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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CEO and Chairman, Management Board, LyondellBasell

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A Few Of Our Speakers

H.E Khalid A. Al-Falih

H.E Khalid A. Al-Falih

Minister of Energy Industry an... Saudi Arabia

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...

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...

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...

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 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 an...
    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...

  • 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

  • 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

    Economic diversification, down...

    Ziad S. Al-Labban

    CEO,
    Sadara Chemical Company

  • 11:50 12:10

    Financial solutions for a last...

    Nahed Taher

    Co-Founder,
    Gulf One Investment bank ...

  • 12:10 12:30

    Enabling transformation in the...

  • 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 speech

  • 14:15 15:00

    Session one: Intelligent proje...

    Dan Overly

    VP and Global Head of Product ...
    ABB

  • 15:00 15:45

    Second session: Digitalization...

  • 15:45 16:15

    Panel discussion and/or Q ...

  • 16:15 16:30

    Summary and conclusions

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