CONFERENCE SESSIONS WILL INCLUDE:
(Exclusive student’s seminar)
Collaborating and growing in a fast-transforming global landscape
John Pearson, Founder and CEO, Chemical Industry Roundtables
14:00 – 15:00 The Outlook for Energy and Key Petrochemicals in 2018
Alan Gelder, VP Refining, Chemicals and Oil Markets
Alex Lidback, VP Chemicals, Fibres and Polymers
15:00 – 16:00 The threat to free trade and its impact on chemicals
John Richardson, Senior Consultant
David Hughes, Associate
16:00 – 16:15 Networking break
16:15 – 17:15 Consolidation as a route to transformation
Mirko Rubeis, Partner and Managing Director,The Boston Consulting Group
Dr. Udo Jung, Senior Partner and Managing Director
17:15 – 18:15 One Belt-One Road: Can the GCC benefit from China’s plans to build a new Silk Road?
Paul Harnick, Partner, Global Head of Chemicals and Performance Technologies
Norbert Meyring, Chemical Sector Head, China and Asia-Pacific
This seminar is a must-attend session for executive leaders whose business is exposed to operational risks through manufacturing processes. It will highlight the importance of risk control, and offer first steps, practical case studies and valuable takeaways to make rapid, dramatic and sustainable improvement in performance.
Session one: The importance of risk control.
This session will highlight why risk control is so critical for your business; including the potentially devastating impacts on your workforce, reputation, reliability, and bottom line. Given its importance, why is it that companies so frequently fall into the trap of believing their risks are under control only to have a catastrophic incident? Common blind spots and cultural shortcomings will be explored as well as emerging systematic risks.
Sven Royall, Managing Director, Pilko & Associates
George Pilko, Chairman, Pilko & Associates
Mosaed Al-Ohali, EVP, Corporate Finance, SABIC
Dr. Detlef Kratz, SVP,Corporate Technology and Operational Excellence, BASF
Session two: Best practices in risk control.
What companies can do proactively. This session will address the importance of dynamic risk control that covers both the "soft" side – leadership, culture and organizational capability - and the "hard" side - operational processes and maintenance practices. Practical pointers will be shared to allow you to assess your organization's "Risk IQ" and help you ensure that your critical operational risks are under control.
Yasser Alabbasi, Plants Operation Manager, GPIC
Sultan Al Bigishi, SVP, Ruwais Refinery West, ADNOC Refining
Matthew J. Aguiar, SVP, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) is proud to announce the launch of the GPCA Legacy Initiative and the first GPCA Legacy Award “Al Rowad” (الرّواد)
Dedicated to the pioneers of the chemical and petrochemical industry in the Arabian Gulf.
First of its kind in the region, the annual program will honor individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to foster and strengthen the development of the chemical and petrochemical industry in one or more of the GCC states.
The ceremony is open to all Annual GPCA Forum delegates.
Projects in the chemical industry are so complex that they routinely result in cost and time overruns. Via our intelligent projects approach, which brings to the fore collaborative operations for chemicals, it combines intelligent engineering, intelligent applications and intelligent infrastructure and services that can help to reduce schedule, minimize costs and curtail risk.
Intelligent engineering, intelligent applications, intelligent infrastructure and intelligent services
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT)
Cyber Security in the chemical industry
ABB Ability: addressing digital needs for the chemical industry