The world is facing an extraordinary challenge due to the coronavirus outbreak. The virus known as COVID-19 – which has been pronounced a pandemic by the World Health Organization – has spread dramatically all over the globe, taking hundreds of thousands of lives, restricting the movement of people and goods, disrupting our work and lives, and dealing a major blow to communities, businesses and economies the world over.

As the voice of the chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf, the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) would like to reassure our highly valued members, our committees, our partners and business associates, our employees, the general public and industry at large that we have prioritized your health and safety, and have taken your best interest at heart in all decisions made by the association thus far and into the future pertaining to the services that we provide.

To that effect, GPCA has taken a number of steps towards ensuring we comply with the health and safety measures issued by the government in a resilient and agile manner, as we remain committed to serving and adding value to the petrochemical and chemical industry in the region.

  • We understand it is not “Business as usual” and are closely monitoring the situation with reference to global health and safety concerns.
  • We recognize that now is not the right time to host our networking events and have decided to postpone the 11th GPCA PlastiCon and the 12th GPCA Supply Chain Conference.
  • With reference to the rest of the events we host, we will continue to monitor the evolving situation and act accordingly.
  • Our HR team is working around the clock to ensure the health and safety of our employees, the sanitization of our premises and maintaining a positive attitude among our staff.

We will maintain regular communication via a variety of channels including but not limited to email, newsletter, social media and our corporate websites to provide you with the latest information and updates about GPCA, our events and initiatives as well as ongoing industry updates and analysis.

Should you require any information or need any assistance, please get in touch with the relevant team member at GPCA or if you don’t know the email of the person in charge, you can contact us via

We recognize that this is a very difficult time for all, but we are all in this together and we can survive this too by drawing upon our shared values of strong business ethics, close collaboration, following best practice and demonstrating utmost responsibility and care for our communities and employees.

We wish you to stay healthy and safe in these difficult times and we thank all public servants, local and regional authorities and all healthcare workers for their good work and dedication to keep us safe.

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