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.

About GPCA

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) represents the downstream hydrocarbon industry in the Arabian Gulf. Established in 2006, the association voices the common interests of more than 250 member companies from the chemical and allied industries, accounting for over 95% of chemical output in the Gulf region. The industry makes up the second largest manufacturing sector in the region, producing up to US$108billion worth of products a year.

The association supports the region’s petrochemical and chemical industry through advocacy, networking and thought leadership initiatives that help member companies to connect, to share and advance knowledge, to contribute to international dialogue, and to become prime influencers in shaping the future of the global petrochemicals industry.

Committed to providing a regional platform for stakeholders from across the industry, the GPCA manages six working committees – Plastics, Supply Chain, Fertilizers, International Trade, Research and Innovation, and Responsible Care – and organizes six world-class events each year. The association also publishes an annual report, regular newsletters and reports.

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