WHAT IS THE GPCA SUPPLY CHAIN CONFERENCE?

The rise of new and disruptive technologies is having a major impact on industrial operations, but more importantly it is changing how supply chains work. A new set of technological advancements, collectively referred to as ‘Supply Chain 4.0’ are influencing how organizations are overseeing various aspects of their operations, such as procurement, logistics, and supply chain design, thus generating greater business value. Technological breakthroughs such as, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and the Internet of Things are revolutionizing supply chains, making them more agile and resilient. By providing greater insight into their own operations, as well as, their upstream and downstream partners, organizations are not only able to improve their processes but also recommend enhancements to the processes of their partners.

The GCC region is undergoing immense change led by national visions, economic diversification strategies, and environmental impact, with geopolitics and protectionism creating an increasingly unstable global trade environment. Amid these changes, new opportunities are arising for the GCC chemical industry to lead the regional transformation into more automated and integrated supply chains. However, this will involve overcoming many challenges – cyber security being one of them –by equipping the workforce with skills that enable them to adopt and adapt to the disruptions, reduce their carbon footprint and engage in multi-stakeholder collaboration. Those who embrace these changes and take greater risks will extract greater rewards.

The 11th edition of the GPCA Supply Chain Conference will be held under the theme “Getting Ready for the Future: Supply Chain 4.0”. The three-day conference will take place from 15-17 April 2019 in Dubai, UAE. It will showcase the impact of disruptive technologies on GCC chemical supply chains through a series of expert presentations, case studies from the region and the world, dedicated masterclasses and audience engagement platforms. It will connect leaders from the industry, service providers, consultants, regulators, academia and other key stakeholders to share their knowledge.

The GPCA Supply Chain Conference offers the ideal platform to network with industry thought leaders, government officials, supply chain experts, academia and representatives from GPCA member companies. Through an engaging conference program, case studies and Q&A sessions, it provides essential insight into key industry trends that prepare you to plan ahead for your business, strategy and investments.

NETWORK

with top supply chain leaders from around the GCC and the globe

OBTAIN

up-to-date market insight to make informed decisions for your business

CONNECT

with 260+ supply chain and logistics professionals and meet prospective clients

INTERACT

with thought leaders, key influencers and decision makers through engaging presentations, case studies and Q&A sessions

JOIN

an extensive network of industry leaders, government officials, supply chain experts, academia, service providers and producers

BE RECOGNIZED

for your outstanding achievements at the GPCA Supply Chain Excellence Awards taking place alongside the event

Supply chain executives, procurement executives, logistics service providers, ship brokering/shipping representatives, representatives from government agencies and ports

WHY
ATTEND?

The GPCA Supply Chain Conference offers the ideal platform to network with industry thought leaders, government officials, supply chain experts, academia and representatives from GPCA member companies. Through an engaging conference program, case studies and Q&A sessions, it provides essential insight into key industry trends that prepare you to plan ahead for your business, strategy and investments.

NETWORK

with top supply chain leaders from around the GCC and the globe

OBTAIN

up-to-date market insight to make informed decisions for your business

CONNECT

with 260+ supply chain and logistics professionals and meet prospective clients

INTERACT

with thought leaders, key influencers and decision makers through engaging presentations, case studies and Q&A sessions

JOIN

an extensive network of industry leaders, government officials, supply chain experts, academia, service providers and producers

BE RECOGNIZED

for your outstanding achievements at the GPCA Supply Chain Excellence Awards taking place alongside the event

WHO SHOULD
ATTEND?

Supply chain executives, procurement executives, logistics service providers, ship brokering/shipping representatives, representatives from government agencies and ports

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 Arabian Gulf region. The industry makes up the second largest manufacturing sector in the region, producing over USD 108 billion 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, share and advance knowledge, contribute to international dialogue, and become prime influencers in shaping the future of the global petrochemicals industry.

Committed to providing a regional platform for stakeholders from across the industry, 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 industry reports