What is the Annual GPCA Forum?

Transformation is key to continued success in the chemical industry. Companies must continue to evolve to meet the headwinds and challenges from mega trends, macroeconomic factors, energy volatility and fast-paced technology which could bring huge rewards yet also risks to established chemical sectors.

The 12th Annual GPCA Forum will address the shifts and challenges in the global petrochemical landscape and highlight the GCC's growing role as a global petrochemical player.

It will identify key priorities for the wider chemical industry and the region. These Include: adjusting business models to strengthen the industry's competitive position; capitalizing on future growth opportunities, managing costs in the supply chain to boost performance and Investment in human capital, technology and Innovation.

Join the speakers, experts and delegates at the Annual GPCA Forum in a transformational journey to find out how to meet the challenges of the next decade and beyond.



NEW IN 2017:

Three seminars:


New CEO speakers to the Annual Forum: From Nova Chemicals, Braskem, Honeywell UOP and Gulf One Investment Bank.

New Dedicated Pavilions for companies from India and China: Showcase your company and meet representatives from these key growth markets in the exhibition area.

About GPCA

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) was established in 2006 to represent the downstream hydrocarbon industry in the Arabian Gulf. Today, the association voices the common interests of more than 240 member companies from the chemical and allied industries, accounting for over 95% of chemical output in the GCC. The industry makes up the second largest manufacturing sector in the region, producing over USD 108 billion worth of products every year.

GPCA supports the petrochemical and chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf through advocacy, networking and thought leadership initiatives aimed at helping 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 around the world, GPCA manages six working committees – Plastics, Supply Chain, Fertilizers, International Trade, Research and Innovation, and Responsible Care – and organizes six world-class conferences each year. The association also publishes an annual report, regular newsletters and various other industry reports.

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12th Annual GPCA Forum

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

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