GPCA Supply Chain Conference

About the Conference

The petrochemical and chemical industry is a cornerstone in the GCC states’ economic diversification drive and the industry’s next phase of growth revolves around the development of the downstream industry. Supply chain is critical in making this drive successful. Using superior planning techniques and project management, the GCC countries are integrating supply chain linkages as new logistics infrastructure is coming on stream, giving rise to highly efficient inter-modal bases that are reducing delivery time and cost.

With 80% of output exported overseas, the industry is leveraging the GCC’s proximity to burgeoning global markets to open up new routes and markets. With the ongoing drive to diversify the industry’s product portfolio, which entails producing new sets of specialty chemicals that will stimulate a new set of downstream industries in the region, the development and optimization of the supply chain within the region has become critical for the success of this drive.

Now in its 8th edition, the GPCA Supply Chain Conference will highlight the role of supply chain in developing the regional, downstream sector and the challenges and opportunities associated with it. This year’s conference will be held under the theme ‘Supporting Downstream Development | Creating Integrated Supply Chain Linkages’, the conference will take place on 2-4 May 2016 in Dubai, at the Intercontinental Hotel, Festival City.

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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 2016 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...

Mohammed Al Muallem

Mohammed Al Muallem

Senior Vice President and Mana... UAE Region

With almost three decades of port terminal operations and management experience, Mohammed Al Muallem, the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of D...

Eng. Saleh I. Al-Rasheed

Eng. Saleh I. Al-Rasheed

Director General, Saudi Industrial Property Auth...

Engineer Al-Rasheed was appointed Director General of the Saudi Industrial Property Authority – ‘Modon’ – in January 2012. Since his appointment, he has o...

Saleh Al-Shabnan

Saleh Al-Shabnan

VC, GPCA Supply Chain Committ... GPCA

Baheej Beqawi

Baheej Beqawi

CEO, Almajdouie Logistics

Baheej Bigawi graduated as an Electrical Engineering graduate from Yarmouk University in Jordan in 1985. He obtained a post graduate certificate in Leader...

Moneef Al-Moneef

Moneef Al-Moneef

Director - SC Project Manageme... SABIC

Mr. Almoneef is currently the Director of Projects Management in Global Supply Chain - Center of Excellence (CoE) at SABIC. He started his career as a...

Richard Forrest

Richard Forrest

Partner, Global Head of Energy... A.T. Kearney

Richard Forrest is the lead Partner of A.T. Kearney’s Global Energy and Process Industry practice which covers Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Utilities, Mining...

Dr. Antonie Potgieter

Dr. Antonie Potgieter

Vice President, Centre of Exce... Borouge

Dr. Antonie has an MBA in Finance and a PhD in Polymer Science from the University of Stellenbosch and is the co-author of two international patents and i...

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Program Schedule

  • 11:00 16:00


  • 12:30 14:00

    Networking lunch

  • 14:00 14:10

    Welcome remarks

    Saleh Al-Shabnan

    VC, GPCA Supply Chain Committ...

  • 14:10 14:30

    Connecting the GCC with the wo...

  • 14:30 14:50

    Insights from world-class port...

    Captain Abdulla Al-Khanji

    Qatar Ports Management Company

  • 14:50 15:20

    Case study: Dammam Port

    Jay New

    CEO and General Manager,
    International Ports Services C...

  • 15:20 15:50

    Growing market for ISO tankers...

    Melroy Nazareth

    Regional Commercial Manager- M...
    Stolt Tank Containers

  • 15:50 16:30

    Panel discussion

    Simon Brebner

    Chief Commercial Officer,
    Abu Dhabi Terminals

  • 17:00 18:00

    Student roundtable discussion ...

    Saleh H. Al-Suwaiti

    GM, Procurement Center of Exce...

  • 08:00 09:00

    Registration and networking co...

  • 09:00 09:10

    Welcome address

    Mohammad Husain

    President & CEO,

  • 09:10 09:30

    Opening address: Importance of...

    Eng. Saleh I. Al-Rasheed

    Director General,
    Saudi Industrial Property Auth...

  • 09:30 09:50

    Enabling GCC supply chain conn...

    Mohammed Al Muallem

    Senior Vice President and Mana...
    UAE Region

  • 09:50 10:10

    Enabling GCC supply chain conn...

    Baheej Beqawi

    Almajdouie Logistics

  • 10:10 10:40

    Panel discussion

  • 10:40 11:00

    Coffee break

  • 11:00 11:20

    International best practices i...

    Dr. Antonie Potgieter

    Vice President, Centre of Exce...

  • 11:20 11:40

    SABIC’s supply chain inf...

    Moneef Al-Moneef

    Director - SC Project Manageme...

  • 11:40 12:00

    Cost pressures and implication...

    Richard Forrest

    Partner, Global Head of Energy...
    A.T. Kearney

  • 12:00 12:20

    Building logistics for GCC dow...

    Riccardo Tonelli

    Regional Director,
    Agility Chemical Logistics

  • 12:20 12:50

    Panel discussion

  • 12:50 14:30

    Networking lunch

  • 14:30 16:15

    Breakout session A – Afr...

    Wayne Steel

    Regional SC Lead - Africa, Glo...

  • 14:30 16:15

    Breakout session B – Col...

    Marcus Meissner

    Managing Partner, Middle East ...
    a, Camelot Managements Consult...

  • 19:00 21:00

    Supply Chain Excellence Awards...

  • 08:00 09:00

    Registration and networking co...

  • 09:00 09:10

    Opening address

  • 09:10 09:30

    Digital supply chain planning ...

    Darren Cairns

    Procurement and Supply Chain L...
    Accenture MENA

  • 09:30 09:50

    Living Lab: Increasing collabo...

    Dr. Neil Temperley

    Transport and Logistics Living...
    DATA61 CSIRO, Australia

  • 09:50 10:10

    Rationalizing supply chain tra...

    Marc van Straten

    Supply Chain Academy Network

  • 10:10 10:30

    Panel discussion

  • 10:30 11:00

    Coffee break

  • 11:00 11:20

    Supply chain sustainability an...

    Ali Assi

    Global Sales & Business De...
    UL Environment

  • 11:20 11:40

    3D printing and its Impact on ...

    Abdulrahman Almunayes

    Innovation Program Leader,

  • 11:40 12:10

    Gulf SQAS update and learnings...

    Richard Heath

    Director Middle East & USA...
    ALFRED TALKE Logistic Services

  • 12:10 12:20

    GPCA’s Dangerous Goods r...

    Mark Appleyard

    Head of Logistics Middle East,
    Camelot Management Consultants

  • 12:20 13:00

    Panel discussion

  • 13:00 13:10

    Closing remarks and end of con...

    Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun

    Secretary General,

  • 13:10 15:00

    Networking lunch

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