After careful consideration of the circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision not to hold the special edition of the 15th Annual GPCA Forum, scheduled to take place on 10 – 11 February 2021 in Dubai.
The health and safety of our members, sponsors and exhibitors, partners as well as employees are paramount to any decision we take. Therefore, considering the ongoing concerns about the pandemic in the region and globally, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such unprecedented times.
This is the first time in the history of the Annual Forum, GPCA’s flagship event, that we are required not to hold the conference as a necessary precaution, and we hope it would be the last one.
The situation remains dynamic and we will continue to monitor evolving rules related to travel and larger gatherings in relation to our future conferences and events. We are hopeful that with the roll out of the vaccine we are well upon a timeline of recovery and return to normal.
With this mind, we are pleased to announce that the next edition of the Annual GPCA Forum is planned to take place on 7 – 9 December 2021 in Dubai, when we hope that industry leaders will have the opportunity to converge in the Arabian Gulf, network safely and enjoy an excellent program delivered by world-class speakers.