Tuesday 3 December 2019 | Day 0

Masterclass
This year’s Annual GPCA Forum will feature an array of must-attend masterclasses. The masterclasses will address topics on trade in a protectionist environment, the importance of human capital for fostering business competitiveness and the future outlook of the petrochemical industry.
The detailed agenda will be posted end of July.

Afternoon seminars
GPCA will be partnering this year with leading industry and global consultancies to address trends on global chemicals market, innovation and disruptive technologies in addition to tapping on the future of plastics.
The detailed agenda will be posted end of July.

Wednesday 4 December 2019 | Day 1

08:00 – 17:00

Registration, welcome refreshments and exhibition

Sponsored by:
SipChem
RCJY

09:00 – 09:15

Opening remarks and welcome address

Conference session

09:15 – 09:35

Inaugural address

Conference session

09:55 – 10:20

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

10:20 – 11:00

Inauguration of exhibition and morning refreshments

Social networking

Sponsored by:
RCJY

11:00 – 12:15 – Session: Partnering to deliver value

11:00 – 11:20

Meeting the future energy demand through collaboration

Conference session

11:20 – 11:40

Open innovation – Bundling various capabilities, developing best practices and building sustainable products

Conference session

11:40 – 12:00

Growing and diversifying through partnerships in the value chain

Conference session

12:00 – 12:15

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

12:15 – 13:00

GPCA Legacy Awards Ceremony

Social networking

Sponsored by:
Aramco

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch, business networking and exhibition

Social networking

Sponsored by:
Aramco

14:30 – 16:00 – Seminar: Chemical value parks: Key enablers for value creation

16:00 – 17:30

Business networking and exhibition

Social networking

19:00 – 22:30

Gala dinner

Social networking

Sponsored by:
Borouge

Thursday 5 December 2019 | Day 2

08.00 – 15:30

Registration, welcome refreshments and exhibition

Sponsored by:
SipChem
RCJY

09:00 – 09:05

Welcome and recap of day one

Conference session

09:05 – 09:25

Keynote address 1: Winning in Asia

Conference session

09:25 – 09:45

Keynote address 2

Conference session

09:45 – 10:05

Panel discussion and Q&A

Conference session

10:05 – 10:15

Past BoD recognition

Conference session

10:15 – 11:35 – Session: Building critical mass in the Arabian Gulf chemical industry

10:15 – 10:35

TBD

Conference session

10:35 – 10:55

Merger of equals: Building competitive advantages, adding complimentary abilities

Conference session

10:55 – 11:15

Transforming the partnering scenario – Invest or collaborate?

Conference session

11:15 – 11:35

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

11:35 – 11:55

Morning refreshments and exhibition

Social networking

Sponsored by:
RCJY

11:55 – 13:15 – Session: Creating synergies through innovative partnerships

11:55 – 12:15

Growth and value creation through strategic portfolio development and M&A

Conference session

12:15 – 12:35

Project Amiral: Building a successful model of industry partnership

Conference session

12:35 – 12:55

TBD

Conference session

12:55 – 13:15

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

13:15 – 13:30

Closing remarks

Conference session

13:30 – 15:00

Lunch, business networking and exhibition

Social networking

Sponsored by:
SABIC
3 December 2019

Tuesday 3 December 2019 | Day 0

Masterclass
This year’s Annual GPCA Forum will feature an array of must-attend masterclasses. The masterclasses will address topics on trade in a protectionist environment, the importance of human capital for fostering business competitiveness and the future outlook of the petrochemical industry.
The detailed agenda will be posted end of July.

Afternoon seminars
GPCA will be partnering this year with leading industry and global consultancies to address trends on global chemicals market, innovation and disruptive technologies in addition to tapping on the future of plastics.
The detailed agenda will be posted end of July.

4 December 2019

Wednesday 4 December 2019 | Day 1

08:00 – 17:00

Registration, welcome refreshments and exhibition

Sponsored by:
SipChem
RCJY

09:00 – 09:15

Opening remarks and welcome address

Conference session

09:15 – 09:35

Inaugural address

Conference session

09:55 – 10:20

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

10:20 – 11:00

Inauguration of exhibition and morning refreshments

Social networking

Sponsored by:
RCJY

11:00 – 12:15 – Session: Partnering to deliver value

11:00 – 11:20

Meeting the future energy demand through collaboration

Conference session

11:20 – 11:40

Open innovation – Bundling various capabilities, developing best practices and building sustainable products

Conference session

11:40 – 12:00

Growing and diversifying through partnerships in the value chain

Conference session

12:00 – 12:15

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

12:15 – 13:00

GPCA Legacy Awards Ceremony

Social networking

Sponsored by:
Aramco

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch, business networking and exhibition

Social networking

Sponsored by:
Aramco

14:30 – 16:00 – Seminar: Chemical value parks: Key enablers for value creation

16:00 – 17:30

Business networking and exhibition

Social networking

19:00 – 22:30

Gala dinner

Social networking

Sponsored by:
Borouge
5 December 2019

Thursday 5 December 2019 | Day 2

08.00 – 15:30

Registration, welcome refreshments and exhibition

Sponsored by:
SipChem
RCJY

09:00 – 09:05

Welcome and recap of day one

Conference session

09:05 – 09:25

Keynote address 1: Winning in Asia

Conference session

09:25 – 09:45

Keynote address 2

Conference session

09:45 – 10:05

Panel discussion and Q&A

Conference session

10:05 – 10:15

Past BoD recognition

Conference session

10:15 – 11:35 – Session: Building critical mass in the Arabian Gulf chemical industry

10:15 – 10:35

TBD

Conference session

10:35 – 10:55

Merger of equals: Building competitive advantages, adding complimentary abilities

Conference session

10:55 – 11:15

Transforming the partnering scenario – Invest or collaborate?

Conference session

11:15 – 11:35

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

11:35 – 11:55

Morning refreshments and exhibition

Social networking

Sponsored by:
RCJY

11:55 – 13:15 – Session: Creating synergies through innovative partnerships

11:55 – 12:15

Growth and value creation through strategic portfolio development and M&A

Conference session

12:15 – 12:35

Project Amiral: Building a successful model of industry partnership

Conference session

12:35 – 12:55

TBD

Conference session

12:55 – 13:15

Panel discussion and Q&A

Panel

13:15 – 13:30

Closing remarks

Conference session

13:30 – 15:00

Lunch, business networking and exhibition

Social networking

Sponsored by:
SABIC