How do I register for the 15th Annual GPCA Forum?
Do I have to register in advance or can I register on-site?
Due to the current situation of Covid-19 our registration will be more like touchless service print since we are using the fast track code for their safety and convienent. conference materials and seating available upon your on-site registration check-in.
What is the registration fee for the 15th Annual GPCA Forum?
Early bird booking rates (valid until 20 December 2020)
Members: USD 999 exclusive of 5% VAT
Non-members: USD 1,500 exclusive of 5% VAT
Standard booking rates (valid after 20 December 2020)
Members: USD 1,250 exclusive of 5% VAT
Non-members: USD 1,750 exclusive of 5% VAT
Academic booking rate:
USD 450 exclusive of 5% VAT
What forms of payment are accepted for registration?
Accepted forms of payment in USD and AED are:
Credit card (Visa and Mastercard only)
Bank transfer or company cheque (local cheque only) – please contact us for more information
How do I receive a receipt for my payment?
Once you have registered for the Forum you will receive a confirmation email from the GPCA registrations team with a copy invoice attached. If you do require further information please contact email@example.com
How do I know if my registration was submitted, will I receive a confirmation?
You will receive confirmation via email to the email address provided when you registered. If you have not received confirmation within two business days, please contact the GPCA registration team at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I make a modification to my registration badge?
Please contact the GPCA registration team at email@example.com
Can I attend only one day of the two days of the 15th Annual GPCA Forum?
Yes, however the registration fee will be the same as the total meeting price.
Is there a registration deadline?
Online registration will close on 9 FEB 2021. To register after this date please register at one of the on-site registration desks on 10 FEB 2021 from 9:00 am (UAE local time). However, we strongly advise that you register before 10 FEB 2021.
What is included in my registration fee?
Conference badge, which will allows you access to all areas including entrance into the conference and breakout sessions, exhibition hall, business centre, networking areas, refreshment breaks, Gala dinner on Day 1 (10 February 2021)
A conference delegate bag designed to hold your conference materials
Access to the exclusive pre-conference delegate online community
When will registration check-in/on-site registration open?
Registration will be open from 9:00 am (UAE local time) 10 February 2020 at the Madinat Arena – Convention Centre, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE.
How do I check-in for registration?
Shortly before the conference you will be emailed a barcode, please bring this with you to scan at our badge collection desks. You will then be able to print your badge and collect your conference materials. If you have not pre-booked your place please proceed to the on-site registration counter where you will need to provide payment details
What do I need to present at the registration desk to receive my materials on-site?
Please bring your barcode, this can be printed or on a smart phone.
If I am unable to attend, what is the cancellation policy?
You may cancel one or more delegate place(s) at the event on your booking at any time. If cancellation is more than 31 days before the event date as set out in your booking confirmation we will at your option accept a substitute at no extra cost (please see substitute section below) or refund 75% of the applicable delegate fee. If cancellation is less than 31 days before the event date as set out in your booking confirmation a substitute will be accepted but no refund will be given. Please note that a ‘non-attending delegate’ who has paid their registration fee will be deemed to be a cancellation and the delegate will be emailed, post event, a password to download speaker presentations to finalize the registration. The delegate will not be refunded for not attending. Please also note we will not permit the transfer of delegate places from one event to another in the event of non-attendance.
Substitutions: If any delegate is unable to attend we will accept a substitute delegate at no extra cost. Please notify us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name, job title, email address and telephone number of both the registered and substitute delegate. Please also advise if a visa invitation letter is required and whether the substitute delegate has any special dietary or access requirements.
Where is the 15th Annual GPCA Forum being held?
Madinat Jumeirah , Dubai, UAE
Do I have to make my own hotel reservation?
We have a selection of room types and rates available at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Bookings for these rooms will open on 1 July, all registered delegates will receive an email with details on how to book.
Please note that there are a limited number of rooms available and once they are all booked any available rooms will be charged at the hotel standards rate. Rooms booked direct with the hotel and not part of the GPCA group cannot be converted into GPCA rooms at a later date.
Bookings made through the group booking link are subject to the Jumeirah terms and conditions for cancellation.
Do I need a visa in order to enter Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)?
Nationals of the following countries do not require visas to enter the UAE: Australia, Austria, Andorra, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, United States of America, United Kingdom with (Right of Abode in UK) and the Vatican
For more information regarding visa regulations please visit http://www.dubai.com/v/visa_requirements/
How do I obtain a visa in order to enter Dubai, UAE?
Some nationalities will need to obtain a visa in advance of travel, click here for full details. If you require a visa this will need to be done via a sponsor. This would be the hotel you are staying in or the airline you are travelling with. For example Emirates allow you to apply online.
Please note that we are not authorized to provide sponsorship for visas.
Please note: You must be registered for the 15th Annual GPCA Forum and registration paid in full to request your visa.
How can I learn more about Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Associations (GPCA)?
Please click the link to learn more about GPCA: www.gpca.org.ae
How do I find out if my company is a GPCA member?
Please visit www.gpca.org.ae/membership
How do I become a member of GPCA?
Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association
Tel: +971 4 451 0666
How can I obtain a copy of the conference proceedings?
Where we have permission presentations will be made available to delegates to either download onsite at the event or online post event. Presentations are only available to registered delegates and are not available in advance.
When will the 15th Annual GPCA Forum program be available?
The Forum agenda will be available shortly on www.gpcaforum.net
Can I bring my spouse to the dinners?
No, the dinners are for business networking and so only registered delegates may attend. You will be required to show your badge on arrival.
Do I need to book a seat for the dinners?
No, the dinners are free seating with the exception of the sponsors VIP tables. These are managed by the sponsor and we cannot reserve seats.
What is the 15th Annual GPCA Forum dress attire?
The dress code is business attire, business casual and national dress.
Is reserved seating available at the 15th Annual GPCA Forum?
Reserved seating is only available for selected VIPs, at the discretion of the GPCA.
How do I become a sponsor or exhibitor at the 15th Annual GPCA Forum?
Head of Events, Sales and Marketing
Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association
Tel: +971 4 451 0666 ext. 122