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12th GPCA Plastics Conference

PC

Le Méridien Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

14 May 2023 - 15 May 2023

The plastic value chain is complex, touching most, if not all, business sectors globally. Reducing plastic waste requires unprecedented effort, ultimately involving systems-level changes to transform the global plastic economy and combining commonly proposed approaches for plastics governance. GPCA realizes its role to equip you with the information you need to understand the global plastics system, providing a technical overview of plastics and plastic markets, as well as exploring common concepts and emerging trends. Held under the theme ‘Investing in New Value Creation: A Sustainable Transformation’, the GPCA Plastics Conference aims to provide a platform that enables the industry to discuss the direction in which we are heading, understand economic drivers, and environmental impact, dispel misconceptions, and assess which policies, practices, and technologies can support a more sustainable and circular management of plastic materials.

14th GPCA Supply Chain Conference

SCC

Le Méridien Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

16 May 2023 - 17 May 2023

Supply chain leaders have the power to profitably deliver in times of unprecedented stress and volatility. They are required to make connected, contextual, and continuous decisions. They increasingly rely on digital technologies to help make informed decisions for many different business objectives, including recovering from disruptions, enhancing customer experience, meeting increasingly stringent sustainability imperatives, and cost optimization. The 14th GPCA Supply Chain Conference will be held on 16-17 May in Le Méridien Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Held under the theme ‘New Age Chemical Supply Chains in a Changing World’, the two days of strategic and engaging discussions will focus on insights, strategies, and frameworks for supply chain leaders to drive real impact within their businesses.

7th GPCA IP Awareness Workshop

IPAW

“The Plaza Doha by Anantara”, Doha, Qatar

24 May 2023 - 25 May 2023

The GPCA’s 7th edition of the Intellectual Property (IP) Awareness workshop, hosted by Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO), is set to take place from May 24-25, 2023, in Doha, Qatar. The theme of the workshop is “Transitioning from a Technology Licensee to a Technology Leader.” This is an important subject for organizations that are looking to develop, expand and leverage their IP strategies and assets in the GCC, in a bid to ensure sustainable value creation.

5th GPCA Responsible Care Conference

RCC

Ritz-Carlton, Manama, Bahrain

05 Sep 2023 - 07 Sep 2023

The GPCA Responsible Care Conference is an industry event that serves as an important platform to showcase regional best practices and learnings across the chemical and petrochemical industry. In each edition, world-class industry leaders gather from all parts of the globe to share achievements and continuous improvement success stories in the areas of EHS&S across the entire chemical value chain. The conference provides a unique opportunity to network and learn from renowned international and regional industry experts about Responsible Care leadership, EHS&S operational advancements, regulatory collaboration, and the industry’s future outlook.

3rd Responsible Care Excellence Awards

RCCA

Ritz-Carlton, Manama, Bahrain

06 Sep 2023 - 06 Sep 2023

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Responsible Care® Awards are designed to honor companies and individuals that have demonstrated leadership and outstanding performance in the implementation and execution of the Responsible Care® program over a period of two years prior to the award submission. Through this award series, GPCA provides its member companies and other industry stakeholders with an opportunity to showcase their achievements in the field of Responsible Care®, while sharing best practice and adding value to their business.

Insights Unlocked: Foundation to Data Science and Analytics Workshop

DAW

SABIC Academy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

13 Sep 2023 - 14 Sep 2023

GPCA is pleased to announce that the ‘Insights Unlocked: Foundation to Data Science and Analytics Workshop’, an initiative by the GPCA Youth Council, hosted by SABIC is set to take place from 13-14 September 2023 at SABIC Academy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This workshop provides up to 50 young professionals a unique opportunity to learn data analytics essentials in petrochemical and chemical sectors, using hands-on experience with tools like R, Excel, and Power BI. It emphasizes practical data analysis on real industry datasets, cultivating a data-driven mindset and informed decision-making, while also covering data management and quality assurance best practices.

13th GPCA Agri-Nutrients Conference

ANC

Ritz-Carlton, Doha, Qatar

17 Sep 2023 - 19 Sep 2023

The GPCA Agri-Nutrients Conference (previously GPCA Fertilizers Convention) has established itself as the premier gathering that convenes regional industry leaders from the Agri-nutrient sector, including producers, blenders, distributors, farmers, technology providers and government officials to exchange information, explore and deliberate key concerns related to food security alongside developing long-term strategies for the industry.

4th GPCA Process Safety Workshop

PSW

Crowne Plaza, Bahrain

01 Nov 2023 - 02 Nov 2023

Walk The Line (WTL) program is designed to ensure the proper alignment and readiness of pipes and equipment before material is passed through them. Its primary goal is to prevent line-up errors, which have been identified as key contributors to process safety events. This program represents a significant advancement in process safety management, as it places emphasis on fundamental operational aspects.

17th Annual GPCA Forum

AF

Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar

04 Dec 2023 - 06 Dec 2023

The 17th Annual GPCA Forum will be held for the first time in Doha, Qatar, under the theme ‘Mobilizing Chemistry for Impactful Transformation’. The forum’s program is set to highlight the crucial role of chemistry in driving innovation and sustainability in various industries. The event will bring together global and regional chemical leaders to discuss topics ranging from sustainability and innovation to portfolio transformation, restructuring to balance costs, achieving true net-zero emissions, and building resilience. By uniting industry stakeholders and policymakers around a common view of the path ahead, the forum will provide actionable insights to support business decisions and pave the way for a more sustainable, innovative, and prosperous future for the chemical industry and its value chains.

17th Annual GPCA Forum Visitor pass

AFV

Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar

04 Dec 2023 - 06 Dec 2023

The 17th Annual GPCA Forum will be held for the first time in Doha, Qatar, under the theme ‘Mobilizing Chemistry for Impactful Transformation’. The forum’s program is set to highlight the crucial role of chemistry in driving innovation and sustainability in various industries. The event will bring together global and regional chemical leaders to discuss topics ranging from sustainability and innovation to portfolio transformation, restructuring to balance costs, achieving true net-zero emissions, and building resilience. By uniting industry stakeholders and policymakers around a common view of the path ahead, the forum will provide actionable insights to support business decisions and pave the way for a more sustainable, innovative, and prosperous future for the chemical industry and its value chains.

Spouse program at 17th Annual GPCA Forum

AFS

Qatar National Convention Center, Doha, Qatar

04 Dec 2023 - 06 Dec 2023

Join the Spouse Program at the 17th Annual GPCA Forum in Qatar from December 4th to 7th, 2023, and discover the allure of this desert gem. Qatar, known for its stunning architectural wonders from the past and present offers a breathtaking backdrop for this event. Experience its pleasant weather during this time, making it ideal for exploring. Choose any or all the options below to explore Qatar’s sights and sounds and enjoy the city as our delegates participate in a gathering pivotal to fostering discussions vital to the petrochemical sector’s growth in the region. Join us in Qatar for a unique blend of knowledge and culture at the GPCA Forum.

RC14001 Workshop

RCCW1

Pullman Downtown, Dubai, UAE

05 Mar 2024 - 06 Mar 2024

The purpose of this workshop is to provide GPCA members with an opportunity to share experiences and lessons learned from the implementation of the RC14001 management system. The workshop will feature sessions focusing on exemplary practices identified on companies’ third-party audits; non-conformance observations/trends identified among GPCA’s RC14001 users and companies in other regions; company experiences in taking RC14001 to their global operations; and opportunities for growing RC14001 and its supporting infrastructure in the Arabian Gulf and further afield. Participants will also have an opportunity to share their own company experiences during small group discussion sessions. Participation is open to GPCA members and other RC14001 organizations and auditors.

13th GPCA Plastics Conference

PC

Address Sky View Hotel, Dubai, UAE

13 May 2024 - 14 May 2024

The GPCA Plastics Conference (previously GPCA PlastiCon) was first held in 2010. It is an annual event that caters to the plastics segment of the petrochemical industry. The conference provides up-to-date views, trends and developments in the regional and global plastics industry including detailed information on specific trending topics.

15th GPCA Supply Chain Conference

SCC

Address Sky View Hotel, Dubai, UAE

15 May 2024 - 16 May 2024

The GPCA Supply Chain Conference was launched in 2009. Held annually, the event focuses on effective supply chain management within the context of the chemical industry across the Arabian Gulf region. It also provides a platform to facilitate discussion on key industry challenges, trends and growth opportunities. The GPCA proud to host the 15th edition of the GPCA Supply Chain Conference held from 15-16 May 2024 at the Address Sky View Hotel, Dubai, UAE.

5th GPCA Supply Chain Excellence Awards

SCEA

Address Sky View Hotel, Dubai, UAE

15 May 2024 - 15 May 2024

Following the success of the 4th GPCA Supply Chain Excellence Awards, we are excited to announce its return for a 5th edition, which will take place on the 15th of May, in conjunction with the 2024 GPCA Supply Chain Conference, in Dubai, UAE. Over the years, the GPCA Supply Chain Excellence Awards has grown to become a highly respected and prestigious event within the region’s chemical supply chain and logistics industry. The awards serve as a platform to recognize and celebrate the exceptional achievements of organizations and individuals within the GCC region who have truly made a difference in the industry.