2013 Dubai Conference on Building the Bio-Economy of the GCC


Welcome to the official website of the 2013 Dubai Conference on Building the Bio-Economy of the GCC. The conference will be held on October 23, 2013 - October 24, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This conference is hosted by International Centre for Strategic Analysis (ICSANA).

One of the greatest global challenges of the 21st century in times of climate change will be to sustain a growing world population both with sufficient foodstuffs and with renewable commodities – as industrial raw materials and for energy production. The provision of food, energy and resources, and the protection of the climate and environment are not only in the national interest, but are also a global commitment. Making proper use of technological progress is thus an obligation that makes demands on science and industry in equal measure. For business, innovative products and procedures provide an opportunity for technology leadership and the possibility of helping to shape the necessary transition to sustainable production. Furthermore, this transition represents a chance to benefit from international partnerships and growth markets. Knowledge-based approaches and market-oriented solutions significantly increase the competitiveness.

Compared to other regions, the Middle East does not yet have an explicit blueprint for a bioeconomy. It is predicted however, that it will only be a matter of time before Middle East countries would shift gears from an oil-based to a bio-based economy. This conference presents insights into the concept of the bioeconomy with the end view of developing a framework that would facilitate the formulation of a roadmap for its institutionalization in the Middle East.

Start Date/Time: November 6, 2013, 8:00 AM (GST)

End Date/Time: November 7, 2013, 5:00 PM (GST)

Registration Date: October 1, 2013

Paper Submission Date: September 15, 2013

Name: International Centre for Strategic Analysis (ICSANA) Office

Address: 3605 Citadel Tower, Business Bay

City: Dubai

Country: United Arab Emirates



To register and to know more about the fee, please contact International Centre for Strategic Analysis (ICSANA).


ICSANA is a knowledge-driven think tank and expert service provider that specializes in providing intellectual solutions to help leaders and decision-makers understand and make informed choices and decisions about issues of domestic and international significance. The epistemology that underpins this task is shaped by the complex corporate and administrative realities that incessantly challenge leaders to overcome uncertainties and difficulties and to make the right decisions from day to day.

ICSANA prides itself in bringing together a collaborative team of senior consultants, advisers, researchers and specialists who actively reflect the broad spectrum of global expertise and project the vision of ICSANA as industry leader in knowledge management consultancy and expert services provider of choice for strategic analysis, decision-making, research, and project development.

Towards this end, ICSANA offers tangible solutions, support institutions, and provide strategic tools to leaders and decision makers to ensure that proper attention is given to critical success factors in decision-making and excellent business performance. ICSANA endeavors to help clients adapt to the needs of the ever-changing economic, political, social, and technological environment by equipping them with the knowledge and tools to attain long-term niche functionality. This means eliminating challenges through requisite processes and technologies and working around clear processes.

The strategic role of ICSANA is shaped by the core belief that working in a consultative manner adds value. This arrangement creates a social learning space for evolving innovative end-to-end intellectual solutions that will equip clients to develop competitive advantage by increasing the learning curve of their organizations and enlarging their action space in the market. ICSANA espouses the core values of leadership, authority, service, integrity, efficiency, and quality excellence in the execution of strategy.

ICSANA adopts a process-based approach where profound knowledge of the latest industry trends and quality-driven models are matched with individual client needs. When supported with the appropriate capability building interventions, leaders and decision-makers can be empowered to overcome the challenges and risks in the administrative setting, corporate world, and global marketplace.

For detailed list of attendees, sponsors and speakers, and also for more inquiries, please contact International Centre for Strategic Analysis (ICSANA) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at +971 4 4528822.