GPCA’s calendar events are a must-attend for senior industry executives from the region and the world. GPCA’s bespoke conferences, seminars and workshops attract a combined audience of over 4,000 delegates annually, offering access to world class facilities, program and speakers, alongside unrivalled networking opportunities.


17th Annual GPCA Forum

The Annual GPCA Forum, GPCA’s flagship event, has cemented its reputation as the foremost gathering of the chemical and petrochemical industry in the Arabian Gulf region. During the four-day forum, international industry executives share their perspectives on current challenges and opportunities for the downstream chemical industry. In the last 16 years, the GPCA forum has become not only a key feature in the global chemical industry agenda, but also a crucial knowledge-sharing and networking platform for both regional and global industry stakeholders.

The 17th edition of the Annual GPCA Forum is set to be held for the first time in Doha, Qatar from 4-7 December under the theme ‘Mobilizing Chemistry for Impactful Transformation’.

GPCA Webinar Series

The GPCA Webinar Series was launched in 2020, to continue to facilitate knowledge-sharing and the fostering of long-term relationships within the chemicals and petrochemicals industry. Formulated to provide attendees unparalleled access to key industry insights, discussion themes featured strong leadership dialogue, industry best practise and a progressive outlook on pressing subjects.

GPCA Research and Innovation Conference

The GPCA Research and Innovation Conference (previously, the GPCA Research and Innovation Summit) was launched in 2013. Held bi-annual, the event serves as a platform to encourage and drive a culture of innovation within the regional chemical industry and has been widely praised for providing the ideal platform for knowledge sharing and for building a strong understanding of the role R&I plays as a cornerstone in the regional industry’s development and in achieving its competitiveness.  The conference engages stakeholders to further adopt programs aimed at developing innovation capabilities in the region.

The 8th edition of the GPCA Research and Innovation Conference will be held on 2024.

GPCA Plastics Conference

The GPCA Plastics Conference (previously GPCA PlastiCon) was first held in 2010. It is an annual event that caters to the plastics segment of the petrochemical industry. The conference provides up-to-date views, trends and developments in the regional and global plastics industry including detailed information on specific trending topics. The 12th GPCA Plastics Conference brought together 422 professionals from 130 participating companies worldwide.

The next edition of the GPCA Plastics Conference will take place on 2024.

GPCA Responsible Care Conference

Responsible Care® is the chemical industry’s global environmental, health, safety, and security initiative. Held bi-annual, the GPCA Responsible Care Conference enables industry leaders to learn from peers and industry experts about methodologies and procedures to improve environmental, health, safety, and security performance, whilst exploring new business opportunities. The 5th edition of the GPCA Responsible Care will take place on 5-7 September 2023 at the Ritz Carlton, Manama, Bahrain.

The 3rd GPCA Responsible Care Excellence Awards will take place alongside with the 5th GPCA Responsible Care Conference this year.  Hosted by GPIC, this year’s event will be held under the theme ‘Innovative Solutions Shaping a Sustainable Future’.

GPCA Supply Chain Conference

The GPCA Supply Chain Conference was launched in 2009. Held annually, the event focuses on effective supply chain management within the context of the chemical industry across the Arabian Gulf region. It also provides a platform to facilitate discussion on key industry challenges, trends and growth opportunities. The 14th GPCA Supply Chain Conference brought together 391 professionals from 109 participating companies worldwide, fostering a truly global gathering.

The next edition of GPCA Supply Chain Conference will be held on 2024.

GPCA Agri-Nutrients Conference

The GPCA Agri-Nutrients Conference (previously GPCA Fertilizers Convention) has established itself as the premier gathering that convenes regional industry leaders from the Agri-nutrient sector, including producers, blenders, distributors, farmers, technology providers and government officials to exchange information, explore and deliberate key concerns related to food security alongside developing long-term strategies for the industry.

The 13th GPCA Agri-Nutrients Conference which will be held from 17-19 September in the Ritz-Carlton Doha, Qatar. Hosted by QAFCO, this year’s edition will be held under the theme, “Sustainable Transformation in Practice – The Future of Agri-Nutrients”.

GPCA Awards

The GPCA Plastics Excellence Awards recognize outstanding initiatives in plastics conversion, plastics process improvement and product development by companies and individuals in the Arabian Gulf. The Awards are part of GPCA’s aspirations and continuous contributions to highlight the untapped potential of the plastics value chain in the GCC region.

The GPCA Supply Chain Excellence Awards aims to recognize the achievements of regional logistics service providers and petrochemical producers. The Awards are open to all organizations engaged in supply chain and logistics operations in GCC countries, who have excelled in their achievements and developed innovative solutions for their operations.

The GPCA Responsible Care® Excellence Awards are designed to honor companies and individuals that have demonstrated leadership and outstanding performance in the implementation and execution of the Responsible Care® program. Through this award series, GPCA provides its member companies and other industry stakeholders with an opportunity to showcase their achievements in the field of Responsible Care®, while sharing best practice and adding value to their business.

GPCA Legacy Initiative

The GPCA Legacy Initiative and GPCA Legacy Award “Al-Rowad” (الرّواد) were launched in 2017 to recognize the pioneers of the chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf region. The Award takes place on an annual basis and honors individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to foster and strengthen the chemical industry in one or more of the GCC states.