GPCA Supply Chain Conference has established itself as the leading event for supply chain professionals in the chemical and petrochemical industry. This edition will focus on digital supply chain transformation and the actionable strategies to adapt to this change. With more real-world examples from partners in the value chain, this conference will take you beyond theories and will highlight case studies and strategies for a successful digital transition.

Monday 13 April 2020 | Day 0

08:00 – 09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

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09:00 – 12:00

Site visit

Sponsored by:

12:00 – 13:30

Networking lunch and prayer

Social networking

Sponsored by:

13:30 – 14:30

Women in supply chain

Supply chain management has traditionally been a male-dominated function. As technology is taking over and the industry develops, this session will bring success stories from women who have ventured into the supply chain industry. It will also aim to find answers to the below:

  • What qualities does it take to be one of the few or the only woman in the department?
  • Why is it important to engage male leadership in your initiative?
  • What are the prospects of women in supply chain?
  • Regional and global success stories of women in the supply chain industry

Conference session

14:30 – 16:00

Leadership dialogue: Welcoming the new era of digital supply chain: How it will transform your existing business areas?

Supply chain is poised to be a cost centric function within the business. The emergence of new technologies like AI, Blockchain, ML promises to ease processes and change the traditional way of working. In addition to the need to adapt, leaders have to embrace digital business models.

The workshop will address the following important subjects:

  • The state of automation/ technology adoption in GCC and the impact of automation on existing processes and workflows?
  • What is impeding digitalization from being implemented in the industry?
  • How will digitalization add value, enhance efficiency and ensure profitability to your businesses?
  • Success stories of digital integration in a chemical supply chain

Conference session

Tuesday 14 April 2020 | Day 1

08:00 – 09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

Sponsored by:

09:00 – 09:10

Opening remarks

Sponsored by:
SipChem

09:10 – 09:30

Keynote address: An overview of the current state of chemical supply chains in the GCC

Conference session

09:30 – 09:50

Keynote address: Enablers for the adoption of SC 4.0

Conference session

09:50 – 10:10

Panel discussion and Q&A

Conference session

10:10 – 10:40

Inauguration of exhibition and networking break

10:40 – 11:00

Keynote address: Enhanced integration of manufacturing into supply chain

Conference session

11:00 – 12:00

Masterclass 1: Rethink supply chain

Supply chain 4.0 is changing the way petrochemical companies are growing their businesses. With the emergence of technologies like 3D printing, simulation, Internet of Things, there is a clear and significant shift from the procure, produce, deliver model to providing value-added products to customers through technology.

This masterclass will cover crucial subjects on:

  • Determining the real business value through S&OP
  • Empowering intelligent and responsive supply chains
  • Ensuring end-to-end integration by enhancing connectivity and expanding service offerings

Conference session

12:00 – 13:30

Networking lunch and prayer

13:30 – 14:30

Masterclass 2: Digital innovation – Meeting customers’ needs

  • Process and service innovation
  • Enhancing customer experience
  • Collaboration with customers, supply chain and trading partners

Conference session

14:30 – 15:30

Masterclass 3: Driving efficiency through sustainable supply chains

  • Designing and implementing a green supply chain
  • Role of supply chain in ensuring a circular economy
  • Technology as an enabler for sustainable supply chains

Conference session

15:30 – 15:45

Networking break

Conference session

15:45 – 16:30

Masterclass 4: Impact of IMO 2020 on global petrochemical supply chains

  • Global update on IMO 2020 and Marpol VI regulation
  • Impact on naphtha and feedstock pricing
  • Chemical freight implications
  • Operational impact on Middle East Gulf petrochemical producers

Conference session

16:30 – 16:40

Closing of the conference day 1

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19:00 – 21:00

Gala dinner and Supply Chain Excellence Awards

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Wednesday 15 April 2020 | Day 2

08:00 – 09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

Sponsored by:

Session: Real world success stories

09:00 – 09:20

Keynote address: Driving supply chain innovation and collaboration through a center of excellence

Conference session

09:20 – 09:40

Case study: Powering supply chain innovation through digitalization in GCC

Conference session

09:40 – 10:00

Boosting chemical supply chains through public private partnerships

Conference session

10:00 – 10:20

Panel discussion and Q&A

Sponsored by:

10:20 – 10:50

Networking break

Social networking

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Session: End-to-end integration

10:50 – 11:10

Supply chain control tower: Achieving end-to-end visibility and control

  • Increasing data availability, analytics and capture
  • Enhanced visibility and collaboration with trading partners
  • Improving the efficiency of your networks

Conference session

11:10 – 11:30

Driving supply chain excellence through six sigma

  • Adopting value stream mapping methodology to improve visibility and predictability in operations
  • Building trust with internal and external customers
  • Increased supply chain flexibility by emphasizing on customer focus

Conference session

11:30 – 12:00

Panel discussion and Q&A

Conference session

12:00 – 12:10

Closing remarks

Conference session

12:10 – 13:30

Networking lunch and prayer

Social networking

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13 April 2020

Monday 13 April 2020 | Day 0

08:00 – 09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

Sponsored by:

09:00 – 12:00

Site visit

Sponsored by:

12:00 – 13:30

Networking lunch and prayer

Social networking

Sponsored by:

13:30 – 14:30

Women in supply chain

Supply chain management has traditionally been a male-dominated function. As technology is taking over and the industry develops, this session will bring success stories from women who have ventured into the supply chain industry. It will also aim to find answers to the below:

  • What qualities does it take to be one of the few or the only woman in the department?
  • Why is it important to engage male leadership in your initiative?
  • What are the prospects of women in supply chain?
  • Regional and global success stories of women in the supply chain industry

Conference session

14:30 – 16:00

Leadership dialogue: Welcoming the new era of digital supply chain: How it will transform your existing business areas?

Supply chain is poised to be a cost centric function within the business. The emergence of new technologies like AI, Blockchain, ML promises to ease processes and change the traditional way of working. In addition to the need to adapt, leaders have to embrace digital business models.

The workshop will address the following important subjects:

  • The state of automation/ technology adoption in GCC and the impact of automation on existing processes and workflows?
  • What is impeding digitalization from being implemented in the industry?
  • How will digitalization add value, enhance efficiency and ensure profitability to your businesses?
  • Success stories of digital integration in a chemical supply chain

Conference session

14 April 2020

Tuesday 14 April 2020 | Day 1

08:00 – 09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

Sponsored by:

09:00 – 09:10

Opening remarks

Sponsored by:
SipChem

09:10 – 09:30

Keynote address: An overview of the current state of chemical supply chains in the GCC

Conference session

09:30 – 09:50

Keynote address: Enablers for the adoption of SC 4.0

Conference session

09:50 – 10:10

Panel discussion and Q&A

Conference session

10:10 – 10:40

Inauguration of exhibition and networking break

10:40 – 11:00

Keynote address: Enhanced integration of manufacturing into supply chain

Conference session

11:00 – 12:00

Masterclass 1: Rethink supply chain

Supply chain 4.0 is changing the way petrochemical companies are growing their businesses. With the emergence of technologies like 3D printing, simulation, Internet of Things, there is a clear and significant shift from the procure, produce, deliver model to providing value-added products to customers through technology.

This masterclass will cover crucial subjects on:

  • Determining the real business value through S&OP
  • Empowering intelligent and responsive supply chains
  • Ensuring end-to-end integration by enhancing connectivity and expanding service offerings

Conference session

12:00 – 13:30

Networking lunch and prayer

13:30 – 14:30

Masterclass 2: Digital innovation – Meeting customers’ needs

  • Process and service innovation
  • Enhancing customer experience
  • Collaboration with customers, supply chain and trading partners

Conference session

14:30 – 15:30

Masterclass 3: Driving efficiency through sustainable supply chains

  • Designing and implementing a green supply chain
  • Role of supply chain in ensuring a circular economy
  • Technology as an enabler for sustainable supply chains

Conference session

15:30 – 15:45

Networking break

Conference session

15:45 – 16:30

Masterclass 4: Impact of IMO 2020 on global petrochemical supply chains

  • Global update on IMO 2020 and Marpol VI regulation
  • Impact on naphtha and feedstock pricing
  • Chemical freight implications
  • Operational impact on Middle East Gulf petrochemical producers

Conference session

16:30 – 16:40

Closing of the conference day 1

Sponsored by:

19:00 – 21:00

Gala dinner and Supply Chain Excellence Awards

Sponsored by:
15 April 2020

Wednesday 15 April 2020 | Day 2

08:00 – 09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

Sponsored by:

Session: Real world success stories

09:00 – 09:20

Keynote address: Driving supply chain innovation and collaboration through a center of excellence

Conference session

09:20 – 09:40

Case study: Powering supply chain innovation through digitalization in GCC

Conference session

09:40 – 10:00

Boosting chemical supply chains through public private partnerships

Conference session

10:00 – 10:20

Panel discussion and Q&A

Sponsored by:

10:20 – 10:50

Networking break

Social networking

Sponsored by:

Session: End-to-end integration

10:50 – 11:10

Supply chain control tower: Achieving end-to-end visibility and control

  • Increasing data availability, analytics and capture
  • Enhanced visibility and collaboration with trading partners
  • Improving the efficiency of your networks

Conference session

11:10 – 11:30

Driving supply chain excellence through six sigma

  • Adopting value stream mapping methodology to improve visibility and predictability in operations
  • Building trust with internal and external customers
  • Increased supply chain flexibility by emphasizing on customer focus

Conference session

11:30 – 12:00

Panel discussion and Q&A

Conference session

12:00 – 12:10

Closing remarks

Conference session

12:10 – 13:30

Networking lunch and prayer

Social networking

Sponsored by: