WHAT IS THE ANNUAL GPCA FORUM?

The chemical industry is operating in a complex business landscape underpinned by rapidly changing regulations, constant technology disruption, increased market uncertainty and evolving customer demands. At the same time demand for chemicals is increasing rapidly driven by high population growth, a rise in middle class income, urbanization and improving living standards. Asia will account for most of this growth – and increasingly supply – as chemical demand continues to shift East. These rapidly changing market dynamics will require industry players to develop a new set of strategies for a new era of opportunities and growth that focus on efficient resource utilization and higher asset productivity to retain and enhance their cost leadership.

The 14th Annual GPCA Forum will take place from 3-5 December 2019 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE, and address the theme of ‘Winning through Strategic Partnerships’. The forum will examine strategies that chemical companies should adopt to navigate new market complexities, capture profitable growth and consolidate their leadership positions. It will bring together industry leaders from the region and the world to share inspirational case studies on how to deliver value for shareholders, business and society, how to innovate for the future and address key challenges and the role of supporting the development of a competitive downstream industry in the GCC.

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 platform for the exchange of ideas and providing unparalleled networking opportunities. Each year, more than 2,100 international chemical executives gather in Dubai to gain essential information, make new business connections and renew existing relationships.

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 14th 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 2019’s theme of ‘Winning through Strategic Partnerships
  • 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

Governmental organizations, chemical associations, regulators, petrochemical producers, chemical companies, traders, suppliers, manufacturers, technology providers and 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 14th 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 2019’s theme of ‘Winning through Strategic Partnerships
  • 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
WHO SHOULD
ATTEND?

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