Represented by Jubail Research and Innovation ClusterHUB (J-RICH), Jubail Industrial College (JIC) participated both as a speaker and an exhibitor in the Middle East Fine & Specialty Chemicals Conference and Exhibition (ME-SPEC) held in Manama, Bahrain from 9 to 11 October. The conference took place at the International Exhibition and Convention Center of Bahrain. This first Middle East Specialty Chemicals event provided a regional forum for Academics, Petrochemical Suppliers, Converters, Chemical and Equipment Manufacturers, and potential investors to showcase, network, and share knowledge and experiences across the whole value chain. The conference focused on downstream industry and was designed to provide knowledge and opportunities to accelerate this growing new industry, especially in the GCC region. To this end, the director of Jubail Research and Innovation ClusterHUB (J-RICH), Dr. Elaref Ratemi, gave a presentation summarizing the activities of J-RICH and the services it provides in the areas of applied research geared at providing creative solutions for industrial challenges, development of industrial clusters & incubators, and technology-driven business development. He also highlighted the core business of Jubail industrial College and the various programs it offers.