The Annual GPCA Forum has cemented its reputation as the foremost gathering of the chemical and petrochemical industry in the Arabian Gulf region, and earned international recognition as an important global forum for the exchange of ideas and networking. In 2017, more than 2,000 international chemical executives gathered in Dubai to gain essential information, make new business connections and renew existing relationships.
The main conference sessions will offer the visionary leadership and insight you have come to expect from the Annual GPCA Forum, while a range of seminars and masterclasses will provide more practical tools and strategies to be taken away and used in your own organization.
The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) represents the downstream hydrocarbon industry in the Arabian Gulf. Established in 2006, the association voices the common interests of more than 250 member companies from the chemical and allied industries, accounting for over 95% of chemical output in the Arabian Gulf region. The industry makes up the second largest manufacturing sector in the region, producing over USD 108 billion worth of products a year.
The association supports the region’s petrochemical and chemical industry through advocacy, networking and thought leadership initiatives that help member companies to connect, share and advance knowledge, contribute to international dialogue, and become prime influencers in shaping the future of the global petrochemicals industry.
Committed to providing a regional platform for stakeholders from across the industry, GPCA manages six working committees – Plastics, Supply Chain, Fertilizers, International Trade, Research and Innovation, and Responsible Care – and organizes six world-class events each year. The association also publishes an annual report, regular newsletters and industry reports.