Program

“In a time when the global chemical industry needs points of reference, GPCA represents a landmark all year round; the rendezvous for producers and professionals from around the world to take the industry’s temperature and share constructive views."

Daniele Ferrari, CEO Versalis

"I have attended the GPCA Annual Forum over many years and watched it grow in size and in its importance to the global petrochemical industry.   The quality of the debate gets better each year and Dr Al Sadoun and his team should be congratulated for their highly professional organisation of one of the key events in the annual industry calendar."

Tom Crotty, Director, INEOS
09:00 - 17:00

Registration, welcome refreshments and exhibition

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch and business networking

14:00 - 18:00

Seminar led by GPCA knowledge partners:

John Pearson Founder and CEO, Chemical Industry Roundtables
 

Collaborating and Growing in a Fast-Transforming Global Landscape
Facilitated by John Pearson, Chemical Industry Roundtables LLC

19:30 - 22:30

Welcome dinner

Sponsored by
08:00 - 17:00

Registration, welcome refreshments and exhibition

09:00 - 09:30

Opening session and welcome address

Yousef Al-Benyan Vice Chairman and CEO, SABIC and Chairman, GPCA
09:30 - 09:50

Inaugural address

09:50 - 10:10

Keynote address

Hariolf Kottmann CEO, Clariant and President, Cefic and President, ICCA
10:10 - 10:40

Panel discussion and questions

10:40 - 11:10

Morning refreshments

11:10 - 11:30

Securing a competitive position through new direction and partnerships

Neil A. Chapman President, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, VP, ExxonMobil Corporation
11:30 - 11:50

Looking beyond cycles to long term investment decisions

Bhavesh V. “Bob” Patel CEO and Chairman, Management Board, LyondellBasell
11:50 - 12:10

Company transformation to meet today’s megatrends

Patrick Thomas CEO, 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 reward: Avoiding catastrophic incidents and improving reliability

 

Session 1: The importance of risk control
Session 2: Best practices in risk control: What companies can do

First steps, practical case studies and valuable takeaways to make rapid, dramatic and sustainable improvement in performance.

Facilitated by Pilko & Associates

14:30 - 17:30

Business networking and exhibition

19:30 - 22:30

Gala dinner

Sponsored by
08:00 - 17:00

Registration, welcome refreshments and exhibition

09:00 - 09:20

Opening address

09:20 - 09:40

Keynote address

09:40 - 10:00

Independent yet part of a global family: the advantages of integration and global scale in the value

Todd D. Karran President and CEO, Nova Chemicals
10:00 - 10:20

Transformation through international expansion to meet challenging market conditions

Fernando Musa CEO, Braskem
10:20 - 10:50

Panel discussion and questions

10:50 - 11:20

Morning refreshments

11:20 - 11:40

Economic diversification, downstream development and developing talent in the GCC.

Ziad S. Al-Labban CEO, Sadara Chemical Company
11:40 - 12:00

Enabling transformation in the GCC chemical industry

12:00 - 12:20

Supporting corporate goals through investment

12:20 - 12:50

Panel discussion and questions

12:50 - 13:00

Conference sessions closing address

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch and business networking

14:30 - 17:00

Business networking and exhibition

14:30 - 17:00

Day two seminar


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12th Annual GPCA Forum

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

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