WHAT IS THE ANNUAL GPCA FORUM?

The Annual GPCA Forum has cemented its reputation as the foremost gathering of the chemical and petrochemical industry in the Arabian Gulf region, and earned international recognition as an important global forum for the exchange of ideas and networking. In 2017, more than 2,000 international chemical executives gathered in Dubai to gain essential information, make new business connections and renew existing relationships.

The main conference sessions will offer the visionary leadership and insight you have come to expect from the Annual GPCA Forum, while a range of seminars and masterclasses will provide more practical tools and strategies to be taken away and used in your own organization.

The Annual GPCA Forum combines a strategic geographic location with modern travel infrastructure, smart services and facilities, and excellent connectivity from any part of the globe. The Forum serves as a meeting point for thousands of industry professionals from the Middle East and beyond, eager to showcase their capabilities, meet with key business partners, and keep up to date with the latest industry trends. A growing exhibition, compelling conference program and the high seniority of delegates, make it a ‘must attend’ for anyone looking to grow their business in the region or reassert their position as a global market leader. Taking place at the heart of the Middle East, the Annual GPCA Forum is a leading global platform for business discussion.

The 13th Annual GPCA Forum at a glance:

  • The foremost meeting place and knowledge-sharing forum in the Middle East for the chemical and petrochemical Industry
  • Meet and network with over 2,000 expected attendees from more than 50 countries
  • A ‘CEO-level’ speaker faculty sharing insights on 2018’s theme of ‘Transformation and investing in growth’
  • A delegate networking tool enabling you to contact other attendees and arrange meetings in advance
  • Take time away from the office and try a fresh approach to new business and strategy development

Five reasons to attend the Annual GPCA Forum in 2018

  • Assess recent developments and future challenges and opportunities for GCC petrochemicals, with H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Explore how transformational investment and regional partnerships can facilitate sustained growth, with Mark Lashier, President and CEO, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
  • Navigate the ‘circular economy’, its applicability to petrochemicals and chemicals, and how it can help foster a bright and sustainable future for the industry, with Daniele Ferrari, CEO, Versalis
  • Learn how a process of divestment can lead to a leaner, more streamlined and better-focused business, with Mutlaq Al-Morished, CEO, TASNEE
  • Investigate dimensions of digital, structural and business model transformation that can lead to growth creation, with Steven Demetriou, Chairman and CEO, Jacobs Engineering

Governmental organizations, chemical associations, regulators, petrochemical producers, chemical companies, traders, suppliers, manufacturers, technology providers, logistics companies

CEOs, COOs, VPs, managing directors, business directors, stakeholders, investors, petrochemical and chemical executives, strategic planners, analysts, consultants,  researchers, marketing and sales representatives.

WHY
ATTEND?

The Annual GPCA Forum combines a strategic geographic location with modern travel infrastructure, smart services and facilities, and excellent connectivity from any part of the globe. The Forum serves as a meeting point for thousands of industry professionals from the Middle East and beyond, eager to showcase their capabilities, meet with key business partners, and keep up to date with the latest industry trends. A growing exhibition, compelling conference program and the high seniority of delegates, make it a ‘must attend’ for anyone looking to grow their business in the region or reassert their position as a global market leader. Taking place at the heart of the Middle East, the Annual GPCA Forum is a leading global platform for business discussion.

The 13th Annual GPCA Forum at a glance:

  • The foremost meeting place and knowledge-sharing forum in the Middle East for the chemical and petrochemical Industry
  • Meet and network with over 2,000 expected attendees from more than 50 countries
  • A ‘CEO-level’ speaker faculty sharing insights on 2018’s theme of ‘Transformation and investing in growth’
  • A delegate networking tool enabling you to contact other attendees and arrange meetings in advance
  • Take time away from the office and try a fresh approach to new business and strategy development

Five reasons to attend the Annual GPCA Forum in 2018

  • Assess recent developments and future challenges and opportunities for GCC petrochemicals, with H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Explore how transformational investment and regional partnerships can facilitate sustained growth, with Mark Lashier, President and CEO, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
  • Navigate the ‘circular economy’, its applicability to petrochemicals and chemicals, and how it can help foster a bright and sustainable future for the industry, with Daniele Ferrari, CEO, Versalis
  • Learn how a process of divestment can lead to a leaner, more streamlined and better-focused business, with Mutlaq Al-Morished, CEO, TASNEE
  • Investigate dimensions of digital, structural and business model transformation that can lead to growth creation, with Steven Demetriou, Chairman and CEO, Jacobs Engineering
WHO SHOULD
ATTEND?

Governmental organizations, chemical associations, regulators, petrochemical producers, chemical companies, traders, suppliers, manufacturers, technology providers, logistics companies

CEOs, COOs, VPs, managing directors, business directors, stakeholders, investors, petrochemical and chemical executives, strategic planners, analysts, consultants,  researchers, marketing and sales representatives.

About GPCA

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) represents the downstream hydrocarbon industry in the Arabian Gulf. Established in 2006, the association voices the common interests of more than 250 member companies from the chemical and allied industries, accounting for over 95% of chemical output in the Arabian Gulf region. The industry makes up the second largest manufacturing sector in the region, producing over USD 108 billion worth of products a year.

The association supports the region’s petrochemical and chemical industry through advocacy, networking and thought leadership initiatives that help member companies to connect, share and advance knowledge, contribute to international dialogue, and become prime influencers in shaping the future of the global petrochemicals industry.

Committed to providing a regional platform for stakeholders from across the industry, GPCA manages six working committees – Plastics, Supply Chain, Fertilizers, International Trade, Research and Innovation, and Responsible Care – and organizes six world-class events each year. The association also publishes an annual report, regular newsletters and industry reports