part in all activities that ensure continuous research and knowledge and added the Company is not in isolation from the continuous development and growth the world is witnessing.

Dr. Jawahery praised the role of young people who represent a large segment of the Company. He pointed out that the formation of the Youth Committee aims primarily at ensuring the sustainability and prosperity of the Company and in creating a direct link between the leaders of today and tomorrow by involving youth in events and decisions that could impact the future.

Committee Chairperson Ms. Ruqayah Ishaq said that the Committee, with the support of the Company's Management, took part in the forum to help young professionals progress and develop their careers. She thanked the Management, headed by Dr. Jawahery for encouraging them and providing continuous opportunities for them to take part in events to gain experience.

The Youth Committee, the first of its kind, was recently formed at GPIC with employees under 30 years old as its members. About a quarter of the Company’s employees fall in that bracket.

The Bahrain British Business Forum was established in 1995 to promote trade and investment between Bahrain and Britain. Nine groups, include the sectors covering oil and gas, energy, hospitality, construction, financial services, banking, information technology and law were covered to encourage organizational competence among young professionals.

The Forum now has 450 members.