The GPCA Supply Chain Excellence Awards mark their return for the 4th edition in April 2020, stronger than ever with a revamped structure. This year, the awards will feature three new categories focused on recognizing excellence and the achievements of regional logistics service providers and petrochemical producers.

The awards ceremony will be held on 14 April 2020, during the 12th GPCA Supply Chain Conference at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City, UAE.

If you believe that you and your team have achieved outstanding results in your quest for supply chain excellence, don’t miss out on the chance to bring home an award.

Who can participate?

The GPCA Supply Chain Excellence Awards are open to all organizations engaged in supply chain and logistics operations in GCC countries, who have excelled in their achievements and developed innovative solutions for their operations. Performance of the participating organizations during 2019 will be considered for evaluation.

Award categories

Ibtikar – Rising Star Award: Showcasing the best innovative ideas and process improvements done by college/ university students

Supply Chain Innovation Award: This award will cover the digitalization and technological innovations in improving process or organization

Best LSP of the Year Award: This award will be given to those ports who demonstrate excellence in their operations or through projects

Customer Service and Support Award: Projects that can demonstrate an improvement in customer service/ support through more effective management of the supply chain

Excellence in Sustainability Award: Supply chain initiative that has achieved a positive, quantifiable impact on society, local communities, and/or the environment

Women in Supply Chain Award: This award will recognize a female leader who has demonstrated excellence in the field of supply chain and logistics. The award is open to all supply chain organizations

Excellence in Gulf SQAS Award (Special Recognition): This award will recognize those producers who have made a substantial impact in adopting the initiative in their procurement and EHSS processes


  • Excellence Awards with trophy in each award category
  • ‘Certificate of Excellence’ awarded to the winners in each category
  • Coverage in leading regional / national newspapers and feature on GPCA Awards website with company profile
  • Winners of all the categories except (Ibtikar and Women in Supply Chain) will receive a one-year free membership in a big cheque format. (For associate members only)
  • Acknowledgement in GPCA Secretary General’s speech during GPCA’s Supply Chain Conference
  • Roll-up banners with winners’ names during GPCA’s Supply Chain Conference
  • Opportunity to present your work during the Supply Chain conference
  • Monetary reward of AED 10,000 (ten thousand) for the winner of ‘Ibtikar – Rising Star in Supply Chain Award’– applicable to winners who are able to attend the award ceremony in Dubai, UAE
  • Free return economy air fare, up to three nights of hotel expenses and free passes to attend the 12th GPCA Supply Chain Conference for the shortlisted candidates in the ‘Ibtikar Award’ category
  • Winners’ profile coverage in GPCA’s Insight Newsletter
  • Opportunity to earn an internship with one of the GPCA member companies (For ibtikar winners only)
  • Recognition during other GPCA events such as the Annual Forum
  • Winner company receive discounted rates for its employees to attend GPCA events

Application guidelines:

  • Contact to learn how you can apply
  • Entry fee is AED 500 (five hundred) per award submission in all categories except ‘Ibtikar – Rising Star in Supply Chain Award’
  • Deadline of submission is Thursday, 12 March 2020