Qatar Fertiliser Company P.S.C. (QAFCO) sponsored the 10th edition of the annual QAFCO – Texas A&M University Conference in association with Texas A&M University at Qatar, and in partnership with the American Chemical Society (ACS) Qatar Candidate Chapter, which hosted experts from around the world on February 15, 2018 at Education City, Doha, Qatar.
Held under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry, the conference highlighted the pressing need for policy makes, industry and academia to work together to develop new knowledge and create scientific solutions that have direct impact on the world around us.
H.E. Minister Al-Sada said, "The series is significant because it places Qatar at the genesis of an expanding knowledge pipeline."
This year’s conference focused on the theme “Emerging Frontiers in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.”
QAFCO CAO Dr. Hamed Al-Marwani expressed, “The QAFCO – Texas A&M Conference 2018 is a confluence of ideas. I believe conferences such as these can help give better insights into issues wherein institutional learnings of industry and academia can mutually benefit. I hope the conference becomes the platform for sharing ideas to find solutions for short and long-term issues facing us.”
Dr. César O. Malavé, Dean of Texas A&M at Qatar, said, “It is critical for industry and academia to work together to solve the real-world problems that will affect our future. For the past 10 years, Texas A&M at Qatar and QAFCO have partnered to host the annual QAFCO – Texas A&M University at Qatar Conference to encourage the exchange of knowledge, ideas and expertise that is essential to fuel innovation and new thinking. We are grateful to QAFCO, our longtime friend and partner, for its visionary leadership in driving the success of this annual event.”
QAFCO has been an exclusive sponsor of the conference series since 2007. Over the past decade, the conference has attracted a steadily increasing audience of chemists and engineers from all over the globe, covering a wide range of topics and discussions related to chemistry and chemical engineering.