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

Timothy Williams

Timothy Williams

Partner, Mckinsey & Co.

Saleh Suwaiti

Saleh Suwaiti

GM Procurement, Tasnee & Senior Executive, RC Yanbu

Jennifer Jewson

Jennifer Jewson

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

Alan Izzard

Alan Izzard

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

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The 9th GPCA Supply Chain Conference

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Program Schedule

  • 11:00 17:00

    Registration

  • 13:00 14:00

    Networking Lunch

  • 14:00 17:00

    Workshop: Procurement

  • 14:00 14:20

    Introductory presentation:

    Timothy Williams

    Partner,
    Mckinsey & Co.

  • 14:20 14:50

    Procurement transformations

  • 14:50 15:20

    Nurturing local content

  • 15:20 15:40

    Networking Break

  • 15:40 16:10

    Group Purchasing Organization ...

  • 16:10 16:40

    Panel Discussion and Q&A ...

  • 17:00 18:45

    Student Session: Careers in Su...

  • 17:00 18:00

    How to Build a Career in Suppl...

    Saleh Suwaiti

    GM Procurement, Tasnee &
    Senior Executive, RC Yanbu

  • 18:00 18:45

    Group Activity

  • 08:00 09:00

    Registration and Networking Co...

  • 09:00 09:20

    Welcome Address

  • 09:20 10:40

    Session 1: Keynote session

  • 09:20 09:40

    Keynote Address 1

  • 09:40 10:00

    Keynote Address 2:

  • 10:00 10:20

    How to “digitize” ...

  • 10:20 10:40

    Panel Discussion and Q&A ...

  • 10:40 11:20

    Networking Coffee break

  • 11:20 12:50

    Session 2:

  • 11:20 11:40

    Macro trends

  • 11:40 12:10

    Trade Facilitation Agreement i...

  • 12:10 12:30

    Impact of GCC national transfo...

  • 12:30 12:50

    Panel Discussion and Q&A ...

  • 12:50 14:00

    Networking Lunch

  • 14:00 15:20

    Session 3:

  • 14:00 14:20

    Digital disruptions

  • 14:20 14:40

    Predictive analytics

  • 14:40 15:00

    Network optimization

  • 15:00 15:20

    Panel Discussion and Q&A ...

  • 15:20 15:45

    Networking Break

  • 15:45 16:15

    State of the Global Shipping I...

  • 16:15 16:45

    Panel Discussion

  • 19:00 21:00

    Supply Chain Excellence Awards...

  • 08:00 09:00

    Registration and Networking Co...

  • 09:00 09:30

    Keynote Address: KSA Plans for...

  • 09:30 09:50

    Keynote Address: The Role of S...

    Jennifer Jewson

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

  • 09:50 10:10

    Panel Discussion and Q&A ...

  • 10:10 10:30

    GPCA’s Gulf SQAS Program and...

    Alan Izzard

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

  • 10:30 10:50

    Networking Break

  • 10:50 11:10

    Supply chain organization

  • 11:10 11:30

    GCC talent and human capital

  • 11:30 11:50

    Performance management in supp...

  • 11:50 12:10

    Panel Discussion and Q&A ...

  • 12:10 14:00

    Networking Lunch

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