Annual GPCA Forum

Executing Transformation and Investing in Growth

Building on the 2017 theme of the imperative for transformation in the chemical industry, the 2018 program will examine strategies, case studies and the steps companies can take to enhance their transformational journey. At the same time, the industry needs to invest and prepare for global growth and the challenges of a changing business environment.

Future core capabilities will include digitization, cyber security, redefining refinery integration, relocating to emerging markets and embracing the move to a circular economy. These issues and many more will be at the heart of the 13th Annual GPCA Forum.     

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“The status quo is simply not an option. What is needed is transformation through strategic actions that will enhance competitiveness in a sustainable way”
Yousef Al-Benyan, Vice Chairman and CEO, SABIC, and Chairman, GPCA

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The Annual GPCA Forum is undoubtedly the most important chemical industry forum in our region.

H.E. Khalid Al-Falih
Minister of Energy Industry and Mineral Resources, Saudi Ara...

The 12th Annual GPCA Forum continues to provide an excellent environment to debate and discuss the main issues facing our industry and solutions for the future.

Dr. Hariolf Kottmann
CEO, Clariant and President, CEFIC and ICCA

News

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  • Regional Chemical Industry Must Embrace Change as an Opportunity, Say Speakers at 12th Annual GPCA F
    26.11.2017

    Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources  delivers inaugural address, urges industry-wide transformation and value creation   Dubai, United Arab ...

  • Arabian Gulf chemical industry pioneers recognized at inaugural GPCA Legacy Award “Al Rowad”
    26.11.2017

    Regional pioneers bestowed posthumous honors for extraordinary contributions to  petrochemicals industry   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 November 2017 – The Gulf Petroc...

  • GCC chemical industry to sustain region’s non-oil economic growth
    26.11.2017

    The UAE chemical industry has the highest contribution among all GCC states, accounting for 52% of manufacturing revenue   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, xx November 2017 – Dat...

A few of our speakers

H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa

H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa

Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

SH. Mohamed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa graduated with honors from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals with a B.Sc. degree. He comple...

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...

Mark Lashier

Mark Lashier

President and CEO, Chevron Phillips Chemical Comp...

Mark Lashier is President and CEO of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, a global petrochemical joint venture with a top-quartile safety record and 2017 r...

Daniele Ferrari

Daniele Ferrari

CEO, Versalis

Daniele is CEO of Versalis and Chairman of Matrìca, the 50:50 joint venture with Novamont on renewable chemistry. Daniele has over 25 years of experie...

Mutlaq H. Al-Morished

Mutlaq H. Al-Morished

CEO, TASNEE

Mr. Mutlaq H. Al-Morished is the Chief Executive Officer, CEO of TASNEE, one of the largest Saudi diversified industrial companies having investments in ...

Steven Demetriou

Steven Demetriou

Chairman and CEO, Jacobs Engineering

Steven Demetrio joined Jacobs as Chief Executive Officer in August 2015 and was appointed Chairman of the Jacobs’ Board of Directors in August 2016. Stev...

Murat Sönmez

Murat Sönmez

Managing Director, Head of Cen... World Economic Forum LLC

Murat Sönmez was a member of the founding team in 1997 at TIBCO Software, a real- time predictive data analytics software company based in Palo Alto, Cal...

Musabbeh Al-Kaabi

Musabbeh Al-Kaabi

CEO, Petroleum and Petrochemic... Mubadala

Investment Company, responsible for a portfolio of international assets spanning the global oil and gas value chain and valued in excess of $40 billion. ...

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13th Annual GPCA Forum

26 – 28 November 2018, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

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Program schedule

  • 09:00 17:00

    Registration, welcome refreshm...

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  • 09:30 11:00

    Masterclass session 1

  • 11:30 13:00

    Masterclass session 2

  • 12:30 14:00

    Lunch and business networking

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  • 14:00 17:00

    Day 0 seminar

  • 19:30 22:30

    Welcome dinner

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  • 08:00 17:00

    Registration, welcome refreshm...

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  • 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. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa

    Minister of Oil,
    Kingdom of Bahrain

  • 09:50 10:10

    Keynote address: A world econo...

  • 10:10 10:40

    Panel discussion and questions

  • 10:40 11:10

    Morning refreshments

  • 11:10 11:30

    Transformational investment an...

    Mark Lashier

    President and CEO,
    Chevron Phillips Chemical Comp...

  • 11:30 11:50

    Transformation and commitment ...

    Daniele Ferrari

    CEO,
    Versalis

  • 11:50 12:10

    Megatrends that matter and new...

  • 12:10 12:30

    Panel discussion and questions

  • 12:30 14:30

    Lunch and business networking

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  • 14:00 17:00

    Day One seminar: The circular ...

  • 14:30 17:30

    Business networking and exhibi...

  • 19:30 22:30

    Gala dinner

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  • 08:00 15:00

    Registration, welcome refreshm...

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  • 09:00 09:10

    Opening and introductory remar...

  • 09:10 09:30

    Keynote address: International...

  • 09:30 10:00

    Petrochemical investment as a ...

    Musabbeh Al-Kaabi

    CEO, Petroleum and Petrochemic...
    Mubadala

  • 10:00 10:20

    Divest to survive

    Mutlaq H. Al-Morished

    CEO,
    TASNEE

  • 10:20 10:50

    Panel discussion and questions

  • 10:50 11:20

    Morning refreshments

  • 11:20 11:40

    Transforming the Gulf: Advanci...

    Steven Demetriou

    Chairman and CEO,
    Jacobs Engineering

  • 11:40 12:00

    Innovation at the heart of glo...

  • 12:00 12:20

    Digital, structural and busine...

  • 12:20 12:50

    Panel discussion and questions

  • 12:50 13:00

    Closing address for conference...

  • 13:00 14:30

    Lunch and business networking

  • 14:30 15:00

    Business networking and exhibi...

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