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The 7th GPCA Supply Chain Conference
Strengthening the Supply Chain backbone - Paving the way forward for 2020

The theme for this year’s GPCA Supply Chain conference is ‘Strengthening the Supply Chain Backbone – Paving the Way Forward for 2020’. The agenda has been developed to offer attendees the opportunity to explore in detail the strategies that the region’s governments and industry are implementing, or looking to implement, in order to improve accessibility to and from the region and to meet the GCC’s economic development goals for 2020.

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The GPCA Supply Chain conference series serves as a platform for professionals to discuss key developments within the petrochemical and chemical industry and provides a meeting place for over 400 supply chain executives from the GCC region and worldwide. The year’s agenda is split into 3 different sections as below,

  • Port Visit Organized with DP World
  • Workshop: Women Empowerment in the GCC
  • GPCA Supply Chain Conference

 

Session 1: The Core – Regional Ports and Dry Ports Backbone

Session 2: The Core – Regional Ports and Dry Ports Backbone/li>

Session 3: Project Updates

Session 4: Sustainability and Green Supply Chain

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Sunday, 03 – May 2015, Day 0

11:30 – 18:00 | Registration Opens
Sponsored by Orpic

Morning Break Sponsored by Equate

09:30 – 12:30 | Tour of Jebel Ali Port by DP World

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12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch

Sponsored by RCJY

Workshop: Women Empowerment in the GCC

15:00 – 15:10 | Welcome Remarks
Saleh Shabnan, Vice Chairman, GPCA Supply Chain Committee

15:10 – 15:30 | Future Supply Chain Capability Development
Abeer Al-Omar, Senior Executive for Administration & Corporate Services, EQUATE

15:30 – 15:50 | GCC Women in Supply Chain – Presentation of Report Highlights
Kenan Nouwailati, Managing Director, Accenture

15:50 – 16:30 | Panel Discussion
Abeer Al-Omar, Senior Executive for Administration & Corporate Services, EQUATE
Kenan Nouwailati, Managing Director, Accenture

17:00 – 19:00 | Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Sadara

Monday, 04 – May 2015, Day 1

08:00 – 09:00 | Registration
Sponsored by Orpic


Welcome Coffee
Sponsored by EQUATE

09:10 – 09:30 | Welcome Address

Mohammad Husain, Chairman GPCA Supply Chain Committee and President/CEO of Equate Petrochemical Company

Session 1:

The Core – Regional Ports and Dry Ports Backbone
09:30 – 09:50 | Multi-Modal Logistics Hub (MMLH) @ Yanbu: Future Logistics Gateway of Saudi Arabia
Dr. Alaa A Nassif, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu
09:50 – 10:10 | Dry Ports – Increasing the “Coastline”
Dirk Van Den Bosch, Vice President – Trade & Development, DP World
10:10 – 10:30 | Dry Ports – Best Practices, Success Factors and Lessons Learned
Ojas Wadivkar, Partner, A.T. Kearney Middle East
10:30 – 11:00 | Panel Discussion
Dr Alaa A Nassif, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Commission at Yanbu
Dirk Van Den Bosch, Vice President Trade & Development, DP World
Marcus Meissner, Managing Partner, Camelot
Edwin Lammers, Executive Commercial Manager, Sohar Port and Freezone
Ojas Wadivkar, Partner, A.T. Kearney Middle East

11:00 – 11:30 | Networking Break

Sponsored by EQUATE

11:30 – 12:30 | GCC Customs (Updates & Panel Sessions)

GCC Customs Union

Mutlaq Al-Mutlaq, Representative, GCC

Realizing GCC Integrated Customs Union – Status and Next Steps

Abdelrehman Al Kharb, Customs Control Manager, Saudi Customs Authority

Moderated by: Saleh Shabnan, Vice Chairman, GPCA Supply Chain Committee

12:30 – 14:00 | Lunch

Sponsored by Borouge

Session 2:

Next Level Supply Chains and Increasing Importance of Customer Intimacy in Future
14:00 – 14:20 | The Futuristic GCC Supply Chain – Moving from Supply Chain to Value Chain
David Demers, Founder, Avicon Learning Resources
14:20 – 14:40 | Khalifa Port Packing Facility for Borouge
Neil Watson, Chief Operating Officer, Abu Dhabi Terminals
14:40 – 15:00 | Africa Supply Chain Infrastructure – Bottlenecks and Opportunities Africa – The New Opportunity
Khalid Benjelloun, Managing Director, CTC Maroc
15:00 – 15:20 | Delivering Operational Excellence in the Fast Growing and Transmuting Environment
Ihab Elia, Director of Logistics & International Trade for Middle East and Africa, Dow Chemicals
15:20 – 16:00 | Panel Discussion
David Demers, Founder, Avicon Learning Resources
Neil Watson, Chief Operating Officer, Abu Dhabi Terminals
Khalid Benjelloun, Managing Director, CTC Maroc
Dr. Saad Laraqui, Advisor to the President, CTC Maroc
Ihab Elia, Director of Logistics & International Trade for Middle East and Africa, Dow Chemicals

19:00 – 22:00 | Gala Dinner

Sponsored by Saudi Aramco
Welcome Speech: Ahmed H Damdam, Vice President Chemicals, Aramco Trading

Tuesday, 05 – May 2015, Day 2

08:00 – 09:00 | Registration
Sponsored by Orpic


Welcome Coffee
Sponsored by EQUATE

09:00 – 09:10 | Opening Address

Saleh Shabnan, Vice Chairman, GPCA Supply Chain Committee

Session 3:

Project Updates
09:10 – 09:30 | Sadara’s Rail Project and Connectivity to the GCC Rail Network
Francois Lemieux, Rail Project Manager, Sadara Chemical Company
09:30 – 09:50 | Update on the Gulf SQAS
Alan Izzard, Senior Advisor, Borouge and Gulf SQAS Program Director, GPCA
09:50– 10:10 | Dangerous Goods Transportation Code Program Update and Roll-out Requirements for the GCC
Emilia Poljakov, Dangerous Goods Manager Talke and Chairwoman DSLV’s Dangerous Goods Committee
10:10 – 10:40 | Panel Discussion
Francois Lemieux, Rail Project Manager, Sadara Chemical Company
Alan Izzard, Senior Adviser, Borouge and Gulf SQAS Program Director, GPCA
Emilia Poljakov, Dangerous Goods Manager Talke and Chairwoman of DSLV’s Dangerous Goods Committee

10:40 – 11:00 | Networking Break

Sponsored by EQUATE

Session 4:

Sustainability and Green Supply Chain
11:00 – 11:20 | Benefits of a Sustainable Supply Chain
Dr. Wolfgang Hoppmann, Chief Executive Officer, Schmidt
11:20 – 11:40 | Sustainability through Collaboration
Naser Zaid H. Al Omaira, Vice President – Site Supply Chain, Borouge
11:40 – 12:00 | Procurement as a key lever for sustainable supply chains
Jose Marques, Leader of Logistics Procurement, Sadara
12:00 – 12:30 | Panel Discussion
Dr. Wolfgang Hoppmann, Chief Executive Officer, Schmidt
Jose Marques, Leader of Logistics Procurement, Sadara
Naser Zaid H. Al Omaira, Vice President – Site Supply Chain, Borouge

12:30 – 12:35 | Closing Remarks

Dr Abdulwahab Al Sadoun, Secretary General, GPCA

12:35 – 14:00 | Lunch

Sponsored by SipChem

Speaker Lineup
Mr. Mohammad A Husain

Chairman GPCA Supply Chain Committee and President/CEO of Equate Petrochemical Company

Mohammad Husain– President and Chief Executive Officer of EQUATE Petrochemical Company since April 2012. Prior to joining EQUATE, he was holding the position of Deputy Chairman and Deputy Managing Director (Mina Al Ahmadi Refinery) for Kuwait National Petroleum Company, Kuwait. With over 30 years of extensive professional service, Husain held various leading posts, administrative and…

Dr. Alaa Nasif

Chief Executive Officer, Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu

Dr Nassif is the Executive President for the Royal Commission at Yanbu, responsible for overall supervision of the Yanbu Industrial City Management in order to execute the Royal Commission’s vision and mission. Holding a PhD from the University of Salford, Manchester, MS from Miami University and Bachelor degree from King Abdul Aziz University, Dr Nassif…

Abdulrehman Al Kharb

Customs Control Manager, Saudi Customs Authority

Name : Abdulrahman M. Alkherb Date of Birth : 1959 Marital Status : Married with five children Education : Obtained Bachelor Degree in History Imam Mohammed Ibn Saud University, Saudi Arabia 1981 Experience : 1981 ·     Joined Saudi Customs. 1995-2010 ·     Director General of Customs Tariff Department. 2007-2010 ·     Director General of Restrictions Department. ·    …

Dirk Van Den Bosch

Vice President – Trade & Development, DP World

Dirk has nearly 30 years of experience specifically in the maritime industry, out of which he has spent over 20 years with Maersk Line. He joined DP World, UAE Region in 2008 as Chief Commercial Officer. The growth experienced in the UAE over the past few years demanded an innovative approach and his rich experience…

Saleh Al Shabnan

Supply Chain Committee Advisor & Vice Chairman

Abeer Al-Omar

Senior Executive for Administration & Corporate Services, EQUATE

Abeer Al-Omar was appointed as Senior Executive for Administration & Corporate Services at EQUATE during 2011. Prior to assuming this post, Al-Omar was Human Resources Leader. She was one of the key players that contributed to the exceptional growth of the company over the years and was instrumental in the developing and implementation of Human…

Naser Zaid Al Omaira

Vice President – Site Supply Chain, Borouge

Naser Zaid Al Omaira is the Vice President of Borouge’s Site Supply Chain based in Ruwais; part of the ADNOC group of companies. After graduating from the Higher College of Technology with a Distinction in his Bachelor of Engineering Management degree, he began working for Borouge in 2003 as a Process Engineer and has been…

Ojas Wadivkar

Partner, A.T. Kearney Middle East

Ojas Wadivkar is a partner of A.T. Kearney Middle East and is a senior member of the Energy and Process Industries Practice at A.T. Kearney. He has consulted companies internationally for more than 16 years, and has spent the last 6 years dedicated to clients in the GCC. He has consulted clients across multiple industries…

David Demers

Founder, Avicon Learning Resources

David Demers is the founder of Avicon Learning Resources; a supply chain applied learning practice focused on building their client’s enterprise-wide core competency for supply chain innovation. Dave brings a unique understanding and coaching approach to supply chain transformation, applied learning models and tactical execution disciplines. His thirty eight years of experience in consulting, education,…

Neil Watson

Chief Operating Officer, Abu Dhabi Terminals

Neil Watson joined Abu Dhabi Terminals in 2012 as General Cargo Manager, was promoted to Logistics Director and became COO in January 2015 where he is responsible for overseeing the operations of Khalifa Port Container Terminal including container terminal operations, planning, engineering/technical and HSE. Mr. Watson has over 18 years of experience in the fields…

Marcus Meissner

Managing Partner, Camelot

Marcus has over 18 years working experience in different leading consulting positions. He joined CAMELOT Group in 2007, being responsible for the Switzerland business and moved to Dubai in 2010 where he established the regional hub for the Middle East & Asia. Marcus has been successfully advising major multinational and regional clients in Supply Chain…

Edwin Lammers

Executive Commercial Manager, Sohar Port and Freezone

Edwin Lammers is a product of HZ University, one of the Netherlands’ leading universities for applied sciences. Having graduated with a degree in international marketing, his ability to identify new business opportunities and forge strong partnerships in mainstream and niche markets within the global shipping industry propelled his career from its early beginnings as a…

Ihab Elia

Supply Chain Operations Director for the Middle East , Dow Chemicals Middle East

Ihab Elia is the Supply Chain Director for the Middle East and ITO Leader for the Middle East and Africa for The Dow Chemical Company. He manages the implementation of the Dubai logistics hub required to support Dow’s investments in the region, including building the team to implement. Ihab joined Dow in 2011 and in…

Kenan Nouwailati

Managing Director, Accenture

Kenan Nouwailati is a Managing Director at Accenture and leads the Accenture Strategy Consulting practice for petrochemicals in the Middle East.  Mr Nouwailati has 25 years of experience in the Energy, Chemicals and Petrochemicals sectors.    He achieved a Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from the United Kingdom together with an MBA from London. …

Khalid Benjelloun

Managing Director, CTC Maroc

DIPLOMATS : Bachelors degree in Economics. Master’s degree in public law, option : international relations . Job’s steps : -Business president of Morocco-Saudi Arabian council -Vice president of Senegalese Board . -President of National PME Board ( SMALL /MEDIUM –SIZED COMPANIES ) and PMI ( SMALL /MEDIUM SIZED INDUSTRIES ) MEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING PROFESSIONAL…

Francois Lemieux

Rail Project Manager, Sadara Chemical Company

Francois has spent its entire career of 35 years with the rail industry initially starting with the Marketing Department and later moving on to the Operations Department in Canada. In 2004, Francois moved on to Senegal/Mali in Africa as GM to operate, run and manage Transrail the newly privatized railway organization. After successful completion of…

Alan Izzard

Senior Adviser, Borouge and Gulf SQAS Program Director, GPCA

Alan Izzard joined Borouge February 2009, and is the Senior Advisor CEO Office for Corporate HSE Function which provides Health, Safety and Environment support and sustainability for both Borouge’s Production Company and Borouge’s Marketing Company. Based in the Abu Dhabi Corporate Office, Mr. Izzard is responsible for spearheading Borouge’s continuous efforts for the improvement of…

Emilia Poljakov

Dangerous Goods Manager Talke and Chairwoman of DSLV’s Dangerous Goods Committee.

Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor for ALFRED TALKE Logistic Services and Chairwoman of DSLV’s Dangerous Goods Committee Parallel to completing her degree in business studies Emilia Poljakov spent several years in the field of professional driver qualification training. Presently she is Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor for ALFRED TALKE Logistic Services and in this role the contact…

Dr. Wolfgang Hoppmann

Chief Executive Officer, Schmidt

Dr.-Ing., M.SC.ECO Wolfgang Hoppmann born 1958. Degrees in Mechanical Engineering PhD and Economics Bs. He is the Director of the technical department of Karl Schmidt Spedition GmbH & Co. KG. He has held this position since 1998 and is responsible for all logistic processes as well as the engineering design of the logistical platforms of…

Jose Marques

Leader of Logistics Procurement, Sadara

Currently responsible for establishing most of the Logistics contracts required for successful start-up and operation of the Sadara Chemical Company site in Jubail, KSA. This includes warehousing operations, road transportation, freight forwarding activities, 3rd party terminals and yards, bulk marine chartering and other related logistics activities. Previously working for The Dow Chemical Company as the…

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