GPCA Annual Forum

“The chemical industry in transformation: A new journey begins”

Recent years have seen challenging conditions for the global and GCC chemical industry, with companies having to keep pace with a fast changing world to ensure future success. Global megatrends and a shifting geopolitical, economic and energy landscape are coinciding with ground breaking technological advances which have the potential to fundamentally change how we live in the future.
Transformation will be key to survival and success, in the GCC and the wider industry. As this time offers exciting opportunities for chemical companies as well as challenges, strategies to begin and continue the transformational journey will be at the heart of the 2017 Annual GPCA program.      
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Chief Executive Officer of TASNEE

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Neil Chapman
President of ExxonMobil Chemical Company

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    31.08.2016

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    29.06.2016

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  • Dow and GPCA Host Second Edition of the “Young Scientists Program”
    29.11.2015

    Initiative to promote STEM education across the GCC UAE— November, 2015: The Dow Chemical Company and the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) have held the seco...

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    17.11.2015

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A Few Of Our Speakers

Yousef Al-Benyan

Yousef Al-Benyan

Vice Chairman and CEO, SABIC and Chairman, GPCA

Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan is Vice Chairman and CEO of SABIC, the world’s fourth largest diversified chemicals company. Headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Ara...

Ziad S. Al-Labban

Ziad S. Al-Labban

CEO, Sadara Chemical Company

Ziad joined Sadara Chemical Company as CEO in October, 2012 with nearly 35-years of experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. Prior to jo...

Neil A. Chapman

Neil A. Chapman

President, ExxonMobil Chemical... VP, ExxonMobil Corporation

Neil A. Chapman is President of ExxonMobil Chemical Company in Houston, Texas. Before his appointment January 1, 2015, he was SVP of the company’s glo...

Bhavesh V. “Bob” Patel

Bhavesh V. “Bob” Patel

CEO and Chairman, Management B... LyondellBasell

Bhavesh V. (Bob) Patel is CEO and chairman of the management board of LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in th...

Patrick Thomas

Patrick Thomas

CEO, Covestro

Since January 1, 2007, Patrick W. Thomas has been Chairman of the Board of Management of Covestro AG. Patrick W. Thomas was born on September 30, 195...

John Pearson

John Pearson

Founder and CEO, Chemical Industry Roundtables

Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, John Pearson is the founder and CEO of Chemical Industry Roundtables (CIR), a company dedicated to producing informat...

Todd D. Karran

Todd D. Karran

President and CEO, Nova Chemicals

Todd Karran is President and CEO, member of the NOVA Chemicals Management Board and a member of the Board of Directors. He has more than 30 years of expe...

Fernando Musa

Fernando Musa

CEO, Braskem

Fernando Musa holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA) and an MBA from Insead, France. He worked in...

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12th Annual GPCA Forum

27 - 29 November 2017, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

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Program Schedule

  • 09:00 17:00

    Registration, welcome refreshm...

  • 12:30 14:00

    Lunch and business networking

  • 14:00 18:00

    Seminar:

    John Pearson

    Founder and CEO,
    Chemical Industry Roundtables

  • 08:00 17:00

    Registration, welcome refreshm...

  • 09:00 09:30

    Opening session and welcome ad...

    Yousef Al-Benyan

    Vice Chairman and CEO,
    SABIC and Chairman, GPCA

  • 09:30 09:50

    Inaugural address

  • 09:50 10:10

    Keynote address

  • 10:10 10:40

    Panel discussion and questions

  • 10:40 11:10

    Morning refreshments

  • 11:10 11:30

    Securing a competitive positio...

    Neil A. Chapman

    President, ExxonMobil Chemical...
    VP, ExxonMobil Corporation

  • 11:30 11:50

    Looking beyond cycles to long ...

    Bhavesh V. “Bob” Patel

    CEO and Chairman, Management B...
    LyondellBasell

  • 11:50 12:10

    Company transformation to meet...

    Patrick Thomas

    CEO,
    Covestro

  • 12:10 12:40

    Panel discussion and questions

  • 12:40 14:30

    Lunch and business networking

  • 14:00 17:00

    Day one seminar:

  • 14:30 17:30

    Business networking and exhibi...

  • 19:30 22:30

    Gala dinner

  • 08:00 17:00

    Registration, welcome refreshm...

  • 09:00 09:20

    Opening address

  • 09:20 09:40

    Keynote address

  • 09:40 10:00

    Independent yet part of a glob...

    Todd D. Karran

    President and CEO,
    Nova Chemicals

  • 10:00 10:20

    Company realignment for higher...

  • 10:20 10:50

    Panel discussion and questions

  • 10:50 11:20

    Morning refreshments

  • 11:20 11:40

    Economic diversification, down...

    Ziad S. Al-Labban

    CEO,
    Sadara Chemical Company

  • 11:40 12:00

    Enabling transformation in the...

  • 12:00 12:20

    Supporting corporate goals thr...

  • 12:20 12:50

    Panel discussion and questions

  • 12:50 13:00

    Conference sessions closing ad...

  • 13:00 14:30

    Lunch and business networking

  • 14:30 17:00

    Business networking and exhibi...

  • 14:30 17:00

    Day two seminar

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