GPCA Supply Chain Conference

About the Conference

Held under the theme ‘Agile and Efficient GCC Supply Chains - The Role of Technology’, the 9th GPCA Supply Chain conference will offer delegates an exclusive opportunity to explore the benefits of supply chain digitization in a complex and changing marketplace environment. Attendees will hear from global industry experts about how leading supply chain organizations have leveraged innovative technologies to improve the agility and efficiency of their supply chain operations. Experts will also shed light on the core capabilities required to embark upon a digital transformation journey. Several other ‘top of the mind’ topics to be discussed during the Conference include the impact of trade agreements on the region, top market trends to watch in 2017, the importance of organizational and human capital development, and the role of safety in supply chain operations.

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In its 7th year, the conference has become a global meeting place with a rich agenda, each agenda item is a conference by itself.

Saleh Al-Shabnan
Vice Chairman, GPCA Supply Chain Committee

An educational conference with in depth concepts on the logistics and supply chain fields.

François Lemieux
Rail Project Manager, Sadara Chemical Company

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A Few of Our 2017 Speakers

Mohammad Husain

Mohammad Husain

President & CEO, EQUATE

Mohammad Husain has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of EQUATE Petrochemical Company since April 2012. Prior to joining EQUATE, he was ho...

Saleh Suwaiti

Saleh Suwaiti

GM Procurement, Tasnee

Jennifer Jewson

Jennifer Jewson

Associate Director, Global Bus... System Support, LyondelBasell

Alan Izzard

Alan Izzard

Senior Advisor, Borouge & Director, Responsible Care &am...

Timothy Williams

Timothy Williams

Senior Advisor, EPC Consulting

He is a Senior Advisor with over 20 years of experience in Procurement and Supply Chain, leading successful transformation in Global Telecom Operators. ...

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The 9th GPCA Supply Chain Conference

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Program Schedule

  • 11:00 17:00

    Registration opens

    Sponsored by

  • 12:30 13:30

    Networking lunch

  • 13:30 16:00

    Workshop: Procurement

  • 13:30 13:50

    Introductory presentation:

    Timothy Williams

    Senior Advisor,
    EPC Consulting

  • 13:50 14:20

    Procurement transformations

    Dr. Martin Kotula

    Senior Director, Value Enginee...
    ARIBA (SAP)

  • 14:20 14:50

    Nurturing local content

  • 14:50 15:10

    Networking break

  • 15:10 15:40

    Group purchasing organization ...

    Marcos Mayo

    Vice President,
    A.T. Kearney ...

  • 15:40 16:00

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 16:00 18:00

    Leaders of Tommorrow: How to b...

  • 16:00 17:00

    How to build a career in Suppl...

    Saleh Suwaiti

    GM Procurement,
    Tasnee

  • 17:00 18:00

    Group activity

  • 08:00 09:00

    Registration opens

    Sponsored by

  • 09:00 09:20

    Welcome address

    Mohammad Husain

    President & CEO,
    EQUATE

  • 09:20 10:40

    Session 1: Keynote session

  • 09:20 09:40

    Keynote session – Buildi...

    Ziad Labban

    CEO,
    Sadara Chemical Company

  • 09:40 10:00

    Keynote Session – Digiti...

  • 10:00 10:20

    Keynote Session – KSA pl...

  • 10:20 10:40

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 10:40 11:20

    Networking break

  • 11:20 12:20

    Session 2:

  • 11:20 11:40

    Digital disruptions

    John Straw

    Senior Advisor,
    IBM

  • 11:40 12:00

    How to “digitize” ...

    Manos Raptopoulos

    COO - South Europe,
    Middle East and Africa

  • 12:00 12:20

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 12:20 14:00

    Networking lunch

    Sponsored by

  • 14:00 15:20

    Session 3:

  • 14:00 14:20

    Macro trends and technological...

  • 14:20 14:40

    Next generation sales and oper...

  • 14:40 15:00

    Network optimization- Increasi...

  • 15:00 15:20

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 15:20 15:50

    Networking break

  • 15:50 16:20

    State of the global shipping i...

  • 16:20 16:40

    Panel discussion

  • 19:00 21:00

    Supply Chain Excellence Awards...

    Sponsored by

  • 08:00 09:00

    Registration opens

    Sponsored by

  • 09:00 09:20

    Keynote address: Keynote sessi...

    Jennifer Jewson

    Associate Director, Global Bus...
    System Support, LyondelBasell

  • 09:20 09:40

    Keynote session – Role o...

  • 09:40 10:00

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 10:00 10:30

    Networking break

  • 10:30 10:50

    Impact of GCC national transfo...

    Rachid Majiti

    Partner,
    McKinsey & Company

  • 10:50 11:10

    GCC talent and HC in enabling ...

  • 11:10 11:30

    Trade facilitation agreement i...

    Charles Julien

    Counsel,
    White & Case LLP

  • 11:30 12:00

    GPCA’s Gulf SQAS program and...

    Alan Izzard

    Senior Advisor, Borouge &
    Director, Responsible Care &am...

  • 12:00 12:20

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 12:20 12:40

    Closing remarks

    Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun

    Secretary General,
    GPCA

  • 12:40 14:30

    Networking lunch

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