The GPCA Supply Chain Conference was launched in 2009. Held annually, the event focuses on effective supply chain management within the context of the chemical industry across the Arabian Gulf region. It also provides a platform to facilitate discussion on key industry challenges, trends, and growth opportunities.
The 14th edition of the GPCA Supply Chain Conference was held on 16-17 May 2023 in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. The event brought together 391 professionals from 109 participating companies worldwide, fostering a truly global gathering.
The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association is proud to announce the in-person, 13th edition of the GPCA Supply Chain Conference from 17-19 May 2022 in Dubai, UAE under the theme “Future-proofing supply chains – The time is now”. Experts from around the globe will gather again to discuss the biggest challenges, reveal how they maximized opportunities during the pandemic, and how they’re preparing for the uncertainties of tomorrow.
GPCA SUPPLY CHAIN CONFERENCE OVERVIEW
Supply Chain Excellence Awards
The winners at the 4th GPCA Supply Chain Excellence Awards, which took place in a star-studded award ceremony at Le Méridien Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia on 16 May. Held as part of the 14th GPCA Supply Chain Conference, the Awards attracted a total of 28 submissions from 16 companies across the GCC.
The initiative aims to recognize and shed light on the winners’ commendable contributions to chemical supply chain optimization and their accomplishments that have added value to their business.
2023 MEETING ROOM PARTNERS
“I was very pleased to have the opportunity to speak at the 11th GPCA Supply Chain Conference about digitization in ports and logistic chains.”
Senior Lead Digitization, Maritime Port Management Systems
Port of Rotterdam
“It was a great pleasure to be part of this conference. The whole experience was excellent, from planning all the way to final execution. The efforts in organizing the event really paid off and it was one of the most organized conferences I have attended.”
Zainab Y. Al Blooki
Senior Specialist, In-Country Value Development, Group Procurement Function
“It has been a very insightful conference and a great opportunity to meet with leading supply chain professionals from all over the world and discuss new industry trends, updates and opportunities. The conference provided me with a key platform to represent the GPCA Supply Chain Committee, discuss how to improve the agility and efficiency of supply chain operations across the region and encourage participants to adopt best practices in supply chain digitalization to address future challenges.”
Ahmed Al Shamsi
Acting CEO, ADNOC Distribution
and Former Chairman, GPCA Supply Chain Committee
“I was very happy to be among all those experts from the industry and I congratulate GPCA on the 10th anniversary of its Supply Chain Conference, driving continuous success for the chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf.”
Mohammed Al Muallem
CEO and MD
DP WORLD UAE Region, and CEO – JAFZA
“What attracted me to the conference was the theme which focused on collaboration. I enjoyed sharing and learning from others in the region and all around the world.”
Dr. Robert de Souza
The Logistics Institute – Asia Pacific
“This was my 8th year attending the GPCA Supply Chain Conferences. It has been very exciting to see the event grow and we are proud to have been part of the journey.”
Managing Partner – Middle East, Africa & Asia
Camelot Management Consultants
“Supply chain collaboration has been changing over the last few years and these sorts of events are very useful for people to learn what other industries and geographies are doing. I am sure we will see more conferences focused on this in the future.”
Partner, Supply Chain and Procurement Practice
“We have seen an amazing amount of speakers and topics that are very interesting especially for the petrochemical industry.”
Regional Manager, Middle East and Africa
“The 9th GPCA Supply Chain Conference was a great mix of inspiring presentations and practical case studies in the context of transforming the already very strong supply chain of the GCC. The level of knowledge, lively interaction and well-prepared content add real value for those attending.”
COO – South Europe, Middle East and Africa
“Gulf SQAS, as a common platform for continuous improvement in all areas of Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Quality (HSSEQ), is something that we really do believe in. Our GCC companies have proven that best-practice sharing is a strong element of our development, and I would make an appeal to all logistics service providers and all manufacturers to make good use of it because it really is a very powerful tool.”
Director Middle East and US
TALKE, Land category winner, GPCA Supply Chain Excellence Awards