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.      
Book your place today, to get the early booking discount.

Register now Download brochure

Join the conversation

“The Annual GPCA Forum is a must attend event for senior executives.”

John Floren
President and CEO, Methanex Corporation

“One of the premier global conferences in the chemical industry.”

Bhavesh V. “Bob” Patel
CEO and Chairman, Management Board, LyondellBasell

News

All News
  • Saudi Energy Minister Khalid A. Al-Falih to deliver inaugural address at 12th Annual GPCA Forum
    05.09.2017

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 5 2017 – His Excellency Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia, will deliver the inaugural addr...

  • Top Players from Global Chemical Industry to take Centre Stage at 12th Annual GPCA Forum
    17.08.2017

    Senior executives from ExxonMobil, SABIC, Sadara, LyondellBasell and NOVA Chemicals among headline speakers   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 17 2017 – The Gulf Petrochemicals ...

  • GPCA Insight Forum Daily
    04.12.2016

    GPCA Insight Forum Daily

  • GPCA supports new generation of downstream industry students with Leaders of Tomorrow initiative
    23.11.2016

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; November, 2016: The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the voice of the petrochemical industry in the Arabian Gulf, is set to launch...

  • Al-Benyan to inaugurate GPCA Annual Forum as Chairman
    31.08.2016

    As the newly elected Chairman of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), Yousef Al-Benyan, SABIC Vice Chairman and CEO, will inaugurate the association’s Annual F...

  • Top Executives from ADNOC and Saudi Aramco to open the 11th Annual GPCA Forum
    29.06.2016

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; June 29, 2016: The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) today announced the keynote speakers for the 11th Annual GPCA Forum. Based on t...

A few of our speakers

H.E. Khalid A. Al-Falih

H.E. Khalid A. Al-Falih

Minister of Energy, Industry a... Saudi Arabia

Hariolf Kottmann

Hariolf Kottmann

CEO, Clariant and President, Cefic and ICCA

Hariolf Kottmann launched his industry career in the Central Research department at the former Hoechst AG in Frankfurt in 1985. Several years in Research...

John Allert

John Allert

Chief Marketing Officer, Board... McLaren Technology Group

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...

Abdulaziz M. Al-Judaimi

Abdulaziz M. Al-Judaimi

VP, Downstream, Saudi Aramco

Abdulaziz is currently in charge of Saudi Aramco Downstream Business, this global business covers sales and marketing, refining, chemicals, distributions...

Dave Witte

Dave Witte

SVP, IHS Markit

Based in Houston, David H. Witte is senior vice president at IHS and general manager of IHS Chemical, a leading global provider of information and insigh...

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...

Sign up now

Sign up now for the

12th Annual GPCA Forum

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

Sign up now

Program schedule

  • 09:00 17:00

    Registration, welcome refreshm...

  • 12:30 14:00

    Lunch and business networking

  • 14:00 18:00

    Seminar led by GPCA knowledge ...

  • 19:30 22:30

    Welcome dinner

    Sponsored by

  • 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

    H.E. Khalid A. Al-Falih

    Minister of Energy, Industry a...
    Saudi Arabia

  • 09:50 10:10

    Keynote address

    Hariolf Kottmann

    CEO, Clariant and
    President, Cefic and ICCA

  • 10:10 10:40

    Panel discussion and questions

  • 10:40 11:10

    Morning refreshments

  • 11:10 11:30

    Growth, responsibilities and s...

    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...

    Dr. Markus Steilemann

    Chief Commercial Officer, Memb...
    Covestro

  • 12:10 12:40

    Panel discussion and questions

  • 12:40 14:30

    Lunch and business networking

    Sponsored by

  • 14:00 17:00

    Seminar: Transforming risk to ...

  • 14:30 17:30

    Business networking and exhibi...

  • 19:30 22:30

    Gala dinner

    Sponsored by

  • 08:00 17:00

    Registration, welcome refreshm...

  • 09:00 09:20

    Opening address

  • 09:20 09:40

    Keynote address

    John Allert

    Chief Marketing Officer, Board...
    McLaren Technology Group

  • 09:40 10:00

    Independent yet part of a glob...

    Todd D. Karran

    President and CEO,
    Nova Chemicals

  • 10:00 10:20

    Transformation through interna...

    Fernando Musa

    CEO,
    Braskem

  • 10:20 10:40

    The connected plant: Improveme...

    Rebecca Liebert

    President and CEO,
    Honeywell UOP

  • 10:40 11:00

    Panel discussion and questions

  • 11:00 11:30

    Morning refreshments

  • 11:30 11:50

    Transformation in the GCC chem...

    Abdulaziz M. Al-Judaimi

    VP, Downstream,
    Saudi Aramco

  • 11:50 12:10

    Economic diversification, down...

    Ziad S. Al-Labban

    CEO,
    Sadara Chemical Company

  • 12:10 12:30

    Financial solutions for a last...

    Nahed Taher

    Co-Founder,
    Gulf One Investment bank ...

  • 12:30 12:50

    Panel discussion and questions

  • 12:50 13:00

    Conference sessions closing ad...

  • 13:00 14:30

    Lunch and business networking

  • 14:00 16:30

    Seminar: Leading the way to in...

  • 14:00 14:15

    Welcome and introduction

    Colin Ward

    SVP, Global Head of Chemicals ...
    ABB

  • 14:15 15:00

    Session one: Intelligent proje...

    Dan Overly

    VP and Global Head of Product ...
    ABB

  • 15:00 15:45

    Session two: Digitalization of...

    Havard Devold

    Group VP
    ABB AS

  • 15:45 16:15

    Panel discussion and/or Q ...

  • 16:15 16:30

    Summary and conclusions

Our valued partners

© 2017 Copyright Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association |