GPCA Supply Chain Conference

About the conference

The 10th GPCA Supply Chain Conference will take place in Dubai on 8 -10 May, 2018 under the theme ‘Collaboration for growth: A cultural transformation’. The conference will address topics of organizational health and culture, and focus on collaboration as a key driver of growth and a cornerstone of supply chain transformation. Recent studies suggest that more than 80% of organizations globally agree that increasing collaboration with internal and external stakeholders can drive bottom line results and reduce costs of supply chain functions. This important regional petrochemical industry event will cover a wide range of topics cutting across global trends, technology disruptions, collaboration, business optimization, procurement, organizational culture and fascinating case studies from around the region and globally.

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The 2017 GPCA Supply Chain Conference was an excellent event. It tackled all aspects for creating future growth across the value cha...

Hosnia Hashim
Deputy CEO – Olefins and Aromatics, PIC and Board Chairperso...

The GPCA Supply Chain Conference offers a platform for the whole industry to come together to really face the challenges in the GCC market.

Samir Al-Abdrabbuh
VP, Global Supply Chain, SABIC


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Program schedule

  • 15:00 16:30

    Workshop | Human capital and t...

  • 15:00 15:20

    Rethinking supply chain organi...

    Kim Winter

    Founder and CEO,
    Logistics Executive Group

  • 15:20 15:40

    Organizational health as a dri...

    Thomas Rings

    Partner, Dubai,
    A.T. Kearney Middle East LLC

  • 15:40 15:50

    Coffee break

  • 15:50 16:10

    Managing talent through invest...

    Yahya Al Marzooqi

    Sr. Advisor to the CEO,

  • 16:10 16:30

    Topic to be suggested

    Dr. Salah Suood Al-Eissa

    Director of Global Learning,
    SABIC Academy

  • 16:30 16:50

    People analytics

    Raffaele Breschi

    Associate Partner ,
    McKinsey & Company

  • 16:50 17:30

    Open discussions

  • 08:00 09:00

    Registration and welcome netwo...

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  • 09:00 09:20

    Keynote: Drivers for collabora...

    Mohammed Al Muallem

    Chief Executive Officer & ...
    DP WORLD UAE Region and CEO ...

  • 09:00 10:00

    Session One: Importance of col...

  • 09:20 09:40

    Keynote – Rethinking urb...

    Dr. Robert de Souza

    Executive Director,
    The Logistics Institute - Asia...

  • 09:40 10:00

    Call for collaboration: Return...

    Marwan Martin Moubarak

    Managing Director,
    Industrium Group

  • 10:00 10:20

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 10:20 10:30

    Recognition ceremony

  • 10:30 11:10

    Networking break

  • 11:10 12:10

    Session two: Key drivers for p...

  • 11:10 11:30

    Realizing value from digital t...

    Eddie Schwartz

    EVP of Cyber Services,
    DarkMatter LLC

  • 11:30 11:51

    Developing a culture of innova...

    Dr. Antonie Potgieter

    VP Center of Excellence,
    Borouge PTE

  • 11:50 12:10

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 12:10 14:00

    Networking lunch

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  • 14:00 15:20

    Session three: Defining the ne...

  • 14:00 14:20

    Blockchain Adoption for Enterp...

    Rana Basu

    Director Energy and Consulting...

  • 14:20 14:40

    Collaboration in procurement: ...

    Tracey Tops

    Business Analysis Manager- Pro...
    Etihad Airways

  • 14:40 15:00

    Topic to be suggested

    Richard Verity

    McKinsey & Company

  • 15:00 15:20

    Panel Discussion and Q&A ...

  • 19:00 21:00

    Gala dinner

    Sponsored by

  • 08:00 09:00

    Registration and welcome netwo...

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  • 09:00 09:20

    Keynote: United we stand: the ...

    Mark Geilenkirchen

    SOHAR Port and Freezone

  • 09:00 10:20

    Session four: United we stand

  • 09:20 09:40

    One belt one Route (OBOR) init...

    Marcus Meissner

    Managing Partner (Middle East,...
    Camelot Management Consultants...

  • 09:40 10:00

    True supply chain collaboratio...

    John Calder

    Partner- Supply Chain and Proc...
    Baringa Partners

  • 10:00 10:40

    Panel discussion and Q&A

    Hongtao Shao

    General Manager,
    Sinotrans Almajdouie Middle E...

  • 10:40 11:20

    Networking break

  • 11:20 12:20

    Session five: Collaboration fo...

  • 11:20 11:40

    Capturing supply chain synergi...

    Ahmad Al-Kout

    Integrated Supply Chain Planni...

  • 11:40 12:00

    Change management: Key to supp...

    Mark Benzahia

    Deputy Managing Director,

  • 12:00 12:20

    Panel discussion

  • 12:20 12:30

    Closing remarks

    Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun

    Secretary General,

  • 12:30 14:00

    Networking lunch

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