The Annual GPCA Forum has cemented its reputation as the foremost gathering for chemical industry leaders in the Arabian Gulf region and earned international recognition as an important global forum for the exchange of ideas and networking. Starting as a modest industry gathering in 2006, the forum has grown over the years to become the regional premium platform for facilitating knowledge sharing, collaboration and best practice exchange among industry stakeholders in the GCC and globally. The forum offers an ideal opportunity to share strategic insight and market intelligence on chemicals and petrochemicals, helping delegates to navigate through the changing chemical environment, and make the most of new opportunities
Building on last year’s theme of the imperative for transformation, the 2018 program examined strategies, case studies and the steps companies can take to enhance their transformational journey.
Industry leaders emphasized on the need to invest strategically, prepare for global growth and face the challenges of a changing business environment. Other key topics that came under the spotlight were digitalization, cyber security, redefining refining and petrochemical integration, relocating to emerging markets and
embracing the move to a circular economy.
The main conference program offered the visionary thought leadership and insight industry leaders have come to expect from the Annual GPCA Forum, while a range of seminars and masterclasses provided more practical tools and strategies to address future challenges. A special focus was given to sustainability, with GPCA launching its first Sustainability Initiative and Sustainability Zone. Another first for the forum was the inauguration of the exhibition by H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil, Bahrain. His Excellency was accompanied by dignitaries from Saudi Arabia, including Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thenayan Al-Saud, Chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu and Chairman of SABIC.
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12th Annual GPCA Forum
The 12th Annual GPCA Forum brought together thought leaders and industry experts from across the region and beyond to share insights on driving strategic partnerships, industry diversification, long-term strategic investments and capitalizing on a new era of changes in the global competiveness landscape.